Sigarda, Host of Herons

Sigarda, Host of Herons

Legendary Creature — Angel

Flying, hexproof

Spells and abilities your opponents control can't cause you to sacrifice permanents.

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters Promo (UMAP) Mythic Rare
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Mythic Rare
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Mythic Rare

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

Sigarda, Host of Herons occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

GW (Selesnya): 0.96%

Sigarda, Host of Herons Discussion

raspberryfish25 on Karametra, Enchantress

1 week ago

I never really thought about how Emeria, The Sky Ruin and Karametra, God of Harvests interact because you are right you are ramping a lot of plains with Karametra. How quickly are you ramping in this deck because when I ran Karametra as my commander I found by the time I was able to cast her most of my small support creatures had already been cast from my hand.

I also agree going a Voltron style of play in EDH is risky unless you are using creatures like Uril, the Miststalker or Sigarda, Host of Herons with built in strong evasion / protection. However, I found using Ancestral Mask as one of the cards in the 99 makes for a strong secondary wincon. Sure, the Maze of Ith and boundless instant speed spot removal exist but, if you time that Voltron alpha strike correctly you can typically knock one opponent out the same turn you play Ancestral Mask. Not sure how good you are at politicking at your table but, even if someone at the table has an answer to your big Voltron creature you can typically talk your way into letting the creature live until combat resolves. This is assuming the person with the answer is not the person you are trying to kill. If that is the case then you are screwed!

Anyways, glad I was able to give you some advice.

hkhssweiss on Tuvasa of the Eternal Aeon | Primer

1 week ago

Yo cPute, thank you for being my 100th upvote!

Tuvasa has been a super fun deck to play and one of the more infamous ones in my circle. I been tempted to convert her into a more cEDH version of it and move to enchantress stax, but I been having a lot of fun with her.

My friends do recommend Sigarda, Host of Herons to me before, however the only thing is 5 CMC is quite of an investment and doesn't provide enough of an impact for a 5 drop. Hexproof is extremely good but I wouldn't know what to cut for it to be honest. I even though of running Bruna, Light of Alabaster as another option as well. Any suggested cuts or edits to try it out?

cPute on Tuvasa of the Eternal Aeon | Primer

1 week ago

Hi hkhssweiss. First of all - nice deck! I love Tuvasa and this deck is really neat. I used to play her with a lot of combos (Academy Rector, Aura Thief, Enchanted Evening, .... Bant Enchantress Combo v2.1) but it wasn't fun for me. So I am switching to more Voltron style.

Have you considered for example Sigarda, Host of Herons as an alternative lieutenant? She may become a really big problem for your opponents. :-)

raspberryfish25 on Karametra, Enchantress

1 week ago

So I like your deck as it is very similar to an enchantment deck I run Enchantress Harvest. However, here are a few suggestions you might want to consider.

  • Should Karametra really be your commander? For the longest time I had Karametra as my commander because she ramped and doubled as an enchantment but, the reality is by the time you have 5 mana how effective is getting an additional land each time you play a creature, especially with a deck that has a CMC at 2.83? I ended up adding her to the 99 and switched to Shalai, Voice of Plenty as my commander. The upside of Shalai is she provided additional protection for all my enchantress and, gave me a mana sink for when I had additional mana. Even if you don’t run her as your commander I would still consider adding her as part of the 99. Maybe consider switching out Aegis of the Gods or Nyx-Fleece Ram for her?

  • I counted 9 aura’s in your deck so I would consider swapping out either Auramancer or Monk Idealist (Preferable the Monk because Rebecca Guay’s art on Auramancer is amazing) for Heliod's Pilgrim. I have found the pilgrim is a good situational card and rarely becomes a dead draw. Depending on the situation she can act like a Sakura-Tribe Elder fetching out one of your enchant lands effectively ramping you or, she can pull out one of your aura based targeted removal spells to remove key threats off the board.

