Time to start brewing again.
In my neverending quest to find playable monocolored decks, here’s one idea.
As the heading suggests, I’m going for tokens. Because the mentor wants to see noncreature spells, most of the tokens should be produced by noncreature spells, but I don’t think I’d go for Triplicate Spirits or Take Up Arms.
This deck would be very vulnerable to all sorts of sweepers, but Valorous Stance can help there. Monastery Mentor seems to be the card of the set right now, as its already about 20 euros on MCM. I don’t think it will hold that kind of price as well as, say, Brimaz, King of Oreskos has, but its going to be good. Althought, there’s a strong chance it won’t become popular simply because others cards will push it out.
I’m giving Ankle Shanker some love here. The combo needs plenty of mana, but its very good with Brutal Hordechief. In fact, you might say its pretty brutal. Of course, you will never be able to really pull it off (because you’d need 10 mana to surprise your opponent), but its something you can think about.
Hooded Assassin doesn’t seem like that much, but its going to be good in a token deck. Your opponents are generally going to block one of your tokens, but with this guy, you can make even that something your opponent might not be willing to do. Even the fear of being hit with one will often paralyze your opponents.
Maybe fit a Purphoros, God of the Forge in there somehow, and maybe his Hammer as well.