Chandra Ablaze

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Zendikar (ZEN) Mythic Rare

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Chandra Ablaze

Planeswalker — Chandra

+1: Discard a card. If a red card is discarded this way, Chandra Ablaze deals 4 damage to target creature or player.

-2: Each player discards his or her hand, then draws three cards.

-7: Cast any number of red instant and/or sorcery cards from your graveyard without paying their mana costs.

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Chandra Ablaze Discussion

Darth_Savage on Waste Your Combo Not

1 month ago

Some thoughts...

Reforge the Soul, would give you another Wheel of Fate effect.

Sign in Blood, says target player, you can use it on yourself or your opponent, or have it on a stick Seizan, Perverter of Truth.

Barbed Shocker, Incendiary Command and Chandra Ablaze, don't cause a draw of 7, but do discard hand and draw the same number of cards, or 3 anyway.

Gnat Miser, reduces a players max hand size, Kederekt Parasite hurts them when they draw, as long as you have a red creature, enchantment, planeswalker or artifact.

Liliana's Caress, deals damage based on discard, Runeflare Trap does it based on draw.

Tasigur's Cruelty, has delve and discards 2 cards, though Wrench Mind exists and with a little work Whispers of Emrakul.

This is just off the top of my head (to be fair I have a deck which plays in this space Grixis Owl-ing Mine) so there are probably more... Hope this inspires you, good luck brewing your deck.

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

2 months ago

Hi UR2L8,

Yes life is a premium, paying life to go fast. Will see how Toxic Deluge goes or if it can't be cast when needed.

Children of Korlis was fabulous in my Alesha, Who Smiles at Death because I could recur him, much life Selfless Spirit. Lately I've been thinking I need Selfless Spirit and Hatred in here as well.

Wheel of Fortune/Reforge the Soul/Dragon Mage/Wheel of Fate/Chandra Ablaze/Magus of the Wheel are all viable. I play more Orzhov () and splash the Mardu , so usually I won't be pulling too many read lands with fetches. Also, with a Liliana's Caress type build or a Surveil/Dredge and true Reanimator Living Death/Living End type builds it would be very powerful.

In my build, I always feel like once I get Kaalia of the Vast stabilized where I can start dropping the A/D/D from my hand, when I would Dragon Mage to recharge, it would just give my opponents a solution to whatever, Iona, Shield of Emeria or Avacyn, Angel of Hope or Etc., instead of trying to slow the board state down. I just feel this is better suited to a Nekusar, the Mindrazer or Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder or The Locust God, Etc. type Commander.

Probably could make it effective in a true reanimator with Sire Of Insanity and Liliana's Caress (type effects, draw/discard) though.

I'm unsure about Mausoleum Secrets (Situational/Late game), similar feelings towards Gamble (-1 card advantage and randomness) and Beseech the Queen (Situational/Late game). I think Mausoleum Secrets would be good with Selfless Spirit and Children of Korlis in the deck though. Hmm. I will play test it a bit, see how effective it is.

Batwing Brume is okay, I'm not sure it makes the cut, not really synergistic. Holy Day is still there too, and Angel's Grace can combo easily with a few different spells, so both feel better.

Angelic Arbiter isn't great against some decks like, Izzet () or Grixis (+) but against commanders like Xenagos, God of Revels or any Haste Commander builds actually, or Blightsteel Colossus. Since we get attacked quite a bit too, it also helps mitigate lots of that damage. Like do you want to cast Cultivate or attack with those 3/3's or whatever, do you want to swing your infect and cast nothing this turn? He's been good, won't replace him anytime soon.

firestorms90 on Help me help Tibalt

3 months ago

I've been trying to hammer out a monored deck designed to benefit from discard effects, with the goal of making Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded something greater than utter garbage. I put the little devil dude in a deck with Chandra Ablaze and Pyromancer Ascension years ago, and, though I liked the idea of the 'walkers working together, the rest of the deck was trying to do something Tibalt didn't help with. In other words, I enjoyed the potential interaction among those three cards, but the deck in which I had them wasn't the right shell to abuse them. I ended up removing both planeswalkers from that particular deck, but the idea of building around Tibalt has jumbled around in my brain since. Upon seeing Jaya Ballard spoiled, I started revisiting the concept, and the new Izzet mechanic, jump-start, was the final inspiration to try, once again, to make Tibalt usable. This is what I have so far:


Tibalt seeks redemption

Casual* firestorms90

SCORE: 1 | 26 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


but there's still work to be done. I've got to find the right mix of recursion and actual spells, and there's still trimming to be done. This is my first time seeking advice from the tappedout community this early in the deck building process; thanks in advance for any advice and suggestions!

