Ordeal of Heliod


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Theros (THS) 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

hkhssweiss on life link

2 weeks ago


Here might be some cards that can be helpful:

Cards suggested to cut:

The reasons the card listed above to cut is one of few reasons either they don't do much, better alternatives, or they don't further your game plan enough to make an impact. By meta I meant, the type of decks you are facing as your meta might be filled with more aggro players than if that's the case you might want to add in a Ghostly Prison for example, or if you are facing a lot of reanimation decks than adding in a Relic of Progenitus or Tormod's Crypt can be fairly helpful. Against control players than you might want to consider a lot Silence/Orim's Chant effects.

Aside from that, some non-budget friendly cards are the obvious Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, Teferi's Protection, or Vedalken Orrery. Winding Canyons can also be helpful to flash out Evra or your Felidar Sovereign to sneak in that win.

Hope that helps!

Kederekt on The Boros Army

4 weeks ago

Really solid deck. I’m sure you didn’t notice but you have two Giselas. I’m gonna throw some cards at you. Anya, Merciless Angel, Tiana, Ship's Caretaker, Ordeal of Heliod, Ordeal of Purphoros, Ring of Thune, Ring of Valkas, and Volt Charge would all be killer in this deck. I’m questioning your commander choice. He’s okay but you have so many better commanders in your deck. I really like it overall though.

DiverDown on Selesnya Heroic Inspiration

9 months ago

Hero of Iroas was very powerful when I ran a mono-white aura heroic deck in standard. Fabled Hero was crazy with Sunbond and Ordeal of Heliod, although Sunbond is just good if you give a creature lifelink or simply have a creature with lifelink. Soldier of the Pantheon was also a powerful little one drop. If you build around auras here too you would have access to draw engines like Kor Spiritdancer and Sram, Senior Edificer. Also I wouldn't worry too much about all of your spells in here being two CMC or less because in my experience running only one and two drops will cause you to burn out and empty your hand very quickly. I don't want you to change the vision you have for this deck, I'm just saying auras have worked wonders when I had a heroic deck, and Hero of Iroas is perfect for it.

andywontdie on Render Unto Ayli

1 year ago

It's a good start, but I see some room for improvement. Some suggestions:

Erebos, God of the Dead : for card draw, life gain denial and a beefy indestructible blocker.

Tree of Perdition : Beefy blocker, could be a win-con and become a much bigger blocker.

Test of Endurance : Straight up win-con.

Archangel of Thune: Pumps up all your creatures when you gain life and has lifelink. Almost a win-con by itself.

Serra Ascendant: Immediately a 6/6 Lifelink flyer when you put em down, and can be a win-con early enough in the game.

Ordeal of Heliod: Puts counters on your creatures, gains you 10 life and since you're already running Sun Titan, has recursion.

True Conviction : Doublestrike and lifelink to all your creatures. Nuff Said.

Approach of the Second Sun: Gains you life and is an looming win-con that will have your opponents counting cards.

Treasury Thrull: Extort and has the ability to recur from your graveyard.

Righteous Confluence : A versatile options card, bare minimum, you gain 15 life for 5 mana.

Alhammarret's Archive : Double life gain and card draw...why not?

Elixir of Immortality : Your backup panic button if things go south. 5 life and rescue your graveyard.

Chalice of Life  Flip : Gain life on one side, 5 to opponents on the other.

Vault of the Archangel : A backup means to gain life and possibly gain control of board state. Also shows if your opponents are paying attention to all of your board state.

As far as swaps go:

Fumigate to replace Day of Reckoning it may be benefit you more to have a clean slate and gain life. Necromantic Selection may also be a good choice here too.

Gift of Immortality to replace Indestructibility -- I like Gift better as it works really well with ETB triggers, especially if it's life gain related and works great with...

Panharmonicon : A card I have really been enjoying since it's release. Works great with stuff like your Sun Titan, and Ashen Rider, or Angel of Despair. Also pairs really nicely with Mimic Vat if you got room.

Just some ideas from my experience play ultra life gain. Have fun!

kamarupa on Cocaine

1 year ago

Many thanks for the upvotes CheapnFast and SirSh4ggy! Also thanks for your thoughts, CheapnFast. I originally considered Gleam of Authority and I think even bought a full set just in case, so I'll have to dig them up. Honestly, because I do own this deck in paper and play it fairly often, Ordeal of Heliod is usually relegated to the sideboard in favor of additional removal spells. I only mainboard it when it seems I really need to gain some extra life. But I think I'd like to try Gleam again, not so much for the pump, as for the Vigilance and Bolster. I took a look at the deck you linked. Good stuff there. Cheers!

CheapnFast on Cocaine

1 year ago

My brother Swilliam used to play a deck similar to this in standard that had a price tag in the sub $50 range during the Khans/Theros block standard. He ran a few more spells like Artful Maneuver and Phalanx Leader (I think you can see the synergy there), and he also ran Abzan Falconer which made it a fantastic deck. But I'm not suggesting you do something like that. But, what I would recommend from his deck is that I would not be playing Ordeal of Heliod. I get that 10 life is a big deal, but when you're running cards like Tezzeret's Gambit that spread the love with a lot of counters, I would highly recommend Gleam of Authority. Personally, I think it is better than the Ordeal, but ultimately it is up to you, the deckbuilder. Nice deck though, +1 from me

bonsai11943 on Sisters of the Clergy

1 year ago

The following cards only have a casting cost of 1 or 2, and may be useful?

i. Brave the Elements can facilitate a massive, sudden surprise attack. A cheaper alternative is Gods Willing.

ii. I think also Ordeal of Heliod synergizes well with the deck.

iii. Also Authority of the Consuls slows down your opponent while helping you gain life.

iv. Brave the Sands can also be useful for attack-defense.

Anyway, enjoyed your deck! +1

rhine0 on Daxos

1 year ago

So, I have a few ideas we could hash out for this deck, and I included a bunch of cards that I'll just give you, as well as a few cards you should pick up and plan to use, regardless. We can sit down and actually hash this out together if you'd like, or you can wing it and develop something on your own. Either way, I'm stoked you're getting so into this!

Cards You Should Pick Up

Windborn Muse Blind Obedience Noxious FieldUnderworld Connections

Cards I Can Give You

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