Chandra's Phoenix

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 (M14) Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Chandra's Phoenix

Creature — Phoenix

Flying

Haste (This creature can attack and {T} as soon as it comes under your control.)

Whenever an opponent is dealt damage by a red instant or sorcery spell you control or by a red planeswalker you control, return Chandra's Phoenix from your graveyard to your hand.

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Chandra's Phoenix Discussion

Reddagger56 on I Bolt The Bird (Skredless Skred)

4 weeks ago

Chandra's Phoenix just seems bad. its a hasty 2/2 for three with a super low ceiling. Pia and Kiran Nalaar is less than a $1 a copy and protects koth a lot better. Also with the lack of blood moons in the list it seems like it would be better to plash a color instead of playing mono red. plashing black could open you up to better removal like Terminate and Fatal Push. It would make koth less good but it would open you up to playing some cool black planeswalkers and creatures while still keeping the budget super low. May I also suggest playing Glorybringer as both a great threat and a Roast every time it attacks all for $1.35 a copy.

WizardOfTheNorthernCoast on Help me get to 100 ...

1 month ago

BS-T Hey thanks for your comment! Here are the choices I made based on your recommandations :

Capricious Efreet stays because it's chaos so it's fun and it's one of the few ways I have to interact with PW and enchantments.

Chandra's Phoenix : out. I like the card but cuts need to be made.

Flametongue Kavu : out. Good card but I'd prefer to do something else at 4 mana.

Goblin Chainwhirler stays because a 3/3 first striker for 3 is decent, it can net me mana depending on how many players we are and it has the potential to remove pesky tokens.

Molten Primordial : out. CMC too high for an unreliable ETB trigger.

Zealous Conscripts : out. I love the card and the potential to take and ultimate a PW, but that's actually a 3/3 haste for 5, so idk.

Chandra, Pyromaster stays because she's card advantage on a budget PW so that's pretty cool :)

Chain Lightning : out.

Seething Song stays because it's typical of red and allows me to have Neheb, the Eternal out T2 with a T1 Mountain + Sol Ring. If I one day decide to put in Simian Spirit Guide, I open the door to a potential T1 Neheb :)

Crystal Ball : out. It was initially there to avoid me having crappy hands over time, but I guess Orrery will do the job better.

BS-T on Help me get to 100 ...

1 month ago

This is all stuff I'd consider trim-worthy, mostly just because they are not impactful enough either in the format or in comparison to something else you're already playing:

Capricious Efreet

Chandra's Phoenix

Flametongue Kavu

Goblin Chainwhirler

Molten Primordial

Zealous Conscripts - without Kiki?

Chandra, Pyromaster

Chain Lightning

Seething Song

Crystal Ball

[email protected] on Angry Birds - Transcending the Single Combat Phase

3 months ago

I think I will definitely have to give Razia's Purification a shot.

I agree with you with respect to Strionic Resonator, while a good card capable of granting me an extra combat phase, would probably not be an optimal addition into my 99. I do run Combat Celebrant, but aside from him and Helm of the Host I have no other means of extra combat steps; however, I did use to run Savage Beating.

I honestly never knew about these red 2-drop take an extra turn cards, and I think running just 1 (possibly even 2) of them will likely be beneficial since this deck can deal so much damage. I do already run Angel's Grace, and your suggestion of cards like Last Chance etc. make complete sense.

I checked out your Modern Sunshine Burn list, and really like it. I had a Boros burn deck a while back in Standard when RTR, Theros, etc. where legal. I used to run the legal burn spells (i.e. Magma Jet, Skullcrack, Boros Charm, Shock) with cards like Chandra's Phoenix, Satyr Firedancer, Spark Trooper, Ash Zealot, and Boros Reckoner. Really miss playing that deck, and would be playing something just like Sunshine Burn if I played Modern.

Xica on Mono-Red Demigod (Competitive Budget Deck)

5 months ago

(even in a such decks Chandra's Phoenix still is only a really bad 5-6th Squee, Goblin Nabob)

Xica on Mono-Red Demigod (Competitive Budget Deck)

5 months ago

I would ditch Avatar of Discord, you lack the required support of madness cards to make it worth it (not to mention the astronomical mana costs, the combination of casting it + madnessing something can have). In lieu of those it also suffers from the same problem Bloodrage Brawler does. If it gets killed/exiled (or even bounced) you got a tremendous card disadavnatage - and its hard to cast if you topdeck it late game.

Chandra's Phoenix is not as bad, as avatar, but this is just not hte right deck for it. It would thrive in any burn/control deck that can reliably hit face and need cards as fodder for large red spells like Lightning Axe, Knollspine Invocation, Jaya Ballard, Task Mage... etc. This deck only play 6x cards that fulfill the phoenix's reanimation clause, and you would still have to cast it, as you don't have much use for it as a discard fodder (outside of looting it away)

Kjartan on Izzet Aggro Red/Blue

5 months ago

You don't need 28 lands in an aggressive deck. That being said as long as you play this many 4 drops, you probably can't drop down the the 20 or less most aggro decks run. 22-23 Perhaps?

There are some cards in your deck that there are just better versions of out there.

Shock and Shivan Fire - could both be Lightning Bolts and if bolt is too expensive, then Burst Lightnings.

Valley Dashers could be Stormchaser Mages. Not a direct upgrade, but surely better.

Probably at least 1 Negate should be a Mana Leak to gain some reach.

Flamewake Phoenix's ability to return is almost irrelevant here. Could just be a Chandra's Phoenix. It's cheaper too, so you could get some extra cards out of a trade.

Storm Sculptor doesn't do much for you. You have no highly rellevant ETB abilities, so you could just drop it for a cheaper evasive card, like Skywinder Drake or if you're feeling frisky, stay at four cmc and run Impaler Shrike. This is of course budget examples, for just a little more money you can have the much better Nimble Obstructionist.

Maaagic on Burn

5 months ago

punchbattle, thanks! I haven't been able to update them in awhile though. Some more things to mention:

This card is a bit of a tempo/midrange card, but if you really want to be spell-centric then Young Pyromancer would be a great choice.

If you are concerned about removal, then Chandra's Phoenix might be a good two-of. I used to run it in my budget version before I finished the deck and it annoyed people more than you think. It will deal at least 4-6 damage a game, can chump in a pinch, and is a recurring nightmare (pardon the pun). No one wants to Path to Exile a creature in a burn deck, as giving your opponent extra free mana and deck thinning in a situation like that is pretty bad. The only choice people have is to destroy it and hope you don't draw burn. Or if you have an Isochron Scepter than things get difficult.

A card like Isochron Scepter would be especially good in a situation like this, and I would run at least three.

Your creature split could go something like this:

11 Creatures 4x Young Pyromancer 2x Grim Lavamancer 3x Vexing Devil 2x Chandra's Phoenix

If you do this then I would recommend getting rid of Seal of Fire. I would also add another Isochron Scepter.

SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT TO NOTICE: If you feel like your opponent will be fighting back against Young Pyromancer postboard then side them out!

Maybe go up one more land?

These are all ideas and use them to your will.

I also think it is funny how much we can talk about burn, a seemingly simplistic strategy (in the eyes of people who don't know better) this much.

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