Defense of the Heart


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Defense of the Heart Discussion

xXW1nterFreshXx on Muldrotha, The Gravetide EDH

4 days ago

Pikobyte haha to be honest, I didn't even know about Defense of the Heart . But yeah that totally beats Tooth and Nail when it comes to cost reduction on the Mike and Trike combo. I'd say the only reason now that I might keep Tooth and Nail around is because it can be secondary insurance plan especially when cast with Boseiju, Who Shelters All . What card peeked our interest and are testing out now? just wondering :)

Pikobyte on Muldrotha, The Gravetide EDH

4 days ago

Wondered already why you play tooth and nail instead of Defense of the Heart . I’m currently testing few of your cards too I haven’t tried before, maybe there will be few changes. But I’m glad you like it

Xynarth on Muldrotha, Ecologist Savant - Enter the Landtide

1 week ago

Hello there bushido_man96!

Defense of the Heart is good, but it's too slow and conditional for my tastes.

Baleful Strix is fine, but that 1 card is not a game changer. I have nothing to sack it to in order to get it back type of thing. The deathtouch is not enough for me. But we'll see, it's been in previous iterations of the deck.

Buried Alive . It's really only good if I have Muldrotha on the board. I removed all my other creature recursion tools, so I don't see it fitting anymore. If I went back to my creature reanimate build, then I would 110% include this card.

Thanks a ton for the suggestions, it's always nice to bounce ideas back and forth!

bushido_man96 on Muldrotha, Ecologist Savant - Enter the Landtide

1 week ago

Defense of the Heart is a strong enchantment that can really start pouring value creatures onto the battlefield. Baleful Strix is flexibility for Muldrotha. Buried Alive tutors creatures to the graveyard and might be useful.

pkdan on Flex

2 weeks ago

I really like your choices. I have just recently built my own Azusa deck and I'm happy to see you have so many of the cards that I also use. I completely forgot about Defense of the Heart . I recommend Karn Liberated , he is a beast

Luciferian on Muldrotha Value town

2 weeks ago

I had my eye on a Lion's Eye Diamond unfortunately I kept delaying its purchase and then its price skyrocketed and it's now out of my budget range.

Defense of the Heart I've always disliked this card, both winning and losing by it. Basically I avoid using specific kind of tutors instead I run an Intuition , Demonic Tutor and an Entomb which I believe cover enough of the tutored answers I would like to have.

Aura Thief Honestly I had this sitting in my binder for quite a while now and never though of giving it a go in my muldrotha deck. Most probably I'm gonna give this a try, thanks for the suggestion.

I like Diplomatic Immunity but if I think if i'm gonna run protection I should first start with Lightning Greaves

As for Mesmeric Orb , Birthing Pod and Life from the Loam don't really reflect me as player, first two more than the latter.

I had a look at your deck and I think including Mindslicer is a good control stopper especially since I have one sitting in my binder.

Overall thanks for the suggestions I'm sure gonna give Aura Thief a try and most probably gonna include Mindslicer as well

Pikobyte on Muldrotha Value town

2 weeks ago

Cards like Aura Thief , Mesmeric Orb , Diplomatic Immunity , Birthing Pod , Defense of the Heart and Life from the Loam perform really well in my Muldrotha list. Lion's Eye Diamond is expensive but really kicks the deck to the next level. Expedition Map is also nice to find special lands like beacon. Take a look at my list if you want more suggestions or description why some not so obvious cards are great.

discipleofgary73 on Derevi, the Tap Dancer

2 weeks ago

I love Derevi's ability. She was actually the OG commander on my enchantress EDH deck. This deck looks great, but if you ever feel more in the need for even more tapping shenanigans, maybe try out Glare of Subdual , Stoic Angel , Kismet , Dawnglare Invoker , and Bear Umbra . This deck is pretty creature-heavy, so I doubt this could be helpful, but I always love Defense of the Heart for getting the creatures you want out. The only other things that immediately come to mind are the Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth infinite mana combo and Grim Monolith .

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Defense of the Heart occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Green: 0.14%