Creature — Phoenix
Haste (This creature can attack and as soon as it comes under your control.)
Whenever an opponent is dealt damage by a red instant or sorcery spell you control or by a red planeswalker you control, return Chandra's Phoenix from your graveyard to your hand.
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|Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01)||Rare|
|Magic 2014 (M14)||Rare|
|2012 Core Set (M12)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Chandra's Phoenix Discussion
1 month ago
I think a life-oriented phoenix is the best option, Garza's Assassin is the most similar, but I think red can flavorfully spend life like that, also if a Phoenix costs life to come back, I think it makes sense that it has other life-related abilities:
Creature - Phoenix
, Pay half your life, rounded up: Return Bloodflame Phoenix from your graveyard to the battlefield. Activate this ability only during your upkeep.
I'd like to see another Phoenix, but neither a phoenix lord or a repeated method of return.
- Akoum Firebird - Landfall
- Arclight Phoenix - Storm
- Ashcloud Phoenix - Morph
- Bogardan Phoenix - Counter
- Chandra's Phoenix - Opponent dealt Damage from Instant/Sorcery or Chandra
- Everquill Phoenix - Mutate & Artifact Token
- Firestorm Phoenix - Delayed casting
- Firewing Phoenix - Mana cost
- Flamewake Phoenix - Ferocious
- Flame-Wreathed Phoenix - Tribute (very weak, why is this mythic?)
- Immortal Phoenix - No requirement
- Kuldotha Phoenix - Metalcraft
- Magma Phoenix - Mana cost
- Molten Firebird - Skip draw step
- Phoenix of Ash - Escape
- Rekindling Phoenix - Creature token
- Shard Phoenix - Mana cost with timeing restriction
- Shivan Phoenix - No requirement
- Skarrgan Firebird - Opponent dealt damage
- Skyfire Phoenix - Commander
- Spellpyre Phoenix - Cycling
- Warcry Phoenix - Battalion
- Worldheart Phoenix - cost
3 months ago
The next installment in the Signature Spellbook series has been announced, and it is Signature Spellbook: Chandra!
I imagine that many people predicted that there would eventually be an SS for Chandra, so this is not a major surprise, but what is good about this announcement is that the Signature Spellbook series shall continue, since I was worried that the Commander Collection series had replaced SS, so I am very glad to see that that is not the case.
The first two cards to be revealed are:
Which is surprising, since the first two Signature Spellbooks (Jace and Gideon) contained the original incarnations of those characters, whereas this installment contains a newer version of its character.
Judging from the inclusion of PiF, I believe that it is safe to presume that this set shall have a great emphasis on instants and sorceries. Among the cards that I am hoping to see are Chandra's Fury, Chandra's Outrage, and/or Chandra's Phoenix. A user on another forum wished to see Fireball, a classic red spell, in this set, but I would rather see either Rolling Thunder or Comet Storm, since they are both vastly superior to fireball for only one more red mana each.
This product shall be released on June 26, 2020, so I shall be certain to update this thread as further information is revealed.
What does everyone else say about this? Are you excited for this product?
5 months ago
psionictemplar: Thanks a lot for the comment. I actually dropped the land count recently after adding Fires of Invention. No card on the deck costs more than five mana, so I can basically stop playing lands at some point. That actually makes Chandra's Regulator quite useful.
Regarding Chandra's Phoenix: I don't play enough damage spells to make it worthwhile, so I'll pass on that.
If you happen to have more ideas, I'd love to hear them. The fires gave the deck quite a boost, but it's still weirdly slow for a red deck.
5 months ago
I like the theme but feel like you could use a couple more lands for certain. And if you are worried about having too much mana you could always run a couple copies of Chandra's Regulator to help draw out of it.
Flavor suggestion:Chandra's Phoenix
1 year ago
I'm not sure she's really "creating life out of fire." Chandra's Spitfire and Chandra's Phoenix seems to be more like flames shaped into temporary recognizable forms, similar to (maybe just my interpretation of) Master of Waves 's tokens being water temporarily given form. Chandra was introduced in the Lorwyn block, but did she ever come into contact with flamekin?
1 year ago
So all three new cards for Chandra in C20 allow her to either create or care for elementals. She also has a small slew of elemental creatures tied to her via name.
So my question is, with an established history of being able to manifest Elementals, why is it she has always been the sort of "kill it with fire" Planeswalker, instead?
Another way to ask this very same question (With regards to going down the same line of answering) is this: "Why hasn't this been explored more, and why only now delve into it?"
Additional, I'm curious as to what users on this site think. Do you like Chandra being an Elementalist? Does it feel too odd and is off-putting? Do you think we will see this in a regular and continued basis now? Will Jaya Ballard become our returning Pyromancer?
1 year ago
1 year ago
Hey, I got to thinking, and what I thought was: Arclight Phoenix could use Chandra's Phoenix. I know it won't be reanimated, making it one of the lower rated phoenixes, but it makes all your discard spells (Faithless, Chart, Tormenting) so much more powerful when combined with a Bolt. This let's you discard more non-Bolt cards, and let's you 'Combo' more. This applies more to Runaway Red then UR Arclight.