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
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Ayara, First of Locthwain Discussion
5 days ago
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!
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.
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
2 weeks ago
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 .
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.
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
3 weeks ago
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.
2 months ago
Cards to add in the near future