Heliod, Sun-Crowned

Heliod, Sun-Crowned

Legendary Enchantment Creature — God


As long as your devotion to white is less than five, Heliod isn't a creature.

Whenever you gain life, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature or enchantment you control.

[[symbol:1]: Another target creature gains lifelink until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Theros Beyond Death (THB) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Canadian Highlander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Modern Legal
Historic Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
Pre-release Legal
Legacy Legal
Standard Legal
Brawl Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Arena Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal

Heliod, Sun-Crowned Discussion

mi37516 on Rampant Lifegain with Mangara, The Diplomat

2 days ago

Thanks for the upvote Kyle_Winter and support. I'd love to see your Heliod, Sun-Crowned deck if you care to share.

kinghoff101 on darien EDH

1 week ago

Anointed Procession and Heliod, Sun-Crowned are easy includes in any white token/lifegain decks IMO

WolfWitcher518 on August 2020 Banned and Restricted

1 week ago

Oloro_Magic: i agree Walking Ballista didn't need banned. they should have banned Heliod, Sun-Crowned instead if they wanted to eliminate that combo. ballista is still useful without heliod, but i havent heard of heliod being used without ballista. its a real shame cuz i was planning on building a green ramp deck that used Ugin, along with ballista and other X-cost colorless creatures that would be safe from Ugin's -X ability. i was also planning an abzan counters deck using Conclave Mentor and Winding Constrictor. both deck ideas suffer from the loss of ballista.

all because wotc is too dumb to bother looking back through their own database for creatures that abuse counters before deciding to print heliod, despite the fact that ballista should have been front and center in their minds regardless due to its popularity.

Ebro on This Is America

1 week ago

Omg DanMcSharp that card is super op I love it!! Found another gem too somewhat recently, this deck is 4 color now tho so I can’t call it America anymore lol. Found Soul Sear too which doesn’t exile but does kill annoying indestructible stuff like Heliod, Sun-Crowned which I am also thinking of adding to this build. Thoughts? Oh btw I’m following your page, you have had sound advice and I thank you for it

DeinoStinkus on Evra, Halcyon Witness

3 weeks ago

You don't need to gain any life to make Evra one shot. A 40/4 creature will kill your opponent instantly by commander damage. Heliod, Sun-Crowned is pricey but will do the job. So will Heroes Remembered for less money.

Metachemist on I need the hive mind ...

1 month ago

There's also Walking Ballista + Heliod, Sun-Crowned for fun ways to ping down the entire table

vasarto77 on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 month ago

Chandra1 While a lot of the commanders can be made strong they are often outclassed entirely by other commanders who do the exact same thing or similar enough to it to make that commander non viable in competitions. The other reason for lower rankings is that they simply do not show up in popular competitive leaderboards enough compared to some of the others and a few other reason. Heliod, Sun-Crowned for example is a much better example of an extremely powerful mon white commander. Take a look at this list and look at everything from fringe competitive onwards. Notice anything missing? It's mono white commanders and Sun-crowned is the ONLY one on this list. White has actually been calculated to increase your chances of winning by -1% for having any white mana in your deck what so ever. It is the only color that is a detriment to winning commander games and yet the sun-crowned deck is so overwhelmingly strong due to the commander itself that that doesn't impact it at all. Most mono white legendary creatures are terrible or simply unfit for the commander spot since effective decks cannot be built around it that can outpace every other deck above it. White is also too ridged and doesn't have enough synergy and answers to common problems that is not single target creature removal while the other colors are loaded to the brim with it plus far more utility.

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