Hopeful Eidolon


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

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Set Rarity
Theros Common

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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

Reynan on Fun Aura Efficient Soldiers [under $100]

2 days ago

Dude, I forgot one nice dude for you: Hopeful Eidolon. It combo very well on the deck

jubale on G/W Humans (BFZ- Aether Revolt)

2 days ago

No planeswalkers because Unlicensed Disintegration makes them feel bad. Though Gideon is good anyway. And maybe Nissa is anyway too.

I finally picked up this deck, and added a bit of flair:

Flying Humans for the Win!

Standard jubale


It's extremely aggressive, doesn't care much about blocking or removal, and is ready to lifelink the win. Haven't seen a deck like this since heroic with Hopeful Eidolon enchanted a Hero of Iroas and Gods Willing protected it and brought home the lifelinking evasive damage. This is FUN!

CaiusV on Double strike vs multiple blockers

1 week ago

My Pheres-Band Raiders is enchanted with Hopeful Eidolon and Ghostblade Eidolon, power and toughness each 7. My opponent is blocking with Champion of Stray Souls whose power and toughness are each 4, Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord whose power and toughness are each 5, and Rot Shambler whose power and toughness are each 8. That is the blocking order she is choosing in hopes that my Pheres-Band Raiders will die before it deals enough damage to her Rot Shambler to kill it. Will either of the first two blockers do ANY damage to my creature, or will the first strike kill both of them before either of them deal damage and she's killing them unnecessarily?

greatdevourer on Enchants on Enchants / White Privilege (WIP)

1 week ago

Is this deck meant to be a casual or a tournament deck? What are your goals or design ideas?

At first glance, the Aether Vial doesn't work in this deck as you have too many different casting costs to make the Vial worthwhile.

Have you considered Smite over Smite the Monstrous? You can cast it after declaring blockers but before the damage step.

I'm not a fan of Serra Angel. I like the artwork and she used to be good, but there are better options now. Look at Baneslayer Angel for the same mana cost.

I would recommend moving the Trained Caracal and Angelic Destiny to the mainboard to increase your early game creatures. Additionally, you could win a game with just the Angelic Destiny on the Trained Caracal if that was all you had. Making that change would make the Aether Vial a viable sideboard card. Then you could use the Vial when you need to sneak in a Trained Caracal or Mother of Runes under counterspells.

A quick look at Gatherer later, it looks like Hopeful Eidolon, Herald of Anafenza, Figure of Destiny, Elite Vanguard, and Doomed Traveler all look like good fits for the deck. Of course, knowing more about your idea for the deck and what direction you want to go with it would help in recommending changes.

Let me know what you think.

Javaz on Don't Touch my Spirits (Turn 5 Win)

1 month ago

Here I am guys! Sorry for the long absence, but I had a lot of things to do with job and university. Now I'm back! You showed a lot of love for this deck in this months, and as always, I can't thank you enough!

Regarding the suggestions:Aqueous Form is a bit useless since most of my creatures are already evasive. Spell Queller is great, but unfortunately is also quite out of budget. Hopeful Eidolon is good, but I don't know what I'd cut for it lol

Atony1400 I've seen your work with The Cheap Deck Club., And your subpages for every category. You guys are doing a great job! I'm proud of being part of this project.

Jarzr on Arial Auras

2 months ago

Hopeful Eidolon is strictly better than Trained Caracal in this deck. If you have the budget for it, try Kor Spiritdancer, Daybreak Coronet, and consider Evershrike or Thran Golem.

gnikrul on Nefarious Lich (Noble)

3 months ago

Delirium Skeins or Bog Witch might help. Both require you to already have the Confessor though...

Might be better off just including some repeatable lifegain like Basilica Guards, Child of Night, Hopeful Eidolon, the dreaded Tithe Drinker, or even Wall of Hope. When you have the combo, they're card draw engines. When you don't, they help you survive to get the combo together. Seems pretty win/win.

Samuel-Frederick on Mono White Heroic Auras

4 months ago

Hey there. For me, it doesn't feel like black is adding anywhere near enough here. For one mana I'd want 4x Trailblazer as well as the 4x Hoplite, then for two mana just drop the bloodcrazed and run the full 4x Skyguard, and 4x Hero of Iroas, as both of them are doing a lot more. Then when it comes to the enchantments, black isn't doing a great deal there either. The bonus of mono-white, the consistency of the land, and if you curve at two you can even drop the land to 18/19 as well. With black though you do get Agent of the Fates, who I love, but may not be fast enough for what you're looking for. He's so good though!

Ethereal Armor should be a four of. Ethereal Armor plus Hero of Iroas is awesome, and when I play it, I like to take advantage of both and run Hopeful Eidolon, Nyxborn Shieldmate, and Eidolon of Countless Battles. They are protection against removal and wrath, they are reduced in cost when bestowed from the Hero, and they count towards Ethereal Armor. They are so much more powerful than they may first appear. If you're sticking with black, then you get these beasts to choose from as well, Gnarled Scarhide, Spiteful Returned, and Herald of Torment. You could run Nighthowler as well, I'm not as keen on it in the build, but depends on what the decks you are against are like as well. He is good post wrath though!

I'd drop Predator's Gambit as you'll nearly always have multiple creatures on the field, and Edge of the Divinity as you don't have any creatures that can take advantage of it. Not the cheapest card but Daybreak Coronet is obviously all sorts of powerful! Spirit Mantle is also pretty popular, and really can tilt opponents who aren't ready for it.

Just a few things to have a think about, see if you like the sound of them.

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