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Imprint When Prototype Portal enters the battlefield, you may exile an artifact card from your hand.
X, Tap: Put a token that's a copy of the exiled card onto the battlefield. X is the converted mana cost of that card.
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Prototype Portal Discussion
1 week ago
Since you asked for help, here's some feedback:
Griselbrand is banned. Maybe your group is cool with it, but I figured I should at least bring that up just in case you didn't realize.
More lands! Your mana count is too low for a deck that wants to cast Debt to the Deathless, Exsanguinate, Torment of Hailfire, Entreat, etc. I'd try to go up to 35 or 36 lands at least, and also add a few more mana rocks in. Orzhov Signet, Worn Powerstone, Pristine Talisman, Everflowing Chalice, Gilded Lotus and so on. You'll definitely have ways to use the mana.
Blind Obedience feels like it was made for this deck. It's probably better than Authority of the Consuls since you get to control the lifegain from it instead of your opponents. But there might be a better cut than Authority.
Cuts: Your artifact count seems low for Prototype Portal. It gets a little better if you add more mana rocks like I suggested above, but that still might not be good enough. Nothing else really jumps out at me, though if you decide to take my advice and add more mana, I'd look harder at X-spells and cards that cost 5+ mana. Like Subversion for example - it's sweet, but five mana is a lot to pay for that effect.
1 month ago
Not sure what to remove, but I think Mirage Mirror would be a great fit. It's so flexible. You have so many things that could use a twin. Losing 2 creatures? Copy your Nim Deathmantle. Want to vcopy an ability with your Rings of Brighthearth? Well, now you can double it. Voltaic Key, Caged Sun, Trading Post, Mind's Eye, etc - it's always nice to have a second one, especially when you can change Mirage Mirror multiple times in a turn.
Another decent fit would be Prototype Portal - especially when running artifact lands for free ramp (and again, mirage mirror would still be awesome with that).
2 months ago
Also Kiora is great as she can untap a Kiora's Follower as well as a land making it alot easier if you have a Liquimetal Coating in a Prototype Portal or anything in a Prototype Portal for that matter.
2 months ago
Also, Prototype Portal and Soul Foundry imprinting Ornithopter, Shield Sphere, or any other creature work. But at that point it's getting pretty convoluted- you need the imprint card, the creature, the Alarm, and the Ensoul Artifact.
3 months ago
5 months ago
Thanks! You're right about the Bracers' potential. I'm planning to slot in an Aphetto Alchemist to take advantage of that, since he goes infinite with basically anything at that point.
The Prototype Portal is mostly a goodstuff card. It can be handy for ramping up, redundancy for the Myr Reservoir (the weakest point of the combo, honestly- it's the only part that doesn't have some kind of redundancy), getting 5 blockers per turn with a Myr Battlesphere in there, whatever. It was one of my earlier rares I ever pulled, so I've got it in there as partly nostalgia even.
You hit it right on the head with this deck not needing to win all the time. It's so much fun to durdle with that you won't really care much if you only win 1 in every 10 games or so. That said, this deck relies heavily on card draw to assemble pieces. If you are planning to add counterspells, I would recommend something that refills your hand somewhat as well, just to dig down a little further.
Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur also falls in that "goodstuff" category for the most part, except that he digs for combo pieces hard, and can disrupt their answers by discarding them all. Cyclonic Rift would probably be a better choice, but I already run enough of those in other decks and didn't want to flood my meta with more.
I would say run with it! Your alterations look like they could be a lot of fun. And if you do end up building and playing the deck, let me know how it goes! (And if it isn't too much of a bother, credit me with the original idea. I'm pretty darn proud of this thing. :D)
5 months ago
I think this rule will tell what you need for this one. 301.5c An Equipment thats also a creature cant equip a creature. An Equipment that loses the subtype Equipment cant equip a creature. An Equipment cant equip itself. An Equipment that equips an illegal or nonexistent permanent becomes unattached from that permanent but remains on the battlefield. (This is a state-based action. See rule 704.) An Equipment cant equip more than one creature. If a spell or ability would cause an Equipment to equip more than one creature, the Equipments controller chooses which creature it equips.
Yes. Provided that the right creature types are there, Mairsil can advance to the 8/8.
He would not. Kazandu Tuskcaller and other levelers do not have the other abilities unless they have the right number of counters.
Yes he can, there's no issue with that ability.
No. Prototype Portal's ability is linked specifically to the card that it exiles when it enters the battlefield. Cards exiled by the ability from Myr Welder will not be able to be copied, despite both abilities coming from the same source.
5 months ago
1 I cast Mairsil, the Pretender exiling Demonmail Hauberk with a cage counter. It's my only creature. Can I sacrifice Mairsil to try to equip it to itself? Can I sacrifice another creature to try to equip him to himself?
Just a note: the Gatherer page seems to state that you can activate equip abilities, but Mairsil doesn't attach.
2 If Maersil exiles Figure of Destiny can it become the 8/8 Kithkin Spirit (eventually)?
4 If he copies Mischievous Quanar can he facedown himself?