Chandra Tribal: a deck I once thought was a pipe dream. Sure, it was possible to lump a bunch of Chandras into a deck and call it tribal, but the flow of the deck was unbearably jarring. Then Wizards released Core Set 2020 and with it Chandra's Regulator, Chandra's Embercat and Chandra, Acolyte of Flame. With these smoother synergy pieces, the concept of a fully functioning Chandra tribal deck began to take form.

But who will take the lead? To answer that question, we need to go back to Magic Origins, when the quintessential characters from the Gatewatch were chosen to make their debut in an incredibly unique way: flip walkers. We were introduced to our fab five just before they gained their sparks. Jace, Liliana, Gideon, Nissa and Chandra were all printed as creatures with unique abilities. This incredibly fun and interesting card design allows us to do the ultimate Commander taboo: have a planeswalker as our commander. Enter Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh.

Who better to lead Chandra tribal than Chandra herself? This particular iteration is a powerhouse in every sense of the word. She is never meant to stay in her pre-spark form for long, and once her spark ignites, she becomes a ticking time bomb. If left unchecked, her flame will become a raging inferno. But how do we build a specific Planeswalker tribal? Come with me to Keral Keep, and I will show you the pure power of pyromancy. 

Fire Starters

In a deck that focuses mainly on planeswalkers, having a few warm bodies to defend is incredibly important. It doesn't hurt if those bodies happen to have some devilishly singe-ful (get it?) abilities.

Mono-red is not known for its ramp, so what does Chandra do? She makes her own mana dork to help along the way. Chandra's Embercat can tap for red for Chandra spells, which can help lighten the load (since the majority of Chandras have an average converted mana cost of 5).

Neheb, the Eternal is a spikier way to help cast your spells in this deck. Generating one red mana for each 1 life opponents have lost can really add up in a burn deck. Being able to ult your commander and have 18 red mana in your mana pool can be a terrifying threat (especially if you have X spells in hand).

What would this deck be without searing pings of damage? Cards like Keral Keep Disciples and Karplusan Hound are more than meets the eye. At first glance, one would think they were placeholders—after all, they were printed in the Planeswalker decks, so how good could they be?

The answer is "phenomenally good." Keral Keep Disciples allows you to deal 1 damage to each opponent every time you activate a Chandra's loyalty ability. In a deck that runs 15 Chandra planeswalkers, this damage adds up quickly. Karplusan Hound is no different. Shocking any target upon attack can deal a deadly blow to a blocker, take a walker down a peg, or simply scald your opponent's face. While 1 or 2 damage seems minimal in the beginning, over time it can add up and really give your opponent's third degree.

Lastly, we have one of the fiercest flames in Chandra's arsenal: Torbran, Thane of Red Fell All of your red sources now deal 2 more damage. Mono-red is known for shooting fast-paced damage to your face, but it's also known to run out of steam quickly. Torbran is here to help pick up the pace by increasing every flame your fling.

Burn Baby Burn

Planewalkers usually deal minimal amounts of damage (excluding their ultimates). Most of our Chandras deal an average of 2 damage to a player, with the occasional dealing 3 or 4. How can we maximize the damage we deal through our upticks?

Furnace of Rath and Dictate of the Twin Gods are incredibly risky enchantments to have out on the battlefield, but the rewards are high. Both enchantments double damage on the board globally. Being able to have a Chandra's +1 deal 4 damage rather 2 can help with creature removal as well as increased damage to your opponents.

What's better than double damage? Triple damage! Fiery Emancipation helps feed the flame of our beautiful blaze. This enchantment is a cut above the rest, because it is not global. Having only our sources deal triple damage is absolutely nauseating and puts a huge bullseye on your back, and for good reason. Having this out and ulting your Commander for her -7 will devastate your opponents. 18 damage is way more impactful than 6, huh?

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-Redhead Aggro by Chase Carroll

'Mono-Redhead Aggro' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Chase Carroll

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Commander

Market Price: $256.92

Cards

Jaya Ballard, Task Mage

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.22

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{R}, {T}, Discard a card: Destroy target blue permanent.
{1}{R}, {T}, Discard a card: Jaya Ballard, Task Mage deals 3 damage to any target. A creature dealt damage this way can't be regenerated this turn.
{5}{R}{R}, {T}, Discard a card: Jaya Ballard deals 6 damage to each creature and each player.

