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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Set Rarity
Throne of Eldraine (ELD) Rare

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

Ayara, First of Locthwain Discussion

DadHumanPraetor on Ayara Ping

1 month ago

I have an Ayara, First of Locthwain edh deck as well. Combos with Pitiless Plunderer+ Gravecrawler+Ashnods alter or Ashnods alter+Nim Deathmantle+Grave Titan I include a Skullclamp and Blood Artist Vindictive Vampire Oathsworn Vampire and Dictate of Erebos so I can cycle one of the reanimators over and over, essentially board wiping. I adjusted the deck from mostly spamming tokens into a more aristrcrat vibe. I like this ultra token version though it looks cool.

DadHumanPraetor on Ayara Loves Tokens

1 month ago

I never built Aristocrats before and think I had tunnel vision on Ayara, First of Locthwain etb triggers. I updated the deck to the list above. I left Carrion and Bloodthirsty Aerialist because they work well together and with Ghoulcaller Gisa and if an opponent has to waste a removal spell on aerialist than thats fine with me too. I might end up adjusting for my meta but it looks a lot better now. Thanks for the input

phsycord on Teysa is the True heir to the Orzhov Throne

1 month ago

I agree with basically everything Masterful wrote.

To add on this I am not sure if Intangible Virtue is a good card. Do you usually win your games via combat damage? It's a huge nobo with Skullclamp, one of the best draw engines in Teysa (or 1/1 token decks in general). But overall I feel like the deck could use a little bit more small creatures or token generation for Skullclamp to actually work here, so maybe this is the cut instead.

What cards do you usually remove with Final Payment? Can you get rid of them with a Despark instead? Then I would much rather play this.

The mana base could take a rehaul, depending on how much you are willing to invest. I heavily dislike lands that come into play untapped. Cut that Temple of Silence and some basics instead play better lands like Isolated Chapel, Godless Shrine, Fetid Heath, Caves of Koilos, Tainted Field, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Cabal Coffers, all the fetch lands (not really needed though), and potentially Castle Locthwain. Reliquary Tower is also probably not need. It does not give you any of your colors and you rarely come into the situation of having more than 7 cards in hand. Also 7 cards in hand is usually enough to keep the cards you really need and just discard the rest.

The Painter's Servant Teysa, Orzhov Scion is cool, but would make even more sense with small Teysa in your command zone. What do you think of including Grindstone in this if you want to run it? Another card that combos with Servant.

If you have problems with draw I can not recommend Necropotence enough.

I'm not a fan of those Soul Warden type effects. How much life does this gain you on average? I don't have experience with this, but Lifegain is simply not winning you games, except maybe when you have combos like Exquisite Blood Sanguine Bond or other infinite combos.

I prefer my sack outlets to be "free", as in they don't have an activation cost. Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim is a bit underwhelming if she is not online, but I think this is what you are trying to achieve with those Soul Warden effects. Even if you are at 50+ life I don't know if you run enough creatures you can sack to activate her a bunch of times, so maybe shy away from this combo, as you first need to have Ayli after all and then go to 50+ life. Both not easy to achieve in a commander game.

Ayara, First of Locthwain and Priest of Forgotten Gods are slow and need to stick a turn cycle and other creatures to even start being useful. Yawgmoth, Thran Physician is very similar but can be used immediately and his counters can be also used as removal. Or Erebos, Bleak-Hearted is maybe not the best sack outlet, but gives you immense card draw for a little life (also tokens may draw you off of him!) and he's indestructible :)

I hope that helps :)

triproberts12 on Ayara Loves Tokens

1 month ago

An easy budget combo you can get in there is Reassembling Skeleton/Oathsworn Vampire/Gravecrawler+Pitiless Plunderer+Bontu's Monument/Jet Medallion+Ayara, First of Locthwain. Final Parting will put Skeleton in the yard and Monument in hand, and the pieces are already in the deck or slot in nicely.

WinglessPegasus on Balthor mass reanimation

1 month ago

kpres thank you :D Balthor is my absolute favourite deck, he's an awesome commander to play with. The idea is more to kill everyone just by reanimating everything in the first place. The best setup is Buried Alive chucking Ayara, First of Locthwain Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Abhorrent Overlord into the graveyard for big drains on etb. I probably should put that in the description... this is the first deck I've posted here haha

Blackgate on Knights, a Noble, and Castle Locthwain

1 month ago

I agree with Skyler1776 - Icon of Ancestry could be a good fit.

I would side board Mausoleum Secrets, go down a Ayara, First of Locthwain and put 3 icons in and see how that goes.

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