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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|Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths (IKO)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Hornbash Mentor Discussion
3 weeks 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.
2 months ago
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.
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.
3 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.
3 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.
3 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.
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:
have a similar deck for reference if you like. - This grave was made for Walkin'