Heliod, Sun crowned idea mill

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Posted on Jan. 21, 2020, 1:32 a.m. by vasarto77

I have decided to put my Korvold deck I wanted to make recently to the side which "due to big debt from previous card purchases" made it look like it might be too expensive for what I wanted. So, I was looking around for a new commander of some kind and despite the fact of how much I absolutely hated the original Theros block and how apathetic towards this one I was I saw the new heliod and really gave it a look over for the first time and realized she would be a really fun and NON super ultra instinct level commander. I tried a mono green as my very first commander which was the locust of mana so I think having a new mono color commander could be fun for my deck rotation. So, help me brainstorm for ideas for what to put in this deck. I already know all about EDHREC and I looked it over and I think we could do a bit better than the list of stuff that is given there.

I already have the showcase version of heliod - Not foil unfortunately- and I was thinking of adding this combo in the deck.

Famished Paladin + Resplendent Mentor I also was thinking maybe doing a slight "aura" theme with the deck-but I don't think there is enough good mono white auras to make use of creatures like Hero of Iroas I could go with tokens as a secondary theme which cards I was thinking of using like Honor of the Pure Benalish Marshal and Storm Herd could be good. But then I might run into the problem of overdoing it with Tokens which I would have to decide WHICH kind of white tokens I would want to aim for that would still let me get in the "lifelink" theme that the deck would run on. I also have things like Sun Titan Archetype of Courage Dawn Charm Loyal Unicorn Idyllic Tutor and Three Dreams in addition to some of the staples from edhrecs' list. I know this can potentially be a really great mid power white aggro life gain-Possibly aura and tokens deck. But I don't normally play white-ever. I have probably have ever had possibly 2 mono white decks "both standard at the time" during the entire time I have ever played magic the gathering. It will also be a challenge since statistics show that having any white in your deck what so ever, even a single card gives you a -1% chance at winning games LOL. Not lying, so to beat someone with a mono white deck would be highly satisfying, especially if they are playing a higher power commander with the higher powered colors like blue green and black or heck, maybe even all three.

Anyone else can brain storm up some ideas? Possibly combos that are infinite or just a singular combo that is fun or strong or possibly what kinds of auras or creature base I should shoot for? Should I go soldier or humans for my lifelink or simply just fill out my deck with creatures with lifelink with no thought to what else they are or do?

vasarto77 says... #2

A secondary thought. What to use with Isochron Scepter ? Maybe just throw stuff like Silence in there?

January 21, 2020 1:33 a.m.

enpc says... #3

Heliod, Sun-Crowned + Walking Ballista seems pretty good.

January 21, 2020 1:38 a.m.

Colonel_Kink says... #4

honestly this post is a mess. i have no idea what you want. but the famished combo can self mill you infinitely with that 2 mana artifact that mills you for every untapping.

then with angel of rise you can mass reanimate all humans so thats a possibility. cuz white is great at reanimating.

January 21, 2020 2:05 a.m.

vasarto77 says... #5

Colonel_Kink - I want life totals and Maybe tokens but I don't know what kind of tokens and I maybe want auras but I don't know if auras is good with mono white because I don't know a ton of them so maybe I wont do those but I don't know so I ask that as a secondary question. But definately tokens of some kind, maybe humans or spirits...or I dunno...soliders..I don't know what creature tokens are best and I want lifelinking life total stuffs to give me lots of life or possibly all of it.

January 21, 2020 2:27 a.m.

Colonel_Kink says... #6

id recommend all the soul sister effects. with heliod, youll buff your team extremely quickly and goes infinite with plenty of stuff. example the cloudstone curio combos could be good.

January 21, 2020 6:27 a.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #7

I'm confused, where does the "mill" part of your question come into play? Your question subject mentions it.

January 23, 2020 4:06 a.m.

Gleeock says... #8

Says "idea mill", this is an expression... not the strategy

January 23, 2020 8:41 a.m.

Colonel_Kink says... #9

never heard the expression "Idea Mill"

January 24, 2020 1:18 a.m.

Gleeock says... #10

It's a pretty common one. For the most part, you can put mill behind anything where you are trying to rotate: Insert topic to end up with a final product. Just as you can have a "rumor mill", "topic mill", etc...

January 25, 2020 12:56 p.m.

Gleeock says... #11

For more productive conversation, it is hard to say with mono-white. There are a couple of auto-includes. Smothering Tithe. Mistmeadow Skulk is fun. A whole lot of vigilance (other heliod) is incredibly rattlesnakey when you have this access to lifelink. Crescendo of War is just an amazing good time. Parhelion II is a fun pet-card. All the stuff that punishes/taxes non-creature play can be fun: Deafening Silence & friends.

January 25, 2020 5:54 p.m.

Gleeock says... #12

Authority of the Consuls, & Blind Obedience can be back-breakers. Even if you only have Heliod out...He becomes active with all those counters & commander dmg kills are possible.

January 25, 2020 6:02 p.m.

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