Heliod's Pilgrim


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Common

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Heliod's Pilgrim

Creature — Human Cleric

When Heliod's Pilgrim enters the battlefield, you may search your library for an Aura card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Heliod's Pilgrim Discussion

LostDragon01 on Sigil Captain and his token army

2 days ago

Feyamius, would be better if Heliod's Pilgrim be sorcery? Then you would be sure!

Feyamius on Sigil Captain and his token army

2 days ago

Why is Heliod's Pilgrim not a 1/1 ? It's almost like he doesn't want to be part of this deck. ;)

LostDragon01 on Sigil Captain and his token army

2 days ago

Nice deck! I like the card choices, that interact with your creatures, like "conspire" or "convoke" ability.

Still, why you have no tutors in this deck? There is some cards that actually better then another.
For example, you can tutor auras (Shield of the Oversoul i like the most) with Heliod's Pilgrim.

Also Sakura-Tribe Elder better then Rampant Growth in any cases.

Entomo on Jund Infinity

6 days ago

Does the deck even need black? could be red - green no? Betrothed of Fire covers sac outlet well, just toss it on the Ivy Lane Denizen, and it's also a wincon, and can be hit by Commune with the Gods. Could splash in white for Heliod's Pilgrim as an additional way to tutor Betrothed of Fire (it's erratered as an aura like all enchant creatures). Fanatical Devotion is cool too.

LostDragon01 on Stax? In my PDH? It's more likely than you think

1 week ago

Nice deck!I like your approach - you use most powerful cards in each color. Also i consider your work on categorization of cards.

There is few cards you may like to your "stax" theme:Rhystic Deluge can tap
Rishadan Cutpurse can force your opponents to sacrifice permanents and great with flickers
Escape Routes will bounce your Palace Guard when its about to dead or serch more auras with Heliod's Pilgrim
Righteous Aura is better then any circle of protection (i guess)
Detainment Spell better then Arrest and Faith's Fetters, because you have alot of prevent already, but this cheaper
Field Surgeon save your creatures from Pestilence or such
Soltari Visionary maybe fine, considering you have only 1 enchantment removal
Snuff Out better then Doom Blade because it can be played for

Beebles on Sigarda, Host of Dreaming Will

2 weeks ago

Nice! Green suns zenith is a great way to replace an enchantress. Used to run that as well at some point. Good fit.

I agree about snake umbra. I think it is too expensive for what it does. It's basically Keen Sense + pay 2 for totem armor... It does provide you draw in the form of an aura, so that can be relevant if you run Heliod's Pilgrim or another aura tutor when you need more cards, but I prefer Sage's Reverie for that situation.

Soul's majesty is nice, but I think Rishkar's Expertise is the better equivalent. I really like that card. But basically anything that cares about a certain power on the board combos well with Sigarda.

Good luck with your list and see you later!

tkk on Calling all angels

3 weeks ago

There is an approach to deck building called The Rule of 9. You begin by selecting nine cards. Each of these cards becomes a full play set (4 cards) yielding 36 cards in your deck. After that, place 24 basic lands and you have a deck that will consistently use your ideas to win or lose. If you like the results then you refine the deck with ideas such a mana curve, utility, and synergy.

Let's play 24 lands to ensure we have good opening hands and draw plenty of mana. Sure, we may flood out from time to time. Yeah, we may brick some draws. But nothing feels worse than seeing everything you could do if you just had some lands. Here is a succinct statistical look at why you play 24 lands.

Angelic Destiny: A great way to win the game. can take an 0/1 and turn it into a decent attacker and blocker. Does better work on things with lifelink or vigilance or double strike. Or all three.

Aerial Responder: On his own, Aerial Responder is a strong contender. He attacks and blocks well, he gains life, he's evasive...a renaissance man. When we look at curving into Angelic Destiny on four we begin to feel a slight tingle in our pants.

Ajani's Pridemate: A bear that gets bigger each time you gain life. With the right support, he can be an excellent attacker or blocker. Also, he is not the worst target for Angelic Destiny.

Pacifism: Most decent decks pack some form of removal. Pacifism is a far cry from primo, but since you're mono-white weenies you'll take what you can get and be happy with it.

By my count, we are at four of nine. This leaves us with five cards to choose. From here we can choose different ways to continue to build upon what we've done so far. Sometimes we will be playing a full four of and other times we might play less. It depends on the curve and how many slots we have available.

I've grouped these into cards that play well together. This first set is about making an army with your Angelic Accord.

Angels and Solitude

Angelic Accord gives us an engine to work with. All this card asks is that we gain life in increments of at least four. As a reward we get 4/4 angel tokens. Fulfilling these requirements can build a formidable army.

Lone Rider  Flip: If you are doing Angelic Accord things, then you'll hopefully be gaining 3 or more life a turn and the flip on him will be easier. A 4/4 first strike, trample, lifelink on (possibly) turn three is a good set up into a turn four Angelic Accord. Also makes an 8/8 lifelink, first strike, trample, flier with Angelic Destiny.

Lone Missionary: Two mana, gain four life and get a 2/1 body. Flip your Lone Rider  Flip, make an angel off of Angelic Accord, put a counter on Ajani's Pridemate. This card can enable a lot of the things you are trying to do, both in the early and late game. Play it for a reason and with a plan, running it out simply because #YOLO is a waste and will lose you game.

Solemn Offering: Interaction with decks that strongly utilize artifacts or enchantments while gaining four (wow, much amaze) life. For some silly times, you can blow up your own Pacifism to give your opponent back a creature worse than a 4/4 angel token (Angelic Accord is necessary for this to work). Not every deck plays relevant artifacts and/or enchantments so it is likely you only play one as a failsafe.

"Look to my coming on the first light of the fifth day, at dawn look to the east."

Make a big, wide army of tokens and overwhelm your opponent.

Raise the Alarm: Classic token generator. Play this end of opponent's turn to be able to attack next turn. Flash block 2/2 for value. There are just so many uses for this card.

Honor of the Pure: Anthem effect that gets better in multiples and hits all of your creatures (duh). You gain more power the wider your army is.

Spectral Procession: Make three 1/1 fliers. Pair this with Honor of the Pure and you now have six power in the sky.


Loxodon Warhammer: Probably just a one of. But what if any creature in your deck could make an angel token with Angelic Accord and this? Or flip a Lone Rider  Flip or put a counter on Ajani's Pridemate?

Crested Sunmare : Paired up with two or three Pristine Talisman and you can build an army of indestructible horses. For maximum efficiency, tap the talismans on your opponent's turn and attack with the 5/5s on your turn.

Heliod's Pilgrim: Two and a white to find your Angelic Destiny. Or Pacifism. Or Shielded by Faith. Or Pentarch Ward. Or Soul Tithe. Or Prison Term. This type of tutoring effect allows you to become a toolbox of answers and threats. Play two to help with consistently finding your finisher or answer.

Path of Bravery: Gaining life for attack with creatures and buffing said creatures when you've gained enough life. Seems sweet. If you have neither life nor an army, however, this card doesn't actual nothing. Play with no more than two.

"Let me explain...no, there is too much. Let me sum up."

Pick a core group of seven (28 total) cards. With your remaining slots pick some combinations of the other listed cards and then playtest. With any luck and through many games, you will find what works and doesn't and will make adjustments as you see fit. The cards I've listed are by no means the end all be all of what is out there, but I feel they are a nice jumping off point and a good discussion on deck building principles and techniques. This site also lets you playtest your deck so you can see how your draws look and play out a couple hands to see what you are capable of doing with the cards you've chosen.

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