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this is a great and (IMO) underrated card. I agree with gangrenouskhan: progenitus as a sole creature + this card (I use polymorphs too), and you're all set. it's also a sick card in EDH (last I knew it was still legal in that format).
Posted By: brap (12/5/2009 2:55:46 PM)


It seems I am the only one that understands the potential for this card, since everyone else doesn't seem to use it... Consider it a substitute for the now banned oath of druids in legacy.... you put one SUPER powerful creature in your deck (for me it is Progenetus) and use this card and BAM you get a free progenetus in play that your opponents cannot stop. how do you use its ability if you only have one creature in your deck you ask? simple, use lands or enchantments that turn into creatures (eg. fairie conclanve) and use proteus on them. Or you can use control magic on the oppontent's creatures and use it that way. Another underrated card.
Posted By: GangrenousKhan (7/1/2009 2:58:38 AM)


Move over Progenitus, you're a has-been. Make way for Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. Turn 4 (single or multi-player) win without much effort:

Turn 1: Mutavault
Turn 2: Island
Turn 3: Proteus Staff
Turn 4: activate Mutavault, swap for Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, take extra turn...
Turn 5: Attack and swap Emrakul for 2nd Emrakul in your deck.

repeat step 5 until win

Posted By: Mudbutt_on (4/10/2010 6:09:54 PM)


Melek. Set up an epic instant/sorcery chain for just 9BlueBlueRed.
Posted By: Continue (8/2/2013 5:18:24 PM)


I would love to see a cross between this and birthing pod. Where the controller has to pay the difference in mana costs reduced by 2 or something like that (almost like a hallmark to flash). Would require you to run creatures instead of tokens.

Problem with this card is that it is too expensive to use legitimately (I.e. in a normal deck, using it on your weenies and their fatties). It has to be comboed, which generally makes for unfun decks.

I do like the idea of it though, and the randomness would be very cool if curbed by the anti-combo measure. A combination would have the potential to be faster than birthing pod and have good potential as an offensive weapon, but would be limited by its randomness.
Posted By: jonrds (9/6/2013 10:47:50 AM)


An EDH staple, IMO.
Posted By: twiddleman12 (10/10/2013 6:58:36 AM)


Posted By: R1p_v4n_54u3r (12/24/2013 4:02:17 PM)


GTFO general :P
4.5/5, foil looks really nice
Posted By: axiobeta (9/14/2011 7:26:55 PM)


@gcilley - he cannot do anything until the ability finishes resolving - that is, until Aven Mindcensor is already in play. However, once it is in play, you can react, which is the same timing as responding to the ETB trigger.

In other words, the Aven's search your library lockdown will come into effect before he can do anything. If it were a Flametongue Kavu, the ability would go on the stack, but he could respond to that before it resolves.
Posted By: djflo (9/26/2011 12:58:12 AM)


Isn't this also a great defense against Emrakul? Seeing as how this is colorless, so you can put him on the bottom of it's owner's deck, no?
Posted By: Ryney (9/26/2011 2:52:03 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!