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Creature — Human Monk
Geist-Honored Monk's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creatures you control.
When Geist-Honored Monk enters the battlefield, put two 1/1 white Spirit creature tokens with flying onto the battlefield.
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Geist-Honored Monk Discussion
1 month ago
Yeah, I think I'm going to add Eldrazi Displacer to blink the Hermits.. it also blinks Reveillark , Avenger of Zendikar and Geist-Honored Monk - it also flickers Stuffy Doll to name a new victi... player.
1 month ago
Thanks for the upvote on my Land of the Lost! For this deck, would you consider making it only UW? I'm guessing you want B for Lingering Souls , which makes sense, that's a great card. Cutting B would make for a slightly easier mana base is all. If you want to keep B, my simple suggestions are Evolving Wilds or Arcane Sanctum . I also want to mention Geist-Honored Monk , good in token decks.
3 months ago
Thanks! Glad you like it!
You could possibly replace Overrun or Overwhelming Stampede with Craterhoof and Triumph since they’re strictly better unless you just want redundancy in your trampling. Precinct Captain and Geist-Honored Monk aren’t our best token producers and could probably be swapped out for the doublers.
I’m in the middle of cutting some things for cards in the Maybeboard. I’ve already cut Lifecrafter's Bestiary and Oketra's Monument since this deck doesn’t rely on playing tons of creature cards. There’s only about 20 creatures which is pretty low for a green deck. In that light you might also cut Prowling Serpopard depending on how much counter magic you run into.
Ajani, Caller of the Pride is the weakest planeswalker and is really only good to burst into cat tokens 4 turns after you play him. You might not miss him if you’re running Craterhoof, and White Sun's Zenith takes care of creating lots of cats.
Let me know how it plays once you build it!
4 months ago
Nice deck! I've always been partial to this style of deck. +1
Token gen — As you said, you create so many creatures in this deck, so Triplicate Spirits can easily be just as good as Spectral Procession, but it also can be potentially cast for FREE!
Early game — Your first couple turns are vulnerable to fast red decks, because unless you're lucky enough to have a couple Spiritual Visits in hand, you're not creating any creatures until turn 3. Maybe consider Doomed Traveler as an additional turn 1 play and an early blocker? It's actually a little bit better than Spiritual Visits, since you ultimately get two creatures for 1 mana, and the second creature has flying. If you ever consider creating a sideboard, it might be a good option against fast aggro matchups.
Late game — Some fun options to playtest:
- Geist-Honored Monk could potentially be huge, and of course creates a couple more tokens.
- If you find yourself losing a lot of tokens due to blocking or other reasons, Twilight Drover could be very good. He also provides a mana sink to generate more tokens.
- Finally, similar to the Drover, Custodi Soulbinders provides a token-generating mana sink. Although the generator is much less efficient, he'll also start out with way more counters than the Drover (especially against an opponent with a creature-heavy deck) and doesn't rely on your tokens leaving play.
((NOTE that Custodi Soulbinders isn't modern legal. You said "casual" in your description, so I assumed it was fine to suggest that card, but you've listed the deck as Modern, so figured I should mention the legality issue.))
4 months ago
Here are some more token generators that you might like Pack Rat , Skirsdag High Priest , Geist-Honored Monk , Cloudgoat Ranger , Hero of Bladehold , Leonin Warleader and more draw power Midnight Reaper or another good death trigger creature Pawn of Ulamog .
4 months ago
Ok I'm gonna start with recommended cuts to look at and then we'll move on to what possible additions could be looked at, and why.
Angel of Jubilation - This is a maybe cut. Its a good anthem effect and its anti-sac effect can be very useful. However due to being a token deck, we might want to be sacrificing our tokens to do things. So we'll evavluate this again later.
Ant Queen - Another maybe cut. Its a fine token creator, we might just be able to find something thats more efficient. But with some of the other things we'll be doing this might be worth keeping.
Geist-Honored Monk - The one off effect of creating 2 spirits probably isn't worth the slot here. We can find cheaper creatures that have the power and toughness equal to the number of creatures you control if we like that bit.
Jade Mage - Same argument as the Ant Queen really. Though this one doesn't even have a good body to back it up and three mana to make a 1/1 might not be good enough.
Kazandu Tuskcaller - It takes 6 mana to get this guy to the point where he makes 1 3/3 every turn. I think we can do a lot better than this. Its just soooo slow.
Selesnya Guildmage - This one is another maybe. The 4 mana for a 1/1 is rather underwhelming. But the anthem effect is ok.
Thelonite Hermit - Its a lot of mana to get anything out of this guy. It will cost you 8 to get the tokens which seems like a lot even if it is split over multiple turns.
Tukatongue Thallid - As much as we love this guy, the one off effect probably isn't worth his slot. We could do with a couple of other things at 1 mana.
Worldspine Wurm - I love this guy too, but its a lot of mana and he only makes the tokens on death. Seen as we want the tokens sooner rather than later so we can duplicate them with Rhys etc, we might want something that makes the 5/5s quicker. But we could keep this guy for the big guy turn sideways plan.
Cathars' Crusade - I despise keeping track of the board state that this thing creates. Though the effect is actually really powerful and should be in. I put it in the same boat as Coat of Arms. The "Oh Good God, you're on your own just tell me how much your attacking for" boat.
Growing Ranks - I'm never exactly a fan of cards which only trigger in your upkeep like this as they can feel so slow when you play them on your turn, then 3 other peoples turns go by, then you get your first activation. Especially when it only copies one guy.
