Proteus Staff


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
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.

Proteus Staff Discussion

MurderForBrunch on Oath of Show and Heart! Temur Combo Control

3 days ago

Oh! Right, it is sacrifice. Still, this deck does not have any proper reanimation because it doesn’t have either white or black. The reason it works in Legacy I believe it’s because of the consistency of 60 cards plus the 1v1 nature of the format. Without reanimation Sneak Attack I don’t believe it’s that good in commander.

On the other hand, Divergent Transformations is a really cool card, but as you say it needs tokens, which is a total nombo with Oath of Druids . There’s a different Temur deck with Polymorph and Proteus Staff that super wants that card. That is possibly a variation of this deck that I might try put together. It also looks really fun! :D

oo7x7oo on Elsha's Flashy Show

3 weeks ago

What other creatures are worth of including? Ones I thought about using was Grand Arbiter Augustin IV but didn't fit the theme, and Dockside Extortionist but didn't make into the cut. I don't like the Proteus Staff build, but rather I like to have more control and versatile line of plays. Mycosynth Lattice really isn't a good card in cEDH but this deck can afford to run it, which I felt was interesting enough to include

Fellin22 on Elsha's Flashy Show

3 weeks ago

2 creatures does not seem like the right amount. 0 would be good because of Proteus Staff lines, and 5+ would be good because you could run star package and more Cloud Key effects for your combo.

king-saproling on Just Keep Slingin'

1 month ago

Ooo almost creatureless! I would actually swap out Clever Impersonator for Proteus Staff . With Proteus Staff and no creatures in deck, you can target your general.. then your general comes right back BUT the staff lets you rearrange your library in an order of your choosing! Not only that, but recycling your general like this allows you to cast an additional spell from grave.

You might like these too: Fabricate , Reshape , Merchant Scroll , Shred Memory , Mirror of Fate , Yawgmoth's Will , Bolas's Citadel , Aetherflux Reservoir , Decree of Pain .

Also a heads up, you can't retrieve exiled cards with Mastermind's Acquisition (exiled cards are still considered "in the game"). It's essentially a Diabolic Tutor in EDH, unless your friends are cool with you having a sideboard.

firrlo on Emry, Lurker of the Infinite

1 month ago


Thanks for the help! I really appriciate it :-)

You are probably right about Proteus Staff . The idea of shuffling Emry into the deck was too cool for me not to put it in :p The cost of sacrificing high-synergy creatures is, in a competitive sense, not a very Good idea as you pointed out hehe.

Thanks alot for your card suggestions btw!:) I'll rethink the build a bit and consider them.

jaymc1130 on See That 1/1? That's Actually Blightsteel Colossus

2 months ago

Honestly, if you want to tune this deck to maximum potential, you should cut all the creatures that aren't Blightsteel and just rely on token generating cards to provide the fodder and add in literal Polymorph as well as Proteus Staff as additional non commander ways to engage your combo in the event your commander is being hated by removal or something like a Pithing Needle.

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Proteus Staff occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.01%