Mentor

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Mentor
Keyword Ability
Type Triggered
Introduced Guilds of Ravnica
Last Used Guilds of Ravnica
Reminder Text Mentor (Whenever this creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on target attacking creature with lesser power.)
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Mentor

Mentor is a keyword ability introduced in Guilds of Ravnica for the Boros Legion of Ravnica. It can only be found on creatures. When a creature with Mentor attacks, you may place a +1/+1 counter on another attacking creature with lesser power.[1][2][3]

Rules[edit | edit source]

From the Comprehensive Rules (Guilds of Ravnica (October 5, 2018))

  • 702.133. Mentor
    • 702.133a Mentor is a triggered ability. “Mentor” means “Whenever this creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on target attacking creature with power less than this creature’s power.”
    • 702.133b If a creature has multiple instances of mentor, each triggers separately.

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (Guilds of Ravnica (October 5, 2018))

Mentor
A keyword ability that lets your bigger creatures power up your smaller creatures when they attack together. See rule 702.133, “Mentor.”

Rulings[edit | edit source]

  • Mentor compares the power of the creature with mentor with that of the target creature at two different times: once as the triggered ability is put onto the stack, and once as the triggered ability resolves. If you wish to raise a creature's power so its mentor ability can target a bigger creature, the last chance you have to do so is during the beginning of combat step.
  • If the target creature's power is no longer less than the attacking creature's power as the ability resolves, mentor doesn't add a +1/+1 counter. For example, if two 3/3 creatures with mentor attack and both mentor triggers target the same 2/2 creature, the first to resolve puts a +1/+1 counter on it and the second does nothing.
  • If the creature with mentor leaves the battlefield with mentor on the stack, use its power as that creature last existed on the battlefield to determine whether the target creature has less power.

Example[edit | edit source]

  • Blade Instructor - {2}{W}
    Creature — Human Soldier
    3/1
    Mentor (Whenever this creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on target attacking creature with lesser power.)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Matt Tabak. (September 4, 2018.) “Guilds of Ravnica Mechanics”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater. (September 17, 2018.) “Guild to Order, Part 2”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Wizards of the Coast. (September 20, 2018.) “Guilds of Ravnica Release Notes”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.