Purphoros, God of the Forge

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.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Mythic Rare
Secret Lair (SLD) Mythic Rare
Theros (THS) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
MTGO Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Purphoros, God of the Forge occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Red: 0.59%

Rakdos: 0.19%

Purphoros, God of the Forge Discussion

DuTogira on What was your favorite play ...

1 day ago

I was dragging out a game with my Sharuum the Hegemon deck because combo winning (I’ve since stripped the combos) always felt bad to me.
I asked the table “I have a game winning combo, do you all want me to end it?”
I’m at 17 life, but feeling good. There’s a Purphoros, God of the Forge deck.
The table agrees it’s time to end the game, so I tap completely out to get my combo going. The purphoros player plays Lightning Bolt + Price of Progress to lethal me for exactly 17 (I had 7 nonbasics in play). To this day, that game is the greatest and most satisfying loss I have ever suffered.

TypicalTimmy on What are your favorite underused, ...

5 days ago

CaptainToll, Sunbird's Invocation is in my Lathliss, Dragon Queen deck.

Cast 1 Dragon and get 4 Dragons out of it. (1x casting, 1x tutored off the top, 2x tokens for the nontokens entering from Lathliss' ability)

Combo this with Panharmonicon and you just did the following:

  • Cast 1x Dragon
  • Tutor 1x Dragon from Sunbird's
  • Tutored Dragon enters
  • 2x tokens from Lathliss + Pan
  • Cast Dragon enters
  • 2x tokens from Lathliss + Pan

You just got 6x Dragons for the cost of 1. It's a thing of pure beauty. When you layer that with Warstorm Surge / Dragon Tempest / Scourge of Valkas / Purphoros, God of the Forge... oof.

Last_Laugh on Edgar Markov, Song of Blood

1 week ago

I'd recommend Purphoros, God of the Forge. All your vamps hit for 4 when they etb and it makes Scapegoat double as a wincon.

I'm guessing you've already looked at my deck (or at least advice I've posted elsewhere) but feel free to take a gander if you haven't. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

AngeloRosales64 on Puppos Play Cat-tan

1 week ago

This Deck is pretty fun! I probably wont build it but I am looking forward to seeing this deck at commander tables. I really like your build by the way. Whitemane Lion is so much better in this deck than I initially thought. Especially with Purphoros, God of the Forge and Impact Tremors out. I was able to do 18 damage in one turn with a token doubler out.

Last_Laugh on Edgy Markov

1 week ago

I have a few suggestions for you ranging from budget friendly to Purphoros, God of the Forge.

Board Protection: Boros Charm and Scapegoat but drop Unbreakable Formation. Scapegoat helps against hard to dodge wraths like tuck, -X-X, exile, sac, etc. It also doubles as a finisher with Purphoros out.

Finishers: Shared Animosity, Mirror Entity, Cover of Darkness, and Reconnaissance (2nd post below entirely for this card). Drop Door of Destinies, it does nothing for your current board and costs a ton of mana for an aggro deck.

Card Draw: Drop Read the Bones and any other 1 time draw that's not on a body. Greed and Dark Prophecy are both good options here.

Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. It's one of the top rated Edgar lists on this site and there's also over 170 comments to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

ZooManiac on Rin and Seri

2 weeks ago

Could try Gleam of Battle, Anointed Procession, Purphoros, God of the Forge, or Intangible Virtue for other enchantments for your tokens.

For flying protection, might want Gruul Charm and/or Whirlwind

A strong defensive spell might be Cleansing Nova, Boros Charm, and Return to Dust. Possibly even Ghostly Prison.

stiefanu on Kynaios Blue Pod

2 weeks ago

Hi aeraso, thanks for your comment! When I built the deck I didn't want to use the duo Thrasios, Triton Hero/Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder, so I opted for Kynaios. But I then found that the card draw given by Kynaois was not enough to compete with other strong commanders.

So I think I am going to replace Kynaois with that duo, and adapt the deck a bit. If you want to try Kynaois, I suggest you to include more card advantage engines, you will see that they are needed.

Anyway, my version of the deck is like a Blue Pod, i.e. you use hatebears and other stax effects to slow down the game and preventing opponents from winning. Then you (eventually) win from consecutive activations of Birthing Pod or Prime Speaker Vannifar to search for a Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker combo.

As regards your question, this deck is meant for a nearly-cEDH environment, although it needs a complete rework (as I said before). Goblin Sharpshooter here is useful for two reasons: it kills opponents' mana dorks, and it can combo with Splinter Twin. In my main deck, Cascading Food Chain, you can find the combo explained in Win Conditions tab.

Finally, you pointed out to me that Temur Sabertooth is useless, because I don't have a mana outlet to win with. I will consider removing it when I have time to rework the deck. For this reason, and for the fact that it's not so impactful in a nearly-cEDH meta, Purphoros, God of the Forge will not be included in this deck.

But maybe I would include it in a more relaxed meta ;)

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