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

kipahlord13 on Teysa, Envoy of Spirits(Suggestions Wanted)

4 days ago

Thanks for the input, although I really like how the white weenie has been working for me. I really want to get my hands on an Elspeth, Sun's Champion, but no such luck. I think that I could easily put at least few of those soulshift cards in, it could end up interesting. I could get 4 lives out of my Hopeful Eidolon. Just a comment on the Kormus Bell issue you brought up. First of all, with the number of Swamps in my deck, it alone would make boardwipes worse for o[opponents than me, playtesting I rarely have more than two. But if I have that and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, I will be sure to have ready to play with the Bell, a Loss of Profit / Loss, or another one-sided boardwipe. Kormus Bell only comes out along with a board wipe and Urborg. Thanks for the suggestions, though.

Luutamo on Aavehia, modern auraspirit shenanigans

6 days ago

Thanks for suggestions, Boza

Drift of Phantasms is great. I already use it in Defending your way to infinite damage. In this deck it would work really well because of Tallowisp.

I kind of like Hopeful Eidolon. Bestow cost is over the top though. Don't know what to replace so atm I'll just keep it in maybe. Lifelink is nice to have so maybe Iall go with Steel of the Godhead instead.

Wouldn't Kira, Great Glass-Spinner ability also work against me? Auras are spells too, right?

I have to disagree with you Storm525. Most of the aura spells are quite cheap so having more Hero of Iroas doesn't make sense to me. Kor Spiritdancer would be maybe but even then I think Godhead of Awe is more critical for the main idea and gimmick of this deck. Reach Through Mists is there for simple fact that is is also a arcane spell. That is the key word because of Tallowisp so it makes if way more superior to Sleight of Hand

Boza on Aavehia, modern auraspirit shenanigans

1 week ago

I see, thanks for the responses. I have been thinking how to improve the deck, but it is pretty good as is. I would just suggest some cards to add if you deem them fit:

Drift of Phantasms - 1 to two of them to fetch various things such as drogskol.

Azorius Herald - vs aggro, keeps you alive and is unblockable.

Hopeful Eidolon - perhaps for the SB for aggresive decks.

Kira, Great Glass-Spinner - protection for drogskol and other dudes.

square711 on 6000/6000 Fabled Hero? Me likey!

2 weeks ago

...I think I'm in love with this deck. I'm running a slightly modified version of it on MTGO (details below) and holy cow, is it fun to play! I often find myself laughing out loud - not out of spite for my opponents or something like that, but because of how incredibly well everything goes all the time. Card interaction is simply ridiculous in this thing - kudos to you for putting it all together!

Seriously, I wish I could see people's faces when I cast an Ordeal of Heliod on a fully pumped up Phalanx Leader and it resolves immediately, while a Sunbond-equipped Fabled Hero is already on the field, just waiting for those eleven +1/+1 counters to come his way... oh, and playing an Abzan Falconer on turn 4~5 tends to cause people to concede right away. I recommend you put at least 2 Falconers in there - which brings me to those changes I mentioned earlier. Besides the Falconers, I added/sideboarded the following cards:

  • Erase x2 / Devouring Light x2: I'm not a fan of Banishing Light, personally. The fact whatever threat I exiled with it can come back to bite me in the ass at any moment kinda scares me, so instead of 4 nonland permanent removal spells, I'd rather have 2 for creatures and 2 for enchantments (not to mention they're instants, and cost up to 2 less to cast).

  • Gods Willing x2: from my experience, the biggest threat to this deck is early removal. Having only 4x Feat of Resistance is too little to keep your chumps safe while they're still chumps, IMO, so I added in my favorite leave-my-kids-alone instant from the Theros block. Someone suggested you replace some Hopeful Eidolons with them, but instead, I...

  • Removed both Eidolon of Countless Battles: because they never seemed to make much of a difference, honestly. This deck is based around having a few extremely powerful creatures in play, not an army of weaker ones - which is the kind of situation the Eidolon is best for. Great card for token spamming decks, not so much for this one.

And I guess that's it. Needless to say, you get a +1 from me. Now let's see how I do in the next tournament...

gumbogogo on black white lifegain

2 weeks ago

I have some pretty similar decks (W/B Lifegain Constellation, W/B Suicide Constellation) that I've been working on for a while now, so hopefully I can help you tighten up your deck a bit. Herald of Torment is a better card than Master of the Feast for a deck like this, especially if you're only wanting to run 2. Herald will give you some evasion and the lifeloss is no issue in this deck. Return to the Ranks has the best synergy with Underworld Coinsmith and Ajani's Pridemate, and can bring back most of the creatures in your deck. I'd say Hopeful Eidolon is a little better than Soulmender because of the constellation trigger and the bestow ability keeps it somewhat relevant in the late game. If you go the Return to the Ranks route, you may consider swapping the Whip of Erebos for Sorin, Solemn Visitor (though he's pretty expensive right now). You'll want some card draw of sorts, I'd suggest Sign in Blood for the potential to Shock the opponent to finish them off. Erebos, God of the Dead is also pretty good. You should be running ~4-6 more lands and you shouldn't run more than 1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth in your deck.

I hope I was some help! I really love this deck and I hope it works out for you; it's a lot of fun to play at fnm. +1

Se7enfoot on Who Said Standard Competitive Was Expensive?

2 weeks ago

I used bestow creatures like Nyxborn Shieldmate and Hopeful Eidolon in place of alot of spells to trigger heroic. You can run Chosen by Heliod as another draw spells also. +1

Jedne2 on No mana? No problem!

2 weeks ago

Hopeful Eidolon is good for lifegain.

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