Sacred Foundry


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Rare
Zendikar Expeditions (EXP) Mythic Rare
Gatecrash (GTC) Rare
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Rare

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Sacred Foundry

Land — Mountain Plains

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As Sacred Foundry enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, Sacred Foundry enters the battlefield tapped.

Sacred Foundry Discussion

_Delta_ on I need to find a ...

2 weeks ago

I know you said no to tron, but I happen to play a tron deck which is different than the others, and I like this one a lot. It instead plays a slower, control game with countermagic like Remand , Condescend , etc and doesn't try to rush getting the tron lands out like the others and most notably doesn't play Karn Liberated . There's a neat combo between Mindslaver and Academy Ruins (well not for your opponent at least) provided you have the mana :)

Besides Ugin, the Spirit Dragon that I already owned (from a time when it was much cheaper) I didn't have to spend too much on the deck besides the 2x Wurmcoil Engine s, the tron lands, and Academy Ruins . Go to my profile to see the decklist.

If that's still not your kind of deck that you had in mind, then what about burn? You could build this fairly cheap. With a mana base consisting of Clifftop Retreat s, Inspiring Vantage , fetches like Bloodstained Mire , Wooded Foothills , Sacred Foundry and some Mountain s. Skewer the Critics is a new burn spell you can play in it too that you should be able to acquire easily.

Boros Burn

Modern _Delta_


ToolmasterOfBrainerd on H: Shocks, Cyclonic Rifts, other ...

2 weeks ago

Selling and trading! For things I am selling, PWE is free and tracking + bubble mailer is $4. Tracking free over $40. Priced at 90% of tcglow per condition.

I’ll gladly provide good photos of the conditions of cards. The LP cards are graded fairly strict.

Priority wants: 2x Tarmogoyf (UMA preferred), Grim Lavamancer (Premium Deck Fire and Ice foil), and 4x Wild Nacatl FOIL


Godless Shrine - $8

Godless Shrine LP - $7

Hallowed Fountain - $7.50

Sacred Foundry - $6

Watery Grave - $7.50

Watery Grave LP - $7.25

Cloudstone Curio LP back, NM front - $12.50

Cyclonic Rift - $14.25

3x Cyclonic Rift LP - $14

Goblin Guide - $15.50

Search for Azcanta  Flip FOIL - $27.50

Take all the shocks for $41 (85% of tcglow). Take the lot for $145 (85% of tcglow)

My binder is also updated. Anything under $2 is hit or miss whether I actually have it, but over $2 is accurate.

multimedia on Edgar's Puddin Party

2 weeks ago

Hey, this is a good start, but consider being even more aggressive with Vamps and eminence?

One drop Vamps are pretty important to the strategy with eminence, but the manabase here can't support them very well. Consider more lands that can ETB untapped turn one especially to make black mana for Vamps?

Consider more one drop Vamps?

Consider more two drop Vamps?

Other cards to consider:

If you like some of these suggestions then I can help you to make cuts.

Good luck with your deck.

Kjartan on Bomat Terror

3 weeks ago

Well, if you want a good boros aggro deck, you can always just play a classic burn shell. Eidolon of the Great Revel makes burn one of the best decks in the modern format. And it's probably the best pure aggro deck.

They usually look something along the lines of this: Boros Burn

But if you want to keep a build close to this, that would be perfectly fine. Bomat Courier is a really good card, and I'm not faulting you for building around it, and although Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle is a really bad card, I think you've got a nice idea with her.

If you do want to continue with this deck style, I suggest you get a better mana base, with lands like Inspiring Vantage , Sacred Foundry , Arid Mesa , or/and Clifftop Retreat .

Lightning Bolt and Lightning Helix should be you burn spells of choice, giving you some reach to kill early creatures and go face when the opportunity to kill comes around.

Path to Exile is the premium cath-all creature removal spell in white.

If you want to continue on playing with Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle , you should probably include Faithless Looting to get some good setups with her.

Brimaz, King of Oreskos could also be pretty good, being both a cast trigger, and good card to retrun, (but you probably should't include more than 1 copy)

Same is true for Alesha, Who Smiles at Death

Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip could also be good here, at which point, you could be looking at a legit Mox Amber deck

Hexaflexagon on Red white aggro

3 weeks ago

Hey man! Nice idea. A suggestion for you and some cards to consider.

