Monk Idealist


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters Common
Commander 2015 Uncommon
Urza's Saga Uncommon

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Monk Idealist

Creature — Human Monk Cleric

When Monk Idealist enters the battlefield, return target enchantment card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Monk Idealist Discussion

DaringApprentice on Did I Just Deck Myself?

3 weeks ago

Hey thanks for the name-drop, discipleofgary73!

Looks like a fun build so far, wyatt0781! I also think you should consider Krond the Dawn-Clad as a possible replacement for Dragonlord Dromoka, but watch out for that prohibitive cost!

I built a prototype Krond the Dawn-Clad budget deck, Krond the Junior Chipmunk (Concept), if you want to check it out. Some of the enchantment/aura tribal cards I put in there that I haven't seen mentioned yet are Ethereal Armor, Flickerform, Sage's Reverie, Sigarda's Aid, Aura Gnarlid, Auramancer, Dreampod Druid, Eidolon of Countless Battles, Elderwood Scion, Endless Wurm, Heliod's Pilgrim, Hero of Iroas, Kitsune Mystic, Monk Idealist, Nomad Mythmaker, Silent Sentinel, Sram, Senior Edificer, Tragic Poet, Umbra Mystic, Dawn to Dusk, Open the Armory, Retether, Reviving Melody, Three Dreams, Winds of Rath, Crown of the Ages, Crystal Chimes, Helm of the Gods.

Diakaine on My very first commander

1 month ago

the other Isperia, Supreme Judge ( or Bruna, Light of Alabaster if you really like a voltron enchantment build) is better. she'll give you card advantage, which pulls you ahead. then replace most of the lands with basics, running more basic lands will help you more then Phyrexia's Core with no artifacts or Grixis Panorama in blue white, basics are the way to go. Ruination and Back to Basics are somewhat common in EDH. It also seems like your deck is trying to different side is control, the other is creatures, and the other is voltron. try to get down to 2 ( like voltron and control) somewhat budget cards at about $2.50 each are Ghostly Prison Propaganda and Sphere of Safety ( these cards work well with an enchantment voltron type deck) higher quality creature is also important. Archon of the Triumvirate Blazing Archon Angelic Arbiter Sun Titan Resolute Archangel Lavinia of the Tenth Daxos of Meletis Angel of Serenity Medomai the Ageless Sunblast Angel Stonehorn Dignitary Angelic Skirmisher Frost Titan Auramancer Monk Idealist Sram, Senior Edificer. then with control Curse of the Swine, Reality Shift Render Silent Stubborn Denial Arcane Denial AEtherize Judge's Familiar Rewind Swords to Plowshares Detention Sphere Oblivion Ring Journey to Nowhere board wipes are kinda expensive so idealy its Wrath of God but on a budget Day of Judgment Planar Cleansing and if youre going for a heavier enchantment build then Winds of Rath will put you far ahead. card advantage Blue Sun's Zenith Brainstorm Preordain Ponder Mind Spring Stroke of Genius Think Twice and enchantments Righteous Authority Ethereal Armor Vow of Flight Vow of Duty Gift of Immortality Spectra Ward Favorable Winds Gravitational Shift Blind Obedience tokens and valueSigil of the Empty Throne Ajani's Chosen Decree of Justice tutors Plea for Guidance Three Dreams and lastly mana rocks are very good at ramping your mana, which is important for being ahead in the game and not falling behind. Azorius Signet Azorius Cluestone Fellwar Stone Coldsteel Heart Darksteel Ingot Mind Stone Worn Powerstone Commander's Sphere and very important is a Sol Ring! i hope this helps you a lot, i tried to stay with in a below $2 for every card and about 98% are within that budget. and i wish you the best of luck playing commander!

hyperlocke on Alesha Infernal Enchantress: Sheathing the Sword

3 months ago

Monk Idealist is another Auramancer. Replenish to get all your enchantments back.

Lethal Vapors is another great anti-creature enchantment. Also, with the amount of sac going on, Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos might find a place.

Pestilence seems like a one-shot thing, as most of your creatures die from it, too. Is it really worth it?

Queen Marchesa seems off here. If all you want is the extra card draw, It would be better to run Palace Jailer, Palace Sentinels or Thorn of the Black Rose, as you can recur them with Alesha, Who Smiles at Death.

Tutors? There are the standard black ones (Diabolic Intent fits your sac theme), but especially for enchantments, the best are Enlightened Tutor, Idyllic Tutor and Academy Rector.

