Monastery Mentor

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Fate Reforged (FRF) Mythic Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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Tokens

Monastery Mentor

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.

Monastery Mentor Discussion

nUKe13 on nUKe13 Mardu Pyromancer

1 week ago

I have been AFK testing this new variant of Mardu Pyromancer and I think I have the ratios and inclusions that bring back that old familiar feeling of Mardu Pyromancer! I want to address some of the previous comments that I have now archived. Everything here on is brand spanking new!

JacenSolo29 I want to address some of the suggestions you made. As you can see, I actually did include one of them, so thank you for the suggestion! Kaya's Guile is a magnificent midrange/control inclusion that just fits perfectly in the sideboard against grave decks (few and far between, but still existent) and against burn for the life gain, edict/sacrifice effect, and chump blocking token. I usually bring it in in place of Kolaghan's Command or Bedlam Reveler for extra sustain. Honestly, a perfect inclusion for Mardu Pyromancer that just screams: "I do Orzhov things"! As for Monastery Mentor , it is always on my radar. I want it to work, but it just seems like an extra Young Pyromancer and always feels a turn late. I want to keep working on it, but it just doesn't fit, especially with being a splash color in the overall theme of the deck, it needs more testing.

YamishiTheWickedOne I want to try to address all your previous comments, that are under the first "update" tab. First, Seasoned Pyromancer is straight GAS. Literally, the nuts and the perfect breath of life that the deck needed to remain competitive. It's so good, that I've even seen it in Jund and Grixis Control decks as a sideboard option for card draw. Honestly, we need the full 4 copies and I would never EVER side out any of them!

YamishiTheWickedOne I tried Dreadhorde Arcanist , and it works well if you max out on every 1 cmc drop, like Inquisition of Kozilek , Thoughtseize , Fatal Push , and Path to Exile . However, since Faithless Looting got the ban axe, we need Ransack the Lab for card draw and it is 2 cmc and doesn't fit well with Dreadhorde Arcanist . It's an honest maybeboard card, but with the current build, it doesn't work.

YamishiTheWickedOne Blood Moon delays the inevitable against big mana decks. We need proactive choices that don't stall, like Fulminator Mage , Molten Rain , or Pillage . I've opted for Pillage so as to also kick some artifact behind, like Tron's plethora of artifacts and the occasional Affinity, since we can also destroy their manlands. Also, having sorcery spells help for all our creatures to trigger some type of additional VALUE advantage, minus Hazoret the Fervent .

YamishiTheWickedOne as for Yawgmoth, Thran Physician ... I don't like it, personally... it feels very "win-more" and doesn't work with the consistent in all the cmc of the cards. Besides, Plague Engineer literally takes a Phyrexian dump all over Human and other tribal decks. Yawgmoth, Thran Physician might need more testing, but I have not been excited to play him on turn 4 compared to other cards and combinations. Maybe one day he will be "emergency ban worthy" (really funny reference since I also was a Yugioh player before MtG), but as for now, he's "meh".

Thank you all for being so interested in the build and keeping the comment section alive and thriving! I appreciate the support and the enthusiasm! Here's to the future of Mardu Pyromancer!

chadsansing on Elsha Kykar Hybrid

3 weeks ago

I love the Jeskai shell right now. Have you tested with exile effects like Banishing Light or Oblivion Ring ? Or with Monastery Mentor ?

Working on Elsha (Elsha's Payday EDH) and Kykar lists (Kykar Token Storm - EDH), as well - feedback warmly welcome.

Waveblaze on Feather EDH

3 weeks ago

I think I can just run Ashnod's Altar because I get creatures to sacrifice on every spell cast from cards like Young Pyromancer and Monastery Mentor . Phyrexian Altar may help too.

Joe_Ken_ on Commander Staples

3 weeks ago

Pretty much any cantrip cards (ones that cost 1 mana and draw you a card) are always good. Defiant Strike , Expedite , and Crimson Wisps are some of the most popular ones I believe. Then you'll just want other good spells to add like Infuriate , Shelter , Gods Willing , Titan's Strength and other cards that cost small amounts of mana that you can get back every time you cast them with Feather.

Token producers like Young Pyromancer and Monastery Mentor would also be good additions since you will be planning to cast so many spells.

As for staples I would make sure to pick up artifacts like Talisman of Conviction , Mind Stone , Boros Signet and any other mana rock that won't cost too much mana.

Removal spells you will want are Swords to Plowshares , Generous Gift , and Chaos Warp

And Sunforger is almost a must have in any Boros deck since being able to cast almost any instant speed spell from your deck is crazy good.

Orion93 on Spinning as the Sensei taught

1 month ago

Second note, I know they arent always easy to acquire but lands that dont come in tapped are the best lands. Have you considered anything like Monastery Mentor , Kykar, Wind's Fury , or The Locust God ? Kykar can fuel ramp.

Oh and I really enjoy Mizzium Tank .

Idk if you've considered playing with back ups but if you focus the deck into top deck manipulation for your win con there may be need for back up cards. Future Sight , Magus of the Future , etc

Kogarashi on does monastery mentor produce humans?

1 month ago

You can double-check the Gatherer for Oracle text to see if something has changed since the last printing of the card itself, but in the case of Monastery Mentor , it hasn't.

The card only specifies Monk tokens. It would say "Human" if it made a Human token, such as with Hero of Precinct One .

chadsansing on Alela, Artful Destroyer

1 month ago

Pretty sweet! I'm also thinking of a build with Monastery Mentor and Cathars' Crusade . Maybe Soothsaying and a few prison effects (like Ghostly Prison or Propaganda ) or enchantment-based removal spells, as well (like Detention Sphere or Banishing Light ).

Have fun!

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Monastery Mentor occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.04%

Legacy:

All decks: 0.33%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%