Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim

Legality

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
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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

Ripwater on [Primer]Teysa, Orzhov Scion

3 days ago

Hey Fektoer

First of all very cool decklist! I kinda like the fact that you don't want to play the teysa combo. Im a bit in a struggle with my teysa deck (Orzhov Friends. It's no where near as streamlined as your deck is and I mostly started it because I wanted to make an Orzhov Superfriends deck (even tho I don't have green or blue). Turns out what started out as a joke, kinda rolled and I rolled with it. So I switched from Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim to Teysa, Orzhov Scion , only played the walkers that make tokens or support tokens.

So that's where I am now. I really like your list and I'm trying to pick up some ideas (your point on Grave Pact vs. Dictate of Erebos was super valid for example. I also saw that you only play Swords to Plowshares and no Path to Exile so I went with that as well.

I just have a few questions:

  1. How are Krav, the Unredeemed and Regna, the Redeemer working out for you? Do you have enough lifegain triggers for Regna to work out? Krav's value is hard to miss, but I'm affraid he is a bit costly. The only thing why I dig them is because I try to have a bit of a legendary theme in it. Regna I ran in a Karlov of the Ghost Council deck and she was often on the list to be cut, cause she was so high in mana.
  2. You are not running a lot of removal. Hardly any boardwipes and you rely more on Teysa to do the removal for you. Of course there are a few other creatures (Elesh and Massacre Wurm), but do you have the feeling you can control the boardstate enough?
  3. You don't run the usual suspects of Blood Artist , Zulaport Cutthroat and the new Cruel Celebrant . You don't have the feeling you miss them? They do provide triggers for Regna for example.
  4. You don't run a lot of sac outlets, to generate tokens. Can you get enough value out of Teysa?

If you want it would mean a lot to me if you could have a look at my list. Cause I have the feeling I'm mostly just staring anymore and a new opinion would help a lot :)

goodair on Abzan Midrange Life Manipulation (Ikra/Tymna)

1 week ago

Once I get a list more organised, we can bounce ideas back and forth. The concept of the deck seems fun!

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim was a card I've wanted to play since release but I already know someine who built her so been looking at using her as a secret commander. These partners definitely fit the bill and green offers some cool synergies!

jecder on W: Sol Ring and other ...

3 weeks ago

Hello All, I am looking for a few cards here and there for my 3 commander decks that I am currently working on.

Sol Ring

Lightning Greaves

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim

Paradox Engine

and more! Please feel free to look at my binder for my haves and wants

biggestmtgnerd on

3 weeks ago

The main issue that I see with this deck is that it is a little too slow (unless you wish to really lean into the Heartless Summoning route, in which case you would want to bump up that up to 4 of those). I recommend a couple of one-drops like Doomed Traveler or Hunted Witness as some good early game sacrifice fodder or blockers, cards like Viscera Seer as a sacrifice outlet, or cards like Mortician Beetle or Quest for the Gravelord as early-game threats. To fit this in, I recommend cutting down on the four mana cards, as you don't want a starting hand cluttered with too many four-drops. I recommend cutting restoration angel; it's a good effect for a lot of decks, but since you don't have many enter the battlefield effects, it's not super useful (in the same vein, I also recommend cutting Cloudshift . If you want it for the creature protection, try a couple of Selfless Spirit s instead). I'm also not completely sure about Desecration Demon ; it's a cool card and I get why you like it, but it kinda isn't related to your theme, so I'm not sure about it. I'm also not sure about your 6 and 7 mana creatures. Butcher of Malakir is cool and is a personal fave of mine, but grave pact has the same ability for cheaper, and is harder to kill. Abhorrent overlord, ascendant evicar, and sorin markov are decent, but they cost a bit too much mana for my liking. The one six mana card that I think might go well with your deck is Sun Titan , which you could probably replace Whip of Erebos with; it has a cool infinite combo where, if you have an infinite sacrifice outlet like Viscera Seer , then you can target the titan with Banisher Priest , then sacrifice the priest and use sun titan's enter the battlefield effect to bring back the priest, which can be sacrificed again for infinite death triggers, allowing you to go through your whole deck with the seer, get a very big Mortician Beetle , make the opponent sacrifice everything with grave pact, or other fun shenanigans. If you want other cards that could be a threat later on, I recommend X cards like Hangarback Walker or, if that costs a little bit too much money, Mikeaus, the Lunarch. I'm also not sure about the devotion subtheme; you do have some cards with a lot of black, so it might be powerful, but devotion tends to be a little iffy in two color decks, so I'm not sure about it. Other cool cards to consider might be Cartel Aristocrat , Bone Splinters , Plaguecrafter , or Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim . Hope that helps!

