Harsh Mentor


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

Harsh Mentor Discussion

naturesnake420 on Ruric Thar [Competitive] - Your Heart is a Muscle

1 month ago

May I ask why there aren't more effects like Harsh Mentor and Cindervines ?

MJS154 on Mogis Table Hate

1 month ago

Is Harsh Mentor good in Mogis Commander decks? I am working on a Mogis too.

Catpocolypse on Vehicle Rush (Custom) V2.0

1 month ago

Its good that you are starting with making a deck based off a precon. Some of my best decks are based of Standard Finals Decks. Its one of the best ways to really get going. That doesn't mean, however, that you are always right and that I'm not going to give some advice.

While some cards are used in Standard against some matchups, when you play Modern, you have access to a much larger pool of cards. With this in mind cards like Cast Out and Harsh Mentor aren't really viable in Modern. Path to Exile is better than Cast Out in pretty much everyway, whereas there are better options for hate than Harsh Mentor .

Lightning Bolt is better than Lightning Strike . Period.(unless budget reasons)

If you are looking for some anti-graveyard cards, I'd suggest Grafdigger's Cage , Leyline of the Void , Relic of Progenitus , Rest in Peace or Nihil Spellbomb . Any of those are better than Crook of Condemnation in their own way.

There are also some cards that just don't seem to fit. Why do you run Celestial Dawn ? Is mana fixing really that much of a problem for this deck? I just don't see it. And how much does Cultivator's Caravan really help? I mean, you just spent 3 mana and at least 3 power on a mana dork who is admittedly a 5/5, but still. I would look at maybe Smuggler's Copter just for the cheaper price and the ability to refill your hand.

All in all, pretty impressive for your first even Mtg deck. +1 from me.

Murphy77 on Goblin Anarchy

1 month ago

If I were to build a Goblin EDH deck, my starting point would be Zada, Hedron Grinder (as commander) and a range of attack boosters like Sure Strike . As I see things, you really need a lot of card-draw to make this type of deck work. A few artifacts that you can tap for added card-draw could be rather useful. The effects of cards like Harsh Mentor and Zo-Zu the Punisher would add an extra dimension to your deck ( Chandra, Torch of Defiance might fit in here). Then there are cards that are standard in any Goblin deck ( Goblin Piledriver and Goblin Dark-Dwellers etc.) and cards that are fairly standard in any mono-red deck ( Blood Moon , Mob Rule , Beacon of Destruction ?, Soul-Scar Mage etc.).

There are a few cards in your build that seem to stand out as cards that add very little to the deck ( Splinter Twin , Lightning Crafter , Goblin Welder , Thornbite Staff and Goblin Bombardment seem to stand out the most).

I am sure that I am missing a few cards that could be game-changers. I don't play EDH very often, but I find it useful to haul out your EDH deck every few weeks, add in cards that might work in the deck, then think carefully about what you can do without.

-Dragona97- on Xantcha, Sleeper Agent

2 months ago

Thanks,TheNocholas, I thought about it and because I am going to buy the Rakdos Guild Kit, I decided to cut Victory Chimes and Harsh Mentor to add Whispersilk Cloak and Master of Cruelties .

Lehthanor on Medium Red - Updated Apr. 3rd, 2019

2 months ago

This seems such a fun deck! Indeed, it presents much sturdier threats than red aggro and yet it can deploy a fast clock for the opponent with its various haste creatures, on top of sporting disruption pieces such as Harsh Mentor and the dreaded Blood Moon . Would perhaps Runaway Steam-Kin fit into this deck or would it not do enough?

Heepsakills on Xantcha Combo-Control

2 months ago

Is Bonus Round worth keeping without LED? seeing as you'd need a different line to combo off there. Also Immolation Shaman from RNA is a weaker Harsh Mentor effect that doesn't die to Pyroclasm (just to consider).

hkhssweiss on Demon Army of Mogis

2 months ago

Grab that new card Bedevil such a sweet card.

Harsh Mentor isn't a demon, but fits the bill in slowly reducing your opponents life. Repercussion + Blasphemous Act is a fun way to nuke everyone...including yourself. Citadel of Pain is great anti control tech :P

Hope that helps!

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Harsh Mentor occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.2%

Rakdos: 0.25%