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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

Talos on First Deck(suggestions appreciated)

8 hours ago

Remove the following Serra Angel Shivan Dragon Hopeful Eidolon Gift of Immortality Nyxborn Rollicker Celestial Archon none of these particularity fit in here. Maybe remove Goblin Kaboomist too.

Try to avoid having a one drop of anything so add 1 more Stormbreath Dragon Searing Blood Purphoros, God of the Forge You need more 23 lands so I'd add one more Plains and Borderland Marauder and she is quite awesome really, specially with haste from the Hammer of Purphoros

For this I think it revolves around using Purphoros, God of the Forge and things like Raise the Alarm and Akroan Horse so think about adding more things that give tokens Spirit Bonds or Triplicate Spirits might be good. Throw in a bit more burn like Magma Jet and Lightning Strike . Chained to the Rocks is really a must in all red/white decks

ArcturusFrost on More to Life

11 hours ago

I would swap the Soulmender for a Hopeful Eidolon because it has the option of being able to be bestowed onto one of your creatures.

Nelstone on 2014-07-29 update of The Heroic ...

1 day ago

@NewTurtle Good call on Mortal's Ardor over Hopeful Eidolon . I've been on the fence about Hopeful Eidolon and your argument has pushed me off of it.

Regarding Triton Tactics , the card has too much utility for me to pull it. Even on offense, I can use it to add two heroic triggers, and even more counters if one target is Phalanx Leader . I do see the value of Bioshift , but can't justify cutting anything to add it. I will add it to the maybeboard and perform some testing with it on MTGO.

Thanks again!

NewTurtle on 2014-07-29 update of The Heroic ...

1 day ago

Cool. Glad I could help! In terms of your sideboard, I think Mortal's Ardor is better than Hopeful Eidolon . It's faster on triggering heroics and can impact the board way faster.

There's also Bioshift . It's such a good card for an alpha strike (where Brave the Elements is a 'wide' approach, Bioshift is the 'tall' one), especially since you have 4x Phalanx Leader . I would consider taking out 3x Triton Tactics for 1x Gods Willing and 2x Bioshift . This is since you already have a good way of dealing with creature to creature situations with Aqueous Form , Hidden Strings , Brave the Elements , and Retraction Helix .

Having 2x Brave the Elements and 4x Gods Willing is a good place against all the removal spells. Bioshift can also be a good way to salvage those counters when a creature gets destroyed.

Complexbullet on No Goats go to Heaven

1 day ago

Nice, though I hate to break it to you but ethereal armor is Ravnica :(. Maybe replace it with Ordeal of Heliod pumps creatures though not as much, but fits with the lifegain/pump Ajani's Pridemate as you can enchant him and if he's got 3 counters already sac it straight away gain 10 health and pump the Pridemate. Not sure about Soulmender and Triplicate Spirits . Id use the Sunblade Elf in place of the soulmender's drop the triplicates for another 2x Hopeful Eidolon and 2x Ajani, Mentor of Heroes . Lastly i'd add either 4x Arbor Colossus against flying decks and to add a big creature encase your cheaper creatures are wiped out before getting pumped, and sideboard 4x Gods Willing against removal.

xiao.wen on aura clad crew

1 day ago

fun idea, i wish mesa enchantress was 1W instead of 1WW so you could get her off the kitchen table, ive got a playset and i always try to use her, but modern is just too intense and fast for her to get very far in serious play. Kor Spiritdancer Unflinching Courage and Rancor are your best cards here, making room and upping them to 4x will help you figure out how to streamline and tighten it up. theres a bunch of ways to tighten it up, obviously that avg. CMC needs to come down, but which direction to go? food for thought: hexproof bodies work well with aura strategies because one of the main weaknesses of aura strategies is the propensity to get 2-for-1'ed with removal taking out your creature and the aura attached to it. Sacred Wolf Gladecover Scout Bassara Tower Archer Fleecemane Lion etc. Naya Hushblade is a bit eccentric but she can def get some good work done, but she requires serious planning on how to lay out the next 2-3 turns

Strangleroot Geist wears rancors like a champ. Gift of Orzhova demands removal and Sacred Wolf wears it like a champ. Auramancer helps with the card advantage problems of losing all your auras when your creature dies. Knight of the Holy Nimbus is a pain in the ass to kill so will likely protect your auras from getting dumped a bit. Hero of Iroas helps speed you up. Hopeful Eidolon impacts the board alot more than Nyxborn Shieldmate . Selesnya Charm is so good that you should always at least consider running it when you are running selesnya. it starts getting super good if you are thinking about Fabled Hero .

in terms of cuts, Celestial Ancient Silent Sentinel and Plea for Guidance are good places to start.

and of course, working on your manabase will improve performance without making any other changes. Sunpetal Grove Temple Garden Temple of Plenty Windswept Heath Brushland Stirring Wildwood . even a playset of the scry land will help you out here for sure. in terms of balance, 10-12 or so of the nonbasics will help consistency without causing too many problems. even a playset of the Terramorphic Expanse or Evolving Wilds would help you move forward probably if you dont have access to the more expensive specific selesnya lands. stay away from the guildgates and the vivids though if you have access to the others.

Mongol on Heroes Triumph

2 days ago

I like Hopeful Eidolon as a potential 1 drop creature too. He can be beefed up to help gain life and deal damage while I'm waiting for something bigger to come out. I'll give more lifelink some consideration though. I see how well it works in your deck.

nighthawk85 on Heroes Triumph

2 days ago

I like Gift of Orzhova over Hopeful Eidolon . Gives you the same buff and ability but add to it flying to help avoid the blockers, as the deck seems to strive for. Takes one more Plains to cast, but one mana lower in overall cost. Price

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Power / Toughness 1/1
Color(s) W
Cost W
Converted cost 1
Avg. draft pick 8.21
Avg. cube pick 8.50


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

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Set Rarity
Theros Common