Defense of the Heart


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Urza's Legacy (ULG) Rare
Promo Set (000) 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

feyn_do_alduin on Omnath, Locus of Armageddon v2.2

3 days ago

So, I've been having some difficulties finding some of the cards in this list, so these are my preliminary subsitutions:

Subterranean Tremors -> Blasphemous Act

Tooth and Nail -> Defense of the Heart

Heroic Intervention -> Eldrazi Monument

Storm Cauldron ->

Mind's Eye -> Cream of the Crop

Nissa, Vital Force -> Nissa, Worldwaker

Wheel of Fortune -> Reforge the Soul

I'm also looking at a slot for Groundskeeper since it'l be our third method of mass land retrieval.

cdkime on Karona, False Friend

4 days ago

Karona is probably one of my favourite cards ever printed. From a design stance, I love very powerful cards, with incredibly harsh punishments to build around.

Based on my own experiences with Karona (here is my decklist if you are interested Pinball Wizard - Karona, False God EDH), I have a couple suggestions.

  • Armadillo Cloak gives you pseudo-immunity to Karona's damage, as you will heal any damage you receive. More importantly, as she goes around the table, you are the one to gain life from her attacks.

  • Mesa Enchantress, Eidolon of Blossoms, etc. I run a few more enchantments than you, but a full 20% of your deck would still take advantage of enchantment synergies.

  • Defense of the Heart is a great card with green, as it nets you two creatures, which you get to tutor for. It is a great card alongside Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, who himself is a strong inclusion given the amount of ramp you have.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Mayael's Hunting Grounds (Reborn!)

1 week ago

Mj3913. Thanks for the suggestion. Hunting Grounds is a pet card of mine and half of the reason I built this deck, so I don't intend to take it out. However, Defense of the Heart does trigger a bunch of hate, whereas Lurking Predators is less likely to make enemies, so I will definitely consider swapping those. The other card I was thinking of taking out in place of Lurking Predators is Nahiri, the Harbinger.

I had not considered Settle the Wreckage. I'll look into trying that card out.

Kamerot on Om nom Trample

2 weeks ago

I'm actually looking at finding a slot for Yeva, Nature's Herald , she will give me another combo to grab with Defense of the Heart along with Seedborn Muse. I might have to add a slot in for Winding Canyons as well. Thanks for the suggestion.

BreakfastSimulator on Big Boi Tribal

2 weeks ago

Those are some great suggestions, but sadly out of my price range at the moment. If i ever get ahold of a Food Chain you can bet that it's going in this! Same goes for Dryad Arbor. as for Defense of the Heart I'm not sure how i feel about that one.

Adam_Dills on Big Boi Tribal

2 weeks ago

Food Chain is insane. It Combos with Omnath, Locus of Mana and If you have Selvala, Heart of the Wilds out you get to draw a bunch of cards. Same goes for Elemental Bond. Im a big fan of Dryad Arbor as it gives you two towards Ghalta. Also I find it hilarious to cast Green Sun's Zenith for 0 on turn 1 to get it. Also Defense of the Heart. Sure with that they get a whole turn to come up with an answer, but you are mono green. You have to ask if they have an answer. Defense of the Heart asks a pretty important question. "Are you dead?" Use it to grab Pathbreaker Ibex and Surrak, the Hunt Caller. I like to go grab Avenger of Zendikar and Regal Force as well.

chadsansing on Gishath

2 weeks ago

I really like Invocation in this deck and might recommend even more ways to cheat big dinos into play and protect them like...

Ramp would be helpful, including any combination of Farseek, Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Explosive Vegetation, Tempt with Discovery, Oath of Lieges, Wayward Swordtooth, Sword of the Animist, Mana Echoes, Mirari's Wake, or Zendikar Resurgent. You might want an Overrun effect or two, as well.

Path of Ancestry is probably good here, as well, and maybe Winding Canyons, Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep, Slayers' Stronghold, or Hall of the Bandit Lord. In addition to Banner, maybe consider Door of Destinies and Coat of Arms.

Enjoy the deck!

FlammendesSchwert on Eldrazi

3 weeks ago

folgende Kombos koennten interessant fr dich sein ?:

Forbidden Orchard + Defense of the Heart + Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

Elvish Mystic + Natural Order + Progenitus

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