Sulfuric Vortex


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage 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
Eternal Masters (EMA) Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Conspiracy (CNS) Rare
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK) Rare
Scourge (SCG) Rare

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Sulfuric Vortex


At the beginning of each player's upkeep, Sulfuric Vortex deals 2 damage to that player.

If a player would gain life, that player gains no life instead.

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Sulfuric Vortex Discussion

Scytec on Gisela Purifies the Non-Believers of cEDH Boros

16 hours ago

So...both Manabarbs and War's Toll seem iffy. A two card combo that doesn't win and barely has an impact for 8 mana seems very lackluster. Personal Sanctuary seems excellent here, I thunk I'd remove Chromatic Lantern because you're only in 2 colors...if your mana base can't reliably get you whatever you need in that regard, you have other problems. Sulfuric Vortex seems iffy too. It may be ok, but as a rule in cEDH people just combo life is merely a resource anyway, very few decks try to get more of it. Honestly I think I'd just add the one Sanctuary. Of course, I am not a cEDH player, so take my advice with a grain of salt. I've watched a few videos and a gameplay video or no means an expert. Wouldn't even call myself a novice as I haven't built or played at that level. Haha

BMHKain on Scytec

18 hours ago

Hey, Scytec:

It's shocking I had a supporter for my cause for Boros in cEDH. But even though I learned a lesson at first; I just need your help on something: my Gisela deck has suggested 4 cards to cut for the following

Personal Sanctuary (Not even Mana Crypt can phase me.)

Manabarbs (Deals damage just by tapping a land when Rocks, much less Dorks aren't enough.)

Sulfuric Vortex (Locks down Lifegain, as if it matters; but the tax is pointless with Personal Sanctuary.)

War's Toll (Mixed with Manabarbs can dish out hell, add Gisela herself, it will be crippling...)

What do you think are good for cuts? Thanks again for the help man. I'll see what I can do after this... ^-^

BMHKain on Looking for help trying to ...

19 hours ago

I mean, what cards should I cut for the following?

Personal Sanctuary

Sulfuric Vortex


War's Toll

I'll start testing right away unless anyone else has stuff to contribute. But as it is, My Commander is set.

BMHKain on Help with a cEDH Boros ...

1 day ago

Recently, two people suggested I use the following 4 cards, which means 4 cards to cut from there.

Sulfuric Vortex

War's Toll


Personal Sanctuary

I dunno how good they are in Boros cEDH, but I still need 4 cuts to put them in. I'm running Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, & I'm using a Stax theme, with what might be a true Hatebear sub theme. So check it out & decide for yourself; as nobody seems to be fixing the Competitive Meter Bug. And yes, I do know it's still useless. -_-'

Good luck. :)

BTW: Here's the deck as a response to the naysayers:

Gisela Purifies the Non-Believers of cEDH Boros

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


BMHKain on Gisela Purifies the Non-Believers of cEDH Boros

2 days ago

I need four cuts for the following please:

Sulfuric Vortex


War's Toll

Personal Sanctuary

Please keep in mind this is a cEDH deck I'm working on. Nothing inferior, as I want to Promote Boros to at least Tier 2.5.

Arcaneful on Looking for help trying to ...

3 days ago

I agree with BLEATH, maybe make a punisher subtheme with cards like Sulfuric Vortex and Manabarbs?

NV_1980 on Purphy's Blasta Boys

1 week ago

Hi 'A wall of text',

You're raising some excellent points. Grinning Ignus actually used to be in here but like you said, Mardu Scout gives me some more synergy options with the other Gobbo-related stuff that's in here. I've not included Pia and Kiran Nalaar for similar reasons.

I do not particularly like damaging myself if it's not really necessary, hence Leyline of Punishment was chosen instead of Sulfuric Vortex.

I will find some room for Chaos Warp and Mana Vault though; both would definitely come in handy. The spell subtheme has been working really well for me. I really like that this deck has multiple angles that can take you to a win, and both the Goggles and Mastery have been instrumental in this multiple times.

awalloftext on Purphy's Blasta Boys

1 week ago

Oh yeah! I used to run a Purphoros deck - eventually switched it to a Grenzo, Havoc Raiser deck after a while, but I still remember Purph fondly.

The biggest thing I think you're missing is Grinning Ignus: It costs a quarter, and essentially reads : Trigger Purphoros. I think Mardu Scout may be a close enough swap, although obviously you lose out on Mana Echoes shenanigans.

Personally, I like Sulfuric Vortex over Leyline of Punishment, but I guess that's subjective. Also, kudos for Price of Progress, Price of Glory, and Ruination - mono-red needs all the help it can get, great choices!

A couple other suggestions:

  • Pia and Kiran Nalaar: I ran this card in my Purph deck to great success, and had at least three games that I just barely won by sacking an extra artifact at the last minute.

  • Chaos Warp: I think this one's mandatory, honestly. As mono-red, you need all the interaction you can get! I'd find room for it if you can.

  • 1 to 2 more mana rocks to power out a T3 (or sooner) Purph. Mind Stone is fine. Wayfarer's Bauble is kinda lame, but it works. Mana Vault is ideal, but depends on your budget.

How's the spell subtheme (Pyromancer's Goggles, Mizzix's Mastery, Young Pyromancer, etc) working out for you?

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