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, : 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
1 week ago
Trying to determine my final deck as my meta seems to have disbanded. Problem is I have several projects going that aren't finished which will end up being melted for this last one. Trying to do something different from my other decks for a little variety but if they rely on the same strategy then that's okay. Budget should be kept around $15 per card max since this is my last hooray so to speak. However, I do own most of the staples so any suggestion will be considered. Here are the decks I currently run:
Decks I Currently Run
Purphoros, God of the Forge: my main man. Token spam and by far my favorite deck.
Karametra, God of Harvests: big stompies and land ramp.
Rafiq of the Many: enchantress voltron. Though even an enchantress can be suited up and work just as well should Rafiq keep eating removal.
Karlov of the Ghost Council: extort/lifegain with a touch of voltron and combo.
Breya, Etherium Shaper: my most competitive (aside from Gitrog and Purph) combo artifact deck
Edric, Spymaster of Trest: 1 drop evasive goodness
Brago, King Eternal: I've ran him very hardcore stax. While effective no one wanted to play against him so I've since lessened the stax effects.
Decks I'm Considering/Have Partly Built
Doran, the Siege Tower: big butts matter. Lots of Meekstone effects or power based wraths. What I have built seems inconsistent probably in part to vanilla critters with high toughness. That's great if Doran is out but otherwise not so great. I Don't want to go voltron bc I have Rafiq and Karlov nor do I want a good stuff build as that gets rather pricey.
Seton, Krosan Protector: ramp with big stomp finishers. What I have built seems consistent but you may have to dig to find a win con. Stax effects through Hall of Gemstone/Ritual of Subdual. Only concern is it is similar to Karametra aside from using creature ramp as opposed to land ramp. However, the synergy is pretty impressive and can lead to explosive plays.
Talrand, Sky Summoner: lots of bounce but entirely commander dependent. Could go Polymorph tucking a drake with use of Proteus Staff to whip out bombs. No real fast win con though. I've built this before and it was hilarious but it ended up getting pieced apart for other decks.
Or any other ideas anyone else has. The above 3 decks are mostly built already just needs finishing.
1 week ago
Irianne youre not gonna want to ramp into a 15 mana costed creature. Who does that and lives to tell the tale? What youre gonna wanna do is cheat it out. Theres a few ideas you can run with, Polymorph tokens is one to do it. Proteus Staff is another way, or you can combine them both into a small soldiers tokens deck with cards like Raise the Alarm or Gather the Townsfolk Timely Reinforcements would help as well. Or you can build the jeskai control deck that had some success a few years ago and see how you like that, get a bunch of Wall of Omens and other defenders and chump blockers until you can max out your Nahiri, the Harbinger. Keep me posted im interested in reading about which way you go!
2 weeks ago
OmniscienceDarksteel MutationGenerator ServantSimian Spirit GuideEnlightened TutorMystical TutorLong-Term PlansPersonal TutorDesperate RitualRite of FlameAshling's PrerogativeBloodlust InciterNeed for SpeedHall of the Bandit LordStrionic ResonatorProteus Staff (only if no creatures)Chromatic LanternSensei's Divining TopLotus PetalYou could also do planeswalkers - I know they aren't quite as flashy, but I think they offer more consistent power.
1 month ago
Feel free to check out my deck Talrand and His Minions of Flying Doom if you want any more ideas.
1 month ago
abby315 Yeah I included 3 token producers Metallurgic Summonings, Monastery Mentor and Talrand, Sky Summoner. I'm using Proteus Staff so I'm not sure if I wouldn't be better off dropping talrand and the mentor for something like Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite or Avacyn, Angel of Hope? Any thoughts?
LeBeerCat Ghave is cool but he is kind of hard not to combo out. I'd kind of like to keep infinite combos out of this one that's why I steered clear of Breya, Etherium Shaper who would be pretty great too. Thank you for the suggestion though!
1 month ago
Very nice Deck you build there. I play a similar deck for some years now and got some new ideas and inspiration from you for further development of mine.
- Vizier of the Menagerie, Courser of Kruphix are new and pretty good in this deck
- I would prefer a Farseek and/or Nature's Lore over Explore because those cards shuffle and you get a new topdeck card
- I am not sure if Soothsaying is strong enough. It needs a whole lot of mana for shuffeling. Maybe a Mystic Speculation works better
- You could switch an Island for a Halimar Depths for topdeck manipulation
- A Spinerock Knoll lets you play your big spells without mana cost and gives you a new topdeck card as well
- Maybe Temur Ascendancy over Fires of Yavimaya?
- Conundrum Sphinx is good when you know your topdeck card and 4/4 flying for 2UU is pretty solid too
- If you'd like a use for your small utility creatures other than Birthing Pod you could try Proteus Staff. It works against opponents badass creatures as well.
For more ideas you can check out my take on Intet, the Top Deck Queen
Greetings from Gottsplitter
1 month ago
1 suggestion: Proteus Staff serves as a backup or 2nd Jalira for more polymorphing.
1 month ago
@wylie72 I have to use it and test it. Very interesting card. I really want to see what kind of things can happen with it in this deck. Especially with the sac fodder.
@AntiRivet no not a bully. Who ever plays this deck is the bully.