Defense of the Heart

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

AtticusLynch on Holy fucking shit, it's a dinosaur!

1 day ago

If Kindred Summons is too wide of a grab, things like Tooth and Nail and Defense of the Heart, while pricey, can get you those more specific drops for when you can't use Gishath for whatever reason. I'd also consider more avenues for doublestrike, since getting two triggers from your commander for one swing can just win you the game in a lot of cases. Something akin to Runes of the Deus, but without the redundant trample.

Bassmaster on Omnath, Locus of Creature Ramp

5 days ago

I have a few new cards on the way and do not know what to take out. I have Oracle of Mul Daya, Protean Hulk, and Defense of the Heart. Anyone have recommendations on what to take out for these?

CinnaToastKrunch on Tribal Nissa

1 week ago

sure thing! I myself bought the precon elves deck and messed with it a bit but wasn't much for me so I respect the Nissa go at it! there are many more card suggestions i can make like Mana Crypt, Oracle of Mul Daya, Descendants' Path, Defense of the Heart

CinnaToastKrunch on Nayasaurus-Rekt

1 week ago

I myself was thinking of running a dino deck but stayed with my dragons lol, I think this deck has potential and some stuff can be swapped out. Idk if this is supposed to be budget , regardless definitely try and get some cards that are amazing staples/good editions like:

some of the swords, Mana Crypt, Nahiri, the Harbinger, Krosan Grip, Cavern of Souls, Descendants' Path, Chromatic Lantern, Scroll Rack, Cultivate,Defense of the Heart, Xenagos, God of Revels, Dragonlord Dromoka (ability is great), Elemental Bond, Reliquary Tower, Expedition Map.

These are all suggestions I have for my drgaons deck and I feel they can totally help make your deck not only faster but more efficient! Some are pretty expensive but definitely make an impact!

Zerraphon on Kruphix and the Value Town Toolbox (Panharmony)

2 weeks ago

How has Defense of the Heart been working?? In this brew?

GoldenDiggle on Pharika, The Enchanter

2 weeks ago

Hey Spirit! Good to see that you're doubling down on enchantments! I know you're going budget, but you may want some of these!

You have 17 Enchantments in your deck, 7 of them being creatures, +1 for Pharika. ~1/8 of your cards are enchantments. I think you could use more!

Defense of the Heart, Bear Umbra, Rancor, Dictate of Erebos, Grave Pact, Phyrexian Arena, Erebos, God of the Dead, Polluted Bonds, Cryptolith Rite, Tainted Remedy, Evolutionary Leap, Spidersilk Armor, Animate Dead, Burgeoning, and Deathreap Ritual are all pretty solid cards around or under $10 that would fit well in your deck.

Argothian Enchantress, Enchantress's Presence, Shaper's Sanctuary, Harvester of Souls, Abundance, and Skullclamp all help you draw cards pretty easily. I would suggest getting a few of them.

Scute Mob, Managorger Hydra, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, and Ob Nixilis, Unshackled are a few creatures that can get pretty huge. Blade of the Bloodchief and Ancestral Mask will make some stuff pretty big too.

I have particularly found Kruphix's Insight to be pretty good at digging for enchants and filling your graveyard.

Oh, and in case you didn't know, you have 2 Diabolic Tutor on your list right now!

HashMasta on Selvala's Big Dudes

2 weeks ago

Selvala's Stampede Flavor card and still good card for deck

Krosan Grip If you run green in edh you should probably take advantage of enchantment removal

Throne of the God-Pharaoh Beastly late card game that will drain your opponents life.

Burgeoning Dump all your lands out quick and get high ramp early

Pathbreaker Ibex generally if you have a 6/6 and up and you got enough creatures should be a good win con for a deck like this

Beastmaster Ascension swing in with big dudes one turn...next turn make them even bigger

Overwhelming Stampede and Overrun are great cards to beefing up your creatures and swing for the win

Rishkar's Expertise This isnt a really needed card but it can help. Up to you

Siege Behemoth having big creatures that can overcome blocking is one thing. but having that source constant and unable to be targeted...goodnight

Elvish Piper freecasting any big creature for 1 mana is awesome. I know the card is pricy but if you want a really good investment this is one

Wild Pair A great midrange/lategame tutor for creatures

Managorger Hydra May not seem like much at first. But give this guy 5 turns in a 4 player game. He becomes a big threat very quick

Oran-Rief, the Vastwood

If you are thinking about going over $200 later on here are some ideas

Defense of the Heart this is one of my favorite cards to play in mono green decks. If you are going up an aggro deck like goblins and you throw this out, you get your 2 best creatures and play them for free

Worldly Tutor 1 mana creature tutor. Need i say more?

Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger Double your mana, restrict opponent mana

Patron of the Orochi Untapping all your creatures and forests for a 2nd main or defense

Extraplanar Lens Caged Sun both good for ramp

Primeval Titan 6/6 with trample that tutors for 2 forests when it enters/attacks

I really hope that this list will strongly help you. I would suggest that you exchange your forests for other lands that will benefit more but if you do not have the budget, it still works.

Besides what i added, I can not really think of what else you will want off the top of my head. If you wanna ask for more help feel free to contact me.

Other than that good deck for its price +1

PookandPie on Nazahn Deck

2 weeks ago

I'm not going to inundate you with a list of all tutors, I'm just going to pick what I feel are the best ones in green and white:

Creature tutors in no particular order:

Green Sun's Zenith is perfect because it's any green creature in your deck for only one extra mana. This can be Mirri, Qasali Pridemage, or even just a Dryad Arbor to ramp if you need it.

Eladamri's Call. Instant speed, unconditional (not restricted to finding a green creature, I mean), and puts it straight into hand. Very solid.

Worldly Tutor. Card disadvantage, but it finds any color of creature for only one mana at instant speed.

Chord of Calling is one of the best tutors green has to offer. Instant speed surprise factor is never to be discounted considering it's any creature in your library at any time as if they all had flash (assuming you have the mana/creatures to cast it). Instant speed Alms Collector when someone casts a Prime Speaker Zegana or something is huge.

Birthing Pod is a great, consistent way to find your way up through the ranks to specific cards. Cards like Solemn Simulacrum are great to sacrifice, while cards like Reveillark, Karmic Guide, etc., can turn the sacrifice into a positive card advantage (rather than neutral) every time.

Survival of the Fittest is expensive for a reason. Easily one of the most broken tutor enablers in the format, especially in white/black when you can discard a high cost creature you can't cast yet, go get Karmic Guide/Reveillark or really any recursive tool. Fauna Shaman is the poor man's version and still works really well.

Pattern of Rebirth and Defense of the Heart. Both of these are incredible if triggered.

Natural Order is probably not the best for your build (tossing a Llanowar Elves for a Craterhoof Behemoth is incredible for 4 mana), but it's an option you should be aware of with other deck builds.

Recruiter of the Guard finds 10 out of 26 creatures in your list. Whether that's worth it or not is up to you.

Equipment tutors:

Steelshaper's Gift, Stoneforge Mystic, Enlightened Tutor, Open the Armory. I find these to be the best of them, though Relic Seeker is probably the cheapest one you're not currently running. Stonehewer Giant is repeatable, which may be something you'll like (I dropped Taj-Nar Swordsmith but kept Stonehewer in my Kemba deck because one is a heavily-mana intensive ability but is also a one-shot effect).

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