Spear of Heliod

Spear of Heliod

Legendary Enchantment Artifact

Creatures you control get +1/+1

1WW, T: Destroy target creature that dealt damage to you this turn.

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Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Hero Legal
MTGO Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Unformat Legal
Noble Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

Spear of Heliod occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

White: 0.51%

Spear of Heliod Discussion

billium813 on Donate To-Don'tRoastMe Defense Fund

2 weeks ago

I really like Flickerform, Gift of Immortality, Ephemerate, and Conjurer's Closet with Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves. Great ways of protecting him and getting reuse out of his enter the battlefield (ETB) ability!

I also really like Sword of the Paruns. Tolsimir usually wants you to play lots of wolves so that you can use his ability. You can use Sword of the Paruns to boost your wolves on defense when they ETB and fight!

Suggestions:

I would recommend maybe replacing Gods Willing, Blessed Breath, Realms Uncharted, Unexpectedly Absent, Inspire Awe, & Stand Firm with Make a Stand, Unbreakable Formation, Rootborn Defenses, Brave the Elements, Swords to Plowshares, & Path to Exile

Seek the Horizon could be upgraded to Explosive Vegetation

Heraldic Banner fits the deck really well! Some other good cards in that vein would be Marshal's Anthem, Leonin Sun Standard, Adaptive Automaton, Spear of Heliod, or Vanquisher's Banner. You could replace Shriekhorn, Mindcrank, Conjurer's Bauble, Ghoulcaller's Bell, & Grindclock with the recommendations.

dresmith on Michiko life tune

1 month ago

I was able to get the remainder of the cards I needed for this deck for under 10.00 (tix). I have a couple of ideas:

Since you have gift of immortality, why not pair Gift of Immortality with Palisade Giant or Pariah's Shield maybe the mana cost is too much?

Since you have enchantment return lands Spear of Heliod. Lots of lifegain decks run Whip of Erebos

Just some thoughts.

SlushyJones on Heliod's Sun Gun

2 months ago

Spear of Heliod is a nice Enchantment/Artifact that fits the theme of the deck well. I imagine Heliod using a sun laser to zap creatures that attack you. It's also nice with lower power white creatures, and I think is reasonably priced for its ability.

salamandraboricua on Package Deals - Winota, Joiner of Forces EDH

2 months ago

Nice deck! But I agree with previous commenters. It needs card advantage and more explosive plays.

Maybe the way to go with Winota is with a non- human Soldier token package with multiple anthems like Spear of Heliod, Icon of Ancestry, Hall of Triumph, Intangible Virtue and Crusade paired with human lords and non- human lords... Field Marshal, Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer, Paragon of New Dawns, Celestial Crusader and Angel of Jubilation come to mind.

Also, Assemble the Legion + Divine Visitation seems nuts. Auratouched Mage + Eldrazi Conscription is nasty too. Gingerbrute, Tin Street Dodger and Chandra, Acolyte of Flame fit nice.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Strange ideas

3 months ago

DrukenReaps: Creatureless Proteus Staff? How about Fblthp, the Lost?

I recently build an Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran forced combat deck around global enchantments and double strike creatures. My current wincons are True Conviction and Warstorm Surge in combination with many anthems. Spear of Heliod is great for forced combat.

eyes2sky on Gods of Pioneer (resource)

4 months ago

Do you think this list should include their toys: Spear of Heliod, Hammer of Purphoros, Bow of Nylea, Bident of Thassa and Whip of Erebos?

BotaNickill on Sex-Proof Selesnyabians

5 months ago

Dude! Thank you so much for your constructive feedback and suggestions. I really appreciate it, as I want this Deck to be as good as it can be. I would love to see your build,but I didn't see it on your page.

Let's see, where to start. I agree the Birds of Paradise could be cut, but I believe hexproof/ramp creatures are better than mana rocks in this build as they offer a mana dork that has great evasion, can be enchanted to be made bigger, and can attack and/or block, therefore, better than artifacts that won't trigger my enchantresses. Land Tax not only allows me to pull all of the extra basic lands out of my deck, but also allows me to change the top card of my deck if I don't like what I see there with the Courser of Kruphix, Mul Daya Channelers, or Vizier of the Menagerie.

Arrest/Pacifism could prolly be replaced with the aura cards you suggested if I had them, I'll add those to my shopping list.

Quietus Spike, Grafted Exoskeleton again, not enchantments, and not cohesive to enchantress build. therefore inferior to bow and spear. Also, Spear of Heliod double as buff and removal. Bow of Nylea quintuple action, lifegain, removal, recursion, buff, and deathtouch.