Funkydiscogod on Want to build an Isochron ...

6 months ago

I would love to see a deck based on Mind Bend.

The best use I could think of was changing Chandra Ablaze to Blue, and dumping enough extra turn spells in the yard so she could ultimate again before the opponents' next turn (her ultimate doesn't exile the graveyard), and burn them out while discarding blue cards in an infinite turn loop.

jakethewhale007 on Avacyn the Purifier

7 months ago

encelade: I'm happy to hear that the deck is treating you well! I agree with what you said regarding stax/MLD being a reasonable strategy for RW. This is why I was really tempted to playtest Chandra Ablaze in my list, since our opponents will likely have bigger hands than us, and equalizing hand sizes could be considered a form of stax. However, it is hard to justify her since the only ability we would ever want to use is her -2 and she costs 6. Sadly, I have not yet been able to playtest the recent changes I made of Teferi's Protection and Blood Moon, but I had Onward // Victory and Temur Battle Rage in the list since I built it in October, and those cards were solid. Depending on playtest results, I might have to swap them back in if I find that we lack enough finishing power. However, I just bought Blood Moon, and I really do want to find a spot for it. Shielded by Faith is another card I was considering swapping out for the Blood Moon. I can understand completely wanting to play the deck more before tweaking the list. You are winning with it - if it isn't broken, don't fix it!

Also, your changes sound very reasonable. Before I acquired my copy of mana vault, I was running Mind Stone in its place.

jakethewhale007 on Avacyn the Purifier

7 months ago

encelade: Thank you very much! I'm so glad you like my variant of the list; it is definitely one of my favorite decks, and if you don't mind the heavier stax emphasis of my list, then it certainly is powerful. I'm not sure when you started following my list, but in Daedalus' original list, he runs Onward // Victory and Temur Battle Rage, which I recently replaced with Teferi's Protection and Blood Moon. I found these 2 cards to be a little too "one-shot" for my tastes in a multiplayer game, although there is nothing wrong with keeping them in if you don't own/plan to acquire teferi's protection/blood moon.

I do agree that running out of gas is a problem if we don't hit any of our few key card draw pieces. One possible solution to mitigate this is simply to make your tutor target Sword of Fire and Ice or Mask of Memory. There are a few cards you could add to increase the draw power, but none of them are particularly cheap. The first place I would start with would be 2 cards on Daedalus' original list: Wheel of Fortune and Memory Jar. Wheel would obviously be the best option, and it really should be in this list, but isn't due to how expensive the card is. A spicier option you might want to consider is Chandra Ablaze. She is a bit costly at 6 cmc, so I am not sure if she is worth the slot at that cost, but she could be a fun option to try out. She doesn't really give us much draw unless our hand is empty, but the real strength is that she reduces all of our opponents down to our hand size. This would alleviate boros' lack of card draw, not by boosting our own draw power, but by making our opponents fight on our playing field of less cards in hand. I'm honestly not sure how well this would work, but I considered playtesting her at one point.

Let me know if you have any playtest adjustments that you made, i'd love to hear how you tweak the deck

nuperokaso on Card creation challenge

8 months ago

Make a support card for Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded which makes him playable. This is the same task as when Wizards printed Chandra's Phoenix, which works well with Chandra Ablaze.

SteelSentry on Settle The Score

9 months ago

Jace, Cunning Castaway is one being talked about for Standard right now. If you have a list similar to the B/W walkers list I've seen around, Gideon of the Trials isn't bad to get the emblem and be out of bolt range the turn he comes down. The full list (aside from ones that don't have a 'real' ult like Gideon Jura) is:

Ajani Goldmane

Chandra Ablaze

Chandra, Bold Pyromancer

Chandra Nalaar

Elspeth Tirel

Garruk Wildspeaker

Gideon, Ally of Zendikar can anyway, but Settle allows him to live through it

Jace, Cunning Castaway

Koth of the Hammer

Liliana, Death's Majesty

Nissa, Vital Force

Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker

Sarkhan Vol

Sorin, Solemn Visitor

Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas

Tezzeret the Schemer

Tezzeret the Seeker

Vraska the Unseen

There are 3 other notable ones, who can't ultimate immediately, but activating their plus once and then using Settle the Score allows them to ult the turn after they come down:

Chandra, Torch of Defiance

Kiora, the Crashing Wave

Liliana of the Veil

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Chandra Ablaze occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Red: 0.08%