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
3 days ago
You probably know these but my little brother's Nekusar deck runs smoothly Temple Bell Howling Mine Chandra Ablaze (her second ability makes 'em draw lotta cards. Skyscribing Spiteful Visions Fevered Visions Black Vise Otherworld Atlas Dictate of Kruphix Dream Fracture Prosperity are just some of the basic cards. If do properly, they'll often have to discard a lotta cards so cards like AEtherize and Crush of Tentacles work really well. Other cards that just go well with this deck include Nightscape Familiar Chandra, the Firebrand Torchling Prognostic Sphinx Cruel Ultimatum Blasphemous Act Dissipation Field
1 month ago
Interesting idea, here are a few thoughts:
What is the purpose of Chandra Ablaze? Her +1 does virtually nothing in this deck and her ultimate can only target 4 of your cards, 2 of which have either a X in its casting cost or an additional escalate cost which can't be paid due the "cast without paying their mana cost" stipulation.
I think you want much more card draw in this deck since you are so discard heavy. To name a few you could add Harmonize, Faithless Looting, Darreti, Scrap Savant, Momentous Fall, Shamanic Revelation, and Greater Good. A more obscure red draw card that actually fits well within your game plan (since you mainly want lands in hand to discard) is Aggressive Mining.
If you go the Aggressive Mining route I would suggest adding in land tutors like Harrow, Cultivate, Animist's Awakening, Explosive Vegetation, etc, as well as some mana rocks or creatures that tutor for lands. Perilous Forays would work nicely as well with Omnath, Locus of Rage.
3 months ago
Nissa, Vital Forces ultimate
Garruk's Packleader if you have enough reasonably sized creatures.
Chandra Ablazes -2
3 months ago
I've been playing these sleeves on my Elf deck since original Zendikar. Not a corner peeled and no significant warping to speak of. I've been quite happy with them. Compare them to my other zendikar era sleeves (the Chandra Ablaze UltraPro ones for example) and I've been blown away. The Chandra ones are peeled and unshufflable, but these ones are essentially mint. A bit of scuffing with lots of use but that's all.
3 months ago
Storm triggers after you cast all spells your going to cast from Chandra Ablaze. This means the storm ability will be the first thing resolving, then it'll put copies of the spell on top. The copies will resolve, then the spells cast from Chandra will resolve in the reverse order of you casting them. While storm triggers after all the spells are cast, it only 'sees' the ones cast before Dragonstorm, so you will need to make sure that's the last one you cast (or at least cast late enough to get all the dragons out of your deck).
3 months ago
3 months ago
Okay, I too run a Grixis Nekusar deck, and here is a few things i think you could benefit from:1. Jace Beleren can be subbed out for Chandra Ablaze, as Chandra can wheel, pitch cards you don't need to kill stuff, and recycle wheels.2. Prosperity is a great card, and I too ran it for a while. But, Minds Aglow is better for a few reasons. First off, other people can pay into it, which, even if they probably wont, gives extra options. Also, if prosperity is countered, you lose one and X mana, whereas with Minds aglow if they counter it you only lose one, as the paying happens during resolution.3. Grixis Charm: While I wholesomely agree with the inclusion of Crosis's Charm, Grixis Charm is kinda meh. Its only ability you will end up using most of the time is the bounce, as this deck does not rely on combat damage to win, and seeing as you are running black there are more effective killspells. 4. Relic of Progenitus: I see where you are going with running this card. Unfortunately, the targeted player gets to pick what they remove, so it is unlikely they will choose their reanimation target to be exiled. May I suggest Rakdos Charm?5.Master of the Feast: is a pretty nice card. However, Seizan, Perverter of Truth not only makes them draw more cards off of it, they also lose life.6. Exsanguinate: don't get me wrong, this is a great card. But unless you have ways to generate 20+ mana, running it is kinda lackluster compared to some other cards you could be running. Some good cards to use for huge damage amounts are Forced Fruition, Nin, the Pain Artist7. Black Sun's Zenith: again, this is a REALLY good card. But there is a better black spell that gives everything lowered power toughness: Toxic Deluge! You do end up paying life, but for lower mana, and you can wipe the board even if you have few lands untapped. 8. Spiteful Visions: great card, but this often ends up killing you as well, as wheels can kill you too if you have this out. Given how much draw damage you run, a card like Consecrated Sphinx provides insane card advantage, and will often end up with you drawing everything you need. Other Notes: Day's Undoing ends the turn, which cancels the damage off of nekusar. Owing to the way the stack works, spells and abilities cannot resolve during the resolution of another spell or ability. Seeing as Day's undoing ends the turn, it also exiles all spells and abilities on the stack, damage included. Some notable cards you may want to check out: Mind's Eye, Helm of the Ghastlord, and Elder Mastery. Pretty good list!
4 months ago
No worries DaringApprentice, I completely understand that whole real life thing.... drag that it is lol.
Is that Leovold, Emissary of Trest from the new set? I think it is, but I'm not sure. And yeah, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker is one bad dude. I love playing him in my Alesha deck, hate playing against him....... he is a monster whichever role you put him in.
I have seen the update section in some other decks... I really like the scroll on the right side of the screen, but am pretty sure that has to be a pay option. I personally like keeping track of what I have taken out and what I have put in in case later down the line I find that an update would be more beneficial with a card from a previous iteration. So I use the update section myself. If it wouldn't be too much trouble, I would love it if you would start doing that again! I am generally a fan of your card choices.
AstralisKana: I must say that I agree with the Apprentice's view on Chandra Ablaze. While she is amazing under the right circumstances, I feel that she would be an overall dead draw in an Alesha, Who Smiles at Death deck. I say this because I cannot think of very many (if any) instances in which you would be happy to draw her. Yes she would help feed your graveyard which is always nice, but her ultimate would not do you much good in a deck that is unlikely to have many, if any, red instant or sorcery spells.
I also see an EDH deck as a living, breathing thing. As your skill grows, your deck will shift and morph into something different. This is a natural thing. So definitely don't be afraid to reach out and ask questions!