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

Texel on Inflatable Enchantments

2 weeks ago

NuMetal, I was very torn between Hopeful Eidolon and Nyxborn Shieldmate as my -drop enchantment creatures? I feel even though Tethered Griffin is definitely a turn two card, it's an ideal body for the Ethereal Armor because of both flying and has enough meat to survive early combat tricks until you can Flickering Ward it and attack face directly.

As for swapping Nyxborn Shieldmate for Hopeful Eidolon, Nyxborn Shieldmate's 1/2 for that's also an Enchantment is really good? That said, I'll definitely pick up some Hopeful Eidolon for sideboard, with the mono-white buffs (Crusade+Honor of the Pure), as I'm very likely undervaluing Lifelink (especially on a big creature).

Thanks for your suggestion!

NuMetal on Inflatable Enchantments

2 weeks ago

I would strongly recommend Hopeful Eidolon!

It'll give you a much bigger lifegain compared to Nyx-Fleece Ram and you can even use it instead of Tethered Griffin.

Unlike the Griffin you can play it on turn 1 and attack on turn 2 after casting Ethereal Armor and another Enchantment to hit for 4 damage with lifelink.The most beautiful thing is starting with Hopeful Eidolon and 2 Ethereal Armor on your start hand. That translates to a 7/7 with lifelink attacking on turn 2!

Memphismaymagic5 on Mono White Lifelink

3 weeks ago

It can have some point, but you might want to consider some modern staples for white decks, like Honor of the Pure that makes your creatures with lifelink stronger and gives you more life obviously, Path to Exile for removal (or perhaps something like Celestial Flare if you are more on a budget) and Brave the Elements which can't be missing in a mono white deck (it also makes sure you're opponents creauture of a certain color can't block your creatures, so you can attack him directly and gain a lot of extra lives).

Some decent creatures to add are Archangel of Thune if you are not on a budget, Nyx-Fleece Ram as a great blocker that also gives you a life each turn and perhaps some one-drops like Trained Caracal or Hopeful Eidolon.

I would throw out Spirit Link because most of your creatures already have lifelink, and replace it with some copies of Path to Exile

COUGARMEAT on Lifelink/Deathtouch

3 weeks ago

My best suggestions are:

Do a bit more research on the creatures that inherently have these abilities and run playsets of the ones that have better value for their cost in comparison to what they do. Running 4X Vampire Nighthawk and cutting Shieldhide Dragon and some other ones is a PERFECT example. Hopeful Eidolon > Trained Caracal, War Oracle > Champion of Arashin, Graveblade Marauder > Ukud Cobra, Ruthless Ripper > any other 1-drop deathtouch creatures, etc.

Work on synergies a bit more. If you want to run cards like Nightmare and only have 7 Swamp, you should include cards like Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth to get the most value out of it. If you run cards like Blood-Cursed Knight, you should have more than 3 enchantments (Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood = instant win). If you can't make room for them, cut him and put in another copy of Vampire Nighthawk. Even though Ajani's Pridemate doesn't have lifelink or deathtouch, he can still get out of control in a lifegain deck because of the interactions. Hell, you could even equip him with a Basilisk Collar and go to town. On the thought of equipment, cards like Pathway Arrows that have a creature deal indirect damage to another creature, are great to have on a deathtouch creature. You ping for 1 and no matter how big the creature hit for 1 is, it will die because of deathtouch.

Removal is important and killing your opponents is more important than trying to keep yourself alive. ex. Hero's Downfall > Healing Hands.

Develop a strong sideboard. cards like Serene Offering or Solemn Offering are better in the mainboard for this deck and Fate Forgotten is better in the sideboard to bring in against decks that use cards that have/grant indestructible.

Good luck!

trixster87 on

4 weeks ago

I would suggest looking into creatures with bestow- since even if they kill your main guy they're not gaining major card advantage on you.
Hopeful Eidolon would be better than Nip Gwyllion as it can be your main guy or buff one later.

Memphismaymagic5 on Pain and Gain - Orzhov's Pump

1 month ago

Why do you play Wight of Precinct Six? It's better in a mill deck then an enchantment deckt. Ethereal Armor, Hyena Umbra, Nyx-Fleece Ram and Hopeful Eidolon are great (and budget) additions to this deck!

DarkStarStorm on Daxos Dual Discard

2 months ago

Ethereal Armor: The beefiest aura in the game.

Soul Tithe: Can combo with Sun Titan.

Gift of Orzhova: Flying and lifelink...what more could you ask for?

Kor Spiritdancer: Can really open up your board with the card draw alone.

Hero of Iroas: How is this not good?

Nyxborn Shieldmate/Hopeful Eidolon: 1-drops that come in handy lategame as an aura trigger.

Brave the Elements: A solid finisher, just picture swinging for nigh unblockable damage!

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Theros Common

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