Monastery Mentor


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat 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.

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Monastery Mentor Discussion

hungry000 on BW Pox

1 day ago

Playing Chalice is really crippling for a pox deck, since most of the cards that keep you alive early on are 1 mana (Push, Path, TS, IoK)... but if you really want to go that route, you need to have more high impact removal such as Damnation, Drown in Sorrow, etc, since you won't be able to maintain the board state early on as easily. Ideally you'd want to stall until you can nuke their board, then generate value with your planeswalkers and Lingering Souls and such before they can recover. This makes it so you can't play Monastery Mentor, but he isn't very useful without a bunch of 1 mana spells anyways so I wouldn't consider it that huge of a loss. You may also need to up the land count a bit to make sure you can get to the sweepers on curve, it'll let you achieve higher amounts of mana for Torment of Hailfire though so I'd say it works out.

Another thing you could do is play Ensnaring Bridge. Again, kind of bad with Mentor, but again he isn't that great anyways. Playing it would make your default finisher Torment of Hailfire.

I still think you need at least some targeted removal in the main, though. Cast Down is a good one, Anguished Unmaking is a neat catch-all. Also, having more than one copy of Crucible of Worlds is useless so you can go down at least 1 of them, if not more. I'd also argue the same thing for Torment of Hailfire, it's pretty useless early on so you want to minimize your chances of drawing it then.

rockleemyhero on BigGameHunter12

3 days ago

Here’s my real wants list copy pasted from my binder: 1x Abrade

1x Abrupt Decay

1x Azra Oddsmaker

1x Bountiful Promenade

1x Chaos Warp

1x Counterbalance

1x Diabolic Intent

1x Dismember

1x Engineered Explosives

1x Forest

1x Gemstone Mine

1x Greater Good

1x Huatli, Radiant Champion 1x Imperial Recruiter 4x Island 1x Krav, the Unredeemed 1x Lurking Predators 2x Mind's Eye 1x Mindblade Render 1x Monastery Mentor 1x Mycosynth Lattice 1x Mystic Confluence 1x Pathbreaker Ibex 1x Pir's Whim 1x Plains 3x Portent 2x Predict 1x Red Elemental Blast 1x Relic of Progenitus 3x Scalding Tarn 1x Sea of Clouds 1x Search for Azcanta  Flip 1x Seedborn Muse 1x Selvala's Stampede 1x Skyshroud Claim 1x Slayers' Stronghold 1x Snapcaster Mage 1x Sower of Temptation

1x Stolen Strategy 1x Surgical Extraction 3x Terminus 1x Vesuva 1x Volcanic Island 1x Walking Ballista Entreat the Angels

Sorry for the terrible formatting. Biggest wants are volcanic island, snapcaster mage, search for azcanta, walking ballista, engineered explosives, vesuva, and imperial recruiter. Rest of the stuff is 2nd tier wants. Let me know if you have any :)

hardhitta71194 on Narset's Mystic Monastery

4 days ago

Monastery Mentor is a monk factory. Lightning Helix and Lightning Bolt both are great in Jeskai and good at triggering prowess.

Cantrips are also good here like Serum Visions or Opt.

Edit: Scratch Monastery Mentor just noticed it’s a budget deck. It’s a little high probably l.

1empyrean on Jodah's Maelstrom EDH

4 days ago

I added a bunch of stuff to the maybeboard and added Monastery Mentor to the deck. I completely forgot the card existed for some reason, but I think its a good fit here.

solarbeam on U/W Miracles

3 weeks ago

Love it! Personally, I hate Riverwise Augur, I found way more success with Monastery Mentor. Yes, the fish brainstorm, but quite often I found even that underwhelming and that hard cast miracles and some additional counters, removal; or aggro were better. Same with Telling Time, players of Opt and Serum Visions were better and it was underwhelming. I'm a big fan of Cast Out since it allows you to miracle and deal with any non-land threat, and Precognition Field, but my build is a bit heavier on the instant and groceries, I also don't own Jace or Snaps.

Field of Ruin is something you'll want, and Prairie Stream is better than port, especially in field of ruin decks. 24 lands is also better since you are running a few walkers.

Hope you're loving it though, it's a fun archetype

ZorrosRage on Jeskai Calm

3 weeks ago

i think Seeker is just strictly better than Jeskai Student why choose to opt out?

is not including Monastery Mentor a budget call? $11 card can be tough but he is a game changer if unchecked especially with tokens getting prowess too.

anonymousguy44 on Narset Focusing Tokens for Fun

3 weeks ago

More token producers would be good, especially on a stick. Cards like Monastery Mentor do double duty as a chump blocker and a token producer to help you get going in the early game. Jeskai Ascendancy could help you find your early threats as well as pump Narset or untap her after an attack.

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