Ephara, God of the Polis


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

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Born of the Gods (BNG) Mythic Rare

Combos Browse all

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.

Ephara, God of the Polis Discussion

strembl7 on Arcades, Stompy Taxes

1 day ago

Changes 2019-03-23

Remove Glen Elendra Archmage for Heroic Intervention

Glen Elendra was in there because of my compulsion for countermagic. But, after playing the deck a bunch of times, the only thing I would ever want to counter (other than combos) are board wipes and Torpor Orb . The truth is that she's too slow for all of those uses, and a 4-drop is really late on our curve. Heroic Intervention is much better than her for dealing with most board wipes because the wipe still hits your opponents, and it can also be used as a pseudo-counter to targeted removal of Arcades.

Remove Ephara, God of the Polis for Lurking Predators

I tried out Ephara because she is reasonably consistent draw in this deck for 4 mana, and also a pretty solid beatstick. In play, though, I found she was always the first thing I wanted to discard. She's too slow, and if she can actually attack, you probably didn't need her anyway. She falls into the win-more category for me, and this deck can't afford it. Instead, I want to try out Lurking Predators. It is more consistent, putting stuff into play is better than draw, and it's even better when you're in the rebuilding phase after a wipe.

Cloudius on Isperia's Flying Circus of Tools

3 weeks ago


Admonition Angel - Oblivion Ring on a stick. Combine it with Dissipation Field and Adarkar Wastes and you're guaranteed a "Landfall" trigger every turn (at a expense of 1 life).

Dungeon Geists - Permanently taps down a troublesome creature. Sower of Temptation is better but this is worth considering if you want redundancy. Gilded Drake would be the best but I noticed that you've labeled this deck as "Budget" so it could be out of the budget.

Karmic Guide - Tutorable graveyard recursion in white. Can be blinked for repeated use (blink it in response to the echo trigger will let it stick around for one more turn for more shenanigans). It combos well with Reveillark but since it doesn't quite fit the theme of the deck, I'll just leave the combo for your reading pleasure.

Shrieking Drake - This little fellow may seem underwhelming. You mentioned you tutor for Archon of Redemption 1st 90% of the time. If you've mana to spare, you can cast Drake and return itself to your hand, so every you spend gains you 1 life. With Ephara, God of the Polis in play, Drake effectively reads ": Draw a card at the beginning of your next upkeep" as it guarantees that a creature ETB under your control every turn. You can also return another creature and recast it for it's ETB effects.

Thomasin4413 on I'm a Bant man (Roon)

1 month ago

Lumbering Battlement can make roon trigger all your etbs at once, Ephara, God of the Polis also does work

Arcaneful on Pulled a Dovin Grand Arbiter ...

2 months ago

Hey all

So I pulled the new Dovin, Dovin, Grand Arbiter at my prerelease this weekend, and I'd like to find a non-superfriends deck to put him in.

A few options I was looking at were more creature based commanders such as:

Ephara, God of the Polis : A constant creature maker sounds great in a deck like this.

Temmet, Vizier of Naktamun : makes the tokens become unblockable? Maybe? I'm not quite sure if he's as strong.

Any ideas on who to run? I'm open to about any Azorius commander.


Asder on Card creation challenge

2 months 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

jakeelephant006 on

2 months 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.

LoaTheWolf on Good/Fun Commander for a new ...

4 months 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.

Load more

Ephara, God of the Polis occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%