Chandra's Phoenix


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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


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

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1 month 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)

2 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)

2 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

3 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

3 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.

nuperokaso on Card creation challenge

3 months ago

Make a support card for Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded which makes him playable. This is the same task as when Wizards printed Chandra's Phoenix, which works well with Chandra Ablaze.

Boza on Pattern Recognition #71 - Fuel ...

3 months ago

Ontario, Maro has since said that a return to Tarkir is likely, as the plane itself was well-liked, despite Dragons being less successful in market research than Khans. But most of that can be attributed to the fact that Khans was the first set of a block, while Dragons was the third (in fact, the last third set ever).

While I do not know how exactly the SB started (I too think this is a good topic for a PR article), it is the opposite of cheating - SBs allow play to be normalized. Every deck has good matchups and bad matchups.

For example, mono red aggro is traditionally good vs control decks, becuase its threats are faster than a control decks responses. However, with sideboarding, a control deck can bring answers like Murderous Cut that play well versus aggro decks, but not others. Similarly, an aggro deck in game 2 will bring in slower but more resilient threats like Chandra's Phoenix to be able to grind through a control deck's removal. This helps to alliviate archetype mismatches.

Heck, even in Limited a card like Pierce the Sky is not a good card to start in your main deck in Dominaria Limited. However, it is a great card to bring in the deck if your opponent is blue/White, which normally have a lot of fliers.

SBs allow for varied gameplay and are vital part of deck construction.

Oroskan on Phoenix Discard tribal

3 months ago

This was designed to be a deck that used burn spells somewhat sparingly to get deal with anything that could stop the phoenixes from hitting for flying damage, and to get back Chandra's Phoenix from the graveyard. The idea is that it is a aggro variant that uses lots of evasive creatures that are hard to remove to get in consistent flying damage, and to discard pheonixes that can be returned in order to utilise the increased efficency of cards such as Jaya Ballard, Task Mage and Lightning Axe. I would classify it as a aggro deck, but one that's goal is not to win fast, but to establish a board presence that can be reccured.

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