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Ephara's Enlightenment from 'Born of the Gods'

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Ephara's Enlightenment is a powerful card from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert "Magic: The Gathering" expansion set "Born of the Gods." This uncommon aura can repeatedly pump your creatures and give them evasion, providing a significant amount of value over the course of a long game if you're willing to continuously invest three mana. If you do, you'll reap the dividends.

Ephara's Enlightenment - 1WU
Enchantment - Aura (Uncommon)
Enchant creature
When Ephara's Enlightenment enters the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on enchanted creature.
Enchanted creature has flying.
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may return Ephara's Enlightenment to its owner's hand.

Because Ephara's Enlightenment says "may" you don't have to return it to your hand if you don't want to. The best way to maximise your value from Ephara's Enlightenment is to ensure that you always attack before you cast a creature. This will ensure that you can return Ephara's Enlightenment to your hand while still flying above your opponent's blockers.

Ephara's Enlightenment gives heroic decks a way to consistently trigger the benefits from their creatures. One creature in particular that Ephara's Enlightenment works particularly well with is Fabled Hero, which will be able to deal a whopping eight damage in the air.

Ephara's Enlightenment will also shine in limited formats where you'll be able to cast it over and over again.

How will you use Ephara's Enlightenment?

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