Martyr's Cause

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Premodern Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Martyr's Cause


Sacrifice a creature: The next time a source of your choice would deal damage to target creature or player this turn, prevent that damage.

Simerix on Mr Sandman, Man Me a Sand

1 month ago

Dud cards: Conclave Guildmage Conclave's Blessing Rallying Roar + a lot of the convoke cards

Why is Katilda, Dawnhart Prime in the deck?

I've seen Outlaws' Merriment flop a lot in Alex's deck

Consider conspire cards like Gleeful Sabotage and Wort, the Raidmother

Have you considered Plargg, Dean of Chaos  Flip Augusta would ball in this deck?

I always suggest a little bit of creature sacrifice in a deck like this. Here's some suggestions: Perilous Forays Martyr's Cause Goblin Bombardment Fanatical Devotion Evolutionary Leap Tooth and Claw Makeshift Munitions Barrage of Expendables. When you swing out, shit's gonna get killed so it's nice to make the most of your creatures. Plus these cards do great against board wipes.

Consider these land sacrifice cards: Sylvan Safekeeper Squirrel Wrangler Goblin Trenches Constant Mists Aura Fracture

Also consider adding anthems to drive the win home if you think you will struggle with winning.

Prosperous Partnership slaps and I suggest you reconsider it.

Additional card suggestions: Neyali, Suns' Vanguard Roar of Resistance Arasta of the Endless Web Intangible Virtue Divine Visitation Inspiring Leader Legion Loyalty

king-saproling on Omelette du Fromage

4 months ago

(cont.) Being able to sacrifice creatures at no cost is vital for setting up and running the combo. Any one of these works as a sac outlet, though some are a bit tricky to use correctly:

Betrothed of Fire
Goblin Bombardment
Spawning Pit
Altar of Dementia
Jinxed Idol
Jinxed Ring
Blasting Station
Fanatical Devotion
Grafted Wargear
Ashnod's Altar
Phyrexian Altar
Martyr's Cause
Tooth and Claw

hootsnag on Athreos White Black Undying Evil

5 months ago

I had removed Bontu's Monument for Jet Medallion. I'm removing the Jet Medallion for Martyr's Cause and testing this instead.

hootsnag on Athreos White Black Undying Evil

5 months ago

I want to add those cards but I don't see anything to cut for them. Not sure I really need Martyr's Cause at this point honestly.

SufferFromEDHD on Athreos White Black Undying Evil

5 months ago

What do you think the deck is missing at this point? Another sac outlet like Martyr's Cause or graveyard stealing like Beacon of Unrest.

hootsnag on Athreos White Black Undying Evil

5 months ago

I've updated the deck again. I would like to add Martyr's Cause, Harvester of Souls, Pitiless Plunderer, and perhaps Anowon, the Ruin Sage and Chainer, Dementia Master. Suggestions on what to cut? I don't think I will add Imp's Mischief or Rebuff the Wicked. Not sure what I would cut for it. Removal perhaps? All of the scary spells that I would mostly worry about aren't targeted. Also, I may want to add more sacrifice outlets. Not sure what else I would add though.

SufferFromEDHD on Athreos White Black Undying Evil

5 months ago

I told you on one of your other decks the way you utilize Null Brooch is how I also approach deck building. It really does fit anywhere! (except in mono blue decks)

How do you feel about Imp's Mischief and/or Rebuff the Wicked?

Martyr's Cause solid engine similar to Gate to Phyrexia.

Citanul Flute is that old school janky tech I love seeing being used to it's full potential.

I suggested Plague Spitter because it is the creature version of Noxious Field/Pestilence. After looking thru your creatures again I see a very clear theme that it does not fit into. Still a cool card that has synergy with the strategy and abuse potential alongside Athreos.

Delphen7 on How damage prevention on cards …

9 months ago

Timing depends on the individual card.

Cards worded similarly to Fog Bank, with "prevent all damage", will continually prevent damage.

In the case of Martyr's Cause, you are correct. If you activate it at any point before damage is dealt, it will prevent the next instance of damage during that turn, regardless of when it happens. In addition, since it says "The next time" (in its errata), you'll need to activate it again to prevent further damage.

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