Heliod's Pilgrim

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander 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
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Heliod's Pilgrim

Creature — Human Cleric

When Heliod's Pilgrim enters the battlefield, you may search your library for an Aura card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

TheOfficialCreator on Heliods army

4 days ago

Alright!

Aegis Angel is a good card, don't get me wrong, but currently given the low number of Angels in the deck as a whole and with no Angel tribal, it might be worth looking into Avacyn, Angel of Hope or, some more budget options, Indestructibility, Gift of Immortality, Kindred Boon, Shielded by Faith, Spirit Bonds, or Timely Ward. All of these grant a single creature indestructible for a lower cost, albeit they are not attached to a big flier.

Nothing for Ajani's Pridemate. It's just a good card. If you're interested in other similar cards, Light of Promise, Archangel of Thune, Gideon's Company, Cleric Class, Heliod, Sun-Crowned, Cradle of Vitality, Celestial Unicorn, and Nykthos Paragon are some good ones.

Archetype of Courage seems a bit weak to me personally. Enchantment creature cards with the same mana value that are white and better for your deck (at least from my POV) include Eidolon of Countless Battles and Heliod, Sun-Crowned.

Banisher Priest is good.

Blinding Souleater could easily be replaced by Law-Rune Enforcer, or, if you'd prefer an artifact creature, Burnished Hart is just better in general.

Captain of the Watch and Cataclysmic Gearhulk are both good cards, though the latter doesn't seem to work too awfully well with your deck. I would consider putting in another destroy boardwipe such as Wrath of God or Fumigate.

Chardalyn Dragon is pretty bad, even for an artifact flier. Other fliers with the same mana value include Adarkar Valkyrie, Admonition Angel, Ancestor Dragon, Angelic Skirmisher, Archon of Coronation, Aven Brigadier, Empyrial Storm, et cetera... white is ton of amazing fliers! Put 'em to good use! XD If you specifically want an artifact creature to replace it, Wurmcoil Engine is a good one.

Consul's Shieldguard... see the Aegis Angel comments.

Court Street Denizen... see the Blinding Souleater comments, though this one is better so it's definitely worth keeping around if you want.

Drillworks Mole is a cool card. Basri Ket, Felidar Retreat, and Cathars' Crusade are good too.

Eldrazi Devastator is actually a card I used to run in my decks as a finisher. I would recommend something like Finale of Glory as an alternative that you can really sink your mana into.

Felidar Cub is nice, but War Priest of Thune is strictly better.

Glint-Sleeve Artisan is interesting, and I see how it plays into a bit of your artifact synergies, but if you want that, just use an artifact creature like Adaptive Automaton, Cloudsteel Kirin, or Etched Champion.

Heliod's Pilgrim has a good effect and it's flavorful, just keep in mind you only have two Auras in the deck.

Inspiring Overseer and Knight of the White Orchid are good.

Kozilek's Channeler is a decent card, but given you like small creatures I'm not sure that paying extra for a big body is a great benefit. Worn Powerstone, Thran Dynamo, Arcane Signet, and if you want to splurge Pearl Medallion are all good ramp in white.

Lagonna-Band Elder can be replaced by one of the cards I told you about in my previous comment.

From there, all your cards are great until Soulmender, which again can be replaced by one of the cards in my previous comment, or even Fountain of Renewal. Same with Stone Haven Medic and Sungrace Pegasus.

Toolcraft Exemplar is a really cool card that I have NEVER seen before. If it's working well for you, you should try out Serra Ascendant as well. It runs in a similar vein.

Welcoming Vampire is good too.

Celestial Flare could be replaced by Silence.

Dauntless Onslaught could be replaced by Charge, Bastion Protector, Benalish Marshal, Ethereal Guidance, Glorious Anthem, Guardians' Pledge, or Path of Bravery.

Divine Verdict could just be replaced by plain removal, like Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, Journey to Nowhere, Cast Out, Conclave Tribunal, or Oblivion Ring.

Feat of Resistance is nice.

Gideon's Reproach - see Divine Verdict's feedback.

Gods Willing is good.

Kill Shot - see Divine Verdict's feedback. Actually, for the rest of these cards see that and Dauntless Onslaught's feedback.

Aligned Hedron Network is good.

Cloak of the Bat and Hero's Blade - see Dauntless Onslaught's feedback, but also Commander's Plate.

Spidersilk Net doesn't make a whole lot of sense. If you want another 0-mana artifact, look no further than Mishra's Bauble.

Font of Vigor - see previous comment

Siegecraft - Eldrazi Conscription is one of the best auras in the game, but Battle Mastery is nice too

Not Forgotten - Rest in Peace, Ashnod's Altar

Sunlance - any other removal that I've mentioned

Also consider Sphere of Safety.

