Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena 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."

Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants Discussion

Kingleil on Judith’s Sex Show

1 month ago

chrclgry I agree about Kitesail, and that’s why he is present in the sideboard. Swiftblade Vindicator is superior to Dire Fleet Daredevil in testing as a two drop that’s more versatile to help close out game one faster. It also triggers Hero of Precinct One .

Control spells will hit. I’m fine with Cast Down. If I have a Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants or Dauntless Bodyguard online, then there is a chance I’ll be able to protect my creatures. Control? Lol. If I make to turn four and they are not on their knees I’ve made a mistake or had a bad hand and kept it. Couple that with Tithe Taker and Unbreakable Formation and I should be ok. Making Settle the Wreckage five mana, or a Vraska's Contempt five mana comfortably puts me ahead of them. One Chance for Glory closes it out if I pull it.

I didn’t make this iteration of the deck though; as a note. This has been laddered to Platnium rank in Arena by BlackoutHS on Twitter. It is very effective against most decks. It rips apart Monoblue. Post board Kitesail is a champion. The win rate is now at 78% which is pretty refreshing in the standard meta. I’m taking it to a tournament tonight; just casual Standard Showdown but we will see what happens. I’m super hopeful!

Jimmy_Chinchila on Kemba's Cat Cafe

1 month ago

Radiant Destiny good. I’d run Rogue's Gloves over Mask of Memory , can’t imagine wanting to discard anything really. Caged Sun also. I don’t love Captain's Claws just flavor wise. Ajani, Caller of the Pride or Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants both solid. And you really really need Brimaz!

Cool deck, +1

lordnathan21 on Kitters

1 month ago

I would probably skip Ajani, Valiant Protector . Of the versions, I'd go with Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants or Ajani, Mentor of Heroes . I wouldn't have too many walkers in there though, it seems to be an aggro deck first, it won't hold up long enough to get tons of value out of them.

rofldiekatz on Wildcats - Arahbo Cat Tribal

1 month ago

Hi BladeofUmbra, Garruk, Primal Hunter s only purpose is his second ability. I see him as an improved version of Soul's Majesty since he is more flexible. He could maybe be switched out for Hunter's Prowess though. Ajani, Caller of the Pride can end games if you pair him with Lost Leonin as early as turn 3 so in my opinion he deserves the spot. Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants is more suited for the "going wide" route and doesn't work that good with the Arahbo voltron style. Ajani, Mentor of Heroes however is a really neat looking card both for the boost and the card draw. I will try to fit him in. Thanks a lot for your suggestions!

BladeofUmbra on Wildcats - Arahbo Cat Tribal

1 month ago

I'm not sure I understand the reason Garruk, Primal Hunter is in here, his tokens don't really get any benefit from Arahbo. I think a different Ajani like Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants or Ajani, Mentor of Heroes may fit better. They can either possibly make cats or let you pull whatever cats you want from the top of your deck.

Chatulio on Aristocrats™

1 month ago

Soooo this deck needs a shit load of rare wild cards which I don't have, so I made a budget version. On the plus side, I had the buffer the decks power with some mythics. I'm really liking Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants . and Elenda, the Dusk Rose

Ouroboros_47 on Legendary Knights

1 month ago

Chill_That_Bends glad I could help. One final change that I think might be nice is replacing the two Blackblade Reforged with a planeswalker. Either Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants for the damage boost and an eventual flood of cats or Karn, Scion of Urza for card draw. The blackblade just seems a bit slow to me.

triproberts12 on Elenda, Dusk Rose. Orzhov Vampires.

1 month ago

Props for not going easy mode with Edgar Markov .

As for suggestions, the best thing I think you could do to improve this deck is to make it more explosive. The way to do that would be to add free sacrifice outlets, along with creatures that provide you multiple bodies.

For bodies, I would add Hallowed Spiritkeeper , Lightning Coils , Belfry Spirit , Promise of Bunrei , Teysa, Orzhov Scion , Sorin, Lord of Innistrad , Sorin, Solemn Visitor , and Pawn of Ulamog .

For sac outlets, Viscera Seer , Indulgent Aristocrat , Bloodthrone Vampire , Bloodflow Connoisseur , Cartel Aristocrat , Blood Bairn , Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter , Vampire Aristocrat , and Yahenni, Undying Partisan are good vampire options. Sadistic Hypnotist , Dimir House Guard , Spawning Pit , Hidden Stockpile , Mind Slash are also good. What's important is that you can go off all at once. You want to sac a bunch of creatures to grow Elenda and sac her the same turn.

The other challenge you'll want to keep in mind is that Elenda, the Dusk Rose must go to your graveyard to get the trigger. That means If you want to recast her, you'll have to reanimate her or exile her from your graveyard. Bojuka Bog , Relic of Progenitus , Angel of Finality , God-Pharaoh's Gift (and Gate to the Afterlife !), Skeletal Scrying , Rescue from the Underworld , Necromancer's Covenant , Cremate , Seance , Planar Void , Goryo's Vengeance , Postmortem Lunge , Purgatory . Despoiler of Souls , Mistmoon Griffin , Purify the Grave , Offalsnout , Coffin Purge , Drudge Spell , Cryptwailing , Treacherous Vampire , and Consecrate / Consume , Angelic Renewal , Karmic Guide , Reveillark (the prior two being an infinite loop combo), Dread Return , Nim Deathmantle (there are combos with it and Ashnod's Altar , which you also want), Palace Siege , Bloodline Necromancer , Profane Command , Unburial Rites , Faith's Reward , Ever After , Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants , Hell's Caretaker . Apprentice Necromancer , Wake the Dead , Second Sunrise , Infernal Offering , Corpse Dance , Zombify , Resurrection , No Rest for the Wicked , and Footsteps of the Goryo , are all good options.

The final piece of the puzzle is making your sacrifices devastating. Dictate of Erebos , Butcher of Malakir , Grave Pact , Black Market , Harvester of Souls , Midnight Reaper , Grim Haruspex , Zulaport Cutthroat , Open the Graves , Blade of the Bloodchief , Ogre Slumlord , Athreos, God of Passage , and Dark Prophecy will help with that.

Teysa Karlov could also be very good in this deck with all the death triggers. Nothing wrong with good old value creatures like Solemn Simulacrum , either.

You could also use a few tribal things like Kindred Dominance , Konda's Banner , Cover of Darkness , Vampire Nocturnus , Vanquisher's Banner , Path of Ancestry , and Metallic Mimic .

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