|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH)||Mythic Rare|
|Shards of Alara (ALA)||Mythic Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Mythic Rare|
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Planeswalker — Ajani
+1: Target permanent doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.
-2: Ajani Vengeant deals 3 damage to target creature or player and you gain 3 life.
-7: Destroy all lands target player controls.
Ajani Vengeant Discussion
2 days ago
As for sig. spell, I like Boros Charm since it gives you versatility and aggro, which is kinda what samurai (and boros in general) likes.
6 days ago
This will work with Estrid's +2.
To start, Loyalty Abilities are activated abilities. Like all activated abilities, you pay a cost as part of putting the ability on the stack. In the case of a Loyalty Ability, that cost is adding or removing loyalty counters from the planeswalker.
Estrid's first ability does not target, so you can pay the cost (adding 2 loyalty) and put the ability on the stack, regardless of whether that ability is going to have an effect or not. The ability resolves, and nothing happens, but that's irrelevant to your question--by that point the loyalty has already been put on Estrid.
Notably, however, this will not work if the planeswalker ability requires a target AND there are no legal targets for that ability--you cannot activate a targeted ability (and thus cannot pay the cost of gaining loyalty), unless you are able to satisfy the targeting requirements.
In practice, however, that's not going to be a big deal--Wizards went out of its way to ensure the + loyalty abilities will almost always have a sufficient number of valid targets. This is done in four ways:
The + loyalty ability will say something like "Up to one target" meaning you can choose 0 targets. This allows you to activate the loyalty ability with 0 targets, so you can still "pay" the cost of adding loyalty to your walker. Example: Huatli, Dinosaur Knight .
The planeswalker's ability will always have a target because it can target itself. Example: Ajani Vengeant .
The planeswalker might not be able to activate one of its + loyalty abilities due to lack of valid targets, but will have a second + loyalty ability that can be activated in the absence of targets. Example: Garruk, Apex Predator
The target of the loyalty ability will be an opponent, since you'll always have an opponent. Example: Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver .
So, the only situation where a player can't activate at least one + loyalty ability is going to involve a loyalty ability that requires a target and a complex boardstate rendering all those targets unavailable. For example, if Leyline of Sanctity gives your opponent hexproof, you will not be able to activate Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver 's +2 ability due to a lack of valid targets.
1 month ago
SynergyBuild: I'm running Lightning Helix over bolt for the life gain, which the deck otherwise doesn't really have (I've rarely found a chance to actually exert Sovereign). In theory the Birds makes the extra mana cost less of a down side, though I'm sure from time to time I'll regret it when I just have a stomping ground up and a Helix in hand.
Dragaan: Adversary of Tyrants does seem awesome here, getting the lord above 1 toughness would be great in the current W6 filled meta! trying out 1 Adversary and 1 Vengeant for now. Shield of the Oversoul is a cool idea, and I can see the indestructible upside making the chance of a 2-for-1 low enough to play 1 or 2. Not sure how I'd fit it though! Perhaps in the SB in place of the Rancor ...
Dromoka's Command is intriguing, though I think having Veil of Summer now covers some of the uses better, and there's not very many enchantment decks kicking around right now. I'll give it a spin though and see how it fits in here.
The red splash is mainly there for Wild Nacatl . I started with just 1 Stomping Ground , but added a second after I started liking Ajani Vengeant and moved it into the main. I often run 1 Forge-Tender and 1 Firewalker in other decks, not sure why I didn't here but I'll probably make that change.
I really like the idea of Blessed Alliance here - the Sovereign synergy is awesome and would make it a lot safer to exert. And I think I have been seeing some more Bogles.
1 month ago
alright cool, here are some suggestions to look into -
Celestial Colonnade : land with vigilance that can attack and help you keep up mana to counter and stuff.
Supreme Verdict : sorcery speed uncounterable board wipe that doesn't give your opponent lands
Lightning Helix : kills something, heals you, instant speed - what's not to like?
Jace, the Mindsculptor: big Jace, this guy will wreck your opponents day, and yours with that price tag
Teferi, Time Raveler : slows your fast opponents down, excellent at keeping you alive.
