Quote from deathstroke99 »Hey guys!
That Abzan player who quit: It was late game, I was at a very low life total. For the next couple of turns, I managed to play Ranger twice, fetch some Sisters/Serra to eventually go above 30 and win the game with Ascendants. Oh, he was very mad. I forgot the exact words but it was something like: Oh, that's when you know your deck is terrible when you had nothing going on until you drew the Rangers. Your deck is not good, blablabla. I starting laughing, lmfao.
Quote from MatsuriFramboise »
Stuff I have at the side at the moment for consideration but can't decide on:
Thalia, Heretic Cathar and Blind Obedience - Blind Obedience seems like the better choice, but it didn't really seem that important
Grand Abolisher - Might be nice on turns when I'm going off with a finisher?
Underworld Connections - I have better draw engines, I think
Sorin, Solemn Visitor - Seems good and fits my theme of lifegain with a pseudo-anthem that gives lifelink, makes tokens, and has an emblem that forces opponents to sacrifice things
Nihil Spellbomb - Quick graveyard hate that draws a card could be useful
Magus of the Will - Because I can't justify buying Yawgmoth's Will right now
Sorin, Grim Nemesis - Seems like a great card, but I don't have the Sensei's Divining Top and such to make his +1 really useful. But either way it's card draw? I don't know.
Spectral Procession - With all the reanimation this deck can do, I don't know if it's necessary. Lingering Souls is better anyway.
Liliana Vess - Nice utilities! Her -8 is pretty cool. But I already have a Liliana in this deck so I dunno if I want to risk pairing them up.
Mark of Asylum - Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant's able to be reanimated, and the enchantment covers more ground.
Angelic Accord - Seems like a useful card since I'll be gaining a lot of life, but let's be real, it's because I didn't spring for Luminarch Ascension yet
How does it look so far?
Also on my wish list of sorts that aren't listed at all: Sheoldred, Kokusho, Yosei, Weathered Wayfarer, Rune-Scarred Demon, Vish Kal, Karmic Guide, Reveillark, Teysa, Orzhov Scion
Quote from MatsuriFramboise »Hello! Really liking this guide and I've been using it for inspiration ever since I decided I wanted to start building an Ayli deck (main theme: drain/bleed lifegain wincons, with a token subtheme for use as ammo for Ashnod's Altar or Ayli's second ability, for throwing out spot removal/disruption).
I haven't totally finished my deck yet, but I had a question. Since I'm focusing on lifegain/draining for this deck, one of the cards I planned for my 99 was Serra Avatar. It seems like it has good potential, but I want to be sure before I try it: Say I have 100 life and I sacrifice the Avatar to Ayli's first skill. Would I gain 100 life from that as it's toughness would be 100, tied to my life total, or would it be zero as it's a * amount? Because if it works like I hope it does, it'd have a Beacon of Immortality effect that pairs beautifully with Sanguine Bond or Vizkopa Guildmage. A shame you can't really do any recursion shenanigans with it, though.
Is that how it works, or am I just crazy?
Quote from Jonas Ukulore »I think Ayli's first ablity just checks whatever the toughness of the creature is, this is including */* stats like Serra Avatar, or the minus from an equipped skullclamp, fore example.