  • How good is Nyx-Fleece Ram in this deck? Sure, it is an enchantment creature and sure you gain a life each turn but, how impactful is the lifegain and, other than being an enchantment based wall how important is this card in your deck? Personally, I would swap it out for Destiny Spinner because they both count as enchantments but, more importantly the Spinner is making 55 of your cards in your deck uncounterable. If you throw your lands in there, then with Destiny Spinner out 92 / 100 cards in your deck can’t be countered. That is a huge setback for the blue players at the table. Also, don’t write off that second ability because, it is common by turn 9 to have 10 plus enchantments on the board and, more mana than you know what to do with. There have been several times in the late game I am sitting with 20+ mana nothing to play and a ton of enchantments on the board. Turning 3 or 4 of my lands into huge 10+ P/T creatures with trample can quickly end one of my opponents, especially if they don’t see it coming.

  • Replace Emeria, The Sky Ruin with Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. In order for Emeria to work you need to have every plains you are running in this deck out which seems very unlikely. Most games this is going to function as a plains that comes into play tapped with little upside. Nykthos, on the other hand, will give you gobs of mana especially considering most of the things in your deck are permanents.

  • I personally would remove Sakura-Tribe Elder and consider replacing him with something like Cryptolith Rite or Dryad of the Ilysian Grove. Cryptolith Rite is useful in this deck because you typically will have a lot of enchantress on board doing nothing for you besides giving you card advantage. Why not put those ladies to work and turn them into mana dorks?

  • Replace Green Sun's Zenith with Finale of Devastation. For me this is more of a personal preference as both are really good and I ran GSZ for many years in my enchantress deck but, what I like about the Finale better is I can pull stuff from my graveyard if necessary or in the late game it functions almost like a Craterhoof Behemoth since your deck should be creating insane amounts of mana. One of my typical wincon’s when I have a large board state is to cast Finale of Devastation for 12+ mana and search out Nylea, God of the Hunt to give everything trample (if I already have her out then I will grab the biggest flyer I have left in the deck). Then I will swing with the team. Even with just a few creatures on the board you are giving everything you have trample and at least +10/+10 which typically will mean the end of one or more players.

A few cards I would consider adding:

  • Captain Sisay I can’t tell you how powerful this card is in your deck. Already I counted 8 legendary cards in your deck and, with the inclusion of cards like Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx or, Shalai, Voice of Plenty that number will rise. Even with the 8 legendries you have if you get to untap with her you are going to be pulling cards like, Gaea's Cradle, Serra's Sanctum or, Dragonlord Dromoka which anyone of those cards alone could put you way ahead of all your opponents. Most importantly she is an amazing toolbox answer to anything your opponents will throw at you. Needing additional mana? Then use her to grab one of your busted lands. One of your key enchantments got destroyed? Sounds like it is time to grab Hall of Heliod's Generosity. Black player got you down because they keep making you sacrifice your stuff? Then go grab your Sigarda, Host of Herons and give that player the middle finger! I can keep going but you get the point of how powerful getting the answer at any given situation in the game can be.

  • Nylea's Colossus I never knew just how powerful this card was until I saw it played against me. I was in a game when it came down and my opponent was like, “ok I will make my 4/4 flying angle token an 8/8. I will then play this enchantment, the angle is now a 16/16. For my final 2 mana I will play a Darksteel Mutation on your commander making that angle a 32/32 then attack. Do you have any flying creatures to block with?” I respond with, “I did have one until you turned it into an insect” which my opponent responds, “O ok well then you take 32 damage, Good Game!” Play against a Nylea’s Colossus once and see how busted that card can make even the smallest of creatures become.

  • Academy Rector, Idyllic Tutor, Enlightened Tutor and, Plea for Guidance all basically do the same thing, tutor for enchantments. If you can’t afford the Academy Rector or Enlightened Tutor then I understand not adding those to the deck but the other two tutors are super cheap right now and should be added. Basically, the more abilities you have to tutor in the deck the more answers you will be able to retrieve to solve the situation at hand. One common misconception people have is if you are going to tutor then you are always going to be tutoring for the same cards which is not always the case in a deck like this plus if you are playing against lower power level decks then don’t always search for your powerful cards like Sigil of the Empty Throne instead opt for something less powerful like a Soul Snare or one of your big enchantment creatures to use them as a big beater.

