Ajani, Mentor of Heroes

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Journey into Nyx (JOU) Mythic Rare

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Ajani, Mentor of Heroes

Planeswalker — Ajani

+1: Distribute three +1/+1 counters among one, two, or three target creatures you control.

+1: Look at the top four cards of your library. You may reveal an Aura, creature, or planeswalker card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

-8: You gain 100 life.

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Ajani, Mentor of Heroes Discussion

NV_1980 on Chorus of the Conclave; Hail Hydras!

19 hours ago

Hi loclif,

Your deck contains several cards that generate tokens. I think your deck would fare better if you'd remove those and instead invest more into getting creatures that either generate counters or benefit greatly from them. There are several budget and non-budget ways of doing this. Here's some of the budget ways (they're not Hydra-themed, but suit your strategy very well):

Lands

Creatures

Instants/Sorceries

Enchantments/Artifacts

  • Elemental Bond: because basically every creature you cast, is strong enough to allow you to draw a card.
  • Death's Presence: one monster's death, is another's power.
  • Hardened Scales: add a counter for whenever counters are added :)
  • Bow of Nylea: gives a whole host of options, one of which is adding +1/+1's.

Some less-budget (more expensive) options, would be:

Sorry for the long post. Hope you find some of this to be useful. Happy gaming!

Flyheight on Ramos's And His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

4 days ago

First pass at cuts.

Creatures (42):

Ankle Shanker, Baleful Strix, Bloodbraid Elf, Cromat, Daxos of Meletis, Dimir Doppelganger, Edric, Spymaster of Trest, Enigma Sphinx, Etherium-Horn Sorcerer, Giltspire Avenger, Harmonic Sliver, Jenara, Asura of War, Juniper Order Ranger, Knight of New Alara, Kresh the Bloodbraided, Lightning Angel, Madrush Cyclops, Magister Sphinx, Mantis Rider, Master Biomancer, Mystic Snake, O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami, Oloro, Ageless Ascetic, Pharika's Mender, Progenitor Mimic, Progenitus, Qasali Pridemage, Rubinia Soulsinger, Ruhan of the Fomori, Samut, Voice of Dissent, Shadowmage Infiltrator, Sharuum the Hegemon, Solemn Simulacrum, Stoic Angel, Surrak Dragonclaw, The Mimeoplasm, Thraximundar, Transguild Courier, Vulturous Zombie, Wall of Denial, Wasitora, Nekoru Queen, Witch-Maw Nephilim

Non-Creatures: (39)

Ajani, Mentor of Heroes, Bant Charm, Behemoth Sledge, Catch / Release, Citanul Flute, Counterflux, Crackling Doom, Crime/Punishment, Crosis's Charm, Cruel Ultimatum, Darksteel Ingot, Dreadbore, Dromar's Charm, Erratic Portal, Esper Charm, Expedition Map, Fellwar Stone, Fist of Suns, Flying Crane Technique, Fractured Identity, Ghirapur Orrery, Golgari Charm, Helm of Awakening, Hindering Light, Hunting Grounds, Mortify, Obzedat's Aid, Panharmonicon, Plasm Capture, Prophetic Bolt, Psychic Strike, Rakdos Charm, Render Silent, Signal the Clans, Spinal Embrace, Terminate, Unscythe, Killer of Kings, Utter End, Voidslime

This leaves you with 114 cards. Though I didn't really consider curve when I made these cuts so I don't know what will happen to that. Regardless, this would be my first pass at cuts.

Flyheight on Ramos's And His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

6 days ago

No Fetches in the mana base?

So you said you're looking for cuts, here are some cards I particularly LIKE from your list (in no particular order):

Creatures (16):

Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, Coiling Oracle, Corpsejack Menace, Deathrite Shaman, Intet, the Dreamer, Maelstrom Archangel, Maelstrom Wanderer, Mercurial Chemister, Prime Speaker Zegana, Rashmi, Eternities Crafter, Thrasios, Triton Hero, Vorel of the Hull Clade, Weaver of Currents, Winding Constrictor, Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder, Yore-Tiller Nephilim

Non-Creatures (28):

