Chandra, Torch of Defiance

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."

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Set Rarity
Signature Spellbook: Chandra (SS3) Mythic Rare
Kaladesh (KLD) Mythic Rare
SDCC Promo 2017 (S17) None
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare
SDCC Promo 2018 (S18) Mythic Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Frontier Legal
Pioneer Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal

Chandra, Torch of Defiance occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.15%

Red: 2.82%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Red: 0.33%

Rakdos: 0.16%

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Chandra, Torch of Defiance Discussion

sergiodelrio on RDW - Multiplayer

2 days ago

I could see Chandra, Torch of Defiance and Koth of the Hammer in this deck as late game bomb 1-of's

MagicMarc on Why Are Planeswalkers So Popular?

6 days ago

Planeswalkers are very popular for casual players as well. Their slow speed to develop is not as big a deal in casual magic.

One of the things planeswalkers do that most other cards don't do is Grow on their own. Beginning the turn you play them, many planeswalker cards become stronger and more game-threatening the longer they remain in play and activate their + abilities. And you don't spend anything to make them grow after the turn you cast them. Adding what can end up being a game-winning threat you dont need to spend mana or other cards on to maintain is very strong in a slower game environment.

Some of them even put constant pressure on your opponents or produce constant threats which allows you the freedom to focus on building your board state, or combo, or whatever.

Card Quality Matters. Planeswalkers, in many cases, are just a better card to play than many others. In formats where turn 5 is not the end of the game, inevitability matters and planeswalkers provide that more than drawing into a Lightning Bolt cor Giant Growth. Compare those two cards to Nissa, Who Shakes the World or Chandra, Torch of Defiance.

stocky on Mardu control pioneer

2 weeks ago

So I took out the ill-gotten Inheritance, doom Foretold, all but mogis for creatures, even added one.

Added in 2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance, 2 Chandra, Fire Artisan, and 2 Angrath, the Flame-Chained. Still trying to put more spot removal in but dont know where yet

MrCuddlefish on Mardu control pioneer

2 weeks ago

My best reccomendations for improving the performance of the deck is to add in more hand disruption such as Thoughtseize and Agonizing Remorse to handle answers for your threats.

I think Mogis, God of Slaughter is a really good idea to pair with your Spectacle cards, and you might want to consider an extra copy.

I'm personally not a fan of Ill-Gotten Inheritance and Forgeborn Oreads since they don't provide very much board presence and are very slow. I'd reccomend maybe replacing them with versatile damage options such as Shock and Lightning Strike.

I like Oath of Kaya but if it is in your deck you should look into putting in more planeswalkers such as Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Chandra, Torch of Defiance, Chandra, Fire Artisan and Chandra, Awakened Inferno.

The deck is super sweet as it is but I think there's potential for it to become something especially good!

Darkshadow327 on Klothys Control EDH

3 weeks ago

Here's my take on what to cut:

These are just my thoughts, hope it helped!

(Also, Pyromancer's Goggles seems good here.)

thijmnesoy on OH LORD JESUS IT'S CORONAVIRUS | WASH YOUR HANDS

4 weeks ago

@DodoDixie I thought about putting that card (Furious Rise) in my list as well. I think it's a pretty cool card, but maybe it's just a worse Chandra, Fire Artisan or Chandra, Torch of Defiance ¯ \ _ (ツ ) _ / ¯. Anyways, I will try it out and I'll let you know how it works out for me.

NorinTheWise on Norin's ETB Extravaganza

1 month ago

Profet93

Thanks for all the awesome suggestions, you got me back into hardcore brewing mode! I have been workshopping this deck for a long time and am excited about the direction it has taken. Although the deck could be slightly more consistent without it, I am proud of how well the decks sub theme of playing other peoples cards is integrated.

First off, I dove head long into solving the card draw problem. I added your suggestions: Hedron Archive, Outpost Siege, Arch of Orazca, and Humble Defector. I also took on the card draw challenge by changing the deck up a little bit and going big mana/artifact. I added cards like Thran Dynamo, Hedron Archive, Curse of Opulence, and Ugin, the Ineffable. (Ugin can be a powerhouse in this deck with almost half the spells being colorless.) With having more mana I added spells like The Immortal Sun and Tower of Fortunes which can now be played and/or activated far earlier than their respective curve.

Personally I am not a fan of Plainswalkers as a whole in the game of MtG. I don't like the way they slow down the game. I added Ugin mainly for his passive ability, with the bonus of his card draw, but otherwise have shied away from plainswalkers in most of my decks. Thus, Chandra, Torch of Defiance isn't really my cup of tea. I even opted for The Immortal Sun instead of Staff of Nin in order to shut down others plainswalkers.

I added Buried Ruin, it was a great reccomendation.

I have opted away from Goblin Matron since I have very few Goblins and it feels more situational in that case.

I have been debating Flametongue Kavu since the beginning but just couldn't figure out what I wanted to get rid of to add it. But with all of the positive feedback I have seen on that card I am finally hopping on the bandwagon!

I am still debating Volcanic Offering. I think it will depend on my playgroup more than anything. Kind of a side board card for me.

Your Norin deck is fantastic as well, I enjoyed looking it over. I will right a few suggestions I have in the comments soon!

Cheers!

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