Harsh Mentor

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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Amonkhet (AKH) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal

Harsh Mentor occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.2%

Rakdos: 0.25%

Harsh Mentor Discussion

saluma on Only Creatures smell good

1 week ago

Well Zendikar Resurgent doubles my mana and gives me a lot of draw power, its easy one of the best cards in my deck.

Zo-Zu the Punisher is really good in my meta cuz Cultivate, Burnished Hart and the like are popular here.

Immolation Shaman could probably be replaced since I have Harsh Mentor, but redundency is pretty good to have and its a lot cheaper to cast.

I think the PWs are to good to swap out. And Blood Moon just shuts down half of the decks i face.

Also feel free to Link your nikya deck if you want me to take a look at it.

Magic_Aids on Core Set 2021 ▷ BEST DECK is NOW ▷!?◁

3 weeks ago

Hi OLucas ! Harsh Mentor could work! I almost put it in for the Goblin matchup, but ultimately went with Anger of the Gods instead!

OLucas on Core Set 2021 ▷ BEST DECK is NOW ▷!?◁

3 weeks ago

What are your thoughts on Harsh Mentor? In a more aggresive build it should also lock away part of the opponents mana by making their fetches cost 3 life to activate.

Also, I'm working on a budget deck and I'm wondering if Kataki, War's Wage is worth sideboard slots in the current meta. Could you take a look? Lurru's Apostle

FormOverFunction on What are your favorite underused, ...

1 month ago

My decks are terminally bad (but themely!) so my contributions will be limited in value, but here are some of my favorites: Transmutation Encrust Artificer's Hex Iceberg Rain of Gore Corrosion Heat Stroke Harsh Mentor

Sultai_Sir on Modern to Commander

2 months ago

I'm actually going Bant with Chulane, just to dump a bunch of Hatebearers on the ground super fast. The only notable cards Black and Red add in terms of humans are Harsh Mentor, Imperial Recruiter, and Kitesail Freebooter. I'll have it posted today!

dongerlord on Sevinne, the Chronoclasm Acid Flashback

2 months ago

It seems like you're running burn as your wincon.

Here are some cards that might help.

Static burn: Harsh Mentor, Zo-Zu the Punisher, Ankh of Mishra, Manabarbs

Finishers: Acidic Soil, Price of Progress. Molten Disaster is a decent finisher you can consider with split-second and also acts as a board clear (you might try replacing Devil's Play with this)

Since these are symmetrical burn, you could also run Glacial Chasm and stall it out. This is also the most important land card to run with these mono red sorcery finishers. Your Pariah is also a god level card with this setup. You might also consider Heartless Hidetsugu as a combo with these 2 cards.

For more drastic changes, you can fix around your landbase to cut a lot of nonbasics and add basics with a load of fetchlands, such as Fabled Passage, Prismatic Vista, , Ash Barrens, Terramorphic Expanse, Evolving Wilds, Myriad Landscape, Warped Landscape, some Panorama fetches, and keeping Flooded Strand + Scalding Tarn + Arid Mesa. I have this landbase in another of my burn decks and its fully sufficient for tri-colour commanders. In white, you get access to Land Tax as well so it helps further fix your mana - although in my experience with this landbase I would say its not even necessary.

With a basic land landbase, it opens you up to more burn, such as Price of Progress, Burning Earth. It also opens you up to hard stax cards if you have a vendetta against someone: Magus of the Moon, Blood Moon, Back to Basics.


An alternative package you can consider with your wheels is Narset, Parter of Veils and Alms Collector to discard their entire hand. You already have Smothering Tithe as well. Psychic Possession is also insane with wheels as it lets you draw 14 off a single wheel.

I would also just add Underworld Breach because its straight up insane.

You can also try Mana Geyser for a super explosive turn by recasting it from the graveyard again.

Dack Fayden is both a ramp card and a way to dump cards into your graveyard.

Good old Blasphemous Act and Chain Reaction are 2 of the best board clears you can pair with Sevinne.

Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip Baby Jace is a VERY good card with Sevinne. Helps cycle into lands/ramp early and lets you cast spells from your graveyard once it transforms into Jace, Telepath Unbound.


Some cards I see that you could also try cutting/changing are:

Land Tax - you can run ramp artifacts instead, such as Surveyor's Scope. Surveyor's Scope is an excellent card with many fetchlands as you can tap them to sac as a cost, then activate Surveyor's Scope for up to 3 basics untapped since your fetchland is no longer on the field. Or basically any other 2 mana rock will do.

Mirage Mirror and Scroll Rack - these cards are a bit clunky to use and you can do more with mana rocks instead.

I would consider Ral, Izzet Viceroy a bit too slow.

You should swap Jeskai Ascendancy for the new Whirlwind of Thought

You have a lot of single target protection - Momentary Blink, Lightning Greaves, Diplomatic Immunity. I would suggest cutting one or two because you can still tutor for it.

Narset of the Ancient Way SEEMS a bit slow (but I have't seen this card in action yet), so you could replace it with Narset, Parter of Veils

Ray of Distortion is pretty omega slow. You might want to try Aura of Silence or a simple Disenchant

Personally I'm trying to build a cEDH Sevinne burn deck haha! Thinking of also trying Thought Lash with Thassa's Oracle

Long live our Overlord Sevinne

ANemoAcids on Can someone help with a ...

2 months ago

Remember, there isn't enough cards in the game for you to support doing this exclusively; and it would be kind of weird. The only thing you do is stop instant speed spells. Hope of Ghirapur might help as well. Harsh Mentor discourages abilities and those are instant speed usually.

So you do want some other gameplans, and marisi goads people, so now you've got a filler mechanic, next you add Gahiji, Honored One and you've got a good theme that will give you some actual wincons. You're in Naya colours so you'll have no shortage of strong creatures to pick from for a big beatdown + pillowfort/goad package.

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