Hammer of Purphoros

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Theros (THS) Rare

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Tokens

Hammer of Purphoros

Legendary Enchantment Artifact

Creatures you control have haste.

, Sacrifice a land: Put a 3/3 colorless Golem enchantment artifact creature token onto the battlefield.

Hammer of Purphoros Discussion

Fallerup on Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror

2 days ago

for a Aggro deck, this deck seems to have a very high cmc average. personally I would load it up with 1 drops and 2 drops and keep a few bombs (read: lords) in the deck that pump your vampire army. my edgar deck, found here: Edgar Markov, Lord of Clan Markov is 2.49 cmc average, which is very low. I do like your inclution of Athreos however is brilliant, I think I'll add him to mine as well, since he's only 3 cmc. Legion Lieutenant is a cheap and great vampire lord to include. creatures I suggest removing: Vampire Nocturnus 3 black mana is very demanding for a 3 color deck, especialy if it only buffs your creatures some of the time. Olivia Voldaren this creature is a magnet for removal and costs a lot of mana investment to be worth it. Captivating Vampire is just better and cheaper. Butcher of Malakir and Anowan, the Ruin Sage are very good if not dealkth with, but like Olivia, they are very frowned upon and you will be targeted hard when you play them, which is why I opt not to do it. instead I play small creatures then just create a huge army very quickly. you will also want a way to givve your creatures haste, like Hammer of Purphoros and Anger . if you don't have a way to put it into the graveyard just keep attacking with it until they are forced to kill it. Coat of Arms is very bad. if any of your opponents are playing trial, it buffs their creatures too, instead consider things like Shared Animosity and for protection and evasion, consider adding Eldrazi Monument which makes all your creatures indestructible and gain flying. if you really want planes walkers, I would add Sorin Markov instead of the sorin you have now for his -3 ability. when you cast him, -3 him right away putting your most dangerous opponent to 10 life right away. it also gives them another target besides you to focus on, if they don't deal with him, you +2 him again on your next turn and then the turn after that someone else is on 10 life. I hope this helps a bit or gives you some suggestions. have a look at my deck linked above if you like. I will be adding some of your things to my deck now, like Athreos.

Lordeh on What are the best equips/auras ...

2 weeks ago

Or you can use the close to infitate attack combo with Hellkite Charger and Savage Ventmaw . You will need a haste enabler like Dragon Tempest or Hammer of Purphoros to make the most of it.

Essentially you get to take an extra combat step for only 1 mana each time.

TypicalTimmy on Lathliss' Brood

1 month ago

Looking make room for 2x cards; Mana Echoes and Hammer of Purphoros . Yes, Urabrask the Hidden would be a better fit for extra control, but he also dies to easier removal. It is true that being both an artifact and an enchantment, Hammer is open to extra shots, but I'd rather have something that players strictly run less removal for than have a creature that can die to just about anything.

Though I may also consider Dragon Roost and / or Gratuitous Violence .

I'm not really sure. I feel like haste is the most important thing here, to keep pressure on.

Osbert on Korvold Lands

1 month ago

Ever Consider Hardened Scales ? I know it works with only a few cards but it could turn Korvold into a threat much faster.

I've played a few Jund land decks and they all have roughly the same problem: low creature counts. I would suggest something that creates tokens like Turntimber Sower , Dragonmaster Outcast , or the aforementioned Crawling Sensation . Hammer of Purphoros works triple duty by eating lands, making bodies, and giving everything haste.

Cartrix on Confusion In The Ranks

2 months ago

Hey, thanks guys! Your comments have brought my attention back to the deck that I haven't looked at in a couple years. I do like the Hammer of Purphoros but it may be a little expensive on mana. Chandra, Acolyte of Flame looks great tho! I've made a few changes. -4 Grinning Ignus +4 Brand -3 Myr Servitor -1 Anger +4 Liquimetal Coating -8 Mountain +4 Great Furnace +4 Darksteel Citadel

TypicalTimmy on Looking for a cheap and ...

2 months ago
  • dbpunk; Ertai, the Corrupted looks wildly fun. I have a Sen Triplets deck on here that's all about resource denial, so I think I could build an Ertai deck and enjoy it.

  • griffstick; Queen Marchesa looks fun, but I have no idea how I would build around her. Mardu isn't really a strong color pattern for me. I'd have to see how other decks on here run her, but I think it could be fun with Mathas, Fiend Seeker . Then, while their creatures are getting bounty counters, I'm creating 1-shot kill creatures. That just sounds horrific, lol.

