Protean Hulk

Protean Hulk

Creature — Beast

When this dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), search your library for any number of creature cards with total converted mana cost / mana value 6 or less and put them onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Protean Hulk Discussion

Teeyou12 on muldrotha new

1 day ago

Cut the basic lands. Add pretty much any non basic in their place. This will let you mill your entire library with Hermit Druid. If you have Muldrotha out you then cast Thassa's Oracle from your yard to win the game. Or, with 3 creatures on board, you can flash back Dread Return.

A copy of Phyrexian Delver will let you form a back up hulk pile around the Mikaeus, the Unhallowed Walking Ballista combo by using Protean Hulk to find Delver and Viscera Seer, using the delver to bring back Hulk, sacking hulk to seer, and finding Mikaeus and ballista.

As for non combo related additions, Nihil Spellbomb is pretty much a strictly better version of Soul-Guide Lantern in this deck where you can recur them. Your only playing 9 peices of ramp in the deck with a 6 mana commander that seems to be your main value engine. I would recommend adding more with cards like Millikin and Deranged Assistant.Also run Simic Signet and the talismans in your colors like Talisman of Curiosity. ETB effects like Wood Elves and Elvish Rejuvenator may also be good. Your in green so mana dorks are very good. Elves of Deep Shadow and Arbor Elf in particular. Expedition Map may be worth playing due to your ability to recur it and find any land you want to your hand.

At 6 mana you also have to be able to protect your commander once she hits the board to keep from getting blown out. You have a few cards that do this already but Voidmage Prodigy is a very versatile card that can sacrifice itself and be recurred. Swiftfoot Boots is also a good effect for this.

As for general cuts, Avenger of Zendikar, Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, Tombstone Stairwell don't help you get to your combos faster, don't slow down your opponenets, and arent involved in any combos I can see myself. While Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat can be used as replacements for Disciple of the Vault in your persit combo, they can't be included in the hulk pile and don't contribute to any of your other combos.

I don't think you need 3 edict creatures in the deck so maybe cut Merciless Executioner. If you find you need that density than keep it but its going to kind of be a dead card if you can cast one of the others from your graveyard already.

Chronic Flooding is a bit to slow IMO. I recommend Undercity Informer as both a sac outlet and a mill card, and/or Stitcher's Supplier.

I generally want my removal to actually get rid of the thing in EDH though it is worth noting you can use these effects to bounce your own commander to save it if need be. Aether Spellbomb and Seal of Removal are possible cuts but not neccessarilly. Recommend something like Shriekmaw or Executioner's Capsule if you do feel like removing it. Beast Within is also a good card, even if it doesn't synergize extremely well with your commander.

Ardees on Chef Dina cEDH

6 days ago

FastNLow Well one of my heuristics when building a combo-oriented deck is that, unless the combo is highly easy to obtain and defend (e.g., the thassa oracle and Demonic Consultation combo, where blue counters protect any other counter or removal, and is achieved by a total cmc of 3), combo pieces should also be useful in addittion to being combo pieces. This is also the reason why I removed Witherbloom Apprentice and Chain of Smog, which required Dosan the Falling Leaf to ensure I would not end up with no ends and a fairly useless permanent (Witherbloom Apprentice).

Based on this, I have opted out of Triskelion because the card per se is not really that exciting, mostly because a very low reward for its mana cost. True, Triskelion and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed do not nee a sac outlet to enable the combo. However, if you simply add Phyrexian Delver and/or Body Snatcher, you're able to reanimate Protean Hulk to tutor for all the pieces you need (generally Viscera Seer or Carrion Feeder). Body Snatcher is an amazing card - it also helps you get rid of Mikaeus or Hulk if they are both stuck in your hand, and to reanimate them right away with a sac outlet. Bare in mind that if you are looking for the Mikaeus+Ballista combo, you need at least one of these two, otherwise Mikaeus+Ballista only trigger infinite LTB and ETB (Ballista pings itself). You can see more about this synergy line on my deck I linked before. But going back to the main point, Ballista is a card that can remove on t1 or 2 some early ramp creatures, or some cards such as Esper Sentinel. Phyrexian Delver and Body Snatcher are enablers that are useful under different circumstances, and same with Viscera Seer and Carrion Feeder.

Of course, I'm talking from a Meren perspective. But as a Golgari, the synergy works for every deck developing around hulk (in fact, at times I win on the hulk combo line without even casting Meren during the whole game).

Hope this clarifies!

Ardees on Chef Dina cEDH

1 week ago

In my optmized Meren Surgical Toolbox [2K22] I run Protean Hulk to fetch for Mikaeus and Walking Ballista and another sac outlet (Carrion Feeder or Viscera Seer). I've found no use with Disciple of the Vault or Melira other than the combo, which is not the case for Walking Ballista (can ping low creatures such as birds of paradise or elves).