Mana rocks, again, not enchantments. Frontier Siege, you ask?? it provides an extra 2 green mana during first main phase, and Another 2 green mana on 2nd main phase. that's 4 mana per turn. how can you top that for ramp?

Femeref Enchantress? Boardwipe insurance indeed, also every time anyone kills an enchantment I get to draw a card, including when I do it....Card draw = more cards in hand, no matter where it comes from. Speaking of card draw, I should prolly add the Reliquary Tower good call.

Gift of Immortality is one that's been in and out of the deck again and again, I like it, but there are so many good cards to choose from, and it seems to keep getting cut, I'll try it again. Replenish is great, however I don't have it, and it's pricey. Umbra Mystic I have and again, she's in and out depending on how I feel that day, or if I'm doing multiplayer, vs 1v1.

Bronzehide Lion I haven't pulled yet, And while indestructible is good, it doesn't have hexproof like it's older counterpart, Fleecemane Lion and is as such, inferior, plus it's situational, as you have to have open mana to use it's abilities, plus the loses other abilities clause is kinda weak.

I think I have Sigil of the Empty Throne I can give that a try as well. The other cards, I don't have, But I will consider them.

Again, thanks for the feedback, and I would love it if you wish to try and change my mind on any of these suggestions.

Azeworai on Big Tokens

5 months ago

Ah, tokens! Initiate the throng, then fulminate as such.

I have many suggestions.

Now, typically I am an advocate for running fewer lands in decks, however, this deck has an excruciatingly low amount of card draw. Either make way for lands or add a half-dozen cantrips.

Some of my favourite draw spells you could use are Once Upon a Time, Skullclamp, Adventurous Impulse, and Oath of Nissa. These dig for lands whilst having value late-game.

You have many anthems, some of which are quite lacking in my opinion. Syr Alin, the Lion's Claw, Kongming, "Sleeping Dragon", Selesnya Guildmage, Oakhame Ranger, Ahn-Crop Champion, Cultivator of Blades, Valor in Akros, Spear of Heliod, and Dragon Throne of Tarkir are all quite mana-hungry and little impact. They depend on a board state to work, and without one they verge on useless. I would like to call out Call for Unity in particular as being incredibly slow and capricious.

Haazda Marshal, Recruit the Worthy, and Oakhame Ranger are quite halacious in the aspect that they do not much.

Avoid Fate is interesting, but it doesn't do a lot. Many of the cards in here are restrictive depending on board state, thus I would cut this.

Painter's Servant is cute with your effects that care about colour, but I believe this to be rather inconsistent. Without Lifeforce or Order of the Sacred Torch, it's a two-mana 1/3.

I am unsure as to why Reito Lantern is even here. If you seek graveyard hate, Ground Seal replaces itself, Relic of Progenitus is awesome, as is Remorseful Cleric. Night Soil is on theme.

For what I would include, Rootborn Defenses defends the board, Druids' Repository adds far too much mana, Aura Shards and Aura Mutation shatter and batter, Hour of Reckoning kills many things, Increasing Devotion allows for rebounding eftsoons wrath, Master of the Wild Hunt is one I particularly enjoy, Sprout Swarm is difficult to interact with, Sigarda, Heron's Grace has early and late-game potential, and Devout Invocation creates tokens abound. Triumph of the Hordes can just wipe out an entire table.

This deck has almost no card draw. Mentor of the Meek, Skullclamp, and Huatli, Radiant Champion can draw many, many cards. When you get to it, Sylvan Library is fantastic. Harmonize, Slate of Ancestry, Shamanic Revelation, Collective Unconscious are ways to refill in preparation of a board wipe.

Beast Whisperer is just good value.

Swords to Plowshares, Kenrith's Transformation, and Path to Exile get problematic permanents out of the way at an excessively cheap cost.

I would recommend far more ramp. Llanowar Elves, Avacyn's Pilgrim, Fyndhorn Elves, Elvish Mystic, and/or Birds of Paradise. Incredibly quick if you get them out turn one, and oft set you far ahead enough that it doesn't matter when you get wrathed.

That shall be all from me. If you so wish, I have two swarm decks that you could reference for honing your build, each of which have tested well for the years I have had them.

The decklists: Eladamri, Leader of Skyshroud Beseeming Perfection

May fortune betide you, and the tokens your enemies. Farewell!

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