Sacred Foundry


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

Murphy77 on War of the Feather M

1 week ago

Thanks Mullac for the comment,

Yes, the deck does feel rather janky at the moment. You need to play Tajic, Legion's Edge early to protect your other creatures. You then want to keep Sheltering Light / Adamant Will in hand to safeguard Tajic and get Feather, the Redeemed onto the field as quickly as possible, while you have no search cards.

I just love the potential of the combos that could really produce fireworks. I will, however, need to find some way of upping the tempo of this deck if I want it to be competitive. As is, the deck will likely fold to any good aggro deck. I am just not too sure at the moment how to fix the problems in this deck, but will probably still give it a whirl and try out a few options.

Evolving Wilds effectively serves the same purpose as Sacred Foundry - sac it to search for the color land that you need most. It also has a secondary effect of deck-thinning, which is one (not very efficient) way of increasing tempo. Neither card seems to be significantly stronger than the alternative, Evolving Wilds was just the first card that I thought of for that slot.

Mullac on War of the Feather M

1 week ago

While I'd love this combo to come alive, I feel like Boros lacks protection and speed. Things like Swiftblade Vindicator are great but the big downside is that they die to any removal. While Tajic, Legion's Edge can fix that problem, it becomes more of a question of speed. If you are running this deck as a physical copy, please share how you do! Otherwise if on Arena or MTGO then I would swap out Evolving Wilds for Sacred Foundry (if you are not restricted by budget).

Boza on Infinite Life via Pain's Reward? ...

1 week ago

This is an interesting and legitamate interaction - you can cast Angel's Grace first or something like Phyrexian Unlife , then cast Pain's Reward , bidding a million life. Obviously, opponents cannot match you, so if you resolve Children of Korlis or similar effects, you will get back all the life you have lost, which is a million in this case.

What could be confusing is the bidding life vs paying life - for example, you cannot have Sacred Foundry come into play untapped if you are at one life. You can, however, bid life you do not have.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on War of the Spark: Spoilers ...

1 week ago

Anyone else just notice that Sacred Foundry 's art was Parhelion II being constructed? Even it's flavor text makes more sense now. I just assumed it was a giant anvil, not some battlecruiser. Also, its a pretty nifty card too.

PlatinumOne on Night Light

3 weeks ago

cplvela0811: the deck thinning effect of a fetchland is so small its negligible.

DragonChampions: Wooded Foothills can grab a Blood Crypt or Sacred Foundry , making it a potential source of black or white mana, not only red or green. hence why its better than a mountain. additionally, fetchlands put cards in the grave so that they can later be used for the effect of Grim Lavamancer .

GoldenAgeBatman on Advice Needed on Performance Tuning ...

3 weeks ago

Thank you for those options; I keep forgetting just how diverse you can get with Vampire strategies.

Try as I may I keep wanting to go back to Madness; I love the mechanic and people aren't usually expecting it. Plus, it's a built in defense against 8-Rack, aggressive card draws (I won a round in Legacy against a Howling Mine because of Madness) and other disruption.

Could the following list work?

2x Arid Mesa

2x Blood Crypt

4x Bloodstained Mire

1x Cavern of Souls

1x Godless Shrine

4x Mountain

1x Plains

1x Sacred Foundry

5x Swamp

3x Asylum Visitor

4x Bloodghast (playing for 0cmc as discard)

4x Falkenrath Gorger

3x Furyblade Vampire

3x Gifted Aetherborn

2x Incorrigible Youths (playing for 3cmc madness)

1x Olivia, Mobilized for War

2x Stromkirk Captain

2x Sorin, Solemn Visitor

4x Path to Exile

3x Terminate

4x Faithless Looting

4x Thoughtseize

I will work on the sideboard after I've nailed down the main board, which is hard because Vampires don't like being nailed to anything.

Doombeard1984 on Kaalia, Angelic Assault

3 weeks ago

You are missing 2/3 of your options. Demons like Rune-Scarred Demon are such a must. I don't see a huge point in Sunforger either. Kaalia gives you access to so much nasty stuff, you should be abusing that. Also, better lands. Godless Shrine , Blood Crypt and Sacred Foundry are go toos. Can then go for the check land equivalents too

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Sacred Foundry occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.61%


All decks: 0.59%

RW (Boros): 34.31%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.11%

RW (Boros): 3.81%

RGW (Naya): 3.15%

RBW (Mardu): 1.41%