Ainok Guide

Ainok Guide

Creature — Dog Scout

When Ainok Guide enters the battlefield, choose one —

  • Put a +1/+1 counter on Ainok Guide.
  • Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it.

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Ainok Guide Discussion

Halflingz on

8 months ago

Raining Cats and Dogs Nice work bdodds, I think you have selected a handful of great cards but I'd think you could benefit from an earlier CatDog play and cheaper creatures to really start raining cats and dogs. Even without Aluren, every creature coming in with an extra token produces insane value. Especially considering your general's ability.

Below, I would like to outline 4 core concepts and considerations. Ramp, Creatures, Protection, Draw.

Ramp - Prioritizing cards that help you play Rin & Seri turn 3! Nature's Lore Rampant Growth Three Visits Boros Signet Selesnya Signet Gruul Signet Talisman of Conviction Talisman of Unity Talisman of Impulse Fellwar Stone This should be easy to replace the ramp packaging you already have. Look to cut cards like Explosive Vegetation, Chromatic Lantern, Obelisk of Naya, etc.

Creatures - Prioritizing 3CMC or less and upping your creature count to closer to 30! Think about adding creatures that fullfill multiple roles and allow you to run less other stuff. Qasali Pridemage is a great example cause it can pump a swinger +1/+1 as well as remove a pesky enchant or artifact.

Cheap Utility Kitties- Adorned Pouncer Brimaz, King of Oreskos Bronzehide Lion Initiate's Companion King of the Pride Leonin Relic-Warder Oreskos Explorer Pride Sovereign Qasali Ambusher I like the returners you have for multiple cast triggers too! Can get stupid with Aluren... Whitemane Lion Temur Sabertooth Fleetfoot Panther ? Snow Hound

Cheap Utility Doggos- Abzan Beastmaster Ainok Guide Bolt Hound Resolute Watchdog Selfless Savior

Some real cheap beefers could be nice considering they make a token, but could also see not making the cut- Wild Nacatl Loam Lion Leonin Vanguard Isamaru, Hound of Konda Sacred Cat

Protection/Return - Build a huge board and keep it protected! Unbreakable Formation Rootborn Defenses Heroic Intervention Teferi's Protection Asceticism Marshal's Anthem Kindred Boon Akroma's Will Flawless Maneuver

Draw(ish) - The cheaper the cards in hand the more you gonna empty and wanna draw! Skullclamp Colossal Majesty Elemental Bond Beast Whisperer Fecundity Garruk's Uprising Descendants' Path Realmwalker Hunter's Insight Snake Umbra Lifecrafter's Bestiary Mentor of the Meek Guardian Project Return of the Wildspeaker Shamanic Revelation Slate of Ancestry Collective Unconscious Camaraderie

General good cards for Cat/Dog: Maskwood Nexus Mirror Entity Crib Swap Felidar Retreat Basilisk Collar Thousand-Year Elixir Rings of Brighthearth Seht's Tiger Shields of Velis Vel Naya Charm Kindred Summons Volatile Claws Beastmaster Ascension Titanic Ultimatum Hour of Reckoning Triumph of the Hordes Finale of Devastation Idyllic Tutor Winds of Abandon Lightning Greaves (secret lair dog art!) Coat of Arms Swiftfoot Boots Impact Tremors Rhythm of the Wild Aura Shards Shared Animosity Mirari's Wake Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip Any Cheap Changelings really...

Lands to love: Slayers' Stronghold Kessig Wolf Run Hanweir Garrison Flamekin Village Gavony Township Mosswort Bridge Spinerock Knoll Windbrisk Heights Castle Embereth

Podkomorka on Preposterous Rhinoceros - Pauper EDH

1 year ago


Ainok Guide is not a great card, even outside the context of this deck. Putting a land from the deck into hand is an awful effect. There are effects that put that land directly into play from your library and plenty of them. The +1 counter text is pretty unimportant.

Ozzmonster on Pioneer 'Belcher'

1 year ago

This is a super sweet brew I love the idea what do you think about Grisly Salvage in the deck? Also why Ainok Guide over something like Gatecreeper Vine ?

hydrothermia on Heck, it's a Doggo Deck

2 years ago

Ainok Bond-Kin, Ainok Guide, Elven Warhounds, or Mossdog. Muzzle for flavor? Wild Dogs for card draw or pitching for Patrol Hound.

GnomadicMage on Jenara - A Token Gesture

3 years ago

Some interesting cards in here that I have overlooked before. I am high-jacking Launch the Fleet for my soldiers deck!

I would swap Ainok Guide for something like Fertilid. I hate how the Guide doesn't put the card in hand, but on top of the library (this screwed me at a pre-release when I didn't read the card thoroughly). Obviously, I have a personal bias.

Capitalize on an opportunity to play Wargate. ;)

Zuty on Pauper EDH Tutors

3 years ago

Ainok Guide and Loam Larva both tutor a basic and put it on top.Attune with Aether and Lay of the Land both tutor a basic for .And Land Grant can tutor a forest FOR FREE!

Otherwise, the list looks finished.

ThallionDarkshine on Bant Counters!

3 years ago

First off, not sure why tappedout doesn't know this, but Sol Ring is banned in tiny leaders. Ainok Guide and Aquastrand Spider feel like they might just be too low impact cards, since they're pretty much just bodies with counters. Oona's Blackguard is a decent way to disrupt your opponent's hand that synergizes well with your deck. Ainok Bond-Kin makes your team more harder to block profitably, and Avatar of the Resolute could just be a strong beater. I like the idea of Durable Handicraft in here, since it lets you essentially spend an extra mana to upgrade any of your creatures, which can help you scale better into the late game.

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