Purphoros, God of the Forge


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

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Set Rarity
Theros (THS) Mythic Rare

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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.

2R: Creatures you control get +1/+0 until end of turn.

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Purphoros, God of the Forge Discussion

enpc on Sliver combos

4 days ago

If you're wanting to play combo slivers, you should look into outlet cards like Purphoros, God of the Forge, Impact Tremors, Zulaport Cutthroat and Blood Artist who form a combo with your commander and Basal Sliver, Ashnod's Altar or Mana Echoes (which you should add). Cutthraot and artist don't work with Mana Echoes however are still good enough to run. The other slivers you should look ata running are Dormant Sliver and Necrotic Sliver.

You don't need Darkheart Sliver, Ghostflame Sliver, Fungus Sliver or Mistform Sliver. They don't do enough to wanrrant a slot. You should however look at including Nature's Lore, Farseek, Skyshroud Claim, Birds of Paradise, Deathrite Shaman (assuming you have fetches) and Noble Hierarch (depending on budget).

cdkime on Picking My Next Project

4 days ago

Purphoros, God of the Forge is a decent mono-Red commander. I would argue he makes a better tribal goblin commander than zaneanderman's suggestion of Krenk, Mob Boss.

For mono-White, here's a couple neat options, bushido_man96's suggestion of Sram, Senior Edificer is solid. Card draw is scarce in mono-White, so having a commander who provides card advantage is invaluable.

Some other options to consider:

  • Isamaru, Hound of Konda can be surprisingly explosive as a Voltron commander, as you can start swinging for commander damage on turn two. Personally, I find its strategy a bit too straightforward for my taste.

  • Odric, Lunarch Marshal can be good for a lot of different, interesting creatures.

  • Eight-and-a-Half-Tails has very interesting abilities and can make for some fun mindgames with your opponent.

  • Avacyn, Angel of Hope is very powerful, and combos nicely with Wrath of God.

  • If you're looking for a less popular commander, you could try Soraya the Falconer. Unfortunately, mono-White, particularly mono-White birds, are not great alongside Banding. But, if you could make it work, you'd be in the interesting position of using (and explaining) one of Magic's unfairly maligned abilities.

Kamerot on Om nom Trample

5 days ago

Gets around indestructibility. the theros gods see a lot of play in my group, especially Purphoros, God of the Forge and it's my only way of dealing with them besides Karn Liberated. Also I've found a lot of blue players don't counter it since they can draw back into the enchantment/artifact I'm removing.

And I'll gladly take a look at your Azusa deck. Always happy to pass on what little tidbits I can.

CaptSillva on Norin, Prince of Chaos

6 days ago

Is a fairly easy include if you can afford it Purphoros, God of the Forge.

Daedalus19876 on The Ten Plagues: Locust God EDH | *PRIMER*

1 week ago

gdm1989: I know, right? >:D

BelugaWhale217: Clearly they had been corrupted and turned away from His path. They had to be cleansed. Only the truly devout may walk in His holy light.

cascadien: This deck originally was more focused on tokens - it played cards like Purphoros, God of the Forge, Mana Echoes, Bident of Thassa, etc. But it turns out that relying on your 6-mana commander as your primary source of tokens was inefficient and made the deck vulnerable, and combo just fit him better.

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