Creature — Beast
When Protean Hulk is put into a graveyard from play, search your library for any number of creature cards with total converted mana cost 6 or less and put them into play. Then shuffle your library.
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Protean Hulk Discussion
1 day ago
Daedalus19876 I love your comments, they're always insightful and useful. Unfortunately for me, I can only do so much, being a currently unemployed college student. Seedborn Muse is a card I've been hoping to get my hands on for a while, but for the time being Murkfiend Liege will suffice.
I have Blue Sun's Zenith in Drawn unto Death, but getting another would be nice. Now, as for Protean Hulk, I could run that in conjunction with Prime Speaker Zegana and have some really nice card advantage if done right or Acidic Slime to thin out some mana bases...the issue is getting the trade fodder or the money to get the cards.
1 day ago
What are your thoughts on Protean Hulk here? You could add a fetchable combo of some kind to close off the game if your big beaters aren't going through for whatever reason.
Your removal seems light. Beast Within is always amazing.
I know that's shorter than my normal comments, but I hope it's helpful!
2 days ago
TheDevicer, It's one of those things where the upsides outweigh the downsides even if both are minimal. It usually goes like this:
- Is Green Sun's Zenith good in your deck?
- Do you want 1 mana ramp?
"Oh hell yeah! I need to get my commander down a turn early."
- Would you rather not flood your spell slots with cards that don't generate card advantage?
"Well... I do have 10 ramp spells already..."
- Can you afford to have one tap-land that's vulnerable to removal?
- You should probably have Dryad Arbor.
"Uhh, I guess so..."
The reason it's good is just that making GSZ double as a Llanowar Elves is good enough to include in most decks that wanted GSZ, whether or not you have that much else built around it. And even if you don't get GSZ, having one land be a tap land isn't the end of the world. It's the same reason people will sometimes run Bojuka Bog.
That said, it's not an auto-include by any means. If it's not helping out enough then there's probably something better that could go in it's spot. Some decks it really shines in though. Like my Edric list where I need the T1 ramp, and having a 1/1 that I can attack with later is just gravy.
Gates88, You should link cards when you think people might not be familiar with them. It saves people time looking things up. You can do so like this:
And while that combo is neat in that Grand Abolisher would stop your opponent's interaction, putting in 4 creatures that are totally useless outside of your combo (Nomads en-Kor, Cephalid Illusionist, Angel of Glory's Rise, and Hapless Researcher) is a bit of a problem for something that's supposed to be the "best Protean Hulk pile available." Part of what makes a lot of the top EDH combos "the best" is that the cards in them are very interchangeable and function in a bunch of other combos as well. Also, what happens if you draw one of those creatures and can't cast it?
2 days ago
Hello all! this is my update on what's available plus PRICE DROP!!.
So what I have here are cards from my binder that I'm trying to get rid of. I'm building Karametra EDH and I need some expensive cards for it (listed below cards for sale), and I can't afford them. I will take trades or cash in the price listed below:
So, here's the cards!
All cards are NM/LP unless otherwise specified.
2x Monastery Mentor $8 each
3x Terminus $1 each
Big Furry Monster from Unglued, both halves, $6
2x Shallow Grave $5 each
3x Counterbalance (Coldsnap) $5 each
1x Emrakul, the Aeons Torn NEAR MINT $32 each
4x Expedition Map $1 each
2x Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger $15 each
Vindicate from Apocalypse $4
Cards I Need! 1 of Each!
Avacyn, Angel of Hope NOT FROM THE VAULT FOIL
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I will update this daily with what is and isnt available. Again, I will take cash or trades for the second list of cards
4 days ago
MxdDrnk75Body Snatcher is what makes the new Protean Hulk unbanning so strong. As you can have hulk hit the graveyard by himself with 0 other cards on the field or in your hand and still pull off the full combo. Phyrexian Delver is a great card and I may pick one up eventually for the deck as general backup.
The rest of the cards you've mentioned are actually just strong Meren cards in general. This deck is about as strong as Meren can get "imo" but when I'm playing with friends or in a LGS I can choose not to just walk over people. It's fun to wood elves a Panharmonicon, then Conjurer's Closet it at end of turn to drop 4 lands in a turn. Selvala, Heart of the Wilds like you said adds very little value to the deck over all. However dropping her early can give you 2 or 3 extra mana if you need it. She may get dropped one day for the Delver above or some other green mana ramp card instead.
Thank you for the good comments man :)
6 days ago
RavynTheReaper If you combo Walking Ballista off of Mikaeus, the Unhallowed. WalkingB will come out on the battlefield as a 1/1 creature. If you sac it, it comes back again as a 1/1 creature with an extra +1+1 on it. Use the +1+1 to deal 1 damage to target player or creature/ sac it/ repeat.
When Protean Hulk goes into the graveyard and gives you 6 cmc of tutor'd creatures. Mike Ballista is the best option by far.
1 week ago
Eldritch Evolution, Buried Alive, Diabolic Intent, Tooth and Nail and Protean Hulk are great tutors for a deck like this. Also, Corpse Augur is a powerful card advantage engine. On the other hand, Mindslicer is perfect for setting back decks that rely on having lots of cards in hand (mostly blue decks), since Meren plays so well with just a couple of lands and a full graveyard. I also like Snuff Out, a free removal spell can really punish people for making risky plays once you are tapped out.
1 week ago
enpc - since I don't feel like paying the current price for a foil Protean Hulk at the moment I'm just playing Spirit of the Labyrinth in it's spot - I already had a foil on-hand and swapping a 7-drop for a 2-drop feels sweet. I'll let you know how Spirit goes.
If you try Hulk in your build, let me know how it turns out. Something tells me the threat density is already high enough in the deck without it, but idk.