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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
3 days ago
Hey, KiroiSenko, welcome to TappedOut :) Conclave Cavalier is a good suggestion, the card is definitely strong, but it's not amazing enough to have to change the manabase for it's CMC. It's CMC is very difficult to consistently make. I'm playing Steel Leaf Champion he's a core Elf, many people including myself say he is the reason to play green in Standard. Even with Unclaimed Territory's help (Cavalier is a Knight) it's still too difficult to play both Champion and Cavalier in the same deck, is the problem. Adding Song of Freyalise back into the deck would help.
If I was going to add a card four drop to this deck it would be Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants. Ajani is very versatile being a counters engine or reanimation of Thorn, Emmara or Collector. He's very good with Collector and Emmara putting counters on either getting Collector closer to trample and giving Emmara more toughness so she can safely attack. I'm currently playing one Ajani in the sideboard, wish I could play more, but can't consistently cast cards.
Lava Coil is going to be a big problem for midrange decks in Standard. It's the card red aggro needed to combat Champion, Rekindling Phoenix and Nicol Bolas, the Ravager Flip. If Cavalier get killed by Coil it's exiled and as a result I don't get the tokens. Loxodon also has 4 toughness, but I got value from him when he ETB since he gives all creatures used to convoke him counters. I'm less upset if Coil exiles Loxodon.
Pelt Collector is an amazing card and I've taken your advice and added a fourth copy cutting 1x Seal Away, thanks. I'm not willing to cut a creature to add a fourth Collector, but cutting 1x Seal is fine. Four Collector does make him potentially worse as a top deck later in the game, but it also increases the consistently, my chances of having him turn one which is more important for the strategy of this deck.
Adding blue for Bant will have to wait until Jan. 2019. Then all ten Shock lands will be in Standard and it will be a wild ride for brewing in Standard. When this deck has access to Breeding Pool then blue and Bant has potential for Negate and Hadana's Climb Flip. Mirror Image is an interesting suggestion, but I don't think it's good enough card to warrant cutting something else. Maybe as a one of.
4 days ago
I don't think that 4 Dawn of Hope Would be good here, the only real lifegain element to the deck comes from the Haazda Marshal tokens and I suppose the Emmara, Soul of the Accord. If it's your preferred draw engine and you want to keep it I'd drop down to 2 copies, and then use the extra space to fill out your 4 slot with something like mainboard Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants or Shalai, Voice of Plenty
4 days ago
Goblin Chainwhirler is still a powerful card. It seems really good, even if it won't get hit with the mentor ability that often. Relentless Raptor is another great body that is cheap in mana. In fact, it's fine if it dies. It has the ability to come back due to Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants. One thing to note is you have 5 copies of lightning strike currently... Another thing is that I would HIHGLY recommend GY hate. A lot of the new mechanics revolve around it, so having a way to shut those down will be very important.
4 days ago
Gifted Aetherborn won't be following the rest of the deck post rotation.
so outside of having a tutor effect and bishop the deck is mostly vampires to be vampires? What if you tried the deck with more of a knight theme, Danitha Capashen, Paragon could make 2/3rds of your combo cost cheaper (History of Benalia is very good for putting a fast clock). The 2 cmc hexproof knights also do beats well.
On Serra's Wings can provide lifelink redundancy, Shalai, Voice of Plenty can protect your famished knight from being blown out with 2 for 1's when you go to build the combo. Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle(and/or Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants) could also work well when you go to cast a wand and they killed your famished, make the deck legendary heavy enough and Mox Amber could be a legitimate mana rock!
(continued ramblings as this comment maybe half asleep written)
6 days ago
For Bbohl16: Mikaeus, the Lunarch would be an amazing addition to this deck! I can drop him for as little as two mana and then grow him/ use him to grow everything else. I love it!
For ZendikariWol: Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants would indeed be nice if I had a lower curve on my creatures but that is sadly not the case. Additionally his ult is rather underwhelming compared to the other versions I already have in this deck. Witch-Maw Nephilim/Managorger Hydra are both great cards for this deck and I will be adding them to my list!
In regards to Abzan Falconer, Abzan Battle Priest, and Tuskguard Captain: I'll admit I have a personal distaste for these three cards but I already have workarounds in the deck that provide more utility/ are harder to remove. Atraxa, Praetors' Voice has lifelink already, Nylea, God of the Hunt gives everything trample with the benefit of being very hard to remove, and Hadana's Climb Flip can generate +1/+1 counters/ make me fly/ double my power & toughness. Also I have several creatures that are unblockable/ make my things unblockable.
