Dictate of Heliod is a new "Magic: The Gathering" card from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert expansion set "Journey Into Nyx." This rare white enchantment can give your creatures a vital boost in power and toughness in the blink of an eye.
Dictate of Heliod - 3WW
Creatures you control get +2/+2.
"In our war Heliod gave mortals some favor, yet other times he withheld aid. Are we still no more than game pieces to him?"
-Polyxene the Doubter
Collective Blessing saw competitive play, despite requiring six mana to cast. At just five mana, Dictate of Heliod doesn't need you to be playing green. You're able to play any white based deck of your choice, making options far less restrictive.
The best part about Dictate of Heliod is that it has flash. That means you can play it any time you could cast an instant spell. What you're idealistically going to want to do here is attack with all your creatures or block all your opponent's creatures and then play Dictate of Heliod so that all your threats survive while your rival's are killed in combat. Like a one way Wrath of God.
Speaking about Wrath effects, Dictate of Heliod is strong if your deck is packed with Supreme Verdict and friends, allowing the creature tokens you've made from Heliod, God of the Suns or Elspeth, Sun's Champion to quickly win the game.
Of course, blitzing your opponent with creatures and curving out with Dictate of Heliod is probably your best bet. A first turn Soldier of the Pantheon into second turn Precinct Captain is a good start, however it's the 1/1 white Cat Soldier creature tokens created by a third turn Brimax, King of Oreskos which will really love the +2/+2 granted by Dictate of Heliod.
How will you use Dictate of Heliod?
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