Heliod, God of the Sun

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Theros (THS) Mythic Rare

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Heliod, God of the Sun

Legendary Enchantment Creature — God

Indestructible

As long as your devotion to white is less than five, Heliod isn't a creature. (Each in the mana costs of permanents you control counts towards your devotion to white.)

Other creatures you control have vigilance.

: Put a 2/1 white Cleric enchantment creature token onto the battlefield.

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Heliod, God of the Sun Discussion

Saljen on U/W Enduring Prison

5 days ago

Blue isn't doing a whole lot for you here. You might be better off with Green so that you can take advantage of the Utopia Sprawl / Arbor Elf ramp combo in addition to enchantresses like Eidolon of Blossoms and Satyr Enchanter. The extra draw will really help you reach Enduring Ideal and other combo pieces.

Worship + Heliod, God of the Sun is also a pretty neat little combo that prevents you from losing the game due to damage. Both pieces are also protected by Greater Auramancy which helps strengthen the combo a little. Plus, Heliod is a win-con on her own that you can sink the extra mana from Utopia Sprawl/Arbor Elf into.

Your deck looks really fun, and it is a lot more combo centric than my Enchantress deck. I used to run U/W as well, but have found that the ramp and draw from green was much better than the control that blue offered.

Kogarashi on lose life to win

6 days ago

You're off to a decent start, I'd say. Your curve looks good, though you're mana base is a bit weak at the moment (you should be running about 40 land for consistency). Some commentary as I took notes:

Heliod, God of the Sun doesn't seem to fit with the overall theme of the deck. You'd be better off with a card that will give you lifelink creatures or something, to help offset the life-loss from your various effects. Whip of Erebos would be my pick for this deck.

Blood Tribute is going to want more vampires, which are kind of slim in your deck at the moment.

Brainspoil is...poor removal. I would remove it. Killing Wave, on the other hand, is a good choice for sweep, and Remorseless Punishment and Temporal Extortion are nice. I like Near-Death Experience as an alternate win-con, but Path of Bravery is going to hamper that, especially since you don't appear to have super-consistent lifegain.

You have...two? infect cards. I would remove them since infect is really an alternate win-con that you aren't geared toward. Diseased Vermin might make for an alternate rat if you must have a rat, especially if you can give it evasion somehow, and it works with lifelink. It's not a strong pick for the deck, though.

Knight-Captain of Eos wants more soldiers. There are quite a few vampire soldiers, and some of them would work well in this deck. Vicious Conquistador is one that works with your theme.

Seekers' Squire doesn't really seem to fit any of your themes.

Wall of Shards short-circuits your life-drain by giving increasingly large amounts of life to opponents. You don't need it. I would also skip the Hyena Umbra and Hatred.

As for further suggestions, things with Extort are good. There's always the Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond combo, which can also use Vizkopa Guildmage in place of Sanguine Bond.

Other suggestions:

Ones that work somewhat with the life drain: Defiant Bloodlord, Retreat to Hagra, Thrull Parasite, Bontu's Monument, Kambal, Consul of Allocation, Underworld Coinsmith (this would be a reason to keep Heliod, actually), Zulaport Cutthroat, and maybe Vizkopa Confessor

Others that pay life or give you life somehow: Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Chainer, Dementia Master, Cruel Sadist, Phyrexian Reclamation, Vona, Butcher of Magan, and Elenda, the Dusk Rose (for working with your creatures dying).

All of this, of course, is subject to what you're willing to buy, and you don't have to listen to anything I say. It's your deck, after all.

Pal00ka on Touched by an Angel

1 week ago

I am unsure what you are trying to do because your card choices are kind of all over the place (like why have Abzan Falconer, co. with almost no +1/+1 counter support?). Here are a few ideas to hopefully make the deck function better in general:

I would get up to 36 lands and ~10 mana rocks (Fellwar Stone, Mind Stone, Coalition Relic, etc.) because with so many high CMC spells you won't be doing much without em.

You also have near to no card advantage; Mind's Eye, Cathartic Reunion, Reforge the Soul, etc. let you find what you need and get rid of what is not helpful at that time. And reanimation spells like Defy Death, Karmic Guide, and Breath of Life can get back discarded creatures later.

With so many big angels I am unsure why you have fogs. They generally would only be good early game but then the damage is negligible. I would add ways to give your aerial forces vigilance so you can attack without leaving yourself vulnerable. Heliod, God of the Sun, Serra's Blessing, Brave the Sands, and Angelic Field Marshal are all solid additions.

