Quote from ryansaxe »I almost always lean on the cheaper card in tough decisions like this. You can never have enough of those, where 4cmc+ boom booms have a limited economical need.
I will say, if Ayli is in the cube as a sacrifice outlet, I prefer Cartel Aristocrat in that slot. I've cubed with Cartel Aristocrat for a while now, and my group loves the card. It doesn't have the same "feel bad" of something like TNN because the gameplay often gives the opponent agency to beat a mini-progenitus. And it's a really complex card to play/maximize with your own resources. However if Ayli is in there because of a lifegain theme, that's a cool way to support it!
Quote from steve_man »Quote from TheCaper85 »Ayli, eternal pilgrim vs Seraph of the scales
IMO the answer to this question really comes down to analyzing your black / white / Orzhov section and asking yourself if you need another 2-drop or another 4-drop more.
Quote from TheCaper85 »Ayli, eternal pilgrim vs Seraph of the scales
Quote from ahadabans »I'd argue survivalist's value is heavily dependent on whether you are powered or unpowered. I ran that in my unpowered rare list and it was utter garbage.