Ayara, First of Locthwain
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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.

legendofa on New hubs to be added

1 month ago

Opening for discussion:

Kaleidoscope can be added to the Format list. I don't have the admin rights to do that, but I can petition yeaGO or someone to add it. I don't know how popular it is, but the Formats list has all kinds of things I've never heard of.

I think Horde Magic should be moved from a hub to a format. It is a unique format with specific rules, and I believe it's more appropriate there than in the archetype/strategy section.

Life Drain can be added as a hub. The description may be tweaked a little further, but is currently "a lifegain strategy that seeks to win by incrementally and simultaneously increasing its own life total and lowering the opponents' with cards such as Professor Onyx and Ayara, First of Locthwain."

Spell Copy is getting added to the long list. I'm not sure it has the autonomy to be hubbed just yet, but its presence is growing.

Having hubs for both Vehicle and Crew is currently redundant. One is a keyword mechanic, and one is a card subtype. I propose closing the Crew hub and letting Vehicles hold that space.

Is there enough presence for Modified? It seems very niche, a noticeable number of cards come from a single COmander precon, and it's largely covered by Counters, Auras, and Equipment. For now, I don't think it needs a distinct hub; I think it's basically be synonymous with Chishiro, the Shattered Blade Commander. Am I wrong in this?

The Streets of New Capenna abilities Alliance, Connive, Blitz, and Casualty will be added as ability options.

As always, I welcome any feedback, suggestions, or other thoughts.

Chasmolinker on Mono B

2 months ago

Looks close. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Cabal Coffers, and more Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth are great in mono B Devotion.


Rotting Regisaur is a nice 3MV creature in place of Mardu Outrider. I personally like Ayara, First of Locthwain for a creature, although Liliana of the Veil is probably the right card for the 3MV slot.
Liliana, Waker of the Dead or Gravelighter could be a budget option.

DreadKhan on Sheoldred, Whispering One (Commander) Mono-Black

3 months ago

Coffin Queen is pretty good reanimation that can hit any graveyard, so you can use it to exile stuff from opponent's graveyard. Ophiomancer is a source of bodies you can use to block or to sacrifice, with potentially one per upkeep. Ayara, First of Locthwain is a nice lower-budget Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, clearly worse but still relevant.

Have you thought about Gravecrawler as a repeatable reanimation effect? Wins with an Aristocrats payoff, even if you're not infinite (you do have Black Market, which isn't quite infintie but is probably close enough after a turn or 2). If you don't mind ending up infinite, Phyrexian Altar or Pitiless Plunderer very easily go infinite with Gravecrawler, and your Rider can generate bodies off it, since it's not a token. Something like Midnight Reaper can draw off the deaths, as can Grim Haruspex.

Ashnod's Altar is a very good card to look at, even if it's just generating mana. Demon of Dark Schemes can do some crazy stuff with a creature like Underworld Hermit, especially with some sacrifice driven mana generation this can be a mana/energy positive transaction, so it can go infinite potentially.

If you're not against tutoring, you could look at Expedition Map to help find Cabal Coffers or Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. Black has lots of other good tutors, but not everyone likes playing with them.

Squee_Spirit_Guide on Priest of Fecundity

3 months ago

I was thinking of Viscera Seer as a free sac outlet to trigger Fecundity once it's out. I agree Commune with the Gods is the better option for finding it. I'd try Viscera Seer in place of Ayara, First of Locthwain or Fiend Artisan. Since the sacfirice from Viscera Seer doesn't require tapping you can play and sac the creatures you draw off of the Fecundity triggers and keep the engine going.

DrukenReaps on Looking for a casual but …

3 months ago

So I usually play pretty clunky commanders and decks but I feel like as I've gotten back with my friends to play again I get targeted. This in itself isn't an issue. I have 2 decks that keep up just fine. I just don't want to play my Ayara, First of Locthwain or Kozilek, the Great Distortion all the time.

I'm looking through some options but I'm curious what casual decks y'all have fun with that start off the game doing stuff. Decks where you don't spend the first 4 turns feeling like ok I need this and this and this then I can start playing xD Thanks.

Squee_Spirit_Guide on Priest of Fecundity

3 months ago

I've always liked Fecundity for drawing cards. Have you thought about Viscera Seer as a free sac outlet? The scry isn't quite as nice as the double draw off of Ayara, First of Locthwain or Priest of Forgotten Gods, but not having to tap to use the ability might come in handy.

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