  • Wrath of God / Day of Judgment and Austere Command. I was like you and only ran Quarantine Field for years as my single mass removal spell and, I would always run into situations where I need an answer to a scary board state. Once I ditched Quarantine Field for Wrath of God and threw in Austere Command I found I had more answers to what my opponents where doing. I would personally run both but, if you had to pick one then I would use Austere Command because it will allow you to deal with more problems on the board. However, if you are going to run Wrath of God then you need to get the From the Vault Annihilation version because it has Heliod kicking ass in the artwork! (gotta stay on theme!)

  • Ancestral Mask that card just rocks in any enchantment deck but, I use it as a secondary wincon. So many games I will attach Ancestral Mask to Shalai and instantly turn her from a 3 / 4 into something silly like a 24 / 25 with the large amount of enchantments I have on the board then knock an unsuspecting player out from commander damage. It is even better if you have Nylea's Colossus on board because with the Ancestral Mask alone you can turn your commander into something silly like a 50 / 51 or bigger.

  • Ghostly Prison You already have Sphere of Safety and Solitary Confinement in your deck. To further your pillow fort strategy, I would also add this card to the mix.

  • Sun Titan This one is more of a personal preference of mine but, because you are running so many 3 cmc or less permanents in the deck this card will do a lot of work in the reclamation department.

  • Starfield Mystic just like Herald of the Pantheon this card turns into a powerhouse of a card in the ramp department. Personally, I would run both as part of my ramp package.

Overall I think you have a really strong deck and are off to a fantastic start. Some of the suggestions I suggested are based on things I have seen playing my own enchantress deck. Also, throwing in those alternate wincons makes the deck more enjoyable to pay because I am not winning in the same fashion every single game. On top of that it also helps to make the deck a lot more resistant. Lastly, because there is no true go to Selesnya enchantment commander don’t be afraid to switch up who you use as your commander. In fact, I will commonly switch out my decks commander from Shalai to one of my other legendary creatures before matches based on what I am facing. If I find someone in the pod has a stax based deck then I am throwing in Sigarda as the commander. I find myself up against a lot of decks with blue in them then using Dromoka as the commander can be a fantastic choice.

Fallerup on Keiga clones

2 weeks ago

Shadowspear belongs here, so you can steal their Sigarda, Host of Herons or Uril, The Mistalker commander :)

DemonDragonJ on Shalai, Voice of Protection

2 weeks ago

I do like this deck, but how important is it that Shalai be the general? For one more mana, I would recommend that Sigarda, Host of Herons be your general, since her abilities make her very difficult to remove once she is on the battlefield, unless this deck is designed to have Shalai as the general.

Also, I strongly recommend having Privileged Position in any deck that allows it, since that card is amazing.

SplendiferousPotato on Sacrifice vs. Destroy

3 weeks ago

I would like to take this moment to point how strong a combination Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Sigarda, Host of Herons, and Privileged Position are when they are on the same battlefield.

But yeah, in general, the five ways to get something off the battlefield are 1) Exile, 2) Destroy 3) Bounce (return to hand), 4) Sacrifice, and 5) Tuck/shuffle effects (shuffle that thing into your library).

Discarding cards is in an entire separate realm - the "Hand Disruption" category. [shivers]

Davinoth on Davinoth

3 weeks ago

     Hey sigmaa! Glad you like Saskia the New Blood!

     Saskia is super awesome! Not sure how competitive my advice will be; generally speaking my decks are built for a tabletop friend meta, but I could certainly point out a couple of high value cards for Saskia!

     Being four colours, there is a plethora of spells and creatures you can use and all manner of strategies to employ. I settled on Infect as it wasn`t a deck type that existed in our meta yet.

     Saskia is all about creatures, and there`s a few that work particularly well. Sower of Discord is great both as a finisher and political tool, Sigarda, Host of Herons, Shalai, Voice of Plenty & Dauntless Escort to keep your creatures safe, and Knight of New Alara to make your beaters even... beatier.

     Knight of New Alara is a star player and a frequent grab with Eladamri's Call. The power of this card in a multi-coloured Combat Damage deck cannot be understated.

     Otherwise having fast access to all four colours of mana is obviously a big priority. I could prattle on for some time about land cards, but I won't. xD Instead I'll suggest a few cards that work particularly well in this style of build: Fellwar Stone, Arcane Signet, Chromatic Lantern, Birds of Paradise, Springbloom Druid, Exotic Orchard & Reflecting Pool.

     Happy Brewing! :)

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