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Aegis of the Gods from 'Journey Into Nyx'

Aegis of the Gods
Aegis of the GodsWizards of the Coast

Aegis of the Gods is a new rare white creature card from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert "Magic: The Gathering" expansion set "Journey Into Nyx" which grants you hexproof. It's important to note that because Aegis of the Gods grants hexproof and not shroud like True Believer that means you're still able to target yourself with spells such as Opportunity. Like Imposing Sovereign, Aegis of the Gods can have a significant impact on your opponent provided that it hits a heavy portion of their deck.

Aegis of the Gods - 1W
Enchantment Creature - Human Soldier (Rare)
You have hexproof. (You can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)
Athreos cares little for the other gods' conflict with mortals. He is concerned only with safe passage for the dead.
2/1

Aegis of the Gods stops a myriad of cards in Standard from Thoughtseize to Duskmantle Guildmage. Their Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver won't be able to gain loyalty, your opponent can't deck you with Jace, Memory Adept, nor will they be casting Slaughter Games or Rakdos's Return any time soon without taking out Aegis of the Gods first. Until your opponent uses their Lightning Strike on it, the cards with abilities like Hellhole Flailer and Jace's Mindseeker also loose a bit of their punch too.

Easily splashable, the question becomes if Aegis of the Gods has enough impact on a game by itself to warrant an inclusion in your main 60, and if so how many. It may be cometing for other more aggressive white threats such as Fleecemane Lion, Hero of Iroas, Phalanx Leader, Battlwise Hoplite, and Voice of Resurgence. Regardless of how many are in your main deck, Aegis of the Gods makes a fantastic sideboard option to hose matches where it'll make a big difference.

How will you use Aegis of the Gods?

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