Creature — Elemental Cat
: Gain . SPend this mana only to cast an Elemental spell or a Chandra planeswalker spell.
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|Core Set 2020 (M20)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Chandra's Embercat occurrence in decks from the last year
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Chandra's Embercat Discussion
4 months ago
Freakin' love Chandra.
That seems like a few too many planeswalkers. Seems like you could cut some of the weaker ones in order to make your deck more functional, without compromising on flavour. My initial thoughts would be cutting Chandra Nalaar, Chandra, Bold Pyromancer, Chandra, Flame's Catalyst and Chandra, Pyrogenius.
I have a Chandra Tiny Leaders deck with Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh as my general. One of my favourite synergies is with Chandra's Regulator and Chandra's Phoenix, which becomes a real draw engine with any damage output from your planeswalkers.
Chandra's Spitfire is also one of my favourite ways to churn out huge amounts of damage very quickly. It can easily deal 7+ damage a turn. In the same vein, Chandra's Pyreling can be equally devastating, though lacks evasion.
Chandra's Embercat seems pretty good as an elemental that is also a 2-drop and that ramps you into bigger Chandras.
In terms of removal, I would really recommend Pyroclasm as a board wipe. Chandra's Triumph also seems better than what you're currently running. I personally like Devour in Flames, but it may not be worth the tempo loss. Fiery Impulse may as well be your Lightning Bolt. I would remove Chandra's Outburst, Liberating Combustion, Chandra's Pyrohelix or Flame Lash for any of these spells.
5 months ago
SteelSentry except that red DOES have mana dorks, just not as many as green does. They either cost a lot more like Sisters of the Flame or have restrictions where you can use the mana like Smokebraider or Chandra's Embercat and since Jegantha restricts how you can use the mana, it does follow red's version of mana dorks.
8 months ago
I like the deck idea here (Elementals are my favorite!) and totally forgot about Reliquary Tower for my own elementals deck. My deck, Chandra's Elementals, once it gets going lose a lot discarding extra cards so Reliquary is a nice touch you added. It's probably not most people opinion, but I nix pay life lands for a split between temples (the constant scrying when Risen Reef goes off more than once is very helpful to make sure it is more lands you're drawing during it's effect) and basic lands, to me its consistent and costs way less to save your checkbook from some misery. Also a tip someone gave me is creatures that can tap for mana are pretty great like Chandra's Embercat or Leafkin Druid to help early ramp up and take some pressure off early game while you're setting up. I play a super aggro style based on totally spamming elementals to make Risen Reef go crazy, so theres almost no protection except sheer force and creature abilities so take my adivce with a grain of salt, but you can always check my card list to see if theres some lower cost options if it helps.
8 months ago
Brutal_B yeah I like that and I might test it with her and switching around the number of each card to see if I can get good outcomes even more consistently. Mainly my biggest worry is turn 1-3 consistency. As of now I can maybe summon a Chandra's Embercat but other than that I’m usually waiting to turn three to really get started in which time I’m afraid to get swarmed or countered if my opponents board is already starting to gain ground fast. Should switch a card or two for more embercats or cards like it to try for a faster start? Or work on small protection to keep my key pieces alive at the start?
8 months ago
Cards to add:
x1 Lava Coil
1 year ago
SpaceSpiff20, while I get where you are coming from with splashing black and white for better removal options, I just think it would impact my mana too much by going 5 colour. The deck already has issues with being manascrewed so I think I will just keep it at three for now. I am looking to get some of the cards you mentioned, so thank you for those suggestions. I'll put in Smokebraider s for the Chandra's Embercat s, Incandescent Soulstoke s for a Shock and a Leafkin Druid , Nova Chaser for something I'm not sure, and some Unclaimed Territory s for some of the taplands.
kamarupa I like some of the removal options you have suggested and will look at trying to get my hands on some of them. I think that Fog could be especially powerful in this deck because my local playgroup is dominated by mostly aggro and ramp decks with high power creatures. The bounce spells could also be very good because I can also use them on my own creatures to get ETB triggers again.