You already have Luminarch Ascension in the maybe board. It should tick up quickly in this deck. If you don't control your anti-creature enchantments regularly, I can only recommend playing it.

allaboutthatmana on Millow Fort

4 months ago

OOOOKay suggestions incoming. I like the list, however I am not sure how well Zur will end up being protected so that is where a lot of these suggestions come from. Considering he has to attack to get the trigger, you want him to not be blocked/killed in combat because that could set you back a few turns. Other than that the suggestions are things that allow for interaction with the opposing players to help keep the match a little in check or answer the things that you might not have answers to in your enchantments. Counterspell because well, blue. Illusionist's bracers and copy ability cards because then you can get 2 enchantments for the price of one. Other good stuff.

Umbra Mystic, Eidolon of Countless Battles, Arcane Denial, Render Silent, Void Shatter, Memory Lapse, Supreme Verdict, Vindicate, Open the Vaults, Prison Term, Authority of the Consuls, Imprisoned in the Moon, Copy Enchantment, Daybreak Coronet, Detention Sphere, Counterspell, Cyclonic Rift, Lightning Greaves, Auramancer, Mesa Enchantress (any enchantress for that matter so you draw cards), Energy Field, Serra's Sanctum, Jace's Erasure, Stasis, Rule of Law, Reliquary Tower, Blue tamiyo, Archangel of Tithes, Enchanted Evening, Sun Titan, Mana Breach, Banishing Light, Sphere of Safety, Karmic Justice, Monastery Siege, Journey to Nowhere, Arrest, Unquestioned Authority, Starfield of Nyx, Luminarch Ascension, Spirit Mantle, Sigarda's Aid, Invocation of Saint Traft, Mystic Remora, Ajani's Chosen, Grand Abolisher, Monk Idealist, Helm of the Gods, Strionic Resonator, Illusionist's Bracers, Winds of Rath, Pariah, Diplomatic Immunity, Leyline of Anticipation, Myth Realized, Solitary Confinement, Telepathy, Argivian Find, Flickerform, Rest in Peace, Steel of the Godhead, Whispersilk Cloak, Aura of Silence, Greater Auramancy, Stasis Snare, Oblivion Ring, Phyrexian Arena, Sigil of the Empty Throne, Anguished Unmaking, Enlightened Tutor

Things I might consider cutting: The odds and ends sphinx's, they seem to just be beats win cons which isnt really the idea? Ranger of Eos, value of that compared to enchanted evening is a glaring difference. I love the mind drinker! Hes dope and will wreck your current playgroup (myself included) . The soul sisters lifegain is nice but I might rather have Oloro or something like that. Sun titan is a beast in this deck for any destroyed enchantments! Same with Hanna. Not sure about the Curse cards.... I apologize for the duplicates.... I just made a list of things I would want to have in the deck and typed it all out here before double checking with your list...

EternalBrewmaster on Yodar and whatsherface

5 months ago

I think the downside of hitting your own graveyard makes up for LotV not being retroactive. Also, there's always the feel good times of having it in your opening hand. You really should be running some enchantment recursion too, which makes Conclave's Blessing better. Karador and Auramancer or Monk Idealist seem like appropriate options. Builder's Blessing was a suggestion since a lot of the point of this deck is going to be to give your guys vigilance anyways. Mark of asylum is to keep your guys from getting killed by Lightmine field when you swing with a lot of them. Even big butts aren't gonna save them from 10+ damage usually.

swamptasmic on Look at me. I'm the Monarch now.

7 months ago

Flickerform is more with the idea of using Monk Idealist and Auramancer multiple times, but Phyrexian Reclamation is another option as well. Starfield of Nyx was more of a finisher, but point taken.

Infernal Tribute is a card I forgot but really like.

Maybe not Gilded Lotus or Sol Ring, but I think Thran Dynamo could be side boarded conversely with Stony Silence.

Sword of the Animist and Light of Sanction seem like they'd be more useful if I consistently had more creatures; Luminarch Ascension and Sigil of the Empty Throne seem like they would take too long to go off in time for Sword to work consistently.

I'm not sure how I'd fit in the Soul Sisters or Blood Artist, but I suppose their inclusion could assist with Sword.

EternalBrewmaster on Look at me. I'm the Monarch now.

7 months ago

I don't like the ideals because getting one enchantment out each turn for the rest of the game isn't as good as being able to play spells when you want to. Other suggested cuts are:

Things to add (pending budget of course, but you did just buy a foil italian Damnation):

Karns_Pyromancer on bruna commander

11 months ago

You should probably cut the Bauble. Azorius Signet, Azorius Cluestone & Talisman of Progress wouldn't be amiss.

I would add Cyclonic Rift & swap Lost Auramancers for Monk Idealist.

O, & Boonweaver Giant + Gift of Immortality + Ashnod's Altar is an infinite mana combo. Adding Fascination to it allows you to win without swinging, but the card itself is good.

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