Geist-Honored Monk

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 Rare
Innistrad Rare

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Geist-Honored Monk

Creature — Human Monk

Vigilance

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

Funke on Trostani's Growth Hormones

4 days ago

Thanks for the help codach, I really apreciate it.

I was thinking of picking up Giant Adephage and Crested Sunmare the next time I go to the card store. About my budget, I don't really want to spend over $20 on a card unless it makes/breaks a deck (like Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre in my Rakdos, Lord of Riots deck), so buying Archangel of Thune is probably not going to happen anytime soon. As well, if I continue improving this deck I will probably pick up Chord of Calling, Darien, King of Kjeldor and Primal Vigor.

The only problem with removing Geist-Honored Monk is I would be removing flying tokens, which I desperately need to deal with flying commander damage. It seems like a real issue when going up against a deck like my Rakdos, Lord of Riots deck, which consistently pings me for 6.

I find my deck lacks draw power/tutors, so wouldn't it be a better idea to have both Green Sun's Zenith and Chord of Calling in it?

All of that is dependent on if I continue building this deck, but I might end up morphing it into a Ghave, Guru of Spores deck (black adds so much to the table!) I was thinking of tearing this deck apart and building something along the lines of this deck: EDH Mycomancy, a moist magic...

codach on Trostani's Growth Hormones

5 days ago

Excellent choice in commander. I love my Trostani deck located here: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/trostani-edh-v20/

Trostani is surprisingly quite hard to build correctly reason being it does not remove any elements from your deck. For example Marath, Will of the Wild removes token production so all you need to do is ramp, draw cards and make those tokens better. But even failing that you will still have basic tokens to stall with. With Trostani who is still an awesome commander you have to build all elements into your deck.

I recommend taking all small token generators out of the deck and replacing them with quality token generators such as Crested Sunmare or Giant Adephage. Trostani loves big tokens because of her populate. If you were looking to go small tokens, I'd recommend Rhys the Redeemed as your commander. Things like Geist-Honored Monk, Trostani's Summoner, and Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage would be the ones I'd cut first. finally, Cryptolith Rite becomes bad without little creatures so I'd recommend cutting that too if you end up following my advice.

The second thing that trostani struggles with a lot is getting on the board early because big token generators tend to cost a lot of mana - e.g., Desolation Twin. If you're at a table with aggressive decks, you will likely die quickly if you don't drop something early or ramp into your late game quickly. Ramping on trostani is very important. You have a good start, but I would recommend even more. Kodama's Reach is just another Cultivate which is one of the best ramp cards in commander. Nature's Lore and Skyshroud Claim both put lands in untapped which is huge. Farseek is a nice early ramp that can grab you either a plains or a forest.

luckily, we're in selesnya and selesnya has some of the best land based ramp in the game. Lands like Myriad Landscape, Krosan Verge, and Blighted Woodland are great for ramping. While i'm on the topic of lands, i'd recommend cutting your generic tap-lands such as Tranquil Expanse, Terramorphic Expanse, Selesnya Guildgate, Blossoming Sands, Evolving Wilds, and Graypelt Refuge for just more basic lands. We're not that desperate for color fixing and it's really important to have your lands coming in untapped.

I'll finish up by making a few recommendations from my deck and some cuts i recommend as well. First, Emmara Tandris is a pretty weak card for how expensive she is. Think about what else could go in the 7cmc slot - e.g., Giant Adephage. Intangible Virtue probably isn't good enough for its minimal +1/+1. I'm not sure what your budget is, but Archangel of Thune is an absolute monster in this deck. Darien, King of Kjeldor is sweet too because if you ever take damage, you immediately get all your life back from the tokens coming out if trostani is in play. I recommend swapping out your Green Sun's Zenith for a Chord of Calling because you can instant speed in a Felidar Sovereign right before your turn to just win the game if no one has removal or is tapped out. If you don't have $60 to fork over for a Doubling Season, Primal Vigor can be a nice budget option. The downside to vigor is that it helps everyone at the table but %99 of the time it will be the most useful to you. It's also even better if you know no one in your play group plays a token/counters deck.

You mentioned in your description that this deck is weak to board wipes. I have also had problems with board clear, and I like how you've tried to combat them with cards like Heroic Intervention, Loxodon Hierarch, and Dauntless Escort. I'll have to play test some of these to see how they work.

I am by no means an expert of Trostani. I have been brewing her for a while now, but I bought my trostani deck only about a month ago. So, please take everything I say with a grain of salt. Good luck and feel free to message me with any questions you have.