Path to Exile : instant speed, low cost, and no restrictions, this thing is nuts powerful
Ajani Vengeant : lightning helix on a planeswalker, pretty good.
Spell Snare : hits a surprising number of targets
Dovin's Veto : great to pull in during the control mirror, good sideboard card
Fetch lands - great at getting the lands you need when you need them
Force of Negation : free surprise counterspell, pretty good
Mana Leak : still one of modern's best counterspells
Snapcaster Mage : you called this one out yourself, he's pretty good.
Now obviously you won't be able to fit everything from this list into the mainboard, but this is a good starting point I think. The goal you should strive for with a control deck is to play everything at instant speed, letting you keep up mana to stop threats when your opponent plays them. having tons of sorcery speed removal and answers will slow down your ability to respond.
2 months ago
2 months ago
This looks like a fun deck! Leonin Arbiter doesn't play well with your fetches, though. You have a couple of choices here. You can leave them in, and switch to Inspiring Vantage and go up on Sunbaked Canyon ; or take them out and use something like Crucible of Worlds .
Also, since you're Red and White you might consider Ajani Vengeant .
ALSO, Pillage should probably be in this deck, at least the
3 months ago
@SP3CTR3_chelts: Interesting... "Aurelia's Parhelion △ Legion of the Damned". Not a bad idea; in spite of Her being created by Feather, retaliated against her, & became a Guildleader, & Razia is a Parun… I suppose I'll deal w/ that; though I dunno about the "of the Damned" part now...
Definetely sucks, since I'm making CMDR Decks for both; including Kruphix. I'll leave the mass draw from here...
Yeah, Ajani Vengeant ; though he abandoned the Mana by the time he followed a now dead Elspeth Tirel to Theros; but if Elspeth was mentioned to be a part of Tamiyo 's Story Circle, is Elspeth REALLY ALIVE? If the Final Moments of FATE REFORGED told us nothing, I'd reference BlazBlue while I'm at it. So how did Elspeth Tirel Escape the Starfield of Nyx , & Planeswalk to Kamigawa to meet up w/ Tamiyo in the first place?
It's odd. Gideon Jura did side w/ the Boros Legion for awhile, & his background as Kytheon Iora Flip came from an area of Theros (Gideon's Home Plane) centered on Red & Mana; & most of the cards' lore based upon this further demonstrates this point. Even Heartwarming Redemption of WAR further expands the story after Gideon's death as well. Which was Ironic as he did wield Blackblade Reforged ; which is Black mana incarnate of Weaponry.
I'll talk about a Boros OC Planeswalker another time. But she's definitely no War-Like individual; preferring to actually think than just react alone as an action.
3 months ago
When I played this is modern way back before it was a deck with nahiri and emrakrul ... The win cons in my modern deck once the board state was stable were.
Fast forward a few years and then that's when the nahiri emrakrul "combo" Again this was me back in 2014 my little home brew I wasnt playing chalice or ensnaring bridge like they were but I played blood moon. And granted it aas 60 card. Amd most of those listed above where one of's
Elspeth, Sun's Champion is just great after a board wipe or her -3 . she just shits out and army and when she gets to her ultimate the little 1/1's become 3/3's that plus Assemble the Legion ticking up every turn with and emblem is just stupid LOL. my personal favorite being able to use Elspeth, Knight-Errant to use her second +1 to jump either her own token, any other 1/1" or my personal favorite is to use her second +1 on a active Gideon Jura I would also assume if bot my personal preference to the deck style for boros prison in EDH is to be enchantment based in terms of cards like Luminarch Ascension Ghostly Prison Sphere of Safety Rest in Peace is always a good card Oblivion Ring if you decide to go rather enchant heavy Sigil of the Empty Throne . Just to name a few off the top of my head... Also the question is...whats the budget . Also my personal favorite win cons over the years Baneslayer Angel Sun Titan if you run an fair amount of. Cmcs of 3 or less. Entreat the Angels is nice because even though your not playing blue there are still ways to top deck manipulate for Entreat the Angels or just for better draws like Scroll Rack Sensei's Divining Top Crystal Ball Again just ranting off ideas and cards from too of my head
Ajani Vengeant occurrence in decks from the last year
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