Standard - Boros Mentor Modded (with Guide)

26 26
22 12 2 24


Early Moves

Open with [[Legion's Landing]] and/or [[Goblin Banneret]]

{{Legion's Landing}}{{Goblin Banneret}}

Mentor the token as your third move if possible. If you can't get tokens, focus on mentoring. Don't sacrifice your cards too early, this isn't a full aggro deck.

Thin with [[Militia Bugler]] and look for [[Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice]] and/or [[Legion Warboss]] if you don't already have them in hand.

{{Militia Bugler}}{{Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice}}{{Legion Warboss}}

Mentor Chaining

Chain mentor with [[Legion Warboss]], [[Boros Challenger]], [[Sunhome Stalwart]] and [[Tajic, Legion's Edge]]

{{Legion Warboss}}{{Boros Challenger}}{{Sunhome Stalwart}}{{Tajic, Legion's Edge}}

[[Swiftblade Vindicator]] should be your top Mentor target, followed by vamp tokens if Vindicator is unavailable, then goblin tokens as the last priority. Use Mentor on other Mentor creatures to keep the ball rolling, and try to spread the love around (i.e., don't put all your eggs in one basket).

{{Swiftblade Vindicator}}


Play [[Heroic Reinforcements]] for tempo swing as needed. Use it wisely, it's better with more creatures on the battlefield.

{{Heroic Reinforcements}}

Don't use [[Risk Factor]] too early. Wait until your opponent has 10 or fewer life, they almost always give you the cards. The measly 4 damage isn't worth it.

{{Risk Factor}}

[[Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants]] is very much an optional play in this deck. I tend to use him to weed out counters, then I play [[Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice]], who is much more effective on a stacked battlefield. Conversely, you could use Aurelia or Tajic to clear the way for Ajani. It depends on the context. All three are cards are where your victory condition lives.

{{Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants}}{{Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice}}


You can bring your lands down to 22 and pop in [[Deafening Clarion]] to handle those pesky Saproling machines. If you prefer 24 mana, replace [[Risk Factor]], considering token creation decks aren't as draw-heavy (so you only need to match the pace of the tokens, not card draw).

{{Deafening Clarion}}

[[Chance for Glory]] is a replacement for [[Heroic Reinforcements]] and is handy against control decks once you've filtered out their counters. Timing is important, though, since you don't want to get hit with [[Seal Away]] or [[Settle the Wreckage]]

{{Chance for Glory}}

[[Experimental Frenzy]] is profoundly inconsistent. However, it's a solid defense against decks with a lot of card draw/discard power mid-game.

{{Experimental Frenzy}}

[[Lightning Strike]] is there if you need more damaging instants. Obviously.

{{Lightning Strike}}

[[Response]] is such a cool card, but I rarely have the context or mana to use it properly in this deck. I originally included it as part of the core deck, but considering that it repeats the role of 2 or 3 other cards in this roster, it's redundant. However, it is very flexible and a really great finisher, so think about holding it in your sideboard all the same.


[[Luminous Bonds]] is one of those great, cheap enchantments that annihilates fat plays like [[Ghalta, Primal Hunger]]. But, again, it's all about consistency. Read the context, adjust with your sideboard wisely.

{{Luminous Bonds}}



Last Updated: 06 Oct 2018
Created: 04 Oct 2018
2375 2 0

Mainboard - 60 cards (18 distinct)

Creature (22)
Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (12)
Land (24)
Planeswalker (2)

Sideboard - 15 cards (6 distinct)

Main/Sideboard Rarity Count
2 15 22 5 0
2 4 6 3 0

Mainboard - 60 cards (18 distinct)

3 Militia Bugler
3 Tajic, Legion's Edge
3 Swiftblade Vindicator
2 Boros Challenger
3 Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice
2 Sunhome Stalwart
3 Legion Warboss
3 Goblin Banneret
3 Legion's Landing // Adanto, the First Fort
2 Shock
3 Heroic Reinforcements
2 Risk Factor
2 Lava Coil
8 Plains
8 Mountain
4 Clifftop Retreat
4 Sacred Foundry
2 Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants

Sideboard - 15 cards (6 distinct)

4 Lightning Strike
3 Chance for Glory
2 Deafening Clarion
2 Response // Resurgence
2 Luminous Bonds
2 Experimental Frenzy

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