Creature — Human Monk
Prowess (Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, create a 1/1 white Monk creature token with prowess.
|Have (2)||Zelpoke , PostContact|
|Want (2)||silver374 , TheAnnihilator|
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|Fate Reforged (FRF)||Mythic Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Monastery Mentor occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.04%
All decks: 0.33%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Monastery Mentor Discussion
4 days ago
The combo between Favored Hoplite and Rile is really good. Also, Ephemerate and Center Soul or Stave Off protect your creatures and provide more triggers. I have a weird love for Artful Maneuver, but Idk if it's objectively worth it. Unfortunately, Zada won't trigger everyone else's Heroic abilities, but it's still a very good card. Combo with Defiant Strike, Samut's Sprint, or Titan's Strength for big card advantage. Seeker of the Way is a popular include in Boros Feather, and it could probably make it's way into here. Monastery Swiftspear Monastery Mentor, Dreadhorde Arcanist, Boros Charm, Temur Battle Rage and Feather, the Redeemed are all good options to upgrade with if you have the money for them.
1 month ago
Hey! Sorry it took so long for me to take a look at your deck, but I finally got around to it. I'm not sure what direction you're looking to take the deck, but here are my initial thoughts on your list.
You have a relatively low amount of draw, you definitely want more. You're looking for cheap draw spells to chain in between your other spell casts, so I'd consider playing the classic blue cantrips:
Brainstorm is a great example of a classic, powerful blue cantrip, but without fetchlands to support it, I'd take it out. The real power from Brainstorm comes from its gleaning ability rather than raw card draw power. Despite that being said, Brainstorm synergizes very well with anything that says "when you draw a card", such as The Locust God.
Other very solid draw spells include:
- Chart a Course | particularly good with how often you're going to be swinging with your spirits
- Frantic Search
- Fact or Fiction
I'd consider including ALL of the cantrips from the first list and at least one from the second (100% play Chart a Course).
Your removal suite is very robust, which is good. However, you're playing two unconditional wraths that will affect YOUR board in addition to your opponents. I think having Supreme Verdict is fine, but I'd take out Time Wipe. Lightning Bolt seems weak to me too, I'd play Path to Exile over it. The option to point it to the face shouldn't matter too much; you have plenty of direct damage with a huge Comet Storm, Earthquake, etc. Reckless Abandon seems meh to me as well, I think you could be playing a much more impactful spell in its slot.
Now let's talk about the creature suite you're running. With only eighteen instants and no way to give your spells flash, I think Wavebreak Hippocamp is rather weak. If you were playing Vedalken Orrery or Leyline of Anticipation in combination with the hippocamp I'd be more inclined to keep it. Apart from that, if you're happy with the creatures you've included I wouldn't make any other changes. However, you should consider these as possible includes:
- Baral, Chief of Compliance
- Monastery Mentor
- Niv-Mizzet, Parun | might be too hard to cast without perfect fixing, but an extremely strong and synergistic card
Here are some miscellaneous notes I took while reviewing your list:
I'd swap out the panorama lands. I think you have enough fixing to warrant their exclusion.
I'd cut Approach of the Second Sun. It's slow and will paint a massive target on your head once cast. If your plan is to copy it as you cast it, I'd include cards like Dualcaster Mage or Ral, Storm Conduit.
100% include Aria of Flame; that card is bonkers in EDH. Just don't forget your verse counter triggers!
Consider cutting Gush. The card is extremely strong but can be awkward to cast sometimes.
That wraps it up, I hope these observations were helpful! Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, I'll do my best to be prompt the next time :P
1 month ago
I am trending away from global enchantments in favor of repeated life gain or creature generation in this batch of edits. I made sweeping edits in several categories:
- Defensive Auras
- Offensive Auras
- Vanilla Creatures
Swapped out generic flyers (Armored Pegasus, Concordia Pegasus, Loyal Pegasus, Mistral Charger, Stormfront Pegasus, Wingsteed Rider) for ones with more ability or utility (Pegasus Charger, Plated Pegasus, Eiganjo Free-Riders).
- Defense and Removal
- Life Gain
Replaced 3 less efficient or reliable life gain sources (Soldier of the Pantheon, Righteous Cause, Honden of Cleansing Fire) with better ones (Soul's Attendant, Auriok Champion, Pious Evangel / Wayward Disciple, Linden, the Steadfast Queen, Answered Prayers).
1 month ago
Love the deck. Maybe you should run Monastery Mentor.
1 month ago
2 months ago
Hey maxon! I'd certainly be up for doing that alter for you. It'd be $35, since it's both foil and alternate art. As for a list of cards I'm looking for at the moment:
Barring that, feel free to make suggestions. I am more than willing to take a look through your binder (Your one here on T/O is out of date). If all else fails, I do still take cash of course. :)
hkhssweiss on Kykar
2 months ago
Yo MoGoose831, it looks like you have a pretty decent list. Here might be some inexpensive cards that can be considered as well!
Some cuts can be the 0 drop creature as they don't really help you when you have Kykar out. It might be a little bit more on the expensive side but some of the really helpful spells are ones that makes creatures as well such as Monastery Mentor and Saheeli, Sublime Artificer. Purphoros, God of the Forge is also a great one to rack up damage, you can also try out Crown of Flames it makes you infinite triggers if you have a token doubler effect. Bonus Round and Past in Flames are super good cards to use as well as Underworld Breach.
I have an old list if ya wanna take a look.
Commander / EDH
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Hope that helps!