Grinning Ignus

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

Grinning Ignus

Creature — Elemental

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

Hybrow on Purphoros, God of Tokens

1 month 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.

StopShot on Mono Red infinite combos???

2 months ago

Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip + Hazoret's Monument + Grinning Ignus

Someone already mentioned a variation of this, but with these three cards you can generate infinite colorless mana and draw as many cards as you need. (You'll also have a free red mana floating at any given point in time.) You then draw into your wincon which will be either Cogwork Assembler, Comet Storm, Conflagrate, Fireball, Meteor Shower or Walking Ballista.

You could also make Blasting Station, Fiery Bombardment, Goblin Bombardment, Makeshift Munitions, Mask of Immolation, Mortarpod or Weaponize the Monsters a wincon here. With your infinite colorless mana you could just cast your commander, sacrifice her to deal a damage and then recast and repeat. Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip will refund whatever red mana you spend throughout any of these processes.

AstroAA on Mono Red infinite combos???

2 months ago

I'm partial to the opinion of if you cannot keep up with the game, bring the game to a screeching halt. I'd go the opposite direction if speed is your problem - Winter Orb, Blood Moon, Tectonic Instability, etc. Now, the main problem with going this way is Zada, Hedron Grinder does not really give you anything to benefit with this line of play; you'd need to swap your commander entirely.

If you did want to keep on the combo route, as jaymc1130 said, Cloudstone Curio is one of the best enablers in the entirety of Magic, and Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip is just a super strong card; both her front side and her backside. From here, it all depends on what you want to do.

By far probably the easiest creature to abuse in mono-red is Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker. Splinter Twin, Zealous Conscripts, Lightning Crafter, and Worldgorger Dragon are all good methods of abusing him. However, you'd need sac outlets, such as Goblin Bombardment, Goblin Sharpshooter, Blasting Station, Ashnod's Altar, or Phyrexian Altar for a max payout - albeit in a combo deck you'd ideally already be running most of if not all of them.

If you wanted to focus more on instants and sorceries, cards like Runaway Steam-Kin and Grinning Ignus with the aforementioned Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip. From here though, your line of play is going to be more storm-esque - not really infinite and there is a decent chance of fizzling out. Aetherflux Reservoir is really good though for a more storm-based approach win-con though and can make the playstyle win rather easily.

Personally, if you wanted to play combo, I'd swap the commander. In mono-red, I think the best combo commander is either Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip (albeit with a more storm-esque approach as previously mentioned) simply due to having easy access to her, or Bosh, Iron Golem because he can easily win at instant speed, although he requires a fair amount of setup time in order to do so, and if speed is what you desire then he probably won't be of much use.

EDIT: I forgot to mention Godo, Bandit Warlord. He is without a doubt the strongest mono-red commander because he just wins on the spot with Helm of the Host. He's a cEDH general for a reason, but having only one win-con is kinda boring in my opinion.

Zakath on Gooblins part 3

3 months ago

Just realized that Grinning Ignus and Hazoret's Monument is infinite colourless mana.

Zakath on Gooblins part 3

3 months ago

Grinning Ignus + Runaway Steam-Kin = infinite mana
With Purphoros, God of the Forge or Warstorm Surge = painful way to win
With Altar of the Brood = disgusting way to win
With Hazoret's Monument = lets you find your other wincon if needed

Just a thought on a few combos I found

Hybrow on Purphoros

4 months ago

Love seeing another Purphoros, God of the Forge deck.. It is by far my favorite deck to play when we want quick games.. either they die, or they all target me.. Either way fast games. The Fat Red Line - Purphoros EDH is mine

Couple small recommendations

--ADDS--

Dwarven Mine - it's a free creature.. and 99% of the time comes into play untapped...

Runaway Steam-Kin - its extra mana, and combos with Grinning Ignus. If you get both out and have 3 free mana, it then is unlimited ETBs for Ignus.

Valakut Awakening  Flip - could easily go in place of a mountain, if you have it in opening hand, use it as mana, otherwise its a filter/card draw

Loyal Apprentice - 2 mana for AT LEAST 2 ETBs. And gives you a handy blocker every turn she lives

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--Potential Removals--

Hammer of Purphoros unless you end up attacking alot, its probably not worth the slot

Chandra, Flamecaller - too high a CMC for potentially only 2 ETBs.

Myr Battlesphere - 5 ETBs seems nice, but have found that its a dead card in my hand cause I dont have the mana, for 7 CMC, i am usually dead before i have a chance to cast it.

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Good luck with the build, Love it.

multimedia on Feather, Tactician and Savior (Budget)

4 months ago

Hey, well done budget version of Feather that's less than $50 and nice WIP primer.

Consider adding some budget stables of Commander?

Adding a few other mana rocks can help with color fixing since 30x basic lands is a lot, you're not getting much color fixing from lands. More repeatable treasure sources are another way to ramp/color fix.


Dreadhorde Arcanist and Mavinda, Students' Advocate are excellent if you're having to discard instants/sorceries due to hand size. These budget creatures let you cast instants/sorceries from your graveyard and if you control Feather then you get to exile the spell before it goes back to the graveyard. Out of the three options to have no max hand size only Reliquary Tower is good because it's a land. The other two are not worth a card spot just for no max hand size.

With such a low budget dual lands are most difficult to fit in, but there's some other options to consider to cut some basic lands.

If you're playing Sunforger then Mistveil Plains is a land to consider since it lets you keep casting the same instants with Sunforger.


If you want to add budget infinite win condition combos then Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip can be an enabler for many and I only suggest these because you already have Birgi. Dualcaster Mage can also be an enabler.

Grinning Ignus can also infinite combo without Birgi. Ignus + Runaway + Liege or Tremors = infinite damage to each opponent.

Dualcaster Mage combos with Heat Shimmer or Twinflame to create infinite hasty attacking Dualcasters. Dualcaster + Shimmer + Liege or Tremors = infinite damage to each opponent.

Out of all of these cards Balefire Liege is powerful with the Feather strategy: +2/+2 for Feather, source of repeatable burn at opponents, source of repeatable life gain and can be an infinite combo piece.

Heat Shimmer has interaction with Feather to come back to your hand if you copy your own creature. Shimmer can also copy an opponent's creature which can be helpful in multiplayer Commander and it has nice interaction with Mavinda, Students' Advocate who can get it back for Feather to exile. Grapeshot also has interaction with Feather because you can change the target of the storm copies. For this interaction to work however you must target a creature you control with the original Grapeshot for 1 damage then change the target for each storm copy.

Good luck with your deck.

king-saproling on Mono Red 4.0

4 months ago

Purphoros is a really strong choice for a commander. Personally I would take advantage of his ability by running more token generating cards. These would be my swaps:

Flame Spill -> Elemental Mastery
Expedition Map -> Mind Stone (Mind Stone gets Purphoros out faster)
Archwing Dragon -> Chancellor of the Forge
Red Elemental Blast -> Firecat Blitz
Drakuseth, Maw of Flames -> Neheb, the Eternal
Bombard -> Tempt with Vengeance
Dragon's Approach -> Thatcher Revolt
Moltne Influence -> Rally the Horde
Lambholt Raconteur -> Tilonalli's Summoner
Arclight Phoenix -> Warchief Giant
Greater Gargadon -> Norin the Wary
Fling -> Hordeling Outburst
Staggershock -> Mogg War Marshal
Captivating Crew -> Grinning Ignus
Bloodsworn Steward -> Torbran, Thane of Red Fell
Cleansing Screech -> Panharmonicon

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