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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
1 day ago
Hey friend. I agree that you're better off with Red in your board, considering Cathartic Reunion and Insolent Neonate see play in Tier 2 Modern Dredge lists... In fact, considering your revisions, the non-creature suite looks pretty spot-on. Maybe cut some noncreature spells in your SB for creatures with similar effects (Fairgrounds Warden over Cast Out, for example), and maybe Haunted Dead as an additional on-theme discard engine.
Hm. Depends on how you want to play this. You can go midrange or aggro, but probably not both.
I'm personally an enormous fan of Combustible Gearhulk, especially in a deck like this with about 20% of your deck at 4 CMC=damage or higher, that ALSO doesn't mind whether the cards go to grave or to hand (since you'll just discard them). If you go this route, I'd cut all your non-Neonate creatures below CMC 4-5. You're wanting to power out the Gift until T4, and after T4 it literally doesn't matter how much your discarded cards cost, 'cuz it's a free "gift". Things that come to mind are Angel of Deliverance, Emeria Shepherd, Lightning Runner, Noosegraf Mob (which is a T5 9/9...), Regal Caracal in the SB to stabilize against aggro, Tree of Perdition (which is cute, but not bad...). Just pick your favorite.
On the other hand, you could go more aggressive, and only cast GPG late-game when you are needing more fuel. In that case, Scourge Wolf, Thraben Inspector, Fairgrounds Warden, Gifted Aetherborn, Aerial Responder, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, Bomat Courier, Bloodrage Brawler are at their best, where you get to cast them twice, and the second time, they're beefy.
Either way, I'd cut Cataclysmic Gearhulk, because you can't get your tokens back, and I'd cut the creatures with the Eternalize mechanic (since they're made "balanced" with Eternalize already, they're designed to not be broken with GPG, unlike the aforementioned strategies).
Hope that helps! Again, mention me if I can be helpful to you.
2 days ago
While I like Celestial Gatekeeper the part where it exiles itself is pretty inconvenient especially when I am geared to be able to reoccur creatures with Ravos, Soultender, the irony is he would have a place if he was less tribal and could target Angel of Glory's Rise as she is really one of the only targets worth a one shot reanimation effect. If I were running Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim as the commander I think I would add it as he makes good sacrificial fodder. Thank you for the suggestions and please keep them coming.
3 days ago
Fun deck idea you have going here, but the reason the deck is not able to be standard legal is because the only "standard" format card you are running is Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim. The standard format is the most recent sets in magic which currently includes: Battle for Zendikar block to current set.
What you currently have made is a "Modern" format deck. This format contains cards from Mirrodin forward. For a complete list of Modern sets you can view it on the MTG site here and for Standard you can click here.
A card you may want to consider for your deck is Lightning Bolt. A couple copies of this will give you a great early game answer card that can be used to go to your opponents face when needed. Would suggest taking out Fireball to make room for these as you are already running two copies of Red Sun's Zenith which go back into your deck after use.
Lastly I would suggest putting in 2 copies of a source dedicated to white and black into your deck since the vivid lands can only produce mana a limited number of times.
Sorry to be so long winded, but I hope the comment helps. Best of luck with the deck.
3 days ago
"thanks for the in depth suggestions"
As my last sugestion, if I were you, I would watch the Command Zone's episode on Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK8u53V0qQw (Tappedout does not let me insert a URL, nice...)
PD: Also, I forgot to add my favourite boardwipe to the previous message,Hallowed Burial. Unless a creature has "Protection against white" this card bypasses every other abilities.
4 days ago
I've got some new ideas, tell me what you think about them:
1- Nasty AF combo:
2- Cards that work very well with Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
3- Removal and boardwipes:
4- Maybe it could help you go off faster with some combos
5 days ago
1 week ago
I know I could possibly add Puppeteer Clique but it's only great depending on opponents deck so I'm mulling it over. Are there any cards I may have missed in orzhov that would also work with Solemnity here? Thanks!
1 week ago
Hey Rzepkanut! I came here because I was looking for some advice on my Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim deck (Ayli's Solemn Sacrifice). I ended up spending hours looking through your decks and website. I have to say I have never seen anything like the artwork you have made. It is truly amazing and I hope you keep it up! I wanted to ask if you had ever thought about making magic card alters because if it's something you are interested in, I'm sure you could make some of the coolest alternative artworks out there. I see most of your decks are relatively low cost and that's the way I'd like to keep my decks, but I would truly appreciate any and all advice you could give me!