The Goal is the deck is to 'throw' large creatures into play and win on the spot. Terror of the peaks plus Velus is 20 damage plus 5 from terror of the peak's triggered ability then there is 7 damage from PurP on the ground. Terror of the Peaks plus Yidaro is 8 plus 5 flying and 15 on the ground with 8 of it having trample. Will the damage from Terror remove a blocker? Zirda makes PurP ability only cost R so if you unta pwuth Purp then play Zirda and a untapped land that 3 activations or 6 if you untap with Zirda and PurP. If you play an Ox you get 3 more cards to see to find more damage.
This deck is a complete glass cannon, it could win without Purphoros but its mainly a combo deck NO ONE knows about and you can get very enjoyable wins in best of 1 in Arena. It is one deck I have never seen anyone else play.
Here is my take on the Purphoros Fires deck that seems to be the best shell for Purphoros:
I tested many games where this deck always was on the draw to see the worse case situation against Gruul Adventures and it did quite well I thought. Storm's Wrath is a beating and the deck is so explosive and digs through cards very quickly.
What other version have you guys tested? Next I am going to replace the 3rd boar with a 2nd Drakuseth.
1/21 edit: -1 Mountain, +1 Castle Vantress
4 bonecrusher Giant to Sideboard after testing revealed a strong need to remove or block pre-fires. 4 Borrowers to bounce stuff. 4 shock for aggro and 3 negate for control
1/31: 4 MD Bonecrusher for early removal and blocking. -1 Mtn, with so much draw and scry etc trying to add more spells. +3 Redcap Melee for Mono red matchup, negates become Mystical Dispute. 4 Lava Coil over Shocks.
2/12: -2 Boar~its just too cute, WinMore. +1 Wrath, +1 Cavalier. Wraths are pretty important against fast decks.
2/19: -1 Ox, +1 Drak. playing Drak just wins.
Martin Juza briefly discusses this deck then played it exhausted here, starting at 5:23
So I have been testing here and there and I have come to realize that this deck has to better defend itself before it can go off, buy more time.
That made me this about how good Deafening Clarion is and so I looked into white as the 2nd color then came across Charming Prince then realized that if I was going to be playing 2/3 Clarion that there wouldnt be a need for Storm's Wrath, well at least not 4, then realized that I could play Shatter the Sky instead and a 2/2 split with 1 clarion in the SB would be great. I was sold. so I have came up with this Boros build:
So how did it performed ?
I tried a DELMO rakdoss version and went 16:8 so its ok.
I trying to experiment a bit with it and come to similiar conclusion that Boros can be an answer due to earlier Clarion.
Wonder if the Jeskai Fires could provide shell as well ?
I haven't tried it enough yet on paper and I am waiting to get 3 more mythics on arena to be able to grind it on arena but once I do I'll take it to the ladder and see how far I can get. I just thought it looked better on paper as far as defending itself against the current aggro metagame.
The Sideboard seems fine, I'll trust the professionals and I really like Robber of the Rich with fires in play and I'll see how tithe taker works.
I know this is just a worse Jeskai Fires deck but this thread is all about the love for Purphoros and finding him the best shell.