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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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Mentor of the Meek Discussion
3 days ago
@Xynarth - Uh, I wouldn't say that Mentor of the Meek is too slow for this deck. It's definitely a card that is more efficient in this deck in the later turns when you have the mana to dump into it. Given how in an aggro deck we want to flood the board with as many vampires as possible it can be tough to justify playing this on an early turn. However, I would say that it definitely fits in this deck and is worth a slot; given how it can trigger off of eminence tokens. It can lead to some explosive draws if played when you have a ton of expendable mana.
I personally don't think I'd need to run Mentor in my list just because of how many awesome draw vampires WOTC printed in Rivals of Ixalan; Dusk Legion Zealot, Twilight Prophet and Champion of Dusk have all over-performed in my list so far.
4 days ago
Sounds good ! Thanks for the explanation too !
I built this deck and ran a few tests, Mentor of the Meek fixed a ton of draw inconsistencies in the deck. Considering that if you play 1 drops with it, you can essentially draw 2 cards and get 2 creatures for 3 mana ... It definitely proved its worth despite not being a vampire. Would you say that it's too slow for your meta as well ?
5 days ago
Thanks cerdra for the comment,
Doomed Traveler is definitely a good consideration. I also like to include some "staples" of the game into the decks. It makes sense to remove a 3 drop, for the sake of the curve. I would probably favor the Veteran Swordsmith, but I hate to break the symmetry (including art) between that and the Veteran Armorsmith.
Mentor of the Meek can be a little complicated, especially if there is an anthem effect in play, and could be removed as well, but the deck would lose a lot of resiliency. I also like the art.
Switching from the Armorsmith to the Traveller would help the deck against the red deck, but none of the other decks are very aggressive and losing the Armorsmith actually would probably weaken the deck.
In short, I like the improvement in the curve, but dislike the loss of Weaponsmith/Armorsmith symmetry, and am reluctant to remove the mentor's resiliency. That breaks about even and the Traveller is definitely a reasonable consideration.
1 week ago
Hi! Love Boros!
Aurelia, the Warleader, Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Sun Titan, Balefire Liege, Hero of Bladehold, Combat Celebrant, Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite are all some powerful creatures you could throw in to make combat more exciting.
Hope some of this helps!
1 week ago
Holy shit that maybeboard! :D
Immediate +1 for Elspeth ;)
I'm glad you already know about Hatred. That would have been my first suggestion.
Cathars' Crusade will useful. Make 10 tokens from Elenda and they all get 10 +1/+1 counters. Just pure value.
Well of Lost Dreams. Lifegain seems to be a secondary theme here, but having this around to draw some extra cards will always be good.
Eldrazi Monument. Just a nice way to buff all your tokens.
Mentor of the Meek. Again, more card draw.
Sigil of the New Dawn. Return Elenda to your hand immediately.
I'm considering making an Elenda build. One avenue I was thinking was graveyard hate. Really unconventionl strategy here but maybe it'll work. Planar Void, Purgatory(could choose the 2 life over 2 mana. Good deal), Mortuary, Cremate(also draws you a card), Withered Wretch, Thraben Heretic could all be useful. Just some thoughts.
Hope some of this helps! I'll keep following this with interest.
1 week ago
Definitely cut a Knight Errant for another Elspeth, Sun's Champion. I mean, she's jut the best :)
I'd cut one Daru warchief in favor of another Mentor of the Meek.
Knight-Captain of Eos is great in EDH. Might be good here.
Hope some of this helps! Take it with a grain of salt; I only play EDH lol!
1 week ago
I saw just as I was clicked on Tappedout and recognized your name, haha. I dig it! I wound up cutting Well of Lost Dreams and Anointed Procession. The first because I wanted the ability to be on a body if it was going to cost 4 and the closest I got was Mentor of the Meek. Good to see you fit both in. I cut Anointed because my take on the deck is more of a combo deck than anything, so it wound up being a "win harder" card. Once Phyrexian/Ashnod's Altar and Mantle are on the board, Elenda just goes off on her own. For more aggro strategies, the card rules. Same deal with Cathars' Crusade.
I ended up ruling out Miren, but it's a great land that deserves a slot. I just needed to be faster. :P Debt to the Deathless is sweet; life gain isn't the cornerstone of my strategy, but it has its part. It will definitely help you go off with Atherflux, so that's a plus. I would say if you want another card like it that's cheaper, run Exsanguinate.