Mentor of the Meek

Mentor of the Meek

Creature — Human Soldier

Whenever another creature with a power of 2 or less enters the battlefield under your control, you may pay . If you do, draw a card.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

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Mentor of the Meek Discussion

Neotrup on Can this creature be saved?

2 days ago

You appear to have posted twice. For the sake of anyone who stumbles upon this post and doesn't see the other: No, the Fractals are created as 0/0s so they don't trigger either of those abilities (but can trigger others, such as Mentor of the Meek ). While none of the Fractal generating cards have card specific rulings, the similarly worded Zaxara, the Exemplary has this:

4/17/2020 The Hydra token enters the battlefield as a 0/0 creature. Any abilities that modify or trigger on this event apply. After the token is on the battlefield but before any player can take actions, +1/+1 counters are put onto the token.

Yesterday on How does evolve work with …

2 days ago

Fractals enter the battlefield as a 0/0 before the counters are put on them. They won't trigger Fathom Mage or Elemental Bond how you'd like them to.

Conversely, they do trigger Mentor of the Meek , even if you put 6 +1/+1 counters on the Fractal after it enters.

TheVectornaut on Black and White - please help!

5 days ago

I'll go ahead and play devil's advocate here and suggest that orzhov humans is a great budget deck archetype that can be both aggressive and controlling at the same time. It also easily supports Grand Abolisher , Kambal, Consul of Allocation , and even Starfield Mystic if you have a critical mass of Oblivion Ring s, Pacifism s, and such. Champion of the Parish is a key card of the deck, as is Thalia's Lieutenant . After that, it depends on what kind of gameplan you want to build around. My take on orzhov humans, Assassination Squadron makes use of tappers like Gideon's Lawkeeper and Minister of Impediments to combo and destroy creatures with assassins like Royal Assassin and Gideon Jura . With access to the legacy card pool and a bigger budget, King's Assassin and Deathbringer Liege could be on the table too. Tribal support like Adaptive Automaton , Metallic Mimic , or Door of Destinies is nice, but it certainly isn't a requirement. (Fun fact: when I built this deck years ago, Lieutenant cost much more than the Door. Funny how things can change so drastically.)

Creating tokens tends to work well in this kind of deck because both human lords can buff and/or be buffed by them. Gather the Townsfolk and Thraben Doomsayer are the usual suspects, and I personally like Mentor of the Meek as a way to keep the hand topped off. If you want to go for a lifegain plan with Kambal at the helm, Vizkopa Guildmage is a budget Sanguine Bond on a stick. While certainly not budget, Serra Ascendant and Westvale Abbey  Flip can also work in such a build. Now that I think about it, a lot of soul sisters staples happen to be humans ( Auriok Champion , Martyr of Sands , Ranger of Eos , Soul's Attendant , Soul Warden , Speaker of the Heavens , etc.) Another idea is to focus on maximum destruction and exile. High Priest of Penance is a good way to make opponents think twice about their decisions in combat, and I've been having reasonable success with Mangara of Corondor as a sort of slow O-Ring that happens to trigger the lords. Humans are such a common tribe that there's no end to the number of directions you can steer them in if you really want to.

discipleofgary73 on Release of Lore

5 days ago

abby315 Thank you!!! Tormod was not my first instinct, but I am so glad that I landed there eventually. Painful Truths is definitely getting swapped in! I think Faithless Looting is one of the last cuts I made. I've had it become a dead card in hand, but I think I'll add it back if I also fit it Crucible of Worlds just to have better discard options. Throes of Chaos is great and plays so nicely with Laelia! Mizzix's Mastery was hit or miss depending on if I got to the scrollwielder and other ncs recursion effects first. But, I was always only considering it for the overload, and even without that, it can help with storming off nicely. And Mentor of the Meek is perfect! Especially with Tormod and the Sedgemoor Witch. Thanks for stopping by!

abby315 on Release of Lore

5 days ago

What a fun idea for a deck! I love creative uses for Tormod.

Painful Truths is often going to be a better Ancient Craving in your 3c deck. Night's Whisper is also a good option. I would also really think you'd want Faithless Looting both for the discard and the flashback, and Valakut Awakening  Flip is a nice self-wheel plus a land-drop if you need it.

There's also Throes of Chaos , which is a fun little Cascade engine that makes sure you don't have dead draws late in the game.

If you find you want to turbo your GY a little more, consider dredgers like Stinkweed Imp paired with self-mill, the best of which is probably Altar of Dementia and Mesmeric Orb .

Mizzix's Mastery also seems like a good "win the game" option for you!

Mentor of the Meek is a nice card-draw engine with Tormod.

Ziabo on Casual Landfall

1 week ago

very good start but needs a little rounding out.

For landfall you need to be able to get more lands. Cultivate , Kodama's Reach or Rampant Growth those kind of things. Since you like creatures maybe Civic Wayfinder , Sakura-Tribe Scout or Llanowar Scout

Also need some way to keep your hand full with all of this mana like Guardian Project , Explore , Garruk's Packleader , Mentor of the Meek , Solemn Simulacrum or Soul of the Harvest

Some suggestions for wincons Overwhelming Stampede ? or abuse your buttload of mana with Genesis Wave but easily you're missing Avenger of Zendikar he should be a must with selesnya tokens.

But really like this casual feel +1 in my book :)

Have fun brewing!

qanazoga on Paige's Emeria Midrange

1 week ago

More changes!

of course, now I need to plan a new sideboard

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