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.
: 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
1 day ago
Let me first state, I love bouncing ideas with people who play Midrange! People who are Midrangers know the importance of finding cards where you and your spells are (x) in relation to your opponent and their spells (x+1). Basically, I appreciate people who enjoy playing, "2 - for - 1s" and whether that comes from one source played by you, a sequential turn/priority each, trades, whatever it doesn't matter because there's
value.Anyway, I'll try to address each part of your feedback. And please, if we're to keep talking competitively about our decks on here, it would help to know how to format links just a little bit, so I don't have to look up cards separately. I'm a visual learner and I have only been playing since June '13 (currently 1/29/2015). So my body of knowledge regarding cards is limited.
Land Issues with Building a Tri-Color Deck
What you sideboard in and what you mainboard out is going to fluctuate your mana curves and your play style (Aggro/Midrange/Tempo). However with that said, I don't believe there's enough white cards for our decks to properly justify having one basic Plains let alone two. I'm most likely going to take out Elspeth, Sun's Champion from my Mainboard and possibly Sideboard two of her if I need late-game army, boardwipe, or flyers. Which with many of the strong dragons in Fate Reforged, we may need 'em. Regarding the Temples, I split in Temple of Malice in place of a Temple of Silence because Mardu is more R/W splash B. I need red mana (hopefully two read mana) if I'm aggro at Turn 3, because I need to be able to play my three mana spells which all happen to be red. Remember your badass redspells: Stoke the Flames, Hordeling Outburst, Chandra, Pyromaster, and Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker they all rely on Temple of Malice in the grande scheme of your deck. And one of the brilliance of Mardu Midrange is that when we can sideboard our deck into Black Control. Through Despise, Read the Bones, Thoughtseize and especially if you want to Outlast your Disowned Ancestor and cast him all on Turn 3 we still don't have to worry about our black mana because we're prepared for it by still having a Temple of Silence, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, and having two instead of one Caves of Koilos but still have three Battlefield Forge.
I just played some semi-competitive Standard three days ago and now I can't justify having both Brutal Hordechief and Seeker of the Way at the same time in any of the match. Sideboard sure, but I think I like them both as individual cards but they only have a one way lifelink synergy. I'm slowly realizing the flexibility of having a mostly Red Midrange deck is that we can get super Aggro through sideboarding. However, that does mean we need to think about and pretty much put in four Monastery Swiftspear or two Flamewake Phoenix and three M-Spears. in our Mainboard. Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Wingmate Roc, Grim Haruspex, Mardu Ascendancy are too conditional and aren't really worth a Sideboard slot either. Just try to bait your opponent into them playing a Bile Blight or an Anger of the Gods too early (Turn 3 or 4).
Here's how I see the Planeswalkers in our deck...they're all fucking great. That's why I kind of originally went with a Super Friends approach. It's a stretch but it's versatile. But now I'm thinking Mardu Midrange can't have any combination of Chandra and Elspeth in this deck, ever. The option to possibly play one right after the other is almost nonexistent until Turn 5 and even that's slim. And you can only have a max of two Chandras. And the combos would be Two Chandras and Two Sarkhans if you're red spell heavy and Aggro. Two Chandras and Two Sorin, Solemn Visitor if you went creature heavy and Black Control. But after that, have fun with whatever amount of Sarkhans and Sorins. And add in your Magma Jet if you're going with more Sarkhans and add in your Hordechiefs and Seekers and Flamewakes if you're going Sorin.
I'm loving your suggestion of Valorous Stance to pump your creature or destroy theirs Turn 2 and on. And you're in the right mindset for Aggro with four HoBursts instead of my three. No deck of ours needs four Chained to the Rocks. I found three is enough. I completely agree with you that our deck needs more chances to draw cards. However, I only know of Read the Bones. And I think that's where if you need three RtBs then you take out one HoBurst and two of your higher burn spells (Stoke the Flames).
Would love to hear feedback and thoughts on this! Thanks!
1 day ago
I think personally it could get a whole lot crazier. You could run about 17 mountains and 3 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and run all of the crazy mono red cards Like Stormbreath Dragon / Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker/ Chandra, Pyromaster / Flamewake Phoenix / Goblin Rabblemaster . Most decks run Ashcloud Phoenix over Flame-Wreathed Phoenix but I Like flame wreathed better. Id also consider Generator Servant / and Collateral Damage especially since it would go so nice with flamewake and flame wreathed phoenix.
