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, create a 1/1 white Monk creature token with prowess.
|Want (2)||Cactusman , Yacapo2|
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|Fate Reforged (FRF)||Mythic Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Monastery Mentor occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.04%
All decks: 0.33%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Monastery Mentor Discussion
1 week ago
2 months ago
Some budget card upgrades to consider:
Talisman of Conviction > Star Compass
Talisman is another two drop Boros mana rock that ETB untapped.
Aurelia's Fury > Faith's Shield
When Feather was released Fury was a $20 card because of hype; it's now $1 thanks to a recent reprinting. It's powerful for $1; do 1 damage to Feather with Fury to trigger it and then do the rest of the damage to other creatures/players. Because Fury can target players then it can be a reusable source of damage to opponents that protects you since opponents that are dealt damage can't cast spells on your turn. Target opponent fliers with the damage to destroy them or tap them down, unable to block Feather. It's good with Braid of Fire since it gives you a way to use all the red mana at your upkeep.
Impact Resonance > Brute Strength
For only two mana and $1 Resonance can be powerful with Feather since you can do 1 damage to Feather to trigger it and then the rest of the damage to any of your opponents creatures. It can be cast at any time in the game using any source that does damage. If an opponent makes a big attack with a creature then it can be a real surprise or use it with Feather as the source after pumping her up and doing damage to an opponent.
Dreadhorde Arcanist > Electrostatic Field
Cast an instant from your graveyard with Arcanist it triggers Feather before it goes to the graveyard thus it's not exiled by Arcanist. This effect lets you cast more instants when you don't have Feather on the battlefield. Then when Feather is on the battlefield you can reuse spells from your graveyard.
Titan's Strength > Infuriate
The scy 1 of Strength is better than the +1 more toughness pump of Infuriate.
Good luck with your deck.
2 months ago
The combo between Favored Hoplite and Rile is really good. Also, Ephemerate and Center Soul or Stave Off protect your creatures and provide more triggers. I have a weird love for Artful Maneuver, but Idk if it's objectively worth it. Unfortunately, Zada won't trigger everyone else's Heroic abilities, but it's still a very good card. Combo with Defiant Strike, Samut's Sprint, or Titan's Strength for big card advantage. Seeker of the Way is a popular include in Boros Feather, and it could probably make it's way into here. Monastery Swiftspear Monastery Mentor, Dreadhorde Arcanist, Boros Charm, Temur Battle Rage and Feather, the Redeemed are all good options to upgrade with if you have the money for them.
3 months ago
Hey! Sorry it took so long for me to take a look at your deck, but I finally got around to it. I'm not sure what direction you're looking to take the deck, but here are my initial thoughts on your list.
You have a relatively low amount of draw, you definitely want more. You're looking for cheap draw spells to chain in between your other spell casts, so I'd consider playing the classic blue cantrips:
Brainstorm is a great example of a classic, powerful blue cantrip, but without fetchlands to support it, I'd take it out. The real power from Brainstorm comes from its gleaning ability rather than raw card draw power. Despite that being said, Brainstorm synergizes very well with anything that says "when you draw a card", such as The Locust God.
Other very solid draw spells include:
- Chart a Course | particularly good with how often you're going to be swinging with your spirits
- Frantic Search
- Fact or Fiction
I'd consider including ALL of the cantrips from the first list and at least one from the second (100% play Chart a Course).
Your removal suite is very robust, which is good. However, you're playing two unconditional wraths that will affect YOUR board in addition to your opponents. I think having Supreme Verdict is fine, but I'd take out Time Wipe. Lightning Bolt seems weak to me too, I'd play Path to Exile over it. The option to point it to the face shouldn't matter too much; you have plenty of direct damage with a huge Comet Storm, Earthquake, etc. Reckless Abandon seems meh to me as well, I think you could be playing a much more impactful spell in its slot.
Now let's talk about the creature suite you're running. With only eighteen instants and no way to give your spells flash, I think Wavebreak Hippocamp is rather weak. If you were playing Vedalken Orrery or Leyline of Anticipation in combination with the hippocamp I'd be more inclined to keep it. Apart from that, if you're happy with the creatures you've included I wouldn't make any other changes. However, you should consider these as possible includes:
- Baral, Chief of Compliance
- Monastery Mentor
- Niv-Mizzet, Parun | might be too hard to cast without perfect fixing, but an extremely strong and synergistic card
Here are some miscellaneous notes I took while reviewing your list:
I'd swap out the panorama lands. I think you have enough fixing to warrant their exclusion.
I'd cut Approach of the Second Sun. It's slow and will paint a massive target on your head once cast. If your plan is to copy it as you cast it, I'd include cards like Dualcaster Mage or Ral, Storm Conduit.
100% include Aria of Flame; that card is bonkers in EDH. Just don't forget your verse counter triggers!
Consider cutting Gush. The card is extremely strong but can be awkward to cast sometimes.
That wraps it up, I hope these observations were helpful! Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, I'll do my best to be prompt the next time :P
3 months ago
I am trending away from global enchantments in favor of repeated life gain or creature generation in this batch of edits. I made sweeping edits in several categories:
- Defensive Auras
- Offensive Auras
- Vanilla Creatures
Swapped out generic flyers (Armored Pegasus, Concordia Pegasus, Loyal Pegasus, Mistral Charger, Stormfront Pegasus, Wingsteed Rider) for ones with more ability or utility (Pegasus Charger, Plated Pegasus, Eiganjo Free-Riders).
- Defense and Removal
- Life Gain
Replaced 3 less efficient or reliable life gain sources (Soldier of the Pantheon, Righteous Cause, Honden of Cleansing Fire) with better ones (Soul's Attendant, Auriok Champion, Pious Evangel / Wayward Disciple, Linden, the Steadfast Queen, Answered Prayers).
3 months ago
Love the deck. Maybe you should run Monastery Mentor.