I also removed the Witherbloom Apprentice and Chain of Smog combo as in cEDH it is too easy to counter. Players can wait for you to discard your hand, then counter the copy once you've out of cards.

I'd recommend try out Mindslicer and Dauthi Voidwalker. They are by themselves excellent cards, and together they create quite a nasty synergy. They are also tutorable by Protean Hulk in one shot.

Cool deck nevertheless!

jamochawoke on What's green and annoying at breakfast?

3 weeks ago

How can you have a title like this and not run Protean Hulk??

FalconForce on Staring Contest: A List of Blink-Effect Cards

1 month ago

Nightmare Shepherd is one of the best as it adds a lot of functionality with no upfront cost and allows you to exploit sacrifice mechanics like evoke. Creating token clones with etb/ltb can easily become overpowered, especially when combined with populate. In fact I built a great ETB Roon EDH deck around it using cards like Yosei, the Morning Star, Protean Hulk and Wayfaring Temples that clone themselves. Token clone generation is amazing because it's essentially ETB blinking as a side effect. You have some cards that do it already listed under abuse but I think the mechanic is good enough and has enough viable cards that it might be worth making a new category for it.

Token clone makers

Stolen Identity Blade of Selves Mirror Mockery Zndrsplt's Judgment Repudiate / Replicate Hour of Eternity Supplant Form Dance of Many Minion Reflector Bramble Sovereign Progenitor Mimic Anointed Procession Quasiduplicate Rhys the Redeemed Back from the Brink Dual Nature Mimic Vat Rite of Replication Song of the Worldsoul Helm of the Host Doubling Season Parallel Lives Battle for Bretagard Mechanized Production Orvar, the All-Form Prototype Portal Saheeli, the Gifted Saheeli's Artistry Seance Second Harvest Soul Foundry Spitting Image Splinter Twin Replication Technique Saheeli Rai Mirror March Mirrorworks Molten Echoes Mythos of Illuna Sublime Epiphany Flamerush Rider Felhide Spiritbinder Littjara Mirrorlake God-Pharaoh's Gift Hofri Ghostforge Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker Followed Footsteps Nightmare Shepherd Osgir, the Reconstructor Echo Storm Cackling Counterpart Esika's Chariot Feldon of the Third Path Flameshadow Conjuring Trickster's Talisman & of course anything with populate.

Also some other blink type cards:

Blink-Yorion, Sky Nomad Conditional bounce- Cunning Evasion ETB clone- Wall of Stolen Identity Graveyard blink- Cauldron of Souls, Twilight Shepherd, Adarkar Valkyrie ETB Abuse- Jalira, Master Polymorphist, Proteus Staff, Master Transmuter. Listing the ones that specifically clone or blink artifacts in their own group might be helpful too.

TefflonDice on Let's See

1 month ago

Things are about to start getting fun. Some of the changes, new and upcoming:

Some ramp upgrade:
Birds of Paradise for lesser mana dork, Pyramid of the Pantheon for Mana Geode - better synergy with this commander since the mana generated on the 1st 3 turns are virtually free.

Creatures out Sharktocrab and Shambleshark Way to many sharks ... if no one likes shark, why the heck do those smelly sons of bitches get their own week??? Apex Altisaur, Protean Hulk and Meteor Golem in (just to name few)

Set to arrive in the next couple weeks are some from my MTGA brawl deck that have very nice synergy Kogla, the Titan Ape Tanazir Quandrix Volo, Guide to Monsters along with some more supprises!

Let's see how it will all come together!

DawnsRayofLight on Karador's Graveyard Harvest

1 month ago

Since you're running Protean Hulk already, why not run Walking Ballista and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed as well for a win con?

DevoMelvminster on The Power of Draw

2 months ago

Switched up a few cards:

Loaming Shaman out for Endurance - easy upgrade

Castle Garenbrig out for Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth - easy swap. Garenbrig didn’t do much in the way of ramp, but, with the next swap, Forborg does a LOT.

Rampant Growth out for Fierce Empath - we have plenty of cheaper ramp and, quite honestly, one day i sacrificed Protean Hulk to chain into empath for Mossbridge Troll and realized I wasn’t even running it. Very embarrassing. Now it will not happen again.

Nissa, Vital Force and Vigor out for Beast Whisperer and Nissa, Who Shakes the World - the land count is low, and more and more of the ramp is creature based. Nissa, vital force wasn’t gonna draw us as many card as beast whisperer, and vigor wasn’t doing much that other cards couldn’t do, so we’re getting bigger ramp with Nissa, who shakes the world.

Lemme know if y’all have any suggestions or ideas with the new changes!

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