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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."
3 weeks ago
elliotmward97: So I actually used to run Red Elemental Blast, Pyroblast, Tibalt's Trickery and Withering Boon but didn't feel I was getting enough mileage out of them. Imp's Mischief and Deflecting Swat are both great in any black and/or red deck, I just don't have a copy of either unfortunately lol.
Hidetsugu, Devouring Chaos is a card I really liked thematically, but in practice just never felt good to draw. Even going infinite with Dockside and Technomancer requires your opponents to have at least seven Enchantments and Artifacts - which totally is gonna happen sometimes, but definitely not all the time.
Chandra, Torch of Defiance is another card I used to run (and quite liked) but got cut for Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast as Daretti just synergized with the deck better. Chandra may yet make it back into the deck, though!
As for cuts, I'm not totally sure but probably Hellkite Tyrant in favour of Ancient Copper Dragon. Tyrant is great but also extremely telegraphed. I'd probably look at Professional Face-Breaker or either Mayhem Devil or Nadier's Nightblade (depending on your playstyle) as a cut for Imperial Recruiter. And although Goblin Welder is a favourite of mine, it's likely on the chopping block if I do pick up a Ragavan.
3 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
Hey again! I just wanted to say I did know about the Blasphemous Act + Repercussion combo, and was able to fit it in comfortably! While I couldn’t find room for Seething Song, I did however find a way to combo Blasphemous Act + Repercussion with Dictate of the Twin Gods, so that way it doubles the damage twice (13 -> 26 to the creatures, then 26 -> 52 to the creature’s controller). And while I couldn’t afford Demonic Tutor, I did find a better replacement for Diabolic Tutor, being Profane Tutor. Basically a Demonic Tutor but you have to wait two turns. Oh and I also managed to add Chandra, Torch of Defiance in there as well, for more burn synergy and free .
If you’d like, you can also check out the mono- control deck I made based on a build my college friend had!
1 month ago
Good article, but one small thing: there is another planeswalker that can up loyalty on other planeswalkers. I've always thought Chandra, Acolyte of Flame has been an insanely underrated card, and her faux "+1" ability is one of those reasons. She makes cards like Chandra, Torch of Defiance and Nahiri, the Harbinger waaaaay more dangerous.
1 month ago
Out: Burning Earth
In my playgroup, I don't think Burning Earth will work well enough. Also, unless I swap in more basic lands, it will likely do more damage to me than anyone else! Chandra, Torch of Defiance has so much versatility for 4 CMC - mana ramp, card draw, and group slug effects. I will play test it and see how it goes.
2 months ago
Not gonna lie, I forgot that Homeward Path existed. lol Definitely worth considering.
I wasn't too keen on cutting Humble Defector. I didn't want to cut ramp or removal since I'm kind of light on both, but I agree that both cards you listed are a bit weak. I think Heraldic Banner might be the cut to make there.
Wheel of Misfortune has too much text and gives me a headache. That's why it's not included. lol I'm also not looking to mass fill my graveyard making it a prime Bojuka Bog (or similar) target. Just going for targeted discard at the moment.
Chandra, Torch of Defiance is a card that I think I have two or three of and they all see use in other decks at the moment. I agree that it's not needed but definitely useful. I'll have to take a second look some time.
Dualcaster Mage is a super sneaky one. I'm more prone to the big, splashy play but I totally agree that the utility is there. Great suggestion!
Thanks for all the advice! Gonna have to take a another look at tweaking this deck soon.
2 months ago
Homeward Path - Your entire deck is based on 1) Your commander 2) Big creatures in GY. If someone steals your commander or reanimates your creature's you're SOL unless you draw into 1 of your 2 boardwipes. Meta dependent but worth considering
Humble Defector - Synergy with above. I saw in your update you removed it because cuts are hard these days. I would remove smelt or heraldic banner for humble defector as they are your weakest cards by far
Wheel of Misfortune - Fills your yard, fills your hand. Not sure why this isn't included.
Vandalblast > Smelt - Strict upgrade
Chandra, Torch of Defiance - Draw, ramp, removal and wincon all in 1. Not needed, but helpful
Dualcaster Mage - Super utility. Counter counterspells, copy opposing removal, draw, extra turns, mass reanimation etc.... Moreover, with him in the grave, you can hold up feldon to copy whatever spell you might need. The flexibility in his utility is strong, don't sleep on it
Let me know what you think of each suggestion.
3 months ago
It seems that the database is missing the versions of Hidden Strings and Approach of the Second Sun from the Pioneer Challenger decks. It may also be missing the other cards from those decks, Isolate, Silkwrap, Spell Queller, Chandra, Torch of Defiance, Wild Slash, Searing Blood, Lurrus of the Dream-Den, and Ethereal Armor. I think the set number is Q06 for all of them