Treasonous Ogre

Treasonous Ogre

Creature — Ogre Shaman

Dethrone (Whenever this creature attacks the player with the most life or tied for most life, put a +1/+1 counter on it.)

Pay 3 life: Add {R} to your mana pool.

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Treasonous Ogre Discussion

Focus_Jim on Feel the Burn of Hidetsugu

1 month ago

I really like the deck list! I have always wanted to build around Hidetsugu but never did. I think Treasonous Ogre would be an all star in this deck as you can manipulate your life total and add mana to cast splashy spells. Also, just looking at the list, I think Ruby Medallion would be worth it due to the amount of red cards in the deck!

ZombieCat on Burn of the Star Mounts

2 months ago

Hiya,

I'm attempting to make a solid build of Inferno as well. I'd recommend Umezawa's Jitte for -1/-1 counters, Strionic Resonator and Lithoform Engine for copying his triggered ability and maybe Treasonous Ogre for emergency burn. Hopefully this helps.

NTakamura on Velo-Wizard

2 months ago

RambIe I updated the mana rocks so all I have are 0,1 and 2 cmc. The additions being Chrome Mox and Jeweled Lotus . Also added additional ramp with Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip and Treasonous Ogre . Lastly I added a Plan B. I have Rionya, Fire Dancer , thanks to the suggestion of seshiro_of_the_orochi, this card really complements the deck and still stays in theme with spells and extra combat. I also have two creatures to give me extra combat so I can get maybe two combats per attack. Let me know your thoughts on it.

Gideon2059 on Budget Godo

2 months ago

zaneanderman so the big issue with Godo, Bandit Warlord on this type of budget is explosivity. We are lacking extreme mana production in early turns meaning pushing out a a turn 2 or 3 win is very reliant on a Treasonous Ogre . We also lack adequate interaction at this budget. We have to have a backup plan which includes Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion and extra combat steps using his mana production and Underworld Breach to go infinite. It is a Godo backup when Godo gets to expensive. Twinflame with Dualcaster Mage is infinite hasty 2/2's.

RNR_Gaming on Brass Monkey

3 months ago

Mox_Dookie - I'll be doing some trimming soon. 32 sources if you include mfdc and moxes - my normal number is 34 so we'll be doing 2 cuts and +2 mountains. It'll probably be Treasonous Ogre and Arcane Signet getting the boot in favor of a smoother land base. We're not really trying to ramp to anything and the majority of the deck is 3 or less cmc.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on

3 months ago

Oh, and since you're gaining life in the combo, Birgi can even be replaced with Treasonous Ogre .

Steven89 on Sneaky Purphy B. [Primer I guess]

4 months ago

Hi Hercules23 :)

thanks for your input. I also had Feldon as the commander before Purphoros and I completely agree with you. The same goes for your description about red and MLD (I also have a Ruric Thar whose strategy is exactly what you described, by breaking parity with MLD). This is why I never considered including MLD in Purphy B.

Regarding the MDFC Lands, this deck generally cannot play upfront (it happened like two times for me) so having lands enter the battlefield tapped when you need them untapped is less punishing for this deck (unlike for a combo deck or interaction heavy decks, those decks really need untapped lands) However, I agree that the cost of them coming into play tapped is meta dependant. I wouldnt want to play those cards if my meta is highly tuned and the games are over at turn 6 in average. In my meta, the games take a bit longer and having them come into play tapped is rarely a downside because of the philosophy of this deck/my playstyle: I either am not being attacked by my opponents because I often have open mana (I might have a fatty to cheat into play to block their haymakers/valuable creatures) or I am just not threatening (either because I dont even have Purphy B. out or no real hand to deliver fatal damage). In all those cases, drawing a MDFC land from the top with no other lands in hand in a situation in which I really need a untapped land is rarely a real downside because of the reasons stated above. This might seem not convincing, but I played and still play this deck a ton and have >50 games with the MDFC lands included and it happened only once or twice where it really hurt. There were far more games in which these niche "extra" spells performed extremely good, especially Kazuul's Fury  Flip. Spikefield Hazard  Flip also plays better than it looks, there are many value creatures with toughness 1 and Spikefield Hazard also prevents reanimation shenanigans and graveyard based combos which your opponents never expect from a mono red deck with only one mountain untapped. I can totally see your point though and understand you having doubts about those inclusions. I can just say: You should really give them a try :)

Keldon Firebombers You are totally right, the wheel argument I made is a weak one, I tried to justify my cut :D But still, I had to cut something. This list is so tight... It seems rather easy to cut other stuff like Bolt or Abrade but this would be the wrong way.

Ryusei, the Falling Star the "without flying" part is a real downside, at least in my meta. I'd rather have unconditional mass damage like in Crater Hellion and for most creatures 4 damage is enough :)

Spinerock Knoll Damn, that one totally flew under my radar, thanks for pointing that out!

Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion Yeah I was thinking about this one before. You are completely right, it cycles through my hand and even better: It costs 4 mana and can be thus played before Purphy B. which is a huge advantage: Many of the value creatures like Neheb, the Eternal or Terror of the Peaks cost 5 cmc which makes it wierd and not optimal since Purphy B. need to be played asap. I haven't found a cut for this Neheb, as I'd rather have a wheel effect. The wheel costs less mana and gives me unconditionally a new hand whereas this Neheb needs to connect. Also, you can never generate card advantage with this card. The "downside" of a wheel though (my opponents get a new hand) can be neglected as I am usually the person with the emptiest hand and thus gain the most value of a wheel. If I weren't playing all those wheel effects I would totally play this card :)

Extra Combat cards: Yeah, they are soooo good and you are again right^^ I am honest, so far I have 2 extra combat step cards in my list Scourge of the Throne and Moraug, Fury of Akoum and I haven't felt the need for more extra combat step cards. I guess I could include one more card. If you include to many of those extra combat step cards, you will reach a treshold at which they become less effective since you have less "beef" that benefit from those extra step cards. This is also why I decided against both the cards you mentioned in favor for the scourge and Moraug: They are themselves big beaters and can deal insane amount of damage without the help of other beaters. Moraug alone won me games (I had devotion of 5, so that Purphy B. was able to attack and I had 2 fetch lands available). Also, winning with Purphy B. mostly boils down to one explosive combat step. Combant Celebrant with "only" one extra combat step is certainly worse. Port Razer has the potential to have more than one extra combat step, but he needs to connect which is not guaranteed at all. Granted, Scourge also provides only one extra combat step, but, as I said, this guy is beefy on its own, and a dragon for Dragon's Hoard .

Everflowing Chalice I missed that one :) thanks

Regarding MLD: I completely agree with everything you said (it really is silly for green mages to complain while they stomp faces with 20 mana on turn 6) except for one thing: You won't win a game "fast" with 3 mana left and Purphy B. out after setting everything back with MLD or resource denial. You beat face for one time and then your creature dies. You might have Mimic Vat or Sundial of the Infinite or any other recursion but half of the MLD cards also destroy artifacts. You also need to get back to 3 mana after MLD cards like Jokulhaups / Obliterate which will be troublesome as those cards cost 6-7 mana, so you probably already played most if not all of your lands and rocks. If you reach that game state in which you have 6-7 mana available your hand is most likely rather empty, so you most likely wont have enough beater to deal with the whole table. "Not having enough beater to deal with the whole table" is exactly why you usually cannot play upfront with this commander. This is why you actually need your opponents to deal damage among them, so you can close out the game in an explosive turn with your limited beef (see philosophy, and yes, this is why this deck usually sucks hard if only combo and blue mages are on the table). MLD and also stuff like Smoke / Mudslide actually prevents exactly that: Since you are denying your opponents resources, they will stay at high life points which means that your average beater (that was cheated into play and dies after one turn) is just not enough. You'd rather want to hardcast them in this state of the game which is impossible though because of MLD. My point is: I do not thinkg that having an indestructible commander is a reason enough for playing MLD. You would need card- and mana-generating permanents like Chandra, Torch of Defiance or Outpost Siege that won't get destroyed by MLD.

Treasonous Ogre and Alena: I dont really see the need of having big mana in this deck. It is counterintuitive as this deck is all about circumventing the big mana costs with the ability of Purphy B. Maybe you can convince me otherwise :)? I could see those cards worth running, if your meta adapted to your commander by always saving the removal card for him. This is actually the biggest weakness of this deck. Handling Purphy B. once is devastating as 7 cmc is not always in reach.

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx True, no real downside, but the devotion of this deck is usually quite low as there is almost no board presence except for the turns in which you attack. It might be advantageous in exactly those moments to have 2-3 more mana available during that turn, maybe just enough to cheat an additional creature into play. Just be careful not to include too many of colorless lands :)

Hercules23 on Sneaky Purphy B. [Primer I guess]

4 months ago

Great deck. Definitely plan on trying it out. I've got a Feldon deck that I built using the Daretti Precon as a base. While Feldon is an awesome commander, I also agree that you really need haste to be effective with him. Purphoros serving as sneak attack in the command zone is really nice. I actually like land destruction and resource denial in MonoR when the commander supports it, as gives you a clear resource advantage and helps you close out games quickly. I feel like its important to utilize MLD in the right context though. The bad experiences playgroups have with the MLD player is when they wipe all the lands with no wincon or way to break parity, forcing the game to essentially restart and take double the time. I believe that reds lack of ramp can be counteracted by its ability to target opponents manabases, and its silly for others to complain about this when green players and landfall strategies are so common at producing absurd amounts of lands very quickly. Purphoros really shines with MLD because he can survive with indestructible and you only need 3 mana online to start beating face. Thats probably solid enough parity to go on the front foot and win. Some of the MDFC Lands ( Song-Mad Treachery  Flip, Spikefield Hazard  Flip, and Kazuul's Fury  Flip seem quite mediocre. I'm not sure if the ability on the frontside is even worth the cost of them coming in tapped and slowing things down. Cards I want to try so far are listed below, I wonder what your thoughts on them are?

Keldon Firebombers - You already mentioned this one, 3 lands makes it seem like its made for Purphoros. Even if the opponents get a new hand with lands from a wheel, the likelihood of them being about to ramp out multiple lands in the mid-late game is lower.

Ryusei, the Falling Star - Free boardwipe when we let it die to Purph's effect

Spinerock Knoll - Seems extremely easy to play the exiled card for free with the amount of damage we can do

Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion - Helps cycle through the deck and get more mana

Port Razer / Combat Celebrant - Insane amount of combat steps. Additional combat steps always do more damage over double strike or big beaters.

Everflowing Chalice - artifact recycling and scales well with more mana if needed

Smoke / Mudslide - We dont care about untapping with Purphs effect, plus it helps us survive with an empty board longer

Jokulhaups / Bust / Obliterate / Epicenter - Different mana costs but same idea, deny resources.

Treasonous Ogre / Alena, Kessig Trapper - Big Mana

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx - No real downside

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