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Defense of the Heart
At the beginning of your upkeep, if an opponent controls three or more creatures, sacrifice Defense of the Heart. If you do, search your library for up to two creature cards and put those creatures into play. Then shuffle your library.
Defense of the Heart Discussion
4 days ago
4 days ago
Personally, I would add a few combos that add infinite Blue mana, as that will allow you to win the game on the spot by milling out your opponents. Some strong options include:
- Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal alongside your other mana rocks.
- Flash + Protean Hulk to fetch Torch Courier , Incubation Druid , and Vigean Graftmage
Then add a few tutors to find your combo pieces as swiftly as possible.
If you do not want to go down the combo route, my recommendation would be taking out a whole bunch of the higher costed cards. While those cards have powerful effects, an average CMC of 3.97 is really high, and means you're often going to run into situations where you just can't quite play what you have.
I would add some more ramp and mana fixing ( Birds of Paradise would be a good inclusion), as well as some more interaction in the form of efficient removal and counterspells.
If you still want to have a bunch of high-costed creatures, Defense of the Heart would be a good inclusion, since it allows you to cheat into play some creatures you might not otherwise be able to realistically cast.
5 days ago
@MindAblaze: For tokens: Oh.
For everything else, I love the Heartless Hidetsugu + Gisela, Blade of Goldnight Combo also. But to determine as to whether idea should exist over the other, I'll have to ask around about what of the 3 Trinket Epics would be the best choice for Bloom Tender ; POST-PARADOX ENGINE BAN.
Actually, I decided to put in Heartless Hidetsugu , Defense of the Heart & Tooth and Nail after all. But I actually wanted something in exchange in regards to Bloom Tender + Staff of Domination / Sword of the Paruns / Umbral Mantle . How does each 2-Card Combo w/ Bloom Tender as a base work here?
My thought process is truly stressing; I mean, I got a lot of stuff to bring to the modern age. So, how do these 3 2-Card Infinite Mana Combos Work? I'm intriguing myself from this...
6 days ago
From my experience as a Mayael player (in a 75% meta,) I would limit the number of one-shot tutors I run. Mayael doesn’t, and Atla would be the same, care about what creatures you’re beating face with usually, mostly that you have fatties to beat face with. Silver bullets are nice, but from my experience if you’re needing to deal with problem permanents you’re not going fast enough. This is of course dependent on the environment you find yourself in.
I guess as far as other cuts go, look at cards that don’t do anything when they come in, or anything useful when other things happen. Su-Chi for example might be useful sac fodder in some decks, but in a three color fatty deck, how much does it contribute to your game plan? Is it going to die more by your hand or someone else’s? With 27 cards to cut you’re going to have to take a hard look at what’s helping you and what is not.
1 week ago
Hi firesparker, Infect is more difficult in Multiplayer Games. I played a Atraxa Build with Infect for 2 Mounths. Your biggest Problem are your Opponents and there know what you play.
I try to give your my suggestion.
- Try to play Blightsteel Colossus over some Cheat-in Cards like Show and Tell , Defense of the Heart or maybe Quicksilver Amulet .
Take more focus on Poliferate
Use dirty Cards like Tainted Strike for take out someone if an Opponents attacks with a Fattie.
Putrefax Awesome Dude, maybe play with Reanimate/Regroth/Eternal Wittness
Phyrexian Hydra Fattie
Master Biomancer push your Creatures
Tezzeret's Gambit Carddraw + Poliferate
Triumph of the Hordes Overrun
Contagion Engine Poliferate but high Cmc, depending on your Meta.
Evolution Sage Landdrops with benefits
Craterhoof Behemoth Value Finisher if you had this Budget.
Grafted Exoskeleton also good, but expensive (CMC)
Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Must have.
Mostly important is your Manabase and Mana-Rocks.
You will play fast as possible. Cut Lands that enters tapped.
Play Atraxa just you can protect her. Abuse her Lifelink every Combat and cut Cards like Fog ...
Your opponents do not want to attack you if Atraxa is online -> Deathtouch.
Maybe you need more Carddraw, Topdeck-Control:
If you build more around +1/+1 Counters with Master Biomancer -> Herald of Secret Streams
BUT, i think your Build is also good with more focus on poliferate.
1 week ago
1 month ago
I've been up and down on tutors. Typically, I'd rather play more fun stuff than tutors to search out the same win-cons every game. It's pretty easy to churn through this deck out of the box, and the changes I've made will help out even more. I've seen lists that run Defense of the Heart along with other staple tutors, and I get why. But I wanted to see how consistent it can be before I cut some fun stuff to add in tutors.
1 month ago
Your land count seems a little light. I'd suggest being at about 37 if at all possible, especially with such a high average CMC. Players are going to shoot down this commander, so be prepared to run the deck without her. You've got lot's of mana rocks, which I think is good. If you find mass artifact removal ruining your day quite often, then switch out a few rocks (signets) for land tutors.
You should main-deck Guardian Project . The draws are ETB triggers, which works well with what you're doing here. You could probably cut Defense of the Heart for it. It's good, but your commander does that better.
Genesis Wave , Selvala's Stampede , and Tooth and Nail ...all of these, I'm kind of iffy on. They seem like win-more to me. Your commander is going to dump out plenty of creatures once you get going, so I wonder how much you need these. Redundancy is good, for sure. But it may be too much, and they are very high CMC spells. Your call, though.
You may need a few more sac outlets. I'd probably try to run somewhere in the neighborhood of seven, if not more, because they are so important to your commander's ability. Martyr's Cause and Fanatical Devotion are good free sac outlets, and Altar of Dementia is another good one. AEther Flash has a similar effect in this deck, too.
That's all I've got for now.
Defense of the Heart occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%