Harsh Mentor


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Rare

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Harsh Mentor

Creature — Human Cleric

Whenever an opponent activates an ability of an artifact, creature, or land on the battlefield, if it isn't a mana ability, Harsh Mentor deals 2 damage to that player

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Harsh Mentor Discussion

feightj1 on Protect the Queen

10 hours ago

CaptainHippos I was thinking I could have that instead of Harsh Mentor if I really wanted. It'd be great to flicker things like Skyline Despot to ensure I get the dragon and Sun Titan too.

What do you think about going more flicker-based route with Felidar Guardian and Flickerwisp too?

Gotreck on Purphoros, God of Tokens (Multiplayer EDH Primer)

5 days ago

ay.lobo Im glad to help. I've been working on my purphoros deck for a while now, maybe you could take a look and tell me what you think Fire in the hole.

Also i strongly recommend you to include Harsh Mentor and Neheb, the Eternal in your deck they are both insane cards.

daNoodalz on Icy Hot Flyers

6 days ago

mtgoracle- Nice deck, however, I do have some suggestions. First, if your alternate win condition is to have an abundance of tokens, you NEED Revel in Riches. I know it's black, but it is worth splashing some Swamps in, so you can also use the ribbons in Cut / Ribbons. My other cheap (mana cost wise) suggestions are Soul-Scar Mage and Harsh Mentor, as it's a lose-lose for your opponent. When I think of heavy burn creatures, 2 comes to mind- Burning Sun's Avatar  Flip and Combustible Gearhulk, so I would toss in both of those, maybe even 2. Great deck, keep up the good work, hope my suggestions help. Oh yeah...can you check out and help me with this deck please?

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BioProfDude on Now available in red!

6 days ago

Wood_Elemental, thanks for the upvote! Harsh Mentor does a nice job against grixis energy, and against any decks that use any of the flip lands (e.g., Path of Mettle  Flip, Search for Azcanta  Flip). In my local store, there are still people playing energy in a grixis build with Winding Constrictor (and doing quite well with it), so Harsh Mentor definitely earns its keep. It's also a lightning rod! Opponents know to kill it ASAP, so take that as you want.

As I move forward with the deck, I might move them to the sideboard completely, and the same for Glorybringer. It seems that lower-to-the-ground fast red decks might be better now. That'll require more playtesting, but that's my intuition...

Thanks for the comment and the upvote. I'll get to your deck very soon!

Wood_Elemental on Now available in red!

1 week ago

How is Harsh Mentor been treating you. Currently its a card I'm considering for my list and I want to learn more before i add it. If you want to take a look at mine, its called Ramunap... oh wait no, Mono-Red Aggro.

Kaleo42 on No Stop

1 week ago

Harsh Mentor kills them for comboing and Minamo, School at Water's Edge goes infinite with Peregrine Drake and kiki.

jaylawlerrr on 68-23-1 RDWinning - Rivals of Ixalan

1 week ago

Yeah I hear ya. My sideboard has a couple Insult / Injury, Sweltering Suns for the mirror match, Harsh Mentor & a singleton Hope of Ghirapur < I have been VERY happy with that card, especially since red doesn't offer any sort of counterspell (besides Glorious End ;p).

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