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
|Want (2)||BasedNorseman , Galvain|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Harsh Mentor occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
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Harsh Mentor Discussion
2 weeks ago
Cards I thought about but didn’t make the cut for some reason
Aven Mindcensor,Castle Ardenvale,Dauntless Bodyguard,Elspeth Conquers Death,Fabled Passage,Fairgrounds Warden,Field of Ruin,Gideon of the Trials,Gideon, Ally of Zendikar,God-Pharaoh's Statue,Harsh Mentor,High Priest of Penance,Hostage Taker,Icy Manipulator,Immortal Servitude,Judge's Familiar,Kambal, Consul of Allocation,Knight of Autumn,Knight of the White Orchid,Labyrinth of Skophos,Lavinia, Azorius Renegade,Loxodon Smiter,Matter Reshaper,Mistcaller,Mizzium Meddler,Nimble Obstructionist,Notion Thief,Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx,Phyrexian Revoker,Remorseful Cleric,Selfless Spirit,Tithe Taker,Tomik, Distinguished Advokist,Voice of Resurgence
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.
Good luck with your 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!!
2 months ago
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 .
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.
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.
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?
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 .
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.