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
Arena 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.)

Ajani's Pridemate Discussion

winthrop on Mono-White Life Gain

2 days ago

I would also probably cut some of the higher CMC creatures. Usually these decks run 3-4x each of Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant . Those are much better than Impassioned Orator since they're cheaper and trigger on opponent's creatures as well.

Ainok Bond-Kin doesn't seem worth it to me, since ideally Ajani's Pridemate will get big enough quickly that the first strike isn't very important.

I suspect Spectra Ward is too expensive to be of much help. Perhaps Ordeal of Heliod instead?

winthrop on Mono-White Life Gain

2 days ago

Perhaps 4x Kabira Crossroads ? It's nice for extra Ajani's Pridemate triggers.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Budget Anti-Gobbo Proc

1 week ago

Why does this have circle of protection red? That card is either terrible or win-more and there is no in-between. It's pointless to turn a 90% winrate into 92%.

Based off mtggoldfish decklists, it seems standard to be playing wrath effects right now. And with decks like Phoenix, dredge, humans, spirits, and modular affinity running about, it makes a lot of sense.

Actually as I'm learning more about these decks, I think soul sisters and martyr proc are distinct archetypes. Soul sisters plays Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant to gain tons of life early then wins with Serra Ascendant and Ajani's Pridemate . Martyr proc doesn't play either of the soul sisters and instead plays a midrange value deck that uses lifegain to make the game go long. In fact, martyr proc usually wins by an infinite value loop, but I don't recall exactly how it works (a guy at my lgs told me about it a few months ago when we played).

This deck would likely be made much more effective if you choose which you want it to be. Martyr proc is probably over $70 to be truly functional (the loop might involve Emeria, maybe?) and pieces like playsets of Field of Ruin and Ghost Quarter are really really good to have to face the general meta. But martyr proc is probably the better deck of the 2.

jld592 on WE.. HATE.. BURNNNN

2 weeks ago

This Deck needs a playset of Ajani's Pridemate . Its a strong win condition that demands removal or else it'll become huge

winthrop on Soul Kitters

2 weeks ago

Thanks garruk3! I was thinking about putting in a Serra Avatar as another wincon, but not sure what to cut for it. And it's cmc is so darn high! Lifelink certainly makes sense, especially since I could get it on an Ajani's Pridemate early, but again I really don't know what I'd cut for it. Perhaps I could take out a land or two since the curve is so low, but I'm already on the low side..

I hadn't seen Angel's Feather or Serra Ascendant before. Might swap out Leonin Skyhunter for the Attendant in the sideboard.

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Ajani's Pridemate occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.14%


All decks: 0.07%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%