Proteus Staff


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


2 weeks ago

Hey dude, I the way you are. I've also built my own Polymorph check it out for any ideas Saheeli Poymorph. Also I'm not such a bastard to play blightsteel, specialy cos I have some haste givers.


Good luck pal!

TheSlowestBro on Breya - Blink

3 weeks ago

Cool take on Breya! I also have a deck with her that runs flicker effects, but for me it's more of a sub-theme rather than the main strategy. I'm surprised your not running Spine of Ish Sah in here though? That card is crazy with blinking. Can easily be tutored for with Arcum Dagsson as well.

Another card I'd like to highlight is Proteus Staff , maybe its borderline a meme, but I really like using it to eat a thopter and seeing what happens. In your deck you have so many ETB and blinking creatures so it looks like it would be a lot of fun there too!

Overall great list +1.

Funkydiscogod on Amass My @$$

3 weeks ago

Apathy-Dance Ok, so traditional Polymorph decks work like this: the deck contains exactly one or two creatures. These should be large unanswerably powerful fatty. Emrakul, the Aeons Torn is the traditional choice, but there are plenty of options, like Iona, Shield of Emeria , Progenitus , and Kozilek, the Great Distortion . These must be the only creatures in the deck, or else you risk polymorphing into something else.

Then, the deck will have a 4-8 copies of Polymorph , and/or other redundant effects like Proteus Staff , Indomitable Creativity or Reweave .

Then, there will have a number of noncreature spells that make creatures. This can take the form of permanents that become creatures like Faerie Conclave or Guardian Idol . Or, it will be instants and sorceries that create creature tokens, like Dragon Fodder or Lingering Souls .

Now...the idea is as follows: you create a creature, then destroy your own creature with Polymorph, and find a copy of the big fatty in your deck, and put it on to the battlefield. Yeah, you lose the creature to Polymorph, but it would always be better to have the big fatty than the tiny critter.

But, the biggest problem that Polymorph decks face, is that the opponent can kill the creature Polymorph is targeting, and this will prevent any of the effects of Polymorph from happening. So, Polymorph decks have to pack hexproofing , counterspells , discard , bounce and other things to fight against removal and lock . And they usually need cards that assist finding the combo.

It is at this point that Amass becomes very appealing to me, because there is an Amass card that can fill each of those functions, and this means you don't need to specifically have any token generation, just noncreature amass spells. And then, with so many instants and sorceries, Invade the City could make a solid backup win condition.

Martyrtle on Special Lil Guy's "Fun With Fblthp" Deck

1 month ago

Love the use of Fblthp, the Lost and that when you finally get all four out of the library you are basically just tutoring 2 cards with every use of Proteus Staff . I would suggest changing the land base, swapping your 8 tapped lands for 4 Hallowed Fountain and 4 Flooded Strand , and maybe add some counters to protect the staffs and corrosions from artifact and enchantment destruction.

NitpickingNerds on Fblthp, the Lost

1 month ago

With Proteus Staff and Flbthp, you get to stack your deck however you want, so you can basically assemble any mono blue wincon you can think of once you do that. You could use the Dramatic Reversal Isochron Scepter combo, Aetherflux Reservoir , or try to go off with Nexus of Fate , Laboratory Maniac , or Jace, Wielder of Mysteries if you can draw your whole deck. High Tide is just a great way to generate a bunch of mana in mono blue.

enpc on Name a card, reveal x ...

1 month ago

You do what the card says to do. It's that simple.

If a card says to reveal cards from the top of your library until "X", then it will tell you what to do with the cards afterwards, e.g. Proteus Staff .

If the card tells you to exile cards off the top of your library until "X", then you do that, e.g. Tainted Pact . It the card then doesn't say to do something with the exiled cards, they stay in exile.

If a card tells you to reveal the top X cards, you do that. Again, it will tell you what to do with the cards afterwards, e.g. Genesis Wave .

You won't come across any cards that don't tell you what to do with the revealed cards afterwards, except for poorly fan made cards on sites like MTGCardSmith. And for old cards, remember to check the Oracle text, as the wording on a lot of cards has been clarified there.

LordBlackblade on Name a card, reveal x ...

1 month ago

To continue what SynergyBuild said, there are no cards to my knowledge that would work in the way you described. Effects remotely similar to what you describe e.g. Proteus Staff don’t send cards to the graveyard. In those situations the cards are usually sent to the bottom of the library.

jkempic on Fblthp and his Wondrous Wand

1 month ago

paulrafael7 If you Proteus Staff Fblthp with no other creatures in your library, you get you order your library however you want to and then draw two cards. The basic line from there is: draw Lion's Eye Diamond and Gitaxian Probe . Cast LED, cast Git Probe, crack LED with probe on the stack. Probe draws you Gush . You use the alternative cost on gush, and draw Frantic Search and Mana Crypt . Discard the lands you bounced for gush to draw two with FS, grabbing Dramatic Reversal and Isochron Scepter . Assuming you still had three lands, you should still have UUU floating. Use crypt mana to play the scepter, use UU to use it to untap the Staff, use your final U and mana crypt to proteus staff Fblthp again. Grab two more mana rocks, probably Mox Opal and Mana Vault . Now you have enough mana rocks to produce infinite mana with the dramatic scepter combo, and Fblthp+Proteus Staff draws your deck. At this point, you can win in several ways, but the cleanest is looping Stroke of Genius

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Proteus Staff occurrence in decks from the last year

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