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Akroma, Angel of Fury

Color Identity:R

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This spell can't be countered.
Flying, trample, protection from white and from blue
{R}: Akroma, Angel of Fury gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
Morph {3}{R}{R}{R} (You may cast this card face down as a 2/2 creature for {3}. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)

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Chandra, Pyromaster

Color Identity:R

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+1: Chandra, Pyromaster deals 1 damage to target player or planeswalker and 1 damage to up to one target creature that player or that planeswalker's controller controls. That creature can't block this turn.
0: Exile the top card of your library. You may play it this turn.
−7: Exile the top ten cards of your library. Choose an instant or sorcery card exiled this way and copy it three times. You may cast the copies without paying their mana costs.

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Chandra, Flame's Fury

Color Identity:R

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+1: Chandra, Flame's Fury deals 2 damage to any target.
−2: Chandra, Flame's Fury deals 4 damage to target creature and 2 damage to that creature's controller.
−8: Chandra, Flame's Fury deals 10 damage to target player and each creature that player controls.

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Sol Ring

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{T}: Add {C}{C}.

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Jaya's Immolating Inferno

Color Identity:R

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(You may cast a legendary sorcery only if you control a legendary creature or planeswalker.)
Jaya's Immolating Inferno deals X damage to each of up to three targets.

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Karn's Bastion

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{T}: Add {C}.
{4}, {T}: Proliferate. (Choose any number of permanents and/or players, then give each another counter of each kind already there.)

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Contagion Engine

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When Contagion Engine enters the battlefield, put a -1/-1 counter on each creature target player controls.
{4}, {T}: Proliferate, then proliferate again. (Choose any number of permanents and/or players, then give each another counter of each kind already there. Then do it again.)

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Karplusan Hound

Color Identity:R

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Whenever Karplusan Hound attacks, if you control a Chandra planeswalker, this creature deals 2 damage to any target.

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Chandra, Fire Artisan

Color Identity:R

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Whenever one or more loyalty counters are removed from Chandra, Fire Artisan, she deals that much damage to target opponent or planeswalker.
+1: Exile the top card of your library. You may play it this turn.
−7: Exile the top seven cards of your library. You may play them this turn.

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Chandra, Novice Pyromancer

Color Identity:R

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+1: Elementals you control get +2/+0 until end of turn.
−1: Add {R}{R}.
−2: Chandra, Novice Pyromancer deals 2 damage to any target.

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Oath of Chandra

Color Identity:R

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When Oath of Chandra enters the battlefield, it deals 3 damage to target creature an opponent controls.
At the beginning of each end step, if a planeswalker entered the battlefield under your control this turn, Oath of Chandra deals 2 damage to each opponent.

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Nyx Lotus

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Nyx Lotus enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Choose a color. Add an amount of mana of that color equal to your devotion to that color. (Your devotion to a color is the number of mana symbols of that color in the mana costs of permanents you control.)

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Skarrgan Firebird

Color Identity:R

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Bloodthirst 3 (If an opponent was dealt damage this turn, this creature enters the battlefield with three +1/+1 counters on it.)
Flying
{R}{R}{R}: Return Skarrgan Firebird from your graveyard to your hand. Activate only if an opponent was dealt damage this turn.

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Chandra's Phoenix

Color Identity:R

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Flying
Haste (This creature can attack and {T} 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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Fiery Emancipation

Color Identity:R

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If a source you control would deal damage to a permanent or player, it deals triple that damage to that permanent or player instead.

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Collective Defiance

Color Identity:R

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Escalate {1} (Pay this cost for each mode chosen beyond the first.)
Choose one or more —
• Target player discards all the cards in their hand, then draws that many cards.
• Collective Defiance deals 4 damage to target creature.
• Collective Defiance deals 3 damage to target opponent or planeswalker.

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Chandra, Flamecaller

Color Identity:R

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+1: Create two 3/1 red Elemental creature tokens with haste. Exile them at the beginning of the next end step.
0: Discard all the cards in your hand, then draw that many cards plus one.
−X: Chandra, Flamecaller deals X damage to each creature.

