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Ephara, God of the Polis
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Ephara, God of the Polis
- Born of the Gods

Reviewed February 18, 2014

Constructed: 3.67
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 3.50
Multiplayer: 3.67

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Ephara, God of the Polis

Ephara has some interesting game text (and as always, unlike Aaron Forsythe, I do mean that as a compliment). She promises a continuous stream of cards - as long as you have a continuous stream of creatures. Ironically, a continuous stream of cards does more to guarantee you a continuous stream of creatures, but fortunately Ephara is in the right colors for her game text. Between Cloudshift effects and the ever-popular Whitemane Lion style of creature, a deck built around Ephara can easily turn into some kind of crazy out-of-control zone transition machine.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Ephara, God of the Polis which is a four mana White and Blue Indestructible enchantment that becomes a 6/5 with Devotion seven to White/Blue and each turn has you draw a card during the upkeep step if a creature entered the battlefield under your control on the previous turn.  Token production, Flash, and enter the battlefield effects are some of the top avenues of support for this card and drawing an extra card both on your turn and potentially the opponent's is solid card advantage that fuels itself by providing more cards to maintain the effect each turn.  This is a more subtle god than most of the others, but it works well in a Blue/White token design and Blue offers multiple Flash options as well.
In Limited gaining the advantage of an extra card after each of your turns is easy enough to manage and any god is at least playable, so this is worth a first pick in Booster and very much a consideration for working around in Sealed.  Card advantage attached to a potential Indestructible 6/5 for four mana is a bargain and should only be sideboarded if both the Blue and White pools are unusable.
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0

Skid Rambo

Ephara, God of the Polis is the least the flashy of the new gods, but it may be the easiest to use. All that you have to do as a player is put creatures onto the battlefield and then remember to draw a card! Brimaz, King of Oreskos looks like a great creature to use with Ephara. This god may be overlooked right now because  U/W is dominated by control. I have a hunch that Ephara, God of the Polis will become a top card when Ravnica block rotates out of Standard. For some of you, an indestructible 6/5 for 4 mana is hard to overlook but that is exactly what is happening. Ephara, God of the Polis would be an interesting card to draft. She could easily be a 1st pack hit or a 3rd pack miss. Overall, this god is underwhelming but future cards could easily change that.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 3
Multiplayer: 3

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