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|Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH)||Common|
|2011 Core Set (M11)||Common|
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Ajani's Mantra Discussion
5 days ago
Thank you very Much!I ended up getting rid of Ajani's Mantra and Staff of the Wild Magus and replacing it with 2 Nyx-Fleece Ram. I also have 3 Ajani's Pridemate and 3 Blossoming Sands. Felidar Sovereign was originally used with Ajani, Mentor of Heroes, but I ended up getting rid of both of them and added Elspeth Tirel For the removal and also the really good life gain.I added a single of Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant, also a single Blessed Alliance and Lone Rider Flip.
My new Sideboard (9)
I also followed xaerusblade and hopefully my mana curve is slightly better and maybe I could get more tips in that regard.
(I haven't changed the decklist in Tappedout so here is the stats)
5 days ago
Long ass advice incoming:
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(If you remove the spaces inbetween the brackets) > Island
1x Adventuring Gear 1x Ajani Goldmane 1x Ajani's Chosen 2x Ajani's Mantra, 1x Ajani's Pridemate 1x Ajani, Mentor of Heroes 1x Arctic Nishoba 1x Behemoth Sledge 1x Call of the Conclave 2x Emeria Angel 1x Felidar Sovereign 14x Forest 1x Gather the Townsfolk 2x Grazing Gladehart 1x Grove of the Guardian 1x Guardians' Pledge 1x Increasing Savagery 1x Jedit Ojanen of Efrava 1x Kemba, Kha Regent 1x Oath of Gideon 16x Plains 2x Precinct Captain 2x Pride Sovereign 1x Primal Bellow 2x Regal Caracal 1x Retreat to Emeria 1x Selesnya Charm 1x Staff of the Wild Magus 1x Terra Stomper1x Blossoming Sands
Just a hint if you come looking for help in the future :)
The first thing I would like to add is that you are playing way too much land. In a 60 card deck with a steap mana curve, you probably only want 24-25 lands. Now your deck is currently 64. That's not too bad, but if you could shave it down to 60 that'll be doing yourslef a sall favor. (Consistancy is just lovely.)
Secondly, I can spot a few cards that I either find too bad to play, imo, or doesn't really fit your strategy too well.
Ajani's Chosen The card is perfectly reasoable as is right now, if not a little too clonky, but if you decide to take my advice on the Mantra's it's probably not playable afterwards.
Felidar Sovereign Awesome as it is, seems like a very unlikely wincondition for you. If you ever get to a point where it would win you the game, you are probably already winnning.
You have a couple more cards, that I'm a bit unhappy with, but are reasonable for the moment being.
Thirdly if you want to play a slower deck, you have to be able to interact.
If you can't answer the things your opponent does from time to time, you are going to lose to a lot of combo decks.
Fourthly: Here are some cards I hink you should look into, priced around the 1$ mark, or less. (If you want that lifegain theme to stick)
Qasali Pridemage Realy powerful card, that happens to be a cat, and can sometimes "interact" with opposing gameplans.
More Ajani's Pridemate - It's a great finisher, if you have some lifegain.
Condemn - Cheap creature removal.
More Blossoming Sands, fixing mana gaining life.
Blessed Alliance - Everthing goo in this world.
Eidolon of Rhetoric - put this in your sideboard, you wont regret it.
You are more than welcome to ask me for advice if you need an experienced player for something :) and good luck.
3 weeks ago
More recommendations in no particular order:
Pontiff of Blight, Sanguine Bond, Sapling of Colfenor, Vizkopa Guildmage, Serra Ascendant (yes, rulings have indicated that it is in fact a 6/6 on turn 1. It was banned in EDH at one point but not anymore), Ajani's Pridemate, Chastise, Moment of Heroism, Ajani's Mantra, Divine Favor, Celestial Mantle, Purity, Beacon of Immortality, Swords to Plowshares, Recumbent Bliss, Solemn Offering, Basilisk Collar, Well of Lost Dreams, Rhox Faithmender
3 weeks ago
Ajani's Mantra for Karlov triggers every turn.
Archangel of Thune for everyone to get big.
Baneslayer Angel because who doesn't want a demon and dragon killing angel.
I don't want to tell you about this but Batwing Brume
Cleansing if you want to be a ahole.
1 month ago
Since Crested Sunmare only cares about gaining life and not the quantity of those gains, I'd prefer to have consistent triggers over large triggers. For example, Healing Salve could be Ajani's Mantra for similar results. Quiet Disrepair and Recumbent Bliss are some similar options with other utility. This does make Lone Rider Flip a little worse, but I can't imagine it will be difficult to flip him in most games. If you really like the salves, maybe Isochron Scepter could work. I do also like the idea of profiting from creatures entering. The only non-creature options I found were Angelic Chorus and Leyline of Vitality, although I would probably go with the Leyline for the possible turn 0 play. Finally, I'd probably try to find some creature to play at 3 mana so the deck curves out better. Knight Exemplar is the first that comes to mind since it can boost the many knights already here.
2 months ago
Your deck seems to have a high average mana cost, especially considering that you have a lowish number of lands. I would consider weighting your mana curve towards the low end. I would consider putting 4 Sacred Cats in your mainboard as they do a fantastic job of gaining you life to trigger your Ajani's Pridemates, as well as providing cheap card advantage. Another card that you might consider is Well of Lost Dreams, as it works well with your life gain cards, particularly Ajani's Mantra, and provides cheap and plentiful card advantage in the long term.
If you want to make it more of a token list, consider getting rid of your life gaining cards and add in more token generators, such as Raise the Alarm, even if it doesn't necessarily create cats. Blind Obedience may be better for tokens than life gain, as it makes it difficult for your opponent to muster an effective defence.
2 months ago
I'd probably start by deciding which theme you want to pursue the most.
If you go more lifegain, increase copies of Ajani's Pridemate, Healer of the Pride, Felidar Sovereign, and Ajani's Mantra. Also consider Kemba's Skyguard, Pride Guardian, Sunbond, and Archangel of Thune.
4 months ago
As a possibility, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim could be a useful addition. It'd work best if you had some tokens to sack in order to activate her second ability, but it would let you get some benefit by sacrificing your 20/20 Ajani's Pridemate in response to the inevitable spot removal. It could potentially replace some or all of your Mortify, since being 10 life over your starting amount should be pretty easy to achieve.