Purphoros, God of the Forge

Purphoros, God of the Forge

Legendary Enchantment Creature — God

Indestructible

As long as your devotion to red is less than five, Purphoros isn't a creature.

Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, Purphoros deals 2 damage to each opponent.

: Creatures you control get +1/+0 until end of turn.

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Purphoros, God of the Forge Discussion

Last_Laugh on Society of Darkest Night

3 days ago

Purphoros, God of the Forge makes every vamp you cast dome all your opponents for 4. This non-combat reach is typically needed to finish 3 opponents off in my experience.

Scapegoat doubles as an anti-wrath card that helps pseudo dodge tuck, exile, -X-X, sac, etc. type boardwipes and it's a finisher with Purphoros out. I'd rather sac a token and eat a personal Evacuation than end up with no board or hand. Also, no one sees 1 white mana open as anything other than path/swords mana... not an answer to a boardwipe, so you can appear to "overextend" to actually bait boardwipes.

Ur-Fan on Ur-Dragon's Multiverse Onslaught | *PRIMER*

1 week ago

Hi, MattN7498. First of all, Sorry, I've accidentally posted the same message as below on your wall, but I didn't want to( How can I remove it?

Your Ur-Dragon deck is fantastic! I've been here for up to 3 years and created this account only to thank You. I was created Ur-Drgagon deck too, and your deck showed me, that all of my driends, who said that Ur-Dragon couldn't be enough powerfull, where wrong. Now my deck becoming a complete copy(I didn't have fetch-lands and triomes yet, but I'm working out of that ^-^). Can I ask you for some help? I saw that you tried to put on Whip of Erebos , but finalu cut it out. Should I use a Shadowspear in my Ur-Dragon? I've got some opponents with indistructible creatures like Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger , Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre , Purphoros, God of the Forge , Ormendahl, Profane Prince and some others. Furthermore, with dragons like Drakuseth, Maw of Flames , Terror of the Peaks , Atarka, World Render and some others it may help you to gain tones of life! ...But did you test it? How your Ur-Dragon may smash, for ecample, opponents with God-tribal decks? Thank you, have a good day! Best wishes, Ur-Fan.

Ur-Fan on MattN7498

1 week ago

Hi, MattN7498. Your Ur-Dragon deck is fantastic! I've been here for up to 3 years and created this account only to thank You. I was created Ur-Drgagon deck too, and your deck showed me, that all of my driends, who said that Ur-Dragon couldn't be enough powerfull, where wrong. Now my deck becoming a complete copy(I didn't have fetch-lands and triomes yet, but I'm working out of that ^-^). Can I ask you for some help? I saw that you tried to put on Whip of Erebos , but finalu cut it out. Should I use a Shadowspear in my Ur-Dragon? I've got some opponents with indistructible creatures like Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger , Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre , Purphoros, God of the Forge , Ormendahl, Profane Prince and some others. Furthermore, with dragons like Drakuseth, Maw of Flames , Terror of the Peaks , Atarka, World Render and some others it may help you to gain tones of life! ...But did you test it? How your Ur-Dragon may smash, for ecample, opponents with God-tribal decks? Thank you, have a good day!

LetterLeach on Big Instant/Sorceries to Copy?

3 weeks ago

Elf ball with blue? Clone Legion targeting self, your legendarys triggers etb then get sacrificed. note that they "see" each other entering the battlefield so if for instance you only have 4 legendary creatures one is Purphoros, God of the Forge , the original "sees" all 4 enter, and the copy "sees" the other 3 enter, the abilities go on the stack and you have to pick one each, then deal a total of 14 damage to your opponents!

enpc on Expanding on a new format …

1 month ago

Being able to count the back of cards definitely does help to alleviate to an extent, however there are still a lot of hoops that you have to jump through. And it means that everybody has to spend the firt 10 minutes of every game checking that a person's deck fulfils the requirements. Formats like commander lep you show your commande and go. And it's pretty easy to see if somebody has made a deckbuilding goof.

Additionally, commanders like Najeela, the Blade-Blossom get stupid good, as she has immediate access to stuff like Skullclamp , Bow of Nylea , Purphoros, God of the Forge , Liliana Vess (to assemble an infinite combo piece) as well as some othe goodies. And yet she can still comply with the comabt requirement. And yes, yo ucan just ban her, but now we are adding more and more cards to banlists. Also, what about things like The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale ? that can now be played turn 1.

Overly complicated rules that have to be jumped through from step 0 is what really turns people off to the game. While MtG is fullof complex rules and interactions, you can pretty easily explain enough basic rules to players that they can start a game from nothing and have a good time. I just don't think that this is achieveable here - there's just too much complexity.

And while your playgroup might be fine with it all, remember that your group has had a long time to develop and understand it. But just dumping out a bunch of complicated (or super wordy) rulings is not going to help get traction in the community. Think about commander and how quickly yo ucna explain the basic rules to somebody so they get the idea of what they need to do. That's more what you should be aiming for.

Heliogabale on Feather, Jank Redeemed

1 month ago

This deck does look very fun to play, always having options and hinged on a delicate balance of triggers.

Your mana base could really use an upgrade. I would lose the lands that come into play tapped, especially Boros Garrison, and replace them with what you have or can afford: Command Tower , Clifftop Retreat , Needleverge Pathway  Flip, Rugged Prairie , Spectator Seating , Sacred Foundry and Arid Mesa .

It seems like you would produce enough tokens to generate value for a Purphoros, God of the Forge . It would pair very well with Assemble the Legion, perhaps finally silencing the haters. ;)

Apostle's Blessing might be an worthwhile upgrade of Stave Off, allowing to protect your artifacts if needed.

I know Smothering Tithe is all the rage right now, but I would playtest Endless Horizons in this build. Setting 7 or 8 lands aside skims your deck and improves the quality of your draws, similar to Land Tax.

Hoping this inspired you

Neotrup on mystic reflection vs Purphoros, god …

1 month ago

If your devotion to red is less than 5, you'll ignore replacement effects like Mystic Reflection while Purphoros, God of the Forge is entering. Somewhat counterintuitively, you'll only look at permanents that already exist for this purpose, so of your devotion is 4, you'll ignore Mystic Reflection even though it will be a creature when it enters (and even trigger enter the battlefield abilities for being a creature).

QuirkyQU33FER on mystic reflection vs Purphoros, god …

1 month ago

can i use Mystic Reflection to change a Purphoros, God of the Forge into something else? not sure how this interaction works since Purphoros, God of the Forge isnt a creature when in enters but is one on the cast

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