Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

Nusteyr on Gw standard cats (M19)

2 hours ago

It might be worth removing Blossoming Defense for another Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants and a Sacred Cat as the cat has great synergy with Ajani's Pridemate. Then you could go down a Leonin Vanguard for a Mentor of the Meek or Leonin Warleader.

Stazeeee on Honor Valor Glory (BW Knights)

8 hours ago

I think your deck is in a pretty good place pre rotation. The biggest weakness I see (and this is true of most aggro decks) is that you don't have many ways of gaining card advantage. You can go 1 for 1 easily but once you've run out of gas you've either won or are in a bad spot.

I could see you improving things a bit by dropping 2 Benalish Marshal for 2 Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants to force some 2 for 1 interactions from your opponent.

dasparkster101 on Not Illegal cards showing as ...

1 day ago

I wasn't sure where to put this, so here it is.

For some reason, Detection Tower and Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants are showing as illegal in EDH even though they are legal cards. Thought I'd let the people know who can fix it!

Stazeeee on Honor Valor Glory (BW Knights)

2 days ago

I've been seeing this knight's decklist being kicked around and it seems pretty solid. I think Paladin of Atonement with the pain lands Shefet Dunes and Ifnir Deadlands is pretty potent. The knight lords help boost him and it can be enough life gain to put you over the top of aggro and red. Paladin of Atonement can keep building up into a bigger threat if they don't remove it and when they finally do you get value. So that's something to consider in your own list.

As mentioned by multimedia the new planeswalker Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants benefits your deck in a lot of ways.

I do like how you included Shalai, Voice of Plenty over the other decklist. I'm not sure if it should be mainboard or sideboard, but either way it's a strong 4 drop that combos well with Dauntless Bodyguard like you mentioned.

If you have trouble with control you could include Kambal, Consul of Allocation in the sideboard. It works pretty well for me. I take out Knight of Malice or Knight of Grace for it depending on the color of the opponent's deck. They bleed out everytime they cast a spell. It's pretty helpful against certain aggro decks too (like wizards and red).

multimedia on Honor Valor Glory (BW Knights)

3 days ago

Hey, there's another reason to keep Freebooter it's another black permanent to give Grace a pump. Three plus power first strike is a real reason to play both Grace and Malice; more ways to pump Grace is good. Without Freebooter you're relying only on Malice and sideboard Blood Fast to pump Grace. I would increase the number of Freebooter to 3 or 4.

Another reason to play Freebooter with Knights is Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants. Consider 2-3x Ajani? His +1 and -2 are powerful with Grace, Malice and Dauntless and his -2 is good with Freebooter. Valiant, Ajani and Cast Out are strong four drops for Orzhov Knights.

Consider cutting Wilds for Unclaimed Territory? Wilds is really bad when two drops are so important for your strategy. Wilds also doesn't help with Dauntless which you would like to play turn one. You can name Human with Territory and be able to cast all the Knights and Freebooter with the land. Territory will speed up game play of the manabase a lot.

Goronagar on Reyhan Abzan

3 days ago

Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants could be a nice choice :)

ThatGrimGuy on Cats, Cats, Cats

5 days ago

Not sure, I'd say take out a single Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants and a Pride Sovereign due to color issues maybe.

Hexaflexagon on M19 WG Cats

6 days ago

Great deck! +1!

What is your main use for Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants? I am making a more lifelink version of your deck and I want to know what you use him for. Right now, I think I'm going to use him for his first and third abilities, as I dont have many creatures with cmc 2 or less.

(PS I haven't posted the deck on TO yet)

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