Today we're breaking a new card from Core Set 2021:

A one-mana creature that makes 4/4 fliers seems pretty darn good. There's two tricks to it, though. First, we have to untap with our little 1/1 still in play. Second, we need at least 27 life.

The solution to our first problem is to swarm the board with creatures. Our opponents won't have enough targeted removal to take out the Speaker of the Heavens if they're busy answering two-for-ones like Ranger-Captain of Eos and three-for-ones like Ranger of Eos—particularly if those Rangers are searching up more Speakers to replace any that die.

For problem number two, we're running four copies of Martyr of Sands. With the Rangers, Squadron Hawk and Legion Conquistador filling your hand, you'll gain absurd amounts of life in no time.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Martyr of the Heavens by Meryn

'Martyr of the Heavens' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Meryn

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Modern

Market Price: $197.23

Cards

Ajani, Strength of the Pride

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $9.42

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+1: You gain life equal to the number of creatures you control plus the number of planeswalkers you control.
−2: Create a 2/2 white Cat Soldier creature token named Ajani's Pridemate with "Whenever you gain life, put a +1/+1 counter on Ajani's Pridemate."
0: If you have at least 15 life more than your starting life total, exile Ajani, Strength of the Pride and each artifact and creature your opponents control.

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Martyr of Sands

Color Identity:W

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{1}, Reveal X white cards from your hand, Sacrifice Martyr of Sands: You gain three times X life.

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Legion Conquistador

Color Identity:W

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When Legion Conquistador enters the battlefield, you may search your library for any number of cards named Legion Conquistador, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Mistveil Plains

Color Identity:W

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({T}: Add {W}.)
Mistveil Plains enters the battlefield tapped.
{W}, {T}: Put target card from your graveyard on the bottom of your library. Activate this ability only if you control two or more white permanents.

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Rest in Peace

Color Identity:W

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When Rest in Peace enters the battlefield, exile all cards from all graveyards.
If a card or token would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.

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Speaker of the Heavens

Color Identity:W

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Vigilance, lifelink
{T}: Create a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying. Activate this ability only if you have at least 7 life more than your starting life total and only any time you could cast a sorcery.

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Serra Ascendant

Color Identity:W

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Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)
As long as you have 30 or more life, Serra Ascendant gets +5/+5 and has flying.

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Castle Ardenvale

Color Identity:W

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Castle Ardenvale enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains.
{T}: Add {W}.
{2}{W}{W}, {T}: Create a 1/1 white Human creature token.

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Ranger-Captain of Eos

Color Identity:W

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When Ranger-Captain of Eos enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost 1 or less, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
Sacrifice Ranger-Captain of Eos: Your opponents can't cast noncreature spells this turn.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Oketra's Monument

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White creature spells you cast cost {1} less to cast.
Whenever you cast a creature spell, create a 1/1 white Warrior creature token with vigilance.

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Settle the Wreckage

Color Identity:W

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Exile all attacking creatures target player controls. That player may search their library for that many basic land cards, put those cards onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle their library.

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Field of Ruin

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Field of Ruin: Destroy target nonbasic land an opponent controls. Each player searches their library for a basic land card, puts it onto the battlefield, then shuffles their library.

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Deafening Silence

Color Identity:W

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Each player can't cast more than one noncreature spell each turn.

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Kor Firewalker

Color Identity:W

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Protection from red
Whenever a player casts a red spell, you may gain 1 life.

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Mikaeus, the Lunarch

Color Identity:W

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Mikaeus, the Lunarch enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
{T}: Put a +1/+1 counter on Mikaeus.
{T}, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Mikaeus: Put a +1/+1 counter on each other creature you control.

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Squadron Hawk

Color Identity:W

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Flying
When Squadron Hawk enters the battlefield, you may search your library for up to three cards named Squadron Hawk, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Ranger of Eos

Color Identity:W

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When Ranger of Eos enters the battlefield, you may search your library for up to two creature cards with converted mana cost 1 or less, reveal them, and put them into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library.

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Path to Exile

Color Identity:W

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Exile target creature. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle their library.

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Silent Clearing

Color Identity:B,W

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {W} or {B}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Silent Clearing: Draw a card.

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