Heliod, God of the Sun


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
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
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Theros (THS) Mythic Rare

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Heliod, God of the Sun

Legendary Enchantment Creature — God


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 Modern is Enchanting

1 week ago

I've been running a G/W Enchantress deck in Modern for a while now. Here's some recommendations that I'd make.

First off, Idyllic Tutor is very good. The 3 mana cost may seem high, but with Arbor Elf and Utopia Sprawl, it is very easy to cast. It also lets you run your deck in more of a "tool-box" style, letting you rely on silver bullets to more easily take on a variety of decks.

Once you're running 4x Idyllic Tutors, combos become much more accessible. An easy one to hit is Heliod, God of the Sun + Worship. This combo means you cannot die until the opponent can get rid of one of the pieces first. Since Heliod is Indestructible, that adds a layer of protection to the combo. The best part is that both of these cards are good individually in this deck, even if the combo isn't established. Heliod is a great mana sink, that adds to Sphere of Safetys power as well as providing blockers, while Worships effect is just as useful if you've got 3-4 random creatures in play. The Tutor also allows you to grab both Greater Auramancys once you have a useful board state, making your board state incredibly difficult to remove, and causes you to be less reliant on lucky draws.

Some other good silver bullet cards are Authority of the Consuls to slow down the opponent and prevent some combos, as well as add passive life gain against wide creature strategies. Ixalan's Binding is a great "cover's everything" removal spell, and it prevents them from casting that spell again which can completely shut down some combo decks. 4 mana is nothing with Arbor Elf + Utopia Sprawl. Leyline of Sanctity is a great silver bullet against a lot of decks. Burn is the most obvious one, but most decks run some form of hand interaction with cards like Thoughtseize and what not. This shuts those cards down and turns them into dead draws. Starfield of Nyx is an alternate win-con that also allows you to recover from early enchantment removal. Powerful tool to have available with Idyllic Tutor. The Tutor also allows you to run less of some of your win-cons, because you can pull them out whenever you need them. 4x Sigil of the Empty Throne will mean you'll have a dead draw in the early game and several dead draws in the late game. You can get away with just running 2x if you're running 4x Idyllic Tutor.

Mana is a huge issue that this deck faces. Arbor Elf + Utopia Sprawl is a great way to tackle this problem. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx also manages this problem very well. It's worth running both. This whole deck is all about dropping permanents and keeping them on the field, consistently increasing the power level of Nykthos.

After play testing with it a lot, I've found that Abundant Growth just doesn't do enough to warrant a card slot. It's an extra enchantment and it draws, but this 2 color deck doesn't have a card draw problem and doesn't have a mana color fixing problem, so it just doesn't do anything for us.

Always happy to see another Enchantress player in Modern, it's a crazy fun archetype and takes a ton of decks by surprise! Good luck fellow Enchanter!

Peanut3181 on Darien, Monarch King of Kjeldor - 5 Infamy

2 weeks ago

I really dig it!! I do want to let you know that I had Angel's Trumpet in my deck once. The reason I took it out is because someone played grand arbiter with it out and my dudes ended up killing me lol.

I also really dig the Triskelion+Cathars' Crusade+Darien combo. infinite soldiers seems pretty good.

The only thing I would reconsider is Heliod, God of the Sun 4 mana for 1 dude seems steep. I would replace him with Jazal Goldmane, Mirror Entity, Coat of Arms or possibly Staff of Nin for more card draw. Other then that the deck looks sweet. It serves a purpose and looks like a fined oiled machine.

Me personally I wouuld add more removal and/or Blasting Station and take out Planar Bridge, Helm of Obedience, Ring of Three Wishes, and Cryptic Gateway. But if you like those kind of cards then by all means.I just think they eat too much mana and by the late game somebody will use a removal spell on something like that before things get out of hand.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Zur’s Paradox Theorem

2 weeks ago

Interesting deck idea! A few comments:

So the Carrion Howler + Darksteel Plate combo won't work the way you think it will. Indestructibility doesn't stop a creature dying to state based effects (i.e. -1/-1 effects). However, you should still be able to continuously activate the Howler in response to its own ability. If you want the Howler to come back then a card like Gift of Immortality might be better. Though if you are only using the Plate as a way to keep the Howler alive until you are ready to go off then my comment is a moot point.

Platinum Angel or Phyrexian Unlife might be a decent safety net.

Near-Death Experience could be a hilarious alternate win-con.

Is the only purpose for Arena Rector to go get Aminatou? Unless I am missing something neither of those cards seem very synergistic with your deck. I feel cards like Erebos, God of the Dead, Damnable Pact, Idyllic Tutor, Bond of Agony, Greed, or even Heliod, God of the Sun (to gum up the board) might be better.

+1 and good luck with deckbuilding!

aznb01777 on An Enchanted Evening

2 weeks ago

Why don't you run Seedborn Muse along with leyline and Heliod, God of the Sun along with aura shards?

aznb01777 on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

2 weeks ago

SynergyBuild Serra's Sanctum is playable in this build, you can easily blow up anything with Aura Shards and Enchanted Evening or a permanent Insurrection combo with Aura Thief. Not to mention the enchantment draw engine is pretty consistent while also having ramp from green, and strong blue cards Cyclonic Rift and River's Rebuke, and you can even run Training Grounds, Gaea's Cradle, and Heliod, God of the Sun for even more synergy.

BMHKain on What Guild do you think ...

2 weeks ago

Well, for once, I might have a decent chat w/ you in this case...

Considering the topic in this case, You do want to try & help others (Though it's damn-near an impossibility for my case, as I'm still trying to get; but aside from that...), & you don't want to try & be cruel unless needing some kind of reason behind this; so you don't seem like the cruel kind such as Rakdos, But you do seem like one in White as you seem like one capable in Orderly ideas of that color (Even though Heliod, God of the Sun is Mono White, & forced the law of Devotion as law to an entire plane such as Theros.). For other colors, Orzhov recently showed that they are not just a Religion, they're a bank of sorts, & I don't see you as Greedy, so that's out. Boros is more of an Orderly Millitary for Ravnica, but I'm unsure about that for you as well unless you reside in a Millitary Family, though it seems unlikely... Not sure how much into Nature you are; I definitely oppose Selesnya myself though... Finally, Azorius. I dunno how high up you are here, so from there, I dunno what other color you might be besides ... As for Minor traits for me, I seem to show quite some Ambition, though not much else would get me to even Grixis status (Mishra is one of those without the need of the Undead, for instance...). Anyways, I'm just intrigued as to what you are in this case... Not confident on my choices...

tom1011 on Lands Matter Karametra

1 month ago

A solid base for a more casual EDH deck. For landfall triggers I would highly recommend Avenger of Zendikar.

Another option to get more landfall triggers in a turn would be to play with Courser of Kruphix or Oracle of Mul Daya, with you searching your deck basicly every turn I can see you getting a lot of value out of those two cards.

I would also recommend you add some more mana dumps into your deck so you can use all of that left over mana. Cards such as: Elder of Laurels, Heliod, God of the Sun, Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage.

legendofa on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Oketra, Noble Champion

Legendary Creature - God

Double strike, indestructible

Oketra, Noble Champion can't attack or block unless you control at least two more untapped creatures than an opponent.

: Create a 1/1 white Warrior creature token with vigilance, then tap target creature.


I always thought that Oketra the True was way too close to Heliod, God of the Sun mechanically.

Create a God that interacts with another tribe in some way.

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