Chosen by Heliod
Enchantment — Aura
When Chosen by Heliod enters the battlefield, draw a card.
Enchanted creature gets +0/+2.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Chosen by Heliod Discussion
5 months ago
I am trending away from global enchantments in favor of repeated life gain or creature generation in this batch of edits. I made sweeping edits in several categories:
- Defensive Auras
- Offensive Auras
- Vanilla Creatures
Swapped out generic flyers (Armored Pegasus, Concordia Pegasus, Loyal Pegasus, Mistral Charger, Stormfront Pegasus, Wingsteed Rider) for ones with more ability or utility (Pegasus Charger, Plated Pegasus, Eiganjo Free-Riders).
- Defense and Removal
- Life Gain
Replaced 3 less efficient or reliable life gain sources (Soldier of the Pantheon, Righteous Cause, Honden of Cleansing Fire) with better ones (Soul's Attendant, Auriok Champion, Pious Evangel / Wayward Disciple, Linden, the Steadfast Queen, Answered Prayers).
8 months ago
Sram, Senior Edificer , Eidolon of Blossoms , Keen Sense , Sixth Sense , Heliod's Pilgrim , Open the Armory , Fertile Ground , Trace of Abundance , Retether , Frog Tongue , Dragon Mantle , Angelic Gift , Chosen by Heliod , Karametra's Favor , Fruit of the First Tree , Pariah
8 months ago
I have Hobble in the deck. But is it worth it to have Chosen by Heliod in the deck just for the flickering effect to draw an extra card at the cost of a card? Especially if the card only Grant's +0/+2
8 months ago
I think Chosen by Heliod and Hobble could be added. Both add 1 devotion and draw a card, can be grabbed with Pilgrim and be bounced by Aviary Mechanic and Kor Skyfisher . Up to you though, if you don't think they Jyve with the gameplan then I would hold off.
1 year ago
Podkomorka: On the enchantments suggested: I have really found many more pacifism effects to be really meh, especcially at threee mana. I have found that whenever playing against a cPDH deck, I don't need that sort of effect because most of the combat oriented commanders lose to a protection from URBG wall with lifelink, so I have been slowly cutting them. I have really been wavering on Gelid S, because of the mana requirements, but your recommendation might push it over the edge. Crown of Awe was originally in the deck, then I cut it, but i should re-add it probably. The DoD player is getting more aggresive tutoring for removal before Tallowisp is online.
On to the cuts, pretty much every spirit under 4 mana is included, no matter how bad jusy because of the tutor effect and how badly I need to have protection from URBG by turn 4. Mortal Obstinacy is neccisary beccause every game my plagroup has a turn 3-ish Rhystic Study , probably because of DoD. This gives me a consistent answer, while also allowing me to destroy harmful white enchantment-based removal. Armillary Sphere probably should go, I have some sentimental attachments, but I will cut it in the name of cPDH. Chosen by Heliod is also borderline, I like the draws, but it's been unimpressive.
I can defenatly see adding more Auramancer type cards , and thanks with the help!
1 year ago
I'd make room for:
- Gelid Shackles (and run all snow plains)
- Bonds of Faith (if it's a human just tutor a different one)
- Compulsory Rest (its fine)
- Crown of Awe (backup)
- Luminous Bonds (pacifism is strong even at 3cmc)
- Revoke Privileges (^)
- Bound in Silence (^^)
- Caught in the Brights (^^^)
.. by taking out:
- Mortal Obstinacy (very meh, even for removal)
- Lifelink (nice but not needed at the most competitive place, which you're going for)
- Empyrial Armor (ethereal armor and some others are enough, just extra)
- Chosen by Heliod (cantrip is not worth tutoring for this meh)
- Armillary Sphere (is only used for colorfixing in decks with lots of colors and no green)
- Apothecary Geist (I understand you need tutor triggers but you've got plenty and this is your worst spirit)
- Shinen of Stars' Light (meh)
- Kami of Ancient Law (meh)
1 year ago
So I'm trying to make a deck for my friend for his birthday and he likes Greek Mythology, specifically Poseidon, Hades, and Zues in this order. I'm wanting to stay in the Theros block and have 3 deck ideas but I need some advice and criticism because I don't want to make him a weak deck.
Here are what I've made:
The first one is using Heliod because I made this first and forgot there is a god that looks like zues but in MTG Heliod is the "Leader" or Highest ranking or whatever.
The second one is using Keranos and white humans so its 4 colors instead of 3.
The third one is sticking to the block and theme but also sticking to heroic and scry.
I have always been bad about including a safe amount of land in my decks so that is something i really need help with. I also wasn't sure if this was the best way to show the decks or if i should've just copy and pasted each text.
Sorry for the long post. Wasn't sure how to do this.
2 years ago
That seems like a lot of land to me. I would suggest reducing to between 35 and 37 total.
Other cuts I would suggest:
- Cartouche of Knowledge and Chosen by Heliod: both are a kinda low power for what you could do with Zur. since he is flying already the cartouche falls short.
Keeping these budget friendly, don't want to break the bank.
Ethereal Armor: Helps get the actual GD in there for you.
Steel of the Godhead: A better version of Cloak of Mists for you.
Solemnity: It messes with lots of decks that are popular and not with yours.
Oblivion Ring, Grasp of Fate and Detention Sphere are all amazing and handy in EDH. If you only include one I would go with the grasp if you are playing multiplayer or the sphere if you have a friend who loves tokens.
Ghostly Prison: Helps keep you safe while you load up on enchantments. Should be one of the first ones fetched.
Sun Titan: That magical number 3 comes into play here. Let's you bring back most enchantments that Zur fetches. Decent beatstick to boot.
Bruna, Light of Alabaster: People running too much enchantment hate for Zur to keep up? Pop Bruna in late game to bring it all back onto herself to bring in the last of that damage.