Grinning Ignus

Grinning Ignus

Creature — Elemental

(Red), Return Grinning Ignus to its owner's hand: Add (2)(Red) to your mana pool. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery.

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters (MMA) Uncommon
Future Sight (FUT) Common

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Format Legality
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Grinning Ignus Discussion

battle_jelly on Purphoros, God of the ETB Triggers [cEDH PRIMER]

1 month ago

Hiya, WarSpaniel, Hybrow is right about the Deathmantle+Ashnod combo. You want a creature with an ETB that brings out a buddy. Sac both, and Purp acknowledges all with 2 DMG to each opponent for every creature you put on the battlefield.

As far as Grinning Ignus goes, he is best as part of a storm count combo. He's great with Ruby Medallion because it reduces a count for yourself. If you have plenty of mana, then you can do some ETB with him. Unless you have a card that can turn that extra mana into , it is not an infinite combo, just a really effective combo especially with Purphy here.

Hybrow on Purphoros, God of the ETB Triggers [cEDH PRIMER]

1 month ago

FYI, the Grinning Ignus would be infinite with a Runaway Steam-Kin. As long as you can bounce ignus 2 times (so will have cast 3 red spells), then use the 3 counters from Steam-Kin to do it 3 more times... And again

Hybrow on The Will of Fire

4 months ago

I have found that Spawning Pit has been a real workhorse in my The Fat Red Line - Purphoros EDH ... I play slightly different than you, not really going for goblins so much as just all out ETB damage; but still. You can sac creatures after they are used as blockers, or before they die anyway like anyone you bring back with Feldon. Then if there is a turn where you are looking to blow some mana, can pump out some extra ETBs. Also great for that extra colorless mana you have left over from Grinning Ignus if you have the medallion out.

I would suggest removing Mindcrack.. unless there is something i am missing, you are probably not going to mill commander players with this deck, and it just feeds anyone who has a recursion theme or the like.

Cheers, love a Purphy build :)

king-saproling on The Will of Fire

5 months ago

Also heads up, your mana combos involving Grinning Ignus don't make infinite, they just allow you to filter red into colorless. If you had a Prismite or something similar out, then you could do it infinitely (except your Molten Echoes example would require even more setup to work, e.g. Prismite + Ashnod's Altar).

There's always Mana Echoes for easy big mana. Could pour it into a Goblin Offensive, Gemstone Array, Spawning Bed, etc

greyninja on Animar ElDrawzi-Hydras (EDH)

6 months ago

+1 from me, animar is my favorite!

Animar, Soul of Elements + Vizier of the Menagerie + Grinning Ignus = infinite animar and infinite mana (colored mana for creatures or colorless for noncreature)

If you're looking at adding eldrazi, or any creatures that untap lands (example: Peregrine Drake), I'd suggest Cloudstone Curio. With Animar and Curio you can infinitely bounce and cast two morph and/or eldrazi creature for free, so something like Oblivion Sower will exile your opponent's entire decks and they lose as they draw a card during their turn lol

Just some food for thought! Feel free to check out both my Animar, Soul of Elements and Omnath, Locus of the Roil decks on my profile for ideas! Have fun!

Epicurus on Fling Squee

6 months ago

Thank you, Xenerai! No, there's no ramp, but that's why I chose free spells like Downhill Charge and Set Yo A$$ On Fiaaaaah. So spells like Simian Spirit Guide and Grinning Ignus, or even just good 'ol Flaming Mana Ball, would be a welcome edition. Especially since I have to throw down 3 red every turn on recasting Squee. However, they don't fit the theme, and Throw-a-Squee-for-one is essential. I've thought about the possibilities of Performing a profane, demonic death ritual with the master of ceremonies as the prized, virgin victim. But, alas, if I kill him to make the mana, what am I using it to cast? So I don't know if I want to compromise.

greyninja on

6 months ago


Animar, Soul of Elements + Vizier of the Menagerie + Grinning Ignus = infinite animar and infinite mana (colored mana for creatures or colorless for noncreature)

So yes it's pretty good ;)

Double0Brennan on

6 months ago

greyninja I saw that you have Grinning Ignus in your maybeboard what are your thoughts on it? I've never seen it before it seems like it might fit here

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