Proteus Machine


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Scourge (SCG) Uncommon

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Proteus Machine

Artifact Creature — Shapeshifter

Morph (0) (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for (3). Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)

When Proteus Machine is turned face up, it becomes the creature type of your choice. (This effect doesn't end at end of turn.)

Proteus Machine Discussion

asd874 on Atla’s Perfect Scrambled Eggs

2 months ago

i like the idea of this and the way it is built haveing 1 egg and a sac outlet can lead to a win unless you hit guide with no egg in grave or kiki with no extra egg to clone.

Some ideas

More sac outlets: Martyr's Cause | Fanatical Devotion | Spawning Pit

Tutors: Gamble | Worldly Tutor can find protean hulk to the top of the deck before you combo | Enlightened Tutor find sac outlet or other fun stuff

Protection: Conqueror's Flail | Veil of Summer | Autumn's Veil | Silence these will let you stop people from messing with you for the turn you try to win

Ramp: because you dont wana run non eggs so you can turn throw the deck faster artifacts are the way to go. other then the normal Mana Crypt | Mana Vault you can run the talismans and signets exp. Talisman of Conviction | Rakdos Signet

Stuff look at

not a fan of Proteus Machine because hes not a egg unless you flip him so he could end the chain of eggs when trying to combo

Nesting Dragon has the same problem as proteus machine but for a tribal deck it is really nice value

i would want to cut all the eggs that cost more than 3 other than Irregular Cohort and Summoner's Egg as they make a 2nd egg or can put part of the combo into play if you draw it

i feel this could be a good cedh deck but you would have to remove all of the tribal stuff and go for a quick win with any sac outlet + commander + egg i dont think you would even need Thornbite Staff if you build the deck this way

holymanox on Animar's Traps

1 year ago

Thanks for the input!

I am indeed working with a budget. trying to keep it close to $100

When I put this deck together originally, I had Akroma, Angel of Fury, but it burns all of the red I have and it's really just 6 unblockable (give it protection from color) and that, by itself, is not good in my meta.

Since I already play morphs for free with Animar, and their effects are flip costs, not enter costs, so I don't need Dermoplasm

Thousand Winds is a cool card, but my meta likes to ramp until someone can one-shot, so people just don't swing, and I have been considering Dwarven Blastminer for a while.

Ooo I like Qarsi Deceiver, and I took out Jeering Instigator for the same reason I took out Thousand Winds. If I swing early, people get angry and I die.

Proteus Machine is a cool card to bluff with, but as this is a morph deck, pretty much everything is a bluff already lol

Honestly, I just put in Myr Superion because I loved the work-around with Animar, but I do want a large colorless creature. Darksteel Colossus Is cheaper and less scary. Won't paint a huge target on my back.

I'm still unclear on what Rogue's Passage will do, besides let an infinite Animar through, which I already do with changing the protection color anyway...

You're right about Ophidian. I've been adding better card draw recently.

Thank you so much for the input! This deck is my pride and joy, and it's so much fun to play.

Snacrifice on Animar's Traps

1 year ago

Hey, thanks for the comment!

Cool idea for an Animar deck. Are you working within any budget constraints or anything? I'm surprised not to see Akroma, Angel of Fury. The is rough but not too bad in Animar's colors.

Some suggestions:Dermoplasm lets you put in morph creatures on the cheap, Master of the Veil lets you flip them back down again.

Thousand Winds is pretty much a win con if someone's tapped out. Dwarven Blastminer might be a sideboard card, but being able to pop annoying lands like Rogue's Passage, Maze of Ith or Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and the like on the cheap is amazing.

Icefeather Aven can bounce opponents or your own for another morph cast, Qarsi Deceiver is a neat mana rock for the theme, I'm surprised you took out Jeering Instigator.

Proteus Machine can be a good bluff or just a free creature.

I'd definitely take out Myr Superion and replace it with something with more utility or just a big artifact creature with text on the card like Darksteel Colossus or Blightsteel Colossus instead.

Rogue's Passage will help a lot in getting those morphed creatures in when they figure out what you're doing.

The only problem I really see with your deck is a lack of longevity and some lack of cohesion. You're like 75% in on morph, but you've also got some extraneous cards you don't really need to be using, like Ophidian(You're in blue-you'll get better payoff just using a draw spell or something that taps to draw)

Uskebasi on Which Tribe? Every Tribe!!!!

1 year ago

Can't believe no one suggested Conspiracy. Proteus Machine is fun too.

HorseFist on Bant Morph

2 years ago

You beat me to the punch in creating a Morph deck! Im still almost ready to put mine on TappedOut, itll probably be a non-Commander deck and will have some other, different creatures w/ and w/o morph ability. You probably are aware of these, but I dont see any of them on your list: Backslide, Revealing Wind, Soul Summons, Write into Being, Ethereal Ambush, might consider a couple of those to go in here, and Witness of the Ages & Proteus Machine for a couple of artifact creatures w/ morph.

Aven Farseer is a great addition to any morph deck!

DaringApprentice on Isao, Budget Bushi(<15$)

3 years ago

Nice deck, I really like the idea behind a simple and cheap EDH deck. If you are looking for suggestions, maybe check these out to use Isao, Enlightened Bushi's regeneration ability for more than just himself: Chameleon Colossus, Runed Stalactite, Changeling Titan, Game-Trail Changeling, Woodland Changeling, and Proteus Machine.

Raging_Squiggle on Question regarding morph and City ...

3 years ago

City of Solitude stops all off-turn activated abilities. while this doesn't apply to morphing, it applies to paying the cost for morphing if the cost includes mana. If it doesn't, like merrowMania said regarding Proteus Machine, you're good to go.

You can also utilize morph costs that do not include mana, i.e. Zombie Cutthroat or Dragon's Eye Savants.

merrowMania on Question regarding morph and City ...

3 years ago

No, because you can't activate your mana abilities to pay the morph cost. City of Solitude is the only effect in Magic (of its type) that stops mana abilities. The only creature you can flip is Proteus Machine.

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