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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
1 week ago
Hi I run a similar deck and found that March of the Multitudes is literally a game winner. The fact that it is an instant is amazing. Dropping a literal army in their end step is ridiculous. Especially if you can follow it up with a Trostani. (you can also use this to piss of control players who have held back mana)
You also do not need to run all the land/land fetches you have, I run 22 lands and 3 flower//flourish and don't get staved. IMHO you really do not need the 2 guides I think you would notice a full play-set of saproling migration.
Against control match ups it might be worth considering having Mentor of the Meek, Dawn of Hope, Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants and/or a Huatli, Radiant Champion in the side board to give you more draw especially if you can double spell into one on a turn they are not expecting. All of these give a very nice card advantage so you don't fizzle out.
I also think your best curve is T1 legions landing T2 saproling migration T3 venerated loxodon or swing with 3 creatures and transform legions landing.
Thanks for reading, -Ed
1 week ago
Well, Naya will have the exact same problems as Selesnya does... Not enough resiliency, too difficult to recover.
There's too much efficient creature removal in Standard right now. Deafening Clarion/Ritual of Soot are too good at stopping Elves who aren't prepared to be able to recover quickly. Settle the Wreckage is nonexistent in current Standard even in Jeskai Control it's not the go to board wipe which is a big help for Elves. This allows for more options and I don't feel like I have to play Shalai.
Beast Whisperer is an option for resiliency (he's currently in the sideboard), but he's too fragile to count on him living. Find / Finality is the reason I'm now playing black and either card side is a mana sink for Grand Warlord Radha's ability to make mana. Find is also good with Whisperer as a way to recur it and another Elf. Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants just wasn't cutting it for recovery and his mana cost was actually too difficult to consistently make while also wanting to play Steel Leaf Champion. Flower did help, but relying on it is very problematic. Find can recur Champion this makes it pretty powerful with Elves.
Radha is the reason I'm now playing red again, but without having Stomping Ground limits the use of nonElf red spells I can play. Only Radha works thanks to Unclaimed Territory and Rootbound Crag. Adventurous Impulse and Glowspore Shaman also help to find Territory, but only 9 sources including Territory of red for Radha is pretty low--Stomping will for sure help. Radha's ramp is good with Vivien Reid and Vivien is excellent right now in Standard. Banefire (currently in the sideboard) is good with Radha as a mana sink, but I don't feel comfortable playing more Banefire when I'm realistically counting on Radha's ability to make red mana to cast it. More Banefire and Lava Coil/Fight with Fire are possible when we can play Stomping.
I played Radha with Elves for quite a while in Dominaria/M19 Standard and a big reason to continue to play her is the wonderful potential aggressive curve of Collector, Thorn, Champion, Radha. I have returned to playing this curve because turns out it's one of the best with current Elves; a turn one Collector can add a lot of power to this curve. The curve however needs something and I believe Find is what is needed. This curve can be disrupted, but it's difficult to completely stop everything.
Find is efficient recovery, get back two Elves that were killed and Radha's mana ability makes a potentially fast recovery. Thorn and Clancaller are excellent with Radha because they are Elves who can also be mana sinks. Territory is also a pretty powerful land with Elves; I want to take advantage of it since it alone lets me play other colored Elves and not have to worry as much about hurting the consistency of turn one Llanowar or casting Champion. Radha's four toughness survives Clarion and Soot doesn't kill Radha. This combined with her ability to make mana is very good with Elves right now.
1 week ago
Both planeswalkers will give you alot of tokens for their Ultimate's. Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants can bring back key cats for different situations (Qasali Pridemage, Pride Sovereign, Ajani's Pridemate, Adorned Pouncer).
2 weeks ago
Nice deck idea Maanya ! I like the deck but feel there could be some tweaks that the deck would benefit from! I don't play standard much but I have a few suggestions about some creatures you could possibly run. Sacred Cat if you don't draw your Healer's Hawk then this would also be good!
