Eidolon of the Great Revel - Journey into Nyx Spoiler

Eidolon of the Great Revel


  • Color: Red
  • Type: Enchantment Creature - Spirit
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Set:

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Whenever a player casts a spell with converted mana cost 3 or less, Eidolon of the Great Revel deals 2 damage to that player.

Xenagos reveled while Theros burned.



  • kmk888

    Interesting. This card is actually anti-synergistic with burn.

    • Zombie

      That’s the whole point. Notice the Great Revel in its name.

      The Great Revel is Xenagos’ Ascension to Godhood. This spirit is basically a giant bonfire for the Satyrs to dance around.

      And what is Xenagos usually involved with? Big ol’ Fatties givin’ people head trauma with their fists.

      This is basically saying “Play dem fatties to appease Xenagos or we gon’ burn you.”

  • 7roop

    Strange, this card feels like it would have made a lot more sense if it said 3 or greater instead.

  • OSFerret

    Lets give Monsters a better post board matchup against… Everything really.

    • Jeremysclone

      Why would monsters play this…. It doesn’t fit into their plan at all and the mana cost is way too restrictive…

      • OSFerret

        In the sideboard, most of their list is costed above four, and this card gives them a better match up against mono blue, aggro, and is useful against control as it hurts everytime they cast the majority of their non wincon spells. Not to mention doing a tad of work against burn. Most other decks besides Monsters plays a lot of 3 or less cards, while most of Monster’s gain life in the long run, Courser, or go down before this guy / soak up more damage then it will deal you, Caryatid and Mystic. I would cast Domri even if it shocked me, and I would time my removal around this guy.

        The mana cost isn’t hugely restrictive for G/R Monsters, and still easily achievable for Jund and RUG can achieve it pretty quickly as many of its lands are R/x

      • Zombie

        Because double red is really not that mana intensive with 8 dual lands that can produce red and 4 mana dorks that can produce red.

        And it doesn’t fit into their main gameplan, correct. That’s why it’s sideboard tech. Up against Mono Blue, Aggro, Burn? Side this game 2 and punish them for almost every single spell they play, while you get to sit there enjoying playing fatties and Rampaging said fatties.

  • Jordan

    Designed to stop removal, doesn’t punish for playing Verdict. Double red cost, but is horrible for Red Devotion.

  • Fbn Dnl Schlr

    Wait a minute, wait a minute… WOW. 100% future staple in Legacy & Modern, maybe even in Standard. What a great card.

    It punishes Delver, Zoo, UWr Control and all the other tempo decks everywhere, all while beating for 2. Even if it eats a removal spell right away, it still kind of attacked unblocked at least once.

    • OSFerret

      What Eternal decks would play it? Maybe Kiki Pod but can’t think of anything else.

      • Hm5555

        who cares if it dose not fit in what is currently played it can change everything.

        • David Fitzsimmons

          This is true, if it proves to be a massive detriment to many prolific staple decks of the eternal formats, this could easily be a herald for new deck builds. I definitely see a lot of people will be experimenting heavily with this for some time to come.

        • Robert Kupper

          This is not good enough to change everything. I can see it sneaking up into some second tier decks though.

      • Zombie

        Pod, Jund, and Zoo are about the only decks that would play it. It hurts pretty much everything else.

        Storm can’t combo until it’s off the board, Delver doesn’t play any spell that won’t hurt them aside from a hard-casted FoW.

        • Robert Kupper

          This doesn’t stop storm too much. It won’t trigger off the copies. It will make getting the storm count up painful, but I can see storm decks eating the damage. Even if you pitch a FoW you won’t take damage, you are not paying its mana cost, but the cost is still 3UU.

          • Zombie

            Copied spells are still cast. They’re just not cast from the hand.

            That’s why it specifically says “you may cast the copies without paying their mana costs.”

          • Robert Kupper

            That is only if you copy a spell card i.e. Isochron Scepter. The exact text for storm is “Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn. You may choose new targets for the copies.)” You copy the spell on the stack, it does not count as casting. This is why, when you cast a spell with storm, the copies do not then get copied. If it counted as casting then storm spells would make themselves infinite.

          • Zombie

            But my claim “Storm can’t combo while this is on the board” stands true.

