Ayula, Queen Among Bears

Ayula, Queen Among Bears

Legendary Creature — Bear

Whenever another Bear enters the battlefield under your control, choose one —

  • Put two +1/+1 counters on target Bear.
  • Target Bear you control fights target creature you don't control.
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Modern Horizons (MH1) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Ayula, Queen Among Bears Discussion

triproberts12 on Tribal Challenge

1 week ago

manbearpig90 It's a 2-mana lord. That's as cheap as they come. If you want more than a vanilla 2/2 body that gives a static +1/+1, Thalia's Lieutenant, Mayor of Avabruck  Flip, Master of the Pearl Trident, Lord of Atlantis, Deeproot Elite, Bramblewood Paragon, Oona's Blackguard, Ayula, Queen Among Bears, Lord of the Unreal, and Supreme Phantom are it.

Gallia of the Endless Dance gives tribe members haste, which puts it on even footing combat-wise with ability-granting lords like Master of the Pearl Trident, and it has card advantage stapled to it, which rivals Oona's Blackguard and Ayula, Queen Among Bears.

I'd say it's pretty cut-and-dry.

Verlise on Mama Bear and Her Big Sticks

1 month ago

Thank you, Yarok! I definitely like Ayula, Queen Among Bears. I have her in my green/black cycling deck - Cycling Sneks. She works well with the enchantment Ayula's Influence. Although, I think I need to maybe move her to my Atraxa or Gitrog deck or make sure that my cycling card has enough discard. :)

In any case, this deck is to bring out big beater for cheap, which is why Goreclaw is my commander.

Kogarashi on How do two Ayula, Queen ...

3 months ago

Yes, this will work. What will happen is this:

  • The second Ayula, Queen Among Bears enters the battlefield, triggering the first's ability.

  • In order for the trigger to go on the stack, a player would have to receive priority. Whenever a player would receive priority, state-based actions are first checked.

  • There are two legendary creatures with the same name controlled by the same player, so state-based actions require that player to choose one and put the other in its owner's graveyard. You choose to keep the new Ayula and send the old one to the appropriate graveyard.

  • Once there are no more state-based actions to handle, a player receives priority, and all the triggers that were waiting to go on the stack do so. In this case, you put the first Ayula's trigger on the stack, since it exists independently of its source. You choose which mode to use, and decide you'll be using the first mode, targeting your new Ayula.

  • Assuming no interference, the trigger resolves and you put two counters on your new Ayula.

It's important to note that you don't sacrifice either Ayula to the legend rule. It simply goes to your graveyard. This matters because some cards (like It That Betrays ) will trigger when you sacrifice a creature or permanent, but dealing with the legend rule doesn't involve sacrificing and thus won't trigger those abilities.

vic on How do two Ayula, Queen ...

3 months ago

If I have one Ayula, Queen Among Bears in play and I cast a second one, can I use my old Ayula's first ability to put two counters on the new Ayula before sacrificing the old one to the Legend rule?

Castform on And this land is a Bear...

4 months ago


I would maybe consider Flagstones of Trokair as a one of. It definitely has a bit of potential, but honestly the only time it is likely to die is if I sacrifice it with reclaimer or lotus. I think it might just make the Mana base worse but not really adding huge upside.

Brought Back is like a worse Grapple with the Past or Noxious Revival , so I do not think I would consider it. The double white could be rough, and the timing restrictions would really make the card inflexible.

I have considered some of the hate bears, and some of them might make it into my side board. One thing that should be pointed out is that this is essentially a beat down combo deck. Our main game plan is finding Ayula, Queen Among Bears and Ayula's Influence as quickly as possible getting them out onto the field to make a bear army that is either huge, fights opponents board, or likely both. The deck's secondary option is putting Elvish Reclaimer and Knight of the Reliquary on the field to put pressure on the opponent. Everything else is just support to either get deeper, interaction, or both.

I am not sold that this is a fully optimized list, but I am starting to feel pretty confident in where it is at.

My least confident spot is probably Grapple with the Past , but it has proved to be a great flex spot so far

Magnanimous on And this land is a Bear...

4 months ago

Would you consider Brought Back and Flagstones of Trokair ? I think it goes well with Knight of the Reliquary , Windswept Heath , Ghost Quarter , Field of Ruin , and Elvish Reclaimer .

The deck looks like it has too many cards that don't impact the board ( Eladamri's Call , Noxious Revival , etc.) and could use some action cards. I don't know exactly what those might be, but maybe switch out a few tutors or win more cards (like Ayula, Queen Among Bears ) for some disruptive creatures/enchantments ( Gaddock Teeg , Collector Ouphe , Suppression Field , whatever you think you need).

kamarupa on And this land is a Bear...

5 months ago

Looks pretty good! How's it been playing?

Overall, there are few spells I see as less important - Grapple with the Past, Noxious Revival, and Elvish Reclaimer - I think Weathered Wayfarer and Gift of Estates would pull more weight.

I wonder if 1-2x Eladamri's Call might be a good swap for 1-2x Ayula, Queen Among Bears . It would help dodge the Legendary Rule, while also tutoring up Knights, etc.

I like the inclusion of Blast Zone , and overall, I'm jealous that you managed to find room for 26 lands, which is 2 more than I can could fit in.

If you're facing burn, a sideboard with Riot Control , Pay No Heed , and/or Sanctimony might be worth considering. Nevermore might also be a powerful tool against many threats. It also occurs to me this sort of deck is maybe 50/50 against mill, putting so many cards into the graveyard and drawing/thinning like crazy. So Elixir of Immortality might be worth considering for the SB, too.

Caerwyn on How do You determine the ...

5 months ago

Sine you asked, and this is going to sound a bit obtuse, your two major problems are grammar and tone.

"True CEDH matches either end in the first 3 turns, (rarely) and take between 10-30 minutes usually"

This is a poorly written sentence - the comma before the parenthetical rarely separates the "rarely" from the term it is intended to modify, and, by not using the same punctuation for "rarely" and "usually" (i.e. by not using a parenthetical usually to mirror the prior parenthetical rarely), you have created a sentence with ambiguity, leading to multiple possible interpretations.

Combine that with SHOUTY CAPS and your posts give the impression that they were written in an aggressive, haphazard manner. Individuals tend to be disinclined to read with the critical eye necessary to see the intent behind the poor writing if they feel they are being condescended to.

That's not to be rude - you asked, and that's just my two cents as an outside observer who is not biased by previous involvement in this conversation.

On topic, I also use TypicalTimmy's method of running a new deck through a gauntlet of other meta-specific decks.

That said, I do think Goldfishing is extremely useful in one regards--checking to see if you will consistently have the right amount and types of mana in your opening hand. I usually test draw a couple dozen opening hands so I get a feel for how often I will probably need to mulligan due to mana flood/screw, and then adjust if I find my mana base is not conductive to playable opening hands.

This is a bit off topic, since this thread is really focused on deck bruin, but it bears saying regardless. I think its rather unbearable to read any discussion of Ayula, Queen Among Bears if there are bearly any puns.

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