Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Rare

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Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim

Legendary Creature — Kor Cleric

Deathtouch

, 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.

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Discussion

multimedia on Orzhov and Friends

1 day ago

Hey, welcome to TappedOut :) Saw your forum topic asking for help. Very nice first deck. I'm here to give advice therefore I'm going to suggest a lot of upgrades. I hope this doesn't upset you as this is by no means a slight on your deck building.

Orzhov is a really hot guild right now for causal Commander because of Teysa Karlov. Tymna is one of the best Orzhov creatures in Commander, but to abuse her ability you want evasive creatures because they have to do combat damage to opponents to draw cards. Consider expanding on the theme of tokens, Spirit tokens (afterlife) and other flying tokens/creatures? Tokens are good with Teysa as well as Ravos since he's an anthem. Teysa gives tokens lifelink which is helpful to regain life after losing it to draw from Tymna.

Budget cards ($4 or less each) to consider adding:

  • Caves of Koilos
  • Tainted Field
  • Reliquary Tower : staple land, no max hand size is helpful when playing and utilizing Tynma as well as Skullclamp.
  • Luminarch Ascension : powerful card in multiplayer Commander since it looks at each opponent's end step. Repeatable source of 4/4 flying tokens is amazing.
  • Doomed Traveler : combines with Skullclamp and Teysa to draw lots of cards.
  • Tithe Taker : same as Traveler as well as makes it harder for your opponents to cast spells or activate abilities during your turn.
  • Aven Mindcensor : staple white creature, tutors are a huge part of Commander this prevents your opponents from using them effectively. Flying helps with Tynma.
  • Reveillark : staple white creature, combos with Karmic Guide and is very good with Teysa. Can reanimate Teysa/Tynma as well as creatures with afterlife. Good with recursion of Ravos.
  • Karmic Guide : staple white creature, combos with Reveillark to reanimate lots of 2 or less power creatures. Good with recursion of Ravos.
  • Spectral Procession
  • Lingering Souls
  • Blind Obedience : helps to clear away some blockers to do combat damage to opponents. Mana rocks are huge part of Commander and this prevents your opponents from using rocks the turn they play them. Extort is nice to gain some life and make opponents lose life.
  • Spirit Bonds : repeatable way to make flying tokens.
  • Edgewalker : Tymna and Ravos are Clerics this reduces their mana costs. Tymna costs only one mana and Ravos three mana. There's also a lot of other Clerics here.
  • Pitiless Plunderer : creates treasures, very good with Teysa and a sac outlet. Works with tokens.
  • Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim : sac outlet and repeatable exile. With Edgewalker she's free to cast.
  • Soul Warden : gain life when creatures ETB (enter the battlefield) even opponents creatures, tokens ETB when they're created.
  • Soul's Attendant : same as Warden.
  • Sun Titan : staple white creature, reanimate any 3 or less permanent when ETB or attacks is great.
  • Swords to Plowshares : staple white removal, exile is very helpful in Commander.
  • Crush Contraband : exiling any two artifacts or enchantments at instant speed for four mana is good.
  • Orzhov Signet : two drop mana rock.

Can add all these cards for about $25. All for less than one Demonic Tutor , haha :)


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Orzhov Guildgate
  • New Benalia
  • Forge of Heroes
  • Basilica Bell-Haunt
  • Ghost Council of Orzhova
  • Loyal Unicorn
  • Necrotic Ooze
  • Regal Bloodlord
  • Skeletal Vampire
  • Syndicate Guildmage
  • Visara the Dreadful
  • Butcher of Malakir
  • Hero of Precinct One
  • Pitiless Pontiff
  • Perpetual Timepiece
  • Blessing of Leeches
  • Open the Graves
  • Consecrate / Consume
  • In Garruk's Wake
  • Pull from Eternity
  • Mortify
  • Sorin, Grim Nemesis

Good luck with your deck.


Javiolanti on Halfdane, the Imitator (EDH Voltron)

6 days ago

MunchingAberration, thanks so much for the feedback! I never saw anyone using him like this so I wanted to see what could be done.

I like the look of Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim , and Divine Visitation is in my price range, just like those removals and ramp. Do you have any idea on what might be worth removing out in place of any of it? I've been attached to a lot of these cards and am not sure what's worth just pushing off into the sideboard.

MunchingAberration on Halfdane, the Imitator (EDH Voltron)

6 days ago

I love the synergy of your deck! I didn't think about the interaction with buffs/equipment on him!

Really my only feedback is the standard stuff for edh - removal, draw, and ramp.

Your draw/tutoring is solid, but I'd add a bit more of the other two. Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim would be great, as she's also a sac source which works well with both your big commander and tokens. Other cheap ($) removal options are Unmake , Oblivion Ring , and Utter End . Maybe Worn Powerstone / Mind Stone for ramp?

Oh, and Divine Visitation is a new one that breaks Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder and other weenie makers, though it's pricey atm. : )

Last_Laugh on Atraxa-less Atraxa (Reyhan/Ishai +1+1 counters)

6 days ago

Ok, made a few changes.

