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

Kaziel0 on White Human Strikers (Suggestions Welcome)

4 hours ago

Without more Warriors, Arashin Foremost is not really efficient for it's cost. 3 CMC for a 2/2 Double Striker with occasional upside if you happen to have another Warrior out? Fabled Hero seems like a better bet. Same cost, same power and toughness, also has Double Strike, but has the added benefit of Heroic, and with how many triggers you have, it shouldn't be hard to make it a 3/3 or a 4/4 double striker easily.

Speaking of Double Strike, while Battle Mastery just really isn't worth it's cost, considering you can get a creature out there WITH Double strike for the same CMC. Instead you might want to look at cheaper enchants, such as Ordeal of Heliod or Glaring Aegis, so that if some removal is used on the creature in question, while it hurts, it doesn't hurt terribly so.

Also while not bad, Ainok Bond-Kin isn't human, which matters with your Obelisk of Urd. For the effect of First Strike on everyone, may I recommend Archetype of Courage. You get the "all creatures get First Strike" effect, while also getting the benefit of another Human. It ends up being W more mana, but that's not too bad considering both the effect and the side benefit of humans tribal.

eeagle on unblockable budget

2 days ago

No one needs 4 Daxos of Meletis or 4 Thassa, God of the Sea because of their legendary status. My suggestion would be take out two of each, and then add 2-4 Gods Willing which will be both protection for your creatures and can be used to make them unblockable. A playset will set you back a dollar.

Also, consider buffing those creatures with something like Ordeal of Heliod, Ordeal of Thassa or Battle Mastery. These are all roughly $1 a playset and can make your unblockable creatures more of a threat. Possible other auras are things like Mortal Obstinacy (to get rid of pesky enchantments or enchantment creatures) or Marked by Honor to help you defend and round out your curve. Both are $0.15 each.

Hope this helped!

krankytaco on Pump up the Jams (Counters)

3 days ago

I did look into Ordeal of Heliod but I felt that the life bonus wasn't worth the ability to ramp up mana. With a good hand, I can slap down an Ordeal of Nylea for a instant activation and set myself up for an Elite Scaleguard on the next turn.

I could always put it in the maybeboard though.

masterosok on Devotion to the Scales

1 week ago

Another good card vs red is Ordeal of Heliod. The life gain can help you outlast reds initial rush.

bewarekraken on Fantastic Four

1 week ago

Okay so you're probably not gonna like my suggestion lol but I hopefully you will. I think you are doing the right thing by going with Become Immense. I think it's amazing in the heroic deck especially. I would, however, drop the blue altogether. Both red and green splashes are awesome and you would make the deck more consistent if you went W/r/g. You could replace the Thassa for Ordeal of Heliod. The counters could be replaced with something like Titan's Strength, 2 more Center Soul, Valorous Stance, Feat of Resistance, or even maybe 1 Center Soul and 1 more Become Immense. Just a thought, 3 colors is always easier to run and more consistent than 4. At the very least, it's a little faster considering that's 4 less tap-lands.

Joumba on Indestructible LIfe

1 week ago

oops... not the dictate, sorry. I meant Ordeal of Heliod!


1 week ago

Heyyyy! I'm working with the same thing. Naya dragons build. If you want, you can check out mine. +1'd yours.

Naya Dragon Midrange

The biggest red-flags in your deck are Chained to the Rocks as well as having 22 lands. The mana base is already a pain. Don't make it harder on yourself. Run the standard 24 man. Honestly, I'd keep it close to what you have just add 2x Mana Confluence.

I think Soulfire Grand Master is pretty much dead in this build. I've tried it a few times (even with Crater's Claws, Draconic Roars, and Roasts) and I really feel the extra ramp of Rattleclaw Mystic or Fleecemane Lion is a better choice at the 2-drop creature slot.

Sideboard Options:

For control decks, I think the best thing to do is add more Dragonlord Dromoka (he is also great against RDW as is any lifegain) as well as Mistcutter Hydra and possibly even a Surrak Dragonclaw (if you decide to run Rattleclaw Mystics and Mana Confluence. These three creatures help you beat control players over the head pretty hard. The best instant for us? Display of Dominance. Some more long game card advantage is nice too like Outpost Siege on Khans.

For RDW opponents, our best cards are the aforementioned Dragonlord Dromoka, Nyx-Fleece Ram, Courser of Kruphix, and what I think the all-star is here, Feed the Clan. Hell, you could even go for Ordeal of Heliod. You just need some source of lifelink, static life gain, and/or a spike of life through an instant.

Eraser on Newbies First Deck - White Lifegain Counters

1 week ago

Yes Green offers a lot, Trample, Better Card Draw (Than just white anyway) , and a little Mana Ramp.

Ordeal of Heliod is Best targeted on Heroic Creatures like the Fabled Hoplite and Phalanx Leader Just because You get 1/1 counters right away can possibly get the sac benefit on the same turn that it hits the creature.

For example, If you're T1 play is Hoplite, You can play Ordeal on T2, Swing 3/4 Hoplite. T3 play hardend scales. Swing your hoplite as 5/6, and you still got 2 mana open, and you either just gained 10 life from Ordeal of Heliod or put 2 basic lands from Ordeal of Nylea Effectivly giving you up to 6 available mana on your T4 play..

That deck i put together is really nothing special, Im no master deckbuilder, Ive yet to even win at FNM. A build like this would give you a lot better chance at winning a few games/matches at least.

Most of those cards will be out of standard before the end of the year so. Really, if its a high cost, dont waste your cash. Although the most expensive thing is the fetchlands, and those will be forever good in all other formats. and the scrylands will be at least useful as a 1 of in 2 color EDH.

Color(s) White
Cost 1W
Converted cost 2
Avg. draft pick 1.69
Avg. cube pick 1.36


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Theros Uncommon


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