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Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
Legendary Creature — Kor Cleric
, Sacrifice another creature: You gain life equal to the sacrificed creature's toughness.
, Sacrifice another creature: Exile target nonland permanent. Activate this ability only if you have at least 10 life more than your starting life total.
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Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Discussion
4 days ago
Nice list. I also play Alesha EDH. Some cards you are missing that could be fun to play are Gonti, Lord of Luxury (annoying card), Key to the City, Master of Cruelties, Lightning Greaves (most commanders need this), Anger, Zulaport Cutthroat, Mindclaw Shaman (another annoying card), and also Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim. There are many other great combos for Alesha but I can see they might not suit this deck.
5 days ago
rockleemyhero There are two players in special in our playgroup who said goodbye to Casual and hello to cEDH. And both can't resist playing cEDH decks while we often play a more casual setting.
Yesterday I took the challenge to play a few three player games against both of them and the first I won with Rafiq and then I switched to a more casual Commander which was a big mistake.
To give you an idea I played against the following Generals:
- Thrasios, Triton Hero + Tymna the Weaver
- Breya, Etherium Shaper
- Prossh, Skyraider of Kher
- The Gitrog Monster
- Atraxa, Praetors' Voice
- Grenzo, Dungeon Warden
- Narset, Enlightened Master
- Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
I think I saw around five times one of them go infinite, in draw, damage, gaining life or whatever. There was only one game where nobody played a deck with blue so without counterspells. Which I nearly won with my Bladewing the Risen deck.
Normally these guys play fetch and pain (In which I should invest, I know). Counters, draw, ramp you name it. To go short: I know the difference between Casual, Tight Casual and cEDH. These guys seldom play a Commander who is lower than Tier 2 and they know how to play them.
So what I would like to do is make two decks which can compete with them. I don't mind spending money on cards but I am no millionaire so I have to save up. The other deck is going to be Momir Vig, Simic Visionary which I have in a casual setting right now and I am going to rebuild it to the Hack version.
6 days ago
I can see you are working on a bit of a budget so I will try to stick to budget suggestions, but I am going to make a few suggestions that are more expensive for you to shoot for later.
I think the deck is good for a first run. I understand that it isn't quite where you want it yet, and you have ideas of what you want to add; I suggest adding those to the Maybe Board or Acquire Board to keep others from suggesting cards you already have in mind.
Firstly, recursion is great, but right now I see no way for you to get your creatures into the yard aside from attacking/blocking. So I recommend the following list for making sure you always have a reanimation target:
- Buried Alive
- Entomb (Note this can also put non-creatures that have good interaction in the yard)
- Heir of Falkenrath Flip
- Jaya Ballard, Task Mage
- Altar's Reap
- Apprentice Necromancer
- Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
- Barter in Blood (Also hurts your opponents
- Blind Zealot
- Boggart Arsonists (Land destruction too)
- Boggart Loggers (Land destruction too)
- Bone Splinters
- Bontu the Glorified
- Breath of Fury Highly Recommend (as long as you have the mana to keep bringing creatures back you have infinite combats - add Sword of Feast and Famine for more degenerate plays)
- Abyssal Gatekeeper
Secondly, I think you need to trim most of the creatures in your deck that have more than 2 power so that you have more reanimation targets for Alesha. I suggest replacing them with cards that have good ETB effects such as:
Lastly, you will want some cards that benefit from all the death you will be causing. I suggest the cards below:
This is by no means an extensive list as I just spent a short time searching based on cards I already knew paired well. Most of these should be rather cheap additions and fairly easy to come by.
Hope this helps.
1 week ago
I am putting together an Ayli, The Eternal Pilgrim deck and found the card Adarkar Valkyrie. Am I right in assuming that if I tap Adarkar Valkyrie targeting, let's say, Doomed Traveler, then I sac it with Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim's first ability it will come back, I will gain a life, then I can do it again and again as many times as I can afford to until the end of the turn? If so, does Adarkar Valkyrie goes infinite with any sac outlet?
1 week ago
Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, Bloodchief Ascension, Bontu's Monument all seem like great includes here. Recurring a Solemn Simulacrum is all value and ramp. Dark Tutelage would make for a great card draw if you keep your cmc low.
1 week ago
Thank you for the suggextions. A few comments to show you my thought process.
You are probably right I should get more mana dorks, problem is that most make green mana, which I have had issues hitting my three color in this deck before. I'm pretty sure I have the non-green dorks I can get. I'll check gatherer to see if there are others i have missed though.
I took out Anguished Unmaking due to my LGS adopting the 20 life format. I found myself dealing lots of damage to myself. I'll rethink that and test it again.
Swords are great and offer protection along with the untapping. With Bear Umbra I do get a pseudo-indestructability effect that can get around board wipe.
For MLD I just don't do it, it isn't my style and I'm ok with it. That is not to say I get salty when it happens, my LGS has many people who do play MLD. It isn't something I want to do.
Xathrid Slyblade was a meta call for an Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim deck. I needed the hexproof to keep the creature on the field and the first strike / deathtouch to take out the other person's creatures.
For Blackmail, I like the ability to hit lands in a person's hand. Sure they have to offer it and someone might not offer a land with out it being redundant, but I like the choice. This goes well if I have a Vindicate to set them behind further with lands. Mind twist is the same way. I have to admit I haven't played with it since the unbanning, but since the choice is random it can hit cards the others can't.
Thanks again for your comments. I hope this gives you some insight to a few of my card choices.
1 month ago
Primer in progress
Multiplayer Attrition/Control with Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim at the helm. Abuse reanimation/Flicker to maximize ETB effects to control board state and ensure life buffer for mass exile.
Big flying booties and swarm options give you a solid board presence but most of the deck is reactionary plays or tempo plays.
1 month ago
Seems like an extremely fun brew with a lot of synergy :)
Just have a few recommendations:
Rings of Brighthearth lets you double vona's removal without hemorrhaging too much life (you only pay the 7 original life and double the effect). Pricey, but just integrated it into my Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim edh deck and double exiling has been extremely satisfying
Archangel of Thune seems like it would help build up your army and your life buffer with ease. It just got reprinted so it finally has dropped in price.
Rhox Faithmender could provide a fat blocking butt early game and supplement your lifegain substantially
Sublime Archangel a pet card I try sneaking into most orzhov brews just because of how punchy and aggressive it is early/mid game.
Finally, Nim Deathmantle lets you utterly abuse your etb's (namely Sun Titan and Kokusho, the Evening Star) by essentially being a 1 card recursion engine, so long as you have the mana to use with it.