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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
2 days ago
I've always found Mentor of the Meek to be strong in weenie builds like this.
4 days ago
RubyOrzhov - The deck didn't start out to expensive, but its been one I play and tweak the most over the past couple of years. Looking at it now yikes, lol. Snow-Covered Plains are important for Sunstone, but you can ditch Scrying Sheets if you're trying to knock down the budget. Kor Haven can slot in for the Maze of Ith for a couple of bucks cheaper, and it taps for mana (or more straight up removal like Condemn works too!). Glacial Chasm is a new edition, but before then it was just a plains and I was still running a Selfless Squire as another fog. Serra's Sanctum is completely non-essential. I'm not even running enough enchantments to get as much value from it as I'd like.
Land Tax and Tithe can be Gift of Estates and Oreskos Explorer. Temporary Truce is from Portal so it costs a few bucks because of that, but for much less you can run Truce, which is the instant version of it. Or just slot back in the Mentor of the Meek I took out. Angel of Finality can be Stonecloaker. In the general theme, you can run Mobilization and Knight-Captain of Eos for a nice repeatable fog as well. This works well if you've got out a way to protect the Captain.
Academy Rector and Crucible of Worlds are the two expensive cards I put the closest to be needed, but you can work around that too. Just the way EDH works there's still cards I've NEVER drawn in the deck, so I can't say any one is completely needed unless its the actual wincon. Plea for Guidance is your budget Idyllic Tutor or Rector. And White has enough ways to find land (including Eternal Dragon) that CoW is just something nice to have if you can run it.
Thanks for the comment, I hadn't really taken the time to think about a more budget friendly version of this lately!
4 days ago
Well, if you have enough pressure on the board the opponent either blocks your creatures or dies, you don't need to force a block. You can use conditional board wipes like Dawn and Retribution of the Meek if you REALLY feel like you need them, but i think you're gonna be fine running just some spot removal, after all you're gonna be the aggro player in most matchups.
Going mono-white will pretty much lock you out of trample but the protection from a chosen color given by Brave the Elements makes your creatures unblockable by creatures of the chosen color, so you still have some on demand evasion.
The difficulties you're having while choosing how to build this deck come from having two themes (enchantments and knight tribal) with little overlap. Your enchantments don't care that your creatures are knights and your knights have no real synergy with the enchantments.
To keep the enchantment count without losing the pseudo-evasion Rancor gives you could try Gryff's Boon or Angelic Gift. There is no Lure effect in white but you could try using Stasis Snare or Journey to Nowhere. Keen Sense is another problem, it has nothing similar to it in white, mono white is really bad at drawing cards, but try Mentor of the Meek.
1 week ago
Some great smaller creatures to consider: Solemn Simulacrum for color fixing and card draw, Angel of Invention to buff your little guys, Ankle Shanker to help your creatures survive, Duplicant offers great removal, Mirror Entity can buff all your creatures, Gonti, Lord of Luxury is just fun, Mentor of the Meek for card draw.
Use Buried Alive to put your best creatures in the graveyard.
You also want to be able to attack with Alesha with no fear of her being killed. So make her unblockable with Rogue's Passage, Whispersilk Cloak, and Key to the City will make her unblockable while simultaneously putting a creature into your graveyard.
Hope this helps
1 week ago
Haha, I run a dragon deck myself and I'm probably planning to get the one from Commander 2017 (if it is actually real) but this don't stop the fact that I can appreciate your deck :P
1 week ago
I like the build, we have a lot in common but I noticed you are not running Birthing Pod, which I find hugely important in Saffi, can you talk about this as well as other omissions? Also, how has Mentor of the Meek performed for you? I would greatly appreciate feedback on my version of Saffi if you have time to look. Thanks.
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1 week ago
I think you have enough little guys and token generators here to make Mentor of the Meek worth it
1 week ago
i love boros decks, ill try to help best i can.
im a big fan of Berserkers' Onslaught. Brave the Sands and/or Always Watching cause vigilance and you gonna be swinging a lot with a boros deck. Combat Celebrant for more combat phases. Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile because a few removal spells are good, you will also want a few that deal with enchantments and artifacts. i would also look into the ajani planewalkers, they are really nice in beat down type decks. Tajic, Blade of the Legion is a fantastic beater. and this is just a personal thing, but i think Iroas, God of Victory is the best boros commander, provides a fantastic affect and is cheap to cast. i think Aurelia, the Warleader is best used as one of the 99. Mentor of the Meek for card draw, you are also going to want more card draw. card advantage is probably the most important thing in commander. unfortunately rw doesn't have the best draw and i cant think of any off the top of my head right now. so i would look to artifacts and colorless creatures for this.
your artifacts look good and so does your land base. maybe add a few more duel lands.
Blasphemous Act is good and if you have Akroma's Memorial out it wont affect your creatures. Thalia, Heretic Cathar and Blind Obedience are good to keep your opponents a turn behind for creatures and with stop any chop blockers they try to make. Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is also a must include for decks like this.