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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.
Nice, though I hate to break it to you but ethereal armor is Ravnica :(. Maybe replace it with Ordeal of Heliod pumps creatures though not as much, but fits with the lifegain/pump Ajani's Pridemate as you can enchant him and if he's got 3 counters already sac it straight away gain 10 health and pump the Pridemate. Not sure about Soulmender and Triplicate Spirits . Id use the Sunblade Elf in place of the soulmender's drop the triplicates for another 2x Hopeful Eidolon and 2x Ajani, Mentor of Heroes . Lastly i'd add either 4x Arbor Colossus against flying decks and to add a big creature encase your cheaper creatures are wiped out before getting pumped, and sideboard 4x Gods Willing against removal.
No problem! I suggested this card because I have a similar Combo with Sunbond and Ordeal of Heliod in my spirit deck, and I'm thinking about putting some Cradle of Vitality , too. The great thing of those cards is the surprise effect.
I'm inclined to say yes. He's fun for casual, but you may consider swapping him out for a little more consistency.
In my deck, I have found the most powerful thing to combine with Heroic are Ordeal of Thassa and Ordeal of Heliod . You already have Ordeal of Thassa in there, but maybe try Ordeal of Heliod in there as well? My reasoning is that if you can slap it on a guy that already has 3 +1/+1 counters, it gets another counter and you immediately get the benefit. Nothing's better than "Aqueous Form , Heroic gives +1/+1... Ordeal of Heliod , Ordeal of Thassa , up to three +1/+1 counters now... swing for (minimum 6) after gaining ten life and drawing two cards."
I wish I could give a little more insight into the competitive aspect of this deck, but my version is more casual, where removal runs a little less rampant.
If you're aiming to go fast, the lands that etb tapped should be replaced. If you can afford the Battlefield Forge s they'd be okay. Since your curve tops out at 3, and there are only 2 3-drops, you may only need 18 lands. Try to get a few more creatures in there. Launch the Fleet and Coordinated Assault are both beauties for this kind of deck. Divine Favor and Ordeal of Heliod aren't too useful here if you're going for aggro. Try Hammerhand or, if you aren't worried about RTR rotating out soon, try Madcap Skills . Other cards I may suggest would be Ajani's Presence , Lagonna-Band Elder , or Swift Justice . Hope I helped at all :)
I would take out some of the instants and Ordeal of Heliod and add in enchantments like Ethereal Armor , Hyena Umbra , Spirit Mantle etc. The effect stays while triggering heroic, so whats not to like? Also it gives Agent of the Fates the first strike/deathtouch combo, so he becomes a major threat.
I might suggest replacing Soulmender or other creatures for one more heroic +1/+1 dude like Favored Hoplite , Akroan Skyguard , Phalanx Leader or even Fabled Hero . I say this because you've included one of my favorite card combos Sunbond + Ordeal of Heliod .
With Hero of Iroas down the whole combo only costs 4 mana and if you drop it on a heroic dude like the ones I mentioned and swing in the same turn you instantly proc Ordeal of Heliod and the dude goes from a 1/2 to a 14/15 in one turn. One extra mana for a Gods Willing , which also procs heroic for one more counter, and it's just about game over.
This deck is like a cross between my old heroic lifegain deck and the full white soldier token deck i'm working on right now. I dig it.
I love Ordeal of Thassa and Ordeal of Heliod , Heliod is great to keep you alive, especially since you can gain 10 life in the next turn (since casting it into a heroic creature will net one +1/+1 counter and attacking will net another one), I will probably keep Heliods as SB, to keep more aggressive decks at bay. Bioshif is there to move counter to my Fabled Hero , once he gets to 10/10 and I have a Gods Willing or Brave the Elements it's good game. Mizzium Skin is crazy good for heroic decks, I will fit it into the mainboard. As for Geist of Saint Traft it's an insanely good card, I really like it, but it's soooo expensive. This deck is a little budget, but I will get a couple of them ASAP.Thanks for your feedback :D
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