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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
If you want to ramp up your ability to control the board cards like Meekstone do the trick
Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim is another sac option
1 day ago
So I'm looking to build a token/aristocrat deck and I've pretty much narrowed it down to 4 commanders. I am still open to other options but make a good argument :P
Anyways I'm looking at the following right now:
Grenzo, Dungeon Warden - I threw together an example deck The Druken Dungeon. I've played him as a Shadowborn Apostle deck that was quite fun but a little clunky trying to fit all his pieces and the apostle pieces into the same deck with enough demons. This is just a Grenzo goodstuff basically and abusing etbs/ltbs.
Whisper, Blood Liturgist - Again threw an example deck together Reaps Whispers. more of a reanimator deck but the commander herself does 2 of the 3 things aristocrats wants to do, sacrifice and reanimate. The creatures are able to fulfill the role of providing value from entering and leaving play.
Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim - she provides 2 great payoffs for sacrificing creatures, probably my favorite sac outlet in the game... And access to arguably the most pushed aristocrat colors.
Marchesa, the Black Rose - I've built her 3 times and I'm considering it a fourth time... when she works she is among the most busted aggro/aristocrat decks I've seen (I've seen a lot of those btw) when she doesn't work it is just an exercise in frustration... I always end up feeling like the deck really needs green to provide +1/+1 counters but I come back to the idea quite often because of how strong she is.
With them or any other aristocrat style deck I like to play things that make tokens on entering or leaving play and then throw in some other good etb/ltb triggers to abuse with some great sac outlets as the cherry on top.
5 days ago
Hey just double checking, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim , Hell's Caretaker , Sadistic Hypnotist , Priest of Forgotten Gods , etc., aren't affected by Teysa correct? Even though they all involve dying creatures, they aren't doubled?
5 days ago
I look forward to the list, I'm curious to see what route you go with Teysa.
Blood Artist type cards will definitely be a power house in here. I tried to do the best I could with card selection based on what knowledge I have. I also did some searches on gatherer and EDHrec to find cards. I agree that some cards are a bit lackluster, but that was more because I couldn't really see a better option. Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim definitely is good in here, both as a sac and removal.
I'm intrigued to see your list, I'm sure it will be helpful.
Once again, thanks for the help guys! I've been stuck in a rut for a few days now.
5 days ago
Ok... So... I think your best bet when it comes to this deck is to win through token generation and sacing said tokens to various sac outlets giving you triggers from cards like Blood Artist / Zulaport Cutthroat . I also gotta say I'm not a huge fan of your card selection here... I'll write up a list of Cuts/Suggestions it'll take some time though so bare with me. BUT I can give you one suggestion (besides Artist, and Cutthroat) right now... Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim she is this deck's wet dream.
1 week ago
Also, I'm trying to keep in mind Kaya, Orzhov Usurper's +1 which relies on cards being in the graveyard.
I've tested Deadeye Tracker, it's costly and too slow in this build. At times may even rob Kaya's +1 from being optimal.
Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim would fit better in a deck that utilizes lifegain more efficiently.
Banisher Priest would be effective side board material to replace Kitesail Freebooter against more creature heavy decks. 3 Fatal Push and 4 Path to Exile may be to much creature only removal against some matchups.
Angel of Finality may have a place in the mainboard. Thanks!
The remaining cards seem too high cost for the early game control this deck seems to be pushing.
Yes, but all the early game hand disruption and creature removal makes it hard to not take advantage of those cards rapidly filling the graveyard with Gurmag Angler or a similar card. Kaya will not be drawn many games, unfortunately... so Gurmag kinda makes the deck less onesided.
Thanks for the insight! Never really focused much on a exile strategy, and you brought some great cards to my attention.
1 week ago
Given what you said before, I'd feel hesitant to advise and substitutions of one card for another. I am however a sucker for "win more" cards and am curious why you're not using The Chain Veil even though it cannot go infinite in your build.
I would mention that while Teysa does provide protection via removal, I'm not so sure she's the best fit for an Orzhov superfriends deck. Vona, Butcher of Magan or Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim provide non-land removal for one, but Daxos the Returned provides bodies to throw in the way of aggressors (and he could throw anthems and pillow fort down while staying on theme). Worst case scenario there's always the second Teysa.
I do feel at the least that you should look closely at running the Gideon line of walkers. Gideon Jura gives all of your other walkers a reprieve from being attacked. The Amonkhet one can flat stop you from losing (and, mind you, can be targeted by Sun Titan). And lastly the Zendikar one provides free tokens and anthems.
2 weeks ago
I have a similar build, but I have some cards you might find interesting.
Politics: Mathas, Fiend Seeker encourages reckless play. Xantcha, Sleeper Agent is another way as well, plus it gives a mana sink for the whole table to squander mana. I'm testing Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor and Krav, the Unredeemed. Oath of Lieges punishes Green ramp and helps the rest of the table catch up. Vizkopa Guildmage gives you a repeatable combat trick to reward opponents. Rainbow Vale is pretty much just like the Humble Defector of land cards. These are some carrots.
Teysa, Orzhov Scion gives a repeatable Vindicate and a deterrent to wraths. High Priest of Penance and Slumbering Dragon are two non-deathtouch rattlesnakes that deter attacks. Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim is a repeatable Vindicate, a rattlesnake and lifegain when you want it. Instigator really looks like fun.
Finishers: Undercity Informer...no one expects it. Helm of the Host...it may not finish a game outright, but it will do some crazy things. Predator Dragon...feed Drogon your extra token creatures and he'll handle the rest.