Deck Doctors has RETURNED! Josh and Jimmy revisit Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim to give her a proper rebuild and go deep on some deckbuilding strategy and theory.

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Original Decklist:

Card Draw: 4
Mana Ramp: 6
Single Target Removal: 4
Board Wipes: 2
Lifegain: 8
Defender/Walls: 8
Token/Creature makers: 3
Sacrifice Effects: 5

Cards we probably would take out:
Dark Imposter
Nantuko Husk
Mother of Runes
Skirsdag Priest
Fortified Rampart
Shield Sphere
Thief of Blood
Wall of Essence
Wall of Hope
Wall of Junk
Wall of Souls
Cathar’s Crusade (maybe)
Cradle of Vitality
Mind Slash
Elixir of Immortality
Rebuff the Wicked
Utter End
Anguished Unmaking

Cards we would consider adding:
Card Draw:
Mind’s Eye
Phyrexian Arena
Alhammarret’s Archive
Skull Clamp

Mana Ramp:
Orzhov Signet
Pristine Talisman
Sword of the Animist
Commander’s Sphere
Worn Powerstone

Souls Attendant
Kokusho, the Evening Star
Rhox Faithmender
Proper Burial (maybe)
Soul’s Attendant

Weaponizing Lifegain:
Felidar Sovereign (Test of Endurance?)
Angelic Accord
Cliffhaven Vampire
Archangel of Thune (maybe)
Storm Herd

Creatures to Sacrifice:
Solemn Simulacrum
Wurmoil Engine
Elspeth, Sun’s Champion
Sorin, Lord of Innistrad
Elspeth Tirel
Trading Post
Spirit Mirror (maybe)
Phyrexian Processor (maybe)

Dawn of the Dead
Shirei, Shizo’s Caretaker (maybe)
Gift of Immortality
Mimic Vat (maybe)
Debtors’ Knell (maybe)
Rally the Ancestors (maybe)

Righteous Aura

Austere Command
Retribution of the Meek
Merciless Eviction
Illusionist’s Bracers

What We Mentioned in The End Step:
THE WARDED MAN by Peter V. Brett (The Demon Cycle series)
THE BLACK PRISM by Brent Weeks (The Lightbringer series)
IN THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss (Kingkiller Chronicles series)
THE WHEEL OF TIME by Robert Jordan
GAME OF THRONES by George RR Martin
RED RISING by Pierce Brown
ENDER’S GAME by Orson Scott Card
READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline
SNOWCRASH by Neal Stephenson

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