Ajani's Welcome

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl 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

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Ajani's Welcome

Enchantment

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

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Ajani's Welcome Discussion

Hexaflexagon on Emmara, Soul of the Accord

22 hours ago

If you really want to have a Soul Sister thing going, you have to consider Ajani's Welcome.

OberstHati on Vampire Ajani's Deck

1 day ago

Don‘t you think going all in on Vampires May be worth a try, -4 Ajani's Welcome +4 Legion's Landing  Flip, +4 Radiant Destiny, +4 Queen's Commission, -2 Swamp, -3 Plains +3 Isolated Chapel, +1 Forsaken Sanctuary- 3Leonin Warleader-2 Skymarch Bloodletter -4 Ajani's Pridemate, +4 Adanto Vanguard, -2 Moment of Triumph-3 Murder +3 Conclave Tribunal... Just a thought,... been Playing orzhov vamps too and liked em,... WBVampires

aMindAmok on Selesnya Heal Bros (Arena)

1 day ago

@Swetybalzack I have considered Trostani Discordant and have it in another tokens deck. It is a great card and definitely fits the theme. The only issue I have with it is it fits where Tendershoot Dryad sits in the curve. Because of the synergy with Ajani's Welcome and Ajani's Pridemate I think it provides more value than Trostani in this case.

I hadn't considered Song of Freyalise though. That looks to be a great replacement for New Horizons and perhaps 2 of the Llanowar Elves. I will definitely try that out tonight. Thanks for the suggestion.

zombiewarfare on In the Sky

2 days ago

I know Sphere of Safety is potentially a bigger barrier with all of the enchantments you run, but the fact that Ghostly Prison comes down much earlier and is better without other enchantments on the field seems very relevant. Ajani Goldmane seems like he could be an absolute house in this deck as maybe a 2 of in place of Felidar Sovereign. Secure the Wastes or good old Raise the Alarm could be nice siebaord cards against aggro strategies and work with your token theme as well as having excellent synergy with Ajani's Welcome. Mana Tithe could be hilarious sideboard tech game two when opponents board in enchantment hate. Mirran Crusader and Kor Firewalker are strong sideboard options as well.

Disciple_of_Doran on Blood Debt: Life-Sucking Deck [Need Help]

1 week ago

If you want to keep with the strategy of gaining life to make your opponent lose life, I'd strongly suggest a more soul sisters like package (Soul Warden, Soul's Attendant, and Auriok Champion). They all have the same effect as Ajani's Welcome, but since they themselves are creatures they will trigger the ability as well, and you can attack or block with them if you need to as well. In fact, most soul sister cards seem like good choices here. If you want to look at a pretty basic list, check mine out at Modern Soul.

Alternatively, if you want to double down on your vampire theme as well, you might try some cards like Blood Artist, which gets along well with the tokens and creature removal.

Also, if you want to make the deck more competitive in general, it's always a good idea to upgrade your mana base. While they may not be the flashiest cards, Godless Shrine and Marsh Flats will make sure your mana is more consistant, at the cost of a little life, and are the gold standard for modern lands in this color combination.

multimedia on Boros Legion Guild (GRN)

1 week ago

Hey SSK, nice new deck, but why are you limiting your options? I think Boros can be a pretty powerful deck in Standard with Angels and Knights (Knight of Grace, History of Benalia and Lyra Dawnbringer). Why playing cards from only Guilds of Ravnica? I don't think playing cards from other Standard legal sets is taking away the flavor of the Boros Legion on Ravnica.


If you're limiting cards only from Guilds of Ravnica then you're going to want to count on Aurelia as you're finisher and best mentor enabler (3-4x Aurelia) you want to consistently curve into her turn four. I'm not a fan of Captain I don't think she does enough for a four drop. Her difficult mana cost with 3 toughness is what turns me off because the reason to play her in the first place is to be able to redirect damage that's done to her to your opponent (it's a strong ability).

3 toughness is not enough toughness to take advantage of this ability without using other cards to protect her, give her indestructibility (Make a Stand, Sheltering Light, Assure). 3 toughness is not enough toughness to consistently be able attack with Captain turn five without help. Integrity helps to pump her, but this means using another card to make her good. She really should of had 5 toughness especially because of her difficult mana cost.

Consider Healer's Hawk as your one drop? Hawk is good with mentor because it has flying and lifelink, both these abilities can take advantage of +1/+1 counters. Having a one drop who can take advantage of mentor can be helpful to better curve out, but top decking Hawk later on in the game is not good.

Consider Legion Warboss? Warboss can take over a game if left alive. His mentor ability is a bonus, the main reason to play him is because he makes a creature each combat. Warboss is especially good in control matchups where your opponent will not have many creatures to block therefore consider him as a sideboard card?

