Harsh Mentor

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

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

9-lives on burn deck help to refurbish

4 months ago

legendofa I haven't played with this deck much, only against a few people. What I did find out is that lifegain decks are the hardest to win against. I'd love to have help with how to defeat that with a burn deck, considering they are diametric opposites. I have Ash Zealot and Harsh Mentor in my sideboard for graveyard usage or creature abilities. I'm sure I'll need something to prevent counterspells in my sideboard. Rip Apart is useful for those artifact and enchantment decks, but could do with more help for that as well. Keeping boros colors if possible...

NV_1980 on burn

7 months ago

This looks ok, for the most part. I play-tested it a few times to see how it would run. Based on that, I think it needs some more lands or some more (cheap) mana rocks (or both). I had to mulligan quite often in order to get a good starting hand of cards. Also, the deck needs some more card-advantage resources. Maybe Mind's Eye or War Room could help out on this front.

Other additions worth considering would be Firebrand Archer, Harsh Mentor and definitely Chandra's Incinerator.

legendofa on Creatures that do Damage Over …

1 year ago

Nice looking deck! As a couple of points to keep in mind, life loss isn't the same as damage, so Fiery Emancipation and friends won't affect, say, Kambal. Second, the description mentions that tapping lands for mana will trigger cards like Harsh Mentor. Harsh Mentor, and most cards like it, specifically don't trigger off mana abilities (abilities that generate mana).

FormOverFunction on Creatures that do Damage Over …

1 year ago

Came here to say Harsh Mentor. Also- if you’ve got room for some artifacts or enchantments: Copper Tablet, Razor Pendulum, and Enslave.

legendofa on Creatures that do Damage Over …

1 year ago

After looking a bit deeper, there's Kambal, Consul of Allocation, Ob Nixilis, Unshackled, Fate Unraveler, and Harsh Mentor, which covers a pretty good mana value spread.

Daveslab2022 on Harsh Mentor interaction

1 year ago

No, Harsh Mentor only affects activated abilities like Scavenging Ooze or Scalding Tarn.

An ETB effect is a triggered ability, not an activated ability.

9-lives on Harsh Mentor interaction

1 year ago

If I have Harsh Mentor on the battlefield, if someone triggers an ETB effect, or any card effect that isn't tapping or using mana, would Harsh Mentor cause damage to that player?

BotaNickill on SmAshZea Your Facey

1 year ago

PhyrexianPraetor Thannks again for all the good card suggestions. I really appreciate it! I remember the black devotion decks well, good ol Gary! Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Phyrexian Obliterator, nasty stuff mate! The Shivan Devastator is indeed a pretty sick new card! I have a few but they are in my brother's Dragon deck with the Stormbreath Dragons and Thunderbreak Regents, but maybe I'll order another one or two for me! Boros Reckoner is a great card as well, I had them in the main board, and they have totally saved my skin in the past, I pushed them out to lower the curve a bit more, but I always keep them in the wings as a possibility. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is already in the deck, gotta have that in any devotion deck for sure! Robber of the Rich is also a great card that can provide value and remove possible threats from the opponents deck before they become a problem, I wish I had paper copies, I have him in my historic RDW on arena for certain, I'll look getting some physical copies. As for the War Elemental, Stigma Lasher, Harsh Mentor, and Vexing Shusher, I do not have any of those cards, but I'll put them into consideration! Cheers!

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