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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.
I'd take out all Ordeal of Heliod , 1 Heliod's Pilgrim , all Courser of Kruphix , all Midnight Guard and replace them with Ephemeral Shields , Banishing Light and/or Devouring Light , Reclamation Sage , or Spear of Heliod ..
I'd take out Auriok Edgewright out because you only have one artifact. i'd also put a couple Staff of the Sun Magus in. and becuase your stuff is all white, you can take out those guildgates and replace them with plains. also have a look at Elixir of Immortality . if this is a life gain deck, then Ajani, Caller of the Pride would work with it. and you can put in some Archangel of Thune in.other cards that can help include: Fiendslayer Paladin , Solemn Offering , Ordeal of Heliod , Swift Justice or Mortal's Ardor , Divine Favor , Meditation Puzzle , Riot Control , Nyx-Fleece Ram and Cathedral Sanctifier . You could use extort in the deck, keeping your deck to a minimal Converted Mana Cost. extort cards such as Blind Obedience , Syndic of Tithes .
I had Ordeal of Heliod in this deck at one point, but you may be right that it would be of more help in certain matchups. The Ordeal of Purphoros is ideal for this deck, as it can remove any weenies that might be in your way, or just tag on an additional 3 damage to the opponent where 3 damage can go a long way against a deck like this.
The one thing that keeps me in some games where I don't get the best draw is life gain through the Hopeful Eidolon , so I can see where the Ordeal of Heliod might be more useful on some occasions. I've got a couple Brave the Elements in my sideboard already for extra protection if up against heavy removal. I might need to increase the number though.
I've found Ordeal of Heliod more useful than Ordeal of Purphoros in the past, giving you more time for your deck to hit its stride. Brave the Elements is also incredibly useful for making all of your creatures unblockable and un-targetable at the same time and swinging for the win for only 1 mana.
Here are some alternatives that keep your manabase cheaper (only two colors) and are better than any red enchantments you could play:
Spirit Link - This only grants lifelink, but can be used on your opponent's creatures to neuter the damage they deal. Yes, it works like that. See Armadillo Cloak . If you want it to be like Rancor , Spirit Loop is good as well.
Keen Sense - This keeps your card flow going, as you have a tendency to peter out after dumping your hand.
If you can, work up to acquiring Kor Spiritdancer , as it is the best card in the deck.
Okay thanks for the comments. I'm thinking about:
Removing 2x Nissa's Expedition and 2x Sunbound for 4x Ordeal of Heliod . I like the Nissa's Expedition because hopefully you will draw it by turn 3 and can play it on turn 3, which will in essence double the amount of mana. This mana then can be used on either the Hero of Leina Tower or either the Ordeal of Nylea or Ordeal of Heliod .
But otherwise a big thanks to the both of you, seeing as how you both took the time to look at my deck. And yes irishwrath i am trying to keep the total of this deck under $20.
I don't wanna be a party pooper, but when Ordeal of Heliod pops, Ajani's Pridemate will only get one +1/+1 counter. Not sure if you already know but from your description I thought I'd say something. Otherwise Great deck. I have an all cat themed deck pretty similar.
So this is what happend Friday:
Things I changed:
I've been very pleased so far, with what my (post-rotation!) deck could achieve in a very competetive environment. I'll try to further improve this, while maybe setting up some other decks I can switch to. Thinking of mono-black-control and u/w-heroic, as my local meta seems to be aggro-heavy.
Thanks for all the support and advice! I'm still open for suggestions.
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