Ayara, First of Locthwain

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.

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Set Rarity
Throne of Eldraine (ELD) Rare

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Standard Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pre-release Legal
Historic Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Pioneer Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Limited Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal

Ayara, First of Locthwain Discussion

birchmaster22 on Orzhov's Damaging Lifelink

12 hours ago

Limo thanks so much for those suggestions. I'll probably end up replacing Ayara, First of Locthwain with the Speaker of the Heavens and some basic lands or the life gain duals with Radiant Fountain. Thanks again. Didn't know I missed such valuable cards.

Limo on Orzhov's Damaging Lifelink

13 hours ago

I feel as though it will be difficult to ever play Ayara, First of Locthwain because of the three black needed. I also think Speaker of the Heavens is a great card, especially in a life gain and cleric deck like you have here. A few more one drops would help too I imagine.

MagicMarc on Token Deck Help

3 days ago

I am not a fan of single use sacrifice card drawing in commander. Instead of single use sorcery cards, Put repeatable card draw in the deck. Because you are in black there are some options that involve sacrifice for flavor as well as getting you repeatable card advantage. Cards like;

Ayara, First of Locthwain, Erebos, Bleak-Hearted, Vampiric Rites and Smothering Abomination. Both of the last two are basically repeatable versions of Village Rites.

Last thing, you can go infinite With Smothering Abomination and a mana-less or free sacrifice outlet like a Viscera Seer or similar. You can draw cards forever and your only limit is how many token creatures you can put into play.

FounderX on La Danse Macabre

2 weeks ago

Nice deck! Zombies FTW +1. I am running a similar deck, but with a different approach 1-800-CALL-Ghoulcaller Gisa

You quoted: Gisa+Thornbite Staff+Carnival of Souls and a creature to sacrifice allows us to create as many 2/2 zombies as we have life and even net extra mana with a 2/2 or bigger. Offset the life lost with Zulaport Cutthroat or Blood Artist. Don't forget about Ayara, First of Locthwain in your deck, when she is on the field alongside your prior mentioned combo, that is a separate trigger per token created, very aristocracy.

A few suggestions: Stoneforge Masterwork and/or Junkyo Bell, both cards have the effect of Coat of Arms, put it on a token, attack into one of your opponents then sacrifice it to Gisa. Mimic Vat is also very nice in a deck like this, especially with a zombie like Gray Merchant of Asphodel.

FounderX on Living Dead Girl

2 weeks ago

Hi there! +1, Zombies ftw!! As a Ghoulcaller Gisa player myself, I found that I was always short to make a lot of zombies because the creatures I sacrificed had too little power. I play The lord package, but to sacrifice the lords is of course a shame. You need beefy creatures to go wide. I implemented a few extra tools to beef up my zombies in total. A few suggestions;

Stoneforge Masterwork and/or Junkyo Bell, both cards have the effect of Coat of Arms, put it on a token, attack into one of your opponents then sacrifice it to Gisa.

Rotting Regisaur,Waning Wurm,Phylactery Lich,Soulless One,Vindictive Lich all zombies, high power, cheap cast, great fodder.

Phyrexian Reclamation is a must in this deck, there is nothing more fun then Gempalm Polluter three times in a row, you got plenty mana makers in your deck already to do that.

Non-zombie cards:

Ayara, First of Locthwain: Drain/Gain and card draw and more devotion for Gray Merchant of Asphodel. The 2/2 Zombie Tokens made by Gisa are black. Sacrificing a 10/10 token, will make 10 new zombies and 10 Ayara triggers.

Check out my deck 1-800-CALL-Ghoulcaller Gisa

DeinoStinkus on K'rrik

2 weeks ago

Ayara, First of Locthwain seems better than Demon's Horn overall.

DeinoStinkus on Budget K'rrik Lifegain

2 weeks ago

Ayara, First of Locthwain seems perfect in this deck. It's budget, free with Krrik, has life gain on it, and draws cards? It's a really cool card.

multimedia on The Scarab God - zombie tribal

4 weeks ago

Hey, a card that's good with Zombies and blue is Wonder to give your Zombie horde and Scarab flying. Combine it with Buried Alive which can tutor for and put up to three creatures into your graveyard. One can be Wonder and others can be creatures to embalm with Scarab or be reanimated or recurred.

Gravecrawler is a very good Zombie and another creature that goes well with Buried. Phyrexian Altar is an expensive artifact sac outlet that combos with Gravecrawler + Diregraf Captain or Plague Belcher. Crawler also combos with Diregraf Colossus to make infinite Zombie tokens.

You don't need Altar to combo with Crawler it just makes the combos infinite. A sac outlet such as Carrion Feeder can replace Altar which would let you sac and then cast Crawler as many times equal to the amount of black mana you have. You can get much wanted repeatable value especially draw from Undead Augur, Midnight Reaper, Ayara, First of Locthwain and Gravecrawler with any sac outlet.

Windfall (It's not $3.90, it's $1) and Whispering Madness are powerful wheel draw spells in Commander. Madness can be repeatable with cipher. These spells can get creatures into your own or more importantly your opponents' graveyards to then embalm them with Scarab. Underground River is another Dimir dual land that can ETB untapped.

Good luck with your deck.

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