Ayula, Queen Among Bears

Ayula, Queen Among Bears

Legendary Creature — Bear

Whenever another Bear enters the battlefield under your control, choose one —

  • Put two +1/+1 counters on target Bear.
  • Target Bear you control fights target creature you don't control.

Ayula, Queen Among Bears Discussion

Omniscience_is_life on Best commanders to introduce new …

2 months ago

Ayula, Queen Among Bears

Play a bear. Make another bigger. Attack with multiple bears. Incredible.

lagotripha on Mt. Fuji

2 months ago

As far as newer player decks go, this is far more together than I expected. It should be perfect for casual play. The tutor package that can look for removal or threats is a solid spine for the deck.

In terms of cards to consider that are cheap and still do well, I'd look at Ayula, Queen Among Bears as a removal etc option, which plays nice with changeling effects that can take advantage of samaruai synergies.

Mangara of Corondor is a feature of classic lists, loving blink effects and sacrifice to break the symetry of his effect.

Vivien's Arkbow never found its place in competitive lists, but still puts creatures from your deck on the battlefield, which plays really nice with the existing tutor package.

1 mana legendaries will do good even if they aren't perfectly 'on theme' - Zabaz, the Glimmerwasp , Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter are both cheap rn.

Blackblade Reforged points to legendary land synergies, but legendaries that put lands into play have had their price pushed up by commander and Scapeshift decks. For that price reason, I will reccomend against becoming a Kamahl's Druidic Vow ramp deck.

Bushido likes being blocked by a lot of creatures, making Lure effects strong, but samarai isn't well represented as a tribe. This means that it would need to fill out ranks with your Changeling Hero type cards.

Finally, the biggest piece of advice- cards aren't expensive because they are good, they are expensive because they are in short supply, and everyone needs lands. Making your manabase good is the place to invest money - there are cool, format warping, cards at $0.20, but to play them you need good lands. Look for lands as they rotate out of standard and pick them up - they'll be cheapest as there is a spike in supply, and after a few set rotations you'll have a solid set of cards to build from.

Raknulfr on What Commander Should I Build …

4 months ago

Ayula, Queen Among Bears is the one I definetly have the absolute most fun with. But I like to play Atla Palani, Nest Tender , Yasova Dragonclaw and Otrimi, the Ever-Playful as well (Even though not as much as Ayula).

Mtg_Mega_Nerds on Teaching Deck - Bear With Me

4 months ago

You might want to add Abundant Harvest for Winding Way . Ayula, Queen Among Bears would make a great commander in the future if you want to build around her.

Raknulfr on Fun Commander

4 months ago

Ayula, Queen Among Bears is the only commander I play. I tried a lot but for me nothing is more fun than just having a blast with some bears. Build a cuddly army of fluffy doom and just have fun XD. Playing bears like River Bear and Pale Bears will even be quite the surprise for all the blue players at the table. Especially if they already starting to ignore you because they think you aren´t a threat. Or just play Bear Cub , buff him up a little and let the little guy fight every big scary thing out of the way due to Ayula's trigger. Thanks to Strixhaven, I recently had a new addition to the deck in form of Ruxa, Patient Professor which makes token generators like Words of Wilding or Bearscape even better.

Raknulfr on What are your Favorite Commanders?

5 months ago

Ayula, Queen Among Bears Best. Commander. Ever.

It is just such a blast to play with bears. Most of my usual playgroup plays some combination with blue and are always controlling each other out while I build silently my cuddly army and get in with a hexproof and indestructible River Bear XD

Also playing with Selvala, Explorer Returned in a grouphug deck, no win condition at all, just massive card draw, token generation and ramp effects for all players at the table, playing curses like Curse of Bounty on MYSELF and watch everyone at the table fall into total chaos either attacking me or trying to protect me because of all the boons I give out while I sit back with a drink, giggle and wait for them to kill each other.

jamochawoke on A Sliver Deck With No Slivers?!!

6 months ago

This is the second deck I've seen like this hit the front page recently, although it seems yours is older and uses a better commander ability! (they used Ur-Dragon to reduce cost of all changelings)


Some things I saw different with their deck that I think would be absolute bombs in this deck are:

  • Ayula, Queen Among Bears since she would turn every single creature drop into two +1/+1 counter generators on ETB or a fight/removal trigger. Plus she only costs .
  • A very similar albeit not as powerful inclusion would be one of my favorite cards, Bramblewood Paragon for as well that gives them counters on ETB like Ayula but also gives all of those with counters Trample as well!
  • Najeela, the Blade-Blossom for gives you hasted token generation with every changeling attack and extra combat steps with her second ability.

TheRealSpecialK on Ayula, Queen Among Bears Combo?

9 months ago

It does not because the bear will still enter as a 2/2. Ayula, Queen Among Bears says "Whenever another Bear enters the battlefield under your control... put two +1/+1 counter on target bear.' The creature would enter as a 2/2. Because it is a 2/2, Garruk's Uprising won't even trigger because the creature would have to enter as a 4/4. Even if you choose to give the bear the counters, the counters would be placed on the bear after it had entered the battlefield. To get the effect you are looking for, you would have to have something like two Metallic Mimics on the battlefield at the same time. Notice the wording on the mimic: "Each other creature you control of the chosen type enters the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter on it." Because this specifies that the creature enters the battle with a counter (as opposed to gaining the counters after it entered) it would have increased power and toughness as it enters, and Garruk's Uprising would trigger.

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