A little about the history of the deck.

I play Purphoros deck quite for a long time now, first it was heavy token build, warp around commander with Dualcaster Mage combo as back up plan, later it became something more goblin tribal with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker combos and lately some hybrid variant between thouse two. And most of all time during my games I experienced two major problems:

  • 1st one - from my previous experience most game that I lost was not from commander damage or life loss, but due to the fact that someone was fast enough to shoot out his combo and offcourse there is always be this guy with infect (SHAME ON YOU!). So the main problem was that I wasnt be able to done fast enough damage to wipe my opponents from the board.

  • 2nd one - (It's not quite a problem, it is better say task to achieve) I wanted to build something more or less original, something you haven't seen before in Purphoros decks. It's hard to make something new on such straightforward and quite popular commander, to some point I think I succeeded in it.

Deck main idea and what makes it different from other Purphoros deck's.

This deck utilize wide array of burn spells that you dont offten see in Purphoros EDH deck's and overal in this format. Sure you already have question why? Answer is simple Purphoros, God of the Forge is fastest and strongest non direct damage dealer from all commanders so far, but sometimes even gods power is not enough! Thats why we need all this burn cards here. Now time for simple math - with all permanent burn effects which punish every player for any action he takes and support of our commander, damage you be able to done to your opponents will be significantly more than you do to yourself. In other words - you burn'em much faster than you burn youselfs (of course there are always exceptions to the rules ;-P).

Burn them fast or die bright! - deck creed.

P.S. Big thanks to my good old friend Matrixxx999 some quite time ago he suggested me to put Eidolon of the Great Revel in my Purphoros deck, back than I dont take his advice seriosly and say something like - "No thx dude no one plays it in Purphoros". But later this card become the first brick in building this deck.

Follow this four easy steps comrade and you will be granted by victory in every game and against any opponent! (CAUTION! - Strictly follow the sequence otherwise you will be DAMNED!)

  • Drink bottle of Vodka.
  • Put Shapka on your head.
  • Take the balalaika in hand.
  • Meh...who need the final step?! C2-H5-OH is in your blood, shapka is on your head and balalaika in your hands!

You already king of the world my friend!!!

Appropriate and detail deck description will be here little later so...


Any suggestions, comments and criticism are welcome!


SnipaCat says... #1

This alter is beautiful, comrade.

June 30, 2017 1:49 a.m.

Naksu says... #2

That alter is a beast dude!

June 30, 2017 4:32 a.m.

Matrixxx999 says... #3

+1, comrade!

And let the vodka and the blood of Your enemies flow like a river!

June 30, 2017 8:25 a.m.

DRmagic2017 says... #4

Reminds me old good "Red Alert": "Kirov reporting!" +1 for the idea

June 30, 2017 2:04 p.m.

Wurmlover says... #5

dude check out my stax deck. great minds think alike!

Stalin, King Eternal

Commander / EDH* Wurmlover


June 30, 2017 6:29 p.m.

RUST-O says... #6

+1 from me sucka.

Cool take on Purphoros.

July 3, 2017 9:07 a.m.

TheRedGoat says... #7

So have you ever given thought to cards with dash like Lightning Berserker or Flamerush Rider?

Also have you considered infinite combo effects any or are you trying to avoid them? I can understand if you prefer to not play any infinite combo effects, as it can warp the rest of the deck around them, But I think there are some that you could use the pieces of and still retain your build the way it is.

July 3, 2017 1:33 p.m.

Thx for comments and upvotes comrades!

Wurmlover - I will gladly chek it out mate.

TheRedGoat - Lightning Berserker and Glitterfang was in the old version of deck. But I finde them not as good as they looks like from the first sight.

Flamerush Rider 90% of deck creatures dont need to attack so there is almoust no targets for Rider.

I try to avoid using infinite combos building my decks.

July 3, 2017 6:38 p.m.

TheRedGoat says... #9

That's a fair point about the dash cards. I hadn't known you'd already tried a few.

As for infinite combos, the one I had been thinking of was with Dualcaster Mage and either Twinflame or Heat Shimmer. I can understand not using the sorceries, since you do say you're not attacking, but what would you think of using the wizard?

On a different note, have you tested out and creature stealing effects like Mob Rule or Insurrection in combination with Goblin Bombardment? I'm not sure where'd you cut for those, but I do feel like Goblinslide can replace one of your small time token generators like Dragon Fodder or Hordeling Outburst as another oddball suggestion.

