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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|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Uncommon|
|War of the Spark (WAR)||Uncommon|
|Core Set 2019 (M19)||Uncommon|
|Iconic Masters (IMA)||Uncommon|
|Magic 2015 (M15)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2013 (C13)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH)||Uncommon|
|2011 Core Set (M11)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Ajani's Pridemate occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.14%
All decks: 0.07%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
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Ajani's Pridemate Discussion
5 days ago
Reach Maturity -
Put X +2/+2 counters on target creature, where X is the number of +1/+1 counters on that creature. Remove all +1/+1 counters from that creature.
Edit: ninja'd. Do the tripler
6 days ago
Enchantment - Aura
Whenever one or more +1/+1 counters are added to enchanted creature for the first time each turn, gain that much life.
Basically superpowers a creature enchanted with Hydra's Growth. The "for the first time each turn" stipulation should prevent an infinite loop caused by enchanting Ajani's Pridemate or Bloodthirsty Aerialist.
1 week ago
Thanks for the comment!
With all the Lords I'm imagining it like a budget casual version of Merfolk. Something like Aether Vial would probably be a good non-budget option.
Qasali Pridemage was in my initial list, but I cut it after Feline Sovereign was spoiled (since they offer similar utility). My meta is quite casual and not very artifact / enchantment heavy. Exalted was nice alongside Adorned Pouncer, however.
I looked at Leonin Vanguard initially (and it's run in the MTGGoldfish list I based mine one), but I found it a bit too conditional. I think if I were to run a conditional 1 drop it would be Loam Lion (plus Terramorphic Expanse and Canopy Vista ).
2 weeks ago
Played about 4 games now and some changes were made let me know what you think...
The following were added: Heliod, Sun-Crowned, Soul Warden, Aetherflux Reservoir, Sun Titan, Linden, the Steadfast Queen, Ajani's Pridemate, Daxos, Blessed by the Sun, Smothering Tithe, Soul's Attendant, Suture Priest, Flawless Maneuver, Altar of the Pantheon.
In replacement of the following; Skybind, Gerrard's Battle Cry, Daybreak Coronet, Consecrate Land, Celestial Dawn, Order of Leitbur, Glittering Lion, Clergy of the Holy Nimbus, Order of the White Shield, Brightling, Herald of Anafenza, and Knight of the Holy Nimbus
Celestial Dawn was hard to remove, but i was unsure how it worked with Blood Moon or Emeria, The Sky Ruin. So let me know your thoughts. I went more life gain, but it keeps me around a bit longer. With most of the creatures being low powered unless pumped up by other creatures, something was needed Sun Titan gets things back the mana cost for most critters is 3 or under. and if titan doesnt work or is removed Emeria, the sky ruin gets him back. Sun Titan and Kami of False Hope is so fun.
Shagoth Let me know what you think, its early in the process. i am interested in y
4 weeks ago
You should add more lifegain try Chaplain's Blessing and other cards that get you more life gain add Kabira Crossroads you should also use your health as a weapon with Ajani's Pridemate and Felidar Sovereign
1 month ago
So you've chosen mono-white, traditionally seen as a weaker colour in EDH thanks to a lack of ramp and draw. But not does it gain life, and you can work with that! First up, some creatures that care about lifegain (if you're not going full stax you'll need decent bodies to block and close out the game if your win-cons get removed): Ajani's Pridemate; Angel of Vitality; Archangel of Thune; Gideon's Company; Heliod, Sun-Crowned; Serene Steward; Serra Ascendant; Serra Avatar or Twinblade Paladin are all decent at this while Avacyn, Angel of Hope and Sun Titan are staples for a reason. I'm not convinced by the Runes, they're cool but a completely dead draw if your opponents aren't playing that colour. Other options might be Ajani's Welcome, Authority of the Consuls, Blind Obedience, Crackdown; Cradle of Vitality, Dawn of Hope; Path of Bravery; Smothering Tithe and Sunbond. The Reservoir is one of your best ways to win, so being able to search it up with Enlightened Tutor or the more budget Inventors' Fair and Tamiyo's Journal would be good. Other cards that might be good inclusions would be a wrath or two; Tithe/Land Tax; Debt of Loyalty; Lapse of Certainty; Selfless Squire; Rebuff the Wicked; Voidstone Gargoyle; Generous Gift; Emeria Shepherd; Exile and maybe some of the many Ajanis, Elspeths or Gideons. Finally, I reckon that 35 lands may even be a few too many, especially as most of them are basics. Might be worth cutting down to 30 and looking for some utility in cyclers/Emeria, The Sky Ruin/Detection Tower/Evolving Wilds etc. Could probably trade Path of Ancestry away too - it doesn't do much for you but is actually quite valuable!
2 months ago
Hey, good job upgrading the precon.
You could cut several higher CMC cards to reduce the avg. CMC which can help to speed up the deck. An advantage of Kaheera is it's a three drop anthem effect for Cats therefore more one drop and two drop Cats you can get on the battlefield before you play Kaheera the more attacking you can do. Lower CMC Cats are also better with lots of equipment since easier to have mana to equip to the turn you play a Cat. Arahbo is the high CMC Cat you want to cast and it's easy access in the Command Zone.
Cats to consider adding:
- Wild Nacatl
- Loam Lion
- Savannah Lions
- Adorned Pouncer
- Ajani's Pridemate
- Skyhunter Skirmisher
- Mirror Entity
Cats with double strike become real threats when their power is increased. Entity is a Cat since it's a changeling; it's also a mana sink to make all Cats high power/toughness until end of turn. When you activate Entity it changes the power/toughness of each Cat you control, then any other effects that increase the power/toughness of Cats are also applied to each Cat. Nacatl and Loam can benefit from dual lands that are both a Plains and a Forest: Temple Garden, Canopy Vista, Scattered Groves. Farseek and Nature's Lore can search for one of these lands.
Other cards to consider adding:
- Sigarda's Aid: can cast equipment at instant speed and can equip to a creature you control for no mana cost when equipment ETB.
- Eladamri's Call: instant creature tutor.
- Open the Armory: tutor for an equipment.
- Talisman of Unity
- Selesnya Signet
- Elemental Bond: draw when a 3 or more power Cat ETB. If there's effects that increase the power/toughness of Cats then these effects are applied as the Cat ETB. If these effects give the Cat 3 or more power then you can draw when it ETB. Works with tokens also.
- Duelist's Heritage: give a Cat double strike until end of turn.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Elfhame Palace
- Vivid Grove
- Vivid Meadow
- Jareth, Leonine Titan
- Jedit Ojanen of Efrava
- Nissa's Pilgrimage
- Hero's Blade
- Moonsilver Spear
- Sigiled Sword of Valeron
- Loxodon Warhammer
- Icon of Ancestry
- Frondland Felidar
- Huntmaster Liger
- Jazal Goldmane
- Zendikar Resurgent
- Door of Destinies
Good luck with your deck.
2 months ago
Hey jlw157 - this is a good start! Lifegain decks can be a lot of fun. The main piece of advice I have would be to add more ways of turning your lifegain into offense. At the super-budget level, that probably means running the full playset of Ajani's Pridemate, at least two or thee Serene Steward, and possibly a couple of Sunbond. There are also a couple of fantastic budget cards in the last few sets for decks like this - see, especially, Daxos, Blessed by the Sun and Linden, the Steadfast Queen.