Porphyry Nodes


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Planar Chaos (PLC) 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

SaSSolino8 on Dropping that Soap

1 week ago

It would probably go better is a Porphyry Nodes build, my deck does have some creatures.

Besides, until late game this deck focuses on locking the game, and at that point I have enough finishers.

kamarupa on Barbie Doll

2 weeks ago

I've tried building decks with Stuffy Doll for years now, looking at what's already been done, searching for cards that make it work decently - it's just not as good as it needs to be. Manabarbs is at least as bad of a wincon. Sure there are really expensive tutors and lands, but it would be pretty foolish to drop $20 a copy for a tutor for a deck that isn't even good. I never said 3 card combos/high CMC wincons means a deck can't have a decent curve. I'm saying that this specific combo isn't very good, that if there were a decent ramp option in boros, it might be more viable. If I could ramp to 6 mana by T4, perhaps Plea for Guidance or some such might be worth it. But I can't. In lieu of a ramp, spells like Oppressive Rays, Oblivion Ring, Phyrexian Unlife, and Ghostly Prison do a decent job of slow the game to grind and make it somewhat possible to maybe get the combo out. I'd like more 1-2CMC spells that fit the theme and the budget, but like I said, they're not out there. Pacifism sucks. Oppressive Rays is way better, and Oblivion Ring is much broader. Journey to Nowhere is in between, and I'd like to include it, but not if it means taking out the variety of things like Unlife, Starfield, Prison. I'm aware of Porphyry Nodes. I don't consider that "budget." Sure, if it were a key component, I'd consider it - but it isn't. Authority of the Consuls is the same.

I was saying for whatever reason, people in my playgroup don't fear Mesa Enchantress [yet]. It's still better than nothing. There are no tutors at a decent price and CMC that are better. Back to Nature is in plenty of sideboards. Myr Battlesphere is a good wincon, better than Stuffy Doll at least.

Your tone suggests you think you've got some kind of understanding of the game and knowledge of spells that I should cow to. The bottom line is that you're suggestions aren't persuasive.

zephyr_chang on Barbie Doll

2 weeks ago

Re: mana curve, playing high CMC win-cons in a casual deck is not mutually exclusive with having a decent curve. But since your defense for everything is 'I don't take this deck seriously', then no problem, I guess. Just pointing out that having a 5-CMC win con or a 3 card combo doesn't preclude you from having a good curve. I didn't mention ramp at all either. Re: Angelsong was included because it stops more than one source, combat damage is usually more relevant than damage from spells/lands, and you can cycle it (you mentioned the importance of cycling yourself).Re: Pentarch Ward; sure, it is 3CMC, but I'd removed other 3CMC spells to make space. If you take my suggestions as a whole, the net CMC came down and the curve is better - not sure why you focus on this one card's CMC. But again, I'm guessing you don't play in a meta where the most common removal Path to Exile is played, so no problem there.Re: Boros Charm, 'mana-intensive' should have been 'color-intensive' - my bad.Re: slow, grindy decks and mana-curve; again, most slow grindy decks DO have early game plays. Not sure why you keep thinking otherwise.Re: 1 and 2-CMC enchantments; there are tons of them. For instance, Porphyry Nodes can control the board till your Stuffy Doll comes down. There are many Pacifism-type spells that you can try too.Overall, I guess your deck can work in a meta where Mesa Enchantress is feared, apparently no removal is played, but things like Back to Nature and Myr Battlesphere see play, and if you take nothing seriously. Good luck with that.

Mr0bv on UW Belcher

2 weeks ago

That would help, thanks but right now here is what I am currently testing:2 Aura of Silence

1 Porphyry Nodes

3 Stony Silence

3 Dispel

3 Echoing Truth

1 Open the Vaults

2 Wrath of God

Right now I'm considering cutting Stony Silence for some since this actually does ok against affinity if I live past turn 3. They god hand, I have no chance game 1 anyway.

And yes I realize that Stony Silence shuts down Goblin Charbelcher. I usually board in Echoing Truth as well so I can bounce it / something else if need be.

JoshFox on Abzan Beatdown

1 month ago

Great ideas solarPULSAR! I'm not sure I need more mana, though, I was thinking something along the lines of an extra Stirring Wildwood or Ghost Quarter for Tron. Those are some nasty white SB options! Porphyry Nodes is new to me and could really work well in a deck with so many big creatures.

solarPULSAR on Abzan Beatdown

1 month ago

I would consider adding Horizon Canopy over Gavony Township, if not for the cycling effect but that Township is quite slow and not really a great effect, imo. Maybe replace Mana Tithe with Porphyry Nodes? Maybe Suppression Field?

TheDuggernaught on Ultimate Enchantments G/W

1 month ago

If you were in any way interested in upgrading this, I can definitely help you out! Enchantress is not super widely played in modern, but the deck certainly has legs. Cards like Starfield of Nyx, Sigil of the Empty Throne, Sphere of Safety, Ghostly Prison, Heliod, God of the Sun, Porphyry Nodes, Greater Auramancy, Luminarch Ascension, Story Circle, Eidolon of Blossoms, Idyllic Tutor, and Runed Halo are all pretty dang good -- although not necessarily budget.

Shredwick on Orzhov peace keeping

1 month ago

Blind Obedience for one. Maybe Porphyry Nodes.

I'd take out Crypt Champion for a better reanimator that only affects you, like Cadaver Imp.

Nothing else for now, but I'd like to know how your playtests go.

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