Prototype Portal


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal

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Scars of Mirrodin Rare

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Prototype Portal


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

Aethaleon on Avacyn, Angel of Boardwipes

1 day ago

Unwinding Clock untaps all artifacts you control on your opponent's untap steps, so it would untap Grim Monolith and Mana Vault if you choose to run them. I usually have Unwinding Clock and Prototype Portal in the same deck, as they have perfect synergy. Remember, I told you you could imprint your Ancient Den onto Prototype Portal, so you could make a land on everyone's turn for free if you have Unwinding Clock in the deck too.

Poptartz95 on Avacyn, Angel of Boardwipes

1 week ago

Aethaleon Mind's Eye is good, and I have considered adding it. Card draw is great, but it isn't a priority addition. I have cards like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth in this deck for game enders with card draw. If I play him, and he is not answered I win on the spot. Draw + 12/12 body + annihilator is just disgusting. I have enough cycling in this deck, and have played enough games where card draw is good, but doesn't need to be a priority. Currently my biggest priority is finding ways to add Gideon Jura, and Loyal Retainers as both cards could make this deck just painful to play against. Gideon Jura would work so well with Thalia, Heretic Cathar, and Loyal Retainers would be insane due to the amount of pressure the legendary creatures in this deck force. If they are removed which of course players who play against this deck enough will be prepared to remove some of the big hitters asap, but Loyal Retainers adds an option to bring back cards that were answered. I really like Oketra's Monument , and I think I will just remove Pearl Medallion for it. Prototype Portal is interesting, and I will also give it a playtest. Thank you for the suggestions.

Aethaleon on Avacyn, Angel of Boardwipes

1 week ago

Alternatively, my favorite use of Prototype Portal is to imprint Sculpting Steel onto it and make copies of Gilded Lotus. Then you can tap a lotus to activate the portal and make another lotus. Sculpting Steel might be more versatile than Masterwork of Ingenuity in your case. Either way, Prototype Portal would be really useful and versatile in this deck.

Aethaleon on Avacyn, Angel of Boardwipes

1 week ago

If you need card draw, Mind's Eye is perfect. I've been using Oketra's Monument and Skullclamp in my mono white deck. You have Heliod and Hero of Bladehold that can make tokens with 1 toughness, so Skullclamp might be a viable option. I've also been running Anointed Procession, that with a Skullclamp works for more card draw. Puresteel Paladin might also be a good option, he has card draw and it reduces equip to 0. Again, with a Prototype Portal + Masterwork of Ingenuity , it turns into a good card draw engine and you can make copies of any equipment in play. Unwinding Clock would allow you to do it on everyone's turn as well.

Aethaleon on Avacyn, Angel of Boardwipes

1 week ago

You could run Weathered Wayfarer , and I'm personally a fan of Mangara of Corondor . I would swap Eight and a half tails for Mother of Runes . Could go with Planar Cleansing over Akroma's Vengeance. A Prototype Portal could be useful for you, especially if you added an Ancient Den . But I usually imprint a gilded lotus onto it. However, you have plenty of artifacts that would be good choices to duplicate.

Firebones675 on Silas Renn, Seeker Adept

1 week ago

Here are some things I like about my silas deck (or cards i would include if i was blue/black instead of blue/black red and therefore had the room) and that might consider including as well.

If you give silas double strike like with Fireshrieker or Grappling Hook he deals damage twice, giving you two triggers of his ability. (Alsowhen combined with deathtouch, silas will survive most combats)

If you like Riddlesmith you might also want to pick up a copy of Vedalken Archmage.

I'm a pretty big fan of Aqueous Form to help let your commander get through.

Mindslaver is pretty gross when you can repeatedly recur it.

Academy Ruins and Rogue's Passage are lands you might want to consider

Mycosynth Lattice, Darksteel Forge, and Nevinyrral's Disk are all decent individually, but if you get 2 or 3 of them out together, you can do some interesting stuff.

Mirrorworks is a sweet card for artifact decks and with Mycosynth Lattice, you get insane value.

Sculpting Steel and Phyrexian Metamorph are nice to copy your good artifacts.

Prototype Portal imprinting a Sculpting Steel, a Seat of the Synod, Sol Ring, etc is always nice.

Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas, Tezzeret the Seeker , Kuldotha Forgemaster, Arcum Dagsson, and Muzzio, Visionary Architect can help find the artifacts you need.

Here's a link to my copy if your interested. Vial Renn Affinity

catbeard on Relentless Blacks

1 week ago

My thought behind Prototype Portal was to copy Aether Vial orDoor of Destinies.

I cant seem to find any of my Pack Rats, which is saddening.... same with Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni

I like the idea of Attrition

Rhystic Tutor should actually be Demonic Tutor

_Kane_ on Relentless Blacks

2 weeks ago

Feel free to delete my first post *

Ratta Tat Tat Tat. Dont forget Pack Rat!


Swarmyard seems perfect too.

Some more tribal/creature pump:

Metallic Mimic for counters on all of your rats and Adaptive Automaton for a similar lord effect. Akroma's Memorial, Stoneforge Masterwork, Eldrazi Monument, Bad Moon


Attrition, Eliminate the Competition, Mutilate

Card Draw:TBD!!!


Liliana of the Dark Realms, Sol Ring, Black Market

Rat Creature Options:

Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni, Crypt Rats, Throat Slitter, Patron of the Nezumi, Plague of Vermin, Pack Rat


Ichor Rats, Septic Rats

Potential Cuts (In my opinion):

Prototype Portal Confused on why this is here. Rhystic Tutor Will almost always be countered in multiplayer. Geth's Verdict Better options for targeted removal Murder Howling Mine Black doesnt want to help everyone. Phyrexian Arena FTW.

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