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
4 weeks ago
I would agree that you don't need Censor. Maybe use Hieroglyphic Illumination instead? I would also put in 4x Mausoleum Wanderers over Thraben. My reasoning is that it's essentially a 1-mana Censor if you have out Rattlechains, and it's a strictly better Cursecatcher if not.
If you ever take this into Modern, Ephara, God of the Polis would love this action...just saying(:
1 month ago
Thanks for the response UnleashedHavok!
After reading your explanation of Doomed Necromancer I could definitely see it being a powerhouse in your deck. I picture activating it to return Sun Titan which brings your Necromancer back, then activating it again (because Anger is in your graveyard) to return literally anything, then attacking with Sun Titan and bringing him back again. That sounds incredible.
I'll probably evaluate my list to see if I think Feldon is worth it. There are a few changes that are in the works right now, so after that maybe I'll sneak him in.
Good call on Gray Merchant of Asphodel. It's probably a little too cute for my deck outside of combos, but I don't need another infinite damage combo piece. I'd rather have a toolbox of options instead of that redundancy. I've been toying with the idea of a life drain style list with things like Pontiff of Blight, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, and Karlov of the Ghost Council. Gary would probably find his way in that list, but not my current one.
I've been thinking about Stingscourger for a while now. My roommate has an Ephara, God of the Polis deck that uses Reflector Mage to great effect and it always has me thinking about the tempo you gain by bouncing someone's general or another key creature. Seems like it'd be worth a shot.
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben seems like it would be better in a list with a more dedicated tax strategy than either of ours. Throw in things like Vryn Wingmare, Leonin Arbiter, and similar guys and you've got yourself a deck. I think that just throwing one or two in the list makes it a little clunky. My list kind of likes the idea though, because I regularly find myself not playing spells at all, but using all of my mana on various abilities. I'll think about it a bit more.
If I had more ways to recur cards (mostly Crucible of Worlds) I would probably run Grenzo, Dungeon Warden. However, as it is I don't want to risk losing something that I can't get back like Cabal Coffers.
1 month ago
I like your Sigarda list a lot!
I happen to have someone in my playgroup who plays Ephara, God of the Polis. If you want to abuse her and draw on each of your opponents turns, you will have to play a lot of stuff that can either blink or create creatures. You do have some nice ETB abilities, so maybe something like Eldrazi Displacer can help you here. Another very powerfull card for Commander that fits Ephara perfectly is Luminarch Ascension.
Those are the 2 between which I would choose (or make both lol)
1 month ago
I recently made some changes to my deck, because the last time I played it, it wasn't really effective. I felt that the average CMC was waaay too high and also had a lot of problems to draw cards.
So I made some changes (as you can see in the "updates" part). I've also put a number of cards in the maybeboard. Those are cards I own.
What would I like you to do?
Check out my deck and point out what troubles you think I can run into, also if you think something in the maybeboard should definitely go in the deck, please let me know (and provide a card you think I should cut).
Commanders my friends use: Teferi, Temporal Archmage, Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief, Ephara, God of the Polis, Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas and Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury (yes, we started playing the format starting with Commander 2014)
Thanks for the help everyone!
Commander / EDH*
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1 month ago
No problem.In a brago deck you have to be careful with your own Orb of Dreams if you don't blink it with Bgrago, when all of your permanents return the will return tapped.
Have a look at:
- Clever Impersonator and/or Phyrexian Metamorph,
- Cloud of Faeries and/or Peregrine Drake
- Myr Battlesphere - mini Myr spam combo with Brago
- Venser, Shaper Savant
- Sun Titan - get them cards back from the Graveyard
- Ephara, God of the Polis - Personal choice, I like the draw
- Panharmonicon - double etb triggers
- Strionic Resonator + Thran Dynamo or Sol Ring - Brago goes infinite
- Altar of the Brood - Winning with mill? ;)
- Spine of Ish Sah - can clear the board with Brago's effect (or combo)
As I've said most of these are straight from my deck, if you want to go full Brago, just remove the Spirit element and add creatures with ETB.If you see my deck most of my creatures do something like exiling/destroying/copying permanents, drawing card, untap mana or graveyard interaction.
2 months ago
Teddyjunior11 - Thanks for the comments! I've been a long time Merfolk and Death and Taxes player so I've seen the power that can come from the Aether Vial and I really like it in this deck. It lets you play more creatures at instant speed if you don't have a Rattlechains on board and that can disrupt their game. It also lets you hold back mana for a counter if needed. Additionally, it can help you get more spirits on board faster.
Overall I like Ephara, God of the Polis as she can help a stalled late game with extra card draw, but I'm considering moving her to the sideboard in favour of another Selfless Spirit. It is at the top of the curve for this deck and you're just not going to put a vial on 4 so it can't be brought in at instant speed.
I see your list includes Lingering Souls which is one of the more powerful spirit cards there is - up to 4 spirits for a single card after all. However, it makes the mana base more complicated since I need to include black and it's always done at sorcery speed so I've held off on it for now.
Nice deck though and I appreciate the feedback. I'll do some play testing with your build online and see how it fares!
2 months ago
The Ephara, God of the Polis and Grand Arbiter Augustin IV are mostly for when I have the board locked, to speed things up for me so I can finish the opponent off before they can get any decent removal. I'm not in love with them, but I've found them useful. But they are definitely on the chopping block.
2 months ago
I really like the idea of the deck; +1. That being said, I have a couple of suggestions:
Some of the one-ofs seem a little odd. Ephara, God of the Polis and Grand Arbiter Augustin IV don't seem like they fit, Hunted Phantasm should probably just be another Eater of Days, and while I guess you can Sundial of the Infinite Spell Queller's death trigger, that spot would likely be better as another Geist of Saint Traft.