Rayami, First of the Fallen
Legendary Creature — Vampire
If a nontoken creature would be put into the graveyard from the battlefield, exile that card with a blood counter on it instead.
As long as an exiled creature card with a blood counter on it has flying, Rayami, First of the Fallen has flying. The same is true for first strike, double strike, deathtouch, haste, hexproof, indestructible, lifelink, menace, protection, reach, trample, and vigilance.
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|Commander 2019 (C19)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Rayami, First of the Fallen Discussion
2 weeks ago
If you want a fun, less popular commander, don't even get me started on Rayami, First of the Fallen.
3 weeks ago
Rayami's first ability is a replacement effect. It replaces any would be death events with that creature being exiled with a Blood counter on it. So, nothing actually dies which means Athreos won't trigger. This is similar to how Rest in Peace and Leyline of the Void work.
Hope this helps!!
3 weeks ago
2 months ago
I don't really think either that mutate needs stopping in EDH, it doesn't seem very strong. With that said, you can abuse the fact that mutate stacks are exiled together for some fun stuff:
(I don't think Duplicant works even though AFAIK the cards are exiled at the same time but I could be wrong.)
3 months ago
I am a big fan of Rayami, First of the Fallen. He is sort of a grindy control or Birthing Pod style of deck (at least the way I build him), with a super-powered voltron finish once you have a critical mass of protection and evasion keywords. It's a really fun, mid-powered deck.
Check out my list to see if you dig it.
4 months ago
Rayami. First of the Fallen shuts down this deck almost entierly, atleast this budgety version. ): oh well, the deck so far as it is suprisingly works well and im happy about that, very fun to play.
8 months ago
ok listen. forget every deck i ever suggested. Done? now, just sit back, watch, and be overwhelmed, and an urge to check the price. Rayami. First of the Fallen
- Questing Beast - Banehound - Black Knight - Gurmag Swiftwing - Hovermyr - Kefnet the Mindful - Phyrexian Crusader - Ramunap Hydra - Stonecoil Serpent - Vampire of the Dire Moon - Prime Speaker Vannifar - Priest of Forgotten Gods - Ashnod's Altar
the best part? Its ALL budget!! (except questing beast)
10 months ago
Anyone else get the feeling that spoiling Rayami. First of the Fallen so close to announcing Zendikar Rising wasn't an accident or a coincidence? Oh, you forgot about him? I don't blame you, his card is super forgettable. But what's not so forgettable is what Rayami and Yarok, the Desecrated might mean for Zendikar.
What if Rayami is a vampire who is still blindly, psychotically loyal to the Eldrazi? And what if it's not just him? Remember, his epithet is "First of the Fallen", obviously implies there are other fallen. But Rayami and the others must know the Eldrazi are gone- why would they keep worshiping? What if they see Yarok, the Desecrated as a forecast of the Titans' return? After all, Yarok is a physical manifestation of the Eldrazi's corruption, it would make sense for those who didn't understand what the Eldrazi were to think that Yarok was some sort of prophet!
Beyond that, let's take a look at chronology. The 3 legendary creatures that are definitely from Zendikar printed this year were Omnath, Locus of the Roil , Yarok, the Desecrated , and Rayami. First of the Fallen . They announced Yarok and Omnath, Rayami, and the set's name back to back to back, and in addition, the name Zendikar Rising could allude to the Fallen being the antagonist. Heck, with all of the teasers and peeks into the future that Wizards of the Coast is giving us, I wonder if WotC was waiting for someone to piece this together!
Even if I'm right about the Fallen, though, this would probably not be a major plot point in Zendikar Rising. It's going to be a reintroduction set and, as such, we're unlikely to see any massive villains or grand schemes. Rayami, Yarok, and the Fallen will be alluded to as a part of the Zendikar that is now, a plane reeling from a cataclysmic event that is now beginning to get back up on its feet. They'll be mentioned in this set, if I'm right, but the real plans with them are coming later, though I'll have to watch carefully through Zendikar Rising to see what those plans may be.
TL;DR, I think that the "Fallen" that Rayami's title alludes to a group of vampires (and probably what remains of the Eternal Pilgrims) that still worship the Eldrazi, and Yarok is their idol, a reminder to them that their saviors will return, and to the rest of Zendikar, that some scars may never heal.