Monastery Swiftspear


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal

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Khans of Tarkir Uncommon

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Monastery Swiftspear

Creature — Human Monk


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

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Monastery Swiftspear Discussion

noved7 on Izzet Cantrips

29 minutes ago

711Keaven Soul-Scar Mage is in the deck because it is the only 1 drop prowess creature printed to date, aside from Monastery Swiftspear I mean.

hardhitta71194 on CounterBurn

21 hours ago

You make me blush Snap157. I like to think I have been touched by the Firemind. (Not inappropriately)

Wow, that's a lot of cards. I don't want to go into detail because first you need to decide exactly which route you want to go. If you want to go straight counter/burn you are gonna want to cut down the creatures to about 12-16 to make room for counterspells, burn, and draw. Delver of Secrets  Flip and Monastery Swiftspear are great one drops in those decks. 2 drops can be Stormchaser Mage for a little quicker deck or something like Thermo-Alchemist. Enigma Drake or Spellheart Chimera are great payoff cards. A couple Bedlam Reveler or Cryptic Serpent are nice to have as well.

If you want to go the Fevered Visions route the creature base is a little smaller and most of the counters are replaced by bounce spells like Unsubstantiate and Unsummon to keep your opponents hand full.

Once you decide exactly what you want it to do I can help more. Also keep in mind that I do not play Modern or competitively. I just play casual but you can look at my decks to get some ideas if you want.

This deck seems like what you are looking for, Izzmatic. It can be made Modern legal by replacing a few cards. My Fevered Visions deck is more for fun and casual play but you can check it out if you like, Visions - Young Peezy ft. Alchemist.

It is also helpful to know whether you intend to play competitive Modern events or just play with friends. Or perhaps just want a cool deck to take to FNM.

Draw well, and Glory to the Firemind!

Darth_Savage on Shock and Draw

1 day ago

Some thoughts -

  1. Your deck doesn't do anything turn 1, I'd suggest either you add Infiltration Lens or Monastery Swiftspear, both could be useful.

  2. Assault Strobe isn't that useful, unless you have also cast Distortion Strike, either Psychotic Fury or Temur Battle Rage are a better choice, I'd lean more towards Psychotic Fury as you draw a card but both are better than Assault Strobe because they work at instant speed.

  3. I'd be tempted to use Magmatic Insight or Mask of Memory in preference to Curiosity, the first because you don't need much land and the second because it sticks around if the creature is removed, but it is your deck so I leave it to you.

frogkill45 on BluBur

1 day ago

only changes id make

If your current list is whats posted Enigma Drake should be 4 and Spellheart should be 3 since trample is less important than surviving a bolt.

id add By Force to your sideboard incase you play affinity, its a new card from amonkhet

and i really recommend Kiln Fiend over Monastery Swiftspear

Davidmon99 on Alternative RUG

2 days ago

I would accept Lightning Bolt and im not sure about Den Protector as he is green,and im tryng to reduce green here, but certainly not Monastery Swiftspear she belongs to aggro deck with sorceries and instants which are barely 12 here. Also any creature would activate Temur Ascendancy

TheSuay on Jeskai Shenannigans

2 days ago

With a 1.89 CVC I think 24 lands may be too many. Also, I am not sure Baral, Chief of Compliance works here. In attempting to make a R/U prowess build, I looked at the R/U prowess decks played while Monastery Swiftspear was in standard. I came to the conclusion that your spells package should be either burn or pump spells. I really like Glory-Bound Initiate and tip my hat to you trying to fit him in here. Have you play tested this build much?

xyr0s on Ideas for this Blue/Red deck?

2 days ago

Probably the deck you are looking for is more like UR prowess. And while the deck rothgar13 recommends (blue moon) is a strong deck, it is loaded with some of the most expensive cards in modern, with no real options for budget substitutes. You don't get to play many counterspells in UR prowess - you need to play your spells during your own turn to trigger prowess, and counterspells mainly goes in your opponents turn. Uses cards like Stormchaser Mage and Monastery Swiftspear, and (if you feel janky) also Runechanter's Pike.

Sorry to say, but a card like Winterflame is not being played in modern, because it's underpowered compared to what else you can do (in the case of winterflame, you could Lightning Bolt instead with 2 mana to spare).

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