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Purphoros, God of Tokens

Commander / EDH Aggro Mono-Red Tokens





Suggestions and comments welcome.



rcampos33 says... #1

Dude. Play tears of rage

October 13, 2015 12:25 p.m.

simonstur says... #2

Mogg Infestation and Snake Basket are must haves in this deck.

October 19, 2015 10:12 p.m.

Romer says... #3

Oh totally simonstur, Mogg Infestation and Snake Basket are going in as soon as I can find them for sale/trade.

October 22, 2015 10:50 a.m.

Rorschach says... #4

Maybe add Curse of Bloodletting for faster finishing ?

January 23, 2016 12:29 p.m.

Splinter twin or kiki-jiki paired with zealous conscripts is an infinite combo, also heat shimmer can pair into an infinite combo with zealous or dualcaster Mage.

June 21, 2016 12:29 a.m.

Romer says... #6

Good calls Chandra_Ablaze_it_420 I need to pick up a Zealous Conscripts and Splinter Twin for those combos.

I like your idea Rorschach, but I find this deck does wonders in multiplayer battles and Curse of Bloodletting will only help against a single opponent. Think I'll pass on it for now.

September 10, 2016 8:14 p.m.

Mister_Monday says... #7

Looks like a great deck!

Myr Battlesphere produces a sizable amount of tokens at once; or is its mana cost too high for this deck?

Also, have you considered Dictate of the Twin Gods at all? Its global effect could be off-putting, but its Flash could let you take advantage of it first to finish off a game more quickly.

September 10, 2016 10:30 p.m.

iAzire says... #8

Panharmonicon from Kaladesh releasing in a couple weeks is an auto include in this deck.

September 11, 2016 4:07 a.m.

freakingShane says... #9

I recommend lowering your avg. CMC and letting this go bananas by turn 4, 5, or 6. One card, specifically, that could help is Mogg War Marshal. Replace him for Goblin Marshal. You get 2 less goblins, but are saving 2/3 of the mana for that switch alone.

At worst, Mogg War Marshal is another Krenko's Command or Dragon Fodder. I would just try to keep your CMC in mind, and try to play as efficiently and fast as possible.

You are more than welcome to look into my Purphoros, Forger of Goblins deck, and/or ask me any questions! I am always willing to help!

September 12, 2016 4:26 p.m.

Romer says... #10

@ freakingShane: Agreed, lowering the CMC is the way to go. This deck is racing to kill everyone before they can stop it. Appreciate the suggestion of cutting expensive Goblin Marshal for Mogg War Marshal - Imma do it this weekend. Think I'll also replace Scour from Existence with Bonfire of the Damned.

You're right iAzire, Panharmonicon is bonkers in this deck. In fact, I added the card to Tapped Out when it was spoiled just so I could add it to this deck ;)

@ Mister_Monday: I considered Myr Battlesphere but I think the CMC's a bit high for what I'm going for. When I first made this deck I ran Dictate of the Twin Gods but I found I never played it. It seems like a great surprise finisher but I was always waiting for just the right moment and it was typically just a dead card in my hand I was hesitant to play.

September 16, 2016 2:01 p.m.

freakingShane says... #11

Great call on replacing Scour from Existence. Don't get me wrong, a target exile that can be played in mono-red is nice, but 7 is steep to pay.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me! :)

September 16, 2016 3:51 p.m.

Romer says... #12

Thanks for the tips freakingShane. After some more tweaking, I've got the CMC down to 3.08 - pretty good with all the ramp I've included. Doesn't quite match your 2.76 but who can? ;)

September 18, 2016 2:17 a.m.

freakingShane says... #13

Haha, that's still really good! Honestly, that 3 flat area is the gold area, so you should be proud! Get ready to smoke your opponents and show them who's boss. :D

September 18, 2016 12:46 p.m.

Icilio says... #14

Any chance of using Pyromancer's Goggles to double up on red token generators? And a little extra mana, too.

September 18, 2016 8:32 p.m.

Romer says... #15

Oooh, now that's interesting Icilio. I've got 19 instants and sorceries that Pyromancer's Goggles could potentially copy. It's just a bit expensive (to cast) and I'm aiming to lower my average CMC at the moment. I'll definitely keep it in mind going forward though.

September 24, 2016 4:33 p.m.

xJonahSlayerx says... #16

The problem is you need some protection and/or removal/board wipes. Anyone have any ideas how to achieve this?

November 9, 2017 5:04 p.m.

xJonahSlayerx says... #17

Also any more good draws in red?

November 9, 2017 5:24 p.m.

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Date added 2 years
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Key combos

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.01
Tokens 2/2 Spawn, 1/1 Thopter, 1/1 Elemental, 1/1 Goblin, 3/3 Beast, 1/1 Snake, 0/1 Eldrazi Spawn, 6/6 Dragon, 0/1 Kobold, 1/1 Eldrazi Scion, 1/1 Elemental Cat
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-1 Druidic Satchel main
-1 Smoldering Crater main
-1 Heat Shimmer main
-1 Caged Sun main
-1 Ghirapur Orrery main
+1 Emrakul's Hatcher main
-1 Coldsteel Heart main
-1 Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker main
+1 Pia and Kiran Nalaar main
-1 Panharmonicon main
+1 Chandra, Flamecaller main
-1 Goblin Warchief main
-1 Forgotten Cave main
-1 Dualcaster Mage main
+1 Warping Wail main
+1 Dualcaster Mage main
+1 Increasing Vengeance main
-1 Flamekin Village main
-1 Commander's Sphere main
+1 Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker main
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