July 4, 2017 1:54 a.m.

Matrixxx999 says... #10

I see that you have Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx in maybeboard. I recommend You to test Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, it is very good ramp card for mono-color.

July 4, 2017 2:28 a.m.

chilbi says... #11

Love it, +1 from me! Check out Grinning Ignus and Aftershock btw. The latter is a great utility spell while Ignus combos with Purphoros and turns on Storm engines with Empty the Warrens and Volcanic Awakening.

July 4, 2017 5:30 p.m.

GoodLuckGuy says... #12

July 4, 2017 6:21 p.m.


Thx for all suggestions you done so far comrade!

  • Dualcaster Mage combo - as I say early - "I try to avoid using infinite combos building my decks." Especially when your deck is mono-color (Black is an exception imho) its quite hard to tutor combo pieces.

  • Mob Rule & Insurrection - dont quite fit the deck theme and too mana heavy.


Thx for upvote comrade!


Thx for upvote comrade!

  • Mana Echoes - great card, but not here. There is simply not enough goblins ;-)
July 4, 2017 7:47 p.m.

This is absolutely glorious. Insurrection seems flavorful.

July 4, 2017 10:59 p.m.
July 4, 2017 11:12 p.m.

freakingShane says... #16

If you are looking into other/different haste enablers, I'd recommend Hall of the Bandit Lord and Fervor.

I'd recommend one replace Generator Servant since he has to be out a whole turn before you can use that ability (summoning sickness). Also, because he's a one time use.

Lastly, Mass Hysteria might be too much of a gamble. At least for me and my play group, I had to take it out because giving my opponents' creatures haste was too much of a disadvantage for me. Just wanted to stop by and throw that out there! Love the deck, friend!

July 4, 2017 11:25 p.m.

Thx for comment & suggestions freakingShane

Hall of the Bandit Lord is already in maybeboard. So I think about adding it in and give it a try someday.

Generator Servant got your point, I think about replacement.

Mass Hysteria - in Russia we say "Who doesn't risk, doesn't drink champagne", so I dont wana throw it out cuz its make multiplayer games little more "spicy" especially with War's Toll ;-P

July 4, 2017 11:41 p.m.

freakingShane says... #18

I just now noticed that you have a Red Button category, and it's Apocalypse....this is hilarious and so thematic!

To make things better, Apocalypse is actually a very good board wipe!

July 5, 2017 7:18 p.m.


This is ultimate and last answer to enemies of soviet regime - Tsar Bomba! ;-P

July 5, 2017 7:36 p.m.

Flytrigreen says... #20

You don't have the Russian anthem playing when this opens, which is honestly a problem as it is a great anthem. It looks like a pretty cool list though.

July 8, 2017 10:25 a.m.

IQuarent says... #21

I would strongly recommend as many copy spells as you can fit in the deck. Copy spells are very useful for a variety of reasons.

My favorite use of copy spells is targeting counterspells, choosing the counterspells as the target, ensuring your spells resolve.They're great against green decks or many other decks as well. Keeping, say, Reverberate in your opening hand lets you copy early Cultivates and Demonic Tutors that you wouldn't normally have access to. Late game copy Tooth and Nail(meaning yours resolves first and typically does so much damage that you kill them before their own Tooth and Nail) or Praetor's Counsel.

Since you're playing a spell deck, Reverberate and the like also allows you to copy your burn spells, pushing them that much farther and typically ending the game that much earlier.

I would personally include Reverberate and Fork as essentials, but keep an eye on Wild Ricochet and Reiterate as well.

July 8, 2017 9:32 p.m.

Flytrigreen Idea with anthem is cool! But I'm afraid I don't quite know how to put sound track on the deck page :-( Maybe later I read some info on TO forum about it.

IQuarent Thx you for suggestions!

Reverberate & Fork - I got your point IQuarent and in theory copiers can actually be nice for counter counterspells and use of strong sides of other colors spells. But in my practice (or maybe I just had bad luck with those two spells in my past experience) most of the time I want to have something else in my hand other than copier, cuz there was simply no target for it. Currently there is less than ten cards in deck which could be used with these two spells, I think this card number is very low and occupy two card slots for Reverberate and Fork not effective.

Still if I choose to put them in, any ideas what to cut?

July 9, 2017 11:05 p.m.

IQuarent says... #23

Cards that stood out to me:

Scab-Clan Berserker. Without the Renown, it's completely useless.

