Legendary Enchantment Creature — God
As long as your devotion to red is less than five, Purphoros isn't a creature.
Other creatures you control have haste.
: You may put a red creature card or an artifact creature card from your hand onto the battlefield. Sacrifice it at the beginning of the next end step.
|Have (3)||jecder , orzhov_is_relatively_okay819 , gildan_bladeborn|
Combos Browse all
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Recommendations View more recommendations
Latest Decks as Commander
Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded Discussion
2 weeks ago
A few cards that could be great for your deck are : Dragon Tempest is an extra Scourge of Valkas that gives all your dragons haste too. Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded is another haste enabler with added utility. Molten Echoes , Reflections of Littjara and Sunbird's Invocation can get you a lot of extra value just for playing dragons
A kicked Rite of Replication on Scourge of Valkas or Terror of the Peaks will end most games if you’re into ‘I win’ plays. Sakashima's Will or Kindred Charge are jankier ways that will get you most of the way there
1 month ago
1 month ago
3 months ago
Repetition is key to success, in all things in life. This is true with financing, learning a new skill like playing a guitar, pulling oneself out of depression, and yes winning in MTG.
The more reliable of a deck you have, the easier you will win. Reliability can often be found in using repetition. If you have multiple copies of similarly-functioning cards, the likelihood of at least drawing into one of them throughout the course of the game greatly increases - and your potency exponentiates as you get more and more online.
For example, in my Lathliss deck I have many, many cards that do ETB damage effects;
- Impact Tremors
- Dragon Tempest
- Scourge of Valkas
- Terror of the Peaks
- Purphoros, God of the Forge
- Warstorm Surge
I also have many, many cards that all enable haste;
- Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded
- Hammer of Purphoros
- Zariel, Archduke of Avernus
- Hanweir Battlements Meld
- Thespian's Stage which can copy Battlements
- Vesuva, which can also copy Battlements
- And Dragon Tempest which has nice overlap between these two
My point is, having repetition in decks is a great way to ensure your deck functions the way it should, at all times. Is Greed strictly worse than Necropotence? Sure. But is having a second drawable engine a good idea? Yes.
I think it's fine. If it's budget and that's what you can afford without proxies, keep it. If you can afford Necropotence, put that in instead. But if you can make room for both, or even a few more, go for it.
Even if you only get 1 card off of Greed per rotation of the table, because you leave a single pip of open at all times just in case, that's still a lot of advantage.
Consider it in this regards: The very first time you activate Greed, it effectively becomes a Cantrip - It replaced itself in your hand. Every moment thereafter is gravy. With just one activation per rotation of the table, you effectively double your draw:
- Draw step
Dragon Tempest is strictly better than Impact Tremors, but being able to hit 1 damage to each opponent over-and-over-and-over-and-over-and-over again, it all adds up. Nobody's laughing when Impact Tremors dishes out 10 damage to three opponents - a total of 30 damage over the table. That is a HUGE, heh well, impact.
I'd say keep it. It does more good than you might think ;)
4 months ago
My general strategy is to have more spells than the table has removal. I don't worry about one or two people holding up a counterspell or a path to exile. Similarly, I tend to not worry about their plays either.
I get my stuff out faster than the rest of the table, then overwhelm with a force they can't hope to stop.
This tends to make all of my decks very heavily reliant on combat damage and combat tricks, but there are ways to mix that up. In my aforementioned Lathliss deck, I have a bit of cruel control such as with Mudslide and Citadel of Pain, as well as Blood Moon and some others.
Then I passively create damage via Chandra, Awakened Inferno, Impact Tremors, Dragon Tempest, Warstorm Surge, Scourge of Valkas, Terror of the Peaks, Purphoros, God of the Forge and more. Also Sarkhan the Masterless
I can cheat via Sunbird's Invocation, Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast and Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded - who also serves as a haste enabler on top of like the six other haste enablers in the deck. Oh and Spinerock Knoll.
...it's like a $1,000 deck... For a $4 Commander, lol
4 months ago
KBK7101 Thanks for the ideas! I have crashing drawbridge in another deck, this one I have Rhythm of the Wild to help with that along with Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded. Reflecting Pool is awesome, and if not for the $30, would probably be in there. I luckily live in the Japan market, so I have got a lot of these in Japanese for a fraction of the cost. For example, Atraxa, Praetors' Voice is a $20 card US, in JP less than $6. So I am a bit budget conscious, even though this looks like a $500 deck, its closer to $250 in actual cost. The Dryad is awesome for sure, and $8 on one of the JP sites I use to order cards. Just not sure which creature I would change out, that always becomes the hardest part to keep the synergy while added important things like ramp. Thanks again for the suggestions!
5 months ago
Might I recommend going for haste instead then? Things like Anger, Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded, Fervor, and Hammer of Purphoros are some options. Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves for your commander specifically.
These allow you to immediately trigger dethrone over and over again as you aggressively attack into your opponents. Then you can drop your own board wipes and not care because most or all of your things come back.
5 months ago
I'd take Ilharg, the Raze-Boar out because he doesn't synergize well with titans since their annihilation only triggers on the attack step which is omitted when putting them out with the boar. They already enter attacking, so there is no attack step.
Same with Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded. He works with Blightsteel, but no other creature in your list is an artifact or red.
You could add Serra's Emissary and choose "Creature" which effectively gives all your creatures unblockable.