Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim

Legendary Creature — Kor Cleric

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, Sacrifice another creature: You gain life equal to the sacrificed creature's toughness.

, Sacrifice another creature: Exile target nonland permanent. Activate this ability only if you have at least 10 life more than your starting life total.

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Discussion

Gadianten on Orah's Dirty Clergy [Aristostax EDH]

1 month ago

All recommendations I am making are assuming your in a multi player meta where endurance and flexibility are useful and not a 1v1 meta where speed and reliability are the most critical.

Sorry if I mislead you on the card Yawgmoth's Bargain, it was not my intention, as it is banned for commander. I was just trying to make a comparison to it and the Yawgmoth, Thran Physician reanimation draw combo. The fact that Buried alive makes it easy to set up a mimic of Yawgmoth's Bargain, a card so terrifying, powerful and game breaking in commander that is was banned years ago is incredible and worth the effort to set up.

Edge Walker is pretty good with Yawgmoth for playing the absurd hand size he can get you once you have assembled the draw engine, but if your not assembling him or drawing ridiculous amounts of cards I can see his value limited greatly. Just to give you an idea how crazy the handsize can get imagine you have Children of Korlis out or draw into him, getting a hand size of 50 or more is pretty tame at that point and you need cards like Edge Walker and Priest of Gix to allow you to do something with that kind of hand because if you dont, the table will do its best to reenact the battle for middle earth at your expense.

Gift of Immortality is just pure synergy with your commander as it enables "free" sacrifices to fuel interesting outlets like Yawgmoth, Thran Physician or Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim. Simply slapping gift on your commander will protect him from a lot of removal and make him viable sacrifice fodder to recover other fallen clerics, in short it make your commander far better at doing what he wants to do, cheat death. Also, gift works once each turn, not just your own, or if you prefer try gift with Selfless Spirit and have a mini Avacyn or place it on Remorseful Cleric and make other reanimation players cry.

Another good add for your deck would be Altar of Dementia as it provides another sac outlet or an alternative win via milling people using your reanimation loop. You can even use it to help fuel your own graveyard.

I don't know if you are aware of this funny interaction between some of your creatures, but Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Yawgmoth, Thran Physician together make your non human creatures very difficult to deal with as you can remove the +1/+1 counter from undying with the -1/-1 counter granted from Yawgmoth, Thran Physician. Not everyone seems to know that the two counter types cancel each other out and are removed off the creature, making undying shenanigans possible.

Davinoth on Orah's Dirty Clergy [Aristostax EDH]

1 month ago

     Gadianten: Thanks for the suggestions! A few of them have actually already been in and out of the deck a number of times. I was thinking recently that Buried Alive should go back in, good call!

     Hadn't considered Priest of Gix or Yawgmoth's Bargain, but I think both are probably going to make it in as well, excellent suggestions!

     Edgewalker was cut a while ago, and the deck's average CMC has dropped since then as well. I often felt the cost reduction was relatively inconsequential. Same goes for Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim. Good card, but I found I almost never actually activated her, and the removal portion is pretty well covered by the deck's removal package.

     Not sure about Gift of Immortality and Dance of the Dead. I often feel like I have too many slots devoted to Reanimation cards as it is. I've considered cutting Animate Dead a few times, but haven't due to it's great synergy with Hall of Heliod's Generosity - which of course both of your suggestions here would take advantage of as well. Perhaps I'll swap Victimize out for Gift of Immortality.. something to think about!

     Thanks again, really great suggestions! =D

Gadianten on Orah's Dirty Clergy [Aristostax EDH]

1 month ago

Alright, you NEED Buried Alive as it will enable you to abuse tools you already have in the deck. Choose Yawgmoth, Thran Physician + Karmic Guide + Reveillark and [Insert Reanimate like effect] to revive Reveillark to make a Yawgmoth's Bargain that murders your opponets creatures. Draw cards until you get a winning combo while clearing the board of all creatures you dislike. It is VERY easy to draw 20 or more cards this way and if you have lifegain you can draw as many cards as you want. I cant overstate how powerful this ability is and if you have something like Zulaport Cutthroat out you pretty much win.

Some other considerations for the deck are Edgewalker for the discounts, Priest of Gix for reanimation mana abuse, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim as a sacrificial outlet of mass destruction and Heliod's Pilgrim as a useful in tribe tool box fetch creature. I think a good tool box would be Gift of Immortality and Dance of the Dead in addition to your current Animate Dead. Pretty helpful to ensure a way to revive off a Buried Alive play. Gift of Immortality is pretty funny with cards like Selfless Spirit or even Yawgmoth, Thran Physician for value.

Tiggy227 on Karona, the False Nephilim

2 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions! Those lands seem like a pretty good fit! I put things I had on hand here, but Holistic Wisdom and Spirit of Resistance seems like sweet includes. (Currently no access to Survival of the Fittest and need to pick up a Volrath's Stronghold for Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim anyway)

legendofa on Orzhov Aristocrats CMC-2

2 months ago

It's not directly Aristocrats-y, but Daru Spiritualist + any effect that targets for + Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim gets you infinite life. Shuko, Lightning Greaves, and Shaman en-Kor all work, and Starlit Sanctum is a redundancy for Ayli.

I don't know if this combo is worth using in this deck, since it's more Cleric tribal than Aristocrats, but the Shuko-Spiritualist-Sanctum version holds a personal meaning to me as the first infinite combo I understood. Now you know a little more about me.

Unlife on Orzhov Aristocrats CMC-2

2 months ago

I'm playing around with a possible new deck idea and could use some advice. The design is a Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim + Lurrus of the Dream-Den aristocrat's deck, but I took Lurrus's restriction a step further, and I'm trying to keep everything in the deck at a CMC of 2 or less. Any advice is appreciated, especially if there's some aristocrat combo piece I completely missed. Thanks in advance.


2 CMC Aristocrats

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SynergyBuild on Highlander 2.0 (Feedback Welcome)

4 months ago

Sadly your commander and deck need to fit for the companion to work, which is why currently only a few commanders work with Lurrus, that fit both Lurrus into the color identity and fit the commander into Lurrus's companion requirement, namely the following:

Killian, Ink Duelist, Karlov of the Ghost Council, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, and Will the Wise all work on their own, as well as the following partner variants in Miara, Thorn of the Glade with any of the following: Livio, Oathsworn Sentinel, Keleth, Sunmane Familiar, and Akiri, Line-Slinger, or the variation from the new Friends Forever when pairing specifically Will the Wise with Lucas, the Sharpshooter.

plakjekaas on Mulato & Kulato, Partner Companions

5 months ago

Sorry to burst your bubble, but their companion criteria exclude each other from being in the deck. If Mulato is the companion, Kulato isn't allowed in the deck and vice versa. Commanders themselves aren't excluded from the companion criteria, that's why Lurrus of the Dream-Den can only be a companion for Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, Karlov of the Ghost Council or Killian, Ink Duelist.

So running one as a commander, or even just in the 99, means that the other is not allowed as a companion.

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