Revealed today Jan. 13, 2014 in an article by Mark Rosewater on DailyMtg.com, Ephara, God of the Polis is one of the newest "Born of the Gods" spoilers from Wizards of the Coast's highly anticipated upcoming expert "Magic: The Gathering" expansion set. Ephara, God of the Polis is the first multicolored god we've seen to date.
Ephara, God of the Polis - 2WU
Legendary Enchantment Creature - God (Mythic Rare)
As long as your devotion to white and blue is less than seven, Ephara isn't a creature.
At the beginning of each upkeep, if you had another creature enter the battlefield under your control last turn, draw a card.
Unlike Thassa, God of the Sea Ephara, God of the Polis doesn't lend itself to control decks. You'll need to either be running a significant amount of creatures or cards that can produce creature tokens such as Heliod, God of the Sun in order to ensure that you never miss an extra card from Ephara, God of the Polis.
Ephara, God of the Polis will push blue white "skies" strategies, and there's a plethora of tasty creatures to choose from. Soldier of the Pantheon, Fabled Hero, Phalanx Leader, and Daxos of Melitis are several recent creatures from "Theros" worth running in an aggressive Azorius deck. There's many tasty options from "M14" such as Banisher Priest, Imposing Sovereign, or Fiendslayer Paladin and from the "Return to Ravnica" block like Boros Elite, Cloudfin Raptor, and Frontline Medic.
According to Rosewater:
All the minor Gods in Born of the Gods are indestructible and all of them have devotion to two colors but require seven mana to become creatures rather than the major Gods' five. They also all have a global enchantment ability. The minor Gods were each designed to play up their two-color combinations.
How will you use Ephara, God of the Polis?
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