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Ayli Shutdown the Board

Commander / EDH



My take an Ayli control and life gain deck. Worked hard to get a nice smooth mana curve in this deck.

Bontu's Monument and Blind Obedience are absolute power houses in this deck. Bontu's Monument offers a discount a most of your creature spells plus it drains your opponents. The extort mechanic on Blind Obedience is worth it every time. Get both cards on the field and just start chipping away at your opponents just for playing the cards in your deck.

Auriok Champion, Authority of the Consuls, Healer of the Pride, Rhox Faithmender, Soul Warden, and Soul's Attendant work to get that life total up quickly so you can start using Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim ability.

The next part of the deck is to sacrifice creatures and get the most value out of it. To this end we have Butcher of Malakir, Dictate of Erebos, Harvester of Souls, and Grim Haruspex to name a few.

To make sure our opponents do not get a board state, we have Anguished Unmaking, Austere Command, Fumigate, Merciless Eviction, Murder, Swords to Plowshares, Utter End, Vindicate, Vraska's Contempt, and the new Vona, Butcher of Magan . The goal is to stay ahead of the others on board state. Remember, only punish those that threaten you first.

If we are going to be sacrificing creatures for value, we will need a way to recur them from the graveyard. For that we have Athreos, God of Passage, Coffin Queen, Palace Siege, Phyrexian Reclamation, Ravos, Soultender,Sheoldred, Whispering One, and Sun Titan.

The goal is to out value your opponents while grinding away at their life totals. There are one or two ways to outright kill an opponent or two, such as Aetherflux Reservoir and Gray Merchant of Asphodel if you have the right conditions set up, but this is not really set up as a win in one turn type of deck.

Feel free to make suggestions.


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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.22
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-1 Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip main
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-1 Murder main
-1 Vindicate main
-1 Radiant Fountain main
+1 Ravenous Chupacabra main
-1 Sheoldred, Whispering One main
+1 Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip main
-1 Path to Exile main
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