Creature — Human Monk
Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn.
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|Dragons of Tarkir (DTK)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Strongarm Monk Discussion
1 week ago
Okay, more changes... Relatively large ones this time. Keeping track of them here in the comments in case I want to take any of it back.
Removed more mana-intensive buffs (Force of Virtue, Dictate of Heliod, Soulblade Djinn, Strongarm Monk), some token generators (Goblinslide, Launch the Fleet, Battle Screech, Docent of Perfection Flip, Finale of Glory) and and some other cards (Sphinx's Revelation, Firemind's Research, Fumigate) to make room for new ones.
Added Divine Visitation because it's really good on its own and makes Bishop of Wings better (I was wary of keeping Bishop of Wings with so little that synergized with it and without having tutors, at least now there's one more chance of drawing something that's good with it).
Added Purphoros, God of the Forge, Impact Tremors, Isochron Scepter, Dramatic Reversal, Retraction Helix and Spellbook because after giving it some consideration, infinite combos are fair-ish and fun if I'm not using tutors.
I'll probably temporarily proxy some of the more expensive cards, but it's gonna be so long before I'm playing games in person again that I might even be able to buy all of them before that happens, lol.
8 months ago
For me, I found that I got more benefit out of cards with prowess than heroic. Reason being is that you can target the one creature with heroic and get that ability once, but if you have prowess then the rest of the creatures get a benefit too. Striking a balance is key.
To that end, I would recommend Strongarm Monk and Dragon-Style Twins for some top of the curve creatures. Mizzium Tank is also decent since it will crew itself when you cast an instant or sorcery as well as gets bigger when you do, and can avoid a lot of creature sweepers.
Lastly, I like Scroll of the Masters in my own deck since it can buff up an unblocked creature pretty massively when you consider how many instants and sorceries you'd cast in this kind of deck.
11 months ago
peter20percent your brother is right, some targeted removal isn't the worst idea. Some of my favorites in mono-white are Path to Exile , Swords to Plowshares , Generous Gift , and Revoke Existence . Brave the Elements is also a fun little combat trick you could utilize. As far as cutting cards, I'd take out Coat of Arms , Knight Exemplar , Patron of the Valiant , Strongarm Monk , and possibly Touch of the Eternal . You don't have a centralized creature type enough to make Coat effective, plus is can be detrimental against other tribal decks. Same concept with the Exemplar, you're just not using enough Knights to make her worthwhile. Patron and Strongarm are just not the most effective to the strategy you're building. And Touch is a really risky card. When it works it's awesome, but I see it backfire more often than not. I'd also consider swapping out Mass Calcify for Day of Judgment or Cleansing Nova . Mass calcify is great, but it's a really high drop and you might be going up against decks that contain white creatures, nullifying your advantage. DoJ is cheaper and is great for if you're getting overwhelmed and need to clear the board, and Nova is great utility. Lastly, I'd consider swapping Angel of Invention for Akroma, Angel of Wrath , since you seem to be going for cards with word jumbles. Hopefully this helps!
11 months ago
1 year ago
Firebrand Archer , Abbot of Keral Keep , Jeskai Elder , Mistfire Adept , If you can and are willing to due it's price, Monastery Mentor , Ojutai Exemplars , Soulblade Djinn , Soulfire Grand Master in case you are willing to trade some card draw instants for Bolts, Helix and such spells, even so, with her ability it could get your spells back, Strongarm Monk , Monastery Swiftspear and Student of Ojutai , those will be my suggestions to achieve something like a monk type tribal thing? also some of them help your commander such as the one that taps creatures and gives flying, Voltron seems like a good theme for this guy, if you put up a description sooner, tag me in! I wanna see it, and if you want to come by my profile to see some of my decks, will be appreciated! :)
2 years ago
2 years ago
Soulblade Djinn, Monastery Mentor, Strongarm Monk, Skywise Teachings, Zephyr Scribe, Quiet Contemplation, Goblinslide, Firebrand Archer, Golem's Heart, Gonti's Aether Heart, Leering Emblem, Myrsmith, Riddlesmith, Golem Foundry, Artificer's Assistant, Efficient Construction, Embersmith, Reckless Fireweaver
I tossed some off-color cards in there just because they were so on topic . Happy gathering :)
3 years ago
I completely understand that. Even I don't feel like getting the swords although the way power level increases in my meta, I may be forced to getting them soon.
I have already mentioned some interesting creatures but I'll suggest a couple more here:
- Augury Adept
- Balefire Dragon
- Blinding Angel*
- Cephalid Constable*
- Dragonlord Ojutai
- Grenzo, Havoc Raiser*
- Medomai the Ageless*
- Sphinx Ambassador*
- Windrider Patrol
I would of course include creatures that buff the home team on spell cast like Soulblade Djinn and Strongarm Monk, but I'd try to find a place for at least a couple of these by replacing other vanilla creatures like Mantis Rider and Lotus Path Djinn... These, albeit filled with flavor, have little to do in a commander game where you are facing more than one opponent. In multiplayer, getting ahead in resources, whether in cards drawn or tempo, is king! Go for the value ;)
ps: i have marked with a star some inclusions that are budget friendly that can over-perform in my opinion.