Leyline of Vitality - While all the effects on this card are fine. I think we could just do better than this. The toughness buff is unlikely to save our creatures from a wrath effect, and the life effect we can find for cheaper. The chance of triggering the Leyline start in play is so low in EDH its probably worth discounting.
Sigil of the Empty Throne - We'll keep an eye on this one. Good card if we have enough Enchantments to reliably trigger it. But bad if we don't. So we'll check out count afterwards.
Verdant Embrace - I think this is expensive, but the effect could be great to stick on something and let it go. This one is more of a maybe.
Devout Invocation - I've always wanted to love this card. But if you have enough creatures to make this a viable card, then you should have enough creatures to be winning anyway without spending 7 mana and a card to make your board into overkill.
Storm Herd - Very expensive card. In fact is the 2nd most expensive card in the deck behind Worldspine Wurm. The effect is cool, but we need to see if its worth the mana.
Moonsilver Spear - another card I've always wanted to like, but rather slow. If it put the Angel into play attacking then It would be a different story, but it doesn't. This one might be ok to keep, but i'd put it on the short list of things to cut.
Sarpadian Empires, Vol. VII - Erm, i don't think i need to explain really why 6 mana for a 1/1 and a further 3 for another 1/1 each turn is bad.
General Ideas For Improvement
First thing i can say on this one is that the deck has no ways really of stopping your opponent from doing anything they want to you while you are trying to execute your game plan. Something that is going to happen is that you are going to get all your creatures destroyed. Its the nature of commander. You're also going to get comboed out with some creatures or you're going to have an artifact or creature that completely shuts down what you're trying to do. So you need some more things that will interact with that.
More Card Draw
You have a lot of good threats and synergies. But you're going to run out of gas in hand if you don't have something to refill after you've put everything into play. Especially if we get got by a wrath we couldn't stop. So we want a few things that will keep us ticking over when we have a board state. And a few things that might help us get back into it if we get blown out.
We have a few ramp spells in here, but not a lot. We could do with some more if we wwant to be able to reliably get up to 6 mana to start Rhys'ing as soon as possible.
Obviously, there has been some new cards printed since this was updated last so we can get them too :)
Sundering Growth - In the same way that some creatures ruin us. Some enchantments and artifacts do to. This is the best way to get rid of them for our deck. But some other Naturalize type effects are not a bad idea. Possibly in the form of creatures like Reclamation Sage or instants like Krosan Grip or Beast Within . Aura Mutation Is a specific enchantment removal that makes us guys which might be worth considering
Rootborn Defenses - The Anti Wrath cards. This one is our best option for our deck, and is the cheapest money wise. Dauntless Escort is good too. Then Heroic Intervention is more expensive moneywise and so is Selfless Spirit .
Mentor of the Meek - With the amount of small tokens we will be making, this guy is great.
Huatli, Radiant Champion - Her ultimate does not say 'Non-token'
Camaraderie - This one requires a board presence but can be well worth it
Shamanic Revelation - This one requires a board presence too. But a lot of green card draw does.
Harmonize - Straight up draw 3. Never bad.
The New fun things!
Anointed Procession - Another Parallel Lives, but in white
Divine Visitation - Just read it.... its a bit good
Cryptolith Rite - Lets all of our guys tap for mana
March of the Multitudes - Instant speed make a lot of guys. Very good with our Gaea's Cradle effects.
Second Harvest - Instand speed 4 mana Rhys activation for double everything.
Shalai, Voice of Plenty - Gives your other things Hexproof and can be used to pump the team with any spare mana you have.
Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter - Like another Rhys. Except she makes big things. Do note that for some reason WOTC made her make fixed size guys so they are equal to the number of creatures you have WHEN YOU MAKE IT. I played this wrong for a few rounds in the prerelease.
Shanna, Sisay's Legacy - Hexproof lass with P/T equal to the number of creatures you control for 2 mana.
Throne of the God-Pharaoh - A good way to kill everyone at once without attacking.
Song of Freyalise - Lets our guys tap for mana for a few turns before then buffing them for a turn.
Sandwurm Convergence - Good protection and starts making 5/5 Wurms.
Thousand-Year Elixir - This is great for us as it effectively gives Rhys haste and can let you activate him twice in a turn.
Illusionist's Bracers - Doubles all of Rhys's Activations
Triumph of the Hordes - Kill everyone without them expecting it?
7 months ago
Hey, you're welcome.
If you have Brago already then consider making him your tribal Spirits Commander? If you're going for tribal Spirits then blue is where you want to be because Azorius has actual Spirit tribal cards. With Spirits you can't take the most advantage of Brago's blink, but there's still some good interactions:
- Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit
- Dungeon Geists
- Karmic Guide
- Geist-Honored Monk
- Tower Geist, etc.
Of course there's other powerful interactions with Brago's blink that are not Spirits, but are fine support cards for Spirits:
- Reality Acid
- Act of Authority
- Mystic Remora
- Tangle Wire
- Wall of Omens
- Sun Titan
- Archaeomancer: recur spells that create Spirit tokens
- Blink budget mana rocks (Ring, Talisman, Signet, Basalt, Gilded, Fellwar, etc.)
Spirit Bonds seems quite good with Brago. Each time you blink a nontoken creature you can pay to create a Spirit token. Since Brago can blink a lot of your creatures each turn Bonds can be a white mana sink to potentially make lots of Spirit tokens. With Bonds you can protect nonSpirit creatures from nonexile removal with Spirits.
7 months ago
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Otherwise, I'm good to go on RiP/SP/Q for ShuYun/Aurelia/Xathrid/(GHM)/(BE). Initiate trade whenever you're ready and I should be able to ship it off this weekend. Cheers!
Geist-Honored Monk occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.01%