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Ordeal of Purphoros

Enchant creature

Whenever enchanted creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on it. Then if it has three or more +1/+1 counters on it, sacrifice Ordeal of Purphoros.

When you sacrifice Ordeal of Purphoros, it deals 3 damage to target creature or player.

  • Loiden Mc Leroy

    Nice Card

  • Joshua McTiernan

    First, sweet art! This guy needs to be paid mad dollas!
    Second, this ability is so amazing! If u played it on the one drop u cast (like gladevover scout) u get instant value. Then in three turns u get a free lighting bolt! I see a gruul hexproof deck coming….

  • Brandon Sauer

    Unless we see some amazing hexproof/unblockable creatures in Theros in associated colours, this is almost always worse than Madcap Skills. Even then; this is still slower, so by the time you get to activate its ability, Madcap Skills has already done more damage.

    • WrathsForFun

      or unless we see a 1 drop 1/1 that also has a +1/+1 counter on it by default….ie Rackdos Cakler OR experiment one? then its swing 3 turn 2 swing 4 turn 3 WITH a bolt minimum

      • Brandon Sauer

        I still stand by it needing some form of evasion (which Madcap gives) or protection; because even if you only use Madcap once, it still gave three more damage than you should have had, whereas Ordeal gives you one.

        Don’t get me wrong, *if* you can survive, its not a bad card at all, but the *if* is bigger here than in similar cards.

  • WrathsForFun

    Personaly i think the ‘hexproof’ everyone wants with ir very ‘safe’ but not all that efficient i mean if your going for that the madcap on 1/1 hex is better than this always.

    However turn 1 cackler into turn 2 this for 3dmg swing and turn 3 sswing 4 bolt is total 7 combat dmg and 3 bolt dmg for half there life total with 2 cards.

    also worth noting you get a similar effect with turn 1 experiment 1 into turn 2 this swing for 2 turn 3 3drop evolving and swing 4 bolt 3 for same effect.

    and dont get me started on if you turn 2 emissary into this! with either cackler or experiment one :S