Baleful Eidolon

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Theros (THS) Common

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Baleful Eidolon

Creature — Spirit

Bestow 4{B} (If you cast this card for its bestow cost, it's an Aura spell with enchant creature. It becomes a creature again if it's not attached to a creature.)

Deathtouch

Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has deathtouch.

Baleful Eidolon Discussion

Darth_Savage on Life Drain

9 months ago

Oh if you don't like brain maggot then Gnarled Scarhide, Baleful Eidolon, Spiteful Returned or Nighthowler would all be fine...

HadesGladiator on Rakdos, Lord of Riots Prototype Deck

9 months ago

I'm not the best at making EDH decks. Here's a website that shows recommended cards for EDH decks, based off of other people's decks: edhrec.com

However, briefly looking through the deck it looks like you have generic cards in there that don't really have synergy with your commander like Baleful Eidolon or Marang River Skeleton. You might want some more lands since a typical EDH land base is around 36-42 lands. Since have very few ways to ramp, you'll to up your lands and draw-power. Also you don't have that many cards that can protect you or screw over your opponent. Having some Artifact and Enchantment removals are important.

saturn999 on Black devotion

1 year ago

how about starting your curve lower? Typhoid Rats is still with your theme. Bloodsoaked Champion can come back from your graveyard after you attack. Spiteful Returned, Baleful Eidolon Gurmag Swiftwing for 2 drops. maybe max your curve out at 3 or 4 but not too high or too many of that cost. that way you can play more of your lower cost spells quicker and more often. also, do you want to play kill spells or discard? Duress is cheap, Despise as well. Victim of Night, Disfigure, Geth's Verdict are all pretty cheap to own and can get the job done for killing creatures. these are only suggestions, i'm not trying to tell you to change your whole deck at all. anyhow, take care and have fun playing. that's most important.

Arvail on New EDH League!

1 year ago

If you look at most EDH decks, the bulk of their cards fall on the 2 to 4 CMC slots. I would try out stuff like Kami of the Waning Moon, Hired Muscle, Farbog Revenant, Crypt Ghast, Baleful Eidolon, Lost Soul, Mindwarper, Morkrut Banshee, Nether Shadow, Pale Rider of Trostad, Searchlight Geist, Keening Banshee, Souldrinker, Skulking Ghost, Thief of Hope, Vampiric Spirit, Wicked Akuba, Death Denied, Horobi's Whisper, Soulless Revival, Three Tragedies, Swallowing Plague.

Everything else is too expensive or pretty terrible.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Grim Enchants

1 year ago

A W/B enchantment Pauper deck with Grim Guardian always appealed to me, so this list is pretty cool. A couple things:

Spiteful Returned is not pauper-legal. It has only been printed at uncommon. I'd probably replace with Hopeful Eidolon or Baleful Eidolon.

Pillory of the Sleepless is much stronger than Stab Wound. You want to maximize life drain while also removing the creature, which it executes far better than SW.

Including a copy or two of Unmake to the sideboard is strong backup removal in case your opponents are heavy on enchantment hate and your O-Rings no longer work.

The7thBobba on Knight_of_Aces

2 years ago

Twilight Shepherd is best friends with Teysa.

Baleful Eidolon early defense, and boosting to boot.

Belfry Spirit was made for teysa's ability.

Bygone Bishop gives great drawpower.

Celestial Kirin can be rediculously fun.

Crypt Ghast, ramp and extort, anyone?

Disowned Ancestor good early blocker that can grow.

Divinity of Pride just amazing!

Drogskol Cavalry makes spirits ang goves you life for it.

Ghost Council of Orzhova the OG Orzhov baddie.

Ghostblade Eidolon two words: double strike...

He Who Hungers hand-hate

Hopeful Eidolon early lifegain and boosting.

Infernal Kirin more hand hate

Kami of False Hope my favourite white 1-drop, and for a good reason.

Karlov of the Ghost Council if you have a subtheme of lifegain, then this guys is the BOMB

Kataki, War's Wage if you're not big on artifacts yourself, this guys is fantastic.

Kokusho, the Evening Star just amazing

Kyoki, Sanity's Eclipse even better hand hate

Lantern Kami cheap early air-control

Myojin of Cleansing Fire might be expensive, but I had to mention him.

Nikko-Onna solid enchantment hate

Obzedat, Ghost Council they're back. And better

Oyobi, Who Split the Heavens big beefy tokens? Yes please!

Revered Dead early awesome defense

Seizan, Perverter of Truth extra cards, at a price

Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker can turn things like Kami of False Hope into an endless loop.

To be continued...

Bif_Slagthor on My First EDH Deck (Suggestions Needed)

2 years ago

Interesting. A few pointers/suggestions; Your CMC (converted mana cost) is extremely high, hovering around 4.5. A good number to try and start at is around 3 to 3.5, and tweak it from there. Your deck also seems to have a bit of an identity crisis, where it is both big butts, life gain and sacrifice all at once. I would try and focus on two of those instead of all three. Since you said this is mostly for friends, i assume that it isn't super competitive, so here are a few suggestions for cuts and suggested replacements: Baleful Eidolon- its just a 1/1 deathtouch for 2 unless you pay a ton of mana. Replace with Sakura-Tribe Elder for ramp. Eater of Hope just a mediocre creature, replace with Silklash Spider so you can have a big butt and deal with fliers. Hollowborn Barghest is just a bad creature, really. replace with Blinding Angel or Defiant Bloodlord, which both do cool things. Necropolis Fiend just fights with your little bit of recursion. Id replace with Murder or Hero's Downfall so you have a kill spell. I would love to give more suggestions right now, but i don't have enough time right now. leave a comment on my wall or reply to me and I'll definitely get back to you. And welcome to Commander!

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