Ordeal of Heliod

Ordeal of Heliod

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Whenever enchanted creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on it. Then if it has three or more +1/+1 counters on it, sacrifice Ordeal of Heliod.

When you sacrifice Ordeal of Heliod, you gain 10 life.

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Ordeal of Heliod Discussion

Chick3nJr on Lifegain w/ counter boosting goodness!

2 days ago

Rest for the Weary could be a good instant. Since your deck is a mix of counter and lifegain, Ordeal of Heliod could be a good card too. You could also change Blossoming Sands for Kabira Crossroads. You don't need the green mana and Kabira gives you 2 life instead of 1.

skoobysnackz on The Heroic Heroes! That doesn't sound right...

6 days ago

I really like the ordeal cards like Ordeal of Heliod or Ordeal of Nylea for heroic cause you get one free counter and they have great effects once you sacrifice them. Also Bear Umbra for one extra has a much better effect than Boar Umbra

number61971 on Tiny Anafenza - From Budget to Awesome: A Journey

1 week ago

I love cheap decks! For $8, you have an excellent little deck. Where you take it will depend A LOT on what you want to focus on. But I think that no matter what you do, Abzan Charm is almost an auto include.

If you want to do more with the +1/+1 counters theme, consider things like (in no particular order): Abzan Falconer, Hardened Scales, Travel Preparations, Common Bond, Bow of Nylea, Gavony Township, Champion of Lambholt, Fleecemane Lion, Avatar of the Resolute, Fertilid, Inspiring Call, Solidarity of Heroes, Retreat to Kazandu, Bond Beetle, Champion of the Parish, Mikaeus, the Lunarch, Hunger of the Howlpack, Slitherhead, Thrive, Warden of the First Tree, Ordeal of Heliod, Drana, Liberator of Malakir.

Of course, there's a gazillion hydras that could fit this theme: Managorger Hydra, Primordial Hydra, Protean Hydra, Vastwood Hydra....

Abzan colors contain the Orzhov subset, so lifegain, lifedrain, and graveyard recursion are all themes worth exploring and incorporating, depending on your taste. Basilica Screecher, Tithe Drinker, Syndic of Tithes, Kingpin's Pet, Blind Obedience, Suture Priest, Blood Artist, Vampire Nighthawk, Vizkopa Guildmage, Vault of the Archangel, Drana's Emissary, Phyrexian Reclamation, Behemoth Sledge, Loxodon Warhammer, Armadillo Cloak, Chalice of Life  Flip, Sun Droplet, Oversold Cemetery, Eternal Witness, Athreos, God of Passage, Font of Return. I'd recommend Glissa, the Traitor if you end up playing with enough artifacts/artifact creatures.

There are a few cards that combine multiple themes. Kitchen Finks is super annoying for opponents when combined with +1/+1 counters. Karlov of the Ghost Council can quickly lock the board in your favor you gain a lot of life and/or can otherwise put a lot of +1/+1 counters on it. Martial Coup is hilarious combined with Blood Artist and Abzan Ascendancy. Deathrite Shaman is an incredible general utility card. Scavenging Ooze is another graveyard hate card. Great control cards include Pernicious Deed, Gaze of Granite, and Abrupt Decay.

White is probably the most well-rounded color. There's lots of utility to be mined, depending on what you think you need to balance out the deck. You can never go wrong with an Oblivion Ring, Banishing Light, or Swords to Plowshares.

Have fun and good luck!

Javaz on Don't Touch my Spirits (Turn 5 Win)

2 weeks ago

I think it's pretty good, but

1) It will likely be a 4/4 for 3 with no evasion

2) Even if it becomes a 5/5, that would mean I'm already going to win, because of the Sunbond + Ordeal of Heliod "combo": consider that my game plan is to get a Tallowisp, get a Blessed Spirits, fetch an enchantment, swing and gain life. Total of 3-4 creatures and enchantments. It's strong but a bit useless in this deck :/

Thanks anyway!

AxfordArmories on Vault of Legends: Angels

2 weeks ago

which is why I have Witchbane Orb so I cant be the target of sacrifice. I put Ordeal of Heliod and a plains back in for now, removing In Garruk's Wake and Hedonist's Trove. I love Trove's effect but I feel it would be best suited in a mill deck with Omniscience.

Gidgetimer on Two seperate questions about: Brutal ...

1 month ago

Brutal Hordechief says they must block so you must have them block. They can however all block a single goblin token.

You can activate Auratog's ability to pump himself and the Ordeal of Heliod will trigger giving you 10 life. You can not however pump the Auratog when you sacrifice the Ordeal to the counter adding ability or if you sacrifice any other enchantment for any reason other than his pump ability.

Not_Sure on Two seperate questions about: Brutal ...

1 month ago

Brutal Hordechief: In reference to it's activated ability, if I can choose how the blockers block; can choose to have the blocking creatures block nothing?

Auratog: If I sacrifice Ordeal of Heliod for Auratog's activated ability would it trigger it's +2/+2 as well as the Ordeal's: When you sacrifice ......... ability?

  • As a side-note too this, with other enchantments' sacrifice abilities like Aura of Silence; can they too activate Auratog's ability? I would think not, considering it doesn't include the word whenever similar too Ordeals.
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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Theros Uncommon


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