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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
6 days ago
Good Start here. I also built an orzhov lifegain deck early on when getting into EDH.
Some cards I'd rec:Rhox Faithmender, Wall of Limbs, Beacon of Immortality, Crypt Incursion, Boon Reflection, Celestial Mantle, One Thousand Lashes, Pillory of the Sleepless, Tainted Sigil, Chalice of Life Flip, Marble Chalice,
2 weeks ago
Soul's Attendant (if nothing else, switch out two of the Soul Wardens to lessen the effectiveness of cards like Bile Blight and Echoing Decay). Chalice of Life Flip would work well, as would many of the monowhite planeswalkers. Ajani Goldmane and Ajani, Caller of the Pride take advantage of the lifegain best and most versions of Elspeth are good with weenies.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Ok, I'm gonna preface this a bit. I love planeswalkers. All of them. (Except for you-know-who) Any planeswalkers I mention in here is not because they aren't good. It's not because they shouldn't be in your deck. It's simply because you have to make cuts, and there are some that may not perform as well as others. I'll try to spell out the reasons as well as possible. Keep in mind, an argument, a good one, could he made for keeping each and every one of them. But something's gotta go. So let's get down to it.
The afore-mentioned Tezzeret, Master of Metal
Sorin Markov: One of my favorite planeswalkers. But, it's a possible cut because of the . Also, in a deck that's not built around swinging, the 10 life isn't that strong. If you win, it'll either be from an overwhelmingly planeswalker-controlled boardstate, or probably commander damage. The 10 life ability is good for quick reversals, but your deck isn't built for the follow through. And while his third ability is fun, it usually isn't game-changing. Not in a multiway.
Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath: Anything he can do she can do better. Too ability is life gain. (The ping is negligible) Atraxa does that. His second ability is flying blockers. Atraxa does that. His third ability, it's ok, but you don't have that much of a creature base to work from. And other than that, he doesn't interact too much. Doesn't do that much that helps you. Unless you need flying blockers. And again, Atraxa does that. (Might sub out for Ob Nixilis Reignited, actually. The card draw is fantastic, and you have life gain. He can remove problem creatures, and his ult /kills/ someone. Period, really)
Liliana of the Dark Realms: Super easy pic. You don't run swamps. Maybe if you get out Urborg. But regardless, her first ability is useless. Her second is ok with Urborg, but I'd just run Ob Nixilis Reignited if you wanna kill something. Her third ability, makes black mana. You play planeswalkers. You don't need tons of black mana that much. And again, that's only if you have an Urborg I'd axe her first.
Jace Beleren and Jace, the Living Guildpact: Both are just mediocre. With Atraxa, then Beleren is just one card per turn. (Again, run Ob Nixilis Reignited) Guildpact bounces your other planeswalkers, but that's it. And you have two other planeswalkers that do that already. I'd take out both of these, and add in Jace, Unraveler of Secrets. Card draw with scry, bounce protection for if they have something threatening your planeswalkers that Atraxa can't deal with (e.g. big flying indestructible angel), and the main reason, his ult wins games. Seriously, you ult him, that's probably game right there. Cut 2, add him, and you're down another card.
Ajani Goldmane: Lifegain, Atraxa does it. A +1/+1 counter as his minus. It's not bad, but you have other Ajani that give counters. This is just underwhelming. His ult, one big creature, that dies to a doom blade, fails to a chump blocker, or gets obliterated by one of your own many boardwipes. It's not a bad ult, but it doesn't really win games. I'd definitely cut him.
That's my list for possible planeswalker cuts. It's a total of 7, which if you add the two I suggested in, would leave you with 21 planeswalkers, more than enough to be a respectable planeswalker deck. And then you'd only be 4 cards over.
Anyhow, I know cutting sucks. I hope this helped.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Yes, he was too powerful for the Plane and had to anchor himself. We don't know why though. What I mean by that is we don't know if he is too powerful to manifest on any Plane, or if that specific Plane was just weak.
To answer the second part of your question, Bolas chose to separate his mind from his body.
From what we know, Bolas has defeated Teferi (I believe killing him), he killed Ugin, he EASILY defeated the combined effort of Tezzeret and Jace. Jace is supposed to be some amazingly powerful Mind Mage, yet Bolas was easily able to overpower Tezzeret and Jace, MENTALLY.
I don't remember exactly, did Bolas kill Venser or did it work out some other way? I know Venser is dead, and Bolas was involved, yet I don't remember if Bolas killed Venser.
From my standpoint, if we look at who Bolas has already defeated and those that have failed to defeat him, he easily has the upper hand.
Gideon Jura No interaction with Bolas that I am aware of, threat level: insignificant
Nissa Revane No interaction with Bolas that I am aware of, threat level: could be dangerous due to her connection to Leylines
Jace Beleren Easily defeated by Bolas with help from Tezzeret, manipulated into releasing the Eldrazi by Bolas, threat level: insignificant
Chandra Nalaar Manipulated into releasing the Eldrazi by Bolas, threat level: probably insignificant as Bolas planned her presence
Liliana Vess Much interaction with Bolas in the past, they have always worked together, threat level: high for the Gatewatch as given an ultimatum, Liliana may side with Bolas due to his knowledge of her demon masters and his ability to regain much of the lost power from the Mending
Ajani Goldmane Has fought Bolas in the past, knew he was too weak to defeat him so it tried some trickery and created a Bolas clone, threat level: could be dangerous but unlikely Bolas would allow Ajani to do the same thing twice lowering his threat level
Bolas doesn't really have competition in the Gatewatch. The fact that Bolas planned on Sarkhan, Jace, and Chandra being on Zendikar to release the Eldrazi, he doesn't fear them. As he made this entire plan, it is almost certain he knows of Nissa and planned on her participation as well. I also suspect that Chandra may follow Liliana if Liliana were to leave the Gatewatch.
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1 month ago
1 month ago
Just go full retard with Mayael's Aria and add Serra Avatar, Ajani Goldmane, Wall of Reverence, Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant and Idyllic Tutor or some other sort of tutoring. Felidar Sovereign works too, although that depends on your playgroup. Felidar can sometimes be considered a bit too "easy" for a win condition in commander, and might be subject to house rules. Angelic Chorus and True Conviction are fun too, if you still want more white stuff.