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

Chhris on The Safari Zone {Primer}

1 week ago

Qolorful: Defense of the Heart looks great. It'll slide right in. I think it'll take the place of Dubious Challenge once I acquire one. Thank you!!

KongMing: I will definitely play test Warstorm Surge . I had Where Ancients Tread in the list before for a similar effect, and I found that I often had better things to do with my mana, and it often ended up as a dead card, or I just never got value from it. Surge seems suitably different though, and i'll give it a try. Cheers!!

Flux27: OOPS. Little typo. Thanks for picking up on that. I think I believed I was referring to Gideon of the Trials rather than Angel of Grace ! Thanks!!

Qolorful on The Safari Zone {Primer}

1 week ago

This looks like the kind of deck I could take to my playgroup and dominate the first time and after that, they wouldn't let me play the game when they saw how good it was. Ever consider using Defense of the Heart ? Seems like a good way to react to what people are doing.

supermudflapper2 on Demonlord Belzenlok

1 month ago

Ahh, Jace might not work too well. Sure, he can replace Laboratory Maniac , however it won't be fetched by Defense of the Heart . I'll probably add him in in case Laboratory Maniac goes into my graveyard or exile. I might be adding one or two Eldrazis for that situation. I think it might work as draw so thanks for that :)

Inkmoth on Yeva Draw-Grow

1 month ago

CyborgAeon: My issue with Defense of the Heart is that it's too easy to play around in my Meta, so it will end up being 4 mana for an easily telegraphed tutor. The deck also doesn't win outright with any two creatures, so this would be to set up a combo that won't mean much of summoning sickness is an issue.

Quirion Ranger : It's honestly amazing and I've been tinkering with the idea of trying out Elvish Pioneer for that reason, so I can make it infinite. Burgeoning is pretty dead unless I have Quirion Ranger out, since I only have 31 lands. I would consider it more if Scryb Ranger was in the list.

CyborgAeon on Yeva Draw-Grow

1 month ago

I noted that this is excluded & I'm sure there's good reasoning for it: Defense of the Heart . Though this card is vulnerable it fetches a busted level of advantage, is tutor for two permanents and puts them into play. A sweet value option could be Seedborn Muse & Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip / Great Oak Guardian & cat to close a game.

Also - a note: you use the Quirion Ranger tact, but no Burgeoning ? On it's own is ok - providing that early game fast mana for your powerful t2, and in conjunction with bouncers that untap you can gain great mana advantage without sacrificing speed.

Cloudius on Bombin' Shaman

2 months ago

I'd recommend the following:

Lifecrafter's Bestiary - The free Scry is awesome and card draw is a much needed effect in mono green.

Champion of Lambholt - An awesome card in a creature based deck as it makes your creatures unblockable.

Birthing Pod - I hope this is still within your budget. It is a very strong tutor and if left unchecked, allows you to spin into your big monsters.

Defense of the Heart - Am pushing it, budget wise but this is an awesome card, especially if you're playing in a creature heavy meta. It is basically a cheaper Tooth and Nail .

Quicksilver Amulet - The CMC for your deck is high, this may help you power out some of your big monsters earlier!

Triumph of the Hordes - This card will single-handedly win you games out of nowhere! Strongly recommended for the deck, as long as "Infect" is not frowned upon by your play group.

Hope you find these suggestions useful! Cheers.

Pikobyte on Muldrotha Value

2 months ago

Not a bad starting list. Let me suggest some cards that perform really well in my Muldrotha:

Muldrotha tends to be a prime target for removals, some additional protection wouldn’t harm. Diplomatic Immunity and Curator's Ward do the job well.

Phyrexian Tower is a better sac outlet than High Market playing both is nice too.

Aura Thief steals goodstuff like Mirari's Wake , Propaganda and many more.

Mindslicer prevents you from surprises like Cyclonic Rift unless they’re topdecked.

Night Incarnate is a nice way to deal with tokens, goblins, elves etc.

Pernicious Deed is a highly feared and recurrable reset button.

Havengul Lich lets you cast more than 1 creature for just 1 colorless extra and even opponents creatures.

Finally Defense of the Heart and Treachery are really broken with Muldrotha.

There are just so much nice cards to play with Muldrotha and not enough space in 99 cards. Feel free to take a look at my list if you haven’t already. You may find some other well fitting gems too.

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Defense of the Heart occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Green: 0.14%