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Ayara's Aristocrats - No Pain, No Drain [EDH]

Commander / EDH Aristocrats Budget Combo Lifegain Mono-Black



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This is my Mono-Black EDH deck with Ayara as the commander.

Main idea is to simply drain our opponents with Ayara, First of Locthwain first ability and our creature based deck - also there is the "direct" win-con-combo with Plague of Vermin.

There are classic aristocratly pingers like Blood Artist, Vindictive Vampire or Falkenrath Noble, also Bontu's Monument does ping.

Besides the commander, there are lots of other draw engines to get our good stuff soon like the pingers, other sac outlets and creatures that want to be sac'ed.

I put in a lot of recursion too for the important but maye dead creatures, board wipes are also always needed.

Suggestions welcome :)

p.s.: half the maybeboard are cards that i HAVE to put in but that i yet doesnt have...

p.p.s.: obviously have to do a little rework for a better manacurve... i'll see what i change


out: Thrull Parasite, Solemn Simulacrum, Merciless Executioner, Basilica Screecher, Demonic Vigor, Hedron Archive, Shriekmaw, Pontiff of Blight

in: Sol Ring, Swiftfoot Boots, Noxious Gearhulk, Altar's Reap, Viscera Seer, Deadly Tempest, Custodi Lich, Thought Distortion

with m21 i changed the following for hopefully more fun at the table :)

in: Leyline of the Void, Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose, Massacre Wurm, Ambition's Cost, Exsanguinate, Sanguine Bond, Village Rites, Bastion of Remembrance, Duress, Syphon Mind, 2xSwamp, Phyrexian Arena, Necropotence, Dictate of Erebos, Wound Reflection

out: Palace Siege, Blood Divination, Archfiend of Depravity, Whisper, Blood Liturgist, Ogre Slumlord, Costly Plunder, Altar's Reap, It That Betrays, Vona's Hunger, Puppeteer Clique, Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, Thespian's Stage, Butcher of Malakir, Sadistic Hypnotist, Thought Distortion, Charcoal Diamond

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Date added 1 year
Last updated 6 months

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

5 - 0 Mythic Rares

29 - 0 Rares

29 - 0 Uncommons

10 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.68
Tokens 1/1 Human Soldier, 2/2 Morph, 1/1 Rat, 2/2 Zombie, 1/1 Human Cleric, Monarch, 1/1 Eldrazi Scion, Treasure, 0/1 Eldrazi Spawn
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6 months ago)

+1 Greed maybe