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

Craats on Sick? Take a Phyto-min!

2 months ago

Hey! First of all, I absolutely love the deck :) I like how you're making use of the hydra's! I do have some ideas though; first of all, I don't see how you're going to draw cards off of the Swans of Bryn Argoll, the damage source's controller gets to draw the card. Secondly, I believe you need some more mana ramp to get your hydra's to the field quicker! This also deals with the slow early game.

My suggestions are:Out:

-4 Swans of Bryn Argoll

-4 Hopeful Eidolon

-1 Phytohydra

-1 Protean Hydra


+4 Arbor Elf

+4 Avacyn's Pilgrim

+2 Rancor

Let me know how the playtesting goes!


TheDwarvenAxe on Multiple attackers vs lifelink blocker

2 months ago

Hello everybody, back again with another rookie question.

I was playing with a friend of mine and we faced this situation:

Its his turn and I have 1 life left

He attacks me with two 2/2 creatures

I block one with a 2/2 lifelink creature (meaning its a 1/1 thats bestowed by Hopeful Eidolon )

Does the blocking creature do its damage, healing me for two and then I take two to the face. Going back to one.

Or do I take the damage before lifelink resolves and die?

Thanks in advance

Pethrax on Dark Enchantments

2 months ago

You actually have a very strong lifegain package in this deck, with 11 out of 19 creatures providing lifegain, the Daybreak Coronet and Hopeful Eidolon giving it to whoever doesn't, plus your land Shambling Vent has it too, so in that regards, maybe Serra Ascendant? A fantastic 1 drop that you would love to voltron, especially if you get the ball rolling. And of course, in an enchant creature deck, don't ever forget about Kor Spiritdancer. Draw, and a low curve? I would advise losing the Hero of Iroas because he actually only affects Pillory of the Sleepless. Everything else is already unable to be cheapened, or not an aura, so he has no value, and replacing him with 4 Serra Ascendants or a split of 2/2 with Kor Spiritdancer would give you a great way to skyrocket your deck.

-Xiphos- on Dark Enchantments

2 months ago

Good point about Greater Auramancy. It's definitely a cool card, but since it's shroud rather than hexproof and 11 of my creatures are enchantments themselves.

Looking at my mana curve my max cmc is 3, which isn't too bad since I rely on enchanting creatures anyways.

After just a real quick search I found some nice creatures that may take the spot of Underworld Coinsmith or MAYBE even Blood-Cursed Knight. The only enchantments I have that actually grant lifelink now are Daybreak Coronet and Hopeful Eidolon. The eidolon is mostly there as a decent 1 drop that wouldn't be wasted whether sitting on the battlefield or used as an enchantment.

Agent of the Fates is really nice, but requires mana symbol bmana symbol b and has a cmc of 3Ashiok's Adept also looks nice for wiping an opponent's hand while I buff myself, but again, cmc of 3

Tormented Hero might actually have a spot in here being a 1 drop that fits the life draining theme I love so much. The only drawbacks are that he comes in tapped and my black mana is a little slower than my white as is right now.

I thank you all for the suggestions so far, combined minds can usually make a better deck than a single one. c:

HehaGardenHoe on Greek Mariners (white/blue)

3 months ago

I Have some Suggestions:

adding 2x Sigiled Starfish, 3x Triton Shorestalker, and 3x Hopeful Eidolon

Removing 2x Mindreaver, 2-3x Hero of Iroas, 1x Shipbreaker Kraken, 1x Oppressive Rays, 1x Ordeal of Heliod, 1x Gift of Immortality, and 1-2x Daxos of Meletis

also Nimbus Naiad and Observant Alseid could help as well as Favored Hoplite

Note that there isn't really enough room for all my suggestions, so pick and choose the ones you like best

lagotripha on Right Through You

3 months ago

Scratch that, would have to be Hopeful Eidolon which is just an extra 1/1. mb

Yeti_Confetti on Odric Lunarch of the Lions (Budget) SUB 20$

4 months ago

Maybe Isamaru, Hound of Konda, Hopeful Eidolon, Lantern Kami, Mother of Runes, Soul Warden are some cards you may want to consider. I haven't checked if they're all Modern legal, but I hope these are some cards you think are neat. +1 from me, friend.

Mattie3Thumbs on Eidolon of Countless Battles

5 months ago

By my count it would get +8/+8 because Hopeful Eidolon counts for 1 counter and the Eidolon of Countless Battles also counts for 1 counter. With those 2 counters plus the 6 other creatures/auras would give a total +8/+8.

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