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
StasisAbuser on None
1 week ago
Tzefick thanks for the feedback!
First time "designing" a card so there's bound to be flaws which I can agree with.
As a mill player, I wanted the Dimir sword to involve graveyard hate with the bonus of copying a creature. I should have went with the single exile with token copy route.
My Gruul sword was a complete spitball for lulz, and I hope and pray WOTC doesn't print anything remotely close to it. The wheel portion I wanted to implement for sure but I also wanted a green effect that wasn't simple land ramp, which is why I went the Birthing Pod/Defense of the Heart route there.
For the Selesnya sword, I figured generating tokens would be a fun idea, while the any land fetch was just a spitball like the sword above.
1 week ago
1 month ago
how do you feel about Defense of the Heart in order to tutor any 2 creatures and its not hard to trigger
1 month ago
Garruk's Uprising has been one of my favorite new cards in a while. At 3 mana it comes down early, and can draw you a card immediately as long as you have a beater out which makes it good at any stage of the game. Then it gives you that incremental value that plays with your big guys pretty well since they're all HUGE. All that and the fact it also gives trample is almost too easy to include. Basically a strictly better Elemental Bond and it's been really good for me.
On another note, I agree with you about Warstorm Surge. I've always found it to be a little too slow for my tastes and I always would rather just play a big beater to be honest. Terror of the Peaks has been such an overperformer since I decided to put it in, and I'm seriously considering dropping warstorm for something like Defense of the Heart.
Elder Gargaroth is another one that's been really fun to play around with. I'm almost thinking it would be a better Soul of the Harvest. I'm a sucker for drawing cards, and Gargaroth is super busted, especially when you double its power and give it haste. Basically guarantees that you at least get to attack and draw when you first play it, and that it's big enough that it's unlikely to die to blockers unless your opponents want to go out of their way to kill it. The other effects are just gravy, and the fact that it can draw when it attacks or blocks, AND has vigilance makes this thing another wall of text like Kogla, the Titan Ape and Questing Beast.
Grothama, All-Devouring is a fun include, cause it can be sort of political if you need it to be, or just a 20/18 beatstick. I normally treat it as a draw spell for myself though. You can play her, pump one of your other creatures, and swing it at Grothama to draw a crazy amount or sac it to Greater Good. You could also play it right before you drop something like a Blasphemous Act to draw 13 cards or even hit a fat Traverse the Outlands.
1 month ago
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2 months ago
Land base looks good. I would just change Gavony Township and Temple of the False God for something like Reflecting Pool and Cavern of Souls. Its a bit expensive upgrade, but totally worth it.
For mana rocks, I would switch signets (and probably Ikoria 3mana mana rocks too) for Darksteel Ingot, Arcane Signet, Coalition Relic, Commander's Sphere, Mana Geode.
Chance for Glory - I probably wouldnt go with this, unless I could guarantee I wouldnt lose the game. There is a lot of stuff that can easily get you out of the game after you cast Chance of Glory.
I would recommend some cards I use in my Roar of the Behemoths and The First Sliverhorde deck, which could work nicely even here.
Greater Good - would be great card draw as response to someone's removal, etc.
Lurking Predators - with that high amount of big creatures, this could be pretty fun to have.
Finale of Devastation - A creature deck with green, cant miss this... especially if its dino tribal deck. :D
Amulet of Vigor - probably not that useful here, but nice to have this in case you go on lower budget and use tapped lands.
Herald's Horn - to make your dinos even cheaper + again, you have a lot of them, so there is a big chance to draw an extra card at the beginning of your turn.
Aura Shards - Very good artifact/enchant removal for creature decks.
Defense of the Heart - to easily tutor for some big dinos and eat your opponents alive.
3 months ago
You could use Animate Dead with Worldgorger Dragon for either infinite mana or some stupid combos with Terror of the Peaks.
Amulet of Vigor for those tapped lands is sweet.
Arcane Signet; Coalition Relic; Mana Geode - Also very good manarocks.
Exotic Orchard; Ancient Ziggurat; Spire of Industry; Unclaimed Territory are all relatively cheap and nice for 5c decks.
Defense of the Heart - tutor easily for some big beefy dragons to burn your enemies!
Trace of Abundance - to protect some of your important land and another source of any color.
Rhythm of the Wild - to make your creatures counter-proof and another source of haste.
With so many legendary creatures, I would totally throw in Primevals' Glorious Rebirth. It has dragon flavor and you could just kill everyone in single reanimator turn.
Cards I would most likely remove:
Bloodchief Ascension - cool and good card, but would better in some discard orientated deck.
Fractured Identity - there are better removal/"steal" cards.
3 months ago
Defense of the Heart will not initally trigger.
A triggered ability with an intervening "if" clause checks the clause when the triggering event occurs and again as it resolves. The condition must be true at both times or it won't trigger or won't resolve, respectively.
The specific rule for this is 603.4.
Hope this helps!!
603.4. A triggered ability may read “When/Whenever/At [trigger event], if [condition], [effect].” When the trigger event occurs, the ability checks whether the stated condition is true. The ability triggers only if it is; otherwise it does nothing. If the ability triggers, it checks the stated condition again as it resolves. If the condition isn’t true at that time, the ability is removed from the stack and does nothing. Note that this mirrors the check for legal targets. This rule is referred to as the “intervening ‘if’ clause” rule. (The word “if” has only its normal English meaning anywhere else in the text of a card; this rule only applies to an “if” that immediately follows a trigger condition.)