Ajani's Pridemate


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Uncommon
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Magic 2015 (M15) Uncommon
Commander 2013 (C13) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH) Uncommon
2011 Core Set (M11) Uncommon

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Ajani's Pridemate

Creature — Cat Soldier

Whenever you gain life, you may put a +1/+1 counter on Ajani's Pridemate. (For example, if an effect causes you to gain 3 life, you may put one +1/+1 counter on this creature.)

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Ajani's Pridemate Discussion

Mannface on Kambal - Life Gain

16 hours ago

You have lots of ways to gain life, which is essential in this kind of deck, but not a huge way to utilize it. If you grind out the game too long, most play groups will combo you out.

I would main deck Karlov of the Ghost Council, Aetherflux Reservoir and add Vona, Butcher of Magan to help weaponize your life, and main deck Erebos, God of the Dead to get card draw and control. Also Words of Worship goes well with Well of lost dream.

Also, as good as cards like Ajani's Pridemate look, unless they do something else other than get big, they may not have enough utility.

I run a Karlov deck, and this is all stuff Ive discovered. You can put pressure on opponents out side of combat whilst also grinding up your own life total. Maybe swap these for some of your board wipes/spot removal? You do have all the big pieces though, pretty good deck!

DasButch on Pridemate's Soul and Spirit

1 day ago

captainamerica got a link brother? I'm definitely an amateur. Came up with some of the ideas after spending several hours scouring Scavenger. No doubt there are better cards out there. That would be why I'm here. The deck works well as posted. Seeking to make it better. I haven't seen another Ajani's Pridemate Fling deck...

TheVectornaut on Pridemate's Soul and Spirit

1 day ago

I'd definitely recommend adding some redundancy for Ajani's Pridemate since the deck relies on it so much. Sunbond is an option that I've found very effective in my G/W enchantment list. It's slower, but if your meta is slow enough for Brion Stoutarm, it'd probably be fine. It also works extremely well with lifelinkers. Another thing you might consider is swapping out Glitterfang. I understand the theory of casting it for life every turn, however, that plan gives the opponent too much time to respond without generating any other value. Most soul sister strategies rely on the creation of many tokens at once (Spectral Procession or even Crested Sunmare in a slower deck) or they use Ranger of Eos to fetch more gas (Serra Ascendant, Martyr of Sands, or more sisters). If you are looking to go with the flicker route, Norin the Wary, Champion of the Parish, and Purphoros, God of the Forge make a nifty team.

DasButch on Pridemate's Soul and Spirit

1 day ago

Pridemate's Soul and Spirit

Standard* DasButch


Soul Warden, Soul's Attendant and Glitterfang work together to gain life. Spirit Bonds can double it by putting a soul token in each turn. Deck gains life in small increments quickly to boost Ajani's Pridemate. When Ajani's Pridemate gets big enough, His soul sets your opponent ablaze with Soul's Fire. Ajani's Pridemate can also be flung with Brion Stoutarm with lifelink. Sword of Vengeance lets Ajani's Pridemate lay the smack down. Spirit Bonds allows some protection for the Pridemate. Equip Dragon Throne of Tarkir to Ajani's Pridemate to make all your creatures +X/+X and trample to end the game. Defender doesn't matter on Ajani's Pridemate With Dragon Throne of Tarkir. You can still use Soul's Fire or Brion Stoutarm. Or just Equip Dragon Throne of Tarkir elsewhere. Archangel of Thune Gets everyone lost of counters quickly!

Any Advice is welcome!!

DasButch on Pridemate's Soul and Spirit

1 day ago

Dragon Throne of Tarkir or Archangel of Thune?

Deck is set up to gain life in very small amounts. Makes Thune very effective, however Thune may take a few more turns to win.

If there's a decent sized Ajani's Pridemate on the board, the Dragon Throne is going to give all my creatures +x/+X and trample. Game winner.

Should I keep both in there and drop something else?

Thanks in Advance, DasButch

emil_hansen on (1st at FNM! Post rotation) Mono-white aggro jank

2 days ago

I've played something similar on MTG Arena and I'm currently collecting cards for IRL playtesting as I'm a long time weenie player. As for cards to add, Venerated Loxodon is REALLY good, especially as Goblin Chainwhirler is still a thing. Personally, I would take out the big drops such as Lyra Dawnbringer and Leonin Warleader and go more low to the ground with cards like Ajani's Pridemate together with some more Leonin Vanguard. (Its pretty good tbh) You could also add Citywide Bust to the sideboard as it more often than not will only wipe your opponents' big creatures if you are up against something like an opposing Lyra Dawnbringer. Another card you could add is Make a Stand as a sideboard card against control decks with board wipes, or just as a suprise pump+indestructible against another low to the ground deck. I personally think that white weenie is a pretty good deck in standard atm, as there is so much customization to it with all the 1-2 drops, and some good lords in Marshal and Loxodon. Anyway, congratz on the win :D

Magmastorm on MonoWaggro

2 days ago

This seems strong, but you may ant to consider Ajani's Pridemate over knight of grace. In a deck like this, it could rapidly grow in power with your many lifelink creatures and tokens.

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