Defense of the Heart

Legality

Format Legality
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

Enchantment

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

Kingtalk on First Deck, Dinosaur Commander

4 days ago

I'm a pretty big fan of dinosaurs, this deck overall looks good, could use a little work though. As far as lands go, I'd add in Jungle Shrine, Path of Ancestry, Rogue's Passage, and Kessig Wolf Run. If you want to splurge and ensure you can color fix more reliably, maybe throw in City of Brass, Mana Confluence, and Forbidden Orchard too. One of my favorite cards in this deck is Congregation at Dawn because it can either set up your commander to do crazy work, or just set you up for a combo, or even just grab a few mana dorks. Defense of the Heart is also a fantastic card in this deck. I like to run Return to Dust in any deck that can run it because it's stellar removal. I see you have a couple Huatli planeswalkers, and they're good, but I'd also consider Domri Rade and Samut, the Tested. As for creatures, I see you have a few that can trigger the 'Enrage' keyword, but only two creatures that have the keyword. I built my dino deck around that keyword becuase I think it's really powerful. Consider adding in Bellowing Aegisaur, Ripjaw Raptor, Siegehorn Ceratops, Silverclad Ferocidons, and Trapjaw Tyrant. I'd also consider adding in Zacama, Primal Calamity, Temple Altisaur, and Territorial Hammerskull. For creatures to support your dinos, Drover of the Mighty, Druid of the Anima, and Priest of the Wakening Sun and all pretty good. Odric, Lunarch Marshal is an include in this deck because of all the keywords flying around, Zetalpa, Primal Dawn is a reason enough to include him. They're not dinos, but there are two gods from Theros block that are great in here (and in general) Xenagos, God of Revels and Iroas, God of Victory are worthy includes in my opinion. For artifacts I like Door of Destinies and Caltrops to trigger your enrage abilities. Those are just a few suggestions, if you want to check out my dinosaur tech I'll link it here.

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Kingtalk on The Bard of Wolves

1 week ago

This deck looks really fun! Right off the bat, I'd say you should add in Birthing Pod which synergizes with Yisan pretty well. I think Coat of Arms is worth an include as well as Door of Destinies. Feed the Pack is kinda fun, and Defense of the Heart is just really good. Maybe Kindred Summons is worth running. Declare Dominance from Core 19 is a good way to get across a lot of damage by basically making your field unblockable. Thunderfoot Baloth is also worth running, as well as Fauna Shaman in my opinion. Those are just a few suggestions, hope that helps!

Daedalus19876 on Yidris Storm

1 week ago

Hi! Sorry it took me a while to get back to you, my job has been super busy.

This deck is...odd (not in a bad way). I'm going to be as cutthroat as possible here, since it's listed as competitive :)

I definitely see the influence of my The Locust God deck - you chose the same counterspell suite as I did, have a similar Paradox Engine line of play, use the same rocks, etc. And yet, there are some strange choices for a competitive deck - relatively little interaction, several 4+ mana spells that do very little when they come down, and a lack of hard draw.

Nature's Lore and/or Three Visits over Kodama's Reach, Windfall over (or in addition to) Time Reversal. Cutting Mindbreak Trap for Arcane Denial, unless your meta is REALLY storm-heavy. Sylvan Library over (or in addition to) Mirri's Guile. Since you're in green, you have access to some strong mana dorks that work well with Paradox Engine (or just as early ramp), particularly Birds of Paradise and Bloom Tender. I'd personally argue for Bear Umbra over Nature's Will, since it also protects the creature in question, but it sorta depends on the amount of exiling removal in your meta. You're not running Necropotence, and you should fix that. I would almost certainly run Dramatic Reversal/Isochron Scepter in here - each half is really good alone, and it gives you an infinite storm count together. In terms of removal, Nature's Claim is the biggest thing I feel you're missing, since you have very little interaction to deal with hate pieces that you go up against. An argument could be made for adding Deadeye Navigator to pair with your Palinchron/Peregrine Drake, and cards like Tooth and Nail/Defense of the Heart to find them, but I don't feel that's a great use of slots in the current list. Jace's Archivist is far better than Arcanis the Omnipotent in this deck.

My first cuts would absolutely be any card at CMC 5 or greater, unless it essentially immediately wins you the game. I would remove Berserkers' Onslaught, Consuming Aberration, Peregrine Drake, Treachery, and Arcanis the Omnipotent immediately.

If I may ask, why use Yidris for this if you could use something like Kess in the command zone instead? It seems like you aren't doing too much with green in the deck, and relying on connecting with Yidris seems...unreliable. In a competitive deck, you'd want to be winning on T4 most games, which makes casting Yidris at that point a bad proposition (especially since most strong mana rocks can't help you cast him, given that his mana cost involves no colorless mana).

I hope this helps as a preliminary look! I can come back and offer more thoughts when I have a few more minutes to think about it :)

Matrixxx999 on The Indomitable Danger Noodle

2 weeks ago

I see that You use Defense of the Heart, so You may consider Forbidden Orchard, so Defense of the Heart will trigger easier.

I highly reccomend to use Crop Rotation instead (or additionaly) of any other land tutors, its basicaly the best land tutor ever.

Amyas on Muldrotha Runs the Mill

1 month ago

=P I have grabbed them with Defense of the Heart about 3 times in now =P

Amyas on Muldrotha, the Value Engine

1 month ago

Defense of the Heart has won me multiple games from grabing Gray Merchant of Asphodel or Kokusho, the Evening Star with Progenitor Mimic. The AoE drain closes game and grants huge life gain padding.

Last_Laugh on My Second Library

1 month ago

I have several suggestions for you but this is a good start.

First, a few lands. Cephalid Coliseum, Crystal Vein, Strip Mine, and Command Beacon are all great here.

Next, artifacts/enchantments. Pernicious Deed, Defense of the Heart, Lotus Petal, Mystic Remora, Elephant Grass, Nihil Spellbomb, Animate Dead, Necromancy, Birthing Pod, Secrets of the Dead, Bear Umbra, and Survival of the Fittest (available in gold border for MUCH cheaper).

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