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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
skoobysnackz Jodah, Archmage Eternal is currently what I'm leaning towards (along with Cromat), I'm toying with the idea of an aristocrats style deck with Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim. I think I'm ultimately going to make a 5-color deck, the reason I keep Ramos, Dragon Engine as an idea is because of his art and effect being awesome. I enjoy the idea of casting a few spells then using his ability in order to cast more/devestating spells (Progenitus comes to mind) or use Door to Nothingness to remove a problematic player from the game.
4 days ago
I have made cleric deck my self with Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim as the original commander but generally found Ravos and Tymna better due to card draw. That said there are some recommendations I have found from personal experience with Ayli you may find helpful. I generally found I had two main issues with the deck and it was gaining enough life quickly to bring Ayli online and then having enough bodies to act as fodder for said ability. With that in mind I will try and make suggestions that generally forward those causes.
Lifeline, I cant recommend this enough it does EVERYTHING your commander wants, while it may allow for opponents to benefit at first, reaching the magical 50 life exile enabler for your commander is easy then you can start exiling the problems. As an added note you can use things like Fiend Hunter or Containment Priest to keep your opponents from taking advantage of it, just sac Containment Priest in response to the Lifeline triggers to prevent your self from getting hosed.
I assume your exclusion of Exquisite Blood with Sanguine Bond in the deck is intentional, if its not I would add it as its a win combo. If you choose to not add in Exquisite Blood then Beacon of Immortality can be quite funny when added to Sanguine Bond.
Remorseful Cleric Excellent graveyard removal and in tribe.
Conspiracy should be added to go with Rotlung Reanimator as all your creatures become clerics including tokens. This means you can sac tokens to make more tokens, in short its one of the holy grail's your commander wants for sacrificial fodder.
Skirsdag High Priest, sacrifice something make a 5/5 flyer once a turn seems helpful.
1 week ago
1 week ago
Here is a few cards I think you could consider for this deck Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, Blood Baron of Vizkopa, Vona, Butcher of Magan, Reanimate, Animate Dead, Phyrexian Obliterator, and Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts.
2 weeks ago
duffman24 thanks for looking the deck over, I am not quite sure how well Leonin Relic-Warder would interact with my enchants except perhaps Necropotence just to get it off the board as for the reanimation enchantments it would just cause the enchanted creature to die after the enchantment leaves play removing shenanigan possibilities. Another strike against it in the deck is that it lacks the human sub-type preventing it from interacting with the reanimation cycles this deck likes to do, which is a shame because it would be an all star in the deck otherwise by abusing triggers like Fiend Hunter does. As he is now I would probably only run him with a commander like Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim so I could sack him in response to his enter the battlefield effect to permanently exile the target.
Altar of the Brood can be good but outside the combo it does not have a lot of utility and takes a precious card slot where cuts are getting harder to make.
I have run Altar of Dementia before and it is VERY good and has great utility outside of the main combo as a sacrifice outlet and self milling mechanism, setting up reanimation power plays or milling out opponents. Slots are kind of tight but I may have to look at putting it back in as the deck has changed a lot since I first initially removed it.
2 weeks ago
Your deck has one common, incredibly large issue. What even is your theme?
I mean don't get me wrong I love your commanders, so I assumed you were gonna have a token sacrifice thing going on but... not from the looks of it? Most of your deck is composed of cards that have little or nothing to do with sacrifice, and you have barely any token producers so... is this just a really bad white/black aggro deck?
I count a total of 6 cards (excluding the commander) that make tokens. Two of them require gaining life to do so (Crested Sunmare and Resplendent Angel), one requires not being hit for four turns (Luminarch Ascension), one is wicked overcosted (Dawn of Hope), one requires having a ton of creatures and is also notably costly (Devout Invocation, and one is Elspeth, a great card. Also Secure the Wastes, that's okay.
The odds of drawing a sac outlet in the opening hand: about 27%-28%
Odds of drawing a token producer in opening hand: about 31%
So I guess what I'm saying is, this deck needs focus. It needs to know what it is and stick with it. I see a lot of potential for being sweeet in this deck and I love aristocrats, so if you'd like further help I'd be happy to suggest cuts or adds or anything.
Until then, good luck and happy brewing!
1 month ago
I definitely need to get a Plaguecrafter so I can replace Fleshbag, that's an easy choice. But I still like the sliver over knight of autumn. Necrotic Sliver and Harmonic Sliver working together provides a lot more value than gaining 4 life or putting two +1/+1 counters on the knight, both of which are kind of duds.
The mana acceleration is closer to ten or eleven if you count versatile spells like Knight of the Reliquary and Green Sun's Zenith, but honestly I've been trimming on it lately since if I can ever get Life from the Loam, I'll never miss a land drop, and because the deck doesn't require a ton of lands to combo off. Although I hastily cut Horizon Canopy for a Stitcher's Supplier just to find room; so you can expect me cutting something like Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim to make room for it again. 33 is probably where I want to be.
1 month ago
Don't know much about artifact sac outlets but as far as creature sac outlets go there's Viscera Seer, Carrion Feeder, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Blood Bairn, Nantuko Husk, Spawning Pit, Bloodthrone Vampire, Vampiric Rites, Disciple of Griselbrand, Altar's Reap, and Bone Splinters, Hell's Caretaker, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, Phyrexian Plaguelord, and Whisper, Blood Liturgist off the top of my head. There's also Phyrexian Altar but it's not cheap. You can probably find more of these effects as well as artifact sac effects on gatherer.