Monastery Mentor


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Fate Reforged (FRF) Mythic Rare

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Monastery Mentor

Creature — Human Monk

Prowess (Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)

Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, put a 1/1 white Monk creature token with prowess onto the battlefield.

Monastery Mentor Discussion

LordCyrodil on Feather Redeems Boros in EDH [Primer]

6 days ago

I still think overdrawing with Zada and Mirrorwing should not be a problem. If you cast it once with 10 tokens out and draw 15 cards, you should be able to win the game right there without decking yourself. If not, then you probably have too many slow cards that need time to build up. That, or, don't cast huge draw cards targeting these two creatures. You will only deck out if you target them. To kill a player with feather you only need to get her to 11 power ( with double strike ), which means you need +8 power worth of pump, which should be easy if you draw 15 cards.

Maybe we are focusing on different things in our builds too. My meta isn't super creature heavy, so feather can usually get through, as long as she can survive removal. Cards like Akroan Conscriptor don't work that well for me. I might give it a try in the future. There are a few cards I still need to get for my build ( Monastery Mentor is a pricier one that I know will be amazing ), so my build is far from finished. Just noting what works well in my testing so far. I would definitely say my build relies on the fact that I am running cards like Zada and Mirrorwing because some inclusions are pretty mediocre on one creature, but are amazing when they target all your creatures. We'll see how it goes with more testing this week.

Drazatis on Combatrips (Primer)

1 week ago

multimedia Thanks for your suggestions! My deck did run Balduvian Rage for a long time; but I decided against it for two reasons: for one; it’s a fake instant. You can only cast it on an Attacking creature, so you completely miss out on the recast ability a “lesser” card like, say, Titan's Strength gives you. That, plus the fact that you pretty much have to tap out (4 mana for a pump spell is a LOT in this deck) to make it equal to said Titan's Strength just isn’t worth it imo. Plus, Orim’s Thunder is a repeatable destruction spell that I can kick while Sunforger tutors it up; which I find baddass.

Stand Firm is a highly underrated card in this deck as scrying two in the late game really helps me dig for answers or protection; and honestly I think more decks should run it. The stat boost is minimal compared to the recurring value of possibly scrying 8 before your next turn begins. That said; if they ever print an instant of Seize the Day that is 4CMC or less you’d better bet your ass I’ll add it in.

Knight of the White Orchid was originally in this deck but I removed it for a Tithe , so that way I can search for Mistveil Plains and get that sweet Sunforger synergy. If I could make a cut that would allow me both Knight AND the Bauble I’d be happy; as the Knight is situational in that I need LESS lands than my opponent whereas Bauble don’t care. That, and I run Bauble for the minute chance I can drop it whilst I control a Monastery Mentor . That’s it. Knight is just a decent bear that I wouldn’t want to target over any other creature in the deck.

Guttersnipe is, admittedly, a great card; that I would love to reinclude at some point just for pure value; but alas the vast majority of the time I win through Feather going face REALLY hard instead of my tokens getting the reacharound; so Guttersnipe’s aoe damage isn’t as valuable to me right now... plus, Akroan Conscriptor has some Janky combos of his own; allowing me to Cloudshift a creature he stole to allow me to keep it for forever: or even Path to Exile it so I can ramp while removing their board! :D

Forbidden Orchard is neat; though I’m not a fan of giving my opponents reseources when my gameplan is to out value them. Ill give it thought.

VaalVanir on The Pie Raker's Army

1 week ago

aldrewelow Hi, how are you doing? Maybe I can answer your question for ChibiNature.

Isochron Scepter is great but will not trigger Paradox Engine , Zada, Hedron Grinder , Aetherflux Reservoir , Young Pyromancer , Monastery Mentor , and Runaway Steam-Kin .

The text says "You may copy the imprinted instant card and play the copy without paying the casting cost". The key is the word "COPY" and "PLAY", we want the word "CAST"

Hope this answers your question.

VaalVanir on The Pie Raker's Army

1 week ago

TwinStags Here goes:

Mentor of the Meek : You cast a spell, Young Pyromancer and Monastery Mentor trigger, you now have 2x 1/1 coming into play. Do you pay 2 colorless more to draw 2 cards? This is good in a token deck, but when you have a token deck you might as well be running Skullclamp where you are paying 1 colorless to draw 2 cards, way better value. Feather decks will be mana starved to begin with, spending as little mana as possible is the way to go.

Spawning Breath : This depends on what you are trying to get out onto the field. Something big with a lot of colorless? Or we you just trying to make more 0/1 creature tokens where you pump and attack? If so then this will combo off Zada, Hedron Grinder and get you a lot of 0/1 creature tokens. That is if your other tokens survive.

Leering Emblem : Run this only if you are going to go Spellslinger+Voltron. Because it is +2/+2 for each spell until end of turn. ChibiNature might be able to do the math for you to see if this is worth running in terms of CMC and equip cost.

Solemn Simulacrum : This is only worth if you are going to bounce it in and out of play to grab you lands, other wise 4 for a 2/2 is not worth.

