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.
|Have (2)||metalmagic , gildan_bladeborn|
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|Commander 2014 (C14)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Geist-Honored Monk occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Geist-Honored Monk Discussion
2 months ago
Can't seem to edit comment so I'll included these here for the auto-include list:
3 months ago
Hi, thank you for your advices, they're precisely what i needed! First of all i know that the description is rough and approximate, when i'll arrive to 100 cards beeing sure i'll fix it once for all.
Fetid Heath , Phyrexian Tower and Diabolic Intent are surely better, and are in my wishlist for now, but i'm already investing in my Kaalia deck and except for some budget utilities (like Wake the Dead ) i prefer to wait.
Talking about the cutting (that was my biggest problem):
Cathodion is effectively the first card to remove
Pitiless Plunderer and Geist-Honored Monk have both better alternatives ( Pawn of Ulamog and Sengir Autocrat ). The second was in for giving more possibilities to get a Nim's piece of Combo and a Xathrid Necromancer target. But i think you're right and i'll cut both of them.
I think that Felidar-Restoration + Corpse Knight could be a solution if i can't pass from graveyard ( Rest in Peace & co.), but effectively it's less synergical with Teysa and all the deck. So I'll cut them.
Cutting all this i go to 100 with Teysa Karlov and Elenda, the Dusk Rose still inside: the second is not a good token generator neither is useful with his lifelink, maybe adding a Doom Whisperer to going through the deck looking for missing card? The second is a redundant, if i go infinite i don't need it, but don't you think that in a bad moment of the game a double Teysa, Orzhov Scion or Skullclamp or giving lifelink and vigilance to all the generated tokens could be a good topdeck?
3 months ago
Tempest Caller can let you tap out an opponent's army for the finishing blow.
4 months ago
If you want more wincons via blinking (outside of stax, anyway), you'll need effects that generate creatures. Some of them are Myr Battlesphere , Genesis Chamber , Drowner of Hope , Whirler Rogue , and Geist-Honored Monk . Several of these cards are good not just because they make tokens, but because they also are useful beyond their ability to just make tokens. Brago gives you an incredible amount of mana and draw in a single turn, so his ability to produce a lethal amount of creatures shouldn't be underestimated.
6 months ago
Solid list! Good ramp, and as about resilient as you could be in a Naya deck. If you really, really wanted more wrath protection there's Dauntless Escort , but that's probably overkill (and you'd have to cut a better hate bear-ish creature for it). Rootborn Defenses may be better though - and also tutorable with Sunforger. On the other hand, honestly, I wish I had another Heroic Intervention for Gahiji, but they're getting pretty pricey now...
I'm not 100% sold on Sunny Elspeth - great card to be sure, but how often are you using that minus ability when it kills your commander? If you're just looking for more swarm in white, there's also God-Eternal Oketra , Geist-Honored Monk , Hero of Bladehold , Brimaz, King of Oreskos , or even Custodi Soulbinders !
I'm curious how Luminarch Ascension works out for you. I can "see" the ceiling for it - you lock everyone out with goads and are free to add counters, seems good. However, if you play it too early you become a huge target.
Sidar Kondo is some sick tech here.
Great list! Very well crafted.
7 months ago
Ok Niko, Quick Breakdown of what you've got here.
I notice several themes integrated into the deck. You should probably only focus on one theme, and if a secondary theme crops up take advantage of it's synergies. Right now I'm seeing:
Tokens Populate Soldiers Lifegain Creature Count Matters Enchantments Matter
Next we look at targeted removal:
Wanderer's Strike - Just one removal spell is too few. What happens if someone plays a dank artifact or enchantment? Do you just die to it?
Next we'll look at boardwipes:
Hour of Revelation - Some heavy restrictions here. Do you really want to wait for your boardwipe to become discounted? This is also too few board wipes. What happens if the creatures are indestructible? Or if Someone plays around Hour of Rev?
Next we'll look at ramp:
Smothering Tithe - Excellent choice, and a real over-performing option as well.
Ashnod's Altar - Excellent way to make use of your tokens and small costed buddies.
Everflowing Chalice - Aight, not my first pick, but it's aight.
Sol Ring - Duh
This is a pretty good ramp package, but I think we could upgrade it.
Next we'll break down your card draw options:
Mentor of the Meek - Decent in this deck. Sure the tokens you want to make the most of don't work out, and a few cards you play can turn this on. I like him, lets optimize creatures around him to make him better.
Skullclamp - Ayup!
Two cards that draw for you is a good start, lets add in some more.
Alright, let's cut everything that isn't a creature, that doesn't make tokens on its own, that isn't removal, card draw, boardwipes, or ramp, that doesn't have synergy with your commander.
