Chandra, Torch of Defiance


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Mythic Rare
SDCC Promo 2017 (S17) None
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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Chandra, Torch of Defiance

Planeswalker — Chandra

+1: Exile the top card of your library. You may cast that card. If you don't, Chandra, Torch of Defiance deals 2 damage to each opponent.

+1: Add to your mana pool.

-3: Chandra, Torch of Defiance deals 4 damage to target creature.

-7: You get an emblem with "Whenever you cast a spell, this emblem deals 5 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker."

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Chandra, Torch of Defiance Discussion

BMHKain on A War on Sparks vs ...

22 minutes ago

This is a late BUMP.

While I'm working on my Yidris CHAOS deck, I might have found a loophole for Planebound Accomplice . What it is, it should be obvious, Aminatou Style. Just added Shalai, but I'm at risk to truly finish my Superfriends/Avengers Deck. Even more so, I'd Appreciate if anyone can find any ideas for targets for Saheeli, Sublime Artificer , & Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast despite the request rejected each & everytime. I have Rings of Brighthearth , Mana Rocks, A Vat of possible Garruk Chopping , & that's it. Should I cut said Walkers? I'm stunned people told me to cut both Nahiri, the Harbinger , & Xenagos, the Reveler from this. Even Chandra, Torch of Defiance where her 2nd loyalty ability adds loyalty, & adds ; resulting in mana ramp. So, I'm actually giving up on the Saheeli & Daretti debate, cut those, & add 2 or all 3 latter Walkers. I dun suppose this is for the best? Everyone hated these Walkers anyway, & the latter 3 are far better. I'll either be back to (4 Squares showing different security camera shots.), or forced to cut 1/4th. Maybe flipping 26; considering Planebound Accomplice (Thanks, cdkime; I suppose we're not as much like Eric Foreman vs Gregory House after all; actually, I have no idea how my Colors, even adding for Grixis even relates to ol' Greg at all. Even in the Rakdos Part, I only am this when such uncontrollable urges of Mature Content must be quelled & is exclusively for JP ideas. & Dimir must be how I know so many franchises nobody here even heard of; & me trying to learn more, even if I have to loaf around to do this. Oh, & my Aspergian Status Partly Derive from this (Narset's Center color is , though my mentality also seems to drive from Dimir. I'll tell more about my inner darkness later.).). One last thing; how do I edit a previous comment? I was going to edit my first post in my Ezuri deck after having quite the disagreement w/ someone...

Strike_Rouge on KOTH FLING ($10 Oathbreaker wins)

1 day ago

Before I begin, I'd like to preface this with the fact that I want this to work, you have no idea.

1.) How do you intend to fish out Genju of the Spires ? It seems fairly important for the deck to run, but I worry it will get flooded out of the odds by the 56 Mountains.

2.) How do you cast things when there's little/no land on your side of the field? I think a deck like this would appreciate some kind of ramp, especially since Fling is going to get hella pricey after the first one or two castings.


What others already said:

Mana ramp:

Misc. Utility:

. . .

That's all that comes to mind off the top of my head. I'll be interested in seeing if/how this deck progresses.

GofyTomcat1 on RUW Deck

2 days ago

Here is a list of generally good Jeskai midrange/tempo/aggro cards in Modern. Feel free to run any or all or none of these, depending on what you can afford:

Lightning Bolt

Lightning Helix



Mana Leak

Path to Exile



Serum Visions

Geist of Saint Traft

Lightning Angel

Snapcaster Mage (if not on a budget)

Mantis Rider

Delver of Secrets

Spell Queller

Vendilion Clique

Young Pyromancer

Chandra, Torch of Defiance

Elspeth, Knight-Errant

Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

Gideon of the Trials


  1. These cards tend to be more expensive. Feel free to get them as you can afford them. I would recommend Lightning Bolt over Lightning Strike, Remand / Mana Leak over Cancel, and Lightning Helix over Shock as a starting point. This will lower your mana curve and allow you to cast more spells per turn. Likewise, Mantis Rider and Lightning Angel are good threats that are more efficient than your current setup, but are still affordable on a budget.

  2. Your mana base would do well to get lands that enter untapped, such as painlands (ie Shivan Reef ), fastlands (ie Spirebluff Canal ) or, if you can afford them, fetch and shock lands (ie Flooded Strand and Steam Vents .) This will allow you to more easily cast your spells "on curve."

  3. I think you only need 2 Planeswalkers, not 3. Choose your two favorites (or one off the list I provided) and run those. For me personally, I run Chandra, Torch of Defiance and Elspeth, Knight-Errant , but the choice is ultimately yours.

  4. Feel free to take a look at my deckThe Spirit of '76: Jeskai Lightning Geist for inspiration.

  5. Most of these suggestions come from me as a competitive Modern player. Your deck is tagged as "Modern" so as such I am approaching suggestions in that way, with more competitive (tournament) gameplay in mind.

  6. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!! You have an excellent game-plan, but if you can, remember that "efficiency is key" for decks like this.

All the best, Gofy

pungethu on Oathbreaker Estimated Tier List

3 days ago

I built a deck with Chandra, Torch of Defiance and Devastating Dreams and it seems quiet strong, at least in 1vs1. I get consistent turn 3 Chandra into boardwipe for creatures and lands and from there its just three more turns to her gamewinning ultimate. Therefore i think A Tier might be a better home for her.

Chillerpillar on Lord Windgrace, Semi cEDH

1 week ago

Made some changes before playtesting:


Necropotence ;Discarding to the grave is quite important in this deck so I figured it had to go.

Evolution Sage ; I cant see this ever being good. Chandra, Torch of Defiance and Liliana of the Veil will probably soon follow


Erebos, God of the Dead ; Replacement for Necropotence , also negates the lifegain from all the Aetherflux Reservoir running around and it's indestructible to boot.

Zuran Orb ; Mostly to mitigate the lifeloss from fetches, shocks, card draw, removal and mana rocks. Also gets Dakmor Salvage back in the grave and lets me draw cards from The Gitrog Monster

mazrimtaim on H: Binder W: grixis EDH

1 week ago

I'm looking to build a grixis superfriends deck and am looking for these cards. I have just updated my binder with everything I currently have.


Valuable Haves

the rest is in my binder

GofyTomcat1 on Red wedding copy

1 week ago

Lightning Helix is better than Lightning Strike.

Chandra is too slow for Modern Burn, honestly. However, if you decide you still wanna run her, keep her at 1-2 at most, instead of a set. I'd also recommend Chandra, Torch of Defiance , as she is more modern viable than Fire Artisan is. Additionally you'll probably want 21-22 lands if you want to keep her in the deck. Personally, I wouldn't run PW's in a deck like this at all, having tried a similar concept in the past, but that's just me. If she's working out for you, go for it.

If you can afford it, Goblin Guide in place of the Viashino or Fanatical Firebrand would be a good idea. Modern is a fast format and a 2/2 on turn 1 is a great value for the format.

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Chandra, Torch of Defiance occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.15%

Red: 2.82%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Red: 0.33%

Rakdos: 0.16%