Mentor of the Meek

Mentor of the Meek

Creature — Human Soldier

Whenever another creature with a power of 2 or less enters the battlefield under your control, you may pay . If you do, draw a card.

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Rare
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Legality

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

Mentor of the Meek occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0.07%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

White: 0.92%

GW (Selesnya): 0.89%

WB (Orzhov): 0.56%

Mentor of the Meek Discussion

multimedia on Teysa Orzhov EDH

21 hours ago

Hey, this is a very cheap deck. Are you not able to spend a little more? A $20 upgrade could really help your deck.

Even though have a low budget to work with there's still several upgrades you could make. Some upgrades to consider are to take more advantage of Teysa's ability to give you additional die triggers when a creature dies.

Good budget cards, $1 or less each, to consider adding:

I offer more advice, good luck with your deck.

Joe_Ken_ on Emmara Jank

2 days ago

You can always add in the good old looter scooter to help you draw cards Smuggler's Copter

Also a card like Harmonize is good for a burst card draw.

Lifecrafter's Bestiary is a good artifact to help you fix draws and get some extra draws off creatures.

Mentor of the Meek is alright since he will let you pay a mana even if you are just making a token.

Guardian Project is pretty much draw a card whenever you cast a creature in Commander.

Shamanic Revelation will get you a card for each creature you have and if some creatures on your board are big then you can also gain a good amount of life.

TCK_Green on mono white indestructeble plays

6 days ago

Avacyn out of the Helavault, backed by other angels and with a plan to destroy the world? Sounds like a fun deck! :D you've asked to keep it budget, so most of the suggestions below should cost <$1 each. I've split my advice into sections, hopefully that'll help break it down into more bite-size chunks.

CHOOSE YOUR BATTLEFIELD

It felt like you had lots of fun cards in the deck, but it's not entirely clear how all of them fit in - at the moment it feels like you're trying to do a bit of everything. It might be worth (A) choosing what direction you want to take the deck (e.g. lifegain / big angels / destroy the world), (B) what your win-con and win-con cards are going to be for A, and (C) what cards would feel awesome to draw when you're winning / terrible to draw on an empty board. Hopefully those three questions will help shape what cards you choose to add and remove :) I decided to go human-angel tribal for one of my first decks that I built (Brisela, the confused angel), and whilst it wasn't my best deck (and is definitely in need of an update), you'll notice that there aren't (m)any creatures that aren't humans or angels. (I've also build a 'destroy the world'-style Oathbreaker deck, which does funky things with boardwipes, Dingus Staff/Dingus Egg and Second Sunrise!)

Well, with a slight plan of where you want the deck to go, let's think about some things you might want to consider. I've tried to keep the advice below quite general - if you're struggling to know what to remove, then do let me know and I'm happy to offer specific suggestions.

PROTECT THE GENERAL!

I really like how you've got 'fair' "destroy all" board wipes in there, which become one-sided when Avaycn is around. However, do be careful if someone exiles Avacyn in response to your Armageddon (or similar) - you really don't want to be on the receiving end of your own wipe! Avacyn is great, but she is vulnerable to pesky cards like Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile that keep appearing in EDH. You might want to add some cards that give Avacyn hexproof or protection - I like the Mirror Shield and Flicker of Fate in the deck, but that's very little Avacyn 'protection' for 99 cards. Some suggestions here are artifacts like Whispersilk Cloak and Swiftfoot Boots. (Lightning Greaves is the best of these, but is a little more expensive - definitely a commander staple, so do pick one up at some point!). Creatures that give protection are also great, and those have the added bonus of providing you some early-game safety, especially those with repeatable protection. I'd suggest adding Devoted Caretaker to the deck, and either Benevolent Bodyguard or Alseid of Life's Bounty (with plans to upgrade to everyone's favourite Mother of Runes - another commander staple! - and Giver of Runes if you're happy to spend a little more).

Now that Avacyn's bodyguards are sorted, let's have a think of how we can get her out as fast as (reasonably) possible.

RISE AND SHINE, ANGELS

Since you have got a lot of high CMC creatures, I'd be tempted to chuck some more mana rocks in there - Worn Powerstone and Hedron Archive are good places to start - as well as card that reduce the cost of your high-end cards - Oketra's Monument is especially great here since it also gives you extra creatures to block with, Pearl Medallion is also good if you can stretch the budget. (I'd personally definitely remove Lotus Petal - it doesn't do a huge amount for you, and it takes up a slot that could be used by a repeatable mana rock.) Rocks/reducers will allow you to get more angels out quicker, meaning that you're more likely to have a board presence in the midgame - and rescue Avacyn from the Helavault as early as possible!

The creatures you have could do with some tweaking - I think it might be worth trimming your choices, but how you want to do that will depend on what 'theme' you want to have.

MAYDAY MAYDAY, WE'RE OUT OF AMMO!

The most important resource in MtG are cards. You use cards to get mana and play creatures that ultimately win you the game - if you don't have any cards then it's very hard to win games. I don't currently see much in the way of card draw in your deck, so I imagine you'd be top-decking quite often with this, hoping to get the card you really need from the top. (There are also a couple more lands than usual - standard EDH decks run 40 lands - meaning that you're a little more likely to have a 'dead draw' than you would otherwise be.)