Out: Tymna, Walking Ballista, Worldly Tutor, and Abzan Battle Priest.

In Viscera Seer , Ghave, Guru of Spores , Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim , and Eladamri's Call .

Raised my avg cmc. to 2.86 which I'm still happy with.

AkaAkuma on Atraxa-less Atraxa (Reyhan/Ishai +1+1 counters)

1 week ago

Sooo, how often are creatures of you going to connect? You have quite some cards that want to beat face (e.g. Drana, Liberator of Malakir , Necropolis Regent , Bred for the Hunt and Thrummingbird ). Most are small but could be good though! Personally I haven't been able to profit much from bred for the hunt, but I never run the flying creatures and the heralds that you do.

But on to the questionable cards. Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest wants the Butcher of Malakir , Cataclysmic Gearhulk or Slaughter the Strong kinda effects. But Yehenni seems like your only man. So why play him?

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth seems like a bit of a waste here. You don't play nearly enough swampwalk or Crypt Ghast / Magus of the Coffers effects.

I personally also used to play Bramblewood Paragon solely for Reyhan. But still, you only play 4 warriors in total. So even if it hits the cmc, isn't the new Zegana, Utopian Speaker a better choice?

If you like to run more sacrifice outlets. I am an absolute fan of Greater Good , and recently became addicted to Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim .

You run allot of instants and sorceries for a deck that cares about creatures and counter-interaction, but you miss the Reyhan staple Living Death . Really, it's gorgeous (and also works with Mazirek)!

"When an effect happens or card becomes played this is put on top of an imaginary stack.

However, when a card is in the middle of being resolved, any new effects cannot take place until the card is done. So Reyhan's ability can only be placed on the stack when Living death is resolved.

Thus, Reyhan can choose new targets for all the counters that would've been lost otherwise!"

Stipped right off my primer: Reyhan&Ishai | Where Unstoppable Meets Immovable!

You have an expensive taste, maybe Assassin's Trophy is an option?

Together Forever does not only score points on it's amazing flavor between Reyhan and Ishai, creatures "die" before returning to your hand. It's all Reyhan ever needs to hear.

Lastly I'd like you to take a look at your creatures and their base power and toughness, and then take a look at Octopus Umbra . It's off-theme, but packs quite a package. Just saying.

DaringApprentice on Beyond the Veil (Concept)

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback, kevinscheurwater, that tracks with how my deck was playing, lol. :) I actually disassembled Karlov a while back (hence the "Concept" addition to the title), but if I rebuild him or want to try more sacrifice in Orzhov, I will definitely consider Teysa, Orzhov Scion or Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim !

Happy building!

Ripwater on Beyond the Veil (Concept)

2 weeks ago

DaringApprentice, I can't agree more with Joumba. Your deck seems to want to do 2 things. Sacrifice creatures and gain life. Karlov does not care that much about sacrificing creatures. He wants lifegain triggers. Lots of em and skip the big life gains like Divinity of Pride , but instead play Contemplation or Tablet of the Guilds wich will provide you with much more triggers for Karlov then the once a turn trigger Divinity of Pride does. Your 5+ mana drops need to benefit lifegain triggers as well, not generate them. Archangel of Thune is a very good example of it.

The road you are going with your deck goes better with either Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim or Teysa, Orzhov Scion , where Teysa goes full on the sacrifice game and Ayli is a bit in between Teysa and Karlov. So if you want to play a mix of both I think Ayli is the better commmander for you! :) But that being said, it is of course your deck. And if you think Karlov is one badass motherfucker (and that he is) you should keep playing him :-)

If you want to get some inspiration, this is my list! Hopefully it helps!


[[Primer]] Karlov's Will

Commander / EDH* kevinscheurwater

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multimedia on Athreos, River of Sacrifice

2 weeks ago

Hey, River of Sacrifice is a great deck name, nice one. Do you have the cards in the maybeboard? There's several very good cards there (Demonic, Reanimate, Will, Vindicate, Koilos, Confluence, Heath, Godless, Dreams) if you have them put them into the main deck :)

I agree with bradtheimpaler13, Razaketh, the Foulblooded is the upgrade to consider, he's good enough to build around. Ways to get him into your graveyard and reanimate him help to get him onto the battlefield faster.

Other cards to consider adding, most are to strengthen the aristocrat theme:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Forsaken Sanctuary
  • Orzhov Guildgate
  • Vivid Marsh
  • Orzhov Basilica
  • Barrier of Bones
  • Bloodmist Infiltrator
  • Carrier Thrall
  • Dread Shade
  • Gutterbones
  • Knight of the Last Breath
  • Martyred Rusalka
  • Priest of Forgotten Gods
  • Pitiless Pontiff
  • Scholar of Athreos
  • Resolute Watchdog
  • Twilight Panther
  • Necromantic Selection
  • Murder
  • Disenchant
  • Tragic Slip
  • Revival / Revenge
  • Macabre Waltz
  • Bankrupt in Blood
  • Sorin, Grim Nemesis

Good luck with your deck.


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Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.97%