Maelstrom Nexus, Mirari's Wake, Pernicious Deed, Flesh / Blood, Hull Breach, Merciless Eviction, Slave of Bolas, Unexpected Results, Villainous Wealth, Abzan Charm, Jund Charm, Naya Charm, Sphinx's Revelation, Trap Essence, Chromatic Lantern, Door to Nothingness,Dragon Arch, Legacy Weapon, Lightning Greaves, Planar Bridge, Prismatic Geoscope, Sensei's Divining Top, Sol Ring, Thran Dynamo, Vedalken Orrery, Ajani, Mentor of Heroes, Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker, Sarkhan Unbroken

Other cards I really like that you might want to consider (20):

Chromanticore, Trace of Abundance, Kiora's Follower, Wargate, Derevi, Empyrial Tactician, Knotvine Mystic, Gilder Bairn, Kiora, Master of the Depths, Captain Sisay, Ral Zarek, Karametra, God of Harvests, Ghave, Guru of Spores, Crystallization, Cavern Harpy, Fleetfoot Panther, Ivorytusk Fortress, Reyhan, Last of the Abzan, Duneblast, Congregation at Dawn, Bring to Light

If you relax your gold and artifact only restriction you can get a couple more fun toys (4):

Hardened Scales, Doubling Season, Primal Vigor, Kalonian Hydra

Cards I see on your list that I have seen others suggest, that I think are ok, but not necessarily as awesome as above:

Creatures (3):

Jhoira of the Ghitu, Selvala, Explorer Returned, Teneb, the Harvester

NonCreatures (5):

Bounty of the Luxa, Fires of Yavimaya, Guided Passage, Mortify, Nissa, Steward of Elements

Other cards I've seen others use, but I'm not quite as hot on (8):

Safewright Quest, Bituminous Blast, Ashen Rider, Zhur-Taa Druid, Putrefy, Supply/Demand, Tamiyo, Field Researcher, Evil Twin

Shadow12721 on Super Cascading Engine

1 week ago

I told you I'd toss a few comments your way :)

Ramos, The Dragon Engine is probably your best bet for a rainbow commander. With that in mind: Captain Sisay can tutor up your planewalkers now (with Ixalan's planewalker rule change), as well as Thalia's Lancers. Djeru, With Eyes Open is a simple tutor, plus he can help with damage. Another great card in white is Teferi's Protection. Because, why not protect all of your 'walkers for a round? You can also add Atraxa, Praetors' Voice now to abuse her proliferate ability. Of course, you can also use the new Gideon of the Trials to not lose, and his oath (Oath of Gideon). Look at Ajani Unyielding for a buff for your entire team, while Ajani, Mentor of Heroes can either dig for more friends or win you a game. Kaya, Ghost Assassin is my singular favorite walker, and can reset some of your friends! Narset Transcendent, hello? Sorin, Lord of Innistrad and Tamiyo, Field Researcher? Venser, the Sojourner is another blink and control! And of course, you've heard of Shotgun Sorin, but now there's Vraska, Relic Seeker with a freaking bazooka! Enjoy!

Izu_Korasu on 5cc Cromat's Illusionary Walkers from beyond...

1 week ago

any particular reason you limit the deck to one of each planeswalker subtype? (I like the thematic feel of it)

CHANGE OF PLANS? actually because they are now legendary, your allowed to have an Ajani Steadfast and an Ajani, Mentor of Heroes out at the same time which lets your deck, and the super friends theme increasingly better. enjoy your jace, jace, jace, jace, jace board state in a singleton format.

also i would consider adding Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, Tezzeret's Gambit, and Tempt with Discovery to support the subtheme and fix/ramp.

sylvannos on Mono-Green Superfriends

2 weeks ago

@SwooceAlmighty: card is too win-more and I need the slots. I'd rather have another Harmonize or another 4-drop planeswalker.

@volcanicdoom: Ajani Vengeant is coming in. He only wasn't in here to begin with because of how good Ajani, Mentor of Heroes is for this deck. I'm probably going to add Garruk, Apex Predator and Garruk Relentless if I can find the room. After that, I'm not sure if I'll have any more room to fit anything else.

As far as win conditions: the planeswalkers themselves! Most of the wins come from making a bunch of tokens and setting off a few ultimates. Because this deck can dump out a turn 3 Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker off of Nissa, Worldwaker and Garruk Wildspeaker, you get so far ahead early on your opponent can't deal with the amount of value being generated.

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