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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GlistenerAgent on Critique the Jund in Standard.

1 hour ago

@Femme_Fatale "Chandra, Pyromaster doesn't actually DO anything that is of any benefit." Personal Howling Mine seems good. It doesn't even matter if you can't play the card, because you get to find the cards you do want to cast more quickly. You are undervaluing card advantage. People don't play planeswalkers specifically for their ultimates, and Chandra is one that you would just keep zeroing. If you want to get aggressive with your guys, her +1 becomes useful. People aren't idiots for running lots of planeswalkers. Jund Planeswalkers nearly won the Pro Tour, and planeswalker strategies are very strong against control.

It doesn't matter that there are only two cards that you absolutely need to take. Thoughtseize ing away a planeswalker or even a removal spell when that may become relevant allows you both to know what their plan is and to disrupt it. It's foolish to think that it should only be played when there are cards that can only be dealt with via discard.

I'll agree that Rakshasa Deathdealer is kinda bad. Having a repeatable blocker that can attack for 4 when you've cleared the board is kinda nice, though.

If you're a control deck, you need more removal/walkers. Reaper of the Wilds isn't the best finisher for your colors, and you only play six removal spells total. The state of the deck right now seems much more suited to a midrange game than a control game.

Hornet Nest is interesting. I think that you could be playing more versatile removal spells like Murderous Cut in its slot, just because the thing can't block flyers (Prognostic Sphinx , Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker and Stormbreath Dragon to name a few that are very relevant), and that Bile Blight is common and matches up well against that particular card.

pskinn01 on Got cards, need cash.

3 hours ago

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Femme_Fatale on Critique the Jund in Standard.

4 hours ago

First, this change in deck no longer makes it midrange, it is now really heavily into removal control, consider that while you think of these cards.

Chandra, Pyromaster doesn't actually DO anything that is of any benefit. There will be too many times where I will NOT want to play the card she exiles, due to the control nature of this deck and how situational each card is. After that, her first and ult are really weak and are more reasons why I should not run her. Besides, what kind of idiot would run so many planeswalkers? I'd be removing cards that shouldn't be removed just to try and fit them in. If they spoil more that are really good, then maybe, but 8 is definitely enough.

I'm not undervaluing discard, I have use it extensively in my modern decks. I do know however, that the amount of threats that are currently in standard that require discarding before they come out, are limited to 2 gods, Purphoros, God of the Forge and Keranos, God of Storms . I'm not having 2-3 slots in my main just for those, they are going in the side. As you can see, I have Thoughtseize , Stain the Mind and Unravel the Aether for all these scenarios.

And my game plan T2? I have a tonne of options. Sylvan Caryatid , Courser of Kruphix , Hero's Downfall , Lightning Strike , Read the Bones , Crater's Claws and Hornet Nest . I think you should probably playtest this deck before tossing out a tonne of accusations.

Goblin Rabblemaster is only meant to be in a deck that is actually attacking. In this control deck, I'm normally sitting on my Sylvan Caryatid s, Courser of Kruphix s and deathtouch tokens brought forth by Hornet Nest while I draw answers to slowly deal with the opponent. The meta is VERY creature dependent, so it is nearly impossible to get the opponent without any creatures. A 1/1 creature that has to swing every turn? What use is that when I regularly sit on 4 1/1 deathtouch fliers until I get some more answers? Oh, and he is very easy to just Lightning Strike .

Hornet Nest unreliable? Why do I have to keep on telling people again and again that THIS CARD ALONE WINS ME GAMES.

Rakshasa Deathdealer has time and time again proven to be an incredibly weak card. There are tonnes of things that can exile him, so the regenerate is quite pointless. Not too mention after you regenerated him, they can still kill him afterwards, which is much harder to do with Reaper of the Wilds . The fact that he can be blocked IS very relevant, as the opponent can continuously block him over and over and over again. I'm not trying to beat my opponent in one run, I'm trying to keep my board state stable against whatever they play while slowing whittling them down with cards that have evasion. That is what a control deck is all about, and Rakshasa Deathdealer does not fit that position.

If you are going to suggest Polukranos, World Eater , I have to once again remind you of CONTROL. Polukranos, World Eater does not fit in a control shell because once again, no evasion from removal or blockers. His monstrous is weak in a standard that, once again, has lots of really high toughness creatures. If I had counterspells, evasion wouldn't be an issue, but I don't. All I've got is a plethora of removal, and I like it that way. The evasion on my creatures is what compensates for my lack of counterspells, and it is important.

I'm also speaking from experience, I playtested about 15 games and know that in order for anything to be worthwhile, I have to actually draw them. Once again, there is a lot of methods to remove stuff in the current standard, even planeswalkers, so just having one means it will get tossed quite easily. I have no counterspells, so I have to compensate by having more. And 2 is a really nice number in this regard because the amount of times that they will actually occur twice in which the one on the current board isn't about to die soon is really slim. As for the mana investment, turn 4-5 is the fastest he generally comes out on.

