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

Goretast on GW token deck

5 days ago

Heliod, God of the Sun and Ant Queen are strong token generators. Mirari's Wake is a great anthem/mana doubler. Gavony Township is also good for heavy creature strategies like yours. You might also consider Craterhoof Behemoth as a finisher and Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite. I'd also replace Fog with Constant Mists for a fog you can keep using.

Torekai92 on Bairds' Mighty Army

1 week ago

If you like pillow forty options Orzhov Advokist, Windborn Muse, and Norn's Annex all work well in addition to Ghostly Prison. Heliod, God of the Sun and Avacyn, Angel of Hope aren't exactly soldiers, but they bring a lot of utility to white.

Looks like a fun deck, happy brewing!

Happymaster19 on Azkaban: A Prisoner's Primer [W/r Enchantments]

2 weeks ago

fluffyeel Ajani Vengeant is sweet but straying too far from the enchantment core weakens cards like Greater Auramancy, Sphere of Safety, and Idyllic Tutor. It also weakens the suggestion of Mesa Enchantress.

I really want a Defense Grid effect in here and may still consider it for the sideboard. Control is definitely one of the deck’s weaker matchups. I want to test it more before devoting slots to an artifact. Pithing Needle is a rare exception because it really boosts our matchup against those control decks as well as Tron (one of the deck’s weakest matchups).

Considering this weakness to Tron, Blood Moon absolutely overrules Blood Sun. The deck struggles much more with Engineered Explosives, Ugin, the Spirit Dragon board wipes, Ratchet Bombs, Qasali Pridemages, etc than Academy Ruins, Gavony Townships, Azcanta, the Sunken Ruins, etc. The card draw on Blood Sun is appealing but simply doesn’t matchup to the combined forces of Pithing Needle and Blood Moon. Perhaps some number of Temple of Triumphs could help in the card advantage department but the Needle and Moon haven proven WAAAY too necessary.

As you may notice in our virtually non-existent creature base, we can blank removal spells by skirting creatures. If you got a Path to Exile for Heliod, God of the Sun, good for you. If you want to blow Fatal Pushes or Paths on angel tokens, go for it. One of the sweet combos is Heliod and Porphyry Nodes and adding the Enchatntress makes it harder to slam. If I were to consider any card advantage engine, it would probably go to Endless Horizons.

Thanks for your thoughts!

Happymaster19 on Azkaban: A Prisoner's Primer [W/r Enchantments]

2 weeks ago

fluffyeel Ajani Vengeant is sweet but straying too far from the enchantment core weakens cards like Greater Auramancy, Sphere of Safety, and Idyllic Tutor. It also weakens the suggestion of Mesa Enchantress.

I really want a Defense Grid effect in here and may still consider it for the sideboard. Control is definitely one of the deck’s weaker matchups. I want to test it more before devoting slots to an artifact. Pithing Needle is a rare exception because it really boosts our matchup against those control decks as well as Tron (one of the deck’s weakest matchups).

Considering this weakness to Tron, Blood Moon absolutely overrules Blood Sun. The deck struggles much more with Engineered Explosives, Ugin, the Spirit Dragon board wipes, Ratchet Bombs, Qasali Pridemages, etc than Academy Ruins, Gavony Townships, Azcanta, the Sunken Ruins, etc. The card draw on Blood Sun is appealing but simply doesn’t matchup to the combined forces of Pithing Needle and Blood Moon. Perhaps some number of Temple of Triumphs could help in the card advantage department but the Needle and Moon haven proven WAAAY too necessary.

As you may notice in our virtually non-existent creature base, we can blank removal spells by skirting creatures. If you got a Path to Exile for Heliod, God of the Sun, good for you. If you want to blow Fatal Pushes or Paths on angel tokens, go for it. One of the sweet combos is Heliod and Porphyry Nodes and adding the Enchatntress makes it harder to slam. If I were to consider any card advantage engine, it would probably go to Endless Horizons.

Thanks for your thoughts!

tripwyre89 on Norn of Your Business

4 weeks ago

Imo, you need some more focus in the deck, particularly when it comes to your wincon. Playing your commander, plus a ton of token generators, should be your wincon; in addition to other blanket buffers like Honor of the Pure

Taking a hard look at creatures, for maximum effect, it would work better if you had lots of low cmc creatures, with hampering effects for your opponents or beneficial effects for your board state. Your early game should look like youre setting up while keeping board state pressure to keep your opponent at bay. [card: Thalia, Heratic Cathar] is a great example of these kinds of cards.