Unfortunately we're in white so what we have is card advantage instead of card draw, but do have a think about what cards you could add that might help - Mentor of the Meek is a favourite of mine, but you need to have enough low-power creatures to make it work (or cards that create small tokens - like Oketra's Monument!). If you have a bit of budget then an Endless Atlas is a safe staple for EDH mono-colour decks, and Well of Lost Dreams is really nifty in a lifegain deck :) also, cards that fetch to the battlefield effectively count as card draw, so I'll also allow cards like Myriad Landscape, Reya Dawnbringer, and Brought Back (which can even function as a ramp card if you manage to use it on lands like Myriad Landscape).

WATCH THE WORLD BURN

I heard you like board wipes? End Hostilities is cheap, but if you want to go OG then the purest wipe is Wrath of God, though it's younger brother Day of Judgment) is a lot cheaper. Fumigate, Rout, Martial Coup, Phyrexian Rebirth and Nevinyrral's Disk also fit in that slot. Finally, if you can make it fit then I'd perhaps look at adding Worldslayer. It's a lot of mana to equip, but once it's on Avacyn there's no way anyone else is coming back from that!

Do remember that all of the above are just suggestions, let me know if you have any questions, good luck, and remember - once all the dust settles and the other players die, "Only one may stand!"

Poly_raptor on Ghired's Pound Town

1 week ago

I personally am not sure if Guardian Project would be the best option as it specifies “nontoken” and you’re only running 22 creatures, odd are you’re not getting it our til mid game anyway due to CMC.

You could run Camaraderie for a big draw spell. If you do add in Greater Good I’d add in Library of Leng too, they work nicely together because the 3 cards you discard you can just put back on top.

Hour of Reckoning is a very good board wipe,

If this deck creates a lot of 1/1 tokens then Mentor of the Meek and Skullclamp are good continuous draw options.

I’d also add in Cryptolith Rite and you could cut Lotus Cobra as they’re the same cmc, since you’re aim is to have a big board of creatures you may as well turn them into mana, where as the cobra will just net you maybe 2 at best extra mana per turn.

ZendikariWol on Roon your day in a blink of an eye

1 week ago

Mulldrifter seems like a shoe-in.

Deadeye Navigator is very strong.

Djinn of Infinite Deceits works like a charm with Roon- especially in conjunction with Agent of Treachery!

Duplicant has the removal.

Ephara, God of the Polis can draw you 2-3 extra cards per turn cycle, which is awesome.

Glen Elendra Archmage is a repeatable Negate effect.

Knight of Autumn is an extra Rec sage.

Mentor of the Meek.

Kiora's Follower can ramp or untap Roon.

Palace Jailer can exile things permanently if you blink him.

Perplexing Chimera is just bat-shit crazy, it messes the game up so much.

Reveillark resurrects people.

Solemn Simulacrum is still good ol' sad robot.

Soul of the Harvest... does its thing.

Sundial of the Infinite can skip the end step, permanently exiling a creature with Roon.

Aura Shards.

Guardian Project is bonkers.

goldlion on Marisi what I did there

1 week ago

Excellent!

I think why Commander Eesha is worth the 4cmc is because the bird pulls double duty - it doesn't just have as good evasion as shadow creatures, but when the game goes wonky and you need to be on the defensive, it can block anything (but trample) and it won't ever die from combat.

That's awesome you have a blade of selves, I think it's a perfect fit, especially to get all 3 opponent triggers. Master Warcraft is one of my favourite cards, and would be great in here. Sunblast is another fantastic board wipe that works with the synergy, which to me is what makes a great, unique deck (rather than just playing a Damnation type wipe... those there's times for that). on that note, I need to get me a Mogg Infestation.

Rhythm seems like a great fit... and I think most charms are must play. The harder casting cost is worth having 3 options in your hand.

I wonder if Farhaven Elf and Wood Elves would be better to have than some of the spells as you get the land as well as another creature to attack with? Also, 2 more Mentor of the Meek triggers

A Rogue's Passage could be a good "fine I'll do it myself" card. Then we can start getting some land in here too ;)

triproberts12 on Jeepers Reapers, exploding Scarecrows!

2 weeks ago

I've encountered this problem when building with small tribes before, and that's the temptation to just fill the deck with Changelings. I've found it doesn't actually fell that tribal when you have one member standing next to two Changelings. I prefer to use cards like Kindred Summoning that put cards or tokens into play that amplify the presence of actual tribe members.

Since Scarecrows are all artifacts and you're going 5-color, you have more options than most to do that. Emry, Lurker of the Loch, Muzzio, Visionary Architect, Mystic Forge, and Saheeli's Directive can all be gas in this deck.

Scarecrows are also weak. You can take advantage of that with cards like Dusk / Dawn, Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, Mentor of the Meek, Reveillark, Slaughter the Strong, Grenzo, Dungeon Warden, and Elspeth, Sun's Champion to take advantage of that.

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