Monastery Mentor


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Fate Reforged 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.

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Monastery Mentor Discussion

Squirrelbacon on Mardu tokens modern

1 day ago

Have you thought about running Monastery Mentor??

Tron will never be a good match up for midrange grindy based decks unless you get you discard early. I don't have any suggestions against that.

Sargeras on Mardu Midrange Madness

2 days ago

I love mardu decks, so +1 from me. But I definitely have some suggestions.

  1. This deck seems to currently have a very confused model, on the one hand, you have Young Pyromancer and Monastery Mentor, two cards which can be very powerful given the correct deck, and deck strategies. You also hae cards like Kalitas, and Archangel, which do well in the more top-down model version of this type of deck. However, a blend of these types of decks doesn't really work, as one of them wants to be a ground pounding midrange deck which could run the Platinum Emperion combo with Madcap Experiment as has been done with cards like Nahiri, the Harbinger, and Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. You really should decide on one model or the other, and if you'd like further help with that feel free to ask.

  2. You do not run enough discard spells. Inquisition of Kozilek AND Thoughtseize are needed for decks that do not run blue in order to have a chance to beat combo decks, since you have no real combos yourself at the moment.

  3. More fetchlands. Whoever said in the comments you can only look for basic lands does not understand how fetchlands work, as you can search for any land matching the land type designated, regardless if it's a basic or not. For decks that want to play 3 or more colors consistently, you need to increase the number of fetch and shocklands available in your deck, checklands are very popular and go with these shocks to make the manabase less painful. (Dragonskull Summit is a good example of a checkland.)

  4. Card Choices. Why is archangel even in this deck? Youdont have nearly enough effect for the card to be useful and do not play an infinite combo with it such as SpikeFeeder I'd suggest Baneslayer Angel or simply moving Gideon to the mainboard.

  5. If you want anymore suggestions, be sure to tag me in a comment!


Jebanator on Westvale Cult

3 days ago

I totally agree with you. In my opinion if Monastery Mentor lives his ability basically triggers himself. I think that his CMC and the fact that he dies to so much removal stops him from being an incredibly broken card.

DaLehLama on Westvale Cult

3 days ago

Thx for your comment and the upvote. I feel the same about Monastery Mentor - he had some minor appearance in recent Modern-Gameplay and that's why I also wanted to build something around him.

The results so far have been as expected - he dies easily to removal, that's why I needed to include cards like Turn Aside. However, when he stays on the field for a while, he can be a real powerhouse. Unfortunately I feel he is at his strongest in a shell with lots of instants and the current Deck-Version doesnt support this too much. One possibility is to make the Esper shell more controlling, include cards like Thought Scour and go more towards Delve-direction, so that the token-generation becomes more like a nice addon.

However, I really like the tokens, therefore I'm more thinking about cutting blue and make this deck only . Then we would have access to more pump-effects like Intangible Virtue and Zealous Persecution, asymetric boarwipes like Hour of Reckoning and the card-draw is also not bad, for example Painful Truths or Altar's Reap. We would lack counterspells, but I think being able to destroy everything should also be enough.

Jebanator on Westvale Cult

3 days ago

I love Monastery Mentor but I dont think he can work in Modern. Any results yet??? Very curious and hoping that it works well. Good luck

thegigibeast on Come on and Sram

1 week ago

I would say that the equipment effects are not really important; the idea simply is to keep on drawing. I would, however, include every euqipment that can allow me to draw cards, because it would let us try to restart the chain in case it stops. The only ones here I can't see in the list are Diviner's Wandand Avarice Amulet. I would exclude the Amulet as it is too slow and costs 4, but I would consider adding in the Wand. It would be an infinite mana outlet if we manage to get the Bomberman combo (Auriok Salvagers + Lion's Eye Diamond) online, so it would be a win condition. Sitting at a CMC of 3, it would be the top of the curve, with other win conditions already at 3 (i.e. Monastery Mentor).

As for the swords, I would play only the ones that can help going even further in the combo turn (Sword of Feast and Famine) or the ones that can draw you cards (Sword of Fire and Ice). I would leave the others out of the deck since at a CMC of 3, it starts to be pricy for an equipment that will only be ised for protection or recursion. I would drop Sword of Light and Shadow, since I don't even know what you want to recur with it... As I said above I would replace it with Diviner's Wand, unless you have some pretty good explanations to convince me to keep it in?

Tagging two other deckbuilders here hoping for thoughts GartaNakhla

Dredgar on Selling cards here before going ...

1 week ago

Trying one last time to sell these cards before I take it to my LGS

2x Runed Halo NM 12$, SP 11$

2x Monastery Mentor NM 8$ each

Godsend NM 4$

1x Verdurous Gearhulk NM 6$ each

Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker NM (M13) 6$

Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker NM (DDK) 5$

Sarkhan Vol NM (MM) 8$

3x Dictate of Erebos NM 4$ each

Ob Nixilis, the Fallen NM 5$

3x Retract NM 5$ each

3x Puresteel Paladin NM 6$ each

3x Anger of the Gods NM 3$ each

3x Atarka's Command NM 6$ each

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Thanks for your time and help in paying some bills :)

Caes on mardu midrange

2 weeks ago

I like it. The demon would probably be better as a Monastery Mentor though. Crackling Doom seems really strong right now. Also, where is the Blightning and/or Rakdos's Return and/or Aurelia's Fury??

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