Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim

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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Set Rarity
Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Rare

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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
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

WB (Orzhov): 0.97%

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Discussion

KayneMarco on the Kambal I can afford

5 days ago

Really surprised I don’t see Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim anywhere on your list, maybe and side as well. With all the life gain you’ll be doing she would be a great addition for removal purposes.

TDemers on Teysa Karlov’s Double D's

1 week ago

Good to know, I will give Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim a chance to prove herself before removing her. Thanks!

I am also going to replace token producers with more self recurring creatures, I can certainly see the value.

KibaAlpha on Teysa Karlov’s Double D's

1 week ago


I have yet to run in to any mana problems.

Do I miss the odd land drop? Yes, sometimes but I have enough mana rocks to fill that missed land drop when it happens.

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim is one of my solid sac outlets/targeted removal and I have zero plans to replace her.

The two cards you suggest yes I have considered them and even tried them out. Instantly targeted and removed. :(

Overall I have very little if any problems with land drops, mana and card draw.

I am still trying out the self recuring creatures I’ve started putting in place of tokens. So far so good.

TDemers on Teysa Karlov’s Double D's

1 week ago

I'm surprised you are running so few lands KibaAlpha, are you often missing early land drops? I typically run around 36-37 lands to ensure consistency.

How is Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim performing for you? I'm considering cutting her from my deck.

Did you ever consider Mimic Vat and/or Nim Deathmantle for recursion? Makes for a deadly combo with Kokusho, the Evening Star and provide great value otherwise.

BioProfDude on Extortless extort

1 month ago

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim and Drana's Emissary might be solid additions to this deck. Drana's Emissary looks to be a particularly good fit. In the 4 mana spot, I think you're correct that Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet would be better. I love Cliffhaven Vampire , but Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is just sooooo much better. Even Drana, Liberator of Malakir is pretty good. It doesn't necessarily hit the theme you have, but it's pretty good. It's a bit weak (power) for what you get, but Vampire Envoy is yet another card that would fit your theme.

Hope these suggestions help! +1 from me!

multimedia on "Your Debt Has Come Due" (Teysa)

1 month ago

Hey, most of my suggestions were for multiplayer Commander where opponent disruption is very powerful since you have minimum three opponents. In 1v1 Commander especially if you're mostly just against your wife then I don't think more disruption is the direction to go. Making it so your wife can't play cards, use her cards or interact with you will not be fun for her.

I think aristocrats and life drain are the best causal directions to go with Orzhov because Orzhov colors have the most cards that have synergy with these themes. I however don't think Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts is a good General for aristocrats. Not when there's better Orzhov options such as Teysa, Orzhov Scion and Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim . Both creatures who are sac outlets and in the maybeboard. Aristocrats need two main things a sac outlet and reanimated/recurable creatures. You want your General to be able to do one of these two things which Teysa can't do. Other than Blood Artist the aristocrat theme is more your creatures dying not your opponents. Teysa's ability and the main theme of your deck is to kill your opponents creatures not your own.

As a General for a Voltron theme Teysa is unrealistic as the primary creature to equip to. Which in my opinion means that Voltron is not a good strategy with Teysa since you want to be equipping your General to do Commander damage. If you're just using Teysa as a win condition and equipping her with a single equipment then that's fine, but that's not Voltron.

In my comment I said other than Lashwrithe . Lashwrithe can be a win condition when equipped to Teysa which can equip for free (4 life). It's an equipment that doesn't require a creature to be good because it creates a creature when it ETB. In Commander, decks spots are few, taking up spots with equipment when you're only wanting to equip to a seven mana creature is not helping your deck. Instead use the spots with cards that work better with your overall deck's strategy.

If you play an aristocrat theme then Teysa shouldn't be the win condition of your deck instead it should be a combo with an aristocrat to drain your opponents. For this reason Teysa is not needed as a General because she's not going to be part of any aristocrat combo you use. When playing combos you want to use your General as part of a combo which helps with consistency of being able to assemble the combo (one less card you have to find).

If you're playing 1v1 Commander not multiplayer Commander then single discard that only affects one opponent are good. Hymn to Tourach can be powerful in 1v1. If you're choosing to change your deck into aristocrats then don't play Hushbringer :) It's hate against aristocrat strategies since it shuts down dies effects and ETB effects. Not to give her any ideas ;), but Hushbringer is a card your wife should play against you since it will demand an answer from you.

KayneMarco on Karlov Actual

1 month ago

Here’s a small list of cards from your maybeboard that I would move to your main:

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