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
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Proteus Staff occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Proteus Staff Discussion

finnegang on Yasova, Chaos Thief

1 week ago

Proteus Staff returns the creature to the owner's library but lets the controller polymorph, so it should work unless I'm missing something...

I get why Evolutionary Leap wouldn't work, you don't want creatures in your hand (hence, the wise inclusion of Selvala's Stampede and Ilharg, in case they end up there).

As for big creatures, for budget reasons, I don't have access to Ulamog and Blightsteel Colossus. I thought of a fair replacement with It That Betrays. I have a Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger but I'd be missing the cast trigger. I like your inclusion of Worldspine and Moldgraft since they'll leave value once they're inevitably removed. Any other ideas for fatties? Thank you!

nxtsquare on Yasova, Chaos Thief

1 week ago

finnegang, thanks for the suggestions! Considering your suggestions:

Proteus Staff probably should be an inclusion. But note the downside as well: "put target creature on the bottom if its OWNER'S library. You cannot thieve a creature to polymorph into your own. This would work for your tokens, however.

Evolutionary Leap does not synergize well with the polymorph mechanic. You want your creatures to remain in your deck, and cheat them out directly from there.

Synthetic Destiny is not as "instant-speed" as it first seems. Read the fine print: "at the beginning of the next end step". The downsides are subtle, but the deck would need some tuning: you lose the thief effect of a main phase Molten Primordial, you lose the combat advantage of flipping a Void Winnower before attack phase, you may flip an untimely Terastodon.

finnegang on Yasova, Chaos Thief

2 weeks ago

It's such a great deck (saw it in MTG Muddstah). I decided to build my own version, less focused on stealing things. I'm curious on why don't you use Evolutionary Leap and Proteus Staff. They seem reliable and repeatable. Also, it seems like you could replace or add Synthetic Destiny; it's very similar to Mass Polymorph but instant speed.

Thanks and kudos for your take on Yasova.

KIRK77 on Kykar Tokens and Anthems

2 weeks ago

Since you don't have any creatures in the deck have you thought about running ways to take advantage of that? Proteus Staff would be great to use on a spirit, since it states on bottom in any order and you don't have any creatures in the deck it would effectivly let you stack your library. Board wipes such as Tragic Arrogance also might be good (super underrated card) or Single Combat

kpres on Melek, Kinko's Paragon

2 weeks ago

You know what, you've inspired me to remake my Melek deck. I'm going to take out Proteus Staff and add in some creatures.

kpres on Melek, Kinko's Paragon

2 weeks ago

Auto-include for any Melek deck: Library of Leng. Any time you use a Windfall or wheel, Library lets you stack your deck with stuff for Melek to double.

I have a Melek deck but I'm bored of it. It's ended up being more of a solitaire where I find Proteus Staff and since Melek is the only creature in the deck, the staff lets me reorganize my deck, putting mana-generating spells on top, untapping spells (for my mana rocks) next, getting a buttload of mana, and then using Comet Storm. It's a formula and it's boring for everyone.

I like where you've gone with this deck. You have miracles, extra turns, and interactive stuff. I feel like I would have fun playing against it, not knowing how you're going to win each time.

Reznorboy on Fblthp, the Lost cEDH

3 weeks ago

I always had a feeling that Fblthp could be insane, but I wasn't exactly sure how. Thanks for this, it's very very detailed which helps a lot. The only thing is it's out of my budget, so if I were to build it I'm not sure what I would do. I would probably play a lot more draw spells like Ponder and ways to search artifacts and hope to draw Proteus Staff. As far as your list though, it seems flawless.

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