Harsh Mentor

Harsh Mentor

Creature — Human Cleric

Whenever an opponent activates an ability of an artifact, creature, or land on the battlefield, if it isn't a mana ability, Harsh Mentor deals 2 damage to that player

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Harsh Mentor occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.2%

Rakdos: 0.25%

Harsh Mentor Discussion

multimedia on Torbran, Thane of Red Hell

3 weeks ago

Hey, nice budget version of Torbran.

Tectonic Reformation is an often overlooked budget source of repeatable draw for red. Combine damage from Torbran and Glint-Horn Buccaneer with Reformation's repeatable cycling, Molten Vortex and Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion's combat damage to player to do a lot of damage to your opponents when you discard cards. When you can use Mountains as sources of draw or damage then this can give you a lot of wanted value with mono red because the one thing mono red has is a lot of Mountains.

Consider other budget cards that can be repeatable sources of damage, disrupt or stop many opponent strategies: Zo-Zu the Punisher, Harsh Mentor, Immolation Shaman? Ancient Runes can put the hurt on opponents who play lots of mana rocks or other artifacts. Pyrostatic Pillar can shut down combos that require casting cards. With Circle of Flame opponents will think twice about attacking you with ground creatures.

Smoke is a very good budget disruptive card for nonaggro mono red. Reverberate and Dualcaster Mage are helpful cards to play since mono red lacks tutors and they can copy an opponents tutor.

Good luck with your deck.

TheRussBuss on The Bounty Hunters Guild

2 months ago

Might I suggest Harsh Mentor?

robcastpwnz on Torbran commander deck

2 months ago

I haven't been able to test my Torbran deck in person yet but I'll give a few of the ideas that I had for my deck. My idea was to play stuff like Immolation Shaman , Harsh Mentor and Manabarbs to punish players for using their cards. I added Furnace of Rath and Dictate of the Twin Gods to make for some explosive turns. I like to make my decks a little more enchantment based because enchantment removal is a little less common in my meta. I also don't blame you if you don't like my tactics because my playgroup says I brew my decks with "Maximum Salt Levels." Feel free to check out my deck or send me a message if you have any other questions I might be able to answer. Good Luck!!

SideBae on [Primer] Mogis' Slaughter House: Murder Made Tasty

2 months ago

Sulfuric Vortex comes to mind... I think it's probably better than Falkenrath Noble . Eidolon of the Great Revel , Harsh Mentor and other such duders also work.

I also think that if you cut a few of the more expensive cards (ex: Kaervek the Merciless , Ward of Bones ) for more mana ramp ( Rakdos Signet , Talisman of Indulgence ...) you can get away with running just around 31 or 32 lands. That'll free up some more slots for low-to-the-ground burn. Overall I think the deck would improve by a lot if you lowered the average CMC to something like 2 or 2.5.

I don't think very highly of Dash Hopes , to be honest. Maybe your experience has been different than mine, but in general people will be perfectly happy to pay 5 life for a significant spell. You're probably better off running something that generates card advantage, like Commune with Lava or Light Up the Stage . Gamble isn't really card advantage, but I think you should run it if only for the selection. Same goes for Faithless Looting .

Wheel of Fortune is amazing, although it's sitting around $100 these days. Reforge the Soul works as a more accessible replacement. Theater of Horrors is worth considering, too.

If you want a discard-style sub-theme (with your Geier Reach Sanitarium , Painful Quandary ...) Waste Not can be helpful.

Harvester of Souls works pretty well as a top-end, I think. It gets you cards when your opponents sac guys.

Right. That's all I got. Good luck.

multimedia on [Primer] Mogis' Slaughter House: Murder Made Tasty

2 months ago

Hey, nice overall concept, but I think you can be doing a lot more slugging :)

Harsh Mentor , Zo-Zu the Punisher , Ankh of Mishra , Spellshock can be more repeatable damage to your opponents and these cards are good in a large variety of deck matchups. Spellshock and Mentor can alone shut down infinite combos. Torbran, Thane of Red Fell makes Mogis do 4 damage instead of 2 each turn and he's good with other sources of damage especially Manabarbs since 3 damage is a lot more than 1 damage. Torbran and Loyal Subordinate with Mogis can increase the bleeding of your opponents.

Cards also can do damage to you which is good draw with Vilis, Broker of Blood and Vilis is busted with K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth . Sire Of Insanity can be a backbreaking effect in multiplayer Commander and it goes with the idea of gaining turns to bleed out your opponents. Sire is good with Bloodchief Ascension . Vilis and Sire are worth including a small reanimation package with some enablers to cheat them onto the battlefield.

Smoke is an underrated disruptive card for red. Not only is good to stop lots of attackers, but also mana dorks since an opponent can only untap one of them.

Good luck with your deck.

Sombertone on Torbran Turboslug

3 months ago

Torbran, Thane of Red Fell is my favorite deck right now. I've found it very hard to keep him out, as I run more 'all creatures' damage. He's also super hungry for mana.

I like to run Pyrohemia and Sword of Fire and Ice / Sword of Sinew and Steel to protect him. My favorite play ever with Torbran is having him, Repercussion , and Pyrohemia out. Paying a red to do 3 damage to each opposing creature and 5 damage to each opponent for each creature they control is nasty, and you only do 1 damage to you and your creatures each time. Those are the kinda things that make this deck so fun, it's just not very consistent. Maybe you've had better luck?

Have you considered Extraplanar Lens and running Snow-Covered Mountain ?

I've had good luck with Embermaw Hellion . Having another source of additive damage has been valuable on multiple occasions, but I go heavy into the doubling effects too with Furnace of Rath and Dictate of the Twin Gods .

I didn't know about Immolation Shaman ! My playgroup wants to punch me in the face when I play Harsh Mentor , I didn't know he had a lizard brother!

Today is a good day.

I definitely expected the first incarnation of this deck to play more as burn and was surprised by the stax-y vibe it has in practice.

I took a pretty hard turn from single target spells like Lightning Bolt . I haven't run into too many hard choices between hitting everything or keeping my board, but I run less creatures. There have definitely been times I've /wanted/ to have a single target spell.

Anywho, awesome deck and I hope it does well for you. I'm definitely going to see what cards I could see playing from yours that I'm not in my own.

My Torbran Here

Duckerinu on Wherever you Thar - Lord Windgrace cEDH

4 months ago

any eldraine cards worth to use in this deck? i was thinking about Escape to the Wilds , also how about Harsh Mentor ?

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