Monday, January 19, 2009

How to Abuse Progenitus

If you have been visiting the Rumor Mill and other related sites, it has been already revealed that Progenitus, the ancient Naya hydra, has the following abilities:

Progenitus - WWUUBBRRGG
Legendary Creature - Hydra (M)
Protection from everything (This creature can't be blocked, targeted, equipped, enchanted, or dealt damage.)
When Progenitus is put into a graveyard from anywhere, shuffle it into its owner's library.

A 10/10 power toughness is definitely a bomb and good game. I was shocked when I first saw the “Protection from everything” in this card. Now how can you deal with that? You probably would have Wrath of God but this hydra will just shuffle itself to its summoner’s library and come back to do the beatdown later.

Seeing how powerful Progenitus is, I thought of ways of sneaking it into play without paying its mana cost. Here’s a few of what I came up.

Dramatic Entrance – This card came first into my mind after seeing that Progenitus is also a green, well, a five color creature to be exact. Combined with green’s nature of mana acceleration, this I think will see into play in Mana Ramp decks.

Hideaway Lands – It is specifically Windbrisk Heights and Spinerock Knoll. These lands let you play Progenitus for free just by complying with the conditions. I’m really curious of what will your opponent’s reaction if you get Progenitus out in your Kithkin deck.

Deathrender – This equipment can do the trick, maybe attaching it to creatures who like to kill themselves like Mogg Fanatic.

Elvish Piper – If you want to go old school (I used to play this in my Reanimator deck way back in Urza’s Saga), this elf can do it for you. Just don’t let your opponent kill her.

Mindwrack Liege – Another possible way for Progenitus to enter play is through this liege. It probably won’t see play in competitive decks but would be fun in casual.

So there you have it folks. I hope these give you ideas and help you in your deck construction with Progenitus. And don’t frown if you opened it in your boosters.

Till next post and always remember to have fun with Magic. See yah...


Muzzy said...

Hey man!
You can also use Natural order and sacrifice a green creature to get Progenitus, since it is also a green creature. Your Llanowar Elf or Birds of Paradise will turn into a 10/10 mayhem! ("Man, I need Unsummon!")

Death Mark said...

Haha.. that's a cool idea buddy. We can do that during our casual games.

Anonymous said...

Sadly unsummon won't work.

Anonymous said...

I find it funny that you thought wrath effects would kill it. It has prot white and prot sorceries.

Anonymous said...

Protection from global effects?

Anonymous said...

Wrath effects DO kill Progenitus. They don't target.

Kel Fabie said...

Not legal anyplace except Vintage, but...

Oath Of Druids, anyone?

Unknown said...

Don't forget Maelstrom Archangel. It's WUBERG, but one less of each; do any damage ever, you play any card free.


And Standard.

Pist0l Pete24 said...

Polymorph with Dragon Fodders. only thing is Progenitus can be your only creature. just stack your deck with negates and countersqualls. some mind controls and a few others of your choice really. i placed 15 out of 220 in my last tourney. it gets destroyed by fast burn decks lol

Anonymous said...

Progenitus is in my deck and I get him out and attacking 1st or 2nd turn using sneak attack and show and tell.