The Painful Truths about Monastery Mentor

Painful Truths
Painful Truths

“Why would you put Shardless Agent in your deck and hope for incredible luck to hit Ancestral Visions when you can just play Painful Truths?”
-Owen Turtenwald

Patrick made a new Esper Control deck in Legacy featuring Painful Truths and four copies of Monastery Mentor!

This episode of Top Level Podcast largely focuses on Patrick’s deck and card choices:

Monastery Mentor
Monastery Mentor

Monastery Mentor is a weird sleeper card… It’s been legal for about a year, but has not yet broken out to the degree that is probably worthy. Patrick talks about the massive amounts of damage that Monastery Mentor is capable of doing in a short period of time.

“Monastery Mentor is not the same as Young Pyromancer” says Patrick. The 1/1 Monk tokens are substantially better than their Young Pyromancer cousins; when given the chance to kill a 1/1 Monk or a Deathrite Shaman, it is often correct to let the Deathrite Shaman live!

Esper Control by Patrick Chapin

2 Cabal Therapy
2 Painful Truths
1 Tasigur, the Golden Fang

4 Brainstorm
4 Force of Will
3 Gitaxian Probe
3 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
4 Ponder
2 Snapcaster Mage
2 Spell Pierce

4 Deathrite Shaman

1 Council’s Judgment
4 Monastery Mentor
4 Swords to Plowshares

1 Marsh Flats
1 Misty Rainforest
4 Polluted Delta
4 Flooded Strand
1 Karakas
2 Island
1 Plains
1 Scrubland
1 Swamp
1 Tropical Island
2 Tundra
1 Underground Sea

Sideboard
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Painful Truths
1 Surgical Extraction
1 Flusterstorm
1 Vendilion Clique
3 Abrupt Decay
1 Misdirection
1 Notion Thief
1 Supreme Verdict
1 Zealous Persecution
1 Containment Priest
1 Council’s Judgment

For a huge discussion on this great new Legacy deck (aka basically just Patrick’s Standard Esper deck from last week) check out “The Painful Truths about Monastery Mentor”

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