Eidolon of the Great Revel. I've never understood the use of this card in decks with a curve this low; you'll be dealing so much damage to yourself that it doesn't seem worth it. Then again, I've almost never seen this card in practice, so I could easily be wrong.

Burning Earth. Redundant and over-costed. It's also a nombo with your Magus of the Moon/Blood Moon. I think almost anything would be better than this.

Devastating Summons. I assume the point is to make two 1/1s for 1? That's decent, but if that's not why it's here, personally I would cut it. Aiming for big elementals with this card rarely pays off.

Shivan Harvest. Does this card really belong in a deck with two Blood Moon effects and Price of Progress? That's up to you.

When you have those copy spells, don't be afraid to be aggressive with them. If you have the mana to copy a Dragon Fodder, you absolutely can. Copy spells are a lot better with cards with X in their cost, speaking of which... Sudden Demise. This card should be in every mono-red EDH deck. It's incredibly useful.

Also, where is Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle? It wins games by itself, and it certainly pushed the damage farther.

Skullcrack is really good. Not much more to say than that, just be careful if you're relying on an Glacial Chasm because it becomes nullified once Skullcrack Resolves.

July 10, 2017 3:49 a.m.

IQuarent says... #24

Also, Sizzle and Fanatic of Mogis could both find a place here. Especially the latter considering how many enchantments are in the deck.

Chandra, Flamecaller is in my mono-red deck and I love her. Here, her plus nets 10 damage instead of 6, and I don't think I have to explain how handy that 0 is, especially with Scroll Rack.

Random other cards: Mind's Eye, Gauntlet of Power

July 10, 2017 3:57 a.m.

Matrixxx999 says... #25


Scab-Clan Berserker is probably worse then Eidolon of the Great Revel and Harsh Mentor and his Renown ability is the drawback it is true, but still he can stop (or hurt prety much) an any fast combo deck (especialy storm decks). In early game, this creature can become renown very easy, especialy considering that it has haste. In late game... well, as this decks builder said: "Burn them fast or die bright!" :P. I think this card is just corresponds to the general philosophy of the deck. But I have to admit that some time ago I cut this guy out of my Grenzo deck after some testing. But if AlmightyTentacle will decide to cut this card, then I would suggest to swap it for Viashino Heretic, Kari Zev, Skyship Raider or Mindsparker.

Eidolon of the Great Revel is a very good card (especialy in burn strategy and especialy in multiplayer), the goal of using such (sometime suicidal) damage dealers is to create the conditions under which You are losing life, but Your opponents losing MUCH MORE! Its like playing with Pestilence. Actualy for this reason I would like to suggest cards like Rolling Earthquake or Earthquake.

Can't say confidently about Burning Earth, cuz I never played with this card, but from what I see I can tell that this card can punish decks that realy greedy for mana, for example it can shut down or slow down some infinite mana combos (Peregrine Drake, Palinchron and infinite High Tide combos say hellow!). But for me it seems like it is to slow spell, but I may be wrong.

Never seen befor this card - Devastating Summons, pretty interesting. For sure I would create two 0/0 tokens and punch for 4 in each opponents face. Actualy this card could create triggers not just fo ETB but for LTB too: (6/15/2010: You may sacrifice zero lands as you cast Devastating Summons. If you do, youll put two 0/0 creature tokens onto the battlefield as the spell resolves. Unless some effect (such as the one from Glorious Anthem) is boosting their toughness, theyll be put into the graveyard as a state-based action. Abilities that trigger when a creature enters the battlefield will trigger, as will those that trigger when a creature leaves the battlefield.). And all this for 1 red mana, pretty juicy.

I have to agree with AlmightyTentacle about copy spells. Unfortunately You can't be aggresive with copy spells in Your hand when there is nothing to copy. In the deck like this one copy spells will be dead draw very often. And You will have to rely on the opponents spells, which is pretty situational I think.

Also, Sudden Demise is a graet spell, don't understand why I didn't see it befor! Need to test it in my Grenzo deck. :)

July 10, 2017 9:53 a.m.

IQuarent first of all TYVM for all your suggestions and comments! I really appreciate it!

I was lucky enough that Matrixxx999 almost answered on all your suggestions for me and I fully agree with him.

Here's what I can add:

IQuarentsays... "Burning Earth. Redundant and over-costed. It's also a nombo with your Magus of the Moon/Blood Moon. I think almost anything would be better than this."

(3/14/2017: Blood Moons effect doesnt affect names or supertypes. It wont turn any land into a basic land or remove the legendary supertype from a legendary land, and the lands wont be named Mountain.)

