Leyline of Sanctity

Leyline of Sanctity


If Leyline of Sanctity is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.

You have hexproof. (You can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2020 (M20) Rare
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Rare

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Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Historic Legal
Limited Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Arena Legal

Leyline of Sanctity occurrence in decks from the last year

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Leyline of Sanctity Discussion

Destroyerbirb on Jeskai Phoenix - Current Decklist

1 week ago

psionictemplar and LeaPlath Thank you for your comments. Even though I have been playing for some time, I only recently started playing at a higher level, so I am not the best at everything just yet.

LeaPlath The reason I have white is because Leyline of Sanctity is very strong against many decks, and Lightning Helix is a good balance between removal and it makes aggro deck's lives harder. I might drop white, but it gives me a good enough excuse for having a "budget" mana-base. If white is only a splash, then I won't need too many white cards. I probably will cut the planeswalkers once I get better cards like Lightning Bolt and Manamorphose. I might end up keeping The Royal Scions just because it works so well with Dreadhorde Arcanist, but at the same time that's one of the only reasons in the deck. (Well, it's a way to dump Arclight Phoenixes into the bin.)

Pretty much all the cards you suggested I am aiming to get my hand on, but my wallet will go as far as it can go. Surgical Extraction is very good, but wow that's way too much money. Maybe something like Gut Shot or Mutagenic Growth could work in the "free spells" slot instead. I forgot about Finale of Promise until now, and might end up playing it. Thing in the Ice  Flip is a bit expensive (money-wise) so I might end up runnning a proper boardwipe instead. Also, in the current meta, permanent boardwipes are ideal because it's too easy to replay your things. I have one copy of Aria of Flame.

psionictemplar I will fix the decklist as soon as I can. Rest in Peace is a nonbo, but Tormod's Crypt is one card I will add. I like the "fakeout" control idea, and really feel like making control a game two strategy if I feel my opponent is going to bring in graveyard hate. I do want to keep white as a splash colour (read above) so it's strong in this "fakeout" strategy. I will drop the Chandra's Incinerator and other bad cards once I get good cards to replace them with.

MahBoi100 on Kathril Keyword Soup

4 weeks ago


You and I think quite alike, it seems. Seeing how our peers have designed their decks has helped me a lot as well. :)

I've been sharing your sentiments regarding sacrifice and discard outlets. That is actually the prime reason I've added Fauna Shaman, Tortured Existence, Bontu the Glorified and Greater Good, although their effects are good on their own as well.

Targeted graveyard hate is definitely the most glaring weakness of this type of deck. I have also ruminated a lot on how to solve the Bojuka Bog problem. Like you suggest, among the most prominent inclusions are Aegis of the Gods and Leyline of Sanctity. In addition, I've also considered running Orbs of Warding, Shalai, Voice of Plenty and Sigarda, Heron's Grace. Out of these, Aegis of the Gods is the one I'm the most likely to add. I find them all a bit difficult to add to my list, however. The angels don't give you hexproof in the graveyard. They, and Leyline all cost 4 mana which is a little too pricy. Aegis has the upside of being only two mana, but I really want to try and limit the amount of creatures without keywords. I may refrain from adding it until after that time I get completely blown out by a Bojuka Bog lol.

My official Plan B is Oketra the True, either Kunoros, Hound of Athreos or Akroma, Angel of Wrath and either Sporeweb Weaver or Carnage Tyrant which add up to 7 or 8 counters.

Oh, and my favourite secret weapon is equipping Lord of Extinction with Lightning Greaves or Swiftfoot Boots and place all the keyword counters on it with Kathril. Not so subtle, but very effective. People tend to hyperfocus on the fact that Kathril is in the command zone. :)

Vlasiax on Kathril Keyword Soup

4 weeks ago

Thanks for answers, I'm recently trying to figure out Kathril myself so it's very educational to learn others point of view :)

With what you said in mind I've been thinking about adding some discard fodders or ways to sacrifice creatures so even those subpar ones might become more useful.

Besides that, during my theorycrafting I found out one glaring weakness of this kind of deck: TARGETED Grave-hate. So I'd like to ask what is your opinion on cards like Aegis of the Gods or Leyline of Sanctity to prevent effects like Bojuka Bog?

frig on Sad Moon

1 month ago

Leyline of Sanctity main deck with Chalice of the Void sideboard instead of Suppression Field and Trinisphere.

Also dropped the God for Oblivion Ring as a catch all tool box to be tutored for.

Vinman on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind(SB HELP PlZ)

1 month ago


Thoughts on Eliminate instead of Bloodchief's Thirst? I'm not sure what the PW meta is like outside of Wrenn and Teferi. Are there CMC 4+ PW's that are issues for our mill strategy that Eliminate can't answer?

Thoughts on Stern Dismissal over Feed the Swarm to prevent life loss? I know Feed the Swarm is an answer for Leyline of Sanctity and has flexibility for creatures, but would Stern Dismissal be a better alternative?

Also what is your answer for more creature centric decks? I see you don't have a board wipe in your sideboard. How effective is Ensnaring Bridge?

Just curious on answers from someone who has more experience with running the deck in our current meta.

SentinelElf2711 on Competitive UB mill modern (2020 short guide)

1 month ago

Vinman Hi again :) I don't think green spalsh is awful, i tested it when Assassin's Trophy was announced, and it was nice, I just prefer the UB version XD. Anyways Hunted Horror is a really nice card, but is strong only vs Leyline of Sanctity so is a card that you put in your SB just for one card. So in my opinion it's not enough versatile and it can be easily removed with any removal so it's week in my opinion. If u want to play big creatures at low cost i suggest instead Jace's Phantasm or Thieves' Guild Enforcer that is a really strong removal too. In combo with Lurrus of the Dream-Den they are really fun to play and Thieves' Guild Enforcer is strong too (in my opinion) and I want to test her. Anyways, thanks for your comment :)

SentinelElf2711 on Competitive UB mill modern (2020 short guide)

1 month ago

Hi Vinman, for the UBG version, Assassin's Trophy is very strong. Unfortunatly i don't really like the splash of green in mill, like the UBW version,it makes the manabase unstable (in my opinion). I know that Leyline of Sanctity is a very big problem for us, but we can be very creative with answers: did you think about siding Thassa's Oracle and milling yourself? It's a very good strategy,not only vs Leyline of Sanctity, but is very good vs dredge, decks who has Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Gaea's Blessing ecc (is really good in mirror matches too). We have Set Adrift, Stern Dismissal, we can counter it with Drown in the Loch. We have losts of answers, without needing green.But this is just my personal opinion :) Anyways, u can play Assassin's Trophy in mainboard, is a good good removal, and 1 or 2 Nature's Claim in SB. But in my opinion the best version of mill still UB. (I am working on a new list, this one is just a test). BTW ty for your comment. I hope I have told you something useful.

Vinman on Competitive UB mill modern (2020 short guide)

1 month ago

I haven't played my modern mill deck in years and with Ruin Crab and Maddening Cacophony being printed, it has gotten my creativity going for the deck again and wanting to update it. Since I have been out of the loop on modern (I follow magic but not the competitive scene, I play EDH almost exclusively), I had to see what decks are big now. As far as a suggestion, that I'm thinking about for the deck with stuff that's been printed since I had last played with my deck, I originally had Nature's Claim in the SB as an answer to Leyline of Sanctity, I've thought about changing that out with Assassin's Trophy. It costs one more mana BUT it gets rid of anything PLUS the opponent can search their library, which is great synergy with Archive Trap. As far as my overall update, I'm trying to see if my mainboard should be more turbo mill or mill/control.

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