Sulfuric Vortex


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful 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

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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.

Sulfuric Vortex Discussion

TheSimikBOat on Rakdos Group Slug/Control

3 weeks ago


37 cards to cut are a lot, but I thnk that i can help you to help something:

  • Phyrexian Reclamation : I think that you can cut this because it makes you pay life, and life is a very important resurce running symmetrical life-loss effects like Sulfuric Vortex or Havoc Festival , and already having things like Greed you really can cut this.

  • Lethal Vapors : I don't like it because it's very easy to deal with it, simply because it has an ability to let the opponents destroy it, and sometimes your opponents will be happy to skip a turn if you have things like Havoc Festival or Spiteful Visions .

  • Outpost Siege : I don't know if you play it for the khans or the dragons effect. The dragons effect is bad here, because you don't have enough creatures to abuse of it, and I think that you run enough card advantage engines, probably you don't need more.

  • Mana Crypt : This card has no sense in this deck, because it has an effect that makes you lose life during the game (really not each turn, but lose 3 lifes each, more or less, 2 turns is considerable), and if you want to take advantage of things like Sulfuric Vortex , playing this card is like stabbing yourself.

  • I think that you can go without some Targeted Removals, simply because you have a lot of cards that wipe the board (not only of creatures).

I hope that this helped you :)

djAMPnz on Torbran, Thane of Red Deck Wins

1 month ago

I definitely like a lot of those suggestions. Ronin Cliffrider , Gratuitous Violence , and Quest for Pure Flame are some that stand out. Siege-Gang Commander is already in the deck. Sulfuric Vortex will probably go back in there to help combat life gain decks. The deck used to be a bunch of Tims and passive burn pieces, but I've moved away from that towards a more combat oriented deck, so cards like Manabarbs and Immolation Shaman aren't the sort of things I'm looking for.

multimedia on AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT | Neheb II

1 month ago

Hey, I like the new direction away from voltron. Nice Wheel of Fortune :)

I think you can push your deck further by adding disruption. When your General can make mana without needing lands then this gives you an effect that you should take more advantage of. Being only red means you don't have access to as many effects as decks with multiple colors therefore you want to slow down the multicolor decks.

Cards to consider adding:

  • Blood Moon and/or Magus of the Moon : all mono red decks with as high of a budget as this one should play these cards.
  • Stranglehold
  • Price of Glory : land destruction that players have control over. Mana is made with Neheb during your turn and sorceries make up the majority of the spells here therefore this will disrupt your opponents much more.
  • Smoke : underrated disruption in red. Other than Neheb you don't have a lot of creatures who want to attack.
  • Gamble
  • Arcane Signet
  • Price of Progress : one of the best mana efficient burn spells in multiplayer Commander. Still does damage to each player with Blood Moon on the battlefield.
  • Sulfuric Vortex : repeatable damage to opponents that doesn't cost you any mana. Good with Torbran, opponents take 4 each turn you take 2. Not letting white decks gain life is also helpful.
  • Viashino Heretic : repeatable artifact destruction that can also do damage to the player.
  • Shivan Gorge : repeatable damage to each opponent.
  • Anger : with all the discard effects it's good to discard giving Neheb haste.
  • Forgotten Cave : one mana to cycle.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Myriad Landscape
  • Desert of the Fervent
  • Bloodfire Colossus
  • Syr Carah, the Bold
  • Quest for Pure Flame
  • Cryptolith Fragment
  • Firebrand Archer
  • Breath of Darigaaz
  • Swiftfoot Boots
  • Sword of the Animist
  • Sizzle

KidEnkidu on Torbran, Thane of Red Fell

2 months ago

Sure it nonbos with Sulfuric Vortex and Rampaging Ferocidon , but Basilisk Collar pairs very well with all your damage-dealing creatures, especially Goblin Sharpshooter . Just gaining 9 life off of a single tap of Thermo-Alchemist with Torbran out is worth it.

RNR_Gaming on Greven Hansen, predator Hunter

3 months ago

Oh if you're looking for slug cards Price of Glory and Sulfuric Vortex are good. You can check out my mogis group slug deck if you wanted to get a few more ideas:)

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Sulfuric Vortex occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Red: 0.23%

Rakdos: 0.21%