  • I would try and make this more focused and have more 3 and 4 copies of cards, and less 1 and 2 copies. What is your main goal? How does your deck win? Right now, it's a bit all over the place. If you want to, I could remake this deck into a deck that can stand its own at FNM, taking into account things such as sideboard and budget restrictions. If you don't want me to do that, I completely understand. Having someone else make a deck for you is kind of boring, and takes the fun out of deckbuilding.

Cards you might want to consider:

Kjartan on Feline Fury

3 weeks ago

I don't think you should run Anointed Procession with only 10 token producers and with all your tokens being 1/1s.

As long as you're not running any mountains, Loam Lion is just better than Wild Nacatl and you should probably make a 4/2 split in Lions favor, but if you ever get some Windswept Heath s, including a single Stomping Ground or Sacred Foundry could be a good idea, and then you could make the 4/2 split the other way around. (Unless you want more than 6 1-drops, which I would be in favor of, personally.)

As for the sideboard, Rest in Peace , Stony Silence , Damping Sphere and Runed Halo are some of the best options to beat unfair decks, and Knight of Autumn is a great option to fight against both burn and problematic artifact/enchants

LitillStaralfur on Standard Teysa Karlov Aristocrats

3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your much developed comment McKendry2 ! I thought of Hunted Witness and it was in the deck originally, so that might indeed be a better option giving the token it produces. If I were to include Footlight Fiend , how many of each of these cards would you recommend in the deck?

I'll try to go up to 23 lands. I thought 20 might be short, but I find it pretty hard to remove much needed creatures and/or spells to get to that number. If I were to go Mardu, how many red lands (I assume Blood Crypt and Sacred Foundry are mandatory?) should I include?

During my testing on tappedout, I found out that with a lucky hand, I was able to play Divine Visitation on turn 3, all I would need was a Priest of Forgotten Gods and a couple creatures to sacrifice on T3 (and at least two plains on the board) and to either draw Divine Visitation thanks to the Priest or already have it in my hand, to play it T3. I know it's not very reliable if we're talking competitive, so maybe it's not the best idea after all.

I really like the idea of using Judith, the Scourge Diva in the deck, but the splash of red to get her on T3 seems a bit hard to manage isn't it?

Thanks again for your comment!

multimedia on Judith/Teysa Mardu Aggro/Aristocrats

4 weeks ago

Hey, please don't hub Standard brews competitive :) Just looking at the manabase this deck is not competitive :( If playing three colors then you need lots more dual lands especially Shock lands: Godless Shrine , Sacred Foundry , etc. If you want to be competitive have to be willing to spend some for the manabase...

Consider this direction with Mardu? Judith is good with Hero of Precinct One . Hero is good with: Boros Challenger , Pitiless Pontiff , Imperious Oligarch , Heroic Reinforcements , Teysa, etc. A strategy around Hero making tokens can benefit from Judith's anthem effect, has synergy with Teysa and Reinforcements can be a win condition.

With Hero, Reinforcements puts six power of creatures onto the battlefield with haste (three 2/2s) and gives all your other creatures +1/+1 and haste; that's a lot for four mana. Add Judith's anthem and damage effect and it gets nuts. Pontiff is a good sac outlet who's multicolored.

Here's an example to consider:

  • 4x Witness
  • 4x Hero
  • 4x Challenger
  • 4x Pitiless
  • 4x Judith
  • 4x Reinforcements

Main deck support cards to consider: Dauntless Bodyguard , Imperious Oligarch , Fireblade Artist (difficult with manabase), Midnight Reaper , Teysa, Elenda, Legion's Landing  Flip, Mortify , Dedevil (difficult with manabase), Conclave Tribunal .

A manabase that can support the example:

You'll need minimum of 12 sources of each color from lands for consistency of playing the multicolored two drops turn two. The one drops are white therefore need a minimum of 12 sources of white from lands that can ETB untapped turn one. You could make this deck including the lands for $200 and since you already have 4x Judith that's a big part of the cost.

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Sacred Foundry occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 3.11%

White: 1.32%

RW (Boros): 4.26%


All decks: 8.73%

RW (Boros): 3.8%

RGW (Naya): 5.16%

RUW (Jeskai, America): 3.22%

RBW (Mardu): 2.69%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 1.45%

RW (Boros): 0.65%

RBW (Mardu): 0.59%

RGW (Naya): 0.53%

RUW (Jeskai, America): 0.66%