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 to your mana pool.
-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."
|Have (2)||metalmagic , gildan_bladeborn|
|Want (3)||fairweathernihilist , Axiomatix , professorllamas2|
Printings View all
|Kaladesh (KLD)||Mythic Rare|
|SDCC Promo 2017 (S17)||None|
|Promo Set (000)||Mythic Rare|
|SDCC Promo 2018 (S18)||Mythic Rare|
Combos Browse all
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Chandra, Torch of Defiance occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.15%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%
Chandra, Torch of Defiance Discussion
4 days ago
First off welcome back to modern, it's been a while I see and yeah... things haven't been too kind to Skred Red, first off I will say that the current lists are likely temur now, here is an example:
That's just to give you an idea of where snow as an archetype has gone nowadays but let's talk about classic skred red. Basically you want to get yourself 4 Arcum's Astrolabe right away, the card quite frankly is broken, it replaces itself and ups your skred snow count right away. Here is a list from MTUgin that I am a fan of:
That list can use a lot of work, for example I think Blast Zone is likely just better than the ratchet bomb, and another little Chandra could be played, but it should give you something to work from. Skred right now can be a little weird, Primeval Titan decks are very good right now meaning being the Blood Moon deck isn't a bad place to be, but you really do lack any meaningful sideboard cards. I'd probably cut the SSG's for Damping Sphere which is also good against titan and storm. If your meta turns out to be a ton of titan you should be decently positioned otherwise one of skred's biggest problems in this day and age is what is becoming the end all and be all of the modern format and that is game actions per turn. Skred has a very low count on this and thus is inherently behind decks like amulet or urza which are doing many things a turn. Now, again Blood Moon can just win games but it is a concern. The temur build solves this problem some but is a very different deck.
As for having to buy new cards, its a reality all us modern players have had to face, 2019 produced a LOT of staple cards: Wrenn and Six, Teferi, Time Raveler, Urza, Lord High Artificer, Arcum's Astrolabe, and Oko, Thief of Crowns to name a few. In a way Skred has a lot less than most decks so there is that to look forward to I guess. My advice to you though is just cast moon, you can update as you go, moon will steal you games while you do. If I were you I would prioritise the Chandra's and Seasoned Pyromancer both seem good here. Let me know what your meta looks like I'd be happy to help you out with a sideboard!
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6 days ago
Kroxa and Rados's Return both feel lackluster here. I'd consider cutting them for some stronger threats that require less buildup, like Grim Flayer, Bonecrusher Giant, or Chandra, Torch of Defiance. I also feel like Angrath's Rampage could be replaced with a Bedevil, but I guess there are some merits to having a sacrifice effect instead.
2 weeks ago
I also still feel like you should continue to consider Chandra, Torch of Defiance. It does so much work. I basically never use the card draw, but find the ramp and removal quite effective, and find that it tends to eat removal because players are overly scared of it.
3 weeks ago
CodyMTG Xikitins Chandra (assuming we're talking about Chandra, Torch of Defiance) isn't all that great since she's 4 mana to ramp 2 more. There are better options that are either 4-for-3, or 4-for-2 that do other things. Her other plus, the pseudo-draw, can hit Helm of the Host which would royally screw the game plan.
1 month ago
Hi Abraxas3719 thank you, I'm glad you like it! Tana & Bruse are a deceptively powerful pair, and for a Naya deck it is surprisingly versatile. It's so cool that you're building a deck for your daughter! Assemble the Legion would fit right in a deck like this one, and there are plenty of Chandras that would fit nicely: Chandra, Acolyte of Flame, Chandra, Torch of Defiance, Chandra, Fire Artisan, Chandra, Pyromaster.
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1 month ago
why shock? or any of the other cheap burn spells that kinda suck in commander? Cut Karn, add Chandra, Torch of Defiance
2 months ago
Arch of Orazca - Repeatable late game draw
Commune with Lava - Late game "draw," can be used end of opponents turn as well
Hedron Archive - Ramp and card draw
Ignite the Future - Very good "draw"
Light Up the Stage - Almost as good "draw"
Mind's Eye - Expensive, but mid-late game draw is always nice
You have virtually no draw, just lots of looting which is fine for GY shenanigans but you will run out of gas quickly.
2 months ago
Arch of Orazca - Re-useable late game card draw
Commune with Lava - See above
Endless Atlas - Repeatable card draw, comes down early.
Hedron Archive - Ramp and card draw in one
Humble Defector - Card draw and politics
Ignite the Future - Card draw that can be re-used
Light Up the Stage - Similar to above
Mind's Eye - Repeatable card draw
Solemn Simulacrum - Ramp and card draw in one
Outpost Siege - Draw