Ajani's Welcome

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom 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
Vintage Legal

Ajani's Welcome


Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 1 life.

Feridia on Fury of the Small

3 days ago

zachz Oh I do like these recommendations. With my, albeit limited, testing higher cmc cards like Ballynock Trapper only work if I can get out multiple copies of Ballyrush Banneret. But that being said, I might be able to get it out with Preeminent Captain since all creatures are soldiers with the exception of the lord. Coordinated Barrage will 100% be going in when I have time to remake the deck. Thank you for the intro to white burn. Surge of Thoughtweft doesn't really work with the enchantment synergy but I might add it for the card draw which is much needed. Militia's Pride Would probably work great with the lord in this deck, it would also make for a great WG lifegain remake of this deck with the likes of Sunbond and Ajani's Welcome which I might do now. Thanks for the idea! Militia's Pride is a really fun looking card. It feels like I would almost need a tutor to use it without any card draw though. I will probably do a few test to see if I can make it work. Thank you very much, these look like some great cards!

TheOfficialCreator on Heliods army

1 week ago

I like the addition of Heliod-themed cards to the deck, those are very flavorful and will make any match you play with the deck better in my opinion.

Also, welcome to MTG! Take off your cloak and stay awhile!

I do think you could want a couple of cards for your deck under the lines of Soul Warden, Soul's Attendant, Ajani's Welcome, and Suture Priest.

So far, your deck has a decent setup, but there isn't a lot holding it together in terms of gameplan besides small creature tribal.

If you want, I can go to my computer and give a full analysis of your deck, including possible replacements for cards you have and looking at what each card can do for your gameplan. :3

sedris_the_traitor_king on $20 "Twin" Combo

1 month ago

The only substitute off the top of my head is Altar of Dementia, but that is more expensive(both cost and cmc) and does a worse job. Also Hair-Strung Koto but thats waaaay worse. I would probably play a different payoff if ur concerned about budget. Just from a quick look here's what I found:

Ajani's Welcome - infinite life W

Anointer Priest/Impassioned Orator - infinite life 1W

Auriok Champion - infinite life WW

Ivy Lane Denizen - infinite power on any target creature 3G

Attended Socialite - infinite power 1G

Imo you can cut 1 of them with no significant impact to your deck, or even replace them all with Ajani's Welcome. At the end of the day, infinite creatures is infinite creatures. 95/100 times you execute the combo you wont need a finisher, and in the case that you do it isnt 100% certain you will have on. Ajani's Welcome is good enough where even if all the tokens are killed it is nearly impossible to lose the game, as the only way to kill someone with infinite life is to have infinite damage, and combo decks are rare in 60 card formats. Hope this helped :)

wallisface on Sorin Imperious blood lord aggro deck

2 months ago

Some thoughts:

  • What’s your budget for this deck? You have some decently expensive/competitive cards in Thoughtseize and Sorin, but then a lot of very cheap suboptimal cards also - so what level of competitiveness/expensiveness are you looking for??

  • Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord unfortunately is pretty bad unless you’re planning to use him in a combo deck, example link here. Without comboing off for some degeneracy, he’s pretty weak.

  • Sorin's Thirst and Ajani's Welcome are really weak cards, that i’d suggest ditching. Black has a horde of decent killspells, so there’s no real reason to run Thirst. Lifegain is also an incredibly weak mechanic, so unless you’re getting some kind of massive payoff for it, avoid cards that do nothing but gain you life.

  • I think your mana curve is currently really good, so awesome work on that! Whatever changes you make, try to maintain the current curve you’re running, it looks pretty perfect!

  • With only 3 plains, you have very little odds of ever casting a card needing white. I’d suggest either ditching white entirely, or including more support for it.

  • I think you can probs go down to 22-23 lands.

KBK7101 on [Primer] Helming the Host of Heaven: A Giada Guide

3 months ago

Incredibly well written as always, my friend! Giada is definitely a boon to angel decks and mono-white decks alike. She's definitely going into my Rule 0 Serra deck for sure!

The only suggestions I have are maybe Serra the Benevolent for her tokens and buffs, Finale of Glory (may be a win more card, though) and Ajani's Welcome as a third "soul-sister". Oh! And possibly Vanquisher's Banner?

lhetrick13 on Ajani's Army

4 months ago

First off, love the concept as I have something played with a similar deck but it has diverged a lot from a its original lifegain strategy.

A few things I could suggest with my experience with mono-decks and cats are the following:

  1. Lands - Maybe add Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx as your devotion to white is going to be pretty high. Another possibility would be Extraplanar Lens as you will likely have a lot of basic plains and that is a good way to increase your mana pool in your situation. Radiant Fountain would be a great replacement for Kabira Crossroads as it does not enter tapped and you should have plenty of other ways of getting mana.

  2. The presence of Emerge Unscathed and Brave the Elements seems odd considering how much better Brave the Elements is.

  3. Ajani's Welcome would fit in nicely considering your heavy focus on gaining life to pump creatures or win.

  4. I would recommend dropping Spirit Mantle for more removal spells. it just seems pretty lackluster.

The last thing I would mention is that protection from a color is handy at times but it does not provide 100% protection. Board wipe spells such as Damnation or similar spells that do not have any particular target ignore protection. With that said, protection still does have its benefits but just keep in mind it is not foolproof.

AnonmousAxolotl on Esper Ghostface

6 months ago

Ajani's Welcome works great with Obzedat, Ghost Council. Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond work great as well, although they are really, really expensive.

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