Other examples include

  1. Grand Abolisher

  2. Angel of Jubilation

  3. Knight of the White Orchid

  4. Brimaz, King of Oreskos

Theres a bunch of other creatures that will help your midgame by getting you life when you dump out tokens in droves. Good ol' Soul Sisters Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant and Suture Priest are your friends as long as you keep your board state fun for token friends. Speaking of token friends, this is the time they should be showing up to the party in droves. Both the Theros God Heliod, God of the Sun and Amonket God Oketra the True are great bros for dropping token hoes. Captain of the Watch, Evangel of Heliod, Knight-Captain of Eos and Precinct Captain all specifically drop the uptight/upright Soldier tokens, usually ETB.

Its a good time to get your pokes in, but your late game boomers are your commander Elesh Norn, Brisela, Jazal Goldmane and possibly Angelic Field Marshal. You could always include Felidar Sovereign if you think you'll end up pillow forted in and unable to swing for lethal, but that kind of depends on your play group as well.

Support spells are generally looking like boardwipes built in your favor like Martial Coup or buffers with an extra kick, namely Spear of Heliod or Marshal's Anthem. That being said, there is always room for a nice Wrath of God to the face. You can also get recursion working in your favor with a Sun Titan or Emeria Shepherd.

Spot removal is also a thing with white. Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, Entrapment Maneuver just to name a few with creatures. Other land, enchantment or artifact removal is a bit dependant on your play group as well, but one or two of those is usually a smart move in the deck.

Mana rocks are a HUUUUUUGE piece to your deck if you want to get consistent earlier drops for Norn. Sol Ring, Thran Dynamo, Caged Sun, Gauntlet of Power and Gilded Lotus are some of the more obvious choices if youve got some cash to burn. Otherwise theres always Worn Powerstone or Marble Diamond among some cheaper manrock pick-ups.

Passive buffs are your butter to your token bread. Akroma's Memorial is a spectacular example, just like Eldrazi Monument, Intangible Virtue, Crusade and the like. Any blanket effect like that turns your weenies into winners. Try not to pile on with these guys too much or you could end up with a bunch of enchantments and few lands for a battlefield.

Last, but certainly not least, packing in some planeswalkers that support your token buddies help fill some gap where spells fall short. Elspeth, Knight-Errant brings more party animals, threats and a darksteel bomb for your field. Her Mirrodin version Elspeth Tirel keeps you stayin' alive, dropping bros and a wrath on a stick. [card: Ajani Goldmane] isnt quite as strong of an inclusive planeswalker, BUT if you have built up a semi decent state, dropping him can turn the tide in your favor from a cruddy turn 4 to a swing for some good damage turn 4.

Decks like this are kind of similar to fencing or boxing. Poke when you can, keep up a strong front, and even when they got you on the ropes, a haymaker can be a game changer.

Good referance material can be found here on EDHREC.com: https://edhrec.com/commanders/elesh-norn-grand-cenobite

Just like wikipedia, it might not always be the best source material, but it points you in a good direction.

jordybear2002 on Not quite there.

1 month ago

DrukenReaps I will definitely put Helix Pinnacle in there but what do you mean I am too pillowy? Not going to take offense if you think that this deck has no chance of winning. I could have won my last game but due to me having 20+ enchantments out by turn 11 and focusing on triggers I forgot about Heliod, God of the Sun man ability and milled my self out instead of creating tokens. killroy726 my friend showed me Open the Vaults and it would be AMAZING if I have too many cards in my hand! And plus thanks for the extra cards for a big hand! My brother is giving me his spell book and I already own a library of leng and reliquary tower so I think after adding spellbook mixed with Enlightened Tutor I should be good! Thank you both for your help! When I play this deck again I will let you know how it went!

jpsuchecki on Clerics of the Underworld

1 month ago

I've never done clerics, so I can't tell you if it would work or not, but I've got some ideas I think you might like:

Abzan Battle Priest Akroma's Devoted Heliod, God of the Sun Alms Collector Atalya, Samite Master Bygone Bishop Custodi Peacekeeper.

With all that lifegain, consider things that benefit it such as Sanguine Bond+Exquisite Blood (an instant player killer).

Kindred Dominance is a boardwipe where you can keep your creatures.

Path of Bravery could work well here too.

captainamerica on Avacyn's Vanguard

1 month ago

Not only those lands but you should play Mirran Crusader in the main rather than Heliod, God of the Sun and Nearheath Pilgrim because heliod is high costed, lifelink isn't that good, and the meta is currently Jund. Damping Sphere in the board.

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