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

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

Ayara, First of Locthwain Discussion

DadHumanPraetor on Ladies (Coven) Night

5 days ago

Ayara, First of Locthwain has witch vibes and Ophiomancer and Chittering Witch and Grim Haruspex kinda synergize. Surprised Cauldron Familiar isnt already in here?

BrickSkipper on Everything you hate and its OP

6 days ago

This is a cool list! The only thing I would add are MDFCs/Utility Lands. Agadeem's Awakening  Flip seems like a no brainer, and Castle Locthwain seem pretty free as well. Have you tried out Ayara, First of Locthwain ? I've found her to be solid splitting with Vito. She still does the drain game while also providing another sac outlet that can drawn some cards. I could also see A couple Malakir Rebirth  Flip being reasonable, but for those I would trim spells so we could get the land count up to 25. Having a few more lands than you think you need is going to become important in historic with stone rain coming to the format soon. If we want to bring the curve up Gray Merchant of Asphodel is a really nice 1-2 punch with Vito.

Here's what I would do: -1 Vito, -2 Call, -6 Swamps,

+2 Ayara, +4 Agadeem's, +3 Castle.

Looking forward to bringing a version of this to the ladder!

Sbyeliab on Mono Black Sac

2 weeks ago

Sorin_Markov_1947 thank you so much for your suggestions! I'm new here (obviously) so I mislabeled the format. This is an arena deck, so there aren't actually legality problems.

I may have also mis-labeled the strategy a bit, I still don't really speak the lingo. It really does hinge around Piper of the Swarm and/or Sanitarium Skeleton , Ayara, First of Locthwain , Lampad of Death's Vigil .

In an ideal turn, I make a rat with the Piper, this takes one life via Ayara. I then sacrifice it with the Lampad, which also takes one life. If I can't keep a Piper out, I have the Skeleton, and Liliana is a cheaper way to regenerate a skeleton each turn. Bastion of Remembrance doubles damage from the sacrifice with the Lampad, and Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose doubles everything. With Sanctum of Stone Fangs and Dogged Pursuit a turn with only 1 rat creation and sacrifice has the potential to do 10 damage.

That's the plan, at least.

I have trouble keeping Liliana and the piper out, so I end up defaulting to the Skeleton's ability a lot.

An earlier version of this used Marauding Blight-Priest and Duskwielder , but I found the Piper/Ayara/Lampad combo got watered down.

I've thought about Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Gloom Sower as additions, but they're very expensive.

I don't quite see how Castle Locthwain and Faceless Haven fit in here. Can you say more there?

ObIviom on Endrekh Sahr

2 weeks ago

Well, a good classic card for storm decks is Aetherflux Reservoir and you aren't running a Bolas's Citadel which imo is too good to pass up. Also some bombs in this deck is Endless Cockroaches , Cloudstone Curio , Ayara, First of Locthwain and Priest of Gix . Demon's Disciple and Plaguecrafter are also good cards, can't have too many Fleshbag Marauder effects.

I also enjoyed playing Painful Quandary , Smokestack , Descent into Madness Bitterblossom and Contamination when I built Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder and Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip would probably fit here too.

This commander I used as a sac stax deck with a storm win con, Exsanguinate is another win con you can use for this deck.

Good luck, hope your play group keeps playing with you haha

Spirits on Undying Persistence

2 weeks ago

Forgot my friend Erebos, Bleak-Hearted , definitely one of my fav's and fits your indestructible/god theme too. Phyrexian Arena is a good 6 power draw.

Last couple topics,

I made an assumption and grouped Draw above Damage, and Deathtouch above Token.

Deathtouch 16%, Control 16%, Damage/Life 15%, Recursion 8%, Token 6%, Draw 6%, Discard 2%, Ramp 2%, Land 29%

Further on Card Advantage (which includes draw):

I know why your doing it and the thought process behind it, but here's an alternative perspective.

Your cards like Blood Divination , Costly Plunder , Pitiless Pontiff , Bone Splinters , Final Payment , Severed Strands , Spark Harvest are usually paired with LTB effect (like your damage/life and afterlife abilities), more along lines of Grave Pact (Also Dictate of Erebos , Butcher of Malakir , Dark Prophecy , Nightmare Shepherd , Etc.) or Reveillark / Academy Rector types.

The issue is Blood Divination why not Necropotence ( Greed ) for CMC1 less, and no sacrifice, let's you refill your hand anytime, Grim Haruspex /Etc. Why Spark Harvest / Bone Splinters over Swords to Plowshares or Path to Exile or Mortify or even Bloodchief's Thirst / Generous Gift if your after planeswalkers.

So how are creatures getting into the graveyard, if your not sacrificing them along with other effects, a value engine!! Skullclamp is a necessity, Viscera Seer is strong, Phyrexian Altar (this card is cEDH level though), more things like Priest of Forgotten Gods & Ayara, First of Locthwain . Why sacrifice a deathtouch creature to LTB damage/life when you can Corpse Knight instead and get the value up front? Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Village Rites is ok because its CMC1 and Instant, you don't need tutor in battlecruiser/low (up to power 5), but cards like Diabolic Intent which also feed into things like Mausoleum Secrets are value. Ashnod's Altar , Doom Foretold , Razaketh, the Foulblooded , etc.

Key is value in / value out. Don't waste the value out just to enable your recursion. Value-in, Value-out, then recur. More Immortal Servitude (battlefield), less Soul Salvage (hand). Reanimate / Animate Dead (anyone's graveyards), Unburial Rites , Victimize , Agadeem's Awakening  Flip, Revival / Revenge , Command the Dreadhorde , Blood for Bones .

Luminous Broodmoth / Lurrus of the Dream-Den could be some cool interaction with the graveyard.

Topic Interaction:

Kinda touched on it, in previous. Control 16% is quite a bit, inline with power level. If you replace Ashen Rider , Bone Splinters , Final Payment , Severed Strands , Spark Harvest . Some should become the "sac outlets", like Skullclamp / Viscera Seer and some just better interactions (Instant speed whenever possible). Anguished Unmaking , Utter End , Swords to Plowshares , Merciless Eviction , Plaguecrafter / Demon's Disciple (Better Fleshbag Marauder unless your utilizing the Zombie part), Shriekmaw , Path to Exile , Generous Gift , Deadly Rollick , Dire Tactics , Hagra Mauling  Flip, Unmake there's lots.

Burglar Rat : If you like him! Elderfang Disciple , Yarok's Fenlurker , Rotting Rats (with Unearth).

If you want to jump on a teams chat or anything when you have some time happy to help, just discord chat me, hopefully something that helps you focus this deck to a 4-5

MystikSwordzManZ on my attemp at a deck..

3 weeks ago

Cabal Coffers Damnation Extinction Event Feed the Swarm Those are cards I would recommend real quick.Since it is creature heavy, I would also suggest Ayara, First of Locthwain

Hybrow on Snakes on a Planeswalker - Xyris EDH swarm

1 month ago

Thanks taking the time to take a look and comment edengstrom1,

I do love Impact Tremors and Purphoros, God of the Forge but left them out on purpose. I already have two different ETB damage decks (have a Purphoros, God of the Forge deck and a Ayara, First of Locthwain deck, both of which I currently play, and didnt want to have the same theme in this deck)

I think i will add Magus of the Wheel to this deck, the CMC on him is pretty low, i can definately find a spot for him.

Of the other three, I didnt originally add them because of the high CMC costs but Echo of Eons is tempting because of the Flashback ability. Think I will try some games replacing Multani, Maro-Sorcerer . He's been lack-luster when he has appeared in my hand in previous games.

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