  • ZendikariWol; Of all the Commanders you have listed here, the only one's I've attempted were Grand Warlord Radha and Ruric Thar, the Unbowed . I have a finished Ruric Thar deck on here that is private, but I'm not sure if I enjoy it enough to buy. It's also pretty expensive. One thing I sort of struggle with in regards to Radha is figuring out what to dump the mana into. I feel like it should be the kind of deck you'd see a player like me use - Tokens + big stupid spells, but I can't for the life of me get an appropriate balance between giant finishers like Crater's Claws or Rolling Thunder and bases that produce enough tokens to make it matter. I say tokens because it gives you more mana if you swing with a bunch of 1/1s then if you swing with a few 4/4s. I'll have to look into the rest of your suggestions and check out builds.

  • smackjack; Marath, Will of the Wild kind of confuses me. It seems to me that this is a Commander you want to constantly die, so that you can bring it out bigger and bigger? Or alternatively, dedicate a huge portion of your deck to putting +1/+1 counters on it? Seems like it'd basically be just two things: Ramp & Counters. I think I could make that work, but I don't know how solid of a build it would be. I am a bit worried that there would run into the conflict of resource management. If I dedicate resources to ramp and counters, I lose defense. If I begin to add defense, ramp and counters drop and Marath becomes less effective. I'll have to see how other users better than myself build it, because right now I haven't the slightest clue.

  • Woiteck; I've attempted The Scorpion God before now I think twice. Thanks for your deck link. Your deck looks like it's really well streamlined, and I can see the mistakes I was making. I'll definitely look into it a bit more :)

  • Mj3913; Isperia the Inscrutable is pretty gross, lol. Looks fun though. :)

  • Boza; Hahaha I actually DO have a Shattergang Brothers deck :D It produces 19 different types of tokens, including the super rare Enchantment Creature tokens such as from Pharika, God of Affliction and Hammer of Purphoros . Right now my deck is priced at $1,130 - $1,177 on Card Kingdom :c lmao but once the new Theros set comes out, we should be getting more cards that can make Enchantment Tokens.

Errast on Korvold’s at it again

2 months ago

Hey there. I had a look at the decklist and while I like a lot of what you're doing here, I think there are a lot of cards worth considering for this list. I'll list the ones I think are best here, and give my reasons why below.

First off is Fires of Yavimaya and it's best friends Anger / Hammer of Purphoros . Three cards that are fantastic for this deck, as giving Korvold (and all his other friends) can be really important to get your engine rolling!

Second, I've got Goblin Bombardment , and Yawgmoth, Thran Physician . These two are pretty self-explanatory, they're by far the best sacrifice outlets you'll find, and go great in any deck that's looking to sac creatures for value.

Third are Blood for Bones , Meren of Clan Nel Toth , and Phyrexian Reclamation three recursion engines that in this deck, will ensure you can keep re-using important creatures, or so that you don't gas out before you hit your win conditions. Speaking of...

The last 2 cards I have written down are Garruk, Cursed Huntsman , and Tendershoot Dryad . While the least neccessary of the bunch, I would highly recommend adding these two, as they serve the dual purpose of being both win condition and creature generators.

So to round out our suggestions (desite my claims that Garruk and the dryad were our last), I would advise adding more basic Mountain s, especially if you intend to run Anger . The deck would likely run better, as the amount of tap lands youre running is just too high, and is likely clunkier than just throwing more Mountain s into the deck.

Well if you made it this far, then thanks for that and best of luck with your deck!

Leathable on Kaalia 2.0

2 months ago

@lil_cheez thanks dude,

yeah, i actually want to get 37 lands in (36 normal ones + Cabal Coffers ), to ensure always having a good mana base. i already run Lightning Greaves , since it has no equip costs, and i don't have any cards that i want to target Kaalia of the Vast with (except Mother of Runes ). i prefer running Hammer of Purphoros over a 2nd Lightning Greaves / Swiftfoot Boots since it doesn't cost me an additional mana to attack with kaalia once i play her, plus i also run Hall of the Bandit Lord for the haste effect. As for Rakdos the Defiler : i actually don't usually attack with him a second time, so i don't have to sacrifice anything myself. there are some exceptions where it might be worth attacking again, but those are pretty rare, i usually keep him as a blocker, or as a sacrifice for Razaketh, the Foulblooded . Aegis Angel looks interesting, maybe i'll add it, but since i already have Avacyn, Angel of Hope , it doesn't benefit me that much. but yeah, i will add 1 (or preferably 2) more lands, i just have to decide which card(s) to remove. but thank you for the suggestions :)

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Hammer of Purphoros occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Red: 0.35%