Hopeful Eidolon


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

Hexcimal on Let me guess - Another Enchantment

1 week ago

Thank you for the upvote!

What is your definition of a "budget" build? When I began building decks I tried to keep them within a $20 range, but now that my income is more generous "budget" for me is ~$100. I understand that "budget" is different for everyone, so that would be a good starting point. That being said, here are a few suggestions.

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GearNoir on Can Zur Bestow a hopeful ...

1 month ago

Don't forget to link cards in your question using double brackets, it helps the folks reading and answering.

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Reynan on Fun Aura Efficient Soldiers [under $100]

2 months ago

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

jubale on G/W Humans (BFZ- Amonkhet)

2 months 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!

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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

2 months 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)

2 months 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)

3 months 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

4 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.

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