Hornbash Mentor

Hornbash Mentor

Creature — Human Warrior

When Hornbash Mentor enters the battlefield, put a trample counter on target non-Human creature you control.

, : Put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control with trample.

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Set Rarity
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths (IKO) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Standard Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Historic Legal
Highlander Legal
Pre-release Legal

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Hornbash Mentor Discussion

Ayanami_Rei on G/W Watch me grow!

3 months ago

Are the Light of Hope present for their enchantment breaking mode too ? If not, maybe Feat of Resistance* or Swallow Whole are more interesting: they still give a +1/+1 counter while eliminating an opponent's creature and/or protecting one of yours.

I see that you didn't include Tempered Veteran, so I don't think you'll be interested into Hornbash Mentor (who's useful thanks to the Pridemalkin). (About that cat, it might make Ram Through a more appealing anti-creature.) Furthermore, to stay in Ikoria, you have two counter-generating mutations: Glowstone Recluse and Vulpikeet. They can both help against flying creatures (giving respectively Reach and Flying) but are probably too costly for two or one counter only, maybe they would be O.K. as side cards unless the escape spider is enough?

A few Idyllic Granges could have been nice if you were playing more plains...

Sorry for the disturbance !

*Heroic Intervention was my prefered choice of protection but it doesn't contribute to the theme.

Yotian_Soldier on 75% Simic Hydra Tribal

5 months ago

Ikoria review:

The Ozolith: This is a powerful add-on to our deck; not only it stores the +1/+1 counters whenever our hydras would die it can also move the counters to another creature. The counters on it can be doubled by Vorel. With is I am very very tempted to add Simic Ascendancy as a third win con.

Barrier Breach: The mana efficiency of this card plus the versatility of it's cycling is hard to pass on; will replace Krosan Grip

Hornbash Mentor: Another source of providing trample to one of our hydra; the additional +1/+1 counters on EACH of our hydras with trample is a nice bonus.

Primal Empathy: A consistent source of either card draw or a +1/+1 counter for one of our creature.

saber4734 on B/G Delirium

5 months ago

I'm glad you liked my deck. I liked it so much i've never made changes to it since it rotated. I think your list is solid. I'm concerned that Pick the Brain isn't what is needed in this deck. You want more instant creature removal. Ram Through from Ikoria would work well and if Grim Flayer or Soul Swallower are out you get the Trample effect. I have also given thought to adding Hornbash Mentor, thinking his abilities might beef up the deck. If you need help with removals hit me up.

DoIStillLoveIt on The Inescapable Grave

6 months ago

This is exactly the kind of deck I was thinking of last night, definitely borrowing your list to playtest on Cockatrice. Seems like Skullbriar got a massive upgrade with keyword counters.

What are your thoughts on some of the other keyword counter cards? I realize Blood Curdle is not a great rate for a kill spell, but it is an instant and gives evasion to Skully? Duskfang Mentor and Hornbash Mentor both bestow useful evasion counters and +1/+1 counters. Unbreakable Bond seems solid as a way to get back a stacked, dead Skullbriar and give him lifelink.

Also, mutate seems like an interesting option for non-human voltron. Specifically, Dirge Bat, Cavern Whisperer,

[email protected]_only on Skullbriar Counters

6 months ago

not sure if you've seen any of the Ikoria spoilers, but I would keep Skullbriar as general - keyword ability tokens are going to be a thing, so permanently hexproof skullbriar is feasable.

some suggestions: Animation Module is already amazing if you're running tokens, and Steel Overseer just makes it disgusting.

Blade of the Bloodchief is a good alternative to Eternal thirst. it doesn't get lifelink, but it sticks around

with the new keyword tokens, I recommend:

Daring Fiendbonder

Duskfang Mentor

Hornbash Mentor

Slippery Bogbonder

Titanoth Rex

Void Beckoner

Fully Grown

Unexpected Fangs

have a similar deck for reference if you like. - This grave was made for Walkin'