Spear of Heliod

Spear of Heliod

Legendary Enchantment Artifact

Creatures you control get +1/+1

1WW, T: Destroy target creature that dealt damage to you this turn.

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Theros (THS) Rare

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

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Spear of Heliod Discussion

Peoni on Kykar's Tokens & Cantrips

2 weeks ago

So the ones I'm leaning towards are Assemble the Legion, Sram's Expertise, and a buff or two of your choice, maybe Spear of Heliod and Goldnight Commander.

Assemble I feel lacks synergy with the rest of your token generation and it costs a lot for what it does. Eventually it'll accumulate a lot of counters and pump out an absurd number of little dudes every turn, but that'll take some time to get there, and there's a good chance it'll get blown up before it does.

Sram's I'm iffy about. It's 2 spells in 1 but it's also just a one time token generator where you could have something potentially more impactful but idk. That's really gonna be up to you.

The buffs I feel are nice but potentially unnecessary. The way I see it they could potentially end up being win more cards as you'll probably be able to flood the board with little creatures and win that way (or at least be able to hold until you have your combo pieces), but at the same time it's worth keeping some in just in case you need the little extra oomph to beat someone down. That's why I'm leaving it at 1 or 2 of them, so it's up to you which ones you want in and how many you want to take out.

I'd suggest swapping out Mizzium Mortars for another boardwipe. If Wrath and Cyclonic Rift are out of reach for now, Earthquake is a solid option that misses Kykar and your spirits, can also hit players, and serves as a potential mana sink. There's also Sublime Exhalation, basically just Wrath in EDH minus the no regen clause.

Finally you might also like some artifact/enchantment hate with Wear. Never hurts to have options.

If you end up making more changes and still want to modify what you have, then we can keep going from there. :^)

Azeworai on Dark Eyes and Careless Hair (Alela EDH)

2 months ago

I definitely understand that. There is a point in each deck's life where you just feel, "Wait, but I like all of these cards," maugre any good argument against it. Here is the opposing side, whereupon I have some arguments against a few cards, leastway to bring forth my opinion.

If you're not going infinite, Altar of the Brood is lacking, sometimes acting as an affliction. It mills the opponents, thusly furthering strategies such as Chainer or the selcouth and sparsely known Muldrotha (Who plays her, am I right?). The deck appears to have naught in terms of combo lines in its current variation, so meseems this is an easy exclusion.

Now, Unwinding Clock is great, but how are you actually abusing with this untapping? The payoffs seem to be Bident of Thassa, Spear of Heliod, Ethersworn Adjudicator, and a few instants, withal not being enough (There's more, yet I am indolent). Taffy can be interesting, though I think another draw engine would be more potent, or add more reward to the deck for the sake of this working.

Thopter Spy Network... Kill it. Murder it with all of the removal. This is a worse Reconnaissance Mission, for it only triggers upon artifact creatures and at most once. Inutile.

You know what's great? Casting a Treasure Mage and "failing to find." There is distinct lack of 6 CMC tutor targets in the deck, thusly making this a worse Belbe's Percher. Red rum. Following their ensample is the esteemed Trophy Mage, which has a seldom few targets, yet is probably worth it, though notable for the guillotine pile.

I am biased, I don't like voltron, I kind of somedeal maybe perhaps don't quite very much enjoy Mace of the Valiant. It is slow, is bereft of any game betime, and requires much time being upon the table. The mace may very well be of use, though I personally would not run it. Must...keep...drawing...CARDS!

That shall be all, folk. Good luck with your cardboard murder conquest!

GoblinElectromancer on Azorius Army

2 months ago

I think it's better to keep the deck size to 60 because it will be a lot more consistent and you probably won't mill yourself.

To cut: 2 Opt or Serum Visions, Feat of Resistance, Frantic Inventory, Dovin, Hand of Control, Spear of Heliod, Daxos of Meletis, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, Citadel Siege, Teferi's Ageless Insight, Jace, Memory Adept, and Teferi, Timeless Voyager.

I don't know about the rest of the deck and playing a couple extra cards can't hurt as long as you play extra lands. If you do play extra cards play Yorion, Sky Nomad as your companion so that you can get a free card every game.

