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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- Ayara, First of Locthwain + Ghoulcaller Gisa + Wall of Blood
- Ayara, First of Locthwain + Black Sun's Zenith + Nest of Scarabs
- Ayara, First of Locthwain + Marrow-Gnawer + Plague of Vermin
- Ayara, First of Locthwain + Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Ayara, First of Locthwain Discussion
11 hours ago
Nah, seems perfect as is! Keep it just like that.
...Kidding, kidding. I think Storrev, Devkarin Lich, Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, and Ayara, First of Locthwain seem like safe cuts. Storrev's a little slow, Vorinclex is cool but I'm sure there's mana-doublers that fit better and you've got no shortage of big beatsticks in Elves, and Ayara's a bit mana-intensive for an effect that's not super-strong and only gonna proc off maybe half your deck.
4 weeks ago
Ayara, First of Locthwain and Zulaport Cutthroat literally counter Carnival of Souls negative effects and it you run Bontu's Monument things get even better. You don’t drop it turn one, just when your ready to make your move or have stabilized.
Cloudstone Curio works amazingly here. Ive ran it since my original build and never have questioned its usefulness. You should reconsider and do some testing.
2 months ago
Did you consider Ayara, First of Locthwain ? Since you're playing monoblack, I feel like she would fit nicely even if just as a 1-off to supplement the Bastion of Remembrance as well as being another sac outlet for drawing cards. Would also improve the triggers from Sedgemoor Witch .
4 months ago
ChrisHansonBiomancin thanks for the help! I think maybe you’re right about having too many sac outlets and not enough stuff to sac. With that said, do you have any ideas as to something in black the consistently creates tokens? Ideally if there was something that created black tokens this gives me more fodder for Ayara, First of Locthwain and Bastion of Remembrance . When reading your comment I initially thought of Scute Swarm but I’m not sure there’s enough payoff with it to make it make sense.
4 months ago
Your deck looks like it has some untapped potential with Onyx as your brawl commander for not making use of the adventure creatures in black. 3 of the adventure creatures that seem like they would be a good fit would be Foulmire Knight , Order of Midnight , and Murderous Rider .
Foulmire Knight - Solid defender with its death touch and will trigger Onyx when used for the draw. It also serves as a decent recursion target to be brought back to hand for the previously stated reasons.
Murderous Rider - Solid removal spell and the lifelink body you can play afterwards can be relevant.
Sedgemoor Witch will be strong for taking advantage of our spell heavy you are. The tokens will give some good fodder for blocking and sustaining to get to your end game, or even swinging wide if you manage to generate enough.
Ayara, First of Locthwain would be a decent add to combo with the witch as it would give you life drain effects for the tokens and a sac out let for some extra draw power.
Some spell ideas to help the deck:
Blood on the Snow is a powerful sweeper of creatures or planeswalkers and will give you another reanimation effect if you switch to snow swamps (these will still count as regular swamps for other cards).
Hope these help.
4 months ago
4 months ago
You should be able to manage Ayara, First of Locthwain here despite its awkward mana cost. Seems like it offers everything you need to tie the life gain & sac strategies together while providing card advantage.
Also there are a lot of interesting options for Learn cards to replace Pest Summoning in the mainboard so you can get more value & magecraft triggers. Cram Session , Eyetwitch , Poet's Quill , Overgrown Arch , Hunt for Specimens , Field Trip , and Gnarled Professor would all fit in with this strat.