Ajani's Welcome - A great card, but definitely reserve it for a build where you abuse your life totals more so than make creatures.
Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit - Most of your creatures are tokens.
Angel of Glory's Rise - Anti-synergies with your commander, and the tokens it creates.
Angel of Renewal - We can find a card that does something better.
Angelic Accord - We want to make angel tokens, but we're not here to gain life.
Angelic Chorus - While this looks good, it generally equates to 4-5 life a turn. Not bad, but not amazing for the investment in this deck.
Angelic Exaltation - Boy do I have mixed feelings on this card, suffice it to say, if you have no creatures, this card sucks. You might have no creatures when you draw this card. That would suck.
Elite Inquisitor - A good card, but we can do better.
Fiendslayer Paladin - A good card, but we can do better.
Forebear's Blade - There's a little synergy here, but to be honest you want a huge discount from this, and you're not likely to get a consistent discount.
Glorious Anthem - A great spell for a tempo based weeny deck. This is a cast based token deck.
Lena, Selfless Champion - You have so many more token creatures than non-token ones, and your zombie tokens don't benefit from her selflessness at all.
Martyr's Bond - This has potential in a deck that sacrifices it's stuff to maintain board control. I don' think this is a bad card, it just isn't a good enough fit.
Power Conduit -Here's that counter theme again.
Preeminent Captain - Soldier theme.
Sigil of the Empty Throne - Enchantment theme
Squad Captain -Creature count matters theme.
Standing Troops - A good card, but we can do better.
Sunblade Angel - A good card, but we can do better.
Umbral Mantle - I may have missed what this was for.
Veteran's Armaments - Soldier theme again.
Wanderer's Strike - A good card, but we can do better.
Now, I am well aware that this is a lot of cards. Let's shore up your deck, maybe by analyzing your win conditions.
God-Eternal Oketra + Creature Spells = Profit
Token Makers + Divine Visitation = Profit
Expendable Tokens + Ashnod's Altar = Profit
So you win by smacking with a bunch of medium sized tokens, most of the time. This means you need to do three things, Play creatures, Draw Creature spells, and protect your creatures.
Let's start by adding in some badass creatures that fit in your deck well.
Loyal Sentry - One mana has never been spent so well. In the late game it makes a token, in the early game it swings for damage, in the mid game it blocks and destroys pesky creatures.
Knight of the White Orchid - A bear with first strike that ramps you. Pretty good.
Oreskos Explorer - I would never play this in a non-mono-white deck. This does however let you catch up if you are late on land draws, and is at worst a bear to block with.
Boreas Charger - Ramp bud, ramp in mono-white whenever possible. Helps that you could make a zombie, or sac it to skullclamp.
Brimaz, King of Oreskos - I heard you wanted more cats? Can I convince you to play more cats?
Leonin Warleader - This was a card in your maybeboard, its really good.
Oketra the True - This is a fairly good card. Big blocker, or a token generator if you're doing poorly. I often hold her in hand to dump and rebuild after a board wipe.
Ranger of Eos - Only a few cards in your deck that this can retrieve, but a refill alongside making a zombie is an incredibly reserved play that could prevent you from over committing to the board.
Crested Sunmare - Don't get confused. This card cares if you gain life, but not how much. You have plenty of life gain left in the deck to justify making an army of 5/5 indestructible horses.
Geist-Honored Monk - Build a board, save for right after board wipes, or to pull ahead and force one. This is at worst a 3/3 with Vigilance, and two 1/1's with flying for 5 mana. Most often, this will be a 5/5 with vigilance, two 1/1's with flying and a 4/4 with vigilance for 5 mana.
Sun Titan - Sun Titan is Sun Titan. No mono-white deck could be ashamed to run it.
Angel of Serenity - This card is heavily underrated. It is removal, with the possibility to come back, but its also an easy way to sneak in a lethal attack while generating some board presence.
Good on creatures now? Awesome, let's look at Instants.
Swords to Plowshares - Remove that creature.
Generous Gift - Remove that Permanent. Oh and make a creature smaller than my Zombie tokens.
Disenchant - Get that Artifact or Enchantment off my battlefield and in your graveyard.
Rootborn Defenses - Yeah, this.
Unbreakable Formation - This can win games, or prevent the loss of games.
Return to Dust - Fuck these two things in particular, or just one if it's that bad.
Charge Across the Araba - Talk about stupid unpredictable win-cons for a mid-range token deck. This is one.
That about wraps up Instants, now Sorceries.
Divine Reckoning - Protects your general, but still clears the board.
Hallowed Burial - For those mf'ers that don't die.
Austere Command - A very utility board wipe.
Lastly add in a Land Tax
9 months 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.
9 months 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.