Defense of the Heart


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


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

McToters on Release The Kraken!

1 day ago

Love this dude--haven't played against anyone with this deck yet. This looks pretty solid.

Off the top of my head I think you could add some commander protection (not sure if he gets targeted very much), but on the chance that he does, Swiftfoot Boots , Whispersilk Cloak , Archetype of Endurance , Asceticism , and something really interesting in Darksteel Garrison since your dude comes out as a land (I would assume it would pop off as soon as he becomes a creature, but still.)

Maybe an Overrun or Triumph of the Hordes for the killshot? And he's not a sea creature but Kamahl, Fist of Krosa could be dope to add in for more of that land sub-theme you've got going on!

Defense of the Heart could be a game-changer for you as well.

Hope some of that helps! +1

bradore on 4C Yisan

4 days ago

Intruder Alarm + Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + any non-legendary = infinite hasty creatures.

Defense of the Heart is a cheap Tooth and Nail . Avoid counters with Defense Grid

Tangle Wire might be useful and Kill Switch .

Clock of Omens can tap down Winter Orb / Static Orb to prevent your lands/permanents from being tapped.

Pikobyte on Muldrotha, the „Fun“ in „Funeral“ *Primer*

2 weeks ago

Hey sam171z,

Thanks for the love! I added an explanation of it to the description. I hope this helps. It’s quite complicated, but my playgroup banned instant-win-combos with 3 cards or less to make the games more fun. You could win much less complicated with Mikaeus and Triskelion if you want to. That also would make your Defense of the Heart an instant-win if it survives to your upkeep.

You can do a lot of damage with a non-infinite version of this combo too. With just Kokusho and Havengul Lich on the field you can play Phantasmal Image as a copy of Kokusho from your grave for 3 mana as often as you can pay it. This can deal like 15-20 damage to all opponents each turn and gaining you a ton of live.

Soren841 on Vannifar Hulk

2 weeks ago

TheRedGoat My favorite part of this deck is that we aren't reliant on Vannifar at all. Unfortunately our current untap chain (havent looked at the one suggested by Rzepkanut yet) gets us to Protean Hulk without a way to sacrifice it, BUT odds are we have an extra untapper in hand or possibly High Market. We can also use Vannifar to bait counterspells if we're holding either half of Flash + Protean Hulk, and Defense of the Heart can also grab Ezuri, Claw of Progress + Sage of Hours. The creatures involved in these lines may change but the lines will always be there, which makes us pretty resilient to hate.

Last_Laugh on Muldrotha EDH

2 weeks ago

This commander is very mana hungry. I've had great results out of Bear Umbra. Defense of the Heart is an excellent finisher here. Song of the Dryads and Imprisoned in the Moon are rather oppressive especially if your meta is guilty of having decks that are reliant on their commanders. Pernicious Deed is another bit of removal that works great here.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Feedback, Upvotes, and/or Ideas on any of my decklists is appreciated. Muldrotha's Madhouse - No Infinite

Pikobyte on Muldrotha and the power of infinity

2 weeks ago

I do understand how a deck with a lot of combos work. If it’s fun for you to crack a Defense of the Heart for mike and trike and say „oops I win“, then go for it.

I was just wondering if this deck works this way for you. In my meta it would definitely not. You don’t have any good protection for your commander, does your playgroup not play removals or stealing effects? Not protection from grave removal, very little enchantment and artifact removal. That’s why I was asking.

tiagompm on Muldrotha and the power of infinity

2 weeks ago

Hello Pikobyte!

Sounds complicated ...? I think it looks complicated because of having several interactions, but I think it's even simple to use when you get to know most of them (playing I'm still discovering new things with it!). It's a powerful deck, very unpredictable, which makes it quite difficult to stop and best of all, what made you win "today" is not the same as "tomorrow". There are a lot of combos but they are not necessarily the basis for winning because you have several good cards, multiple ways to win and it is not "one single shot" to win or lose.   You can switch cards with the "maybe" section to create other interactions!   I already played with him and I already lost, but I already won the 3 round against a Markov and a dinossaurs and a "mono-blue". I had a Defense of the Heart to sacrifice and guess what I came for ... It was just to choose!

I hope you can give him and me a chance to improve him!

Kamerot on Om nom Trample

3 weeks ago

For me she has been amazing, if you drop Craterhoof Behemoth or attack with Pathbreaker Ibex you can then use her mana generation in your 2nd main phase or in conjunction with kamahl and guarantee a kill on a couple players.

Another option is adding Primalcrux to your deck. It pair's perfectly with selvala due to the high devotion the deck achieves. When I ran it, those 2 cards were my favorite combo to grab with Defense of the Heart.

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