Chandra, Torch of Defiance

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal

Chandra, Torch of Defiance

Legendary 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: Gain .

-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."

wallisface on Super Budget Janktastic SEE THE WILDFIRE

4 weeks ago

I'm not sure what the win-condition is here.

Even after your Bloodbraid Marauder/Gaea's Will combo, you still need to pay mana for the spells you're casting from the grave etc, so it's not netting you any insane amount of value. Even if you ramp really heavily I don't see you being able to cast more than 2 spells after resolving a Bloodbraid Marauder. But also, those spells you'll be recasting aren't actually particularly useful, as they don't really hurt the opponent at all.

Imo you need some way to actually win against an opponent. At the moment it looks like you pretty-much need Chandra, Torch of Defiance to do a LOT of work to get even close to getting your opponent to 10 life... but you don't really have the tools to keep her alive long enough to close a game out.

Zachdefend on Exit to Exile (Upgraded)

4 weeks ago

Any chance that Chandra, Torch of Defiance would be a good fit for this deck?

wallisface on

1 month ago

Some thoughts:

  • Without any kind of mana-acceleration, I think it is a bad plan to assume a game will last long enough to ever have more than 5 lands in play. This is especially the case for your brew here, which looks like it wants to be playing fast and aggressively. I don't ever see you being able to cast either of Chandra, Flame's Fury or Brass's Bounty, and I don't ever see you getting the ability of Dragonmaster Outcast to trigger. While Chandra, Torch of Defiance does provide some mana, its uses are kindof niche and personally i'd also suggest ditching that, and going to 23 lands.

  • Lightning Bolt is better than Play with Fire, and probably more useful than Lightning Axe also.

  • Sticky Fingers feels like a really bad card, in that your creature is never realistically going to be able to deal combat damage with it, and if you're opponent can kill your creature in response to the cast, you won't even get the draw from it.

  • Strike it Rich might be a card worth considering to allow for some better early-game setup?

Xica on Chandra or Blood Moon?

2 months ago

I have to point out that Chandra, Torch of Defiance is not what she used to be.

In my estimation she was up there head to head Jace, the Mind Sculptor as the most powerful walker at 4 mana. Then planswalker targeting rules got "errata-ed".

Before the errata, her 1st ability (like all damage aimed at players) could be redirected to hit walkers - which couldn't be targeted by damage spell, instead you had to redirect the damage you aimed at the player controlling the walker.

As such Chandra, Dressed to Kill is "THE" red planeswalker.

In regards to Blood Moon i would say that its likely to become more and more powerful, as effective zero deckbuilding cost domain decks are likely to become more and more common due to cards like Prismatic Ending & Leyline Binding. Which make things like aspiring spike's self mill combo borderline immune to hate.
I would also like to note, that said deck is likely to become the Tier0,5 to Tier0 format warping force. Free counters + t3feri + 2 playset of universal removal + instant win?
...i have hard time immaginig hate cards that could work.

Yes, blood moon is not an auto win.
However it delays your opponent enough to give you a fighting chance.

wallisface on Chandra or Blood Moon?

2 months ago

I feel like the wrong deck might be linked here? There's never any reason for this kind of shell to be running Chandra, Torch of Defiance at all imo. Whether or not you run Blood Moon is entirely a meta call, as Icbrgr already mentioned, but again I'm not sure this deck really wants to be fighting down that avenue.

Why are you feeling the need to splash red in this deck? What are you hoping Chandra, Torch of Defiance or Blood Moon will actually accomplish here?

Icbrgr on Chandra or Blood Moon?

2 months ago

Blood Moon is just meta dependent... its a great card for sure some decks just dont care about it and can get needed basics in play before blood moon matters.... I say if you feel blood moon would perform well in your playgroup then absolutely go for it.

IMO Chandra, Torch of Defiance is just amazing in general... but i dont think she is worth splashing over.... but splashing red for moon and artifact hate or Abrade seems reasonable.

Dead_Blue_ on Chandra or Blood Moon?

2 months ago

Should I run Blood Moon or Chandra, Torch of Defiance in this deck Control

I think the idea of running Jace & Chandra together could be powerful but Blood Moon could be the better call currently. Thoughts?

lcarl3035 on Kardur Fight Club

3 months ago

I don't think Chandra, Acolyte of Flame is a good fit for this deck. Maybe consider Chandra, Torch of Defiance for a small amount of mana production and card advantage?

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