Proteus Staff

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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Mirrodin (MRD) Rare

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Proteus Staff Discussion

Reznorboy on Manaless and Bananaless

1 month ago

I couldn't come up with a good title. Anyway,

I always thought that manaless dredge was super amazingly cool, but I also think Commander is awesome, and unfortunately, the two don't go together.

UNTIL NOW (possibly).

Basically, a lot of my EDH playing friends think that Bolas's Citadel is an amazing card, and even though it can be pretty good, people inevitably hit a land and then end up having to pass after going pseudo-storm mode.

I then had an idea.

NO LANDS. (Drops bass).

Basically, my concept was to play one of two commanders, Oloro, Ageless Ascetic or K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth.

Both builds would attempt to use a stupid quantity of mana artifacts in order to replace the lack of lands in the deck. They would then also play a few tutors.

Oloro, obviously, gains life, allows more colors, and once out, allows for card draw and burn through his ability.

K'rrik has life gain, helps play the Citadel in the first place, but does not seem quite as good in my opinion (for this build).

It is also a possibility that only a very small number of lands would be played, possibly with a strong top-deck manipulator (such as Proteus Staff).

My main question is, do you all think that this could be at all viable (like, maybe a 7 out of 10, if built correctly?)

thom-le on Esper Exile Chromium

2 months ago

Kiran_M Sry, that's on me. I havn't updated the description so far, I'm working on it. Basically this is a classical control deck. This means many board whipes (e.g. Wrath of God) and some Counterspells to keep the battlefield clean from creatures and other game changing stuff.

There are just a few creatures included, because of cards like Proteus Staff to get them out way cheaper. Lands, that can switch into creatures are very helpful therefor (also Dowsing Dagger  Flip can be transformed with them easier).

Win condition beside the creatures: Exiling each opponent's graveyard and activate the last activated ability of Kaya, Orzhov Usurper.

casual_competitive on Clock Control Combo

2 months ago

Proteus Staff re-arranging your library might be helpful.

casual_competitive on RNR_Gaming

2 months ago

creatureless Atla Palani, Nest Tender making her into a commander form of Proteus Staff, being able to re-arrange your library to your liking. wait... nevermind. she puts them in a random order.

RambIe on Could Illuna Be cEDH?

3 months ago

Back on Topic

As for what your trying to do

Illuna, Apex of Wishes, Proteus Staff , Animate Artifact, & Thassa's Oracle should get you there.

Reznorboy on Could Illuna Be cEDH?

3 months ago

I thought it was a great idea at the time because Fblthp, the Lost decks win almost purely because of Proteus Staff and they're considered cEDH, and Illuna - searches Proteus Staff! I thought it was a great way to boost consistency and get more colors, but apparently the 4 extra mana for the mutate isn't really worth it. (I'm still testing my version though, and at the very least, I enjoy it.)

Reznorboy on Could Illuna Be cEDH?

3 months ago

So, I did make an Illuna, Apex of Wishes deck (but I'm not going to post it here.) Regardless, do you think that Illuna could be cEDH viable? I think that at its best, it could be probably high-fringe-competitive. Now, before you tell me that the card is terrible, let me tell you how I think the deck would be competitive. Basically, my idea was to run no creatures, and only a single nonland permanent, specifically, Proteus Staff. (There are other possibilities, but I at least think that Proteus Staff would be most optimal). The idea is that you could use token generating sorceries, mutate on with Illuna, use Proteus Staff on it, reorder your deck exactly the way you want, (using the cards you haven't exiled), and assemble a game winning combo. (You would use cards like Kodama's Reach to get there faster, and counterspells to protect yourself).

Honestly, do you think it could be viable?

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