Ayara, First of Locthwain


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Throne of Eldraine (ELD) Rare

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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 Discussion

Archon_Bel on First, Do All Harm (Yawgmoth, Thran Physician)

4 days ago

Metroid_Hybrid Hey there, thanks for the upvote.

Geralf's Messenger and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed are both already in the deck. I don't think it's worth it to run Vengeful Vampire due to its mana cost; I obviously have Mikaeus taking up that slot, though even if I didn't, it's better to treat things such as Pawn of Ulamog or Genesis Chamber as pseudo-Undying creatures since you can sacrifice the tokens they produce to remove the -1/-1 counter from the actual Undying creature.

For your Blood Artist effect recommendations, Vindictive Vampire is, in my opinion, a better option than Falkenrath Noble or Syr Konrad, the Grim . Vindictive Vampire hits all opponents for damage as opposed to just one and is one mana cheaper than Konrad (unfortunate since I actually think he's cool).

Even better than Vindictive Vampire is Ayara, First of Locthwain , who replaces him. While she isn't a true "Artist", her abilities still make Yawgmoth's life payment go neutral, make all opponents lose life, and can act as another sac/draw outlet if Yawgmoth isn't around.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Rattack

5 days ago

Before I suggest cuts, two cards that I think could be good in this deck are the new Chittering Witch and Ayara, First of Locthwain . The witch makes more rats, and she can use those rats for removal. Ayara provides card draw and can crush the table when paired with Thrumming Stone .

Also, I would up your Rat Colony count to 28-30.

O.K. now onto cuts:

First of all, I think this deck would be absolutely fine running 35-36 lands. You have a pretty low curve and aren't playing many extremely mana hungry cards.

Next I would cut all rats that don't provide enough value. For me that is Ichor Rats , Typhoid Rats , Burglar Rat , Locust Miser , and Scrib Nibblers .

Also, Metallic Mimic seems unneeded here since Rat Colony pumps itself. On that note you could cut a few of your anthem effects since the rats already pump themselves.

I hope some of those suggestions help! Good luck and +1 from me.

EdCartman on Vampire Life-Gain

1 week ago

you could also exchange Ayara, First of Locthwain for Blood Artist or Cruel Celebrant and they are not Legendary creatures so you can have multiple of them on the field

rotts on Golgari Bugbomb

2 weeks ago

Honestly, Kriegel, Lich is too powerful of a filter card to cut. Really, only Glowspore Shaman is pitching cards and we want as many creatures in the graveyard as we can for our Ayara, First of Locthwain + Izoni, Thousand-Eyed bomb. Lich turns every card draw into a Glowspore Shaman and is on the curve right before we can cast Izoni. What that means is, for our turn 6 bomb, we can filter through 3-6 cards(if on turn 5 we sac something to Ayara or Priest). Again, not only is that 6 chances to find what you need, thats 4 cards being pitched that can potentially boost Izoni even further. With Cavalier of Thorns your pitching 4 sure, but you lose picking what 4 you pitch.

Cavalier of Thorns is also 3 green, which conflicts with Ayara, First of Locthwain . Unless your drawing a split land, there's no way to get them both off on curve. This means your ideal play line, now revolves around finding 1 of 7 lands, as well as the combo pieces. And we cut the best filtering card that would have made this easy anyways. Lich affords this deck too much consistency to drop it for something that doesnt even play nice on curve.

In the end losing life to save such a powerful filter card isnt that big of a deal. Ayara + Izoni combo nets us back such an absurd amount of life, losing 8, 12 even 16 isnt a big deal if the next turn we get it all back anyways. Plus they are wasting removal on the Lich, instead of Ayara or even Konrad

However, Command the Dreadhorde looks very interesting. 11 life, 8cmc to potentially win the game on a turn and can be grabbed by Mausoleum Secrets . I dont know how I missed this card to be honest, thank you.

TheSimikBOat on Black Plague, On The Rocks: Yawgmoth EDH [PRIMER]

2 weeks ago

Nice deck! Probably you can try to add Ayara, First of Locthwain here?

CrimsonChaos on Korvold's Hunger

4 weeks ago

Ashnod's Altar and Animation Module can be a powerful combo setup with Korvold. More sac outlets in general would probably be nice to have, like Viscera Seer , Priest of Forgotten Gods , Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Goblin Bombardment , or Ayara, First of Locthwain . Token generators like Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder , Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin , Pawn of Ulamog , etc. are good for giving Korvold plenty of fodder to sac. Ramunap Excavator is a more affordable version of Crucible of Worlds , allowing you to replay any lands you sac, and having creature recursion through Phyrexian Reclamation may prove useful too. All of which should each be cheaper than ten bucks!

Teufell on Ayara and sanguine bond combo

1 month ago

So I just recently built my Ayara, First of Locthwain EDH, and I was wondering if she seems like a nice fit for Sanguine Bond and it's combo, since both drain life and could potentially combo off. But what worries me is that the enchantment is quite heavy costed for, in my POV a medium to low cost deck with few high cost spells.

My deck for reference: The Court of Locthwain

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