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
Custom Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Born of the Gods (BNG) Mythic Rare

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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.

Ephara, God of the Polis Discussion

chirz2792 on Understimated Commanders

1 month ago

Nobody ever pays attention to my Ephara, God of the Polis deck until it's too late for them to stop me.

NinjaKitty778 on Geral's Roon Deck

1 month ago

Ok well first things first you need to look at what your commander wants from you. Roon has the ability to manipulate creatures on the battlefield: whether they're your own or an opponent. He can blink opponents creatures from combat if there is one that's causing you grief, blink a big defender in the way of one of your attacks, and (most importantly) he can blink your own creatures and cause their ETB effects to trigger. So we'll need creatures that can:

1) Ramp 2) Control the Battlefield 3) Generate some Card Advantage/Utility/Tutor 4) Enable Aggro

Now of course given Roon's colors there is lots of room to pop in some great non-creature spells as well. We're looking for anything that can grab us whatever we need from our creature toolbox, manipulate the field to our advantage, and of course some effective removal as well.

So for ramp I'm thinking:

- Coiling Oracle - Farhaven Elf - Oracle of Mul Daya - Sakura-Tribe Elder - Selvala, Heart of the Wilds - Solemn Simulacrum - Wood Elves - Blighted Woodland - Cultivate - Kodama's Reach - Sol Ring

For Battlefield control:

- Acidic Slime - Angel of Serenity - Bane of Progress - Duplicant - Knight of Autumn - Reclamation Sage - Terastodon - Venser, Shaper Savant - Austere Command - Supreme Verdict - Cyclonic Rift - Eerie Interlude - Aura Shards

Card Advantage/Utility/Tutor

- Ephara, God of the Polis - Eternal Witness - Karmic Guide - Mulldrifter - Prime Speaker Zegana - Recruiter of the Guard - Reveillark - Seedborn Muse - Sun Titan - Woodland Bellower - Eldritch Evolution - Green Sun's Zenith - Tooth and Nail - Wargate - Chord of Calling - Eladamri's Call - Birthing Pod - Garruk, Caller of Beasts - Venser, the Sojourner

Aggro Enablers:

- Avenger of Zendikar - Brago, King Eternal - Craterhoof Behemoth

And those are just to name a few cards. Of course you have access to a lot of ETB copy stuff like Clever Impersonator that turn into whatever you want it to turn into when you blink it in; they can really turn the tide in your favor. I did up a proto-type deck here: Roon Proto-Type. Give it a test run and let me know what you think about it.

strembl7 on Arcades, Stompy Taxes

1 month 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

2 months 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)

3 months 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 ...

4 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.


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