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I really like the idea of the Monastery itself coming to life and laying down the law. Especially when you consider a building with First Strike. Unfortunately, Wizards does not share my sentiment....
Posted By: Kirbster (7/11/2010 9:42:36 PM)


Have you heard of the Kumite? *Ah-tta!*
Posted By: Cyberium (10/6/2011 9:17:56 AM)


If you're confused by "Insect Monk" look up Nantuko on Gatherer, they're humanoid insect creatures. And yes, they're usually druids, but this is a monastery and monks live in monasteries.
Posted By: Nagoragama (10/8/2011 8:27:01 PM)


I'm a big fan of cards like this. It's always good when you can play wrath of god or planar cleansing and be the only player left with a creature, especially when it's got 4 power. I'm not really sure whether or not i like this more than treetop village though.

Darksteel Brute is another good creature/land/thing due to its indestructibility.
Posted By: Laguz (9/18/2009 2:57:17 PM)


The Nantukos are all insects and monks live in monasteries. Simple logic, man.
Posted By: GainsBanding (3/7/2010 1:30:43 AM)


Holy feces, this thing now interacts with Swarmyard tribal! As though it needed that extra push! :P
Posted By: izzet_guild_mage (6/2/2010 9:55:07 PM)


"Nantuko Monastery becomes a 4/4 green and white Insect Monk creature with first strike until end of turn."

Insect monk?

Posted By: Kurhan (1/20/2010 10:31:07 AM)


Strange that they're monks. I thought Nantoku were typically druids.
Posted By: NeoKoda (8/10/2011 4:16:28 PM)


This probably would have been good in block or even standard, if not for the fact that almost all good threshold decks were U/G.
Posted By: bioporn (9/8/2010 8:37:09 AM)


This would be a great card if white or green were easier to achieve threshold while maintaining tactical advantage.
Still pretty good, though.
Posted By: car2n (5/8/2014 8:43:06 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!