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 would run only 3 of either the Obelisk of Urd , Dictate of Heliod or Spear of Heliod . I wouldn't run more than three "anthems" as they become dead draws once one hits the field. If you choose to run Heroic, you'll need to consider Ordeal of Heliod as well. Launch the Fleet is amazing without Heroic so try to get more of those if able.
@TACNERD1.0 what fliers in particular? In my personal build, I run 2x Aqueous Form since it's not great in multiples, and instead 4x Stratus Walk for a bit of extra draw. This seems to be fine for me. Also, this deck tends to be a bit more aggressive, especially in matchups against any deck with fliers. It should be faster than decks that include Mantis Rider (Jeskai), Ashcloud Phoenix (Jeskai), Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker (Jeskai), Butcher of the Horde (Mardu Control, or Mardu Tokens), etc. Cards like Fabled Hero protected by Gods Willing and Ajani's Presence create a very fast clock for the opponent, and the swingback usually isn't an issue. The opponent has to focus more on stabilizing and staying alive than beating in with fliers. In addition, the enormous lifegain from Ordeal of Heliod (in my build) and Seeker of the Way , as well as Hopeful Eidolon can keep our life total fairly safe as we surge to victory. Another note: removal can also be added to the sideboard to counter your local meta. Pillar of Light , more Suspension Field , Singing Bell Strike , and maybe some Reprisal are all good to try out.
when running anything heroic, always have Favored Hoplite . I think you're not really running heroic though, more like a higher cost control. Gods Willing always helps. I'd run at least three Banishing Light . instead of Divine Favor put in Ordeal of Heliod more life gain while pumping up your guys. Hope that helps!
I like the r/w shell. Mostly because of Deflecting Palm such a great card!! I would run these colors just for that card haha. Have you thought about Lagonna-Band Trailblazer as the one drop? I know you want fast beats but having a great defense might help you play more proactive and less reactive. I know it sounds stupid, but then you wouldn't have to rely on life gain from seeker or ordeal of heliod. You might even be able to drop Ordeal of Heliod in favor of the over ordeal.
Also, have you considered Glare of Heresy in the sideboard. Think Siege Rhino ; Wingmate Roc ; Mantis Rider ; Elspeth, Sun's Champion ; Brimaz, King of Oreskos ; Sorin, Solemn Visitor etc etc. Such a good white removal spell that hits a lot of top decks.
P.s. hoping for Storm Crow reprint!
Managed to get it more Enchantment focused and give it some protection: Propaganda , Ghostly Prison , Illusionist's Gambit , and Sphere of Safety , at least to name a few. Ordeal of Heliod for life gain while I'm helping out.
I have a few suggestion to make it flow better. -4x Glimpse the Sun God +2 Icy Blast +4 Triton Tactics -2 Abzan Falconer +3 Cavalry Pegasus -3 Tethmos High Priest +2 Abzan Battle Priest -1 Sage of Hours -1 Ephara's Enlightenment -1 Ordeal of Heliod +1 Aqueous Form
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|Avg. cube pick||1.36|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|