Adorned Pouncer double strike on turn 2? I think that's pretty useful, and having Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants would def make this pretty nasty. As well as being able to bring both these cards back if they were to die is a kicker!
Famished Paladin a dope beat stick early game and it has synergy with the different cards that allow you to gain life, effectively giving it vigilance.
Daring Skyjek another potentially nasty card considering you're swinging with multiple creatures a turn.
Everdawn Champion for 3 cmc you may effectively take on a blocker or have your opponent use a removal spell on this card every turn! Who wouldn't want a creature that doesn't die through combat, for 3 cmc I'd say this is a fair trade off.
2 weeks ago
good concept but a little greedy with the bombs, particularly short in the 2-drop area. This deck is not the aggro it claims to be, or you would be running Adanto Vanguard. Honestly 10 2-mana spells should be good in the mainboard, so I'd go 4 KOG, 4 Adanto, and 2 Honor Guard (as well as 2 honor guard in SB). Those 2 field of ruins in the sideboard may as well be right in the mainboard (22 plains is plenty for Benalish Marshal to be cast on curve). You've need room for Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants anyway.
Dawn of Hope definitely belongs here as well, at least in the sideboard. Drawing a card here and there at your own pace is a great solution to your deck's clear vulnerability to running out of gas. The Immortal Sun works there too, which you totally safely include include at your current manabase. Check out my deck here, which mainboards both: Fountain of Hope
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1 month ago
Hey, nice first attempt.
For your current deck consider 4x History of Benalia, 4x Knight of Grace, 4x Clifftop Retreat, 3x more Foundry, 2x Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants, 3x Conclave Tribunal, 1x more Aurelia and 4x Lightning Strike?
I realize I'm suggesting a lot of cards and I'm doing this because you're trying to make a competitive deck for FNM and these cards can help. First your manabase needs to be improved; Boros Guildgate is not a land you want to play when trying to be competitive as well as playing so many two drops. Turn four is very important to potentially play Aurelia; you don't want your fourth turn land drop to prevent you from playing Aurelia. If you can't afford more Foundries than consider Clifftop Retreat? Ideally you want 4x Retreat and 4x Foundries for a competitive Boros manabase.
If budget is a concern than strongly consider only playing one color (white)? With only white then you don't need to worry about the manabase (all plains, no extra cost to get dual lands which are expensive). This is better, more competitive than playing subpar competitive dual lands (Guildgates). If you choose this direction then consider mono white aggro instead of Boros aggro? White Weenie as it is called, can be competitive as well as semi-budget for a Standard deck with History of Benalia, Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants, Legion's Landing Flip and sideboard Settle the Wreckage as the most expensive cards. Are these cards required to make the deck competitive? No, but they help a lot especially History. If I had to choose a card from these expensive options to get a playset of it would be History.
The white aggro strategy is centered around Venerated Loxodon and Benalish Marshal to pump your weenie army up fast. The majority of the creature base are one and two drop creatures as these are best with a strategy using Loxodon; getting a quick board presence of creatures and then convoking Loxodon with all them.
Knight of Grace, Marshal and History make up a powerful Knight tribal subtheme. Grace is a good card right now in Standard because black (Golgari) is everywhere and he can get a pump from your opponent's black permanent and he can't be targeted by Ravenous Chupacabra who is a staple right now with black and Golgari.
If you're interested in these ideas then I will continue with more advice. Would you like more advice?
1 month ago
Swiftblade Vindicator seems like a very strong card, but I'm not sure we have the manabase to support a red two-drop. I'm trying to keep the red cards to high costed later game cards, and I'm not sure I'd play Swiftblade Vindicator over either Emmara, Soul of the Accord or Shanna, Sisay's Legacy.
Huatli, Radiant Champion is a possibility for the deck, but I think I'd rather just play Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants.
Thanks for the suggestion!