Planeswalker — Chandra
+1: Chandra Nalaar deals 1 damage to target player.
-X: Chandra Nalaar deals X damage to target creature.
-8: Chandra Nalaar deals 10 damage to target player and each creature he or she controls.
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Chandra Nalaar Discussion
1 month ago
These cards will all cost less than $30 with shipping on TCGplayer (all NM and LP). My total was $29.73. I think they should all make their way into the deck (suggested changes):
1 month ago
I noticed that you are running Chandra Nalaar, but have no red mana.
1 month ago
Trying to take advantage of people because they can't read the cards = total jerk move
Using foreign cards because they look cool* or have fun names** = totally awesome
1 month ago
Yes, he was too powerful for the Plane and had to anchor himself. We don't know why though. What I mean by that is we don't know if he is too powerful to manifest on any Plane, or if that specific Plane was just weak.
To answer the second part of your question, Bolas chose to separate his mind from his body.
From what we know, Bolas has defeated Teferi (I believe killing him), he killed Ugin, he EASILY defeated the combined effort of Tezzeret and Jace. Jace is supposed to be some amazingly powerful Mind Mage, yet Bolas was easily able to overpower Tezzeret and Jace, MENTALLY.
I don't remember exactly, did Bolas kill Venser or did it work out some other way? I know Venser is dead, and Bolas was involved, yet I don't remember if Bolas killed Venser.
From my standpoint, if we look at who Bolas has already defeated and those that have failed to defeat him, he easily has the upper hand.
Gideon Jura No interaction with Bolas that I am aware of, threat level: insignificant
Nissa Revane No interaction with Bolas that I am aware of, threat level: could be dangerous due to her connection to Leylines
Jace Beleren Easily defeated by Bolas with help from Tezzeret, manipulated into releasing the Eldrazi by Bolas, threat level: insignificant
Chandra Nalaar Manipulated into releasing the Eldrazi by Bolas, threat level: probably insignificant as Bolas planned her presence
Liliana Vess Much interaction with Bolas in the past, they have always worked together, threat level: high for the Gatewatch as given an ultimatum, Liliana may side with Bolas due to his knowledge of her demon masters and his ability to regain much of the lost power from the Mending
Ajani Goldmane Has fought Bolas in the past, knew he was too weak to defeat him so it tried some trickery and created a Bolas clone, threat level: could be dangerous but unlikely Bolas would allow Ajani to do the same thing twice lowering his threat level
Bolas doesn't really have competition in the Gatewatch. The fact that Bolas planned on Sarkhan, Jace, and Chandra being on Zendikar to release the Eldrazi, he doesn't fear them. As he made this entire plan, it is almost certain he knows of Nissa and planned on her participation as well. I also suspect that Chandra may follow Liliana if Liliana were to leave the Gatewatch.
1 month ago
You claim that huge overarching stories are a bad idea because people weren't used to it and Weatherlight Saga was poorly received. Then you claim that the Gatewatch is the biggest problem in Magic stories but offer no proof. In fact, you actually go on to show how audiences and the wants of the customers change every seven years. So, in actuality, your argument points in favor of the Gatewatch because its a "new" thing. I got into Magic to hang out with friends, but its been the struggles of the recurring characters and their stories that has kept me here. Adventuring through the planes with Chandra Nalaar and watching the trauma Gideon Jura went through at the behest of Erebos, God of the Dead has been some of my favorite moments in Magic. My least favorite stories were some of the older ones where the story was self-contained and barely connected to even the next week's story. My point is, just because you may prefer one side, doesn't mean there isn't a demand for the other part.
I usually enjoy your articles despite never posting on them, but this one was more than a little bit disappointing.
2 months ago
I know that the planeswalker cards were meant for Time Spiral and were pushed forward for some reason, but from a lore standpoint, is there any reason for Ajani Goldmane, Jace Beleren, Liliana Vess, Chandra Nalaar, and Garruk Wildspeaker to have al been on lorwyn at the same time?
2 months ago
Love the deck. I always like when people choose to make their EDH deck fun to play rather than hyper-competitive.
A couple of suggestions if you don't mind:
Chandra Nalaar and Jace Beleren seem somewhat underpowered relative to the rest of the deck. If you like having planeswalkers I'd recommend Chandra, Pyrogenius and Jace, the Mind Sculptor, otherwise a Pact of Negation and Swan Song offer spectacular control.
Consider Sapphire Medallion for ramp since most of the spells you'll be hard-casting are blue.
Thanks again for the cool list!
3 months ago
Hey, thanks! Some cards that you can take out to bring the price a bit lower is Chandra, Torch of Defiance, Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle, Bonfire of the Damned, Apocalypse, Chandra Nalaar, Lightning Greaves and Ruination. These cards are not necessarily essential to the success of the deck, so these are the ones that can probably be subbed out for any other spells that can help keep the space. The greaves can be subbe out for Swiftfoot Boots, which are just a little pricier in terms of mana cost, but still get the job done. Chandra Torch of Defiance and Chandra Nalaar can be subbed out for any wheel effects such as Winds of Change or any useful burn spells. Valakut is a great utility card, however can be subbed out for a basic land. Ruination can be subbed out for a simple land destruction spell such as Pillage or Molten Rain. Apocalypse is great for removing indestructible or any huge threats on the board, and I use Bonfire of the Damned to get some extra umph in damage while controlling threats, however these can be subbed out with utility cards or other burn spells as well.
Removing these cards brought it down to about $89.37 all together, making it right within the range you were looking for. If any of these edits don't suit your fancy, you can add them into it at a later date. I really hoped this helped, and I wish you the best of luck! Thank you!