Beautiful art for all! I'm so glad the artist who did that Ajani is in on this set, I love his Eberron covers, this is such a treat.
Also, It looks like I'm going to be hoarding as many predator dragons as possible, lol. My guess for this card is that it's in the graveyard theme, and reanimates when an opponent plays a creature with certain characteristics.
Wow. That's actually... kind of a neat idea.
"When an opponent plays a creature with power 3 or greater, if ~ is in your graveyard you may pay . If you do, put ~ into play from your graveyard."
Does that phrasing work under the rules or do I have something backwards?
Please review the following versions of the Ajani artwork and then tell me if the art can't be for a planeswalker card:
1) First version seen (from first post):
2) Ultra Pro sleeve:
3) Ultra Pro folio/binder:
Are we sure that this art can't be used for a planeswalker? It seems to me that the art that we saw to begin with was cropped a bit. For instance, we can now see in the new images of the same art that both sides of Ajani's weapon do, in fact, have blades on them.
My biggest issue with the Ajani debate, is 'Goldmane' sounds like a MTG last name, however 'Vengeant' doesn't, it sounds more like a synonym of 'Vengeful Flaggellant' or something.
It's not his last name... it's Ajani Goldmane in a period of his life when he is trying to exact vengeance (or perhaps already has exacted vengeance) for the death of his [father?/brother?](presumably, an earlier period than the Lorwyn Ajani, because in the lorwyn accounts of him, he seems to be remorseful, if I remember correctly (or maybe not, I forget)).
Apart from my misremembrance of the story, the point is that it's not a name but a title that distinguishes him from his Lorwyn incarnation, which seems to point to Ajani Vengeant being a planeswalker.