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

Flagellum on Star Spangled Slaughter

4 hours ago

Feather, the Redeemed would give buyback to most of your cantrips assuming they can target one of your creatures. Throw Zada, Hedron Grinder in for massive card draw off those same cantrips.

Including more/most of the red cantrips (more so instants) will ensure you'll be able to cast them utilizing Kykar's second ability. Ephara, God of the Polis can net cards using instant speed cantrips on opponent's turns. Goblin Electromancer can make the cantrips cheaper but might not be worth the spot. Firemind's Research could be an interesting include as well.

So how exactly do you finish people off? I see the little pingers and I know Purphoros can make the table go splat. There's gotta be more ways we can abuse all (not just spirits) these free tokens.

CharlieLankey on Eight-and-a-Half-Wraths

4 days ago

I like the gameplan in general thought mono W decks have a lot of limitations. What do you think about a similar deck with Ephara, God of the Polis at the helm? Mana doubling artifacts become worse if not useless, but you also gain card advantage and interaction. Is the intent of this list to make a 17/2 tails deck or a asymmetrical board control deck as you call it in the description?

ZendikariWol on My Politics Game? Legendary.

3 weeks ago

Well, TheAlmighty, Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage is actually already in the deck.

Idk whether Ephara, God of the Polis is going to be drawing me more than one card per rotation. It’s a lovely card -it does so much work in my blink deck- but drawing one additional card per turn? I think I’d rather just play another “essentially Howling Mine ”.

Scheming Symmetry is already on my radar (I play a bit of two-headed giant). That said, I have NO idea how I just didn’t consider it for this deck!! Thank you for correcting my oversight.

Regrowth is... strictly better than Reborn Hope . My search terms just caught Reborn Hope and I was like “yeah, that’s an okay card”. Definitely gonna be switching that up. Good call.

ThoAlmighty on My Politics Game? Legendary.

3 weeks ago

Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage and Ephara, God of the Polis seem solid, and the new Scheming Symmetry are solid inclusions. Also, I’d advise straight Regrowth instead of/alongside Reborn Hope

TitanWalls on U/W Blink

4 weeks ago

Seems like a good start, but I think it lacks a little oomph! I have a flicker deck that I'm very fond of, so I'll throw out some cool thematic cards to be aware of (most will be better for Commander format than Modern), and you can play with whatever fits your playstyle. Ephara, God of the Polis , Venser, the Sojourner , Restoration Angel , Deadeye Navigator , Strionic Resonator , Flickerwisp , and though they're obscenely expensive Snapcaster Mage and Celestial Colonnade both can add a lot to this sort of deck. My two strongest recommendations are Panharmonicon which has obvious benefits and Venser, Shaper Savant which seems like a soft counterspell until you realize it can target lands and let you nuke someone's mana base back into the dark ages. Super anti-fun but incredibly powerful.

chirz2792 on Understimated Commanders

3 months 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

3 months 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.

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