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|Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01)||Rare|
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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.
Chandra's Phoenix Discussion
4 months 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?
4 months 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?
10 months ago
10 months 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.
11 months ago
Chandra's Phoenix just seems bad. its a hasty 2/2 for three with a super low ceiling. Pia and Kiran Nalaar is less than a $1 a copy and protects koth a lot better. Also with the lack of blood moons in the list it seems like it would be better to plash a color instead of playing mono red. plashing black could open you up to better removal like Terminate and Fatal Push. It would make koth less good but it would open you up to playing some cool black planeswalkers and creatures while still keeping the budget super low. May I also suggest playing Glorybringer as both a great threat and a Roast every time it attacks all for $1.35 a copy.
11 months ago
BS-T Hey thanks for your comment! Here are the choices I made based on your recommandations :
Capricious Efreet stays because it's chaos so it's fun and it's one of the few ways I have to interact with PW and enchantments.
Chandra's Phoenix : out. I like the card but cuts need to be made.
Flametongue Kavu : out. Good card but I'd prefer to do something else at 4 mana.
Goblin Chainwhirler stays because a 3/3 first striker for 3 is decent, it can net me mana depending on how many players we are and it has the potential to remove pesky tokens.
Molten Primordial : out. CMC too high for an unreliable ETB trigger.
Zealous Conscripts : out. I love the card and the potential to take and ultimate a PW, but that's actually a 3/3 haste for 5, so idk.
Chandra, Pyromaster stays because she's card advantage on a budget PW so that's pretty cool :)
Chain Lightning : out.
Seething Song stays because it's typical of red and allows me to have Neheb, the Eternal out T2 with a T1 Mountain + Sol Ring. If I one day decide to put in Simian Spirit Guide, I open the door to a potential T1 Neheb :)
Crystal Ball : out. It was initially there to avoid me having crappy hands over time, but I guess Orrery will do the job better.
11 months ago
This is all stuff I'd consider trim-worthy, mostly just because they are not impactful enough either in the format or in comparison to something else you're already playing:
1 year ago
I think I will definitely have to give Razia's Purification a shot.
I agree with you with respect to Strionic Resonator, while a good card capable of granting me an extra combat phase, would probably not be an optimal addition into my 99. I do run Combat Celebrant, but aside from him and Helm of the Host I have no other means of extra combat steps; however, I did use to run Savage Beating.
I honestly never knew about these red 2-drop take an extra turn cards, and I think running just 1 (possibly even 2) of them will likely be beneficial since this deck can deal so much damage. I do already run Angel's Grace, and your suggestion of cards like Last Chance etc. make complete sense.
I checked out your Modern Sunshine Burn list, and really like it. I had a Boros burn deck a while back in Standard when RTR, Theros, etc. where legal. I used to run the legal burn spells (i.e. Magma Jet, Skullcrack, Boros Charm, Shock) with cards like Chandra's Phoenix, Satyr Firedancer, Spark Trooper, Ash Zealot, and Boros Reckoner. Really miss playing that deck, and would be playing something just like Sunshine Burn if I played Modern.
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