Pyrostatic Pillar

Pyrostatic Pillar


Whenever a player plays a spell with converted mana cost 3 or less, Pyrostatic Pillar deals 2 damage to that player.

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Set Rarity
Scourge (SCG) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Custom Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Pyrostatic Pillar Discussion

Epicurus on 187 Spellslinger: RURIC THAR

1 month ago

I read the previous comments, and I applaud you for intentionally foregoing infinite loops. I feel exactly the same way. Like how I refuse to add that Karmic Guide + Reveillark combo in my Cleverly Named Graveyard Deck. Nor any of the many combos involving Lab Man in neither my Spirit of '76 nor my Ramos Cascade Ramp, nor any other applicable combos.

As for card suggestions, I feel like Chandra's Incinerator might be useful for controlling the board, and Eidolon of the Great Revel makes sense because of your high mana cost distribution (if not also Pyrostatic Pillar, even though it's a noncreature), and also because this deck seems most effective against decks with incredibly low mana cost distribution.

Possibly also Trinisphere, which again is noncreature.

That's all I got.

PandAvs on

2 months ago

Nice!! I was thinking of how to upgrade my Hallar deck and I came across this decklist. I found some possibly major upgrades, specifically, Spellshock and Pyrostatic Pillar. I want more of these similar to Hallar, the Firefletcher effects. :)

I also want to suggest Heroic Intervention. To save your side when you destroy lands.

jaymc1130 on Need Some Help Brewing. I'm …

2 months ago

I like the group slug in combination with a pillowfort idea. Gisela's wording offers a pretty unique opportunity. Triggered effects that would deal 1 damage to you while she is on the board deal no damage to you instead, but double damage to opponents. Manabarbs, AEther Sting, Battle Strain, Burning Earth, Heat of Battle, Rampaging Ferocidon, City of Brass, Talisman of Conviction, Battlefield Forge are all cards that would have their negative effect negated if Gisela is on the field, while opponents would suffer more.

Ankh of Mishra, Psychogenic Probe, Eidolon of the Great Revel, Pyrostatic Pillar, Repercussion, Spellshock, Zo-Zu the Punisher would all be cards that have their negative effects mitigated with Gisela out and opponents would suffer a lot more.

You could complement this game plan with pieces like War's Toll, Caltrops, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Aura of Silence, Glowrider, Sphere of Resistance, Thorn of Amethyst, Vryn Wingmare, Ghostly Prison, Windborn Muse to tax and slow them down while all the slug effects eat away at life totals.

I feel like there's quite a bit of space to be explored in this niche for Gisela.

multimedia on Torbran, Thane of Red Hell

7 months ago

Hey, nice budget version of Torbran.

Tectonic Reformation is an often overlooked budget source of repeatable draw for red. Combine damage from Torbran and Glint-Horn Buccaneer with Reformation's repeatable cycling, Molten Vortex and Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion's combat damage to player to do a lot of damage to your opponents when you discard cards. When you can use Mountains as sources of draw or damage then this can give you a lot of wanted value with mono red because the one thing mono red has is a lot of Mountains.

Consider other budget cards that can be repeatable sources of damage, disrupt or stop many opponent strategies: Zo-Zu the Punisher, Harsh Mentor, Immolation Shaman? Ancient Runes can put the hurt on opponents who play lots of mana rocks or other artifacts. Pyrostatic Pillar can shut down combos that require casting cards. With Circle of Flame opponents will think twice about attacking you with ground creatures.

Smoke is a very good budget disruptive card for nonaggro mono red. Reverberate and Dualcaster Mage are helpful cards to play since mono red lacks tutors and they can copy an opponents tutor.

Good luck with your deck.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Mana-Fest Destiny

9 months ago

In addition to what DemonDragonJ said: If you're adding Eidolon of the Great Revel, Pyrostatic Pillar is the same as an enchantment (I didn't realize Eidolon was technically a magus... until now).

BS-T on Pillow Fort Bleed - Protecting …

10 months ago

This is tricky - I like it!

There are a few decent prevention effects among these: Scryfall, the best for you probably being Light of Sanction .

Though you've likely tackled this angle fairly well... The best repeatable ones on the list are Story Circle , Circle of Protection: Red / Rune of Protection: Red - and the slightly spicier Shieldmage Advocate , Protective Sphere / Righteous Aura .

Urza's Armor is decent if you're using things like Pyrohemia and is useful to a degree vs Spellshock or Pyrostatic Pillar (also have you got Eidolon of the Great Revel ?) Similarly the ult of Ajani Steadfast seems good.

B.A.N.E. on Pillow Fort Bleed - Protecting …

10 months ago

I'm interested in creating a R/W/B bleed deck and need a little advice regarding the right ratio of cards.

Here's the idea. Using Spellshock , Pyrostatic Pillar , Earthquake , Inferno and similar cards paired with Furnace of Rath and Repercussion I'm looking to deal massive damage across the board.

To protect my self I've looked at Solitary Confinement and Glacial Chasm to protect my self from all sources and Personal Sanctuary to protect myself from myself.

What proportion of protection / pillow fort cards should I keep to damage? Do you have any other suggestions for this?

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