TzickyT on Enbantress Tribal

1 week ago

whit the commander and whit the cards i see in this list i can already say what cards i wouldn't play

Ghostly Prison personaly i think ghostly prison slows u down and your opponents too. if u are playing mox diamond and manadorks i would suggest u to go look for other cards that not make u a target that fast. at my locals ghostly prison is a card that gets blown up as fast as its put on the field and then u are the target for the first 3 turns. in my opinion there are a lot of other cards that are safer to play then ghostly prison and can do potentional the same.

Karmic Justice in my opinion is karmic justice only good when u play a non focused creature deck. personaly i m thinking of getting rid of my karmic justice in my bruna deck becous they only target bruna and then poorly enough nothing happens whit the other enchantments attached to my bruna becous there not destroyed of a certain card. stil if u are not going to play in creatures whit aura's on i would not bother taking it away.

why would u need to have flash ? whit Leyline of Anticipation your playing enchantments ... not going to say that the card is a bad card but its in my opinion 4 mana draw a card and waste the rest or a 0 mana card that does nothing also if u want to exile stuff whit for example an oblivion ring. than i would suggest cast out and Stasis Snare to add to your list

Luminarch Ascension good card only play it on the right time.

Sphere of Safety waist of space Starfield of Nyx not good if u go for an aura matchup

Birds of Paradise and Bloom Tender doesn't help u at all only makes u have creatures that do something early and waste your time later on. if u don't win whitin 5 turns i wouldn't bother playing them in your deck.

Emeria Shepherd u don't play a landfall deck but a regain mana deck. so why play landfall if u don't run any cards like play an extra land on your turns

Karametra, God of Harvests and Nylea, God of the Hunt to much mana for what it does when u need it not a fan of a lot of the gods in an echantress deck - Heliod, God of the Sun on the other hand if u have mana over u can stil have a blocker for your planeswalker.

Genesis Wave, Courser of Kruphix, Herald of the Pantheon, Sun Titan, Eladamri's Call, Mana Bloom, Flickering Ward are cards i would already recommend to add to your deck

i hope this helps u already on a good way to tune your deck Solitary Confinement ;)

Darkshadow327 on Partner Pod

2 weeks ago

I'm just gonna pretend I know what Kiki Pod is (I have no idea, I just play casual modern with my friends with the cards I have). Anywho, I'll give it a shot.

If you want more counterspells then Render Silent, Insidious Will, and Plasm Capture are some fun ones.

If you want indestructible then Avacyn, Angel of Hope is good. Heliod, God of the Sun is good if you want vigilance.

And last, but definitly not least, Frozen AEther a funny card that can seriously piss people off.

I seriously had no idea what to suggest, so I just spouted stuff off off of the top of my head based on what I saw. (I think I have an idea what Kiki Pod is now and it's. . . Interesting)

Gidgetimer on Cheating with Avatar of Slaughter

3 weeks ago

There is also always the option to just give your creature vigilance via Akroma's Memorial, Always Watching , Angelic Field Marshal, Angelic Skirmisher, Brave the Sands, Heliod, God of the Sun, Oathsworn Giant, or Serra's Guardian (there were more of those than I anticipated and not all are good, but i was committed by the time i realized how many there were.

Deck seems to want built in Jeskai, so I suggest Ruhan of the Fomori at the helm.

SynergyBuild on The Abzan Enchanter's Essential Style Collection

1 month ago

Sorry it took me so long, I suck at math and typing.

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Okay, so first off, I'd suggest you drop high-costing cards. If they cost a lot (5+ mana with three colors, 6+ mana with two colors, 7+ mana with one color), and immediately win a game, they are worth it, as long as during normal, early-mid (Turns 1-6) game play, you can reach it with your ramp and manabase.

Now, onto the two cards that I believe fall under this "high-mana cost"-do-not-win-game card category:

  • Duneblast - This card is big, it leaves you with the best board state (Provided no opponent held up a counterspell, Heroic Intervention, Golgari Charm, Wrap in Vigor, Faith's Reward, or Teferi's Protection), but it does only help you get the best board state in terms of creatures. What creatures is the deck trying so hard to protect it couldn't run an Austere Command or Merciless Eviction over. I mean Day of Judgment/Damnation/Wrath of God feels better than this, because of your commander being able to pull off bringing back any board state you lost in them.

