Porphyry Nodes

Porphyry Nodes


At the beginning of your upkeep, destroy the creature with the least power. It can't be regenerated. If two or more creatures are tied for least power, you choose one of them.

When there are no creatures in play, sacrifice Porphyry Nodes.

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Porphyry Nodes Discussion

zapyourtumor on Nayan Apocalypse **Primer**

2 months ago

+1 Porphyry Nodes one of my favorite white cards in the game

wallisface on Giselabarbs

4 months ago

Some thoughts to help lower the curve:

  • a playset of Path to Exile will help you get survive early aggression.

  • you probably should run a playset of Ghostly Prison , as well as Porphyry Nodes .

  • A playset of Wall of Omens would also help you out a ton to draw through your deck while also blocking

  • Try finding some lower cmc angels. Recent sets have provided a few nice lower-costing options.

  • you want to be running at least 24-25 lands. And, if you’re stalling the game out for angels, while your angels can get away a bit more with being high cmc, your stall cards can’t (cause otherwise they’re not helping stall). Try avoid playing anything 4cmc or above that isn’t an angel.

Jackfrost23 on

6 months ago

That is a great removal spell (especially for the price), but I'm not sure I need more early game removal. I already have Path to Exile, Porphyry Nodes and Shatter the Sky for the midgame. On top of that Worship means I don't have to worry about combat damage. I think I should probably be more worried about fast combo. I was thinking of possibly adding Mana Tithe to help with that and prevent my gideons from opposing Path to Exile.

ehuez on

7 months ago

Dear Jackfrost23,

you are completely wrong about the rules of Porphyry Nodes and Worldslayer.

Worldslayer destroys everything on the battlefield (except itself and of course indestructible pernaments). It destroys both yours and opponents pernaments which includes lands, creatures, enchantments, artifacts and planeswalkers.

Porphyry Nodes does NOT target creatures at all. It CAN choose inderstructible creature but it does not destroy it. It can and it will destroy Sylvan Caryatid, Birds of Paradise, Stonehewer Giant, Adanto Vanguard (if you do not choose to pay 4 life to give it indestructible), if it is a creature with the least power on the battlefield during its trigger.

Rules for this card:

15.7.2006 This card’s ability is not targeted, so even untargetable creatures or those with Protection can be chosen.

1.2.2007 This is the timeshifted version of Drop of Honey.

1.7.2013 If the creature with the least power has indestructible, the ability does nothing.

1.7.2013 If there are multiple creatures tied for least power and some but not all of them have indestructible, the ones with indestructible can’t be chosen.

ChosenLegacy on Doom Foretold [Modern]

7 months ago

Appreciate your comment Balaam__! I don't think the Cartouches offer enough viability to see usage in modern, and in saying that, perhaps Trial of Ambition is just a worse Porphyry Nodes. Trial of Ambition is here as something to do on the early turns while also being the most valuable fodder to sacrifice to Doom Foretold. Starfield of Nyx is the way we'd be getting it back each upkeep, but typically, I think it'd almost always be better to return Doom Foretold with Starfield.

Jackfrost23 on

7 months ago

You are totally right Balaam__. I think the best solution to this problem would be adding some swords (Sword of Light and Shadow etc.) or maybe Spellskite? I'm not sure what to cut though. I could also scrap the whole Worldslayer/Porphyry Nodes plan and use hexproof creatures instead. What do you think?

zapyourtumor on Kefnet The Equiped

10 months ago

The deck does seem a bit all over the place though. I'm not really seeing the synergy between Kefnet the Mindful and equipment? Why is stacking equipments on kefnet good besides the fact that it has indestructible? Plus, what do you do if your hand has less than seven cards? (which will happen a lot) This makes all ur stuff on kefnet useless if it cant attack or block.

Porphyry Nodes is one of my favorite cards, but here it'll just kill off ur PP (haha funny yes) which we sort of want to keep on the battlefield as a draw engine. Not sure why there's 4x Fact or Fiction either.

You should probably include some spot removal like Path to Exile. Budget option is Condemn. Some sweepers better than fumigate are Wrath of God and Day of Judgment.

Problem with equipment on a budget is that most of the only decent equipments (Batterskull, enemy-colored mirrodin swords like Sword of Feast and Famine, Sword of Fire and Ice etc) are all expensive and basically only work well with stuff like Stoneforge Mystic. If you're leaning into the Puresteel Paladin 0 equip cost, you can run stuff like Colossus Hammer. Dunno

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