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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
1 month ago
In general, I'd argue these are the top five general-use planeswalkers in EDH:
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon is quite powerful for his ability to sweep the board. Plus... that ult ain't messing around.
Elspeth, Sun's Champion is one of the more difficult walkers to attack, since she's constantly spitting out blockers, and she also comes equipped with sweeper in her minus ability.
Liliana of the Dark Realms is the best mono-black planeswalkers in EDH, no contest. A constant source of mana, deck thinning, spot removal, pumping up for a big swing, or granting you all the mana you'll ever need.
Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury is spot removal and ramp (and blockers!) and card draw. What more could you want?
Spot five is a difficult call, but I think I'm leaning towards Vraska, Relic Seeker at the moment. Her near-conditionless removal that also ramps you means even if you only get one shot, it'll count. She can make blockers for herself, and those blockers also have evasion to finish a player if you do get her ult off.
Garruk Wildspeaker. If Vraska doesn't get spot five, he does. He most frequently just untaps lands (not just basics!), but he's capable of adding to your board too, and of course he's got Overrun for his ult.
Koth of the Hammer is great for his ramping abilities. Probably one of the best mono-red planeswalkers in EDH.
A handful of the Chandra's (most notably Chandra, Flamecaller and Chandra Ablaze, but to a lesser extent Chandra, Torch of Defiance and Chandra, Pyromaster) are playable in mono-red as card advantage, although if your deck has access to green black or blue there will be better options.
Jace Beleren doesn't typically draw hate, since he can help opponents too, but of course the drawback is... he's helping your opponents too.
Other than those... planeswalkers become VERY situational, and really depend on the deck. Those 11 are the only ones I'd consider staples. Other can be very powerful in EDH (I'm looking at you, Tamiyo, the Moon Sage), but I wouldn't just windmill slam them into a deck without being sure they were adding to my gameplan.
1 month ago
Maaagic - Vexing Devil, Goblin Guide, and Eidolon of the Great Revel are great and awesome, but at $140 for a full play set of them, I am just trying to make an awesome deck that is basically an equal to my The Glorious Slim Line deck in speed (to destroy the opponent) and cost (to purchase the deck)
But thinking about it the Guide isn't that great unless you are running RU with counters (Void Shatter, Dissipate, Deprive, etc.) because if you run the Guide in Mono-Red and they are playing Green, well, they could have Tooth and Nail on top ready to entwine, or have Joraga Warcaller on top where they have Immaculate Magistrate out and ready with 8-9 other elves to beef up their field and prevent you from doing burn on creatures, or have Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, or many other options. I just don't like Goblin Guide in a Mono-Red because A) the cost and B) it just isn't useful unless the deck is RU with counters or playing 2-Headed Giant and teamed up with a Counter deck.
1 month ago
1 month ago
jakethewhale007: Thank you for your interest in the deck! :)
The MLD package is definitely helpful, although I feel I owe you a warning that it WILL draw a lot of hate from most playgroups.
Of your changes, I'd probably run Armageddon or Alms Collector over Chandra Ablaze: she's somewhat disappointing out of red spellslinger IMO. I'd also consider running Coldsteel Heart over Star Compass (since it lets you mana fix), and Dowsing Dagger Flip as an additional source of ramp/power. I'd also use Lightning Greaves over Mask of Avacyn - I'm aware of the downsides of shroud, but I suspect the free equip is good enough in your variant of the list to overcome that. The rest of the changes seem very reasonable :)
I hope that helps :)
2 months ago
First off, I am in love with this deck! Very well done; it seems like a work of art. I really want to build this deck, but I am constraining myself to a ~$250 budget. I'd still like it to be as competitive as possible for that pricepoint, although I acknowledge that I'll have to make sacrifices until I can acquire some of the better cards. I am thinking that the best way for me to keep it competitive at this lower price point is to run the MLD package (unless you think it would be stronger without it). I would be very grateful for any insight you could offer.
1) Based on your response to someone else, you recommended removing Aggravated Assault and Argentum Armor for Ruination and Cataclysm. You also recommended removing Gift of Immortality for Armageddon, but to be honest, I am having such a hard time making that cut because of all the synergy that Gift has with the creatures in this deck. Is that really the best cut to make room for it?
2) I've made the following budget changes to your list to fit within my constraints, but I would love to hear your feedback about my changes and if I ended up going off the rails and altering it too much. I will provide a link to my list below, but the summary of changes I made are as follows:
I know some of those inclusions might seem a bit janky. My thought process was that, since Land Tax and Scroll Rack are a draw engine, I would replace them with Rogue's Gloves and Mask of Memory, which also draw. In place of the 3 mana rocks I cut, I swapped them with Mind Stone, Star Compass, and Worn Powerstone. Finally, I substituted Memory Jar with Reforge the Soul, which has a similar wheel effect for the same cmc (or less with miracle), and I substituted Wheel of Fortune with Chandra Ablaze (mini wheel that will probably get value from forcing opponents to discard larger hands and draw to 3). I substituted the sword of fire and ice with the scythe, because that sword generates value, which the scythe seems to come the closest to replicating for a cheaper price (the only difference being that I get to summon the blocking creature instead of drawing a card and pinging something for 2).
Do these sound like reasonable changes to preserve the spirit of the deck? If you have other suggestions, I am definitely open to hearing them.
My decklist: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/avacyn-the-purifier-budget/
2 months ago
Also, don't run Jace Beleren. Run Jace, the Mind Sculptor instead, though you'll have to save up to buy him, he's quite expensive. Another thing to mention is that Chandra Ablaze might not be the best option. A better option could be, say, Chandra, Torch of Defiance. Also, Ugin, the Spirit Dragon would really be awesome in this deck. XD