Ajani's Welcome


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Uncommon

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Ajani's Welcome


Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 1 life.

Ajani's Welcome Discussion

LadyZ on Azorius flyers?!

2 days ago

Your deck seems like it will probably have some mana problems. I'd add around 4 lands, and some ramp like Wayfarer's Bauble , Traveler's Amulet , and Commander's Sphere .

Your deck is also kinda... unfocused. I wouldn't run Ajani's Welcome or Ajani's Pridemate outside of a lifegain deck. Same for Auramancer , Ajani's Chosen , Sigil of the Empty Throne or Hall of Heliod's Generosity and enchantment decks.

If you want your deck to be more flying focused, i'd add some of the following cards: Windreader Sphinx , Prognostic Sphinx , Inspired Sphinx , Azor, the Lawbringer , Sephara, Sky's Blade , Winged Words , Empyrean Eagle , Warden of Evos Isle , Thunderclap Wyvern , Archon of Redemption , and/or Gravitational Shift

Tyrant-Thanatos on Why Has WotC Changed How ...

4 days ago

DemonDragonJ I agree and disagree at the same time tbh. The game needs introductory points for new players. I get that it feels dumbed down, especially if this was a broad thing that affected everything WotC ever prints, but we do still get symmetrical effects on new cards. WotC just seems more open to using both options, which is a good thing imo. Slivers, for instance, always should have been "you control" imo, along with almost all Lord-type effects.

The design choice between affecting all boards, or just your own, can also play a part in power levels. Take the Soul Warden vs Ajani's Welcome comparison I made above. The Warden's effect is clearly more powerful because it takes your opponents creatures into account, but Ajani's Welcome is harder to remove, because it is an enchantment.

With cards like Dragon's Claw vs Staff of the Flame Magus , I don't feel like the power of these cards is enough to be concerned about it, but it's worth noting that the Staff affects land drops as well. And Prism Ring is of course lower casting cost, so it's on a similar level to something like Dragon's Claw imo.

Tyrant-Thanatos on Why Has WotC Changed How ...

4 days ago

Imo it's just a product of WotC straying away from symmetrical effects in general. Soul Warden vs Ajani's Welcome . Urza's Incubator vs Herald's Horn . Gemhide Sliver vs Manaweft Sliver . etc.

Personally I'm for this change. The cards you cast are for you, and care about you, and what you do. It helps keep your boardstate self-contained imo, except when cards are designed specifically to interact with your opponent and their boardstate. IE Authority of the Consuls , etc.

Xerxez on Blink attempt 3

2 weeks ago

Kjartan I appreciate the advice, but I dont think some of those function any better in the deck at all. Restoration Angel has flash and flying, but cant go infinite with itself as Felidar Guardian can. Flickerwisp flickers rather than blinks, while the rest of the deck is blink. Might be personal taste to prefer the instant return honestly, Haha, I can see some benefits though. Kitchen Finks for lifegain only I've got Ajani's Welcome , otherwise I tend to go for lifegain in conjunction with something. Wall of Omens might be good here though. I'll have to do some tweaking to check how I like it here soon. Again, I do appreciate the advice though. Always helps to consider more options.

austintayshus on Orzhov, Vizkopa, Obzedat: Death & Taxes

3 weeks ago

Love lifegain!

Ajani's Pridemate could help you add some power to your board.

Radiant Fountain is another lifegain land you could use.

I would also recommend adding some 1-drops to the deck. I know it doesn't seem like much but having something to do on each turn can make your deck much more powerful. For this I would recommend Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant and Ajani's Welcome and Children of Korlis and Genju of the Fields and Goldenglow Moth and Leonin Vanguard and Nip Gwyllion and Pride Guardian and Soulmender .

Hope this helps!

McToters on Darien, King of Kjeldor

1 month ago

Ajani's Welcome and Soul's Attendant are new to me, so thanks! I think at least one of those will make it in. I think I used to run Soul Warden but the deck was different then so maybe it could find a home in here again. I am certainly familiar with Suture Priest as I ran that in my old Phelddagrif deck as part of a wincon with Storm Herd + Hive Mind . Super funny.

terry925 on Darien, King of Kjeldor

1 month ago

I love the soldier theme being well represented by the majority of the creatures being soldiers. My Darien deck is more aimed at the tokens being my main soldiers. Dingus Staff is a great way to take control of Darien's ability. Overall a great deck. Ajani's Welcome , Soul Warden , Suture Priest , and Soul's Attendant may be good ways to maintain your life lost or even gain life. They dont fit the soldier mold, but would be fun to tryout I think.

Flooremoji on MTGA Cascade 25-1 Burn Deck (15-0 GRN, 15-3 RNA)

1 month ago

I also had a sad experience with the deck, I played against a deck with 4 Ajani's Welcome as the only 1 cmc card in there deck lol. I think they finished with 30+ life even after I did my best :(

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