Proteus Staff


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin (MRD) Rare

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Proteus Staff


, : Put target creature on the bottom of its owner's library. That creature's controller reveals cards from the top of his or her library until he or she reveals a creature card. The player puts that card into play and the rest on the bottom of his or her library in any order. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery.

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Proteus Staff Discussion

DeviousPenguin666 on Ugly Bunny

2 weeks ago

Nice deck! If you don't mind me asking, why are you playing Abundant Growth? I don't think it actually helps to ramp you, it just fixes your mana. Also, while Fabricate can tutor up a Proteus Staff, I think you should be fine with playsets of both Polymorph and Proteus Staff. Maybe cut the Fabricates for Remand or Mana Leak? +1!

Herb48 on The Narset Miracle

1 month ago

Awesome deck! I love Narset.

First of all, if you are going to run Narset, you 100% need to run Beacon of Tomorrows, Enter the Infinite and Omniscience. These cards win you the game on the spot by giving you infinite turns. Speaking of extra turns, get as many extra turn spells as you can. Usually 6-7.

I would also recommend that you ditch the creatures in the deck, as they don't work with Narset at all. Instead, run planeswalkers like Elspeth, Jace, and Tamiyo (any variants you like). This allows you to run my next suggestion: Proteus Staff. With Narset out, it allows you to basically rearrange your entire deck and just win.

Finally, I would recommend adding some more mana rocks. All the signets, maybe Crypt, its up to you. But you definitely was to get Narset out ahead of curve, or you will get hated out of the game before she hits the board if people know what she is capable of.

I have a Narset deck of my own if you want to check it out. The description isn't quite done yet, but feel free to check it out:

Who Needs Creatures Anyways?

Commander / EDH Herb48


Cheers :)

PeeBee on Poly'M'rakrul

1 month ago

lagotripha Thanks for your comment, I have considered Mass Polymorph and Proteus Staff, proteus staff being the better of the 2. Mass polymorph is unnessecary and expensive so I would want to play this as I usually only have 1 hit in my deck and proteus staff is very good but costs extra mana (3 to cast, 3 to polymorph), with the staff also being an artifact, it would stop me playing Indomitable Creativity as this will reveal an artifact or creature and could hit the staff and not emrakul instead.

As for Hordeling Outburst, I wasnt the biggest fan of a sorcery speed 3 mana spell, however you can steal games by beating down with these 1/1's and for the value you cant find anything better as this deck prefers lots of targets for our polymorph's, and I use 2x Spawning Breath for the instant speed token creator if required.

The other options you mentioned all have a downside, Warping Wail could be uncastable if i dont hit 1 of the 2 colourless sources. Thunderheads exiles at beginning of the next end step, which would make the combo all-in and wouldnt allow consectutive Polymorph attempts. SwanSong would require me to target my own spells which isnt very productive. Final Depths of Desire is a consideration of mine, but feels slightly weaker and I have gone for the Enchantment of Trail of Evidence for token generators instead.

If you have any other idea's I'll be happy to listen.

lagotripha on Poly'M'rakrul

1 month ago

If thats your complaint about polymorph, how about Mass Polymorph or Proteus Staff? I don't like Hordeling Outburst compared to instant speed options- cards like Warping Wail, Thunderheads Swan Song or even Depths of Desire feel more reliable for that 'in your turn'/'in my turn' combo.

Funkydiscogod on

2 months ago

So, apparently if you don't have any critters for Proteus Staff to find you can stack your entire deck however you want.

In the sideboard, put a Treasure Hunt, a Zombie Infestation, and a Swamp, so you can side out Polymorph and Emrakul, and give yourself an optional win condition if you know the opponent is going to board in anti-Polymorph stuff.

DeviousPenguin666 on

2 months ago

As for recommendations, maybe consider adding in one more Emrakul, the Aeons Torn so that if you draw one you will still have another to Polymorph or Proteus Staff into. Otherwise, I wouldn't change anything.

Ashmed on Talrand and His Minions of Flying Doom

3 months ago

Hi GoldenMunchkin, thank you for the suggestion. Proteus Staff has come up a couple of times for this deck with that exact idea in mind. I agree it would be incredibly useful to be able to stack the deck as I see fit and I may experiment with it in the future, however I quite like the random nature of things since I am not a super competitive player.

GoldenMunchkin on Talrand and His Minions of Flying Doom

3 months ago

since you don't have creatures Proteus Staff is quite good as you can use it on a token produced by talrand and since you don't find any creatures all your entire deck is put on the bottom of your library in any order meaning you get to stack your entire deck any way you like

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