Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Mythic Rare

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Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants

Legendary Planeswalker — Ajani

+1: Put a +1/+1 counter on each of up to two target creatures.

-2: Return target creature card with converted mana cost 2 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield.

-7: You get an emblem with "At the beginning of your end step, create three 1/1 white Cat creature tokens with lifelink."

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Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants Discussion

willwrdn on RNA Aristocrats

1 day ago

Looks neat! I think that, like my deck, yours could benefit from a bit of recursion. What are your thoughts on Gruesome Menagerie , or maybe a 1x of Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants

multimedia on Standard Aristocrat Tokens *Feedback*

4 days ago

Hey, nice brew for new Standard, Priest of Forgotten Gods looks like an amazing card.

Consider building the aristocrat strategy around 4x Gutterbones , 4x Priest and afterlife, especially 4x Tithe Taker , but also Ministrant of Obligation ? Priest and Gutterbones have great synergy because when you sac two creatures Priest makes your opponent lose 2 life thus you can use the two mana Priest makes to then recur Gutterbones. Teysa's ability happens when Priest sacs creatures and Priest's sac ability is extremely good, doubling it can be busted.

Consider Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants ? Ajani can reanimate Priest, Taker, other two drop afterlife creatures such as Imperious Oligarch . Being able to reanimate afterlife two drops is nice to more easily use Priest's sac ability. If you get to ultimate Ajani then a constant stream of Cat tokens can be repeatable fuel for Priest. Putting +1/+1 counters on flying Spirit tokens is also good.

Good luck with your deck.

Daedalus19876 on Experimental Teysa Superfriends

1 week ago

Okay! Now that I have a few more minutes to write detailed responses...

IAmTheWraith: Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants has been...surprisingly helpful? He's not the most powerful walker in the world, but his ult is neat (and this deck can actually get there). The 3 white tokens per turn are one free exile with Teysa. I could see Ajani, Caller of the Pride in that slot I suppose, but I wanted my wincons to not be defeated by a board wipe (hence why I've largely avoided "one-time" token effects). I may rethink this in the future.

Liliana, Death's Majesty has been AMAZING in this deck. Sure, her ult doesn't help much, but her -3 is invaluable and her +1 is really nice, to produce a consistent stream of blockers/sac fodder (not to mention the fantastic art). Liliana Vess is definitely an option, though - I'm still tinkering with my PW composition.

TheRedGoat: I've included The Chain Veil in the newest draft here, but it's been pretty inconsistent. I'll keep testing. I'll also see if I can find a home for Gideon, Ally of Zendikar here.

Suns_Champion: Thanks! I'm not surprised you like it, TBH, since Elspeth, Sun's Champion is one of the central cards XD

I'm not fully convinced by Oath of Liliana, but Oath of Gideon seems pretty decent here. I do not like Deploy the Gatewatch, since you need twenty-eight PWs in your deck to consistently hit 2 in the top 7 cards. And I'll think on Selfless Spirit!

Thank you all for your advice! (And is there anything you'd change in the newer draft?)

IAmTheWraith on Experimental Teysa Superfriends

1 week ago

Hey there! I was called, some things that interest me...

Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants seems really unimpactful to me. I would recommend a different, more high powered walker for this deck, and looking over what is in the maybeboard I think that either Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath or Ajani, Caller of the Pride would be a better fit, as they can play a long game better while working towards their ultimates.

Another walker I'm interested in seeing is Liliana, Death's Majesty. I'm not sure of your personal experience, but wouldn't Liliana Vess be a better fit here? Same mana cost, seems much more versatile. Thoughts?

Also, Oath of Gideon can help speed things along and protect your board.

Something you can think about if you add more walkers is Deploy the Gatewatch, it can put so much more than 6 mana into play.

Again, just some thoughts. Hope things go well!

Deruvid on Abzan Human counters

1 week ago

I'm also in favor of dropping Mardu Hateblade for another copy of Champion of the Parish. Did you mean Angelic Overseer instead of Angelic Skirmisher? The skirmisher's not bad, but at 6 mana and not a human, it just doesn't play well here.

If your budget allows it, swapping your comes-into-play-tapped lands for Fetchlands would be a great upgrade. If you're looking for +1/+1 counters and returning small creatures to the battlefield, then I"d recommend Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants over Liliana in the planeswalker slot.

Esbilon on Selesnya Knights

1 month ago

I have no idea how to draw cards as white in Standard. Let me know if you figure it out ;)

That said, value is the way to go I guess. Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants can buff your squad and bring back dead 2 drops, Resplendent Angel creates tokens and History of Benalia is a 2 for 1. If you do add red, remember that while Deafening Clarion is primarily a board-sweeper, its ability to give all your creatures lifelink can be very relevant if you have a couple of Resplendent Angels in play and your opponent has no presence in the air.

Ovlibion on kitties

1 month ago

Lemme sugest you some good shit my boi: Leonin Vanguard, Sacred Cat, Steppe Lynx, Wild Nacatl, Brimaz, King of Oreskos (bit out-of-Budget but an absolute lad), Qasali Ambusher and everyone's favourite pussy, my dude AJANI. Ajani, Mentor of Heroes, Ajani Vengeant and Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants are my hottest takes but since there are plenty of Ajanis and all fit in a midrange creature-based deck you can choose a more budget option. Hope it helped you!

babushkasara on Kittens into Lions

1 month ago

Cascading Cataracts seems unnecessary in a two color deck, unless it's included because CATaracts in which case, carry on. Charge and Pride of Conquerors both seem better than Inspired Charge.

Revitalize is...not a good card, especially for EDH. It just doesn't have a big enough impact to merit a card slot. Likewise for Root Snare - fog effects aren't worthwhile unless you take advantage of them in some way which this deck does not.

Beneath the Sands could be replaced with Cultivate -two lands for the same cmc. I'd look into more ramp as well, you probably want to aim for around 10 sources and I think I count 6-7 right now.

You ABSOLUTELY need some more removal. A Day of Judgment or Rout would be great. Even a Martial Coup to rebuild your tokens. Disenchant or Naturalize for enchantments and artifacts, Beast Within for other pesky things.

If you're playing Oath of Ajani, consider adding some Ajani planeswalkers! Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants adds counters to multiple creatures and Ajani, Caller of the Pride could ult into lots of cats.

You don't currently have much in the way of +1/+1 counter synergies as far as I could see so you might want to find some more sources of the counters. Hungry Lynx is a good option.

Cards I'd remove:

  • Beneath the Sands
  • Revitalize
  • Root Snare
  • Inspired Charge
  • Luxa River Shrine
  • Filigree Familiar
  • Longtusk Cub - no way to make more energy
  • Oreskos Swiftclaw - there's better cats
  • Riparian Tiger - energy dependent

Cards I'd Add:

  • Charge
  • Pride of Conquerors
  • Cultivate
  • Rishkar's Expertise - great card draw
  • Huatli, Radiant Champion - can easily be emblemed for card draw
  • Day of Judgment
  • Rout
  • Naturalize
  • Disenchant
  • Ajani, Caller of the Pride
  • Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants
  • Hungry Lynx
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