I dont quite see nombo here cuz Burning Earth still punish my opponents for tapping nonbasic lands for mana, but redundantcy maybe. This deck still in testing regime Burning Earth is one of the cards that can be dropped out in the future.

Shivan Harvest - Moon & Magus as was mentioned before doesnt change land type for basic so Shivan work perfectly. Plus when first two are on the battlefield they become primary targets for removals (unlike Shivan) and mostly they just buy us some time.

Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle - was in the maybeboard, I try to avoid using lands that enters the battlefield tapped, but honestly I like this card plus it's fit great in deck strategy!

Chandra, Flamecaller - not bad but I prefere not to overload my deck with planeswalkers, and Chandra, Torch of Defiance fit more to my game style.

Skullcrack & Sizzle - is too weak in EDH for one time use spells imho.

Fanatic of Mogis - nice card and can actually be good here. I need to give it a try.

Mind's Eye & Gauntlet of Power - too mana heavy artifacts and as with the case of planeswalkers and dont want to overload my deck with them. Btw Gauntlet works bad with Skullclamp.

Matrixxx999 Thx for helping out :-P

Viashino Heretic - nice creature, fit in deck strategy as well, one minus its need to tapp as activation cost. But I will consider this one.

Mindsparker - was in my maybeboard sure it will play nice against your main deck my friend ;-P

Rolling Earthquake - love it! need it! and I just dont know how I missed it! XD

July 10, 2017 6:23 p.m.

FINALLY! An EDH deck I can stand in solidarity with!

July 13, 2017 6:24 a.m.

Have you thought about running Gratuitous Violence instead of Furnace of Rath.

July 16, 2017 6:09 p.m.
July 16, 2017 6:18 p.m.

EDHTest says... #30

Hello! May I know which artist's alter is this? I'm very interested :D

July 19, 2017 5:26 a.m.

vishnarg says... #31

Please add this to the deck description??? HAIL STALIN

July 19, 2017 8:29 a.m.


Artist - Eric Klug (

July 19, 2017 5:11 p.m.

IQuarent says... #33

Chandra, Flamecaller is so good that I think you should find room for it anyway. I would recommend taking out Reforge the Soul. I can assure you the miracle never happens when you need it to, and casting it for 5 was something I almost never did in my mono-red deck until the day it was cut for something else.

I still think Scab-Clan Berserker isn't worth it. "This is great if it gets through and then also stays on the board" is far too much to ask in my opinion.

July 22, 2017 6 a.m.

pizzagod13 says... #34

0/10 on flavor doesn't play Scorched Earth

With that out of the way the deck looks nice

July 22, 2017 3:19 p.m.

pizzagod13 says... #35

Sorry for double post, but, I didn't see Firecat Blitz in the deck. It's too disgusting to not play

July 22, 2017 3:35 p.m.

KongMing says... #36

I think I'm doing it wrong - I keep getting stuck on Step 1 over and over again. @.@

July 22, 2017 4:32 p.m.


Chandra, Flamecaller - you are so persistent mate that I will think about adding it in, just need to buy myself one and test it out.


I supose you broke the sequence somewhere so pity to say but you are damned to run first step over and over again! ;-P


Firecat Blitz - I try to avoid using non goblin token producers cuz they doesnt work with Skirk Prospector. Plus Tempt with Vengeance is plain better it cost less, tokens doesnt remove from the game at end of turn that gives us more opportunities to sacrifice them by Ashnod's Altar, Phyrexian Altar or Shivan Harvest.

July 23, 2017 6:09 p.m.

pizzagod13 says... #38

The point of blitz isn't to make tokens. Say you have six lands and a damage doubler plus your commander. Fire cat blitz x 2, deals 8 damage. Then pay 2 red and sac six lands that's 24 more damage. That's 32 damage with only six lands to all opponents. But it's your deck so it's up 2 u.

July 23, 2017 8:04 p.m.

pizzagod13 says... #39

Again sorry for double post. What I'm trying to say is that it is meant to be a finisher not a token producer.

July 23, 2017 8:07 p.m.

Tyvm for explanation pizzagod13 so now I get your point mate! Just need to make room for Firecat Blitz and test it out.

July 23, 2017 8:26 p.m.

pizzagod13 says... #41

Firebrand Archer, Scab-Clan Berserker, don't really do much so those are what I would suggest removing.

July 23, 2017 8:36 p.m.

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