Martial Coup

Martial Coup

Sorcery

Create X 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens. If X is 5 or more, destroy all other creatures.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
From the Vault: Annihilation (V14) Rare
Conflux (CON) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Martial Coup occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

White: 0.54%

Martial Coup Discussion

Phule451 on Siona's Army

3 weeks ago

I'd say you don't really need either of the two planeswalkers you have listed. Martial Coup and March of the Multitudes just doesn't seem to fit here, sure they'd be nice, but when it comes time for cuts, ya gotta make tough choices and I think focusing on enchantments is your best bet.

Not to complicate things too much, I do have a few cards for you to consider adding, though I know you're in the 'tough cuts' phase... Sigil of the Empty Throne and Ajani's Chosen will both make you more bodies and Umbra Mystic will help keep your enchanted creatures alive. Divine Visitation will make those soldiers into vigilant flying angels and Snake Umbra will draw you even more cards Helm of the Gods and Three Dreams are both great utility cards for you here. Darksteel Mutation and Song of the Dryads both can take care of problematic creatures on your opponents' board, and Overwhelming Splendor can just lock someone out of the game. Hope I helped, though I know it wasn't exactly the help you had been asking for...

edengstrom1 on Sub $40 Teysa Karlov Help

3 weeks ago

You seem to have a pretty decent deck built for your budget.

You might want a few more board wipes for aggro decks or go-wide decks. Fumigate, Phyrexian Rebirth and Martial Coup are all pretty budget and will also gain you some life or leave behind a token.

Karmic Guide and Reveillark are good ways to get stuff back from your graveyard and are both relatively inexpensive.

TypicalTimmy on Is Karametra Good Commander for ...

1 month ago

Karametra is a good "beginner" one as she is extremely simple and straight forward. She's also fairly cheap as your deck wants to run basics.

Build around flicker effects and landfall. This will enable you to flash in and out multiple creatures, thus acquiring multiple lands per turn. Then, your landfall triggers over and over which gives you great value.

You'll also want to run God-Eternal Oketra for extra value, as well as a light Soul Sisters build to maintain high levels of life.

For wincons, since you have the mana available to you, go for things like Craterhoof Behemoth , Zetalpa, Primal Dawn and Martial Coup as a wrath that you recover from. Hydra Broodmaster is a wonderful manasink for this type of deck.

You may be tempted into a Genesis Wave . Don't. If you bring out 25 permanents and 1/2 are creatures, then you are hit with a wrath, you just spent 28 mana on nothing.

You can use Aetherflux Reservoir but I don't recommend it. Yes taking someone out instantly is amazing, but you also deal effectively 50 damage to yourself. Going from 64 to 14 is a terrible idea so I never suggest it, but it's an option others will throw out there.

raspberryfish25 on The Rooted Sisterhood

2 months ago

So I really like this deck and it seems like it is fairly resilient. A few things I would consider adding would be more cards that synergize with your life gain strategy and Trostani’s populate ability such as:

  • Angelic Accord More tokens for gaining life in a deck that wants to make tokens and gain life seems like a win to me.

  • Well of Lost Dreams Fantastic way to turn that additional life gain into card advantage.

  • Ajani's Pridemate I saw you already included Ageless Entity which this card functions very close to it so might be worth running both.

  • Congregate This is a nice card that works extremely well in Commander if you need a quick boost in life. Note Congregate reads target player gains 2 life for each creature on the battlefield. Many times, when I would use this card in a commander game I would easily gain 20 plus life off it.

  • Serra Avatar One way to read this card is play Serra Avatar with Trostani, Selesnya's Voice in play and double your life total. Even if you don’t have Trostani out you are still getting in most cases a creature that is well over a 7/7 most games for 7 mana which is a good deal.

  • Aetherflux Reservoir Can function as a secondary WinCon that you can pull out of nowhere. Trust me, play this card when you have an excess life total then instantly activate it taking the player that is the biggest threat out of the game. Also, don’t write off the first ability on the card. You would be surprised how quickly you gain life by just playing spells.

  • Growing Ranks A free populate at the beginning of each of your turns can be extremely strong in this deck.

  • Rootborn Defenses , Sundering Growth Both cards are similar to cards you are already running they just also include populate to further increase your board.

  • Advent of the Wurm 4 mana for a 5/5 trample is straight value plus this will work really well with populate.

  • Armada Wurm 6 mana for a 5/5 trample that also creates a 5/5 trample wurm token. 10 power for 6 mana plus gaining a token works with populate.

  • Glare of Subdual In a deck that wants to go wide this can quickly shut down opponents from attacking you.

