Defense of the Heart


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Urza's Legacy Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Defense of the Heart


At the beginning of your upkeep, if an opponent controls three or more creatures, sacrifice Defense of the Heart. If you do, search your library for up to two creature cards and put those creatures into play. Then shuffle your library.

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Defense of the Heart Discussion

Forkbeard on Atarka, World Render: Double Dragon

2 days ago

Thanks BlackWyvern, I like these outside the box ideas. Rhonas's Monument is pretty cool! I really wish it was red creatures though...Still, worth considering. Drumhunter has decent synergy with all the fat dragons, but if I were to add more draw I'd probably throw in a non-conditional spell like Harmonize or something, shrug.

Lurking Predators, Defense of the Heart, Doubling Season...Now you're talking. Obviously great cards and I do have copies kicking around so I might mess around, try subbing those in.

Arlinn Kord  Flip! I'd written her off as she's just so off-theme, but both her +1's and emblem are pretty great. Interesting.

BlackWyvern on Atarka, World Render: Double Dragon

3 days ago

Some possible ideas.

Rhonas's Monument Pump and trample on creature.

Drumhunter Free draws.

Lurking Predators Another way to cheat things in.

Defense of the Heart A more threatening way to cheat things in.

Arlinn Kord  Flip Gives a way, with the flip, to directly deal damage fairly safely if your attack outlets are blocked.

Doubling Season Since you have a lot of token gen, it might be worth sliding this in. Also instants Arlinn to emblem once transformed.

MrKrabs on All beg for mercy at the claws of Prossh

1 week ago

I've never been super impressed with Defense of the Heart.

Given the more sac-theme of your deck, you might have better results with Pattern of Rebirth?

I feel like there are more solid removal options than what you're including - Hero's Downfall is just better than Daring Demolition, for example.

Would Regal Force be a good option here, given the number of tokens you can produce?

cameronhawk2 on Willing Sacrifice

2 weeks ago

You should check out my deck If you want some suggestions for good cards in a sac deck

Cards like Lifeline for a consistent sac outlet every turn

Defense of the Heart for cheating out big creatures

No Mercy To make your opponents question if they want to attack you

Smokestack for annoying permanent sac

and more, go check it out.

Daedalus19876 on Orcpocalypse

2 weeks ago

cracks knuckles

Needs a Natural Order, Worldly Tutor, Blasphemous Act, Sol Ring, Mana Vault, and possibly Lurking Predators. These should probably go in over other non-creatures (to keep the creature count as high as possible, and avoid Ruric's punishment). Also, Lightning Greaves over Swiftfoot Boots.

Another neat combo to fetch with Defense of the Heart and friends is Xenagos, God of Revels and Blightsteel Colossus (both of which could merit slots here on their own). Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger is the best thing to Natural Order for, as well.

If you're strictly using Wheels for hand disruption, I'd use Winds of Change instead. Giving people cards with Wheel of Fortune and friends is always REALLY risky.

Why all of the MLD? I'd cut Wildfire, Destructive Force, and Jokulhaups. While I'm not one of those people who always abhor MLD, it just doesn't seem to fit here, and you could use the slots better? The only one I'd probably keep is Decree of Annihilation, because you can cycle it will a strong board state to secure your victory.

I'm going to punctuate this for emphasis: You. Need. More. Card. Draw. Harmonize, Rishkar's Expertise, et cetera. Wheels don't count, because they are usually massive card disadvantage if you can't out-tempo your opponents with the new cards.

Overall, though, seems like a good deck! Hope this was helpful! :)

Matrixxx999 on Orcpocalypse

2 weeks ago


As for cuts, I agree with all the above, and I would cut - Titania's Song, Relic of Progenitus

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