Purphoros, God of the Forge
Legendary Enchantment Creature — God
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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|Want (7)||Bigcockboy , laxrulz777 , Emerza , macapp , jcdmagic0 , iluvbacon610 , JohnTubaina|
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|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Mythic Rare|
|Secret Lair (SLD)||Mythic Rare|
|Theros (THS)||Mythic Rare|
Combos Browse all
- Marauding Raptor + Polyraptor + Purphoros, God of the Forge
- Norin the Wary + Purphoros, God of the Forge
- Grinning Ignus + Purphoros, God of the Forge
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Purphoros, God of the Forge occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.06%
Purphoros, God of the Forge Discussion
1 day ago
Not sure why you play all those wheel effects, but ok. If you add Mirror Entity and Runed Stalactite you would add 3 more infinite and instant win combos to the deck beside your thornbite staff + ashnod’s altar combo. You would also need a Purphoros, God of the Forge or Burning Sun's Avatar but I think that’s 3 cards to add and gives you 4 different 2 card combos to win the game instantly. Seems easier to assemble than your bomberman combo with staff of domination.
3 days ago
Purphoros, God of the Forge: Not amazing but not bad. He's generally used for the ETB triggers.
Feldon of the Third Path: Similar vein. Worth it if your creature heavy or even if you have key features on creatures you want ETB's or an activation for.
Soul of New Phyrexia: Indestructible is nice.
Aggravated Assault: Great for Aggro, even better if it only costs 3.
Captivating Crew: Throw in a sac outlet and laugh.
Dawn of Hope: This I think could work with Zirda without any other life gain. Two mana for a 1/1 lifelink at instant speed is worth it, tack on 2 mana to draw a card whenever it attacks or blocks and its a must have.
Eldrazi Displacer: Don't know if Zirda reduces the waste cost but it can blink/save a creature for 1.
Endbringer: Same as above. Drawing for free is nice though.
Also, Zirda reduces equip costs. So you could have a pseudo voltron or just add swords. I didn't find or know of a planar effect on a creature though.
5 days ago
My first ever MTG tournament was a Theros draft. I had played kitchen table type Magic with my dad and friends but this was the first time I had ever gone into a local game store to play. My pack one pick one was Purphoros, God of the Forge, and I still have that copy today, and I’ve even gotten it signed.
The first time I got 1st place in a tournament was at a Return to Ravnica block draft. I remember winning the final game with a Master of Cruelties to get my opponent to 1 life, then finishing him next turn with a hasty Rakdos Shred-Freak.
6 days ago
Thanks! I will definitely put Purphoros, God of the Forge in my deck - 4 damage for each vamp I lay seems pretty great.
1 week ago
So, I've found Reconnaissance to be absurdly useful in these guy wide type decks. It nullifies any bad trades. Additionally, you'll want some reach incase the board gets gunked up. Goblin Bombardment, Impact Tremors and Purphoros, God of the Forge do this beautifully. Best of luck beating your cousins to a pulp :)
2 weeks ago
Hi. Saw you asking for advice on the Animar Discord but didn't want to clog up the channel so I figured I'd leave some comments here. I'll try to focus on more budget friendly changes since you already know about the more expensive recommendations.
The first thing that stands out to me is that you've doubled down on a lot of redundancy of similar effects to make your combo options more consistent. Since you don't have Imperial Recruiter and Weird Harvest, I can see why you would do that for a more casual meta. What has happened though is that you have filled up slots that would normally go to the other cards that help Animar function faster. A number of cards could be trimmed out to put in important lower-curve cards.
To start with, you actually have too many combos in the deck that are clogging up cards slots. You already have Ancestral Statue + Walking Ballista, which is Animar's bread and butter. Competitive decks generally focus on assembling that as quickly as possible and protecting the combo.
The typical secondary combo line in cEDH Animar is the Kiri-Onna loop, but that requires you to put a lot of money into your mana base to make sure nearly all you lands produce blue mana for maximum efficiency, so lets skip that for now.
