Hog Roast

Standard* Burn Tokens U/R (Izzet)

Madnote Score: 105


Welcome to the Hog Roast!

On tonight's menu we will be serving pig, and lots of it. This deck is a basic Young Pyromancer token deck, using spells to control the field while building your army of 1/1 elementals.

Use Purphoros, God of the Forge along with the Young Pyromancer to really dish out some easy damage. Molten Birth especially helps beef up the God's damage and helps fill your field with creatures.

But on to the main dish, swine! Use Curse of the Swine either defensively or offensively, whichever the occasion calls for.

There is the obvious of playing Curse of the Swine defensively, turning the mightiest of Gods and heroes into pigs. From there you can either bounce them into oblivion with a Cyclonic Rift, or you can blow them all up with a Ratchet Bomb! Don't hesitate to cast the spell on only a few creatures early game, you'll have plenty of burn to roast a hog,

Playing Curse of the Swine offensively is even more fun! You can use it on yourself to change all of your 1/1 elementals into 2/2 pigs. The minor upgrade is not what can be deadly, though. With Purphoros, God of the Forge on the field each transformation triggers. You can also use Teleportal to send the piggies over to the troft.

Tips or suggestions for this deck are greatly appreciated, hope you enjoy the Hog Roast!



This deck has been re-tooled and updated with the new Theros set.


I don't like ratchet bomb too much in this deck. you end up mostly killing your own tokens. id replace it with rapid hybridization because its instant speed removal that can also do 4 damage and give you a 3/3 with young pyromancer out and Purphoros.

September 22, 2013 3:06 a.m.

malsheikh says... #2

im building a similar deack but instead of Spellheart Chimera im using Master of Waves to make all those elemental tokens 2/2's

September 22, 2013 8:40 p.m.

Madnote says... #3

I really like the Master of Waves , but ultimately decided against him due to the lack of devotion to blue in the deck. And during playtests the Spellheart Chimera has proven very strong, especially as a later game win condition if my spells haven't been able to do enough damage.

September 22, 2013 8:53 p.m.

korfits says... #4

if you but some cipher cards in there and make them unblockable (thassa, god of the sea or the enchantment for 1 blue and it gives scry+unblockable) you'll cast a spell each time you attack and you'll trigger Pyromancer. so cast those cards on Akronas (the one that have heroic and generates a token with haste) and you'll get 2 tokens wich triggers purphoros and twice =4 damage and 2 tokens for either block or swing with him :D

September 23, 2013 9:42 a.m.

Madnote says... #5

I will definitely look into this korfits! There are a lot of fantastic creatures that have great spell synergy, I've had such a hard time not loading the deck with them and ending up with more creatures than spells. But I will look into the one you are suggesting, that does sound like it'd fit well!

September 23, 2013 6:14 p.m.

korfits says... #6

i've been trying to make a deck with it. When it works it works wonders. but it often just takes to long :S say if you get any luck. and what you have done ! :D

September 24, 2013 4:16 p.m.

GamerSonX says... #7

Homing Lightning ? too costly?

September 25, 2013 12:57 a.m.

oldmateazza says... #8

What if you put in a few Ogre Battledriver 's?

September 25, 2013 8:32 a.m.

RichardMcNixon says... #9

Your deck sparked inspiration in me to do a deck with purphorous and elementals. This is how it currently sits:


Note, i linked back to your deck. Credit where credit is due.

September 25, 2013 1:23 p.m.

Madnote says... #10

Ooo Ogre Battledriver for sure will be tested! I also like that it has double red to help push Purphoros, God of the Forge 's devotion (not that him being anything more than an enchantment is needed). Thank you!

Thanks for the link RichardMcNixon! I'll definitely check yours out, as mine is for sure in the rough draft stage. Feel free to come back and let me know what works and what doesn't work for you. I've done a little 'mock' testing on here, but I prefer physical card testing against other decks.

September 25, 2013 9 p.m.

GamerSonX says... #11

what better enchantment than Awaken the Ancient

September 25, 2013 9:20 p.m.

Mitosis says... #12

Anger of the Gods would be a pretty good wiper for this deck

September 26, 2013 6:16 p.m.

Madnote says... #13

I considered Anger of the Gods , but I didn't like that it would wipe my board too. And I have a lot of other means of removal. Only creature I have that would survive is Purphoros, God of the Forge but then he'd revert back to being an enchantment due to lack of devotion to red. Still worth testing it though.

September 26, 2013 7:26 p.m.

bgwangcruz says... #14

Looks like a fun deck. +1 for you. I may have to try it sometime. I built a similar deck if you want to see it. Master of Waves is the shit. FNM HERO.

October 1, 2013 7:30 a.m.

SednoKier says... #15

I feel like Dragonshift would be better, no?

February 22, 2014 2:59 p.m.

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