  • In Garruk's Wake - I hate this card, and love it at the same time, I mean, similar problem to Duneblast, and if you are going to make something expensive, go all the way, but 9 mana? At least personally, whenever a board-state has gotten out of hand, it has either A: been very early in the game, so people didn't have easy ways to deal with it, or B: be well protected, think an Archetype of Endurance+Avacyn, Angel of Hope being flipped from a turn 4 Tooth and Nail. The idea I want to make is a Merciless Eviction gets around anything, and come down for 2/3rds the price. I'd still rather see a Tragic Arrogance, as that card lets you pick the worst for all of your opponents, the best for you, and is sacrifice and choose, so they get around every keyword like Hexproof/Indestructible/Protection.

Now onto the next group of cards that need to go, cards that are good with enchantments, yet are not in fact enchantments, and could be replaced by enchantments:

  • Yavimaya Enchantress - Ooh it is by far the worst enchantress, Early game it does nothing but chump block, mid-game it blocks for real, late game it blocks and hopes someone has no creatures now that it has high damage. It will die if it gets large, because it has no built in protection, and generally just isn't very good in this deck.

  • Helm of the Gods - It's like Yavimaya Enchantress, except it doesn't have a body, so can't chump block early game, and doesn't count opponent's enchanments, and generally just isn't very good in this deck.

  • Blessed Spirits - It's a Yavimaya Enchantress that only counts enchantments put after him and doesn't count opponents enchantments, all to give him flying. At least he can deal damage through blockers, and though he has no protection, he is the best of the bunch. I still don't think he is worth keeping.

  • Celestial Ancient - Honestly, I have disliked this guy every time. People claim he is Cathars' Crusade levels of powerful, as in it isn't an enchantment (like Cathars' Crusade isn't a creature), and it places a bunch of counters on your creatures! This just isn't true though. Cathars' Crusade and effects like it (Coat of Arms/Door of Destinies in a tribal deck) are great because they aren't creatures, so they are harder to immediately remove. They also work because they are on enter the battlefield. If I put ten 1/1 creature tokens onto the battlefield with a spell, they all become 11/11's due to Cathars' Crusade, suddenly 10 power is 110 power. Casting enchantments doesn't have that effect. To pull off something similar, you'd have to cast either 10 actual enchantment creatures (You have 12 in total), or cast ten creatures/make ten tokens (Heliod, God of the Sun/Sigil of the Empty Throne) and then cast ten enchantments, which is difficult on many levels. The point is it looks really good, but it isn't.

  • Blightcaster - I love this card. No sarcasm, no until now or anything, it is a pet card of mine. That and Doomwake Giant are why I feel black should be greatly considered in the colors to use for enchantress. It is great, but without a lot of protection, tutors, and ramp, it falls short almost every time. If someone would be hurt by it, they remove it. It is a four mana do nothing, or Disfigure once or twice most of the time.

  • Auramancer - With a sacrifice outlet, and your commander, it feels good, because it can be a Regrowth for an enchantment on a repeatable engine, but that doesn't do it for this deck, and being a creature isn't enough, so I don't think it makes the cut.

Now onto the category of enchantments that I feel fall short in this deck. Whether they are too much mana, or not powerful enough, possibly their mana requirements are simply too much for this landbase.

  • Spectra Ward - It may be really cool, ooh look, I can turn any creature into a nearly untouchable (minus board wipes or enchantment removal+creature removal or colorless creature removal), unblockable (except colorless creatures), and it gets a power pump! +2/+2 isn't much in commander, and everyone runs sweepers. It is unblockable and untouchable until it isn't and I don't think such an effect belongs in any place other than a voltron build. Uril, The Mistalker maybe.

  • Ancestral Mask - Well, it is an iconic card. Sees play in voltron, bogles (voltron on tiny hexproofers), and sees play nowhere else. Trust me, no legacy enchantress list has used that card as a wincon, and in commander, it does find a place, but in voltron, and this deck isn't that.

  • Celestial Archon, for either it's bestow or normal casting cost, it is overpriced. It only does one thing, beat face. Serra Ascendant beats face at a rate per mana cost 7.5 to one. 15 to one if you count lifegain, and the only downside is not having first strike (Unless you consistently are beneath 30 life). Straight damage isn't the point of this deck though. It is about drawing card and then whittling your opponent to death whilst you combo out. This card doesn't help with that, and is 3 mana more than I would ever consider using (for both costs).

