Ayara, First of Locthwain
Legendary Creature — Elf Noble
Whenever Ayara, First of Locthwain or another black creature enters the battlefield under your control, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
, Sacrifice another black creature: Draw a card.
|Have (3)||fourcleftcandles , jecder , PostContact|
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|Throne of Eldraine (ELD)||Rare|
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- Ayara, First of Locthwain + Ghoulcaller Gisa + Wall of Blood
- Ayara, First of Locthwain + Black Sun's Zenith + Nest of Scarabs
- Ayara, First of Locthwain + Marrow-Gnawer + Plague of Vermin
- Ayara, First of Locthwain + Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Ayara, First of Locthwain Discussion
2 days ago
Because it's good and it's hard to control. I can't Flame Sweep without taking a bunch of damage from it. Any removal get's dodged by the oven. I've seen people run Ayara, First of Locthwain too and with everything else it just becomes a lot to handle without many great options of handling it.
3 weeks ago
Cool deck! You might like these: Disciple of the Vault, Blood Pet, Serrated Scorpion, Cauldron Familiar, Tattered Mummy, Dusk Legion Zealot, Abyssal Gatekeeper, Orzhov Enforcer, Noxious Toad (the errata on this card says "each opponent discards"), Ayara, First of Locthwain, Syr Konrad, the Grim, Krav, the Unredeemed, Grim Haruspex, Heartless Summoning, Black Market, Kormus Bell
1 month ago
I have an Ayara, First of Locthwain edh deck as well. Combos with Pitiless Plunderer+ Gravecrawler+Ashnods alter or Ashnods alter+Nim Deathmantle+Grave Titan I include a Skullclamp and Blood Artist Vindictive Vampire Oathsworn Vampire and Dictate of Erebos so I can cycle one of the reanimators over and over, essentially board wiping. I adjusted the deck from mostly spamming tokens into a more aristrcrat vibe. I like this ultra token version though it looks cool.
1 month ago
I never built Aristocrats before and think I had tunnel vision on Ayara, First of Locthwain etb triggers. I updated the deck to the list above. I left Carrion and Bloodthirsty Aerialist because they work well together and with Ghoulcaller Gisa and if an opponent has to waste a removal spell on aerialist than thats fine with me too. I might end up adjusting for my meta but it looks a lot better now. Thanks for the input
1 month ago
To add on this I am not sure if Intangible Virtue is a good card. Do you usually win your games via combat damage? It's a huge nobo with Skullclamp, one of the best draw engines in Teysa (or 1/1 token decks in general). But overall I feel like the deck could use a little bit more small creatures or token generation for Skullclamp to actually work here, so maybe this is the cut instead.
The mana base could take a rehaul, depending on how much you are willing to invest. I heavily dislike lands that come into play untapped. Cut that Temple of Silence and some basics instead play better lands like Isolated Chapel, Godless Shrine, Fetid Heath, Caves of Koilos, Tainted Field, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Cabal Coffers, all the fetch lands (not really needed though), and potentially Castle Locthwain. Reliquary Tower is also probably not need. It does not give you any of your colors and you rarely come into the situation of having more than 7 cards in hand. Also 7 cards in hand is usually enough to keep the cards you really need and just discard the rest.
The Painter's Servant Teysa, Orzhov Scion is cool, but would make even more sense with small Teysa in your command zone. What do you think of including Grindstone in this if you want to run it? Another card that combos with Servant.
If you have problems with draw I can not recommend Necropotence enough.
I'm not a fan of those Soul Warden type effects. How much life does this gain you on average? I don't have experience with this, but Lifegain is simply not winning you games, except maybe when you have combos like Exquisite Blood Sanguine Bond or other infinite combos.
I prefer my sack outlets to be "free", as in they don't have an activation cost. Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim is a bit underwhelming if she is not online, but I think this is what you are trying to achieve with those Soul Warden effects. Even if you are at 50+ life I don't know if you run enough creatures you can sack to activate her a bunch of times, so maybe shy away from this combo, as you first need to have Ayli after all and then go to 50+ life. Both not easy to achieve in a commander game.
Ayara, First of Locthwain and Priest of Forgotten Gods are slow and need to stick a turn cycle and other creatures to even start being useful. Yawgmoth, Thran Physician is very similar but can be used immediately and his counters can be also used as removal. Or Erebos, Bleak-Hearted is maybe not the best sack outlet, but gives you immense card draw for a little life (also tokens may draw you off of him!) and he's indestructible :)
I hope that helps :)
1 month ago
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- 1x Stone Quarry
1 month ago
An easy budget combo you can get in there is Reassembling Skeleton/Oathsworn Vampire/Gravecrawler+Pitiless Plunderer+Bontu's Monument/Jet Medallion+Ayara, First of Locthwain. Final Parting will put Skeleton in the yard and Monument in hand, and the pieces are already in the deck or slot in nicely.
1 month ago
kpres thank you :D Balthor is my absolute favourite deck, he's an awesome commander to play with. The idea is more to kill everyone just by reanimating everything in the first place. The best setup is Buried Alive chucking Ayara, First of Locthwain Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Abhorrent Overlord into the graveyard for big drains on etb. I probably should put that in the description... this is the first deck I've posted here haha