Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim & Mike’s New Naya

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim

“This is the type of thing that people are going to mention years from now.
And people will know!
You have a long history of innovative Naya decks… and this is your most recent one yet.
This is going to be… totally… you know?

“People aren’t ready for this. Who is going to have prepared for this?”

-Patrick, on Mike’s new Naya deck

What is Mike’s new deck? Here is is:

Naya Combo

3 Dragonlord Dromoka
4 Dromoka’s Command

4 Become Immense
4 Den Protector
2 Nissa, Vastwood Seer
4 Scythe Leopard
4 Snapping Gnarlid
4 Warden of the First Tree

3 Temur Battle Rage

2 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
1 Valorous Stance

1 Bloodstained Mire
2 Canopy Vista
2 Cinder Glade
1 Evolving Wilds
7 Forest
1 Mountain
3 Plains
4 Windswept Heath
4 Wooded Foothills

1 Dragonlord Dromoka
2 Outpost Siege
4 Rending Volley
3 Roast
1 Temur Battle Rage
2 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
2 Valorous Stance

“This deck is an abomination. I would not TEST it!”

-Also Patrick, also on Mike’s new Naya deck

If you’ve ever wanted to see a complete dressing down of Mike — in this case by one of his best friends and one of the greatest deck designers of all time — tune into this episode!

In addition to a long chat about Mike’s Naya deck, our intrepid pair talks about new Legend Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim:

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
Legendary Creature – Kor Cleric

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

1WB, Sacrifice another creature: Exile target nonland permanent. Activate this ability only if you have at least 10 life more than your starting life total.

What does Top Level Podcast think about Ayli? find out in “Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim & Mike’s New Naya”

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Further reading:
“My Babykiller, Part 1” by Frank Karsten

“The name comes from an awkward situation where I was confined in a bus together with Brian David-Marshall and Billy Moreno. They were making some ugly jokes regarding killing babies, and since I don’t enjoy the ritual sacrifice of cute little babies, I couldn’t really appreciate those jokes. If you thought that Mike Flores built this deck, you have been misinformed. That has been an elaborate joke. Of course I made the deck myself. It’s even named after me! Okay, irony aside now, my deck is very good and if I were forced to pick a deck for a Standard tournament now, I’d go with KarstenBotBabyKiller.”
-Frank Karsten