APPLE01DOJ on Critique the Jund in Standard.

6 hours ago

oh my...

okay so lets start at the end, Chandra, Pyromaster offers card advantage through her 0 ability. It's essentially another card to use that turn... Liliana Vess is my least liked of the bunch but her built in discard can stomp control or other faster decks... The targeted discard also offers card advantage. I think you undervalue the discard of things. Thoughtseize doesn't have to hit a Splinter Twin or Assemble the Legion to be effective. Pulling a Soldier of the Pantheon or Bloodsoaked Champion T1 with Thoughtseize can easily delay your opponents options. This is something your deck really needs as it literally has no game plan until T3 or so other than mana rampers.

....which brings about the next topic. Goblin Rabblemaster is a stand a lone threat that requires no additional mana investment. Sure half of his goblins may be suicidal but who cares, you'll have a huge defensive wall through coursers & caryatids and enough removal to eventually clear a path for him to get through. Just saying Hornet Nest is CMC too and probably a worst choice. I really want to know what creatures you're going to block with Hornet Nest all the 1 drops people run are all 2/1. Also with 4x Sylvan Caryatid which is a better defender in all aspects do u really need 7 defenders, 3 of which are unreliable token gens? When u could just have an aggressive token gen that'll win u games?

Okay, so now onto Rakshasa Deathdealer which for the record could be chumped blocked all day but u don't have to pump him until after blockers are announced. Who cares if you never use your regeneration, U have a shit ton of excess mana with a creature that you can pump +2/+2 for every G in your mana pool. He comes down T2 and can start swinging before you opponent cast their Siege Rhino . Reaper of the Wilds is slow, clunky, and doesn't do much for it's 6 mana initial investment. Card isn't worth running at all...

Garruk, Apex Predator is a beast and can easily win u the game. Built in removal for PW & creatures + a beastly token gen. Hell yea. 1 really is the right number though... It takes a while to get 7 mana to get him online and any more copies than 1 are just going to be sitting in your hand. I run a Coursercaryatid Rock deck too and say this from experience...

Polukranos, World Eater I didn't like this card at first either. I played against it tons and saw it's potential but let's be real, it's no Desecration Demon . However Dessy has left use and Pooky is the next best thing. 5/5 for GG that can get bigger later and is an awesome mana dump with built in removal. It's exactly what your deck wants.

Femme_Fatale on Critique the Jund in Standard.

15 hours ago

You have a point with Fated Conflagration . I'll do a swap back again. However I will not remove Hornet Nest and Reaper of the Wilds in favor of Thoughtseize or Polukranos, World Eater . I never like Polukranos, World Eater because of how easy it is to remove. Hornet Nest as one me TONNES of games. In this situations it is either my win condition, or it halts any attack the opponent can have.

2 Garruk, Apex Predator has worked out quite nicely. I'll keep it like that. Goblin Rabblemaster and Rakshasa Deathdealer will not fit in this shell. Rakshasa Deathdealer 's regenerate will never be used in the first 6 turns, making bringing him out then pointless. His buff also makes him an ample chump block target. Reaper of the Wilds and Crater's Claws both fit this role much more nicer. Goblin Rabblemaster 's tokens won't do much, and it holds no prevalence in a deck that is this slow.

Mizzium Mortars would have been really useful. And no, those two cards are not needed at all. I'm finding that there is nothing in standard that can actually pose a tremendous instant threat that I have to get rid of via discard, so there is the reason I have kept Thoughtseize in the sideboard and why I don't use Liliana Vess . Chandra, Pyromaster doesn't hold much relevancy in a format where toughness is in abundance, and I don't have any instants or sorceries to make its -7 worth it.

APPLE01DOJ on Critique the Jund in Standard.

16 hours ago

Im liking the Jund walkers build. Too bad u just lost Mizzium Mortars .

Some Chandra, Pyromaster and Liliana Vess could both offer card advantage.

VampireArmy on The unlikeliest friends

16 hours ago

Your best options for what you're describing are Chandra, Pyromaster or Erebos, God of the Dead the later might actually be better depending on your meta as a certain Jeskai deck has been rising in popularity that uses lifelink as a crutch. That and you can use it multiple times per turn if you find yourself needing too. I guess there's also using maybe some more fetchys? I've been using the common ones in conjunction with the expensive ones with pretty good results.

Milester856 on XxCataclysmiCxX

22 hours ago

hey XxCataclysmiCxX would you be interested in a trade like this?

My: 1x Elspeth Tirel 1x Chandra, Pyromaster and 1x Devout Invocation

Your: 1xBlood Moon

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