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Posted By: DarthParallax (9/18/2013 6:43:01 AM)


Playing Theros limited has shown me just how incredible Bestow creatures can be, with me constantly wanting either more dudes or more Heroic Triggers. So, I am glad they didn't make the Bestow cost any lower on the commons and uncommons. But it is sad that there's a possibility of Bestow not making a splash in Constructed, as with Cipher.
Posted By: anotherfan321 (9/17/2013 6:26:42 PM)


The best target for the enchant is a pinger, the second best a creature with first strike, and the third best a trampler. All in all it's ok in limited. You don't want too many of those, but a few are like some sort of very slow edicts. The enchantment part is very expensive, and is a bit wasted on vanilla or evasion creatures, but can be good on others. Outside limited it's too weak to be of use outside casual decks.
Posted By: majinara (9/17/2013 11:20:03 PM)


@Everyone comparing bestow to cipher

Bestow isn't overcosted, it is literally costed. This card is the black half of Gift of the Deity, which has the same cost as the bestow and is the only enchantment that gives deathtouch as a keyword. If we assume that the green half of the Gift is worth half the mana cost (2.5), that means the body of the Eidolon is the green half and the half a mana leftover is the built in 2-for-1.

You can see it in other cards as well. Nimbus Naiad's bestow is the same as paying for a Wind Drake and a Spectral Flight. The more competitively costed Nighthowler is 3 cmc normally (Mortivore without regen) and bestows for the same price as a Bonehoard, which is reasonable if you assume that the Bonehoard will only ever be equipped once or twice a game.

Cipher is not the same. Last Thoughts sits so... (see all)
Posted By: Taudisban (9/21/2013 9:11:49 AM)


I would have loved this as a one-drop.

Green had Wasteland Viper and got Sedge Scorpion in this block,
so since black had Typhoid Rats, it could have gotten this for Black instead.

It wouldn't be strictly better either, since aside from the different creature type, it can also be targeted by enchantment removal.

As a two-drop, it's still decent in limited. But it won't be relevant in constructed unfortunately...
Posted By: Mode (11/30/2013 10:26:55 AM)


Bonkers common for Limited; don't expect to see one of these picked any later than fifth.
Posted By: Continue (1/17/2014 3:16:58 PM)


Bestow reminds me a lot of cipher. It's really to powerful for it's own good; we just end up with overpriced spells.
Posted By: DaLucaray (9/17/2013 2:41:37 PM)


Seems like a great card. Deathtouch is effectively pseudo-removal in limited, given how scarce removal is in general, so getting a card that effectively gives you two removal spells is just gravy.

Imagine the following - you play out some cheap creature that's not a good beater, but has a useful ETB - like Omenspeaker, the 1/3 for 1U that scries 2 when it enters the battlefield. Enchant it with Eidolon, and trade it for some big bad beasty. Get the Eidolon as a creature, then trade that for some big bad beasty.

It's not card advantage, but it does act as 2 pseudo-removal cards. And worst case scenario, you just play it for 2 and have it act as 1 pseudo-removal spell.

Or there's always the option of enchanting a big fat trampler with this, so that mitigating the damage it deals becomes very, very difficult.
Posted By: JaxsonBateman (9/17/2013 8:28:57 PM)


Bow of Nylea has to say "attacking creatures have deathtouch." This finally is a card (since Nightshade Peddler) that upgrades Izzet Statiscaster to Visara, the Dreadful, although it's very expensive. Compare Basilisk Collar.
Posted By: sweetgab (9/19/2013 9:33:27 PM)


This guy's kinda neat because he's not a dead draw lategame and he's an alright blocker early game. Deathtouch is a generally useful effect at every stage of play.
Posted By: NARFNra (9/17/2013 8:04:22 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!