Creature — Centaur Cleric
If one or more +1/+1 counters would be put on a creature you control, that many plus one +1/+1 counters are put on that creature instead.
When Conclave Mentor dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), you gain life equal to its power.
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|Core Set 2021 (M21)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Conclave Mentor Discussion
16 hours ago
: i agree Walking Ballista didn't need banned. they should have banned Heliod, Sun-Crowned instead if they wanted to eliminate that combo. ballista is still useful without heliod, but i havent heard of heliod being used without ballista. its a real shame cuz i was planning on building a green ramp deck that used Ugin, along with ballista and other X-cost colorless creatures that would be safe from Ugin's -X ability. i was also planning an abzan counters deck using Conclave Mentor and Winding Constrictor. both deck ideas suffer from the loss of ballista.
all because wotc is too dumb to bother looking back through their own database for creatures that abuse counters before deciding to print heliod, despite the fact that ballista should have been front and center in their minds regardless due to its popularity.
1 week ago
Looks like a solid build, that does exactly what it aims to!
Ogre Battledriver does silly things with mary's tokens. For the longest time grabbing him and Avenger of Zendikar off of a Tooth and Nail for a finisher in my mary deck if i didn't have a board state as a backup win con, though now Finale of Devastation kinda does that better I suppose.
If you were looking to add some more creatures to deck for early game control/blockers...Conclave Mentor, Nightshade Peddler, Pir, Imaginative Rascal, and even Goblin Sharpshooter depending on your deathtouch enabler count can absolutely clean up. Destiny Spinner can give you a leg up against Blue decks.
Also the Sun Titan, Reveillark, Karmic Guide, Eternal Witness, Saffi Eriksdotter recursion package does wonderful things in a Mary shell, letting you reset after non exile wipes or get infinite mana off of Ashnod's Altar, my version is a creature heavy shell because my meta swings for the fences and has entirely too much spot removal (we all have trust issues)
Big budget I would recommend Earthcraft because it can let you explode and win in a single turn against certain matchups. There's also always Rings of Brighthearth + Basalt Monolith to solidify a win in a single turn.
Just a spattering of thoughts, this was my first edh deck and i've been tweaking it various directions for as long as been playing EDH. An amazing, versatile commander in great colors.
4 weeks ago
Hey there, I understand you are trying to keep in mind the balance between maintaining a constellation theme, but the synergy of +1/+1 counters would allow you to use Tayam's ability more often.
Cathars' Crusade - If you bring a creature back, Cathar's would trigger and get you at least 2, if not 3 more +1/+1 counters to then use Tayam's ability again, limiting you only to mana.
Pir, Imaginative Rascal - Doubles the amount of counters (any) on your permanents, giving you more activations.
Evolution Sage - The landfall proliferate again really helps add counters. Especially if you add back the sacrifice lands, like fetches, Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, and Fabled Passage. (Those lands synergise with Skola Grovedancer too.)
Rishkar, Peema Renegade - Turns all your creatures into mana dorks.
Nikara, Lair Scavenger - Turns your creatures dying into card draw.
Grasp of Fate / Banishing Light / Oblivion Ring - Personally I would at least add Grasp of Fate, because 3 for 1 removal which can be reused through your commander's ability if it gets dumped to graveyard is very good.
Personally, I don't feel like there's enough lifegain to make use of Archangel of Thune, and Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is a good finisher but is an anthem effect (not counters). Good luck with tuning the deck!
1 month ago
BRG24 Thanks for the reply! I really like Experiment One and Pelt Collector as they will get bigger as the game goes on, but there are a few reasons why I think Servant of the Scale is better in this list. First, when it dies and gives its counters to another creature, I can actually get free counters if I have a Conclave Mentor or a Hardened Scales out which in a way adds a type of protection to the servant which has worked out quite well in the past. Then, the more potent synergy is allowing for a turn 2 4/3 Avatar of the Resolute, something that neither of those 1 drops allow for. Wildborn Preserver is actually quite a unique recommendation and I haven't considered it before. I added the Garruk's Uprising as a replacement for Abzan Falconer for some closing power, but if I find the deck needs more reach, I think I'll experiment with the preserver. I do definitely like playing at instant speed, so I think I may give this creature a go. As for Heroic Intervention, while it is an amazing card, I feel like Unbreakable Formation does fulfill that role of protection while also doubling as a finisher card which helps to save space in this very tight list.