multimedia on Teysa Karlov Sac them all

1 month ago

Hey, this is a good start, but I think you can expand on the idea of "sac them all" :)

If price is a concern then consider cutting Teferi's Protection ? It can clear a lot of price for more card interactions. Protection is a good card, but it's not worth $50 for a single card, taking up a third of the budget...

Budget cards ($1-$2 or less each) to consider adding:

If you like some of these suggestions I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

MazramDeSoul on Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Budget Lifedrain

1 month ago

Maybe i should elaborate on the problem i have with this deck right now. In simple terms i dont know how to further improve the deck. Or to be more precise i lack the understanding of the required balance between card-mechanics.

For example i have 12 cards that can draw 10 ramp, 9 recursion cards, and so on. Prior to uploading this deck i had 9 single target removal spells in the deck, but i replaced Devouring Light and Absolver Thrull with Angel of Despair and Ghost Council of Orzhova , because i didnt count Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim as removal yet and to get one "remove anything" card into the deck.

I am almost certain that i have to many utility cards like Fanatical Devotion , Martyr's Cause , Teysa Karlov , ... as well as recursion cards in the deck. I think this deck might not have enough focus. But i cannot improve on this deck on my own anymore. Whenever i want to remove a card i find to important of a reason to not remove it. Hence why i wish for a broader community to judge my work.

ShikiTen on Teysa Karlov’s Double D’s

1 month ago

The name is why I clicked (despite Teysa being one of my favorite characters in Ravnica's lore). It's a double entendre, something that's used a lot in recognized literature such as Shakespeare. Is this Shakespeare's level? Probably not, but I found it to be a witty name nonetheless. I even told a friend I wished I had come up with it. That alone gets my plus one.

As for the deck, it looks fairly solid. Some recommendations I might suggest include more draw effects. Cards like Grim Haruspex , Mentor of the Meek (you have enough creatures that fit the requirements plus afterlife tokens), Midnight Reaper , Smothering Abomination (if you feel you have the right amount of sacrifice outlets...if not Viscera Seer is a good addition!), and Dark Prophecy to name a few. Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim could help as a good sac outlet as well as removal bonus.

Cards I would recommend cutting are:

Grave Betrayal : Really costly & with all the creature removal you're running, by the time this is out, iit's just win more.

Wound Reflection : Just a win more. By the time you're draining life, you should pretty much win without needing this. Especially given it's cost.

Mirage Mirror : I'm not sure if I'm missing something crazy cool with this, but I don't see it's purpose.

Overseer of the Damned : With all the Grave Pact effects you have, this one seems subpar. The zombies tokens sure seem great, but this is something I would cut if you're trying to lower converted mana costs. (I understand if you decide not to cut him though as I do see the work he can pull)

Magus of the Coffers : In mono black I can see running him, in 2 colors, Cabal Coffers is sufficient. If anything, I would run Nirkana Revenant over thihs guy.

multimedia on YOUR QUEEN DEMANDS A SACRIFICE!!!

1 month ago

Hey, looks good. Interesting strategy of getting value from life gain with Teysa, but where's Skullclamp ? :)

Consider more mana rocks to potentially ramp into Teysa faster? More mana rocks are also good with several of the higher CMC creatures here. Consider expanding on the getting value from gaining life gain strategy, it makes your deck more unique.

Cards to consider adding:

Cards to consider adding to expand on the life gain:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • 2x Swamp
  • Scoured Barrens
  • Orzhov Basilica
  • Priest of Forgotten Gods
  • Yosei, the Morning Star
  • Xathrid Necromancer
  • Disciple of Bolas
  • Orzhov Enforcer
  • Ogre Slumlord
  • Severed Strands
  • Killing Wave
  • Open the Graves

These cards are by no means bad cards they just have less impact then other cards in your deck and they cost too mana for what they do.

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%