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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
GoldenDiggle ya, I wasn't sure about Raff, but after him winning the prerelease for me and playtesting this deck a little, I can see why Vedalken Orrery is $20 now. Midcombat Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite can just win the game. Instant speed Mind Control with In Bolas's Clutches is insane. It powers up Ephara, God of the Polis, lets me always hold up Counterspells, and Raff himself is a 3/3 with flying, which isn't too bad. Extremely impressed by his power level.
1 week ago
Atrabilogie I don't blame you- it's something I never knew about morph creatures myself until recently :) Akroma is definitely the most powerful option of them all.
Ephara, God of the Polis is definitely a hit or miss card - generally speaking I am able to eventually bring her online as a creature, once the board has really been developed, but it does take a while. Unless you get Flickerwisp, Lavinia of the Tenth, Venser, the Sojourner, or Detention Sphere out along with her own devotion, it can be pretty challenging otherwise. The biggest benefit I have found for having Ephara is as a card draw engine, which is one that once it gets going, can really help find your combo pieces and lock out the opponent even sooner. The card draw also happens to help enable her devotion even quicker, but having her as a creature is more of a side benefit.
That being said, Ephara can be pretty slow, as it takes at least a couple of turns before you start to get benefit from her. I think it'd be perfectly acceptable to go down to 1x or even 0x in the mainboard, in favor of other spells with faster impact. It's often one of the first cards I swap out for a sideboard card anyways. I think I'm just still attached to her, since she's one of the first gods I ever pulled :)
1 week ago
Damn I feel dumb for not seeing that about Akroma.
Actually I think you're right about Lone Missionary, it's more versatile in a side than the claws.
The decklist I copied was actually wrong as it was a sideboarded one for Affinity.
I keep testing it and I find it very hard to get the devotion for Ephara, God of the Polis, is this something you usually manage to work out in games ?
2 weeks ago
I REALLY like your deck. By using things from your side it actually beats the monstrous Affinity archetype !
I tried it with Momentary Blink instead of Cloudshift and it works way much better for the long run with its flashback.I didn't understand why you've put Red Akroma in this deck so I just changed it to the white in my list.Feel free to explain to me why you've chosed it !
Here's a different decklist. Don't get me wrong, outside of my Momentary Blink advice, I'm not trying to tell you how to build your deck, I've just tried a little bit different list to counter the most threatening aggro decks.
I really like your deck, I'm trying to get back at MTG and after more testing, there are lots of chances I buy/trade for this decklist !
(don't really mind the SB atm)
SB: 1 Kitchen Finks
SB: 2 Rest in Peace
SB: 4 Spreading Seas
SB: 2 Stony Silence
SB: 2 Supreme Verdict
SB: 4 Cloudshift
SB: 2 Akroma, Angel of Wrath
SB: 4 Dragon's Claw
SB: 1 Island
SB: 1 Detention Sphere
SB: 1 Phyrexian Ingester
SB: 1 Sun Titan
SB: 1 Ephara, God of the Polis
3 weeks ago
When trying to make tokens I like to use cards that can work consistently and are more likely to stick around; for example Sacred Mesa and Mobilization. Heliod, God of the Sun and Oketra the True are nice, but they fit better with Ephara, God of the Polis since there's access to Training Grounds.
1 month ago
You might want Lightning Greaves and maybe Hammer of Nazahn to protect Raff. I think you listed Talisman of Dominance instead of Talisman of Progress. Grand Arbiter Augustin IV seems helpful. Phyrexian Revoker and Pithing Needle could be good to respond to some threats. Summoner's Egg can help cheat stuff in response to boardwipes. Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker is really painful to flash in. Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant, Eight-and-a-Half-Tails, Batterskull, Wurmcoil Engine, and Platinum Emperion could be good combat tricks. Lavinia of the Tenth can be a useful delay in these colors. Ephara, God of the Polis could be nice for card draw if you're flashing in creatures. Nezahal, Primal Tide could be a good replacement for Venser's Journal.
1 month ago
Check out Ephara, God of the Polis decks. Very flashy.
1 month ago
Yes to both questions. Even though Ephara, God of the Polis says that it isn't a creature when your devotion to white and blue is less than seven that it isn't a creature, that ability is only relevant when it is on the battlefield.