Protean Hulk

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vintage Legal

Protean Hulk

Creature — Beast

When Protean Hulk 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.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

Persistent Necromancer

Planeswalker

Morbib - This spell costs less to cast, where is the total number of creatures that have died this turn.

+1 Mill three cards. If you milled at least one creature card this way, gain 2 life.

-6 Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

4


Create a piƱata creature, i.e. a creature that gives you multiple creatures or tokens when it dies. For examples, look at Protean Hulk, Hooded Hydra and similar cards.

Icaruskid on DINA 4 LIFE

1 month ago

Hey I'm just getting to know how to play Dina but I've been playing Golgari Combo for a while. One card that might help you have another consistent way to go off is Chain of Smog. I'm also a fan of Protean Hulk. Here's my list so you can see how they work. Also you can visit edhrec.com and search up Dina and click combos to check out other combos you might like. Hope this helps!

InfinityConcept on Thrasios and Tymna - TnT cEDH PRIMER *2-STEP'N*

2 months ago

11/11/22 - there no more Protean Hulk combo

DreadKhan on Meren of Clan Nel Toth

3 months ago

I usually recommend people try out Diligent Farmhand and Dawntreader Elk as creatures for Meren to reanimate and ramp you because they are sacrificed. This makes these play better than Wood Elves in a lot of situations, but you can certainly run both (I only run 30 lands in my Meren deck, and no mana rocks, I usually end up with a ton of lands by the time the game is done).

If you use creatures that make a bunch of tokens upon entering the battlefield, you might like Demon of Dark Schemes, which can be used as a tiny wipe and as a repeatable source of reanimation? It combos fairly well, using Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar or Pitiless Plunderer, another card very good with the Demon or in Meren in general is Mitotic Slime, which is a ton of bodies for 5 mana. Another solid card in Meren is Callous Bloodmage, a very versatile creature to reanimate for sure, it also doesn't exile your graveyard when it exiles an opponent's. Dauthi Voidwalker is a really good card if you play against people who use a lot of spells, especially powerful ones, the ability is amazing in Meren because the cards that are exiled stay that way even if you recur Voidwalker it can still see all of those exiled cards, including any an opponent's Voidwalker exiled from your opponents. Helm of Possession is a really off-colour ability for Golgari, and you probably can pay the creature. When you want a new creature you can just sac the old one and steal a new one. Midnight Reaper is another Grim Haruspex, not sure how many you necessarily want, but I rarely mind having two out.

I don't love spells in Meren, but I make an exception for Jarad's Orders, Final Parting and Ritual of the Machine. Graveyard tutors are good in Meren, and tutoring cards into hand is also good. Ritual's ability to steal most creatures can really save you if people run certain kinds of decks. Another good tutor to consider is Fiend Artisan, digging out a Sidisi feels pretty good if Meren is out, I can usually recur her right away for a second tutor.

I'm not really sure if your creature count is high enough at 38, but I absolutely adore Lurking Predators, it can put out multiple creatures per cycle for me, which will usually put me ahead quickly. I run 55 creatures IIRC, so technically I should get a creature a little more often than every other spell, which is obviously absurd if someone else can't combo off. It's just hilarious when you pull something like Plaguecrafter or Ravenous Chupacabra.

It's pretty pushed so you might not want to run it, but Protean Hulk can find 6 MV worth of bodies, so it can find Walking Ballista and Mikaeus in one go, which is pretty solid. If you use something like Activated Sleeper you can get an extra 3 MV worth of creature, which can mean a Blood Artist and Carrion Feeder or Viscera Seer to just win on the spot.

If you are using Mazirek, I feel like I have to mention One with the Kami, this very easily goes infinite with Mazirek, giving you infinite deaths and enters as well as infinitely large tokens for something like Altar of Dementia, or even swinging.

Your deck looks great as is, just throwing a few ideas out there for you, hope some are helpful!

DreadKhan on Meren, currently

4 months ago

There is also Necrotic Ooze, Phyrexian Devourer and Triskelion (or Walking Ballista) which will just kill everyone as long as you have some MV in your deck left. I think you can assemble this combo pretty easily with Buried Alive or some self-mill. I use Gravecrawler/Feeder/Plunderer myself, and I dig them out with Protean Hulk, which can then generate infinite Experience for Meren, making it possible for her to reanimate it for you to find a payoff for death or etb.

