Hammer of Purphoros - Theros Spoiler

Hammer of Purphoros


  • Color: Red
  • Type: Legendary Enchantment Artifact
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Set:

Creatures you control have haste.

1 ManaRed Mana, Tap Symbol, Sacrifice a land: Put a 3/3 colorless Golem enchantment artifact creature token onto the battlefield.

All the world is Purphoros’s anvil.



  • dimsim

    seems like this would be a staple for aggro maybe

    • Antares

      This actually makes Firemane Avenger viable! Turn 1: 1 drop (legion loyalist or, preferably, Boros Elite), Turn 2: Sunhome/Truefire/WojekHalberdiers. Turn 3: this. Turn 4: Firemane. Swing, trigger effects, You are now swinging with a 3/3, a 3/2 First Strike, and a 3/3 Flyer. You also blasted one of their creatures into oblivion. Definitely seems like a card, especially since it can take care of the worst nightmare of aggro decks: mana flooding.

      • YouGotFranked

        Not sure it’s the best use to it. Wasting your 3rd turn just to give your next creatures haste doesn’t seems really great in a hyper aggro deck like RW. You usually want to spend your first few turns building your aggro. Where i see this card’s potential is in RDW as an anti-flood card. Current RDW’s magic number is 5 lands (to cast Thundermaw Hellkite), so any land you draw after this is kinda flooding. Hammer of Purphoros allow you to turn those dead land draws into aggro threats. Depending on RDW top mana cost post rotation, you drop this after you reached enough mana and start producing 3/3 creatures with haste from those otherwise useless lands you draw.

  • Jordan

    this is deceptively powerful. I think i like this better than the other two spoiled so far.

    • Kevan Kramer

      The green one is better.

    • Zombie

      Nylea’s Bow is no doubt the most powerful of what we’ve seen.

      It’s basically a mini- Jitte.

      We have yet to see what Erebos’ whip does, but I doubt it will get much better than the Bow.

  • YouGotFranked

    A very good way to prevent flooding. I like it.

  • Levi Warren

    An excellent replacement for Fervor in mono red.

  • Fbn Dnl Schlr

    “colorless Golem enchantment artifact creature token”. Rolls right off your tongue. As far as I know, this is the first card that puts enchantment, artifact & creature on the same permanent.

    By the way, is there a removal card which can’t destroy this token? Sinkhole probably… -_-