  • Blade of Selves and Herald of the Host Both of these cards work extremely well with Trostani, Selesnya's Voice . How they work is you attack with either Herald of the Host or the creature Blade of Selves is equipped to and let the myriad ability activate creating a copy of the creature that is attacking your other opponents. Normally the tokens created off the myriad ability would be exiled at the end of combat but, if you use Trostani, Selesnya's Voice ’s populate ability during your combat phase you can create an additional copy of the token that will stay in play after the combat phase is over because, it was created using the populate mechanic and not the myriad mechanic. Even if you don’t populate the tokens that were created Trostani, Selesnya's Voice ’s life gain ability will still trigger off the tokens gaining you a lot of additional life. The myriad ability also works extremely well with creatures that have enter the battlefield abilities. Imagine this line of play, you equip Blade of Selves to your Terastodon then attack. The myriad ability triggers and you put two additional token copies of Terastodon into play attacking your other opponents. When those Terastodon tokens enter the battlefield they trigger their enter the battlefield ability allowing you to remove up to six other noncreature permanents (three from each of the Terastodon’s that came into play). Also imagine Blade of Selves attached to Serra Avatar you would be tripling your life total each time you attack as long as Trostani is out.

A few cards I would personally consider removing Thrun, the Last Troll , Primal Surge , Godsend , Strionic Resonator , Woodfall Primus , Rout (maybe consider replacing Rout for Martial Coup which seems more on theme for a token deck) Felidar Sovereign , (I get why you added him but winning with Felidar in commander seems like a cheap way to win.)

A lot of these cards really don’t seem on theme for either gaining more life or creating tokens. Personally, I would look at replacing a lot of these creatures with creatures that make tokens when they come into play like Armada Wurm that you can use to populate or cards that synergize with your life gain like Ajani's Pridemate .

One last thing your combo of Darien, King of Kjeldor + Trostani, Selesnya's Voice does not work exactly as you think. For Darien to trigger the damage has to resolve meaning that if a player deals more damage than your life total at once then you would die before Darien could trigger. As long as you have at least one life after damage resolves and both Darien and Trostani are on the field then your combo works, you create the solider token from Darien and, Trostani gives you the life from the token coming into play.

SirPorkOfLoin on Ghired Prime

3 months ago

shortyski13 That's a really cool deck you're running as well! I'm waiting to get a copy of Itlimoc to slot in, but thankfully so far I've had no problems with mana at 36 lands. Grand Warlord Radha , Domri, Chaos Bringer , and Birds of Paradise seem to be pulling their weight by providing extra mana, though I'm definitely open to testing with some more mana ramp to propel things a bit quicker. With Protean Hulk I've got cards like Martial Coup , Beast Within and of course the combo with Mirror Entity to kill him for free and then dump a bunch of crazy creatures to the board. Additionally, if desperate you could drop one of the board wipes to open up the field and kill Protean Hulk There are also some flicker cards in there, but I have those mainly to protect Ghired from getting sent back to the command zone. I haven't hit Protean Hulk too often since I've only run it in the last few matches, but when it happens it is very hard to stop, especially if no one has answers to it. Being able to drop Seedborn Muse along with all the heavy hitters really has sealed the deal in most cases. So far it's been a fun deck so I plan to keep testing it and seeing what works best. Cheers!

skroes on Life is a Resource

4 months ago

Unfortunately we don't play with tutors in my pod. Just trying to cut back on quick kills and end step digging for infinite combos. As much as I hate not being able to find a timely wrath or spot removal, I like the gameplay better than an LGS looping Timetwister effects on turn 3 or 4.

The complete board wipe effects I'll have to give some thought into. I could see a case of swapping out Martial Coup with one, I just happened to have a Martial Coup available so I threw it in the deck.

Black Market is a really good card, but its a non-bo with Karlov and seemingly better in Grave Pact or Dictate of Erebos led decks that utilize sacrifice effects moreso than exile effects.

Appreciate the suggestions!

squadcarxmar on Teysa Queen of the Aristocrats

4 months ago

One of my favorite board wipes in a token based deck is Martial Coup because you can either get 4 dudes for 6 mana which is eh or you can get 5+ and increasing starting at 7 with a board wipe.

Things like Ashen Rider , Archon of Justice , and Angel of Despair can work really well in any WB deck but especially when you are recovering them from the graveyard and wanting them to die anyway.

Would you also consider a Swords to Plowshares ? It's simply strong with no additional costs for 1 mana and who cares that they gain some life unless it's hundreds? And even then it could be hundreds that aren't killing you. Also, since you have the infinite combo for Teysa with Darkest Hour, you could also consider Debt to the Deathless or Exsanguinate for a finisher with that mana. I win with Debt without even going infinite. Storm Herd is also a heavy hitter.

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