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'm probably going to pull Wall of Limbs and maybe Accursed Spirit for Nyx-Fleece Ram and Seeker of the Way . I just need to get the cards. I don't have a playset of the ram, or any of the seekers (I will soon, I've got my box on pre-order.)
I have an Ajani Steadfast , but I've been on the verge about putting him in for a while. I may pull a Soulmender for him, or maybe take out a wall of essence, but I feel weird less than 4 one-drops. I may pull something else for him. Any thoughts?
I'm also thinking of going 4 on the Ordeal of Heliod s. I can pop em easily. Also, I'm running less and less black. I'm going to need to adjust my mana.
I'll mull the changes over and see how I feel about them tomorrow.
I just went through your suggestions and decided i am getting rid of 1 Ajani's Presence , 1 Skyspear Cavalry , 3 Razorfoot Griffin , 3 Auramancer , 1 Ordeal of Heliod , and 4 Chosen by Heliod . Then adding in 4 Paragon of New Dawns (great suggestion btw), 3 Seraph of the Masses , 4 Raise the Alarm , 2 Hall of Triumph . I really want to add those but im in a money tight spot and it will be hard to get these all through trade.
I see several cards that seem very out of place. By that, I mean cards that are not worth playing. Razorfoot Griffin is too much mana for what it does and Auramancer will not be as useful because you will probably not have many auras in the yard,and if you do, it is likely that you will have bigger problems than finding an aura at that point. In fact, I would loose the auras in general. You will want to be playing creatures in numbers, rather than enchanting. This is because your enchantments are just not strong enough to be worth it and the creatures you have are very vulnerable to removal. Overwhelming your opponent should be the plan.
Try adding x4 Raise the Alarm x3 Triplicate Spirits , x3 Seraph of the Masses , x4 Paragon of New Dawns x4 Brave the Elements , and x2 Hall of Triumph . These cards are all around 25-50 cents each. This is a highly budget upgrade and will speed your game up and be more aggressive as you will be flooding the board with creatures early, then pumping them with +1/+1 effects.
This would be an upgrade for less than $5 that could really help you speed up your game and be more consistent. By no longer using the squishy creatures and auras, you can throw out lots of tokens, use them to cast the Seraph of the Masses , pump them up with Paragon of New Dawns and Hall of Triumph , then swing for huge damage with brave the elements since it gives all of your creatures protection.
Let me know what you think.
This deck is constructed pretty good in my opinion. The flaws i see are 1. - Armament Corps + Ordeal of Heliod . I know that ordeal is in sideboard but i would definitely play automatically on board. 2. The cost of the deck is high. try and lower your budget for a deck and others will have an easier time getting the deck you worked hard to make.
Stick with one burn spell but have 4 of them (so 4x Magma Jet or 4x Lightning Strike ) Phalanx Leader isn't that good. I would use Akroan Crusader or Akroan Skyguard or Satyr Hoplite . Try to have 20 creatures to give you a good healthy base creatures to spells ratio. I would not run Chained to the Rocks (because it only targets creatures), run either 4x Ordeal of Heliod or 4x Ordeal of Purphoros (not 3-4 of both, you could run 2 of each though if you want them both, it just saves some card spaces for better spells) Spells like Ride Down and Feat of Resistance work good for when you are attacking as they proc your heroic and provide protection late-game against big creatures. Defiant Strike is something that gives you card draw aswell as a +1/0 and is instant speed. A spell like Deflecting Palm is great as a sideboard card vs midrange/aggro As for land if you can 4 Battlefield Forge and 4 Wind-Scarred Crag with plains and mountains should be good (you could work with 20 land with that much fetch/multicolor)
My overall build suggestion would make your deck look like this: (you don't have to do this of-course)
Just my thoughts anyways. I hope i have helped you
I actually REALLY like this. I think I might build it just to have a deck for my friends to run when they come to tournaments with me :) Very nice, surprisingly so. Your mana base is pretty solid, and the deck ran very smooth in my playtesting. You do, however, need to develop a sideboard. Despise is an uber budget but still good replacement for Thoughtseize . Pharika's Cure Is good against aggro, as is Wall of Essence . I think Ordeal of Heliod Could be rather fun in the mainboard, too.
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