Another backup combo is Barrin, Master Wizard/Temur Sabertooth + Dockside Extortionist, which you already have. Barrin is generally favoured because of its versatility, but the Sabertooth works too and the combo can potentially produce infinite mana without Animar. The combo works well in the cEDH meta because of all the cheap mana rocks and enchantments that get played, but there's a chance it won't be as consistent in more casual metas.
In addition to the main combos, you often see Purphoros, God of the Forge as a backup kill condition. Since you have that too you are fairly well set for win-conditions.
On top of that though, you also currently have the Kiki/Twin combo package, Cloudstone Curio with a couple morph creatures and eldrazi, Deadeye Navigator + Peregrine Drake + Acidic Slime, and Oracle/Labman to win by decking off of "enchantress" effects like Beast Whisperer. You honestly don't need all of that. Some people may run Thassa's Oracle as an option for when damage might not win the game, but the rest could be heavily trimmed to make room for other important ramp and interaction.
So, cards to cut:
Deadeye Navigator is an easy cut. The higher cmc creatures clog up opening hands and force more mulligans. Cloudstone Curio can't be tutored for in your list, which makes it unreliable. Taking that out makes Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger unwanted. That leads to taking out Nettle Drone and Thought Harvester because they are just redundant effects that you already get with Ballista and Purphoros. Laboratory Maniac can come out because it will generally be a more fragile Thassa's Oracle. You could take the oracle out too because there are ways to just bounce and kill with Ballista, even when you are being forced to draw cards off of Glimpse of Nature or Beast Whisperer. I can see why you might want to leave that one in though.
The Kiki/twin package takes up a bunch of slots with cards that don't really do a whole lot on their own except for Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, which some people think is too unwieldy to cast consistently because of the RRR in its casting cost. Splinter Twin isn't tutorable in the deck, so it's unreliable. Bounding Krasis and Breaching Hippocamp are just redundant bodies that don't even have the same versatility in their effect that Pestermite and Deceiver Exarch, and even those can be a little lack-luster.
If you aren't looking to take all the unnecessary combos out, I can see leaving some of the Kiki stuff in as a 2-card combo that isn't reliant on Animar. Just Kiki, Pestermite, and Deceiver Exarch on their own is enough. If you want to double down on it a bit though, you can consider putting in Zealous Conscripts. With the Conscripts, you can open up a 1 turn combo line with Vannifar.
- Tap Prime Speaker Vannifar -> sac Glen Elendra Archmage -> Archmage returns to the battlefield because of persist -> get Zealous Conscripts and untap Vannifar -> tap Vannifar and sac the Archmage again to get Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker to combo with the Conscripts. Birthing Pod can also work in place of Vannifar.
Other cards worth cutting are Guardian Project (can't be tutored or cost-reduced), Soul of the Harvest (expensive and Primordial Sage is better), Vigean Graftmage (don't have enough +1/+1 counter synergies for this to be worth the slot), Farhaven Elf (better off with a 1 CMC mana dork), Solemn Simulacrum (better off with a 1 CMC mana dork), Tidal Barracuda (it may protect you from counterspells on your turn, put there is just too much risk with letting your opponents cast all their stuff at instant speed on every other turn). There are other cards that could be cut, but those are the ones that really stand out.
To replace the cards you take out, you'll be wanting the 1 cmc mana dorks and mana acceleration that was recommended on Discord, some more card draw/cantrip creatures like Mulldrifter and Generous Patron, and some cheap/free counterspells.
Anyway, I know this is a long wall of text but I hope the feed back helps give you a place to start making tweaks to your deck. And, of course, the people on the Animar Discord are always happy to offer advice.
2 weeks ago
Alright, it's rhino time.
There are quite a few things I would recommend here.
First off, fourteen taplands!? Come on. Ghired deserves better than that! I'd either run more basics for the sake of your ramp or upgrade the nonbasics.
Part One - Things that cost too much to cast and/or don't do much:
Part Two - Just for any deck:
Can your deck generate green and red mana? Then play Decimate. Do it. It has literally never felt dead. It murders four things at the cost of one card. It is a bloody wrath. Furthermore, if you take from everybody you are less likely to be targeted. I once hit a Dimir Aqueduct, Conjurer's Closet, Phyrexian Arena, and Elesh Norn. Fifteen mana gone in an instant.
Once Upon a Time is a card I run in any green deck. It's great all the time.
