Ephara, God of the Polis


Format Legality
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
Duel Commander 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.

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Ephara, God of the Polis Discussion

RazortoothMtg on Raff Historic

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.

polarlunar on W/U Azorius Blink

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 :)

Atrabilogie on W/U Azorius Blink

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 ?

Atrabilogie on W/U Azorius Blink

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.

Mono Red Burn is actually rolling on this deck, I added 4 Dragon's Claw to the SB as the 2 Leyline of Sanctity are not enough to counter it. Those 4 claws actually completely wall it.

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)

2 Venser, the Sojourner

2 Blade Splicer

1 Clone

3 Detention Sphere

1 Ephara, God of the Polis

4 Flickerwisp

2 Lavinia of the Tenth

4 Restoration Angel

1 Stonehorn Dignitary

4 Wall of Omens

1 Phyrexian Ingester

4 Leonin Relic-Warder

1 Eerie Interlude

4 Momentary Blink

2 Leyline of Sanctity

4 Glacial Fortress

4 Hallowed Fountain

4 Island

9 Plains

3 Temple of Enlightenment

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

kamelyan on Tyranny of the Masses

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.

elgosu1337 on Raff Capashen EDH

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.

Rzepkanut on Getting Back into Commander after ...

1 month ago

Check out Ephara, God of the Polis decks. Very flashy.

TuckerMTG on Oketra’s Monument

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.

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