Hulk can also dig out Disciple of the Vault, Melira, Sylvok Outcast, Lesser Masticore and Viscera Seer or Feeder, which will just win on the spot usually. I will say, you do have to target with Disciple, so you can get blanked if someone has protection of some kind, so I don't use this combo myself, but it seems solid (if low on redundancy). It might be worth mentioning, but your Mazirek is very useful with any Persist creatures, since Mazirek can put a +1 counter on one if you have 2 you can sacrifice separately, this will go infinite with any free sac outlet, like Viscera Seer.

If you use Hulk, there is Activated Sleeper, or Phyrexian Delver which can extend your Hulk's lifespan to dig out more stuff. I'm pretty sure there are a few more out there, but I think Sleeper is the best.

I'm guessing you're not really looking for cEDH type stuff, but if you want really spicy stuff, I could direct you to very strong Meren lists you can get ideas from. I have a Meren deck that's roughly High Power atm, able to be extremely harsh to the board but also able to combo off fairly quickly/consistently if I want to. Nel Toth Community College and Round Table is the list, which has the cards sorted into custom piles to make it easier to understand (debatable if that was a success, you can switch it at the top of the decklist). Key points I'd suggest you consider is running tons of non-artifact, non-spell ramp, mostly creature based, enough to shave lands down at least somewhat, and an emphasis on small creatures that can either sacrifice themselves or something else. I would also suggest finding ways to substitute everything else with creatures, Meren really wants to have access to creatures and sac outlets, so stuff like Dockside Chef and Skullport Merchant can be better than other, non-creature options (other than busted ones like Ashnod's Altar, Phyrexian Altar, and Altar of Dementia that are just amazing). I even run Lurking Predators to just dump creatures onto the board, usually as sacrifice fodder, because I have over 50 creatures in the deck, it's very possible to get more than 2 creatures in a cycle.

Hope some of this helps!

Wickked on Henzie toolbox

4 months ago

Sweet deck. Very similar to mine in general. There are cards that I've found to fit in Henzie really well that you may enjoy. Protean Hulk ,Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Braids, Arisen Nightmare ,Silverback Elder ,Pathbreaker Ibex and Ilharg, the Raze-Boar. I've found that Henzie to be a ton of fun to brew with. Mainly due to him not being a big hate-bearer, its nice to fly under the radar. Let me know what you think of my suggestions. Here's my decklist for ideas. Stop in and let me know what you think I could improve.


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Wickked on toolbox

4 months ago

Nice looking deck. I turned my Meren deck into my Henzie deck, I went more of a beat face strategy then aristocrats. But this deck looks like it could b a ton of fun to play. The cards that I would suggest are Riveteers Ascendancy , Mikaeus, the Unhallowed , Kokusho, the Evening Star and Protean Hulk. They will go right along with what your already trying to do with the deck quite nicely. I know the creatures are a bit spendy but they are worth it. How often does Rampant Rejuvenator get stuck on the field not being able to b sac'd somehow for the ramp? I've been thinking of replacing Somberwald Sage in my own deck. Good to see a different strategy with Henzie, If you wanna check out my deck and let me know what you think of it and suggestions heres a link


Gangsta's Paradise - Henzie "Toolbox" Torre

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Wickked on Henzie

4 months ago

Galaxstar Nice list. How often do you find you have trouble casting all your 7 drops? I see you have about 10ish ramp spells that should help get there. I've been thinking about adding more 7 drops myself but have been hesitant. My overall cmc is a bit lower then yours at 4.0 instead of 4.25 and it seems to run great. One card that has been an all star in my deck is Doom Weaver, first and foremost he's an amazing blocker with reach and 8 toughness. but he also synergizes very well with Henzie allowing you to partner any creature blitzed in and drawing cards equal to its power. As you can imagine this adds up very quickly. Another card I would highly recommend is Protean Hulk. It's a good card to get any creature that would put you in the best situation. Allot of times I grab Olivia, Crimson Bride to just snag him right back out. Hulk can be used as a value piece and doesn't have to be tied to infinite loops to be affective. I really like the deck, you should check out my deck and give me some Critiques. Thanks and have a great day


Gangsta's Paradise - Henzie "Toolbox" Torre

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