Chandra, Pyromaster


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Mythic Rare
Magic 2014 (M14) Mythic Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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Chandra, Pyromaster

Planeswalker — Chandra

+1: Chandra, Pyromaster deals 1 damage to target player and 1 damage to up to one target creature that player controls. That creature can't block this turn.

0: Exile the top card of your library. You may play it this turn.

-7: Exile the top ten cards of your library. Choose an instant or sorcery card exiled this way and copy it three times. You may cast the copies without paying their mana costs.

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Chandra, Pyromaster Discussion

Pieguy396 on Burning Delver

2 weeks ago

Even now that Opt exists, Serum Visions is still a good card. I'd cut the Burn at the Stake and the Chandra, Pyromasters for them. Also, Cryptic Serpent might be worth considering as a replacement finisher for Tasigur and Gurmag Angler.

severininfurs on Semi-Budget Jund

1 month ago

On second thought, I will try swapping out Chandra, Pyromaster for Chandra, Torch of Defiance and see how I like her. I was misreading Pyromaster's 0 ability as allowing me to drop a second land that I could see with Courser of Kruphix. As is, I think Chandra, Torch of Defiance combos fairly well with Courser of Kruphix and worth playing for the first +1 and ult alone. The second +1 and -3 are just extra versatility that I could still see myself using on occasion.

As is, between Olivia Voldaren and my sideboard, I don't think I have a glaring weakness to token/affinity/infect decks, so ToD looks like she might be the right choice. Thanks again for the suggestion!

severininfurs on Semi-Budget Jund

1 month ago

Oh wow, I had forgotten that Rakdos Charm even had the destroy an artifact mode. I had mainly been using it because I like the other two modes.

Damnation sounds like a good call, I think I may try it out and see how it goes. I only just started playing again a few weeks ago so it feels like every time I play I'm running up against a new deck. I'll try the -1 Kolaghan's Command for Abrupt Decay as well. I find I'm pretty much always happy to draw into an Abrupt Decay whereas with K-command, it depends on the board state.

I do like going up to 24 lands, so I'll give that a shot. Sylvan Advocate so far has been OK. No Tarmogoyf for sure, but reasonable at least. I do like the vigilance, but in many games he never even becomes a 4/5 whether due to not drawing lands or dealing with land destruction/Cryptic Command. I actually have been looking at Grim Flayer lately. I think if I add him in, I'm going to try a 2/2 split with Sylvan Advocate at first and see how he works for me before dropping the remaining $20~30 for the rest of the playset.

I trust your opinion on Chandra, Torch of Defiance and I agree that her ult is awesome. I may give her a shot eventually, but as of right now Chandra, Pyromaster has been doing work for me with her +1 and I'm not sure if she does enough more for my deck in particular to justify the $30 that could go towards a future Liliana of the Veil instead. I will keep her in mind, though.

rothgar13 on Help with R/W Prision

2 months ago

A budget replacement for Chandra is relatively easy - Chandra, Pyromaster isn't as good, but is only a fraction of the price. Chalice is trickier - my guess is that a combination of Runed Halos and Oblivion Rings will have to do.

Argy on Which Chandra is the best?

3 months ago

Chandra, Pyromaster needs the right kind of deck for her Ult to work, namely a Burn deck. Even then it's a bit hit and miss if you have a lot of cheap Burn spells.

Chandra, Torch of Defiance is better in a Burn deck due to the Ramp, and/ or constant damage.

To me, Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh  Flip is the second best Chandra, due to the constant damage she can deal. She's also great in a Burn deck. I've had her help me deal twelve damage for four mana, in one Turn.

Chandra, Torch of Defiance, play Wild Slash Chandra play Wild Slash play Lightning Strike flip, deal two damage with Chandra Roaring Flame's  Flip first ability.

DarkLaw on Which Chandra is the best?

3 months ago

Chandra, Torch of Defiance definitely takes the top spot. I don't think it's by a wide margin, but a fairly cosy one.

The second best is a bit of a toss-up between Chandra, Pyromaster and Chandra, Flamecaller. Flamecaller might be a touch better, but Pyromaster is less specific in the decks you play her. Of course, Flamecaller has the edge in this case because it isn't made redundant by the aforementioned better 4CMC Chandra (a bit of a torchy subject though, right?).

UpsetYoMama on Classic Jund (w/advice on 4-Drops)

3 months ago

I've been playing Jund for about 3 years now, and your list looks solid. It's pretty close to what Reid Duke was recently playing, so can't go wrong there.

I have no idea about your meta, and your sideboard may be geared toward it. I have a couple of suggestions, depending on how your meta is.

If aggro is a concern:

  1. Consider running 4x Inquisition of Kozilek and 2x Thoughtseize. 2 life can sometimes make the difference, and Inquisition will get rid of most everything in an aggro deck.
  2. Consider running 2-3x Anger of the Gods in the SB. The exile clause is crticially important against dredge, as well (I'm looking at you, Prized Amalgam).
  3. Consider playing only 1x Abrupt Decay mainboard and slot in an additional 1x Lightning Bolt. Killing a mana dork or creature when on the draw can be very important.
  4. You can also remove 1x Liliana of the Veil to create an additional flex slot to bring in another Lightning Bolt.
  5. Kitchen Finks is an optimal SB card.

If control/creatureless combo is a concern:

  1. Run a full playset of both Inquisition and Thoughtsieze between SB and MB.
  2. If Blood Moon is a concern, consider playing more basics. Due to the prevalence of it at my shop, for a while I ran an additional 3 basics.
  3. Play an additional Kolaghan's Command mainboard. The way I look at it, it provides the versatility and 2-for-1 similar to a Snapcaster Mage.
  4. Thrun, the Last Troll is a god against control.

If Creature Combo is a concern:

  1. When you're tapped out and they go to combo, they never see Slaughter Pact coming. Great SB card and really good against stuff like Vizier/Druid combo.

A couple of other thoughts. Affinity is well positioned right now, so you might want to consider running Shatterstorm in the SB. If Lingering Souls or planeswalkers are an issue, more Maelstrom Pulse.

As for which 4-drop is best, that's a hard call. If you're going in blind somewhere, Huntmaster of the Fells is a good choice. I don't think you would go wrong with Olivia Voldaren either. Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is a sweet card, but I don't think he's good with all of the shadow decks right now. Huntmaster generates an extra token for blocking immediately the turn he comes out, and Olivia allows you to swing over their heads and punish. Kalitas takes a lot to get going. But if you're facing a lot of burn or creature aggro, he could be the right answer for you. And of course, if control is dominating your meta, then Thrun is the way to go. As for Pia and Kiran Nalaar, I tested the card. It's good against affinity or Lingering Souls for sure, but the life swing provided by Huntmaster makes it the superior card in most cases.

I also agree that playing a 1-of Chandra, Torch of Defiance mainboard is the way to go. I used to play Chandra, Pyromaster in that slot but the new one is just way better overall.

I know that was a lot and maybe you didn't need any of it...but a fellow Jund player's perspective on things.

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