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Eidolon of the Great Revel
Enchantment Creature — Spirit
Whenever a player casts a spell with converted mana cost 3 or less, Eidolon of the Great Revel deals 2 damage to that player.
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Eidolon of the Great Revel Discussion
Eilel on Monored RDW
1 day ago
4 days ago
I feel like harsh taxes is gonna be a little different to the regular, possibly running Ash Zealot, Eidolon of the Great Revel and Boros Charm to provide a deep threat to the opponents life total, so they can't just 'fight through it' as it were. Ducking into green as well for coco to hit Magus of the Moon seems cute too.
6 days ago
In terms of cost-efficiency, Lightning Berserker is not too great for a fast deck. Compare to Goblin Guide or Monastery Swiftspear. All three creatures comes down for 1 mana, and hits in the first turn. Berserker goes back to hand, if you have dashed it or it doesn't attack (undashed it doesn't have haste).
Turn 2, you have to play the berserker again, costing one of your two mana in turn 2, and now it can attack for 2 (if you pump it) or 1 (if you play another spell, say a Lava Spike). First case you've dealt 2 damage in the turn. Second, 4 damage. Whereas the Monastery Swiftspear allows up to 9 damage turn 2 (you spend both mana on Lightning Bolts!/Lava Spikes, both triggering prowess). A total lifeloss of 10 by your turn 2 is devastating in modern, in particular for an opponent who is on the draw. Fetch-shock is suddenly a luxury, you can't just do after that kind of start, and Thoughtseize becomes unplayable. Eidolon of the Great Revel is good here, not just because it deals damage, but it deals damage without further mana, and without attacking (this is covering corners, but in some games, it's relevant that it is still dangerous even if your opponent plays Ensnaring Bridge). Even if your opponent goes straight for a removal spell, it still deals damage.
I don't think Lightning Berserker is a particularly great combo with Thalia's Lieutenant in this deck (but could be in a more human-centric deck) - it takes a while to build up, and this is not a "let's take a while"-deck.
6 days ago
Dave_Icaria, I'm not sure what you mean? Lightning Berserker can be cast as a regular creature for only , OR it can be cast for dash for only . Either way, that's only 1 mana. The beauty of casting for the dash mechanic is that it gets haste and you return it safely to your hand at the end of turn to do it again on your next turn, and again, and again, and again. It's exceptionally annoying to opponents.
It's even better when coupled with Thalia's Lieutenant, which could also be a good card for this deck. After Thalia's Lieutenant is played (and each turn thereafter) Lightning Berserker can help buff Thalia's Lieutenant. Very good combo.
The buff ability of Lightning Berserker is optional. That would indeed tie up two mana (one to cast, one for the +1/+0 ability). Dash, however, is not an extra cost, it's an alternative cost. The extra mana-cost ability I personally rarely use because it does tie up mana early game. It's the dash mechanic that makes the card so great.
I agree that Eidolon of the Great Revel is also a good card, but it costs an extra mana (for a 2/2 with a great ability, very admittedly), but a speed deck looks for as many 1 mana creatures as possible. That choice is entirely dependent on the play style of the individual. I look to empty my hand and get creatures out as fast as my mana allows. Others look to preserve cards in hand, and slow the play a bit. That's just a different play style. A recurring creature (like Lightning Berserker) is quite nice, in some instances, as it protects the creature for at least the opponent's turn.
Just my opinion, for what little it's worth. :-) I get where you're coming from with Eidolon of the Great Revel, but I think you have undervalued Lightning Berserker. I could be wrong, but I think the card is worth a try in play testing to see. Cheers!
1 week ago
1 week ago
jutst a suggestion, i think its good against aggro? idk man im tired. but this is a good card in certain burn decks Eidolon of the Great Revel
1 week ago
Harsh Mentor is brutal.
It also punishes greedy mana bases to a degree that is not seen before, fetching requires 3 life, shock lands untap for 4 life.
Its also useful against a multitude of fringe cards and decks, like everything lantern control plays, or Pendelhaven in infect, all the value cards in affinity... etc.
Its here to stay with us for sure.
Sadly it doesn't trigger on activated abilities of planeswalkers.
I see the appeal of adding red to hatebears decks (Eidolon of the Great Revel, Magus of the Moon, Ash Zealot... etc.).The problem is that these cards are not universal hatecards, and best when used in conjuction with something like Imperial Recruiter, which is only available in legacy :/
1 week ago
Burn / Reddeckwins got some pretty nice toys recently...
Harsh Mentor - kills planeswalkers, makes fetching cost 3 life, and sock lands cost 4 life to untap... etc.
Eidolon of the Great Revel probably needs no introduction.
Magus of the Moon, Ash Zealot...
Come to think of it, only the lack of a reliable tutor (...Imperial Recruiter, separates red deck wins from being the bane of the format).