Sulfuric Vortex

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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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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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
MTGO Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Sulfuric Vortex occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Red: 0.23%

Rakdos: 0.21%

Sulfuric Vortex Discussion

RNR_Gaming on The Killer and Savior | Obosh

2 months ago

Interesting choice of commander! So, Sulfuric Vortex and Dictate of the Twin Gods will lay on a serious beating. Additionally, some ramp could really help push this to be a bit more consistent. Rakdos Signet, Fellwar Stone, and Mind Stone are some good budget options. It's always a good idea to proxy up a deck before you buy it; assuming you have an understanding play group.

kpres on Looking for B/U/R enchantment suggestions ...

5 months ago

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Blue has a lot of Propaganda or Mystic Remora type effects, which give you cards when opponents do stuff. These are good. You may want to just pick good offensive enchantments.

Black has a lot of torture-type enchantments. Do a gatherer search for black enchantments and you will find a lot of good ones. I dare you to use Lich ;)

Red enchantments often have a lot to do with doubling the damage you do, e.g. Gratuitous Violence. There is a red/white enchantment combo using Sulfuric Vortex and Transcendence, both of which have high devotion.

If you're just going for high devotion, then try Opal Guardian.

You can always do a combo using Traumatize or Morality Shift and white's enchantment reanimation.

Patolea on The Gauntlet is set: Which ...

6 months ago

Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH [PRIMER]

This deck is aewsome, I have tried a few times and never let me down, even in defeat it put up a really good fight.

A fast "voltron" deck with double strike creatures and a solid plan with avacyn and some SAC creatures.

The other way you can play boros and try to keep the pace with the other colors is to put a lot of mana rocks and cards like Outpost Siege, Stolen Strategy and The Immortal Sun.

I have tried with 10+ of then, the deck really starts to flow better, so you can control the board and finish with big angels and stuffs like that, some cards that prevents from losing is good against combo decks.

Aurelia, the Warleader is a good general for this, one big creature attacking two times can hurt a lot.

And last but not least you can go the dirty strategy, that's where Boros really surpass the others colors but the social contract held us from doing it.

And enchantment deck with Decree of Annihilation, Obliterate and Armageddon.

If you could put some Sulfuric Vortex, Assemble the Legion or Outlaws' Merriment it's likely that your opponents will concede.

Lanzo493 on Mana-Fest Destiny

6 months ago

Field of the Dead is perfect for any lands matters deck. If you have Dryad of the Ilysian Grove out, you can trigger both it and Valakut with a Scapeshift. You can remove Steam Vents since it’s illegal in your colors. Sulfuric Vortex is great at stopping life gain strategies. Crop Rotation gets you Valakut and Elvish Reclaimer gets you Valakut and extra mountains. In general, your deck is basically a Torbran deck with green for Scapeshift. So you can look at Torbran decks on EDHREC for more ideas on good red cards.

KROKHASH on Zo-zu the Punisher, Play fair or get Bopped!

6 months ago

This deck looks really sweet! I've been trying to tune my list for awhile and I cannot believe I didn't have From the Ashes in there. Have you considered running Eternity Vessel ? I just saw that in someone else's list and it seems like a great way to mitigate all the damage you will be taking and stay ahead of your opponents on life, and the beauty of it is it's not life gain so things like Sulfuric Vortex wont stop it!

SideBae on [Primer] Mogis' Slaughter House: Murder Made Tasty

6 months ago

Sulfuric Vortex comes to mind... I think it's probably better than Falkenrath Noble . Eidolon of the Great Revel , Harsh Mentor and other such duders also work.

I also think that if you cut a few of the more expensive cards (ex: Kaervek the Merciless , Ward of Bones ) for more mana ramp ( Rakdos Signet , Talisman of Indulgence ...) you can get away with running just around 31 or 32 lands. That'll free up some more slots for low-to-the-ground burn. Overall I think the deck would improve by a lot if you lowered the average CMC to something like 2 or 2.5.

I don't think very highly of Dash Hopes , to be honest. Maybe your experience has been different than mine, but in general people will be perfectly happy to pay 5 life for a significant spell. You're probably better off running something that generates card advantage, like Commune with Lava or Light Up the Stage . Gamble isn't really card advantage, but I think you should run it if only for the selection. Same goes for Faithless Looting .

Wheel of Fortune is amazing, although it's sitting around $100 these days. Reforge the Soul works as a more accessible replacement. Theater of Horrors is worth considering, too.

If you want a discard-style sub-theme (with your Geier Reach Sanitarium , Painful Quandary ...) Waste Not can be helpful.

Harvester of Souls works pretty well as a top-end, I think. It gets you cards when your opponents sac guys.

Right. That's all I got. Good luck.

TheSimikBOat on Rakdos Group Slug/Control

8 months 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 :)

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