Ajani's Welcome


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


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

Ajani's Welcome Discussion

garruk3 on Green and White Gain Life

3 days ago

I'm just going to start naming off potential suggestions. Most of them should be self explanatory. Felidar Sovereign Ajani Goldmane Bountiful Harvest Ajani's Welcome Soul Warden / Essence Warden . Use what you want.

xStormyx on B/W Vampires

3 weeks ago

Also, I dont think that Ajani's Welcome and Ill-Gotten Inheritance really fit your game plan, and probably aren't helping you out a lot (even though inheritance is one of my favorite cards from the new set :P )

Kjartan on Ajani's Felines (Lifegain)

3 weeks ago

The reason you've got a problem with lands, is probably that you only run 20 lands, in a deck with over 60 cards, that plays late-game cards. That's just not a great idea.

There are two reasons why people leave your enchantments alone.

  1. They probably run more cards that deal with creatures than enchantments.

  2. Your enchnatments generally aren't as important to remove as your creatures.

You can make a good argument to play Blood Moon over Magus of the Moon in a moon-deck, because it's an impactful card effect that you want to stick around.

I don't, however, see a good argument for playing Ajani's Welcome over a soul sister. Neither of them are going to be priorities for killing, since none of them are highly impactful, and at that point you may as well just go with the more poweful card. And that's the soul sisters.

They can attack and block, they trigger off of opposing creatures, and they trigger off of eachother.

You say you run 4 Felidar Sovereign because you don't draw enough copies, but you generally only want to see between 0 and 1 (sometimes 2) copies of it each game. It's a super clunky card, that sometimes win games, but usually either serves to pollute your early draws or close out games you've already won by other means.

You're not playing a combo deck, where you need to find and resolve some very specific cards each game. You're playing a midrange deck, and your wincondition is pretty much every creature card in your deck, not just Felidar Sovereign .

On a sidenote, you mention something about there being no way to search up Felidar Sovereign , and while I agree there aren't many GOOD ways to do so in modern, there is at the very least Primal Command .

Kjartan on Ajani's Felines (Lifegain)

3 weeks ago

Why do you run Gaea's Blessing ? Is it a meta thing? Do you run into mill a lot?

I don't get Incubation Druid either. Unless you get it -> Oath of Ajani , it's mana ability seems to be pretty redundant, and if you don't intend to get counters on it early-game, and instead try to use it as a cheap creature that gets bigger late-game, why not just play Fleecemane Lion instead?

Also, you could play Soul Warden / Soul's Attendant over Ajani's Welcome .

Also, 4x Felidar Sovereign looks like way too many 6 drops in a deck with 20 lands, 4 Llanowar Elves and 66 cards.

Speaking of which, cutting the deck down to 60 cards, would make it a lot more consistant.

Promotheus on Angels We Have Heard On High

1 month ago

If you would use a lifegain doubler, I would recommend Rhox Faithmender , also switch Ajani's Welcome for Soul's Attendant / Soul Warden

Krystyl_Rose on Vampire - Life drain

1 month ago

Oh, also, if you add in Ajani's Welcome you can trigger that gain when you cast a new creature... pair it with Authority of the Consuls or Trespasser's Curse and you are gaining life ANYTIME a creature enters the battlefield.

tjw415 on Rakdos Burn No Creatures

1 month ago

Looks good. I do worry though that without any creatures, this deck loses to Golgari Midrange or any other deck with heavy lifegain. You do have answers for the creature-based strategies (like Wildgrowth Walker or the ever-annoying tick ups from Healer's Hawk ), but not the enchantment-based strategies like Dawn of Hope or even Ajani's Welcome . Besides lifegain, several of the tempo, utility, and combo-enabling enchantments could also ruin your day. Consider possibly Duress in the sideboard over Drill Bit to handle these threats as it's available Turn 1 and likely hits the same decks you're targeting with that card anyway.

AdamChafee on

1 month ago

Isolated Chapel ? Might be a bit better for you instead of Caves of Koilos , just so you're not pinging yourself. Since it's only to flashback Lingering Souls I guess it's not the hugest deal.

I know you're budget, but if you get your hands on some Anointed Procession s, your deck will be so nasty. If you do, I'd suggest taking out Moonsilver Spear because it is too slow for modern. Four to cast then four more to equip is a lot, and the time and mana spent to cast it could be spent on Anointed Procession and other utility. Imagine sacrificing Promise of Bunrei while having Anointed Procession out, that's 8 spirit tokens right there!

Also, your deck has no removal. I'm not sure how important the lifegain aspect of this deck is to you, but I would highly recommend cutting Ajani's Welcome for budget removal like Condemn . Anything to control your opponents board is a must in modern.

Regardless, very solid deck and looks really fun to play!


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Ajani's Welcome occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.12%

White: 1.82%


All decks: 0.01%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

White: 0.03%