Ajani's Pridemate

Ajani's Pridemate

Creature — Cat Soldier

Whenever you gain life, put a +1/+1 counter on Ajani's Pridemate. (For example, if an effect causes you to gain 3 life, put one +1/+1 counter on this creature.)

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Ajani's Pridemate Discussion

wallisface on Forbidden Art

21 hours ago

Some thoughts:

  • Massacre Wurm feels a little too cute.., by the time you’ve reached 6 mana the game must surely be already decided? Does it actually help more than it hinders?

  • Mantle of Leadership feels risky as it’s an aura that doesn’t do anything special on entry/exit, so is likely to blow you out when your opponent kills your creature (losing you two card for the price of one). It also doesn’t appear to actually help you a lot here.

  • Idyllic Tutor is nice, but really slow… it gives your opponent too much time uninterrupted. If you need to ensure tokens are being penalised, running a few Virulent Plague should help. The Tutor just doesn’t feel like it’s going to provide enough value to compensate for its clunkiness

  • dropping the above cards probably means you can get away with 22 lands??

  • Ajani's Pridemate might be doing wonders for you, but it feels like a really strange choice, and one that i’m super skeptical of being the right card for this deck. Something like Hunted Horror feels like it should be more what you’re after?

Skysurfer on Vito & vamps Deck

3 days ago

Right off the cuff I would cut Blood Seeker , Voracious Vampire and Brave the Sands as they dont help you win with your life shenanigans. Keeping 1 copy of Blood Seeker may be decent against token or creature decks but that's up to you. Blood Burglar to me seems like a sub-optimal version of Vampire of the Dire Moon and Tithe Drinker so I would swap those. If you have the wallet, Exquisite Blood makes you go infinite with Vito so its an easy swap with Boon Reflection and Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is insane, especially when combined with cards like Champion of Dusk and Sanctum Seeker . Indulging Patrician and Silversmote Ghoul is a path if you can consistently get to 3 life each turn. Some copies of Fatal Push or Heartless Act may do you some good because spot removal is nice in modern. You could also be spicy and go Abiding Grace + some decent one drops like Knight of the Ebon Legion , Indulgent Aristocrat , Guul Draz Assassin , Guul Draz Vampire and Vampire Cutthroat . That aside, Nighthawk Scavenger , Blood Artist , Legion's Landing  Flip, Legion Lieutenant , and Drana's Emissary seem like they would fit nicely. I might cut some Cleric of life's bond as well, because its almost purely overshadowed by faster growing cards like Ajani's Pridemate and Sprite Dragon atm. I might also consider cutting 1 Boon Reflection and 1-2 lands to fit the mana curve a little more nicely. A lot of these are just pure suggestions, so the choice on what path is up to you. All in all, very cool deck. I am a big fan of trying to make Vito work, I hope you are successful in your journey and I hope this helps.

Epicurus on Kitten Crusades

1 month ago

I originally had the same question about neglecting Ajani's Pridemate . However, since your answer to that was lack of enough life gain, then why use Felidar Sovereign ? I'd replace that with either some protection like Heroic Intervention or Shalai, Voice of Plenty , or maybe mass removal like Heliod's Intervention . Or just Cathars' Crusade as someone else mentioned, since that fits the name of the deck.

lifemtg on Di Immortales!

2 months ago

Daedalus19876 Thanks for the comment! I’m considering taking out Ajani's Pridemate , and God-Eternal Kefnet for some draw. Definitely gonna replace it with some card advantage/draw cards. I would love to put in a Mana Drain , but unfortunately your definition of “burn a little money” and “Cheap”is not the same as mine. :)

Daedalus19876 on it's worth the Rhys

2 months ago

My first cut would be Ajani's Pridemate , it doesn't feel very good here. Inspired Charge seems so-so as well. Have you considered Sprout Swarm ? It's a cheap way to always have something to do (since you can tap any five tokens to generate a new token for free, at instant speed). There were also some cool new cards in the recent Quandrix precon :)

I might also try to include some artifact ramp, like Sol Ring , Arcane Signet , Talisman of Unity , and Selesnya Signet (as well as creatures like Llanowar Elves ). These help you ramp more easily, and spam Rhys's higher-cost ability :)

Daedalus19876 on Di Immortales!

2 months ago

Hello, I'm back for another comment! My first cut here would likely be Ajani's Pridemate (he doesn't do much in EDH), followed by Serra Ascendant (he doesn't do much without evasion of some kind), then God-Eternal Kefnet (he's a cool card, don't get me wrong, but it doesn't feel like you have a high enough density of instants/sorceries for him to work right).

Also, if you have a little money to burn, Mana Drain is about as cheap as it'll ever get, and is a pretty strict upgrade over Arcane Denial :)

Rorolith on mono white

3 months ago

So, take into account what kind of deck you want to play. Aggro? Cut the board wipes. Control? Add more removal, take most of your creatures out. I'm going to work ona n aggro gameplan since that looks like whre your deck is leaning towards.

Cut: Tragic Poet

Prowling Felidar

Lagonna-Band Trailblazer

Knight of New Benalia

Dwarven Priest

Archon of Emeria (You are an aggro deck and want to be able to cast more than one creature in the same turn)

Rustwing Falcon

Djeru, With Eyes Open (you run no planeswalkers, also a bad card)

Adamant Will

Aegis of the Heavens

Blessed Light

Divine Verdict

Squire's Devotion

Slash of Talons

Smite the Monstrous All your sorcerys

Lithoform Engine

Hieromancer's Cage

Karma

On Serra's Wings

Novice Knight you run no equipment

4 plains

Now this might seem like a lot, but I will give you some suggestions for cards that will help further your gameplan

Creatures: currently you are running some really good cards as one ofs and bad cards with more copies, such as; Dauntless Bodyguard , Leonin Vanguard , Hunted Witness , Luminarch Aspirant Venerated Loxodon which is a great finisher, and Speaker of the Heavens .

You could run 1 more Ajani's Pridemate and 4x Soul Warden

Legion's Landing  Flip is a very good card, so I would keep it.

Removal: If you want to go with some of the best white removal ever printed that is modern legal, but a little expensive, go with Path to Exile . If not Path to Exile would be much better than Hieromancer's Cage , Conclave Tribunal is pretty good, but I wouldn't run more than 5 removal spells since you want to be going wide with your creatures and a hand ful of removal will just stall the game and you will lose in the end. You want to end the game fast while maintaining a high life score.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on blue/white Wifeys

4 months ago

You want four of anything that you're never unhappy to draw. In the cards I listed, Ajani's Pridemate , Speaker of the Heavens , and Soul Warden should all be four-ofs, Heliod probably three just because you can't have more than one of him on the battlefield (legendary rule). Dream Trawler is one I forgot to mention, but he's a really good finishing creature, probably only 2-3 copies though.

Yeah, I can help you out with other decks if you need.

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