Consider Venerated Loxodon? I've been playing Loxodon in my aggro Selesnya Elves deck, Elves of Ravnica. Loxodon is very good with one and two drops in fact he's a better mentor enabler then a lot of other Boros creatures because he can put counters on a lot of creatures (up to five of them) at one time. He puts a counter on each creature you use to convoke him this can put a lot of power on the battlefield. I very much like Loxodon with Thorn Lieutenant and Boros Challenger is your Thorn. Loxodon's 4 toughness is nice to survive Deafening Clarion as well as getting lifelink. Consider 3-4 Loxodon?

Consider this creature base:

  • 4x Hawk
  • 4x Challenger
  • 4x Swiftblade
  • 3x Stalwart
  • 3x Tajic
  • 4x Aurelia
  • 3x Loxodon
  • 1x Legion

or

  • 4x Challenger
  • 4x Swiftblade
  • 4x Stalwart
  • 3x Tajic
  • 4x Aurelia
  • 3x Loxodon
  • 1x Legion

Justice, Integrity / Intervention, Response / Resurgence and Clarion these are all good Boros spells especially Justice. Another card I'm playing and having good success with is Conclave Tribunal. The convoke makes this a powerful removal spell especially when playing a lot of two drop creatures. Tribunal gives you a catch-all removal spell for the main deck. More of it can go in the sideboard or all of it main deck.

Consider this other spells base:

  • 4x Justice
  • 4x Integrity
  • 1x Response (more in the sideboard)
  • 2x Clarion (more in the sideboard)
  • 3x Tribunal

or

  • 4x Justice
  • 2x Response (more in the sideboard)
  • 4x Integrity
  • 3x Tribunal

The combination of Justice/Tribunal/Integrity is nice. Justice/Tribunal can deal with everything you need to remove in Standard. Justice alone can target a huge amount of problematic creatures, but it can't target your opponent's Aurelia, Shalai, Voice of Plenty, Thrashing Brontodon and a few other annoying creatures. It can kill the big stuff that will roadblock the battlefield or just kill you (Doom Whisperer, Lyra Dawnbringer, Ghalta, Primal Hunger, Nullhide Ferox, Demanding Dragon). Because Justice can kill all these creatures that's why I like it much more main deck instead of Response.

Clarion is a strong main deck card when you're playing more Angels especially Lyra, but it's risky to play with so many two drops unless also playing Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants who can reanimate or pump two drops. Relying on Tajic to save everyone is a not a good game plan because in response to casting Clarion your opponent can kill Tajic and then you wipe your own battlefield. It's situational therefore it might be better in the sideboard. You however want it in some matchups such as Selesnya Tokens, Goblins, other aggro.


Consider this final example:

  • 4x Challenger
  • 4x Swiftblade
  • 4x Stalwart
  • 3x Tajic
  • 4x Aurelia
  • 3x Loxodon
  • 1x Legion

Other Spells

  • 4x Justice
  • 4x Integrity
  • 2x Response
  • 3x Tribunal

  • 24x Lands


The sideboard is where you're going to really miss having cards from other Standard legal sets especially Dominaria. For the sideboard I suggest including draw. One of the reasons that Boros could fail in Standard is the color combination lacks draw. Once you run out of gas if you didn't win the game then you're stuck, relying on the top of your library. Many other color combinations in Standard don't have this problem. Dawn of Hope and lifegaining sources can be a sideboard plan for Boros. Lifegain is another reason that Healer's Hawk can be an option because Hawk is good with Hope. Every time you attack with Hawk and do combat damage you gain life as a result pay and draw a card. Hawk as a life gain enabler is however problematic because it's a creature, easier to removal a creature than anything else.

Sources that can gain life without the use of mana are welcomed because then you're only paying two mana to draw a card, which is great value. Combine Hope with Ajani's Welcome or Fountain of Renewal. Renewal gives you a constant source of 1 life gain each upkeep for no additional mana cost and it can be saced later on in the game to draw a card. Welcome is worse than Renewal because to gain life you have to play a creature which means consistently you have to use more than two mana to gain life.

Welcome is however good with Legion Warboss because he can make a creature for free and you want both Warboss and Hope in the same matchups. But this set-up requires three cards (Warboss, Hope and Welcome) which is much harder to assemble than only two cards (Hope and Welcome). Hope itself can make a creature which is good with Welcome later on in the game for six mana each turn make a token, gain 1 life and draw a card.

Sideboard choices to consider:

Deafening Clarion, Dawn of Hope, Ajani's Welcome, Legion Warboss, more Response, Experimental Frenzy, another Legion.

Good luck with your deck.


-Arcanity- on Do you want to win?

1 week ago

Also you could use Divine Visitation for a very fun and powerful late game. You could take out an Ajani's Welcome for it

Poseidon31 on <$15 Standard Budget W Life-Gain

1 week ago

Since you high end is a 4 cmc card I would cut your landbase to 22 lands. Gives you 2 Slots for Seal Away or Fountain of Renewal or Healer's Hawk. Than i wouldnt play Make a Stand.

Maybe something like this: 3x Fountain of Renewal 4x Healer's Hawk

and cut: 1x Ajani's Welcome, 2x Plains and 4x Make a Stand.

Then Seal Away and/or Take Vengeance for Sideboard.

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