Ordeal of Heliod


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Theros Uncommon

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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

Zaes on W/B Lifelink Buff

1 day ago

Ordeal of Heliod is good for early-game lifegain and it also buffs the enchanted creature.I'd definitely mainboard the Mortify as it can kill nearly any creature in the format (there is only a couple of angels that have protection from white or black in modern from memory). Maybe add a Battlegrace Angel or two? From memory they aren't expensive (don't quote me on this).

I've got a few Loxodon Warhammers if you want a couple of those in there too :)

HehaGardenHoe on Greek Mariners (white/blue)

3 weeks ago

I Have some Suggestions:

adding 2x Sigiled Starfish, 3x Triton Shorestalker, and 3x Hopeful Eidolon

Removing 2x Mindreaver, 2-3x Hero of Iroas, 1x Shipbreaker Kraken, 1x Oppressive Rays, 1x Ordeal of Heliod, 1x Gift of Immortality, and 1-2x Daxos of Meletis

also Nimbus Naiad and Observant Alseid could help as well as Favored Hoplite

Note that there isn't really enough room for all my suggestions, so pick and choose the ones you like best

Atony1400 on Double Strike Aggro Deck (Sub 15$)

4 weeks ago

I would also recommend Expedite or Messenger's Speed to make your creatures ETB and gain haste, and triggering heroic is also cool synergy.

Dauntless Onslaught, Battlewise Valor, Shielded Passage, Titan's Strength, Ordeal of Heliod, and Chosen by Heliod are also great heroic triggering additions, that also benefit creatures. (that I pulled from my deck)

Honor of the Pure is also a suggestion I recieved that could be really good here. I also second adding in Boros Charm, and grabbing 3 more Lightning Bolts.

Lanzo493 on Bruna, Auratron (please help)

1 month ago

You can remove Cephalid Looter for Forgotten Creation. It works better for your commander.

Cards I suggest to remove:

Rewind. Most likely, you'll play this during your opponent's turn. What will you do with that extra 4 mana? Nothing.

Entangler. You kill your opponents before they kill you. Plus, you don't have many vigilance enchantments to use this well.

Forced Worship. This card only stops other voltron decks, which you should be faster than.

Inviolability. Your commander should be big enough that it can tank any hit.

Murder Investigation. Bad enchantment. There are so many more powerful cards that you could be using instead, like Open the Armory.

Ordeal of Thassa. Ordeal of Heliod. They're cute, but not good.

War Tax. It only works against decks with a lot of creatures, or not a lot of ramp.

Sun Titan. Fantastic card, but your commander can already reanimate everything you need. If your group runs land destruction than you can keep him.

Day of Judgment. This card will get your commander killed. It would be better to run boardwipes that work with the deck better. Maybe cut Wrath of God too.

Here is my final suggestion. I feel like you're deck is trying to do too many things. You're going to draw and quarter yourself. If you like the control aspect of the deck, then keep it, but not at the cost of the consistency of the deck. Tokens, control, and voltron are 3 very different strategies with little crossover. Narrow your strategy down, and then you can refine it.

TheInsanelyMadWizard on Battalion of Brimaz (10000 Tokens by T4)

1 month ago


Thanks. Do you think it's viable to replace that with Ordeal of Heliod?

Liscom on Heroic Hoplites

1 month ago

Hmm I am not sure if I don't understand you or if you do not understand Mirror Mockery. The token it creates does not come into play attacking, nor does it get haste - und will simply disappear as soon as the turn ends. Mirror Mockery is a great card for abilities that trigger by entering the battlefield, but for a heroic mechanic, this makes no sense.

I have a very similar deck: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/04-03-16-aura-deck/I normally do not like to post my own decks below the decks of others, but maybe this helps. I once made it just for a cheap kitchen game with friends and it turned out to be totally beast! When a creature has 3 or more tokens on it, Ordeal of Heliod provides 10 life for 2 mana and Ordeal of Thassa 2 cards for 2 mana. that is insane! Combined with Nomad Mythmaker... well I guess you get the point.Maybe you should think of adapting that cheat to your own deck.

Dragonman39 on Battalion of Brimaz (10000 Tokens by T4)

1 month ago

You should consider a few more Ordeal of Heliod and Hero of Iroas... bad news combo for any mono white heroic deck!

NestorCoelho on All Things Red Deck

2 months ago

Hobbez9186, these kind of tricks really surprise our opponents. About a year ago I won a FNM final against a Mono White Heroic (really hard match, due to Ordeal of Heliod) by surprising him with an act of treason on a Fabled Hero that let him without blockers to take damage from 2 pumped monastery swiftspear and his own Hero, followed by a Collateral Damage that took 3 more life while removed the Hero from the game.

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