            They take 2 from every cantrip, they take 2 from every mana- accelerator, they take 2 from every goblin electromancer. They’ll die before they can ever Grapeshot/ETW unless the EGR is killed. And they don’t have enough removal to deal with it effectively without risking their combo.

            It’s a creature for RR that completely skews Storm’s game plan. And that’s enough for it to be worth it.

            Hell, this may even make Big Red a thing again.

          • Fbn Dnl Schlr

            Enter Blood Moon.

          • Robert Kupper

            I would argue that, as a 2/2 and an enchantment, storm decks can deal with it easily before or while comboing off. I am not saying its a bad card though, or ineffective against storm. I just don’t see it having much tournament strength. I am excited to get my hands on some and play them though.

      • Fbn Dnl Schlr

        In Modern… what about a mono red build, maybe with Blood Moon? Other than that, it’s a red hate bear. Pod comes to mind first, yup. It costs 2, so cascading into it against storm / Zoo after boarding with Living End is an option as well.

        But it’s probably better in Legacy: It should find a home alongside Imperial Recruiter in some kind of PaintedStone build. Blood Moon costs 3 to remind you. I don’t know if it’s correct mb, but out of the board it’s no joke against ANT, OmniTell, etc. It’s probably to weak for Delver, as they could easily ignore it and take the damage. Or you run it straight into a Daze.

        But we’ll see. People will figure out a home for this guy.

        • Zombie

          Blood Moon sees Mainboard play in two decks:

          Modern: Blue Moon

          Legacy: Painter

          Both decks are extremely narrow and were played based on a read of the tournament they were in’s metagame.

          Main deck Blood Moons are usually awful.

          • Fbn Dnl Schlr

            Blood Moon md is the same as REB md. It depends on the tournament. I see Blue Moon and Painter as etablished decks keeping the format honest. Additionally, they can bring a tournament down (especially painter).

  • Zombie

    Side-board tech for RG Monsters/ Midrange + Red stuffs against Aggro/Burn.

    • OSFerret

      Completely off topic but Zombie, I have never seen you so excited for a set release.

      • Zombie

        Ajani’s my favorite Planeswalker, the new gods are apparently going to be sick, and so far there’s only one Mythic I loathe.

        I’d say it’s chalking up to be my favorite set that’s been released in a good long while.

  • CorvusV

    this card has no synergy with the amazing red cards that are 3 mana cost and under. this is a double edged sword.

  • Dinner

    too bad this cant hit players

  • SucculentSage

    Pyrostatic pillar with legs(which is often played in legacy burn). Love Great card for blue moon to solid up the storm match up. Neat card look forward to testing it

  • mtgfanatic

    it deals 2 damage if I play storm crow, it must be that powerful

    • Blarg Honk

      Won’t ping off a Storm Crow. Storm Crow has protection from anything you desire protection from and grants that protection to you. The more you know.

      • KoodlePadoodle

        Not to mention, if you control the head, left and right wing, body, and legs of storm crow. you win. All these parts come from the same card.

  • TitusAndronicus

    Yes, Red has needed this in Modern so bad. Absolutely love when my favorite color gets a o

    • TitusAndronicus

      *boost

  • selesnyaWarden

    Finally, a fine art that is part of the great revel, to honor Xenagos!!! hail lord Xenagos, god of revels!!

  • Nitro

    Bane of decks that I make. I run off of the swarm and the swarm requires low mana creatures. Really hope I pull one to counter other people though.

  • Robert Kupper

    Hmm, on one hand, fast burn decks that might use this will also get hit very hard. It might be worth it for them though. In modern, basically everything that is used costs 3 or less. Pod could get around some of the pain, but I don’t think pod has room to run this. If a few more cards show up that could slow down the format, I could see some control decks running this. They would eat it on some counterspells, but If you play this turn 4 and then proceed to bide your time and protect it, this could be good.

    I may look at a boros or american control featuring this. Lightning Helix, Story Cricle. Sadly for ‘Harm’s Way’ and its ilk, this would resolve first. Still, the right deck that could eat the damage and protect this card could profit greatly.

  • Hello to the card I have been missing to build my land destruction deck. Finally a great post land wipe squeeze card.