Purphoros, God of the Forge
Legendary Enchantment Creature — God
As long as your devotion to red is less than five, Purphoros isn't a creature.
Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, Purphoros deals 2 damage to each opponent.
: Creatures you control get +1/+0 until end of turn.
|Have (2)||metalmagic ,|
|Want (4)||gadenlock , MrMittensSr , Poshley101 , Villain85|
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|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Mythic Rare|
|Secret Lair (SLD)||Mythic Rare|
|Theros (THS)||Mythic Rare|
Combos Browse all
- Marauding Raptor + Polyraptor + Purphoros, God of the Forge
- Norin the Wary + Purphoros, God of the Forge
- Grinning Ignus + Purphoros, God of the Forge
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Purphoros, God of the Forge Discussion
3 days ago
Your list looks pretty good so far! Solid ramp, but your land-count seems a bit low. The conventional wisdom is that 37-38 lands is the sweet spot. If you have a extremely low curve or lots of low CMC or one-mana rampers (Llanowar Elves, Wild Growth etc) you can go lower. I almost always run 36 lands; it's just what I do. Anyway, dinosaurs and your commander are expensive so you might want to bump up your lands a bit. Gishath has a huge target on her head so you should expect and plan to recast her over and over. I know from experience; my brother has a Gishath deck and it's terrifying: Dig Up Her Bones check it out and up-vote it if you have the chance!
You're a bit light on removal, but that's actually quite normal for such ramp- and creature-heavy decks. Just the way it goes. That said, you might want to squeeze in Swords to Plowshares and/or Path to Exile. Not only are they just good, but--as you pointed out--Polyraptor and Marauding Raptor draw the game unless you have a way to instantly stop it. I suppose Collateral Damage and Momentous Fall help there, but the latter is pricey (mana-wise) and might not work.
You may want more creature tutors or Enlightened Tutor IF you want the Polyraptor stuff to be a major strategy. If it's just something fun in the deck to stumble upon then more power to ya. If you do consider it a core tactic then perhaps adding Purphoros, God of the Forge and/or Impact Tremors to go with your Warstorm Surge would make it more reliable and prevent the game drawing with Marauding Raptor. Might not be worth the slots though. Gishath stompy works fine as-is!
You have a lot of great utility cards, but you may be a bit heavy on them. If you're looking to free up slots perhaps look there. I wouldn't drop any creatures in a Gishath deck. You have a very solid amount of card draw and card advantage, which is actually kind of impressive for a beginner deckbuilder! Good job!
Personally, I would cut Coat of Arms and Door of Destinies. You're not going wide enough to make them as impactful as they can be. A bit win-more, as opposed to an actual win-condition. Incremental Growth is solid but one of your weaker cards. Priest of the Wakening Sun is a bit on the weaker side too. I don't hate it, but if you're looking for another cut you could do worse.
All in all you've got a great thing going. Gishath is fun on a bun. Play some games and note which cards get stuck in your hand.
4 days ago
Modified to add Suppression Field to slow down PW's and, well, just about everything. So I subbed out my Blasting Station for Purphoros, God of the Forge and Impact Tremors. These go infinite with Solemnity and Murderous Redcap.
4 days ago
6 days ago
I agree, Finale of Devastation needed to be included. As for Purphoros, God of the Forge, I’ve had him dish out some massive damage, but like you said he is situational. Tells me that if something needs to be included in the future, he will probably now be on the list for cuts.
6 days ago
I am very unsure about Purphoros, God of the Forge. But from my perspective, it is a card to fuel the deck when it is already up and running and quite situational. I need other combo pieces on the field to make use of it while Finale of Devastation puts other threats on the field directly. Therefore, I am grudgingly making those changes.
6 days ago
Hey you got an original dual! Awesome! Not feeling Purphoros, God of the Forge?
6 days ago
1 week ago
For some of the Atla combos you can also do stuff like the following:
Ashnod's Altar + Atla Palani, Nest Tender + Purphoros, God of the Forge + Thornbite Staff. Or
Ashnod's Altar + Atla Palani, Nest Tender + Impact Tremors + Thornbite Staff. Or
Atla Palani, Nest Tender + Purphoros, God of the Forge + Thornbite Staff + Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre. Or
Atla Palani, Nest Tender + Marauding Raptor + Thornbite Staff + Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre.