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
Secret Lair (SLD) Mythic Rare
Theros (THS) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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

xSKINCOLLECTORx on Mono Red Self-Aristocrat

3 days ago

Purphoros, God of the Forge for the obvious etb damage, but also has a buff activation on him to make the tokens bigger. it's pricey for the deck but it being the only expensive card here i think it's worth the investment. This deck is really cool, i may try it out! +1 for sure!!

PhotogenicParasympathetic on 3 player edh vs 4 ...

1 week ago

Not entirely relevant to the point you're making, but if you like aggro for EDH, build Neheb, the Eternal. He actively scales to get stronger against more opponents, and can very, very quickly build a terrifying board state, while also having late-game staying power thanks to some of the high-CMC cards (most notably IMO Sunbird's Invocation) that he makes easy to cast. He also makes small amounts of damage pay off huge dividends - casting Purphoros, God of the Forge turn four, then Neheb himself turn five gives you a free six-drop in a four player game. Flame Rift, for example, pays for itself six times over against three opponents.

iNinjy on Angry Jellybean Parade

1 week ago

I also have an Omnath deck and I love seeing how other people build their version (and wish I could invest in the more expensive cards). It might be due to what decks your playgroup uses, but I’ve always found Nissa, Vital Force, Tempt with Vengeance, and Purphoros, God of the Forge to be super useful, and also run more sac outlets for all the Elemental tokens (Goblin Bombardment, Altar of Dementia, Evolutionary Leap)

FRoDoR on Selfish Sacrificing

3 weeks ago

Why you don't play many good cards? And play bad.

Impact Tremors etb

Purphoros, God of the Forge etb

Tainted Strike instant die + Chandra's Ignition win the game

Birthing Pod serch creatures

Goblin Bombardment sac outlet

Tragic Slip removal

Terminate removal

Tireless Tracker draw

Fecundity draw

Skullclamp draw

king-saproling on Bruse Tana, Boorish Bloodsower

3 weeks ago

Hey again Jabberjaw46, cool Let me know how it goes at the LGS!! There are different things we can grab with Chord of Calling depending on what we need. Thallid Germinator if we need to power up Tana, Ohran Frostfang for draw, Utopia Mycon for mana, Purphoros, God of the Forge for damage spread, or Bastion Protector to protect Tana.

Last_Laugh on agro edgarzada

3 weeks ago

Shared Animosity - Much safer than Coat of Arms. Coat buffs everyone's creatures and can easily backfire against tokens and other tribal strategies.

Purphoros, God of the Forge - Doming all opponents for 4 each time you cast a vamp adds up fast.

Scapegoat - Anti wrath tech that's great against hard to dodge wraths like tuck, exile, -X-X, sac, etc. and it also doubles as a finisher with Purphoros in the deck.

Yawgmoth's Will - Great for recasting shit. Especially finishers, draw engines, and tutors.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

Ste3u on That's a lot of damage!

3 weeks ago

I love Rakdos, Lord of Riots, is able to turn the table around in one turn. You could insert cards such as Purphoros, God of the Forge or Impact Tremors to guarantee damage when your creatures enter the battlefield. Also it would be ideal to guarantee your creatures to have Haste, for example with Urabrask the Hidden. I hope I have been useful, I leave you the link for my Marchesa deck here if you want to help me improve it (Queen Marchesa: better not to attack her).

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