Ayula's Influence


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Horizons (MH1) Rare

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Ayula's Influence


Discard a land card: Create a 2/2 green Bear creature token.

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Ayula's Influence Discussion

Ehsteve on Lord Windgrace Sits Behind A Chasm

12 hours ago


Some changes have been made to allow room for more basics that have been a long time coming:

Now a few more planned changes in the short term:

  • Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle or Blood Crypt out: either will swapped for another basic Forest . The reason for the change of heart on Valakut is that this deck is playing so few mountains in the deck that the only reliable way to trigger it is with Prismatic Omen , which requires ones of our precious tutors instead of one of the many, many land-related tutors we have available. In addition once Prismatic Omen hits the graveyard, the only way to retrieve it is with an Eternal Witness . With this in mind I just think that Dread Presence does the job just that much better. Prismatic Omen is still a great card for mana-fixing and acts as a second Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth in a pinch.

  • Mirage Mirror in: I feel like this is a great card to include as it has fantastic flexibility. Being able to copy an opponents creature, artifact, enchantment or land and shift its type to dodge removal for a fairly low cost provides for interesting interactions and furthermore is another way to copy a Cabal Coffers to ensure that the turn the Torment of Hailfire is a game ender. Still unsure of what to possibly cut to make room for this.

  • Ayula's Influence : I've seen this an increasing amount in other Windgrace decks and am interested to test it out. While I have the feeling that throwing out lands for the sake of it isn't the best way to play the deck (as there are no infinite loops or combos) being able to generate blockers at instant speed is still a useful for defending Lord Windgrace or for quick ramping with a down-tick from Lord Windgrace . I am even less sure of what to cut for this than Mirage Mirror . This is a very tentative addition, but I am sure it works great as a budget option.

Mr_Engineer on Lord Windgrace's Serfs

2 days ago

Thanks! Dread Presence is a lot easier to get to be consistent than Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle due to the multiple abilities to tutor for Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth . Valakut 100% relies on having Prismatic Omen on the battlefield to have any effect. That being said, if it's on the field it can be huge, especially with either Thespian's Stage and Vesuva able to copy it. Ayula's Influence is also amazing in this deck particulary due to the token strategy. It's awesome just discarding lands to Ayula's Influence then getting them right back to hand with either Life from the Loam or even Wrenn and Six . Dakmor Salvage is a great land card to discard as well, super easy to get back to hand.

Demarge on UnBEARably Green

3 weeks ago

Life from the Loam with the green cycle lands would be a decent card advantage engine while also making your Ayula's Influence a more potent threat.

as for cuts Lightning Greaves actually shuts off your commander's ability to target the bear equipped with it ( Swiftfoot Boots does work though), now the Doubling Season type enchantments could all be cut, you may find yourself making a lot of tokens and doubling counters does sound nice, but honestly they could result in a lackluster result for their cost and card slot. Colossal Majesty and Primal Rage also both are likely too slow or too weak to really be as useful as you'd want.

Now for bear flavor I'm surprised you're not running Savage Swipe as it's just a straight upgrade to Prey Upon in function and bear art. (even if it's power isn't 2 when you cast the spell it will still fight, just not get the pump effect.

As for strengthening the deck I'd almost suggest looking at how Yisan, the Wanderer Bard decks run their toolbox of answers to things.

OnTherapy on Gitrog Dredge Combo [Primer]

1 month ago

Ayula's Influence from the new set might create infinite tokens with dakmor. any thoughts about that?

kamarupa on BEARS!

1 month ago

Perhaps a few bounce lands? I've been experimenting with Selesnya Sanctuary in my Ayula's Influence prototype Gift of Bears and it's been pretty fun. Tap a land for mana, then bounce it back into your hand with Selesnya Sanctuary. Then sac that land. That way, you can increase your mana-base while also getting a nice 2/2 Bear Token. Just a not-very-competitive but very fun thought.

CaptnShady on A Gitrog Player's Poor Excuse For a Modern Deck

1 month ago

kamarupa I've tried to make this deck able to consistently get green mana turn 1, so a white 1 drop like Weathered Wayfarer might not be the best. Ayula's Influence would be fun, but not the best in a Collected Company deck. 1 Ramunap Excavator would be a good addition. Basically infinite land drops with any of the fetches.

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