Good Luck on the deck!

sub780lime on Rin and Seri

2 months ago

I really like Oketra's Monument in here. I would probably drop Fiery Emancipation (this may move too far away from your commander's activated ability being a primary strategy) and go with an anthem strategy overall as you acquire cards to slot in. Glorious Anthem, Gaea's Anthem, Dictate of Heliod, and, Beastmaster Ascension would all be solid in here. Other targets for removal for me would be Commander's Insignia and True Conviction. True Conviction can be great, but it seems a bit win more as opposed to just going wide and pumping through anthems. Beyond those, if you do lean into the anthem strategy, consider Mirari's Wake, Force of Virtue (can be a fun free play), Collective Blessing, and Spear of Heliod. You might even consider Intangible Virtue.

Have you considered Strionic Resonator to copy your commander's triggers?

Consider Blasphemous Act to replace Chain Reaction.

Consider Shared Animosity in place of Volatile Claws.

I see Heroic Intervention. I think I would also want Teferi's Protection. As a budget replacement, Eerie Interlude can still save a big junk of your board.

Card draw seems light. Just some various options: Runic Armasaur, Mind's Eye, The Immortal Sun (anthem as well), Shamanic Revelation or Collective Unconscious, and, if you want to play in further on tokens, Ulvenwald Mysteries.

I agree on getting the token doublers in here and I also agree they are pricey :). A more budget option would be Second Harvest.

For win-cons, if you decide to switch to a Timmy approach, Craterhoof Behemoth is an obvious choice, and Thunderfoot Baloth would also fit nicely. With all your anthems (assuming you go that route), Humility would certainly be fun. Doesn't see much play, but a janky win con requiring setup is pairing Touch of the Eternal with enchantment destruction on the last end step before your turn, plus you usually want some protection in there. Like I said, a lot of setup :).

billium813 on Donate To-Don'tRoastMe Defense Fund

4 months ago

I really like Flickerform, Gift of Immortality, Ephemerate, and Conjurer's Closet with Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves. Great ways of protecting him and getting reuse out of his enter the battlefield (ETB) ability!

I also really like Sword of the Paruns. Tolsimir usually wants you to play lots of wolves so that you can use his ability. You can use Sword of the Paruns to boost your wolves on defense when they ETB and fight!

Suggestions:

I would recommend maybe replacing Gods Willing, Blessed Breath, Realms Uncharted, Unexpectedly Absent, Inspire Awe, & Stand Firm with Make a Stand, Unbreakable Formation, Rootborn Defenses, Brave the Elements, Swords to Plowshares, & Path to Exile

Seek the Horizon could be upgraded to Explosive Vegetation

Heraldic Banner fits the deck really well! Some other good cards in that vein would be Marshal's Anthem, Leonin Sun Standard, Adaptive Automaton, Spear of Heliod, or Vanquisher's Banner. You could replace Shriekhorn, Mindcrank, Conjurer's Bauble, Ghoulcaller's Bell, & Grindclock with the recommendations.

dresmith on Michiko life tune

5 months ago

I was able to get the remainder of the cards I needed for this deck for under 10.00 (tix). I have a couple of ideas:

Since you have gift of immortality, why not pair Gift of Immortality with Palisade Giant or Pariah's Shield maybe the mana cost is too much?

Since you have enchantment return lands Spear of Heliod. Lots of lifegain decks run Whip of Erebos

Just some thoughts.

SlushyJones on Heliod's Sun Gun

5 months ago

Spear of Heliod is a nice Enchantment/Artifact that fits the theme of the deck well. I imagine Heliod using a sun laser to zap creatures that attack you. It's also nice with lower power white creatures, and I think is reasonably priced for its ability.

salamandraboricua on Package Deals - Winota, Joiner of Forces EDH

6 months ago

Nice deck! But I agree with previous commenters. It needs card advantage and more explosive plays.

Maybe the way to go with Winota is with a non- human Soldier token package with multiple anthems like Spear of Heliod, Icon of Ancestry, Hall of Triumph, Intangible Virtue and Crusade paired with human lords and non- human lords... Field Marshal, Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer, Paragon of New Dawns, Celestial Crusader and Angel of Jubilation come to mind.

Also, Assemble the Legion + Divine Visitation seems nuts. Auratouched Mage + Eldrazi Conscription is nasty too. Gingerbrute, Tin Street Dodger and Chandra, Acolyte of Flame fit nice.

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