I hope all this helps! ^^" it took a bit to write up but I think it'll help introduce you to some staples and ways about thinking about deckbuilding and power level. I sent you a friend request so that we can keep in touch and so that I can see and help you with your future decks!

Orange+ on Riders on the Storm

3 weeks ago

Hey smack80

Unfortunately, we don't allow infinite comobos in my playgroup. Otherwise, I guess Siona, Captain of the Pyleas is fine as a tutor, but I dont really see any major appeal. Cards like Heliod's Pilgrim are much stronger at tutoring, and I'm not sure I would get much use out of the tokens.

Anyways, I'm always happy to receive comments and suggestions, so thanks :)

Gadianten on Abdel the Worldgorger

2 months ago

You have tutor spells pretty well covered, but if you wanted to slip in another that can be abused by your commander consider Heliod's Pilgrim as it is able to tutor missing pieces of the combo.

If you do add Pilgrim you might also try Dark Privilege as a sacrifice outlet you can tutor for if you already have the other part of the combo and as a bonus it fits the cultist background flavor well.

Niko9 on Satsuki, the Living Lore - Into the Story (v1.0)

2 months ago

This looks like a really awesome deck, and I do love enchantress builds. When they work, they work so well : ) This looks super synergistic as is, and the only recommendations I might have are ones I used in an enchantress deck, but it also wasn't sagas, so may not work. Just figured I'd throw a few oddballs out there : )

Setessan Champion can sometimes just be another enchantress and sometimes she can be a big, bad enchantress.

Skybind is one of those, can steal games or do not much at all cards, but I love it : ) With flash enchantments like Swift Reconfiguration or a flash enabler like Vedalken Orrery you can use it to double down on your constellation effects, or offensively to blink your opponent's creatures at instant speed. A Blightsteel Colossus is only scary if it isn't getting blinked every turn. Plus, controlling games with a set up Skybind feels like a definite win.

Cast Out is one that I'm keen on, just because of the versatility. Hitting anything at instant speed is great, but also being able to cycle it makes it always do exactly what you need in a game. I like Prison Term, I play Skyclave Apparition but I always use Cast Out : ) And my favorite is to have something like Moon-Blessed Cleric or Heliod's Pilgrim that can tutor out enchantments like Prison Term to deal with threats when you really need them.

But it looks awesome to me! The proliferate and saga synergy seems really strong, and it would be great to have blue for Flux Channeler and things, but for this commander, this build seems really solid to me : ) Nice one!

Gadianten on Never Doubt the Pilgrim

2 months ago

Some considerations for your deck, first being Lifeline for turning your commander into an exile and life gain machine and Ayli exile limits your opponents benefit greatly. Second is Gift of Immortality with Heliod's Pilgrim and or Moon-Blessed Cleric to search it up while being in tribe. Gift essentially gives you a free creature for Ayli to use once on every players turn, and it makes Sun Titan usable for sacrifice costs an unlimited times a turn, like perhaps with Ashnod's Altar.

SuckassBolas on Sick Pauper Divinity Rush

3 months ago

Hi)

This looks like a great build! I have a some suggestions: I'd run some number of Dead Weight or Gift of Fangs, because it's a removal you can tutor with Heliod's Pilgrim. You can also enchant Tithe Drinker with Gift to give it a buff. Also, during playtesting, I found the deck to have slight difficulties with lands on the early turns. Since you have actively decided not to run Dark Ritual, I'd maybe suggest adding one basic. And one more note: because a lot of mana symbols in the deck are hybrid anyway, maybe i'd cut some tapped duals for just normal basics.

But overall, it seems like a great list! Keep it up)

Gadianten on Orah's Dirty Clergy [Aristocrats EDH]

4 months ago

Alright, you NEED Buried Alive as it will enable you to abuse tools you already have in the deck. Choose Yawgmoth, Thran Physician + Karmic Guide + Reveillark and [Insert Reanimate like effect] to revive Reveillark to make a Yawgmoth's Bargain that murders your opponets creatures. Draw cards until you get a winning combo while clearing the board of all creatures you dislike. It is VERY easy to draw 20 or more cards this way and if you have lifegain you can draw as many cards as you want. I cant overstate how powerful this ability is and if you have something like Zulaport Cutthroat out you pretty much win.

Some other considerations for the deck are Edgewalker for the discounts, Priest of Gix for reanimation mana abuse, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim as a sacrificial outlet of mass destruction and Heliod's Pilgrim as a useful in tribe tool box fetch creature. I think a good tool box would be Gift of Immortality and Dance of the Dead in addition to your current Animate Dead. Pretty helpful to ensure a way to revive off a Buried Alive play. Gift of Immortality is pretty funny with cards like Selfless Spirit or even Yawgmoth, Thran Physician for value.

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