Chandra's Phoenix

Chandra's Phoenix

Creature — Phoenix


Haste (This creature can attack and 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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Set Rarity
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Rare
Magic 2014 (M14) Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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

Chandra's Phoenix Discussion

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Phoenixes of Invention (Mono-R Phoenix Tribal)

1 month ago

psionictemplar: Thanks a lot for the comment. I actually dropped the land count recently after adding Fires of Invention. No card on the deck costs more than five mana, so I can basically stop playing lands at some point. That actually makes Chandra's Regulator quite useful.

Regarding Chandra's Phoenix: I don't play enough damage spells to make it worthwhile, so I'll pass on that.

If you happen to have more ideas, I'd love to hear them. The fires gave the deck quite a boost, but it's still weirdly slow for a red deck.

psionictemplar on Phoenixes of Invention (Mono-R Phoenix Tribal)

1 month ago

I like the theme but feel like you could use a couple more lands for certain. And if you are worried about having too much mana you could always run a couple copies of Chandra's Regulator to help draw out of it.

Flavor suggestion:Chandra's Phoenix

legendofa on Chandra, the Elementalist?

8 months ago

I'm not sure she's really "creating life out of fire." Chandra's Spitfire and Chandra's Phoenix seems to be more like flames shaped into temporary recognizable forms, similar to (maybe just my interpretation of) Master of Waves 's tokens being water temporarily given form. Chandra was introduced in the Lorwyn block, but did she ever come into contact with flamekin?

TypicalTimmy on Chandra, the Elementalist?

8 months ago

So all three new cards for Chandra in C20 allow her to either create or care for elementals. She also has a small slew of elemental creatures tied to her via name.

This isn't the first time we have seen this, either. Chandra, Flamecaller creates some more elementals, and then there is Chandra's Phoenix and of course Chandra's Spitfire .

So my question is, with an established history of being able to manifest Elementals, why is it she has always been the sort of "kill it with fire" Planeswalker, instead?

Another way to ask this very same question (With regards to going down the same line of answering) is this: "Why hasn't this been explored more, and why only now delve into it?"

Additional, I'm curious as to what users on this site think. Do you like Chandra being an Elementalist? Does it feel too odd and is off-putting? Do you think we will see this in a regular and continued basis now? Will Jaya Ballard become our returning Pyromancer?

Dredge4life on More Firebirds?

1 year ago

The power of Arclight Phoenix is its ability to go directly into play. Chandra's Phoenix unfortunately only goes back to your hand, so I don’t think it’s worth the include. It’s a cool card, though.

Flooremoji on More Firebirds?

1 year ago

Hey, I got to thinking, and what I thought was: Arclight Phoenix could use Chandra's Phoenix. I know it won't be reanimated, making it one of the lower rated phoenixes, but it makes all your discard spells (Faithless, Chart, Tormenting) so much more powerful when combined with a Bolt. This let's you discard more non-Bolt cards, and let's you 'Combo' more. This applies more to Runaway Red then UR Arclight.

Reddagger56 on I Bolt The Bird (Skredless Skred)

1 year 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 year 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.

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