Besides being a ridiculously overpowered and overpriced card, Saint Traft is one of my favorite characters in recent Magic lore. Doug Beyer wrote an awesome story that tells his backstory called The Saint, the Geist, and the Angel.
Card Text: Hexproof(This creature can’t be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)
Whenever Geist of Saint Traft attacks, put a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying onto the battlefield tapped and attacking. Exile that token at end of combat.
#14: Ephara, God of the Polis (f*ck da polis!)
Alright! Sorry I’ve been gone, I had to take a break for various tests and schoolwork but I’m back to start the two color generals! It’s going to be fun featuring all sorts of things you wouldn’t expect! And stay tuned because I’ve heard rumors all over the place about a very interesting possible rule change! So here we go, Ephara! (Warning, there is a card that has been spoiled but not released)
Yay! Card draw! Yay flicker motivation! Ephara is a beautiful God(des? It doesn’t say that on the card so it isn’t sexist.) She inspired me to really change the way I think about playing the game and it’s led to some interesting things. First of all, the Combo of the day is right in this picture set! It is dead-eye navigator (who is not banned, I quadruple checked) and great whale! This allows you to tap seven lands over and over and over! Also it’s in mono-blue (wow, blue doesn’t see any combos I know! (Sarcasm)) because of the nature of our commander the tendency is going to be towards flickering. This allows reliable card draw and other effects that you can mix in such as +1/+1 counters, life gain or whatever! Wheee! Also, white blue is excellent at control so I suggest that you check out a few cards such as detention sphere (not shown) which will eliminate your opponents tokens and is great emergency removal. Also, you’ll notice people in Ephara like Brimaz (not shown) or Geist. This is because they give you a free creature and therefore card draw when you attack! I’d Also definitely recommend Psychosis Crawler (not shown) to turn that card draw into damage! Have fun with Ephara guys! She’s awesome!
I would like to be able to use [[sundial of the infinite]] to end the turn before [[geist of saint traft]] can exile his angel token, thus allowing the angel to stick around indefinitely. my understanding is that geist's 'exile that token' sentence is a delayed trigger, and will only try to snuff my angel once. thus, i should be able to end the turn with that trigger on the stack. am i understanding this correctly?
This is a Geist of Saint Traft EDH deck which has two sub themes: Aura Voltron, and Exalted.
Revised this Commander deck to work faster and hit harder, and lemme tell ya: a Hexproof general on turn 3 is hard to deal with. I’ve been playtesting it against my other EDH decks and I’m not sure if Nekusar is a good matchup because Saint Traft wins every time.
Such an amazing card. The art is astounding. Its abilities are god like but yet easily traded with any 2/2 creature to give it that demi god status. I will be sad to see it leave standard but am freaking excited to swap them over to my modern decks.