Thank you both of you for the suggestions/comments and I hope I managed to make my reasoning for accepting/declining your suggestions clear.
1 week ago
So 2 suggestions: Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants and Witch-Maw Nephilim/Managorger Hydra. People cast lots of spells in commander and Ajani might be able to get back some dead fellows (though he would be better if your mana curve were a touch lower). Also, windmill slam Abzan Falconer and Abzan Battle Priest, and maybe Tuskguard Captain. First two are some fierce wincons, and in a flier meta the Captain is a good replacement for Falconer.
1 week ago
Hi DeadStrife. Thanks a lot for the comment and the up vote! It is great to get some feedback, even when we still are in spoiler season, so a lot can change.
I would like to answer each of your points:
I would not go below 25 unless I would cut two 5 drops. This deck and standard in general, you need to hit your land drops. This deck really wants to be able to play on curve, and at least be able to potentially activate Resplendent Angel at some point consistently. The deck does lack card draw. Losing Chandra, Torch of Defiance really hurts this deck, and I have considered many different options, and Mentor of the Meek could come into the mainboard, but I think it would hurt the overall gameplay game 1. Huatli, Warrior Poet is just a bit of testing and for fun. Ideally she would be the new Tajic ! Or Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants, but you would need to play 8-12 two drops for him to shine. Weatherlight is sweet! Always wanted that card to work, but is a little slow. Abrade not being in standard anymore might make it work. Sarkhan's Unsealing is a no-no. Lyra Dawnbringer is the only way to trigger the card, and to make it work you need to play much more higher end creatures.
The problem I have with Boros Challenger is that the mentor ability lends itself to be better in an aggressive deck. The power level is a little low, and Mentor does not strike me as a great constructed ability you want to be build around. If you want to synergize your creatures and play with the mentor ability, I would play Goblin Banneret and Boros Challenger. Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice and Legion Warboss does have mentor, but I would argue that this a just extra topping, since we are playing them for the static abilities. As I told Southland,Knight of Grace is better. Also gets the trigger with History of Benalia.
I am going to change a lot of the numbers and the deck in general the next weeks to come. Still needs some testing, but it could be a fun deck to play at FNM. I tend to tune things and see how far you can take it, so please comeback in a bit of time and check it out again if you are interested. Again, thanks a bunch for the comment and suggestions!
Another thing I'm considering is adding blue to really spice things up, and make it as close to Jeskai Aggro we saw in INN-RAV standard, but Mantis Rider might be a bit too good for standard again ;)
1 week ago
I imagine you're running way too many lands. I think the big issue this deck has (and just R/W in general usually has) is it's lack of draw. Consider adding your Mentor of the Meek to the main board or a second Arch of Orazca for some much needed draw. Huatli might be a little under utilized compared to another angel, but I think she'll be fine overall. All in all a fun deck list I think if you can get it rolling. That's an easy +1 from me.
For new card suggestions, Sarkhan's Unsealing could add some extra bang to the entrance of your biggest angels. Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants assists your little guys and mentors. I think if we're looking at pure fun, I think the Weatherlight is a blast to play with in Midrange and it'll help you get Aurelia and Lyra super quick, and it can be piloted easily enough by your setup's 3 drops.
Everything passed this is kinda safe to ignore if you're happy with your deck as Midrange. While it's kind of a moot point since you're not aggro, I agree with Southland in that Boros Challenger has potential, but if you're dead set on triggering Path of Mettle, consider Sunhome Stalwart. Knight of Grace is good and pretty darn cool, and it doesn't die to black removal or Vraska, Golgari Queen but it's not going to help push the game for you or synergize with Aurelia.
Lastly, I think your deck lends itself really well to a Tempo build with your current costs. Consider looking into Goblin Banneret, he can even Mentor your Angels if you give him a chance! Playing the Goblin or Healer's Hawk gives you a nice curve to play your angels into, and they're both great Mentor targets. It's not quite aggro, because you'd be playing them as filler creatures hoping to get some advantageous trades as your opponent burns removal on them. It's just a little more buffer room for you to sweep the game with your Angel Army when Resplendent Angel and Lyra Dawnbringer hit the board.
Obviously keep a look out for the new GRN cards, since Tajic, Blade of the Legion will be (probably) getting a new card. He maaaaaaaay be useful for you. :)