Mentor of the Meek


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Rare
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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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.

Mentor of the Meek Discussion

aogoli on Human Soldier Tribal (Budget) (Advice Appreciated)

2 weeks ago

These are the cards I dont know if follows the aggro strategy (or quick growth) on your deck: Veteran Swordsmith , Veteran Armorsmith , Topan Freeblade , Soldier of the Pantheon , Precinct Captain (sometimes you wont be able to attack for two turns. He is better when you "haste" him), Loyal Cathar  Flip (his other form escapes "human tribal", so he doesnt triggers lot of abbilities on the deck), Elite Vanguard , Archetype of Courage (cost 3 is too much, it may leave you without mana for Brave the Elements ).

Some options of cost 1: Hunted Witness , Akrasan Squire , Thraben Inspector and Ardent Recruit which would call for more artifacts and equipments. I think of him because I would use Ratchet Bomb . It is good against midrange enchantments, tokens, cretures and artifacts. And there are God-Pharaoh's Faithful and Novice Knight , they are perfect to be powered with aura and all sort of things (against red decks).

Things may help: Shelter , Danitha Capashen, Paragon , Cartouche of Solidarity , Mentor of the Meek and Felidar Umbra .

If you would escape a bit from tribal: Vryn Wingmare and Moonsilver Spear .

And there are plenty of lands that can help you draw, gives extra mana, enhance your creatures and are way under 3$. I hate to depend on luck, and I hate extra lands in hand, so I would use 20x lands, basic and non basic, plus 4x Secluded Steppe .

kamarupa on Bang Bang

4 weeks ago

I think you need faster ramp and probably more land to cast so many high powered spells consistently. Since this is casual, Wild Growth is pretty budget friendly. Fertile Ground is good, too. I suggest you cut Urban Burgeoning and Selesnya Locket for a 4 land enchantments that double the mana per tap. Since you're trying to populate, I also suggest cutting 1x of each of your highest CMC creatures in favor of some 1CMC mana dorks: Avacyn's Pilgrim can help mana fix for white, and Elvish Mystic or Llanowar Elves will ramp green. A possible 2CMC creature: Voyaging Satyr will double down on enchanted lands.

Personally, I'm not a big fan of of Elvish Visionary, so I'd cut that in favor of a spell that actually gains card advantage instead of just can-tripping, especially since there's not an Elf Tribal sub-theme. For budget, I think it doesn't get much better than Harmonize . If you ramp hard, Mentor of the Meek offers some synergy and is repeatable.

I'd cut Common Bond and add 2x more lands.

I think it's also worth considering more aggressive disruption in the form of Beast Within / Generous Gift . You could use them on yourself if you wanted a 3/3 to populate, or on pretty much anything an opponent controls.

EmrysTheWizard on [[Primer]] Tending the Nest - Atla Palani EDH

1 month ago

KuhlThing, Thanks for your comment! All of your suggestions are great ideas. I don't think I will be adding Proteus Staff because it seems too slow, and this deck needs to be pretty fast. I will consider adding Mentor of the Meek and Mirari's Wake . Full Flowering is going straight into the deck! :)

Verac, It's funny that you would suggest that - I am actually working on building another version of the deck with that exact combo! Thanks for the disruption and protection suggestions, those are quite helpful!

KuhlThing on [[Primer]] Tending the Nest - Atla Palani EDH

1 month ago

I would maybe add Proteus Staff to double up on the tutoring, Mentor of the Meek for card advantage, and Full Flowering for more tokens. And perhaps Mirari's Wake .

Abzkaban on Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

1 month ago


Yes, the idea is to put counters on our opponents’ creatures to draw cards which Ghave can do since his ability doesn’t specify whose creature we can put a counter on.

It’s usefulness is comparable to Mentor of the Meek and Skullclamp . With mentor if we get a token, we pay and draw a card. With Skullclamp we pay and draw two cards but lose a token. Patron gives us two cards upon playing it which really good on a body for 3 mana. Now thanks to Ghave, it’s repeatable. We can pay and sac a sap to put a counter on an opponent’s creature and draw a card. All three are a draw outlet to a wincon with infinite tokens and mana. We generally don’t care too much how big our opponents’ creatures get especially if we’ve got a combo, but the card draw is still worth it to find a combo even if it means a few creatures get a little bigger. I’ve won a couple games recently because I had access to Patron.

multimedia on EDH - Kykar Spellslinger

1 month ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. Good budget deck, less than $100 is impressive.

All my card suggestions will be budget, $2 or less each. Consider cutting some lands for low mana cost mana rocks? Mana rocks trigger Kykar and can create ramp:

40 lands is a lot of lands and these rocks are only two mana each. It's very unlikely that cutting four lands for these rocks will disrupt your ability to have mana in fact it will most likely help.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • 1x Island
  • 1x Mountain
  • 1x Izzet Guildgate
  • 1x Azorius Guildgate

Land upgrades to consider:

Draw engines are very good in Commander. Repeatable draw can keep you ahead or just plain bury your opponents in card advantage. Jeskai Ascendancy can be a draw/pump engine with Kykar and Spirit tokens. Add Impact Tremors or Guttersnipe to this engine to drain your opponents life. Mentor of the Meek can be repeatable draw when making 1/1 or 2/2 tokens. Bident of Thassa can draw a lot of cards when attacking with flying Spirit tokens.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Invoke the Firemind
  • Arcane Melee
  • Melek, Izzet Paragon

Other card upgrades to consider:

There's a lot of ways here to gain life with tokens or with other spells consider one of the best mana efficient burn spells in Commander: Price of Progress . There's a lot of basic lands in the manabase here which is good with Progress.

I offer more help if you would like. Good luck with your deck.

matt1991 on Mono-White Soldier Combo/Tokens

1 month ago

I would heavily suggest Mentor of the Meek for your deck, so you won't run out of gas early, since the deck is very fast.

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Mentor of the Meek occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.07%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

White: 0.92%

GW (Selesnya): 0.89%

WB (Orzhov): 0.56%