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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|Theros Beyond Death (THB)||Common|
|Ultimate Masters (UMA)||Common|
|Magic 2015 (M15)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Heliod's Pilgrim occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Heliod's Pilgrim Discussion
1 week ago
Twist35 Thanks for all the suggestions! I think the reason I liked Vessel of Ephemera over Omen of the Sun was because I can essentially cycle it to my graveyard with 5 mana rather than 6 so I can use it again. Plus, it makes evasive tokens as well. But I can definitely see the case for the flash on Omen of the Sun and that scry might come in handy.
The fonts are there because they can be recurred once for a decent sized effect. Later in the game, recursion becomes more difficult. So those cards are there for the late game stall when nothing else can get through. They will typically not be played early in the game, especially Font of Ire. They are also kind of my favorite flavor cards in the deck. So I think I'll keep them in my build, but feel free to switch them out in yours.
I agree on the sideboard. I was kind of going for a Heliod's Pilgrim sandbox. I think I definitely need to reevaluate the cards I've included there.
Appreciate the support, I'll test out some changes soon!
1 week ago
I would replace Nylea's Colossus before Heliod's Pilgrim. At 7 mana it is a good card but it's effect is lacking unless you already have a large creature to make larger. It seems like tempo would benifit this deck more especially if it isn't trying to combo.
1 week ago
SwiftDeath Open the Armory is a great tutor, especially for this deck. I was going to put it in but I just haven't found the room. I feel like keeping tutors to a minimum because, while I have the Shielded by Faith combo in my deck, I'm not looking to combo out super fast every game. Most of the time I don't even tutor for the combo. It's mostly there for when games are going on a bit too long. Might swap out Heliod's Pilgrim for Open the Armory
1 week ago
Hey, consider enchantment tutors? Enlightened Tutor, Sterling Grove, Idyllic Tutor, even Open the Armory and Heliod's Pilgrim for auras. Consider Siona, Captain of the Pyleas and Shielded by Faith? This combo would give you an alternative win condition that has synergy with the rest of your deck since Faith is fine with Rafiq. Sovereigns of Lost Alara + Eldrazi Conscription is good late game interaction with Rafiq.
I think lots of spells that only pump Rafiq once is wasting a lot of spots in your deck. Other than Berserk as well as Vines of Vastwood and Blossoming Defense which are also protection, the other spells could be cut especially the sorceries for cards that give repeatable pump/abilities, more draw, protection/opponent disruption.
Other cards to consider adding:
- Mystic Remora
- Grand Abolisher
- Argothian Enchantress
- Conqueror's Flail
- Wild Growth
- Utopia Sprawl
- Sigarda's Aid
- Eternal Witness
- Hall of Heliod's Generosity
Cards to consider cutting:
- Stealth Mission
- Larger Than Life
- Artful Dodge
- Arrester's Zeal
- Giant Growth
- Might of Old Krosa
- Mutagenic Growth
- Veil of Secrecy
- Might of Oaks
- Emerald Medallion
- Sapphire Medallion
Good luck with your deck.
3 weeks ago
Leyline of Anticipation would really help tempo, since you aren't running any instants
4 weeks ago
Have you considered adding these cards with the amount of enchantments you are running Kor Spiritdancer, Mesa Enchantress, Heliod's Pilgrim, Auramancer, and Monk Idealist? Not sure if you need to run all of them but, all 5 of those cards could help to keep the deck more consistant.
4 weeks ago
I know you want to avoid the full-on voltron package, but how does Faith Unbroken sound? As it is creature removal on an aura, so you can grab it with things like Heliod's Pilgrim if you really need a piece of removal (a bit costly, mana wise, but sometimes you just need Doom Blade), and you can even toss it into play off a Bruna trigger if you need to snag a blocker or something that is making combat difficult. Just a thought.
My own Bruna deck is more balls to the walls voltron than the average deck (Lion's Eye Diamond and everything, I have a problem), but I do love me some control. I'd be very interested to hear how your deck performs.
4 weeks ago
Hey, I playtested the deck against mine and it does very well. I know someone that runs life gain and will show them an updated list of this when I make one. I would change just a few things.
The lands are one thing, you could run 21-22. I use this link here then I subtract 1 or 2 due to how many mana sinks I have; you don;t have many so 21 or 22 would work. You could also run a playset of Castle Ardenvale, it has the same ability at Dawn of Hope but the creature doesn't have lifelink, but good for blocks or using up mana.
I considered making one white black has you have the Temple of Silence and Godless Shrine and Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord can be really good in this, not to mention the black and black white removal. Always an option.
Speaking of Dawn of Hope you could cut one or two as having multiple out hurt rather than help. Pious Wayfarer is kind of weak but he is a 1 drop with enchantment buffs. Maybe run Healer's Hawk instead for more life gain triggers? Transcendent Envoy is an enchantment but only currently helps with your 1 aura. Noted that arua is very good but I'm not sure if this guy could be cut for another 2 drop that does something better. Idyllic Tutor is also way better than Heliod's Pilgrim as you can only search for 1 card whereas Idyllic Tutor can search for pretty much the entire deck for 3 mana which isnt a bad rate for what it can do in the deck.
For sideboard you could run more things like Banishing Light and the like and boardwipes because white is plentiful in that. Otherwise good build one day I might copy it and make some adjustments.