Ajani, Mentor of Heroes

Ajani, Mentor of Heroes

Legendary Planeswalker — Ajani

+1: Distribute three +1/+1 counters among one, two, or three target creatures you control.

+1: Look at the top four cards of your library. You may reveal an Aura, creature, or planeswalker card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

-8: You gain 100 life.

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance: Mythic Edition (RNAMED) Mythic Rare
Journey into Nyx (JOU) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Quest Magic Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Quest Magic RPG Legal

Ajani, Mentor of Heroes Discussion

EleshNornsFs on Nahiri's Presence in Zendikar

1 month ago

Elspeth would be good. While she is technically undead, unlike the Returned, she hasn't been corrupted by it. And she has been through trauma before, this time emerging victorious, so she hasn't been broken by that either. However, her specialty seems to be in battle magic. Elspeth, Knight-Errant does have the ability to protect her allies, but we have another white walker who can heal and someone who is close to Elspeth, in the form of Ajani, Mentor of Heroes.

Daveslab2022 on Juicy Cube

1 month ago

I would change the GW “big bolstered butts” to a more value-style Selesnya deck. There are way too many to even list here but I’ll go for some haha

Fleecemane Lion Loxodon Smiter Dromoka's Command Bronzehide Lion Advent of the Wurm Ajani, Mentor of Heroes Selesnya Charm

I actually recently built a cube with some of the same themes as yours such as WB Tokens, UW control, UG ramp, and Izzet Spells matter (but I call mine counter burn)

BlackoutX on The Cat Returns

1 month ago

Greater Good is a better draw engine than Ajani, Mentor of Heroes (also cheaper with the reprint).

Grafted Exoskeleton, Sword of the Animist and Shadowspear are just good especially in this deck.

Hungry Lynx is overpriced and can really hurt you. Jareth, Leonine Titan is quite slow. Seht's Tiger doesn't do much for its cost. Edge of Autumn, why?

no Lost Leonin or Skyhunter Skirmisher?

Daveslab2022 on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Growth Spark

Enchantment - Aura

Enchant Planeswalker

If enchanted permanent creates a token(s), create twice that many tokens instead

If enchanted permanent puts a +1/+1 counter on a creature, put twice that many counters instead

Good with Elspeth, Sun's Champion and Ajani, Mentor of Heroes but insane with Nissa, Voice of Zendikar

Wildcard, but create a unique challenge for the next person.

mtgApprentice21 on Too Many Cooks: Planeswalker Control

3 months ago

Why are you using Ajani, Mentor of Heroes? Ajani Unyielding works so much better for just one more mana.

TypicalTimmy on Wither to Dust

3 months ago

There is an old saying that goes something like "Making it harder to lose isn't the same as winning."

What this means is, it doesn't matter how many defenses you have up, if you're not actively pushing toward winning the game, you are actively losing it.

For example, unless you have some fringe Wincon that cares about your life total, Ajani, Mentor of Heroes won't win you the game with the ultimate. It doesn't matter if you have 100 or 200 or 6,000 life. If damage gets through, you'll lose.

That is why Swords to Plowshares is so good - Who cares if your opponent gets 4 or 5 or even 12 life. Take that life right back in a single turn.

But this card actively makes it easier for your opponent to win, because you are now that much closer to 0 - and thus losing.

It's not a bad card. In fact I rather like it. Great suicide card, beautifully balanced for black, really solid design space. Overall it checks all the boxes for a genuinely great card.

But, at the end of the day, it is a card that helps your opponent win. And you should never be doing that.

Epicurus on Ajani's Reservoir

6 months ago

Good suggestions, thank you both!

Yes, card draw is something I feel like I need more of. I had already considered Dawn of Hope and Shamanic Revelation, but my experience with the former is that it is too slow, and as for the latter, I'm concerned that it would draw me too many cards. However, Mentor the meek and Lifecrafter's Bestiary are both worth a look.

I also had already considered Ajani, Mentor of Heroes, and while, yes, that ult is wildly tempting, it feels like I don't need it. On the other hand, Panharmonicon seems like it might be even more useful for the deck than Primal Vigor; it costs one less and only grants its ability to me. I know their effects are very different from each other, but do you think that I would benefit from swapping them?

Phyrexian Processor and True Conviction are both also definite maybes. I do already have somewhat of a mana curve issue, but had recently been suggested Endless Horizons, which will help a lot to deal with that. I'm sure that I can find a way to fit them both in here.

As for the commander, Shalai, Voice of Plenty is useful in more situations than Trostani, Selesnya's Voice. I think of Trostani more as just a redundancy of what many other cards in the deck do. Shalai is important for protecting the many planeswalkers, so I want to be sure to get her out every game.

Thanks again! Cheers!

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