Chandra, Acolyte of Flame
Legendary Planeswalker — Chandra
0: Put a loyalty counter on each red planeswalker you control.
0: Create two 1/1 red Elemental creature tokens. They gain haste. Sacrifice them at the beginning of the next end step.
-2: You may cast target instant or sorcery card with converted mana cost 3 or less from your graveyard. If that card would be put into your graveyard this turn, exile it instead.
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|Core Set 2020 (M20)||Rare|
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- Chandra, Acolyte of Flame + Pia and Kiran Nalaar + Witch's Oven
- Chandra, Acolyte of Flame + Mayhem Devil
- Chandra, Acolyte of Flame + Slaughter-Priest of Mogis
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Chandra, Acolyte of Flame Discussion
1 month ago
Peoni: So I did try out draw/discard cards and I have to say I don't really like them. Paying two mana for them slows me down considerably, I don't always draw what I need, and I don't always have on hand the things I really want to discard. Would rather just rely on Risen Reef in the end.
The_Legionarre: My budget is pretty tight, the current hundred-or-so-dollars the deck costs is as much as I'm able to spend at the moment. I think I can get away with the current mana base for now as I'm only running creatures and only need at most 2 non-red sources for them. Getting better lands is definitely in my plan for future upgrades, though!
Agreed about decks Spirit Guide is better in, so far it's been great having it in my opening hand but it's a pretty dead card in other situations. It's on the list of cards to cut for any new additions, for sure.
I like Soulstoke a lot too, I've been really unsure of how many to run but I'm gonna take your advice and add some more! Fulminator Mage on the other hand, while I recognize how strong it is not all decks are equally affected by losing their nonbasics and when the impact is low I'd rather have another creature to play instead (as a 2/2 for three by itself is not great) and so I feel comfortable having the other copies be in the sideboard. But if I change my mind later own while playing against real people at least they'll already be on the 75 and it'll be easy to make the change.
Voice of Resurgence is pretty great, I've also been unsure about it but leaning towards the yes. One issue is that it's pretty expensive where I live, it's like they totally ignored the latest reprint and are still charging the Dragon's Maze price, lol. I'm gonna try playtesting with it later and see if it makes enough of a difference to make the price worth it right now, or if I'll wait until it's cheaper or I have more to spend first.
Agreed about Kaheera! I was actually already going to add her next time I edited the deck.
The Chandras are both nice, I had considered Chandra, Acolyte of Flame at one point but decided against because her -2 was going to be wasted on an instant/sorcery-less deck. Chandra, Novice Pyromancer seems to fit better, her -2 would add something the deck currently lacks and her +1 is really nice. 4 mana is a little steep considering Smokebraider doesn't work on her, but I'll playtest it for sure and see how it works in practice.
Thanks a lot for all the suggestions!
1 month ago
I'm not sure how tight your budget is but playing 9 basic mountains in a 5 color deck feels really bad. You could get a playset of City of Brass pretty easily, and another playset of Mana Confluence if you can, but at the very least you should get some shocklands for your most important color pairings, they're pretty cheap off of their most recent reprint.
In terms of nonland cards, Simian Spirit Guide seems way too cute in my opinion, sure sometimes it powers out 2 drops on turn 1 but i feel like often you're just discarding a card to play an undersized creature a turn early. Spirit guide is a lot better in decks that want to combo quickly but I don't think thats this deck.
In terms of cards I think you should try, Incandescent Soulstoke and Fulminator Mage are absurdly good cards and you should play more than the one copy. I know its in your maybeboard but Voice of Resurgence is a really high value card that offers a soft t3feri effect for 2 mana and a body AND a strong token once it dies.
Since your entire deck is elementals you should be playing Kaheera, the Orphanguard as your companion since theres literally no downside to it.
Apart from the lands none of these cards are more than $5 and will help you win more games against grindier decks and also help in your game 2 and 3 matchups.
1 month ago
Bonus Combo of Week 09072020
Not a great combo but it leads to some very fun synergy plays.
There isn't really a very interesting interaction between these two cards specifically, but there is a fun thing you can do: since Chandra wants you to pay all the costs with her -2, you can cast Finale of Promise with something actually going into X. Also both of them are really good with creatures with prowess (Monastery Swiftspear) because they both already trigger prowess obviously, but Finale will trigger it three times because it counts as casting when you cast them from your graveyard. The same is true for Chandra's ability.
2 months ago
Legendary Planeswalker - Gideon
When Gideon, Resurrected is put into a graveyard from anywhere, its owner shuffles it into their library.
+2:Until end of turn, Gideon Jura becomes a 6/6 Human Soldier creature that's still a planeswalker. Prevent all damage that would be dealt to him this turn.
-1: Until your next turn, during each combat you may destroy up to one attacking creature.
-5: Return target white creature in your graveyard to the battlefield tapped.
I'd like to see a Chandra, but old card.
Not 100% on the time lines of everyone, but pretty sure.
2 months ago
2 months ago
I love Chandra, Acolyte of Flame to recast my cheap instants and sorceries and to add loyalty to Nicol Bolas
2 months ago
DeadRanger4Life thanks for the comment!
Creature count can be deceptive: take a look at the other sections (especially sorceries) and you will see 10+ token makers, mainly Dragon Fodder effects. This is because I want to get 2 creatures out of one card for as little mana as possible. Thus my creature count is in actuality more like 35.
Silverwing Squadron is just okay. You have to wait a turn to start churning out tokens, so it seems slow even in Winota. I didn't pickup Dockside because of the price, but I also don't feel like this deck needs him. Chandra, Acolyte of Flame is a cool card that is still begging for a spot. Might find its way it.
I've really only stuck with this version, but see my comments above featuring other ways to build Winota. There are some interesting angles out there.
As for upgrades... besides fast mana, any upgrades are based on your personal budget and playgroup. This deck is an easy 8-9 power level and something I'd be comfortable bringing to cEDH games for the underdog strategy. It's really in a perfect place for me, and if I had a bigger budget I probably wouldn't change anything.
3 months ago
Why no Chandra, Acolyte of Flame? It seems like it would go great in this deck.