Grinning Ignus

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Pre-release Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Standard Legal
Standard Brawl Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Grinning Ignus

Creature — Elemental

, Return Grinning Ignus to its owner's hand: Add . Activate this ability only at any time you could cast a sorcery.

DatShepTho on Animar's Wildlife Sanctuary

5 months ago

I have never heard of Grinning Ignus before and now I neeeed it!!!

leon_bulminot on Animar's Wildlife Sanctuary

5 months ago

Have you considered Grinning Ignus? Great card to rebuild Animar with if he gets removed. Could even add in Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip for free red mana. Plus, infinite combo. And using Vizier, you already would have an infinite mana combo with Grinning and Animar. Add in Urza, Lord High Artificer and now you cast your whole deck. Add in Altar of the Brood and you can just mill everyone and pass turn for wins.

In general though, Grinning Ignus should be an Animar staple. He rebuilds Animar so fas and lets himself be recast for almost free. Plus once Animar gets 2 counters, you start generating free colorless mana. Which, with Vizier, lets you start casting more things.

Also consider Ornithopter of Paradise. Same thing as Birds but it’s colorless so free casting with Animar and free counters.

leon_bulminot on Animar

5 months ago

Best card I’ve seen for Animar because one: it generates mana and paired with something like Vizier of the Menagerie, you go infinite with Animar.

Grinning Ignus. He is self explanatory with Animar. And even if you don’t have the ability to go infinite, make everything a Mountain and you can dump multiple counters on Animar each turn with him. Add in something like Altar of the Brood and now you are doing damage with him to decks.

Now if you want a game winning/play your entire deck Combo: Animar with 2 counters, Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip, Grinning Ignus, and Urza, Lord High Artificer. Animar and Birgi being down, bounce Grinning a million times. You’ll have more than enough mana to cast anything using colorless mana. That’s where Urza comes in with his 5 cost ability. Game over.

Now switch Urza out for Altar of the Brood. Milling wins. And even for someone playing Phyrexian Unlife, you still win.

Best part is if you don’t like the infinite combos, just add Grinning Ignus and leave Birgi and Vizier out. Without a way to generate red mana or use colorless mana as red mana, Grinning is great for rebuilding Animar when someone removes him.

Lhunthane on Birgi

1 year ago

Hey here is some thoughts I have on the deck. The comments are through the lens of trying to be very competitive.

With Birgi, the strongest win condition is storming out and clapping all of your opponent's cheeks in one fell swoop. The best way to achieve this is comboing out as opposed to going for a lot of chip damage. Chip damage by its very nature takes time and is hard to make work in a competitive meta (maybe in some form of stax it could work). Your deck list appears to have its foot in both doors which is fun and cool, but ultimately reduces the overall lethality of the deck.

The problem with mono-red as a top-tier EDH colour is that it is very limited in tutors, which makes it difficult to find your win conditions consistently. To overcome this, a player needs to put in a few win conditions and the ability to dig for them in the deck. You really are on the right track I think with all the cantrip and impulse draw spells. Dragon's Rage Channeler filters like a champ in this deck, and synergizes very well with Past in Flames and Underworld Breach

You have Grapeshot which is great, but if you were to also throw in an Aetherflux Reservoir and Manaform Hellkite you would be set up. Grinning Ignus with Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip gives you infinite storm. Add a Ruby Medallion to turn this into infinite mana, and a Impact Tremors or Altar of the Brood for an additional win con. Also quite funny with Sunbird's Invocation. You can tutor for the Ingus pretty reliably with Imperial Recruiter and Flamekin Harbinger.


So I realize this is turning into a small essay so I'll try to keep it a little briefer.

If you take the path of trying to combo, some cuts I'd make because they either are clunky, work towards a different win con, or just don't generate a ton of value are: Insurrection Captain Lannery Storm Quakebringer Toralf, God of Fury  Flip Blindblast Traitorous Blood Experimental Frenzy

If you are going to all-in commit to just combing off with ingus (which I think you should) also consider cutting: Sulfuric Vortex Stigma Lasher Solphim, Mayhem Dominus Torbran, Thane of Red Fell Mechanized Warfare

I can talk on and on and on about theory for this deck so just hit me up if you want more insight. You know what you're doing, so obviously ignore me if this "deck primer" doesn't suit you at all!

Andramalech on Ignacio's Firehouse Dubs

1 year ago

lcarl3035 I did detail in the description about my intentions to use 'Fire' as my word of choice, and there are a few ways to pop off.

In general, yes. Red Deck Wins is the goal. I use Purphoros, God of the Forge to nail infinite damage, and Grinning Ignus to help mitigate an infinite mana combo.

It boils down to a convoluted Burn deck, and I apologize if my notes didn't really help explain what the intent of the deck is.

Admittedly a passion project build, it may just be bad. That's always an option.

death_puppit18 on Jaxis Sacrifice, though tokens shall suffice

1 year ago

Battlemage's Bracers and Illusionist's Bracers are great for making double the tokens. Purphoros, God of the Forge is another great burn card. Torbran, Thane of Red Fell is great as well. You could maybe run Feldon of the Third Path as another similar card to Jaxis. Lastly, Grinning Ignus + Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip nets you infinite etbs as a win con.

CaptainKidd on Purph (Need Recommendations)

1 year ago

Tempt with Vengeance is a good X spell. Opponents will almost never copy it.

Cursed Mirror is a good value mana rock for red.

Grinning Ignus goes infinite with Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip and Purph

Check out my deck you can see my mana for mono red. Hyperbolic Genesis Chamber Norin

Hybrow on Purphoros, God of Tokens

2 years ago

if you have a spot for him, Runaway Steam-Kin combos with Grinning Ignus. if you can bounce Ingus 3 times, it puts three counters on Steam-Kin, which you can then remove to bounce Ingus 3 more times... rinse and repeat. I have only gotten it a handful of times in my purphy build, but as long as no one has a counterspell you are pretty good.

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