4 days ago
I'd suggest taking the Chandra you have in it out and replacing it wtih either Chandra Nalaar or Chandra, Pyromaster. Ral Zarek also doesn't seem like he would help a lot in this deck.Nissa, Worldwaker would also help.
5 days ago
I honestly feel that in any 3 color deck that has green, you should have a few Sylvan Caryatid and maybe even a couple Courser of Kruphix. It helps give you access to all your colors very early on. Also regarding Outpost Siege, I personally find Chandra, Pyromaster to be a better card. Same cost, same abilities. It also works really well with coursers. Awesome deck though, +1 from me.
5 days ago
Hi, here are my 2 cents:
Cut down the Goblin Rabblemasters, the Hordeling Outbursts, and the Hall of Triumphs, which come to mind for a RDW deck, but not necessarily a Red Devo one... They definitely power up Purphoros, God of the Forge's trigger, but I'm not sure all that might be better than sheer speed, and the Flamewake Phoenixes and the Mardu Scouts also power its trigger while helping devotion and being more evasive...
- Monastery Swiftspear because it is a very efficient early beater, and it helps curve-wise (you are not packing 1-drops)
- Titan's Strength to save your creatures and/or dealing extra damage while scrying
- Wild Slash as a better Shock with a Ferocious upside (not essential, and few 4-power critters, but still, instant 2-damage for R). I think the 1-less mana is better than the 2-scrying...
Some players prefer Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker to Chandra, Pyromaster in mono-red decks with more creatures than spells... His +1 adds a hasty 4/4 flyer which dodges most sweepers, whereas hers does 1 damage but does not kill a creature immediately; her 0 looks difficult to play giving your high curve, and his ultimate is card advantage, easier to reap with a lower curve
An extra Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx; you want to draw one in every game.
Finally, I would consider a mana sink aside Purphoros, like Crater's Claws...
Feel free to check and comment my build, Red Devotion Reforged
5 days ago
Starting with each of the categories, I can provide you with some helpful ideas.
Most Jeskai decks run a majority of burn spells. Putting four of each of these instants provide you with good burn; Lightning Strike, Stoke the Flames, Magma Jet, Jeskai Charm. Using Treasure Cruise can help with card draw. Creatures with prowess combo well with all the burn I listed before; Monastery Swiftspear, Seeker of the Way, And Dragon-Style Twins. Putting a couple Eidolon of the Great Revels will make your opponent regret casting spells, and yes The eidolon will also hurt you for casting spells, but you shouldn't care about your health because you will be burning your opponent faster, and Mantis Rider Is a constant threat if they can't kill it. Put a couple Chandra, Pyromasters in there and you have a Planeswalker with a great +1 ability to clear annoying creatures, and stopping big fatties from blocking your creatures, but you'll mainly be using her +0 to get card advantage.
This deck is all about aiming everything at your opponents face, and burning them out before they realize it.
Round out your mana base with dual lands; Temples if you can afford it (Triumph, Epiphany, and Enlightenment.), or dual lands. Running 20 lands should be fine with the aggro-style deck i'm talking about here.
Hope I helped. :)
6 days ago
6 days ago
I started building a similar deck. Here's the notes I had:
Value: Pyromancer's Gauntlet, Isochron Scepter, Guttersnipe, Voltaic Key, Phyrexian Metamorph, Sculpting Steel, Fork, Twincast, Tezzeret the Seeker , Mirari, Rings of Brighthearth, Young Pyromancer, Snapcaster Mage, Mizzium Transreliquat
Fuel: Prophetic Bolt, Wheel of Fortune, Time Spiral, Scroll Rack, Staff of Nin, Intuition, Breakthrough, Rhystic Study, Mind's Eye, Impulse, Windfall, Fabricate, Arcanis the Omnipotent, Ancestral Vision, Sphinx of Magosi
Burn! Lightning Bolt, Fire/Ice, Slagstorm, Flamebreak, Price of Progress, Goblin Charbelcher, Mercurial Chemister, Volcanic Fallout, Soul of Shandalar, Grim Lavamancer, Incinerate, Pulse of the Forge, Chandra, the Firebrand, Chandra, Pyromaster
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