Chandra's Ignition : Oh boy, I have a better card for you if you run tokens. Consider Soul's Fire cast onto Zada, Hedron Grinder and you having a billion tokens. It is ANY target, so even planeswalkers.

If you are going the token route I want you to take a look at Sword of Feast and Famine + Aggravated Assault or even Seize the Day cast onto Zada, Hedron Grinder for as many combat phases as you have creatures that are tapped at the moment of casting.

ChibiNature on The Pie Raker's Army

1 week ago

TwinStags I would be more than willing to say that Heroic cards are not worth keeping in. They'd need to have a REALLY good heroic effect in order to warrant a slot in the deck. The only cards that are similar to heroic that deserve a spot are Young Pyromancer and Monastery Mentor because they dont need to get targeted, which let's us be a lot more flexible with how we can combo out.

VaalVanir on The Pie Raker's Army

1 week ago

TwinStags Here are the cards you want opinions: Oblation Stuffy Doll Silverclad Ferocidons Crack the Earth Misguided Rage ( Phalanx Leader Anax and Cymede tokens with Young Pyromancer Launch the Fleet Monastery Mentor Akroan Crusader Vanguard of Brimaz ) Goblinslide Tenth District Legionnaire Burning Prophet and I'll give you my opinions.

Oblation : This is a great card! For 2 and a White you exile a token and get TWO LANDS!! VALUE!! Until you run out of basic lands to fetch. Then you're getting rid of 1 creature threat at a cost of giving two lands to only ONE of your opponents. ChibiNature's explanation for getting rid of Oblation is higher up on this thread. But Oblation only does so much for 3 CMC. Compare to other spells that is in this deck, that is also 3 CMC, Oblation is a clear choice to cut. BUT, if you are going the TOKEN route for your EDH deck then this is good. Not great, only good.

Stuffy Doll Silverclad Ferocidons : These two are basically the same effect, hurt them and they hurt our opponent. So the question becomes 'How many 'Direct Damage' spells are we going to run? The answer: Not enough. These two cards do not justify the amount of direct damage spells we need to run to kill our opponents.

Crack the Earth Misguided Rage : These cards have no synergy with Feather, the Redeemed , there is no value because we can't replay these cards unless we do graveyard recursion which is a host of other cards that is NOT in Boros colors.

Phalanx Leader Anax and Cymede tokens with Young Pyromancer Launch the Fleet Monastery Mentor Akroan Crusader Vanguard of Brimaz ) Goblinslide : This is actually a good idea, make a bunch of tokens and just spew all over our opponents faces. This is probably the 2nd best way to play Feather, the Redeemed . It does need a lot of setup and luck in drawing your creatures and spells. I can see an aggro deck that snowballs very fast. You'll be enemy #1 very fast. But can you bounce back after a boardwipe? How many turns will it take for you to rebuild your army of tokens? What about the balance of number of creatures to number of pump spells? How are you going to protect your tokens from being wiped?

Tenth District Legionnaire Burning Prophet : Scrying is nice. Drawing is better. For example you cast a spell onto Tenth District Legionnaire and you scry and decide to keep that card on the top. What happens to the next spell you cast onto Tenth District Legionnaire . If it is a pump spell, then it's better to cast it onto Zada, Hedron Grinder and pump ALL your tokens instead of only Tenth District Legionnaire . The same argument goes for Burning Prophet as well. My opinion is that Burning Prophet is better than Tenth District Legionnaire

You are missing two other ways to play Feather, the Redeemed . Have you looked into Flicker playstyle using Cloudshift and Otherworldly Journey ? Have you seen Zealous Conscripts and Stonehorn Dignitary ? Imagine casting Cloudshift onto Stoneforge Mystic ! ProTip: Use Zealous Conscripts to grab an enemy creature, then cast Cloudshift onto the creature you stole... that creature is now yours until it dies, not until end of turn!

TwinStags on The Pie Raker's Army

1 week ago

Also, beating a dead horse with Phalanx Leader , Anax and Cymede , and similar pumps... we have the ability to really pump tokens with Young Pyromancer , Launch the Fleet , Monastery Mentor , Akroan Crusader , and Vanguard of Brimaz

Is pumping these cards too far away from the main point? Would they combo well with Zada and Mirrorwing?

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on UW Tempo (Budget-ish)

2 weeks ago

Wall of Omens alongside Delver of Secrets  Flip isn't where you want to be. Get rid of one or the other. I highly highly recommend 4 Spell Queller . If you want to play Restoration Angel , I don't think Monastery Mentor will be better than Geist or Queller. But if you wanted to go a different direction and play fewer creatures and tons of cantrips, then Monastery Mentor could be insane. Medomai the Ageless is 6 mana. Don't play it. Ojutai is greedy enough as it is.

Opt is popular in UW because it can hit Terminus . In this I think Serum Visions is better, especially if you're trying to flip Delver of Secrets. But on the whole this doesn't really look or feel like a delver deck.

I guess, what do you want to play? What cards are you attached to building around?

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Monastery Mentor occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.04%


All decks: 0.33%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%