Ajani Goldmane

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
2011 Core Set Mythic Rare
2010 Core Set Mythic Rare
Lorwyn Rare
Promo Set Mythic Rare

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Ajani Goldmane

Planeswalker — Ajani

+1: You gain 2 life.

-1: Put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control. Those creatures gain vigilance until end of turn.

-6: Put a white Avatar creature token onto the battlefield. It has "This creature's power and toughness are each equal to your life total."

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Ajani Goldmane Discussion

phc on Archenemy: Nicol Bolas

7 hours ago

This is a project I have been working on too. My goal to to finish putting together the rest of the gatewatch decks and a few more arch-foe decks as well. After going though the decks in the boxed set I came up with a list of criteria to help me balance the decks against each other. As each deck contains at least one legendary creature you could use those as a "commander" for the deck.

  • The Arch-Foe deck can use up to fifteen rare cards, and up to twenty uncommon cards.
  • The Ally decks can use up to ten rare cards, and up to fifteen uncommon cards.
  • Rare cards are restricted to only one copy per deck.
  • Uncommon cards are restricted to only two copies per deck.
  • Each deck should contain one Legendary creature.
  • The Ally Planeswalkers should cost between 3-5 CMC.
  • The Arch-Foe Planeswalker should cost between 4-7 CMC.
  • Each deck should be built along a particular theme.

These are the decks I am currently constructing

Gatewatch

Arch-Foes

iAzire on Archenemy: Nicol Bolas

9 hours ago

I expect I'm not the first person to say this but I want to make Commander decks for the Archenemy: Nicol Bolas set. I figure it would be a lot of fun and something nifty to have.

I will be wanting all decks in paper, as that's when they will be played. I will want them (semi)balanced, as in the Archenemy doesn't win every game but has a good chance.

I figure this also gives me an opportunity to add Gatewatch members that aren't playable in the box set. Ajani, Jace, and Liliana are all missing.

Doing this creates a Commander decision issue. Would I use the creature cards? If I did that, Ajani couldn't have a deck.

There is also the possibility of using their namesake cards as the Commander. This would give it a better feeling of Planeswalkers battling as each would at least be in the Command Zone and would be much easier to cast each game.

Along the same line of using a Planeswalker as the Commander, I could just pick their best version to use that.

The question would then be, what to do for Nissa and Ajani? Would I use Mono Walkers, or their Multi colored cards for more variety. What supports this idea is that Nissa's Precon deck is .

I believe Ajani would probably be the better strategy, but fits thematically as that was the Walker released in the Ajani v. Bolas Duel Deck.

Anybody have thoughts, opinions, help to offer? Commander choices will be important, whether the decks have other Planeswalker cards in them matters, overall deck strategy for each character would help.

Chopwood on Lifegain

2 weeks ago

Looks like a fun deck! Do you mainly play casual with your friends? This deck I quite slow for modern, but if it's kitchen magic then it's probably no problem. Still I would replace most (or all) of your high mana spells, since there are many more efficient wincons and life gain options. I understand if you don't want to remove Felidar Sovereign, since it's the basis of the deck, but I have some suggestions for the others. But you should remember that it can be killed very easily by an opponent with some basic removal in the deck. Aside from the guardian, life gain in itself is not a wincon, therefore you should add creatures that pose a big threat on their own!

In general, if you have a card with CMC (converted mana cost) 5 or more it really need to be powerful to be worth it. Also, with this curve you REALLY need more lands, at the very least 26 or 27. If you cut some of the more costly spells you can reduce this to 24 lands. But I would strongly recommend you to cut most of the spells with CMC more than 4 and add a lot of CMC 1 and 2 spells. Also, Eternal Dragon and Karmic Guide are not modern legal, if you only play with your friends then it's not that important, but it's good to know.

Some card you might find useful:

----Lands----

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx - Can really ramp this deck, making it easier to cast the high mana spells. No more than 2x.

Kabira Crossroads - Comes in tapped but gives you 2 life. 2-4x.

Seraph Sanctuary - Gain life when an angel enters the battlefield. 2-4x depending of how much colored mana you need and on how many angels you have.

Emeria, The Sky Ruin - If you're going to have a lot of plains in play this can be an interesting card, it's not too good though. Perhaps it's better to have 2x Windbrisk Heights.

More lands in general!

----Expensive ($) Creatures----

Gisela, the Broken Blade - Nice card, even without the meld mechanic. Only down side is that is dies to bolt. Have max 3x. It's a bit expensive.

