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Hopeful Eidolon

Hopeful Eidolon

Enchantment Creature — Spirit

Bestow 3W (If you cast this card for its bestow cost, it's an Aura spell with enchant creature. It becomes a creature again if it's not attached to a creature.


Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has lifelink.

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Hopeful Eidolon Discussion

A12m994 on Kruphix, God of Mana!!!

3 hours ago

NOTE: I AM concerned with not having any lifegain outside of Sphinx's Revelation . Maybe Hopeful Eidolon could help with this...?

Anublet90 on Viper Strike

12 hours ago

Made a lot of changes.

+2 Archetype of Finality

+1 Heliod, God of the Sun

-4 Ghostblade Eidolon

+4 Eidolon of Countless Battles

-4 Hero of Iroas

+4 Herald of Torment

+4 Bloodcrazed Hoplite (Sideboard) I'm guessing in post-rotation counters will be flying everywhere. Calling it now, this dude will be a cult hit.

I'm really worried about the mana-curve, though. Sure, I've got 1-drop spells, but even they are dependent on creatures. Like you said, Herald of Torment is a great card, but the only thing I can cast of turns one and two is Hopeful Eidolon . Obviously this won't do, so... Yeah.

mrtwigglesworth on Aggro Daxos

15 hours ago

Hey, Nice Deck!The problem i can think of is that its rather slow on it's creatures ..There are no 1 drops (Soldier of the Pantheon for speed, Hopeful Eidolon if u want to go the enchantment way, Favored Hoplite heroic u can spend all ur enchantments on. I love Daxos of Meletis aswell! But it's legendary and so is Brimaz .. So if ur unlucky and u get them double in ur hand ..

20 Enchantment's maybe Archetype of Courage as an extra creature with the Hopeful Eidolon to speed things up. Ur Ethereal Armor becomes a monster card, and when u drop a Sphere of Safety u can start laughing at other aggro creature decks .

I have an UW Heroic deck myself and willing to make an Enchantment deck so liking ur ideas, i hope this was a little bit helpfull.


Anublet90 on Viper Strike

21 hours ago

Thanks. Seeing as the deck is a bit gimmicky I switched out Gnarled Scarhide for Hopeful Eidolon to buy time.

I think I'm going to skip out on Herald of Torment this time. It's a great card, but he doesn't have First Strike, Double Strike or Deathtouch so he doesn't bring as much to the table in this case. The idea is to ram right through the opponent's defensive line.

Speaking of defensive lines, I think Heliod, God of the Sun is a must. My buffed-up creatures will probably face removal, so it'd be great if my weak First Strike Deathtouchers could defend as well as attack. In fact, I could attack with everything without fear, so collective value would go through the roof. So what I'm asking is what should I cut to fit him in? I'm thinking he should be a 2-of, at least for starters.

I've also got my Devotion to White in pretty good shape, any idea how I could put it to use?

Also, any more tips for the Sideboard?

KrosanTusker on Viper Strike

21 hours ago

+1, cool idea. Surprised not to see Hopeful Eidolon in here. Also, you said you were looking for removal/utility in the deck help thread, so I would recommend Gods Willing as a heroic enabler, anti-removal tech, effective unblockeability, etc. For removal, I agree with Jojja that Hero's Downfall seems to be the best of the bunch.

Blackblade on Gideon's Pride

21 hours ago

@SquatchBearPig, thanks for your comments and vote if you left one. We have a similar thought process when it comes to card selection, and yes I have strongly considered these exact 3 myself. Believe it or not, I went with Divine Favor over Gift of Orzhova because of the extra defense that divine favor offers over the gift. The reason I was concerned about the extra defense is due to the popularity of Mizzium Mortars , and I wanted something that brought creatures just out of reach of being removed that way. I've also thought about having the Gift of Orzhova in the main, and Divine Favor in the sideboard to swap out when playing red.

Now because I went with Divine Favor over the Gift I shied away from Sunbond because I didn't have anything to trigger its effect right away other than a Hopeful Eidolon bestowed or otherwise. You're also right about the Archangel of Thune , which is just an incredible card, and yes you were correct as to my reasoning to exclude it to keep the mana curve low. Luckily it preforms well without her; and the idea of having to pick up a few more after putting 3 into my other deck, Lucky Charms, was making my wallet nervous.

Jojja on Viper Strike

22 hours ago

haha, things change quickly :)

The Ghostblade Eidolon wants something to be bestowed on it rather then being bestowed due to it's cost. So I'd try for something like Eidolon of Countless Battles over the Fabled Hero for the double strike. Hopeful Eidolon is strictly better then Baleful Eidolon both as a target for bestow and being bestowed itself. Archetype of Courage is good, but you never need more then one on the table. After the first they are costly Grizzly Bears . The best bestow creature in black is also missing, Herald of Torment is a game winner and better then Gnarled Scarhide . Boon of Erebos is something I have a love-hate relationship with, some times it's great, other times it's just really bad. I think Gods Willing might be better in your deck, it offers protection from removal and in combat while also giving you the option of winning the game by making a creature unblocked. And Scry is really valuable in the late game when your digging for answers.

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx should only be used if your playing mono color or close to it. Right now you don't have the devotion to make it worth playing. And it might even be detrimental if you end up being locked out of a color due to it.

I like the deck you have and I think it can be really good with some playing and tweaking! I hope my comments could help.

GureiSeion on kmcree's binder

1 day ago

Heya kmcree, I think we can work something out. Would the foils Ruric Thar and Hopeful Eidolon be acceptable for filling the price gap between Thassa and the two land? Price

Low Avg High Foil
$0.03 $0.12 $0.6 $0.45
Power / Toughness 1/1
Color(s) W
Cost W
Converted cost 1
Avg. draft pick 8.21
Avg. cube pick 8.51


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Extended Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Theros Common