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 week ago
1 week ago
Chains of Mephistopheles is a not-so-budget card I run in my Nekusar deck.
I also would throw in more wheel effects like Wheel of Fortune, Wheel of Fate, Magus of the Wheel, Jace's Archivist, Dark Deal, Runehorn Hellkite, Reforge the Soul, Whirlpool Warrior, Chandra Ablaze, Wheel and Deal, Incendiary Command, etc.
Alongside Spiteful Visions, there's also Phyrexian Tyranny, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, Psychosis Crawler, Price of Knowledge, Ebony Owl Netsuke, Viseling (in multiplayer, Black Vise for two-way), Iron Maiden, and Fevered Visions.
Some more forced draw you can put in include, but is not limited to: Dictate of Kruphix, Seizan, Perverter of Truth, Forced Fruition (especially fun in Nekusar EDH), Kami of the Crescent Moon, Master of the Feast, Nin, the Pain Artist, Jace Beleren, Dack Fayden, Ob Nixilis Reignited, Well of Ideas, Font of Mythos, Howling Mine, Temple Bell, etc.
Well, I hope that this wall of text I just typed helped to some extent, and good luck with the deck.
1 week ago
Yuribarber Thank you for the input. I looked at the deck play quite a lot since you sent this post. The Jace, the Mind Sculptor was definitely out of place, gets destroyed every time he was dropped haha. But when I took him out and played more, I did find the others do have their parts. Sorin Markov is a wincon in his own right. Incredible way to take some one down to 10 hp and finish them off with some draws or the other players will do the rest. Ashiok. the Nightmare Weaver is an underestimated planeswalker, pay 3 exile 3. And most people leave Ashiok alone for 2 or 3 turns. Exiling 9 cards for 3 mana is a fantastic trade off in anyone's book, and plus Ashiok can get creatures on the board for you. Lilliana Vess and Chandra Ablaze straight up fuels the discard mechanic along with Lilliana being a tutor. Both a bit high cost but that's what they're there for, late game value. And Ugin, the Spirit Dragon is a boardwipe and removal. Exiling colored permanents is better due to the fact of getting around indestructible. The main strategy this deck uses is to get Waste Not out and then cycle into the planeswalkers and black cards from the mana gained from the discarded lands. And there you just wheel your opponents out while dropping threats and creating a powerful board presence. And the 2nd main strategy is to have the planeswalkers out and then Obliterate the board leaving nothing but planeswalkers and enchantments to finish the job. It's a different strategy and is a functional way to play. I would say I win about a 1/3 of the games I play with this deck. Definitely have to look at the strategies outside the norm with this commander, cause everyone knows what to expect with him when you play him.
3 weeks ago
Chandra Ablaze also has a windfall effect tacked onto her.
3 weeks ago
Shard Phoenix? Seems janky, but I like the premise of discard something to Hazoret, then returning it.
Let's take a look at some burn spells:
Pyrokinesis for a surprise, Increasing Vengeance, Fork & Reverberate to copy em, Pyroblast, Red Elemental Blast, Skred if you just want to run snow mountains for reasons. Fiery Confluence is good for all modes, and maybe Collective Defiance?
I think Illusionist's Bracers ought to work.
Braid of Fire is a very janky way at generating boatloads of red mana to use only during your upkeep. could sink a ton into instant burn spells?
Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle seems obligatory.
And for the non-budgetary purposes: Gauntlet of Might
Latulla, Keldon Overseer seems like janky fun.
4 weeks ago
No Mercy is a good way to ward off attacks.
Have fun building the deck I can't wait to see it fleshed out, seems like a fun idea! +1
1 month 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
2 months 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.