Chandra, Torch of Defiance

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy 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
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard 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: Add .

-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 any target (creature, player, planeswalker or battle).

Rhadamanthus on Fumiko the Lowblood

3 months ago

I feel like getting things rolling before too many turns pass is still the weak point. More ramp and/or early game plays would probably help. In terms of budget, I’m not looking to spend a whole lot on making more changes. The high-dollar cards that happen to be in here are mostly just luck from the things I’ve been able to collect while playing for almost 30 years.

Right now the draw is limited to the “impulse draw” effects like Outpost Siege, Chandra, Torch of Defiance, Oracle's Vault and Experimental Frenzy. I agree a wheel or two in here would help. I know I have a couple Wheel of Fortune in a casual goblin deck that doesn’t get much play. For some reason I thought it was banned in Commander. Do you think Elkin Bottle is any good or is it too clunky?

I agree with your suggestions for Mind Stone and Ancient Tomb. I’ll dig around and see if I already have any extras. I think a Fire Diamond might be good as well.

I think I’ll keep Experimental Frenzy. It’s great as a mid to late game Future Sight when I start running out of things to do.

Profet93 on Kurkesh Land Destruction Ramp

3 months ago

Killer_Manfred +1

Given over 1/3rd of your deck are artifacts, have you considered adding in a cost reducer such as Cloud Key/Semblance Anvil/Ugin Ineffable? Also, Sensei's Divining Top seems like it can be put to work. It's normal utility is great, adding your commander for continuous draw seems even better. Moreover, combining Cost Reducer + Top + Mystic Forge = Draw your entire deck. Each card is useful on it's own and you only would need 2 cuts.

One potential cut is Mazemind Tome as it's similar to top and not that great for draw. Phyrexian Processor is another to consider given it's all eggs in a basket kind of thing. You pay a large amount of life and 4-8 mana to make 1 - 2 big creatures without trample or abilities. I don't see how that furthers your game plan. Planar Portal feels unnecessary given you already run planar bridge. Is there a specific non-permanent card you want tutored to your hand rather than brought on the field?

Another card to highly consider consider is Rings of Brighthearth. Rings + Basalt + 2 mana = Infinite mana. Add Top = Infinite draw. Not to mention that rings itself is highly synergistic, allows you additional commander redundancy should he be unavailable (you know, after people target you for destroying their lands). Rings + Everflowing Chalice (4 counters) + Voltaic Key = Infinite mana. There are plenty of more combos with rings that should not be overlooked as well.

A Deflecting Swat could come in handy. Redirect targeted removal, draw, extra turns and more! Chandra, Torch of Defiance is versatile utility - Draw, ramp, removal and potential wincon! It's a great Turn 3 play. Jeska's Will is powerful, even more so here where their lack of lands = high # of cards in hand. And lastly, Skullclamp is great for draw with nice myr synergy.

Should you need more cuts if the recommendations interest you, I can provide them. Let me know what you think of each suggestions, looking forward to your response.

Icbrgr on Igne Natura Renovatur Integra: the Inferno of Pan

5 months ago

I get that 4 drops seems scary/odd in Mono-Red... but because of your current land count this can very easily become a "Skred-Red" decklist (won a GP a few years back)... consider Mind Stone and you can have a Turn 3 Koth of the Hammer/Chandra, Torch of Defiance very easily and at its worst it draws/digs deeper in your deck for more burn spells... also Pyrite Spellbomb is great for creatures with protection from red or just burn or more draw... and Blood Moon can just become free wins for you.

9-lives on Igne Natura Renovatur Integra: the Inferno of Pan

5 months ago

Icbrgr I happen to own Chandra, Fire Artisan, and she's alright. I wouldn't use the cards Koth of the Hammer or Chandra, Torch of Defiance simply because they are 4-drops. That would help in the long term game tremendously, but not necessarily any fast games. I could have nearly 4 burn cards on the 4th turn if I go first, which would be far better than running one of those cards. And, I could run snow mountains, but for only Scrying Sheets or Skred? If I could find better burn cards with snow than the ones I'm running, I would certainly switch. Although, the mana ramp is nice.

tkjanacek on Mogis Ravel

7 months ago

I really like the Teferi's Puzzle box, that's a cool addition. Street Wraith only replaces itself and does nothing else, that's not really card draw. Thrill of Possibility is a good card, but it's not really a replacement for Theater of Horrors, as it's one-off card filtering rather than repeated card advantage. Underworld Connections, Crystal Ball, Sarkhan the Mad, Chandra, Pyromaster, Chandra, Torch of Defiance, Chandra, Fire Artisan are more comparable.

Filtering, or looting, is also very strong. Bitter Reunion, Faithless Looting, Daretti, Scrap Savant

Wheeling deals a ton of damage with Underworld Dreams, refills your hand, and often disrupts your opponents. Magus of the Wheel, Incendiary Command, Chandra Ablaze

I have a couple more suggestions you might like: Ill-Gotten Inheritance, Mayhem Devil, Burning Inquiry

wallisface on Super Budget Janktastic SEE THE WILDFIRE

8 months 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)

8 months ago

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

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