Chandra's Phoenix

Chandra's Phoenix

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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Set Rarity
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Rare
Magic 2014 (M14) Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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

Chandra's Phoenix Discussion

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

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:

Bloodflame Phoenix

Creature - Phoenix

Flying, Lifelink

, 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.

DemonDragonJ on Signature Spellbook: Chandra

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:

Chandra, Torch of Defiance

Past in Flames

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?

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Phoenixes of Invention (Mono-R Phoenix Tribal)

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.

psionictemplar on Phoenixes of Invention (Mono-R Phoenix Tribal)

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.

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legendofa on Chandra, the Elementalist?

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?

TypicalTimmy on Chandra, the Elementalist?

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.

This isn't the first time we have seen this, either. Chandra, Flamecaller creates some more elementals, and then there is Chandra's Phoenix and of course Chandra's Spitfire .

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?

Dredge4life on More Firebirds?

1 year ago

The power of Arclight Phoenix is its ability to go directly into play. Chandra's Phoenix unfortunately only goes back to your hand, so I don’t think it’s worth the include. It’s a cool card, though.

Flooremoji on More Firebirds?

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.

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