Chandra, Pyromaster


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander 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

VaultSkirge on Green-Red Control

3 days ago

Chandra, the Firebrand just isn't that good in Modern. In a vacuum, Chandra, Pyromaster is better, and she gets even better with the current Modern meta.

Ballzanya on Green-Red Control

3 days ago

I'm also not sure how good Chandra, the Firebrand is in modern. If you're looking to sideboard a chandra against token decks, Chandra, Pyromaster is just better.

Argy on First deck you Built

2 weeks ago

Mine was Mono and scrounged together from cards I had cracked from packs, and picked out of the singles pile at my local shop.

24 Lands (all Mountains), 24 Creatures, and 12 Non-Creature spells, as per online instructions.

The centrepiece was the first card I ever bought, Stormbreath Dragon. It cost me a grand total of AU$15. About US$20.

It had a good curve, starting with Akroan Crusader, moving into Dragon Hatchling, Young Pyromancer, and Guttersnipe, then finally Chandra, Pyromaster, and a dose of Lava Axe to finish the party.

It also had some copies of Act of Treason, which my friend used to HATE.

It won a few games, despite me missing almost every single trigger!

Geralf_Cecani on Mono red card advantage

1 month ago

So I'm making a Neheb, the Eternal commander deck and (obviously) I'm having issues with recurrable card draw. I thought about using "exile the top card of you library, you may play that card until end of turn" type spells, but there are only four recurrable ones, one of which is fine, Outpost Siege, but the others all have some massive downsides,such as Chandra, Pyromaster's inability to tick up if you use that ability constantly and Vance's Blasting Cannons  Flip turning into a shitty land. And Chandra, Torch of Defiance costs the earth, and will continue to do so until Kaladesh rotates out of standard. Those last two dom't even hit lands anyway. So I then bit the bullet and decided to use Grafted Skullcap since it combos with Pyromancer's Swath and all, but the only cards that I could find that had a similar effect were Avaricious Dragon and Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker! As his ultimate! Help a guy out, and throw me some recurrable card draw in mono red that can secure my land drops early game (so no Staff of Nin lol) for an affordable price (I wish I could afford Mind's Eye...)

PhotogenicParasympathetic on Planeswalkers in EDH

1 month ago

In general, I'd argue these are the top five general-use planeswalkers in EDH:

Ugin, the Spirit Dragon is quite powerful for his ability to sweep the board. Plus... that ult ain't messing around.

Elspeth, Sun's Champion is one of the more difficult walkers to attack, since she's constantly spitting out blockers, and she also comes equipped with sweeper in her minus ability.

Liliana of the Dark Realms is the best mono-black planeswalkers in EDH, no contest. A constant source of mana, deck thinning, spot removal, pumping up for a big swing, or granting you all the mana you'll ever need.

Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury is spot removal and ramp (and blockers!) and card draw. What more could you want?

Spot five is a difficult call, but I think I'm leaning towards Vraska, Relic Seeker at the moment. Her near-conditionless removal that also ramps you means even if you only get one shot, it'll count. She can make blockers for herself, and those blockers also have evasion to finish a player if you do get her ult off.

Honorable mentions:

Garruk Wildspeaker. If Vraska doesn't get spot five, he does. He most frequently just untaps lands (not just basics!), but he's capable of adding to your board too, and of course he's got Overrun for his ult.

Koth of the Hammer is great for his ramping abilities. Probably one of the best mono-red planeswalkers in EDH.

A handful of the Chandra's (most notably Chandra, Flamecaller and Chandra Ablaze, but to a lesser extent Chandra, Torch of Defiance and Chandra, Pyromaster) are playable in mono-red as card advantage, although if your deck has access to green black or blue there will be better options.

Jace Beleren doesn't typically draw hate, since he can help opponents too, but of course the drawback is... he's helping your opponents too.

Other than those... planeswalkers become VERY situational, and really depend on the deck. Those 11 are the only ones I'd consider staples. Other can be very powerful in EDH (I'm looking at you, Tamiyo, the Moon Sage), but I wouldn't just windmill slam them into a deck without being sure they were adding to my gameplan.

Pieguy396 on Burning Delver

2 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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.

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