Ashling the Pilgrim


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Lorwyn (LRW) Rare

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Ashling the Pilgrim

Legendary Creature — Elemental Shaman

(1)(Red): Put a +1/+1 counter on Ashling the Pilgrim. If this is the third time this ability has resolved this turn, remove all +1/+1 counters from Ashling the Pilgrim, and it deals that much damage to each creature and each player.

Ashling the Pilgrim Discussion

dbpunk on Early look at Core 2020

2 months ago

Tbh I see all three of them being usable in edh. Frankly, the 6 mana one has an extremely usable +2 that has political implications, which is not really hard to find room for in most Rx Planeswalkers decks. Especially considering if you're playing RGx, you can probably get her out turn 3 or 4 (let's not pretend that high Mana costs are a restriction in commander), then turn on a damage doubler like Dictate of the Twin Gods . The fact it's uncounterable already helps with making it a threat, and then you're forgetting it can either partially clears the field the second it gets on the battlefield or it can get rid of a threat that moment. In addition, we just got Planebound Accomplice that essentially turns it into a one mana Burn Away or one mana Slagstorm .

The second thing with the mythic is that the emblem isn't just a stackable, but it's a +2 on a Planeswalkers with an already decent starting loyalty. If you activate it's plus, it'll still probably survive if you have creatures on the board. In addition, it can easily bounce back from using one of it's minuses the turn after, assuming you have things to protect it for one turn. Which, once again, it's commander, you're probably going to have some way to protect or recur it.

Is it fast enough for a deck like modern burn/rdw? No. Is it viable in a red Planeswalkers shell or a deck with a lot of elementals, like Ashling the Pilgrim or something similar? Absolutely.

Also, you're forgetting how useful a small field wipe and a repeatable and stackable emblem can be in long running commander games. Unless your opponent is resetting their life almost every turn, those emblems will become a clock.

Baby Chandra is useful in another way. There is almost never a situation where a Red deck couldn't use an alternative source of Mana for spells (in case they need to sac a land or two). Or use of her +1 just to get in some quick damage from an elemental.

The rare one protects itself, boosts other Planeswalker and gives a spell with three Mana or less flashback. Which is actually great when you consider similar Planeswalkers who did the same thing like flipped Jace. While she doesn't provide card advantage, she makes all your other red Planeswalkers better.

Are any of them the next Teferi? No. Are any of them going to break any games? No. Are they bad cards that aren't going to see play? Also no.

I_TappedWrong on Marath Enrage

6 months ago

two thing i would add just to be mean. #1 would be Tooth and Nail and get Volcano Hellion and Boros Reckoner #2 would be Cathars' Crusade works well with Marath, Will of the Wild and Polyraptor and you can ping polyraptor without killing marath. have you considered Ashling the Pilgrim as well?

SkulduggeryP on Card creation challenge

6 months ago

Ekki, Prime Duelist

Legendary Planeswalker - Ekki

+1 Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.

+1 Target creature gains first strike until end of turn.

-5 Until end of turn, iff a source would deal damage to a permanent or player, it deals double that damage to that permanent or player instead.


My dreamwalker for Ashling the Pilgrim

Technique_Student on It feels like burning

6 months ago

have you ever tried adding Arcbond or Blur of Blades or Browbeat or ( Ashling the Pilgrim for all the extra mana you accumulate) Sandstone Needle for more mana

DrukenReaps on

7 months ago

There is a surprising amount of counter generation here, I like it.

Deathbringer Thoctar , Maga, Traitor to Mortals , Ashling the Pilgrim , Walking Ballista are all solid options to include.

The Scorpion God , Cauldron of Souls , Retribution of the Ancients these allow you to spend the +1/+1 counters or remove them from creatures with undying so that they can keep undying.

1con1c97 on Rakdos, Lord of Riots EDH

7 months ago

Hmm, the biggest problem I have with Ashling the Pilgrim is that the effect is kinda expensive/slow. Although, once you do get it off, it will usually do quite a bit of damage and can likely get you most of the way to getting out several cards for free. I think I'll try to fit it in somewhere, I'll probably switch it in for Goblin Fireslinger?

trokenking on Rakdos, Lord of Riots EDH

7 months ago

What about Ashling the Pilgrim? It can be repeated and targets everybody.

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