Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 1 life.
|Want (3)||Galvinar , Willzyx , skillz2125|
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|Core Set 2019 (M19)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Ajani's Welcome occurrence in decks from the last year
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Ajani's Welcome Discussion
4 days ago
(Also the having an aggressive two drop like Glory-Bound Initiate will be essential if you want to deal some early game damage)
4 days ago
(Also the having an aggresive two drop like Glory-Bound Initiate will be essential if you want to deal some early game damage)
4 weeks ago
I really like this deck it looks like it would be a lot of fun to playbat FNM! I wouls suggest going with 4 Aether Vial though & going down to 3 Eladamri's Call & 3 Ajani's Welcome. Aether Vial is one of those cards that you almost always have to run 4 of also in this deck with all of the one drops I feel that it is one of your best cards to set everything up.
2 months ago
So you've chosen mono-white, traditionally seen as a weaker colour in EDH thanks to a lack of ramp and draw. But not does it gain life, and you can work with that! First up, some creatures that care about lifegain (if you're not going full stax you'll need decent bodies to block and close out the game if your win-cons get removed): Ajani's Pridemate; Angel of Vitality; Archangel of Thune; Gideon's Company; Heliod, Sun-Crowned; Serene Steward; Serra Ascendant; Serra Avatar or Twinblade Paladin are all decent at this while Avacyn, Angel of Hope and Sun Titan are staples for a reason. I'm not convinced by the Runes, they're cool but a completely dead draw if your opponents aren't playing that colour. Other options might be Ajani's Welcome, Authority of the Consuls, Blind Obedience, Crackdown; Cradle of Vitality, Dawn of Hope; Path of Bravery; Smothering Tithe and Sunbond. The Reservoir is one of your best ways to win, so being able to search it up with Enlightened Tutor or the more budget Inventors' Fair and Tamiyo's Journal would be good. Other cards that might be good inclusions would be a wrath or two; Tithe/Land Tax; Debt of Loyalty; Lapse of Certainty; Selfless Squire; Rebuff the Wicked; Voidstone Gargoyle; Generous Gift; Emeria Shepherd; Exile and maybe some of the many Ajanis, Elspeths or Gideons. Finally, I reckon that 35 lands may even be a few too many, especially as most of them are basics. Might be worth cutting down to 30 and looking for some utility in cyclers/Emeria, The Sky Ruin/Detection Tower/Evolving Wilds etc. Could probably trade Path of Ancestry away too - it doesn't do much for you but is actually quite valuable!
2 months ago
Looks good! These may interest you: Scrapyard Recombiner (finds ballista), Mindless Automaton, Crystalline Crawler, Palace Jailer (this card is woefully underplayed. Jailer is interesting because you can flicker/reanimate it to stack the effect, exiling multiple creatures until you lose monarchy. and it provides card draw in white!), Cauldron of Souls, Luminous Broodmoth, Cradle of Vitality, Sunbond, Angelic Accord, Regna, the Redeemer, Bonders' Enclave, Throne of the High City, Tome of Legends, Bonder's Ornament, Ajani's Welcome, Karn's Bastion
3 months ago
Cryptolith Rite and Song of Freyalise would be purfect here once you get some Cat tokens on the battlefield, making it a bit of a late game card. In which case, Song of Freyalise might be the better card here because it also provides an additional win condition. Growth Spasm might be a card worth considering as a combo here with the token tapping for mana then being able to sac itself for one more on top of getting an additional land out.
I wouldn't take the birds out since they are the fastest way you can ramp here. I think the Ajani's Welcome would be a safer card to remove since it doesn't ramp you into your combos or produce tokens and maaaaybe Hydra's Growth for the same reason.
As far as the pumps go, I would say Intangible Virtue is probably the best one because it is the cheapest and lets you swing with them and then tap them for mana with Cryptolith Rite or the Song of Freyalise. The Icon of Ancestry and Coat of Arms can both do more, but the mana can probably better spent towards making tokens and/or removal. Hope this helps.
3 months ago
Angels are awesome! But the deck seems a little confused and inconsistent as is. Is it an aggro or midrange deck? Is it focused on angels with lifegain as a bonus or the other way around? Right now it is a bit of everything and therefore won't be doing any part properly. A few examples to clarify what I mean:
First off, 20 lands is way too few, unless you play a low-curve aggro deck. I'd go for 24-25, if you want to include the bigger angels.
Boros Elite is a pure aggro card, which is just terrible without a lot of 1- and 2-drops.
Ajani's Welcome again needs you to play a low curve, other synergistic cards and also go wide, if you really want some bang for your buck. It's not that great a card in general though. As is, you rarely play more than 1 creature a turn, at which point it doesn't do much, especially when you want 4-5 life per turn to trigger either Resplendent Angel or Angelic Accord.
Gideon's Triumph never saw any play in Standard. There should be better options in Pioneer too. I'd keep my edict effects for the sideboard, if you are expecting to match up against a lot of Bogle (aura) decks.
The Birth of Meletis is a better fit for more controlling decks.
I like the general idea, but I'm sure you'll be able to make it a lot stronger and more streamlined.
Don't play a lot of Pioneer myself, but deckbuilding is always fun, so feel free to ask away!