Heliod, Sun-Crowned
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Heliod, Sun-Crowned

Legendary Enchantment Creature — God


As long as your devotion to white is less than five, Heliod isn't a creature.

Whenever you gain life, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature or enchantment you control.

: Another target creature gains lifelink until end of turn.

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austintayshus on Healing Therapy with Mr. Oloro

2 weeks ago

love the life gain deck! You've already got lots of great cards in this deck.

I might suggest Suture Priest if you find you want another Soul Warden type effect.

And of course Heliod, Sun-Crowned is great especially when you have so many different lifegain triggers to play off.

JacobAGrossman on Glittering Company

3 months ago

Thanks, capwner! It is such a really fun combo, and adds such a layer of depth for the deck. It's just been a Collected Company deck for years, putting as many mini combos inside of it that worked.

It's funny that you mention Fury, because that was one of the pivotal cards that made me have to update and modernize the deck. It focused the deck on just the two card, most efficient combos, but still had to hope for the right drops against the right deck.

Agatha's Soul Cauldron was the final piece of the puzzle. It finally allows the deck to play through hate and interruption, and it adds so much more cohesion to the deck. My version of the deck adds in the Kitchen Finks/Viscera Seer combo, and the Devoted Druid/Vizier of Remedies combo, instead of focusing on the lifegain theme of other Heliod, Sun-Crowned decks. The addition of Glittering Wish makes it so much more consistent as a combo deck as well.

This new version of the deck I'm playing with has Sanctum Prelate as a backup almost playset to help the deck keep moving. Still messing with the numbers of each card, and seeing what I like.

Planning on writing a brand new deck description soon. But thanks for the kind words, and I definitely suggest playtesting it a bit yourself, the deck has been so much fun! :D

Fablab on Next Stop: The Exploration Station

5 months ago

I actually just made an Amalia Combo deck recently here, focusing more on lifegain rather than explore.

Have you considered Voice of the Blessed or Heliod, Sun-Crowned, as they both will survive Amalias nuke. Requires more lifegain for them to work properly but I think still an ok choice in this deck

Azoth2099 on Anikthea, Hand of Erebos is Graverobbing

7 months ago


So after thinking about it for a bit, I think the most powerful and consistent wincon for this Commander might he Heliod, Sun-Crowned + Walking Ballista.

If someone counters or removes either piece of the combo, you can make a copy of Heliod with your Commander & grab Walking Ballista from the graveyard with spells like Eternal Witness, Regrowth, Reclaim or Noxious Revival.

Pull from Eternity is a 1-drop, so it wins that slot choice lol. I forgot to mention Cloudshift & Sevinne's Reclamation in my previous comments, but they are also pretty good with your Commander.

jsnrice on Anikthea, Hand of Erebos Enchants EDH 8

7 months ago


Heliod, Sun-Crowned + Walking Ballista = infinite damage Living Plane + Doomwake Giant = all opponents lands are destroyed (does not target)

AguaEndless on Combo Commander

8 months ago

I like the list, but if you want easier combos Heliod, Sun-Crowned is a great card to start with if you wanna upgrade the deck. Tutors are used to make a deck win faster because they function as any card for an extra mana cost, usually finding your combo piece for a win. The more tutors you add the simpler the deck becomes making it much more consistent.

So if you wanna make Ghave a stronger commander I'd recommend adding at least a few tutors if you really wanna throw some money at the deck.

Skullclamp and Moldervine Reclamation adds card draw out the wazoo

Any "on death" pingers like Zulaport Cutthroat, Bastion of Remembrance, Blood Artist could add some value, The deck is practically Selesnya colored so making more use of out black could make the deck more fun even imo

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