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Protection from everything

If Progenitus would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, reveal Progenitus and shuffle it into its owner's library instead.

Progenitus Discussion

Gidgetimer on Mandatory Loop combos (for game …

1 month ago

Blood/Bond and Abyssal Persecutor

Painter's Servant, Grindstone and two cards that shuffle themselves in as a replacement effect. Blightsteel Colossus and Darksteel Colossus are the first two that come to mind, but Legacy Weapon, Progenitus, and maybe others would work as well.

enpc on 9/13 Commander Banning/Unbanning

2 months ago

TypicalTimmy: Neither of those options to cheat Progenitus into play work the way you want them to. You can Sneak Attack it into play, but you can't use single target flicker effects since Progenitus has protection from everything. That means it can't be targeted. Full stop.

Additionally, Progenitus never hits the graveyard. It's not a triggered ability like the Eldrazi titans, it's a replacement ability. So you can't reanimate it either.

Just as a side note - I understand that this is in relation to a deck that you have/had which was commanded by Golos, however please be careful not to derail the thread about the most recent banning/unbanning with a full blown discussion about re-tooling your deck. If you would like to talk about it, I would recommend creating a dedicated thread for it so it doesn't bog this one down.

TypicalTimmy on 9/13 Commander Banning/Unbanning

2 months ago

Sneak Attack now loses sight of Progenitus and thus you don't sac him at the end of turn. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. With the amount of tutors you have in WUBRG, you can land this practically every single game. There's more efficient ways, also. Goryo's Vengeance would be ideal. Get Pro into your hand and discard him. Then flicker at end of turn.

Green has plenty of ways to tutor out non-basic lands, too, ensuring you always find Beacon. For example, Crop Rotation, Scapeshift, Hour of Promise and Expedition Map. Not to mention you can always just tutor a land via .

Pro gets removed somehow? Not a problem. You can always play Command Beacon from your graveyard using something such as Restore, Wrenn and Six and Crucible of Worlds, as some examples.

Then, it's as simple as dumping Gods into play. Because Gods count their own pips with regards to devotion, you only ever need +1 or +2 more.

A mono-colored God such as Heliod, God of the Sun, for example, needs 5 and counts his own. So with Pro in play, you need more. Comparatively, Pharika, God of Affliction needs 7x total in any combination of and . She already contains , so she needs a total of 5 more. Pro contains , bumping her devotion count up to +6. She literally needs +1 more pip to be online.

So yes, in my opinion Progenitus is the "Best" God Tribal Commander.

But, for me, Golos is more fun.

  • Pro triggers in the graveyard to be put into-

Goryo in response. ;)

TypicalTimmy on 9/13 Commander Banning/Unbanning

2 months ago

Honestly, the "best" option for a God Tribal deck is Progenitus, because with him in play, you are assured Devotion for everything.

And there are ways to get Pro into play very, very quickly. Then you can saturate your deck with draw and ramp, because your Devotion is now online.

Suddenly your boardstate is untouchable and you're blowing up triggers left and right. I say this because, even with Golos, you can wheel into absolutely nothing. Ever hit three lands? Yeah, it totally sucks.

Golos isn't the "best" option, so much as the "easiest" one. Like, imagine hitting three Gods. Keranos, Iroas and Thassa. Awesome!

Nobody is online. You're a wide-open duck. quack quack. It could take three, even four turns of wheeling before Gods are viable blockers, much less attackers. On the other hand, Pro lands devotion almost immediately, every single time.

enpc on What’s your “dick move” moment?

2 months ago

Story from a couple of years (and play groups) ago.

Had a game where I was playing a very janky Progenitus commander deck in a 3 player pod. Was playing against Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord and another deck (can't remember the commander). My deck was this big, slow, battlecruiser deck (which is not the kind of deck I normally play) and was getting targetted by both players becuase I had some big beaters in play.

The Jarad player, who was a notoriously toxic player - the kind who people flat out refused to play with and eventaully was told he could no longer play in the group, was acting quite cocky about having me on the ropes. I top decked and hard cast an Iona, Shield of Emeria naming black (as both my opponents had black), to which the toxic player starts whining that every single card in his hand was black and that I had effectively locked him out of the game.

Proceeded to go on and win, but not without having to put up with a bunch of complaints (for toxic player, the other guy was cool). Didn't feel bad in the slightest.

griffstick on Favorite color or color combination?

4 months ago

Imp's Mischief is good but you should see the faces and the reactions you'll get with Withering Boon . I once countered Progenitus with Withering Boon and the whole lgs was standing and looking over to see what the commotion was. Also don't underestimate the power of Withering Boon . If you are playing mono black this is better than most removal spells as it can stop very important etb effects or reaction effects or spells.

TheMeadiator on Commander Challenge! Build A Block …

5 months ago

legendofa I love Progenitus ! I've always wanted to build something around them. Sedris is really cool too - I can't say I've ever seen a build like that. Good choice!

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