Ayara, First of Locthwain

Ayara, First of Locthwain

Legendary Creature — Elf Noble

Whenever Ayara, First of Locthwain or another black creature enters the battlefield under your control, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

, Sacrifice another black creature: Draw a card.

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Historic Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Brawl Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Arena Legal
Modern Legal
Gladiator Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Highlander Legal
Unformat Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pre-release Legal
Legacy Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Ayara, First of Locthwain occurrence in decks from the last year

Ayara, First of Locthwain Discussion

Housegheist on The Court of Locthwain

3 weeks ago

I would cut Meteor Golem for Kokusho, the Evening Star as it triggers Ayara, First of Locthwain's ability and can be an aerial threat by itself... if it dies it goes with a devastating effect...

If not Kokusho, i would rank both Ophiomancer and Ogre Slumlord higher than Meteor Golem because of the same reasons... fit the theme, trigger with you commanders ability (as well as the produced tokens) and supply your board with chump blockers - well, in case of Ophiomancer the token can be your kind of boardcontrol because they come with deathtouch... Noone wants to lose their big timmey creatures to a 1/1 deathtouch token :D

RambIe on What is the best card …

1 month ago

Minds Aglow would be my choice

doesn't meet the one card requirement but Eldrazi Displacer + any etb would get the job done
Some Examples: Goblin Chainwhirler,Ayara, First of Locthwain,Thopter Engineer,Thought-Knot Seer,Gilded Drake

Housegheist on Commander Mono black budget Vampire

1 month ago

What about Ayara, First of Locthwain? Although she isn‘t a Vampire she would support to drain your opponents to Death. An Syr Konrad, the Grim wouldn‘t hurt either.

wallisface on Merchant, Messenger, Murderer

1 month ago

Some thoughts:

  • I think you need to be playing 24 lands... 22 is just waaay too low with the amount of 4-and-5 drops you’re playing.

  • even with 24 lands, your mana curve doesn’t look great. You have a bunch of “cute” cards like Ayara, First of Locthwain and Erebos, God of the Dead, which don’t actually help you much, and would be better served as killspells. I would suggest dropping these cuter cards to get Bloodchief's Thirst into the mainboard.

  • 3 Phyrexian Arena seems a bit much, i don’t think you want to be running more than 2 (drawing a second copy is effectively pretty close to a dead draw)

  • Killing Wave doesn’t seem like a good card, your opponent can always choose the option that suits them best.

  • the sideboard needs a lot of work. I’m not sure what you’re trying to hose with these cards, but i think your current setup needs a major rethink

StoryArcher on Merchant, Messenger, Murderer

1 month ago

Metroid_Hybrid, Balaam__

I appreciate the feedback, guys. It's good to be going Black again. I took your advice land-wise into consideration and compromised a bit on it. I like the pressure that the Leechridden Swamp allows me to put on people and they are still Swamps, so I'm not hurting for black mana. I actually haven't minded them coming in tapped because I usually seem to be playing one-drops on turn two and, to be honest, their pinging nature as a potential mana-sink have often been the difference between that Gary finishing a foe off or letting them linger. I did drop Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth as superfluous (and expensive), removed one Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and added three additional Swamps. I personally don't love the ratio of 23 lands in a 60 card mono-colored deck but I split the difference by increasing the deck size to 61. 61-card decks have always seemed lucky for me for some reason, don't know why.

I dropped 1x Ayara, First of Locthwain, 1x Erebos, God of the Dead and 1x Gray Merchant of Asphodel, replacing them with an additional Phyrexian Obliterator, Geralf's Messenger and added in 1x Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet. Collectively this increased my Devotion and smoothed out my mana curve to a greater degree.

At the moment I'm pretty happy with the deck, I just have concerns about non-creature removal, particularly artifacts and enchantments that could potentially wreck me - but then, that kinda comes with the Black territory, doesn't it.

MrKillStar on Grab your shovel and dig

1 month ago

Sanglier: I somehow got Thornbite Staff from someone's entire collection before it jumped to like 6-7 dollars :D
To mess with my others, I like Life's Finale; Sadistic Sacrament and Bitter Ordeal to cripple their cards or entire libraries with some infinite die triggers for Bitter Ordeal (I use Desecrated Tomb + Phyrexian Altar + Tortured Existence for that), but thats a bit more evil than just a discard spell... :D More cards I know about like that are Nightmare Incursion and Praetor's Grasp, all those cards could work really well together in some library-hate themed deck I guess.

Anyway, Thornbite Staff could be really sweet here with Gisa, even with only a 2/2 zombie token on board, which would basically be: ": sacrifice a 2/2 token to make two 2/2 tokens." whiiiiiiich, just looking at my collection again, could go infinite with Carnival of Souls and something that gives you 1 or more life upon a creature etb, like Ayara, First of Locthwain. Just not every playgroup is OK with infinite combos.. just some ideas here :D

unwucht on Ayara's Aristocrats - No Pain, No Drain [EDH]

1 month ago

no Bitterblossom ? Seems to have quite some synergies with Ayara, First of Locthwain

MrKillStar on Syphon Mind Body and Soul

2 months ago

Definitely a bit less lands would be better :) You could even cut a land less to put Malakir Rebirth  Flip to protect Syr Konrad or as an extra land.
Some cool addition for your Desecrated Tombcould be Tortured Existence (I personally use it in my Syr Konrad's For the Void deck and its truly great). If you want to go a bit more competitive, Phyrexian Altar will make an infinite etb/death triggers.
Ayara, First of Locthwain could also work fairly well with your creatures dying.
Mortuary / Haunted Crossroads - to get back creatures from your graveyard back on top of your library, triggering Syr Konrad's ability.

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