Porphyry Nodes


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Planar Chaos Rare

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Porphyry Nodes


At the beginning of your upkeep, destroy the creature with the least power. It can't be regenerated. If two or more creatures are tied for least power, you choose one of them.

When there are no creatures in play, sacrifice Porphyry Nodes.

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Porphyry Nodes Discussion

mullto3 on Kefnet the Modernful

3 days ago

Thanks for the comment IlGuale!

Celestial Colonnade is pretty expensive. Some alternative threats include:

  1. Rhonas the Indomitable: this requires a green splash (which might not be cheap in itself) but gives you another great card that synergises with Porphyry Nodes and Culling Scales, and also synergises with Kefnet the Mindful! Kefnet activates Rhonas and lets you start swinging before hitting 7 cards.

  2. Myth Realized: this unfortunately requires you to cut Culling Scales, but works really well with Porphyry Nodes and all the other non-creature spells in the deck. Myth is very similar to Celestial Colonnade in how it plays, and it even allows you to leave more mana open for counterspells.

I actually really like both options, the green splash is nice because it becomes a god theme and myth is also a really satisfying card as well for the low low cost of one W.

I hope this gives you some options! Check out our tappedout page or listen to our podcast for other cool deck ideas.

CaptSillva on Barren Glory EDH 1.6

1 week ago

Oh Barren Glory, I built a standard deck for this card way back in the day. Here are a few cards I found useful in it Torpid Moloch, Bottled Cloister, and Porphyry Nodes. You could also consider run Apocalypse if you can find a way to save your enchantment with something like Oblivion Ring.

Also since this deck already seems to be casual, maybe you could play The Cheese Stands Alone.

lagotripha on Diplomatic Immunity

1 month ago

Porphyry Nodes trades like a delayed push, at worst. with only 4-and 5 drops in your creature slots, it is the most disruptive card you could run against aggro. With declaration mainboard you can avoid it trading for tokens. It is insanely good- test it. In terms of risk the only issue you will have is if an opponent kills all their creatures with a viscera seer in response to you comboing off, and even then its more likely to hit a token, who you were planning on saccing anyway.

Rurara_Rahura on Diplomatic Immunity

1 month ago

lagotripha: Auratog isn't as strong a blowout as the engine I already have prepared, and I'm not too keen on sacrificing non-tokens. Likewise Devour Flesh, Sin Collector, Nevermore and Runed Halo don't provide enough power to compensate for not drawing one of my combo pieces.

Call the Bloodline is a good card to add, but I rarely draw anything that I don't want to play.

Porphyry Nodes is just a little too risky.

lagotripha on Diplomatic Immunity

1 month ago

Auratog for blowout wins? Devour Flesh to turn that auratog into an insane lifetotal and back out of adjani draws? Call the Bloodline to turn dead cards into lifelinkers stalling the game? Sin Collector Nevermore or Runed Halo for combo? Porphyry Nodes/Timely Reinforcements for stall?

michaeljager on Azkaban [Modern Enchantment Prison] *Primer*

1 month ago

Guys, can you suggest a good sideboard against early Affinity rushes that is faster than Porphyry Nodes, more effective than Stony Silence and is less vulnerable to Galvanic Blast than Kataki, War's Wage?

mullto3 on Kefnet the Modernful

1 month ago

dotytron I love your find of Paradox Haze - I never thought of trying to increase the number of upkeeps, it's genius! The problem with Thassa, God of the Sea is that she isn't a creature without the devotion cost being met, so while she synergises with Culling Scales she doesn't synergise with Porphyry Nodes. With the current build it'd almost be impossible to get her devotion up enough too - I had thought of her synergy with Culling Scales ages ago and was so shocked when they printed Kefnet the Mindful - the perfect upgrade!

Neckworn I think having a land bounce synergy is an awesome idea, and it had occurred to me, the deck just isn't polished enough for me to have worked it in yet. Don't forget though,Kefnet the Mindful isn't the only land bouncer, Deprive can do this too. Another cool card that could be included if you really wanted to go down that pathway would be Pearl Lake Ancient or the white/blue bounce lands. Other good lands to bounce and replay would be ones like Halimar Depths or Kabira Crossroads. This land bounce deck is almost a whole other deck idea!

Ragithor - best description of the deck so far haha.

Neckworn on Kefnet the Modernful

1 month ago

This seems super nice :) I 've always wanted to play a deck with Porphyry Nodes. Also consider the new blue/white cycle land to fetch it early and bounce it late for extra value with Kefnet via cycle.

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