Baneslayer Angel - One of the best angels, just as Gisela it's a bit expensive, but this one can really dominate the battlefield! 3-4x.

Archangel of Thune - The best one can have angel in a life gain deck. However, it's REALLY expensive.

Kitchen Finks - Again, expensive, but solid life gain and a wonderful creature at that!

Serra Ascendant - One more an expensive card, but this is really what you need in a deck like this.

Rhox Faithmender - Not sure it's interesting, but can boost you at the end. No more than 2x.

----Budget Creatures----

Martyr of Sands - Can give you a lot of life, only remember that lands are colorless cards (that includes Plains!).

Soldier of the Pantheon - A nice little critter, if you play against a multicolored deck this guy can give you a lot of life.

Knight of Meadowgrain - A nice 2 drop.

Knight of the White Orchid - No life gain here, but it can save you when you're mana screwed!

Ajani's Pridemate - Doesn't give you life, but it grows when you get life. It's good. 2-4x.

Ranger of Eos - Let's you find 2 Martyr of Sands, 2-4x.

Soul Warden - Good whn you have a lot of cheap creatures.

Soul's Attendant - Same as above.

Divinity of Pride - It's really big turn 5 if you've played your cards right, 2-3x.

----Non-creature spells----

Sunspring Expedition - Very nice life gain, a solid 1-drop that gives you 8 life at instant speed three turns later. 4x.

Rest for the Weary - Nice life gain spell, 4x.

Path to Exile - When it comes to removal this spell is one of the very best in magic. It's a bit expensive to buy, but really "Worth it". 3-4x, no more 4 CMC removal!. Budget alternatives are Condemn and Journey to Nowhere. Oblivion Ring is nice since it can target artifacts, enchantments and planeswalkers as well as creatures!

Congregate - Good if you add more low CMC creatures in the deck. Also good against decks with a lots of creatures.

Celestial Mantle - Boosts a creature (Makes a 1 drop a wincon) and doubles you life! 1-2x.

Elixir of Immortality- Can be something for the deck. 0-4x, depending on what you have to cut in it's stead. It's nice recurring life gain.

Chalice of Life - Interesting card, can really hit you opponent hard if you manage to flip it early.

Invincible Hymn - Use in combination with Elixir of Immortality, and gain 50+ life! Max 1x!

Ajani Goldmane - Planeswalker who's a cat as well as gives you life, can it get any better?

Day of Judgment - Replace all your sweepers with this, it's the best sweeper you can get without paying a lot of money. However, if you really manage to lower your mana curve Dusk / Dawn, which you already have might actually be better. No more than 2-4x in the deck of the one you choose, depending on how many creatures of what CMC you have.

Defy Death - If you want to return a creature from your graveyard you might want to use this spell.


Obviously it's impossible for you to include all the cards I've suggested, but I hope it gives you some alternatives you can think about. Look at the cards, think it over and make a budget, never spend more than necessary or more than you can afford (the last part I still need to learn!). I would really recommend you to lower the mana curve, aim for average CMC 3 for max 3.5, but the lower you manage to lower it the better! Modern is a fast format.

Yes, I am procrastinating. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

TitanWalls on I'm going off the rails on a crazy gain

2 weeks ago

Almost forgot! If you're aiming to use this in long games, Wall of Reverence and Well of Lost Dreams are absolutely fantastic.

Also, Ajani Goldmane and Chaplain's Blessing might be good additions, too. I'll stop now...

reeljazz7 on See Here Meow

2 weeks ago

Have you thought about adding Enchanted Evening for an infinite tokens combo with Ajani's Chosen? If you do, make sure you have some way to interrupt the combo or you'll end up in a draw.

Some other cards I think might work well here are, Honor of the Pure, Brave the Elements, Oketra's Monument, and maybe Whitemane Lion.

If you want a Planeswalker or two, I'd suggest, Ajani, Caller of the Pride or Ajani Goldmane.

BlueElectivire on Budget Karl B/W lifegain EDH

2 weeks ago

hoardofnotions look, i run card such as Ajani Goldmane even though they are hard on the budget as little treats for the budget left. I may replace the land you talked about but the mana rocks stay bc although they are 3 drops they still produce colored mana. I haven't had a chance to look on the other cards yet bc im on mobile and it is super frustrating. Thanks for suggesting!

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