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Ephara, God of the Polis
Legendary Enchantment Creature — God
As long as your devotion to white and blue is less than seven, Ephara isn't a creature.
At the beginning of each upkeep, if you had another creature enter the battlefield under your control last turn, draw a card.
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Ephara, God of the Polis Discussion
1 week ago
Prophet of Ephara
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, if it's the first time a creature has entered the battlefield under you control this turn, draw a card then discard a card.
At the beginning of your end step, if you have at least 5 cards it hand, you may sacrifice prophet of Ephara, if you do, search your library for a card named Ephara, God of the Polis, put that card into your hand then shuffle your library.
Ephara demands that mortals protect the sanctity of the polis however they can
The cycle ain't complete yet
1 week ago
You should add more lands and more mana ramp. Your average CMC is over 4 and you only have 34 lands and 4-ish mana ramp cards. There are also some cards that don't make a ton of sense in here as they don't make tokens or don't synergize with them. Cards like Brago, King Eternal, Ixidron, Always Watching and kinda Blade of Selves and Ephara, God of the Polis don't seem to do much. I suppose Ephara draws you cards on your opponent's turn and could draw you some extra cards if you play an instant copy spell so she's alright. Blade of Selves doesn't make sense to me because the tokens don't stay around. I see a few decent ETB effects on creatures in the list but I honestly think Helm of the Host would be a better card in here. The helm makes tokens that stick and you could equip it to Temmet, Vizier of Naktamun to make multiple things unblockable each combat.
Also there seems to be a split between whether this deck wants to be a go big tokens deck or a go wide tokens deck. I suppose you can have both, but I would definitely lean towards going big and cut one of the two mono-white gods (probably Oketra). With that in mind I would look to add some Eternalize cards. Adorned Pouncer seems really good in here, as does Champion of Wits, Sinuous Striker, and Sunscourge Champion. Vizier of the Anointed would also be a card to consider if you add in some of the Eternalize cards. I would cut some of the less good go-wide cards for them.
Also adding in some card draw could be a good idea. You're pretty low on it right now.
So in sum, cut cards that don't make sense with the deck, add in more lands, ramp, and card draw, and maybe look into eternalizing some stuff.
1 month ago
Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor EDHrec is the main plus I go to look for commanders and honestly, the main site that gives me such indecisiveness about a commander. As for playstyle... I haven't had enough experience to really know. I've been studying the history, rules and cards of MTG for a few years and only recently have I started to get into it. I have an Azorius "control" with Ephara, God of the Polis but I haven't had too much fun with it.
1 month ago
I think to start commander, you need to find a general that easily provides card advantage or a "build aroud" general. So, you don't need to go too much competitive.
I would reccomend 2 or 3 colors too for a first commander. But, if you want to go 5 colors, you can consider Jodah, Archmage Eternal too (Ramos goes in). If you don't know which colors you enjoy, I don't think 5 colors is the best way to go. Look at some lists, the most played general. But don't try to be competitive right now, try to have fun. An cEDH deck takes a lots of time and tests. And imagine your deck isn't adjust to your meta... you will spend time to built a 5 color deck and finally, it doesn't work. Firstly, just have fun !
You can be sure of some mono colored decks !
You can find some good build around commander in Theros with the gods: Karametra, God of Harvests, Ephara, God of the Polis, Athreos, God of Passage. They prodvide CA, are indestructible. Or simply look at the most played commander to be inspired
1 month ago
I love the deck, it looks like it'll be a blast to play!
I'm currently taking a break from my Raff list. Its really fun but I was given a commander for my birthday and I feel like I should build around that first :P
Some suggestions I've been thinking about putting in my own raff deck are stuff like Ephara, God of the Polis. She seems REALLY good there. Heliod, God of the Sun might be a nice addition to that as well. Search for Azcanta Flip if you can afford the dang thing, it being so expensive. Finally, Thassa, God of the Sea seems really good to make some creatures unblockable, and the scry seems legit too.
Flashing in a Meishin, the Mind Cage sounds hilarious as well. I don't know why I'm mostly suggesting enchantments but they're just popping up in my mind.
Happy brewing! If you need any help let me know! I'd be happy to help.
3 months ago
I recently put together a kestia deck myself. A few ideas for you:
Dawn's Reflection Another copy of market festival. Farseek is the card I would swap out. You have only four duals and run quite a lot of basics.
You run very few instants or sorceries. Has Genesis Wave crossed your mind? Looks like it'd be a bomb in this deck.
I think Ephara, God of the Polis and Nylea, God of the Hunt would both be great cards in the deck. I would swap celestial archon and nylea's collusus for those. The gods have much higher upside and are so very on theme. You have enough creatures in the deck to make ephara worth it.
Lastly, a real gem in Kestia that gets overlooked is Venser, the Sojourner. I haven't found another card that does what his minus does, its absurdly good for kestia. The plus is okay, good to flick auramancer or the like, or trigger constellation. The minus is all that really matters though. With a good board state, can easily refill your hand and easily kill someone.
Hope you like some of my ideas. Cool deck, I freaking love Kestia so much.
4 months ago
Please stop putting <36 lands if your ~ CMC is not <3.
I get why you chose Azor for a control build but I don't know if he is the best choice. How you want to play ultimately decides that. Azor is a conundrum because as control you want to leave mana up to answer threats but he wants to attack and draw cards. Other UW options are Ephara, God of the Polis which can be more staxxy w hate-bears; Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper is more spellslinger control w lands like Darksteel Citadel being your win-con; and the new Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage would be more legendary and artifact stax.
Regardless, I like a lot of what is going on. I think you could add more hate-bears like Eidolon of Rhetoric and Hushwing Gryff to passively mess with all opponents. The problem w control is you are trying to manipulate 3 opponents, and 1 spell for 1 answer means 2 others were not answered. Capsize lets you continually bounce problems mid-late game.
Sun Titan could be nice additional value if you build a little around it without detracting from the whole deck. Wayfarer's Bauble and Burnished Hart can come back for more ramp; Mind Stone and Commander's Sphere for extra draw (as you have); Ghost Quarter and Scavenger Grounds for hate; Hope of Ghirapur and Soul Snare can keep the control coming.
6 months ago
Synergistic cards (UW):