Purphoros EDH

Commander / EDH*

linkizzl Score: 3

meecht says... #1

Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle would be very useful.

Remove Dragon Fodder and Krenko's Command for Empty the Warrens and maybe Moggcatcher .

Burn at the Stake seems like a fun win-con with a field full of goblins, and you could use Recoup as a way to flash it back.

July 16, 2013 11:20 a.m.

linkizzl says... #2

I like Burn at the Stake , that seems like a good idea as well as Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle .

I don't plan on very frequently having a big storm fest with Empty the Warrens , but I will admit that it is generally better than both the cards you listed to replace it with. The only thing is I don't own Empty the Warrens but I do own Dragon Fodder and Krenko's Command , which is the main reason why they are listed. Although I think Empty the Warrens saw a reprint in Modern Masters so it shouldn't be too difficult to find... Thanks!

July 16, 2013 4:08 p.m.

meecht says... #3

You might be right about Empty the Warrens . Without a way to trigger a big storm, it might not be worth the slot. Another option would be Mogg Infestation .

Goblin Grenade would probably be underwhelming in EDH when everyone starts off with 40 life, unless you included some kind of damage doubler like Furnace of Rath or Curse of Bloodletting (for 1v1). You might be better off with the new Barrage of Expendables.

Barrage of Expendables
R, Sacrifice a creature: Barrage of Expendables deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

July 16, 2013 4:21 p.m.

linkizzl says... #4

I like those enchantments, I will try to get a copy of one, or all of them, and throw them into here. The main problem with goblins in EDH is that players start at 40, so it is hard to rush damage. It's fun, but rarely works how you plan, normally I would just end up forcing a board wipe. However with those enchantments, effectively each player starts at 20 life instead, which would greatly increase my chances of doing lethal before they can draw into a board wipe.


July 17, 2013 1:04 p.m.

smartone00 says... #5

Memnite Is free commander damage once Purphoros is on the board, additionally if you're going to try to swarm over your opponents with little dudes, you should not underestimate the power of battle cry creatures, such as Signal Pest , Goblin Wardriver , and Hero of Oxid Ridge . Don't forget that since you have so many goblins or goblin producing cards that Goblin Chieftain is a solid option. I'd suggest lowering your land count and adding more creatures with a low curve to take full advantage of every turn Purphoros stays on the board, such as Goblin Fireslinger , Goblin Arsonist , and Chandra's Phoenix (who can even come back when you burn and get an additional trigger on Purphoros!). Also, Burning Earth does stupid amounts of damage in EDH. Since you're mono red I'd add some Artifact hate as well, If you blow up a few essential early mana rocks in the first few turns, you'll be almost unstoppable. Into the Core has nice value.

September 24, 2013 12:36 a.m.

smartone00 says... #6

Oh yeah, you should also consider including things like Champion's Helm or Lightning Greaves to make common removal such as Swords to Plowshares , Path to Exile , Journey to Nowhere , or Oblivion Ring less viable answers.

September 24, 2013 12:43 a.m.

linkizzl says... #7

Ah good call! I completely forgot about protection from exile, I just thought he was untouchable with indestructible! Luckily since I have so many lands it is really easy for me to remove stuff.

September 24, 2013 6:19 a.m.

linkizzl says... #8

Oh and good call on battle cry! I have a modern goblins deck that runs off of battle cry very effectively, so I know the power that it can have. Plus since those creatures are mostly small drops, it is easy purphoros burn which is the main idea behind the deck. I added Shattering Spree for artifact removal

September 24, 2013 6:25 a.m.

Louie says... #9

I really like this deck!

Have you thought about Goblin Bombardment ? A fine answer to another players field wipe. With this one, or another sacc outlet, you can run several creatures without concern of having your general being exiled by creature removal.

September 24, 2013 11:37 a.m.

linkizzl says... #10

Thanks! I have not seen that card before but I like it! It's not quite as good as Tooth and Claw but I like how it can target players and players both so it can have its uses, in the deck it goes!

September 24, 2013 3:43 p.m.

smartone00 says... #11

just fyi, you may rather use Barrage of Expendables over goblin bombardment as it is more readily available. indeed it does cost one mana per creature, but in EDH that is less relevant.

September 27, 2013 5:03 p.m.

linkizzl says... #12

I think I like Goblin Bombardment better, but thanks for the suggestion. I don't see how it is more readily available, since bombardment only costs 2 mana, so I will never have trouble casting it, and since there is no activating cost other than the sac I can use it to completely wipe my field to finish off the opponent. Also, since there is no mana activation cost, it can do twice as much stupidity with Summoning Station and any of the Pentavus -similar creatures.

September 27, 2013 7:54 p.m.

smartone00 says... #13

When I said readily available I meant that Barrage of Expendables was printed recently whereas Goblin Bombardment is an older card so it could be harder to find.

September 28, 2013 12:16 p.m.

smartone00 says... #14

Oh, another thing you're gunna want to watch out for is Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite . If she resolves I don't think you can deal with her with any of the spells in your library, and she will kill most of the creatures in your deck as soon as they ETB. You will, however, obviously still get Purphoros's trigger to happen.

September 28, 2013 12:19 p.m.

linkizzl says... #15

Ah, I gotcha. I'm probably just going to place an order on TCG for this, so availability isn't really an issue. Elesh Norn will be a problem, but the original idea of this deck was to kill all opponents simultaneously without the need to attack just through Purphoros' trigger, so hopefully if and when she resolves the game will be close to a close anyways, red doesn't really have the best creature removal anyways, especially for things with large toughness like her. I'll just have to push through with purphoros.

September 28, 2013 2:37 p.m.

smartone00 says... #16

Okay, so my final suggestion is adding Kuldotha Rebirth . With Thopter Assembly and many other ways of dumping out artifacts, blowing up one and turning into three for a measly 1 red mana is definitely effective.

September 29, 2013 12:32 a.m.

linkizzl says... #17

Oh shit good call, I originally had that in the deck list but I didn't have enough artifacts to use it effectively, but it can definitely work now. Thanks!

September 29, 2013 12:44 a.m.

dacallright says... #18

only thing i can think of that would be fun for this deck is adding a sol ring so turn 2 he is down

October 15, 2013 2:06 a.m.

dacallright says... #19

oh also ogre battledriver, as well as because 3/1 goblins w haste sound fun then sac them to the the goblin bombardment for shenanigans

October 15, 2013 2:09 a.m.

linkizzl says... #20

Nice, in he goes! Thanks

October 15, 2013 2:15 a.m.

meecht says... #21

Needs a Kher Keep , maybe even Springjack Pasture . Genesis Chamber can help get extra value out of your creatures.

I highly recommend Norin the Wary over Signal Pest . Norin is almost unkillable and can easily rack up damage.

You have very few sorcery spells, so I don't think Young Pyromancer will be that great. I'd like to reiterate the suggestion of Mogg Infestation because it can be used to clear an opponent's board of troublesome creatures, or you can use it on yourself to get lots of triggers off Purphoros, God of the Forge .

October 15, 2013 8:29 a.m.

Igz says... #22

Just thought I'd let you know you can't use Snake Basket of Monkey Cage. You cannot use cards that produce permanents of a color that is not a color of your commander.

April 9, 2014 12:28 p.m.

meecht says... #23

That's incorrect. You cannot produce MANA of a color outside of your general's color identity, and you cannot use cards that have off-color mana symbols in their rules text (i.e. you can't use Bringer of the Red Dawn in a mono-red EDH deck).

You can produce off-color tokens if the generator is on-color.

April 9, 2014 1:39 p.m.

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