Hammer of Purphoros is one of the newest cards "Theros" spoilers revealed today Aug. 31, 2013 during PAX Prime, from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert "Magic: The Gathering" expansion set "Theros." Hammer of Purphoros is part of a five card cycle of signature weapons in the set alongside Bident of Thassa.
Hammer of Purphoros - 1RR
Legendary Enchantment Artifact (Rare)
Creatures you control have haste.
2R, Tap, Sacrifice a land: Put a 3/3 colorless Golem enchantment artifact creature token onto the battlefield.
All the world is Purphoros's anvil.
Hammer of Purphoros serves dual purposes: In the early game Hammer of Purphoros gives all your creatures haste. Late game, Hammer of Purphoros makes an army of 3/3 Golem enchantment artifact creatures that also have haste.
One way of looking at Hammer of Purphoros is that every card you draw is relevant. When top decking you'll be able to attack with the creature you draw that turn or transform a normally dead land into a threat. One of the biggest weaknesses of aggressive red decks is that they run out of gas in the late game. Hammer of Purphoros prevents that from happening.
Hammer of Purphoros also helps build your devotion to red thanks to the two red in its mana cost. With a Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx on the battlefield you'll be able to cast larger threats and X spells.
How will you use Hammer of Purphoros?
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