EternalBrewmaster on Temmet, Vizier of Clones

1 week ago

Stolen Identity, Sphinx's Revelation, Cackling Counterpart, Batterskull and Tempt with Reflections would all be solid, especially the first two. I would cut All Is Dust as I don't know why you would play it in the first place since you have so many colored permanents. Clone Legion, and Followed Footsteps would also be sweet. Personally I would cut cards like Grasp of Fate amd Counterspell and use creatures that you want to make tokens of anyways to do those sorts of things, like Angel of Serenity and Draining Whelk. Geist-Honored Monk would be sweet too.

Adorned Pouncer probably isn't good enough for EDH; I would also cut Enlightened Tutor, Secure the Wastes, and White Sun's Zenith. Play cards that actually do things like the ones I mentioned above instead of ones that late game make you a ton of tokens. Temmet is different from any other token general in that he wants you to have 1 big token rather that a massive token army. To that end, play Medomai the Ageless since this is a combat-focused Azorius deck and Blade of Selves for obvious reasons, but also for Anointed Procession shenanigans. I would also cut Sword of Fire and Ice, Phyrexian Processor, and Quietus Spike to make room for more creatures and tokenization cards. The sword is great and all, but just because you can play it in every deck doesn't mean you should, and there's plenty of card draw available to this deck without it. The processor is just off-flavor for me and there's not a lot of obvious ways to gain back the life, and Quietus Spike will certainly kill people quickly, and make them want to kill you quickly too, all of them. So again, I would suggest playing more token-producing value cards in those slots. Lightning Greaves is actually sub-optimal in this deck as the shroud will prevent you from targeting the equipped creature with Temmet's ability.

BestBuds on Angels Grace

1 month ago

removal ideas Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer, Feldon of the Third Path, Geist-Honored Monk, Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip (not enough token mecanics in my opinion), Everflowing Chalice. i see alot of cards that make tokens but i think these cards should be re-evaluated, this deck in my opinion is leaning towards a human angel buff deck and even though human tokens are good, there are too many amazing cards in magic that do way more than put out tokens, so i fell you should not use a deck slot for a token card when the deck cant run cards that break token effects like Doubling Season and populate cards.

Redace878 on Old Rick, Lunarch Marshal

1 month ago

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor Yes, Odric is very fun to play! Land Tax is a bit out of my budget, but I'll consider Weathered Wayfarer. I'll definitely put in Knight of the White Orchid.

I had Crested Sunmare in here at one point, but I can't remember why I took him out. I'll test it out again.

You're right, I really don't have enough recursion. Second Sunrise is awesome, and Eerie Interlude looks pretty useful, especially with Captain of the Watch or Geist-Honored Monk.

Jabber on Planeswalker Token Deck

2 months ago

Try maybe adding, Increasing Devotion, Midnight Haunting, and Geist-Honored Monk. Also try looking up creatures that make tokens when they enter and leave the battle field.

Jabber on Planeswalker Token Deck

2 months ago

I like this token deck type, I have used a similar decks in the past. Some of the cards I would recommend are, Primordial Hydra just for how good it is even if it doesn't fit the deck, Odric, Lunarch Marshal for more stuff, also maybe Archetype of Endurance, or some life gain, Shaman of Forgotten Ways or Soul's Attendant, or just more creatures with Geist-Honored Monk or Nomads' Assembly.

GrayAlchemyst on Creed--I mean--Odric, Master Tactician

2 months ago

Making sure you always have 3 creatures too attack with with Odric seems really important. Timely Reinforcements is perfect since you can go from no board to Odric attacks in one thing. Geist-Honored Monk Precinct Captain even cards like Sound The Alarm! and Servo Exhibition seem good enough although some are a bit slow. Also like Heliod, God of the Sun

Since Odric encourages go wide anthems seem great. Honor of the Pure Marshal's Anthem Glorious Anthem Spear of Heliod Dictate of Heliod and Archangel of Strife are classics. And if you want sneaky tech Light from Within works too.

Don't forget white has Knight of the White Orchid which is quite good ramp also Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and Extraplanar Lens since your monocolored. Ooh also Solemn Simulacrum.

Also if you're doing soldier tribal Deploy to the Front Catapult Master Daru WarchiefMartial Coup and Conqueror's Pledge are great. Bastion Protector Archetype of Courage and Intrepid Hero all happen to be soldiers. Don't forget those anything lords Metallic Mimic Adaptive Automaton Brass Herald and Coat of Arms are all nuts in tribal.

If you end up having enough tokens don't forget Anointed Procession

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