Historic Heliod Combo by Matthew Eblen
Last week featured the first big Historic tournament since the Jumpstart Historic Horizons expansion came on Magic Arena: the Hooglandia Open. One of the most interesting decks in the top8 was this Heliod combo deck from Matthew Eblen.
The goal of this deck is to assemble Heliod, Sun-Crowned, Scurry Oak and one of the creatures that gains you a life when another creature comes into play, let’s say a Soul Warden. Now, any creature entering play will do the following:
- You gain one life, which triggers Heliod to let you put a +1/+1 counter on a creature. You target Scurry Oak, which upon getting a +1/+1 counter makes you a 1/1 token. That token entering play now triggers Soul Warden, which gains you 1 life and you can see where this is going.
- You get a loop which you can repeat as many times as you want. In real life, you would be able to say a huge number like a million, meaning you would end the turn with a million 1/1 tokens, a million life and one huge Scurry Oak.
On Arena, you’re only limited to by time and how fast you can click on your mouse, but so far time hasn’t been an issue for me and something like 30 or 40 tokens will almost always be enough.
Three card combos are usually hard to assemble, especially if you are playing without blue, but Collected Company fits this deck perfectly and lets you find the missing pieces.
This deck is very strong, but there are some suboptimal cards and it can be improved quite a bit. If you want to read a full guide on this deck with my changes and a sideboard guide, make sure to check out the deck guide on the CFB Pro side!