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Eidolon of Countless Battles
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Eidolon of Countless Battles
- Born of the Gods

Reviewed February 26, 2014

Constructed: 2.70
Casual: 3.80
Limited: 3.60
Multiplayer: 3.20

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Eidolon of Countless Battles

In either form, he'll only count himself once, since he's only ever a creature OR an Aura. Conversely, he'll count himself in either form, so he'll always be at least a 1/1 creature or at least a +2/+2 Aura (since he'll then count the creature he's on). The only real downside here is that size is all he has going for him-- if you've got a whole bunch of creatures or Auras out, he might be pretty big, but he's "combat-vanilla". This is less of a problem if the creature you Bestow him on isn't. A creature like Blighted Agent, Two-Headed Cerberus, or even Hopeful Eidolon would definitely appreciate the power boost, and the fact that he remains in play after his wearer is killed is a bonus. In an Aura-based deck, he also wears Auras as well as Aura Gnarlid or Yavimaya Enchantress ever did. I like that there's two parallel strategies that benefit from this card-- Enchantress-style decks, and token swarm decks. Both of those strategies are strictly casual-caliber, though, and so that's the crowd that wants this card.

Constructed- 1.5
Casual- 4.5
Limited- 3.5
Multiplayer- 4

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Eidolon of Countless Battles
 
There have been many Keldon Warlord variants down the years, but relatively few who have applications beyond the obvious "HORDE OF CREATURE ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK". This guy can do that, yes, and sometimes do it even better (Griffin Guide!). He can be a strong addition to a bestow-based deck, or do a passable impression of Yavimaya Enchantress (although she still really should have been in M14). It's surprisingly rare in Magic that you see a wide range of options come out of simple game text. Take advantage of it.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

Paul

Welcome back readers todays card of the day is Eidolon of Countless battles an interesting creature that grows stronger the more creatures and auras you control. In standard this creature is decent enough in a weenie strategy or a deck filled with auras although I doubt how powerful that would be. Being three mana with a bestow cost of a reasonable four means this creature more often than not can hit the table early. I see this card seeing a small amount of play and I think its cheap enough to make a splash. In modern and eternal formats this card is too reliant on you having a good board state and there exists better aggressive creatures that are not weak to enchantment removal making this more of a poor choice. In casual and multiplayer this card can provide reasonable value by being an aura and then getting your creature due to cheap bestow cost, this guy works phenomenally in token decks or decks based on heavy use of auras making him a solid addition to a wide variety of decks. In limited he is a decent sized creature who also serves a powerful enchantment, hes a solid creature and a decent pick up if in white but maybe not a first pick although it becomes a must deal with threat that can have a huge body. Overall a card I feel with casual and competitive applications.
 
Constructed: 2.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 2.5
Multiplayer: 3.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Eidolon of Countless Battles which is a three mana White with Bestow four that has or adds +1/+1 for each creature and each aura you control.  This combines well with Wombat/Enchantress style themes and targets with Hexproof.  It can survive removing the target and if the boost is based on other permanents in play will remain a threat.  The one extra mana for Bestow is a bargain that should be utilized whenever possible as casting it as a far more vulnerable creature is a notable loss in efficiency.  This will see play in Casual and Multiplayer, though the perception of two for one is hard to overcome and despite the potential it may not break into competitive formats as it stands currently.
 
In Limited this is a great first pick in Booster with the double White as the only real drawback aside from being a poor topdeck. Played into a stalemate or on a creature with evasive and some other permanents as support it can and will win games.  A Sealed pool with this and other Bestow or even a solid low cost creature selection can play this in the midgame as a major threat.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.0


Skid Rambo

Eidolon of Countless Battles is a great card for current white weenie decks. I had the pleasure of getting my face wrecked by Eidolon of Countless Battles at the Born of Gods pre-release. While Nighthowler is great in a multiplayer game,  Eidolon of Countless Battles is not very good in multiplayer game. I like how this card counts creatures and auras because there are a lot of creature/enchant spells in Standard right now. I also like that the Bestow cost is only 4 mana because most of the other Bestow spells cost too much mana. Overall, Eidolon of Countless Battles is a great draft card and I’m sure that it will see some standard play at some point. 

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4
Multiplayer: 2


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