  • Ethereal Armor - Again, this is for voltron and bogles, not for enchantress.

  • Fate Unraveler - This is a Nekusar, the Mindrazer card. It is in the same vein as Underworld Dreams, a great card, especially if there is Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind combo in your meta. Fate Unraveler however gets pinged four times by Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind and dies. It isn't a card for this deck on the premise that you are attempting to draw cards, and unless you have seen a ton of Enter the Infinite decks lying around, it does very little but paints a target on your head.

  • Armament of Nyx - This card is a trap. It looks on the outset to be a Battle Mastery that doubles as removal, but it is worse than Guard Duty or Pacifism at removal (cost, and the creature can block), and you wouldn't want to run either effect. A card that does one of two bad effects is rarely good. In this case, one of the effects is useless (double strike is a voltron card), and the other is nearly useless (or completely outclassed by Journey to Nowhere).

  • Grim Guardian - You run 40 enchantments. All 40 need to drop for this to win (Or most and a few that can bounce). You do not do that with this card. If you are using it to whittle, and win in combat, it also won't do. Greater Auramancy, Sterling Grove, Privileged Position or any tutor to find them comes down to inconsistently to protect him over multiple turns, so he will consistently just be removal bait, or useless. Great finisher in place of Altar of the Brood for Parallax Wave Combo, so run it if you run the combo, and some more tutors.

  • Underworld Coinsmith - Without lifegain synergies, he doesn't win. For value though, and he becomes very interesting. Honestly I find him to be a powerful card. Without Mana Bloom, Cloudstone Curio, Parallax Wave combo however, I don't think he is powerful enough to make the cut.

  • Karametra, God of Harvests - This feels bad. If it said enchantment, it's have 40+ triggers, but with out, it is just bad. Mirari's Wake is a much better version, to the point an extra tutor would be better than this. 9 lands is the maximum this can fetch, with your manabase, and that is over 9 cast triggers. It's rarely happen, so I'd estimate this to be a Gilded Lotus level of power, that enters tapped, and takes 2-3 turns to set up. It's only in here because it is an enchantment, and that isn't worth it.

  • Courser of Kruphix - It gives slight card advantage in the form of knowing you next card, and digging one if you find a land. Keep in mind that the land you play from top uses up for 1 land per turn (or two with Exploration), and doesn't give you any extra drops like Oracle of Mul Daya. Otherwise, the lifegain is negligible, and it blocks decently. Since it reveals all of your draws, Pithing Needles and Nevermores/Meddling Mages will all be more potent from your opponents. It is decent, but not good enough.

  • Quarantine Field - Removal, which I used for a time, but realized, at four mana it is a bad Banishing Light, at 6 mana, it is way to expensive not to be a board wipe. It has two modes, and any more than 6 is absurd. With mana it isn't worth it, because there are better outlets, like a Torment of Hailfire for something that wins game. It has another mode though, . I have actually cast this for more times than I have or above, because I get a cast trigger. It isn't worth it for the choices though. Journey to Nowhere, Banishing Light, Song of the Dryads, and Darksteel Mutation are all much better (the last two can even shut off commanders!)

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Budget 20 cards to toss in: (No cards above 3 dollars by tcgplayer prices.)

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Total cost of these twenty card: $17.25 (USD) not including taxes or shipping from tcgplayer

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All of these changes will lead to a net increase of 8 enchantments, and that will leave you at 48 enchantments total, so you will only averagely need 2 enchantress effects to have access to your whole deck given infinite mana. possibly just 1 enchantress and Abundance

Darkshadow327 on Arcades, The Strategist Defenders (M19)

1 month ago

Arcades, the Strategist is on here now FYI.

I would definitely say add more lands, wouldn't want to get mana-screwed. In my experience Lightning Greaves are better than Swiftfoot Boots.

Giving your defenders vigilance is also pretty strong. I would recommend Serra's Blessing, Always Watching , Akroma's Memorial, Brave the Sands, Oathsworn Giant, and Heliod, God of the Sun.

Meekstone is also very strong in this kind of deck.

Retribution of the Meek, Fell the Mighty, and Slaughter the Strong are very powerful essentially one-sided boardwipes in this deck.

If you want some more ideas I have my own Arcades deck.


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