Hero of Bladehold has come to murder everyone. She does her job.
Purphoros has come to murder everyone. He always does his job.
Given how few basics you run, Field of the Dead is a splendid inclusion. It's far better than it reads, and it reads of dint.
That's it! Farewell! CRUSH EVERYONE!
I have my own token deck here if you care to see it.
2 weeks ago
VexenX, as you have recently inspired me to find room for more draw in Om_Rath, I have done some testing and I'd like to recommend some ambitious solutions. First, I'd like to touch on some cards that I think have been holding Om_Rath back.
1) Doubling Season. Lets power level check this card by comparing it to another 5 CMC card Where Ancients Tread. I believe both cards serve a similar purpose: Do more damage. If our focus is burn: Doubling Season does an extra 3 damage plus a sac outlet effect per land given that you have a sac outlet vs Where Ancients Tread's 5 extra damage per land, no outlet required. The biggest problem I'd like to point out is that Doubling Season demands that you also have a sac outlet in play to be interactive with other players on the same level as Where Ancients Tread. Although we will usually come across one of our four sac outlets in a given game and we'll always have the creatures to burn players given a board wipe, Doubling Season is very often a slow card. Not to mention that it always deals less total damage than Where Ancients Tread. Lets look at the other upsides of Doubling Season though. What it has that Where Ancients Tread doesn't is the ability to create more creatures. Lets take a look at the cards that benefit from more creatures in the deck: Gaea's Cradle, Shamanic Revelation, Purphoros, God of the Forge, Craterhoof Behemoth, keep in mind Akroma's Memorial was recently slotted out, and more burn effects like Where Ancients Tread. None of these cards are at all dependent on Doubling Season effects, they appear to only be assisted. I could not say the same about Where Ancients Tread - a card that Om_Rath is often dependent on to close games. In summary, although Doubling Season and Parallel Lives are strong synergistic cards, I view them to be awkward in many hand states and cut-able if the price is right.
2) Genesis Wave. I gotta say this card looks much more exciting on paper than when you actually play it. And that's IF you play it. First off, Genesis Wave is usually the last card in your hand that you play when you're out of gas. This isn't a bad idea if you need a mana sink and if you have good odds on hitting some bombs. I won't knock the mana sink call, but what exactly are we trying to hit in this deck? In theory, we're playing a deck that has its main bomb for a commander, so most of what you can expect to hit is lands and cheap spells. And in that respect, isn't Genesis Wave often a high CMC ramp spell? The kind of spells we've been cutting from the deck for a while now for good reason? I think it's cuttable.
3) Command Beacon. I get that it's useful to have a late game land, but I think Command Beacon is TOO late game. Every time you sacrifice a land, you sacrifice tempo. Tempo you could use to drop more lands for a real CMD cast or draw spells into real protection for Omnath, Locus of Rage. For ex. just one tutor draw can grab Sylvan Safekeeper and a lot of the time that works better than any Command Beacon loop will. If you're looking for a late game land, I think you want to be in Field of the Dead. I've been absolutely loving it, and it even fills the role of a tiny Doubling Season, keeping Gaea's Cradle, Shamanic Revelation, and Purphoros, God of the Forge perfectly happy even after Doubling Season's removal. This also means splitting your mountains and forests in half to make room for equivalent snow lands.
Off this tangent, I would propose the following changes with a theme of increasing draw, decreasing CMC, and not compromising win cons:
And lastly, with the addition of more reliable draw I think Burgeoning deserves to be revisited. You will have more hand states with more lands than you can play in a turn or even two. If you were to make the swaps I listed, I would recommend slotting in Burgeoning over Mina and Denn, Wildborn. I think this is more where we wanted Om_Rath to be in the first place. I believe you only slotted out Burgeoning because the deck didn't have enough consistent card draw. We know Mina and Denn, Wildborn fills a flex spot because it's an expensive Exploration and if all Exploration effects were integral to the success of the deck, we would also be in Wayward Swordtooth. If we're in Burgeoning, I think we should also slot in Ghost Town again. In summary:
I hope you take everything I say with a grain of salt, and at the end of the day I just love chatting about Om_Rath!!!