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Pyroblast

Color Identity:R

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Choose one —
• Counter target spell if it's blue.
• Destroy target permanent if it's blue.

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Runaway Steam-Kin

Color Identity:R

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Whenever you cast a red spell, if Runaway Steam-Kin has fewer than three +1/+1 counters on it, put a +1/+1 counter on Runaway Steam-Kin.
Remove three +1/+1 counters from Runaway Steam-Kin: Add {R}{R}{R}.

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Fanatic of Mogis

Color Identity:R

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When Fanatic of Mogis enters the battlefield, it deals damage to each opponent equal to your devotion to red. (Each {R} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to red.)

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Chandra's Regulator

Color Identity:R

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Whenever you activate a loyalty ability of a Chandra planeswalker, you may pay {1}. If you do, copy that ability. You may choose new targets for the copy.
{1}, {T}, Discard a Mountain card or a red card: Draw a card.

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Chandra, Heart of Fire

Color Identity:R

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+1: Discard your hand, then exile the top three cards of your library. Until end of turn, you may play cards exiled this way.
+1: Chandra, Heart of Fire deals 2 damage to any target.
−9: Search your graveyard and library for any number of red instant and/or sorcery cards, exile them, then shuffle. You may cast them this turn. Add six {R}.

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Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh

Color Identity:R

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Whenever you cast a red spell, untap Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh.
{T}: Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh deals 1 damage to target player or planeswalker. If Chandra has dealt 3 or more damage this turn, exile her, then return her to the battlefield transformed under her owner's control.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Torbran, Thane of Red Fell

Color Identity:R

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If a red source you control would deal damage to an opponent or a permanent an opponent controls, it deals that much damage plus 2 instead.

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Rolling Earthquake

Color Identity:R

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Rolling Earthquake deals X damage to each creature without horsemanship and each player.

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Chaos Warp

Color Identity:R

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The owner of target permanent shuffles it into their library, then reveals the top card of their library. If it's a permanent card, they put it onto the battlefield.

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Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle

Color Identity:R

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Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle enters the battlefield tapped.
Whenever a Mountain enters the battlefield under your control, if you control at least five other Mountains, you may have Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle deal 3 damage to any target.
{T}: Add {R}.

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Keral Keep Disciples

Color Identity:R

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Whenever you activate a loyalty ability of a Chandra planeswalker, Keral Keep Disciples deals 1 damage to each opponent.

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Blood Moon

Color Identity:R

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Nonbasic lands are Mountains.

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Chandra Nalaar

Color Identity:R

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+1: Chandra Nalaar deals 1 damage to target player or planeswalker.
−X: Chandra Nalaar deals X damage to target creature.
−8: Chandra Nalaar deals 10 damage to target player or planeswalker and each creature that player or that planeswalker's controller controls.

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Chandra's Triumph

Color Identity:R

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Chandra's Triumph deals 3 damage to target creature or planeswalker an opponent controls. Chandra's Triumph deals 5 damage instead if you control a Chandra planeswalker.

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Chandra's Embercat

Color Identity:R

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{T}: Add {R}. Spend this mana only to cast an Elemental spell or a Chandra planeswalker spell.

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Chandra, Pyrogenius

Color Identity:R

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+2: Chandra, Pyrogenius deals 2 damage to each opponent.
−3: Chandra, Pyrogenius deals 4 damage to target creature.
−10: Chandra, Pyrogenius deals 6 damage to target player or planeswalker and each creature that player or that planeswalker's controller controls.

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Chandra, Awakened Inferno

Color Identity:R

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This spell can't be countered.
+2: Each opponent gets an emblem with "At the beginning of your upkeep, this emblem deals 1 damage to you."
−3: Chandra, Awakened Inferno deals 3 damage to each non-Elemental creature.
−X: Chandra, Awakened Inferno deals X damage to target creature or planeswalker. If a permanent dealt damage this way would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Chandra's Spitfire

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.08

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Flying
Whenever an opponent is dealt noncombat damage, Chandra's Spitfire gets +3/+0 until end of turn.

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Chandra, Torch of Defiance

Color Identity:R

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+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: Add {R}{R}.
−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 any target."

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Chandra, Acolyte of Flame

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.83

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0: Put a loyalty counter on each red planeswalker you control.
0: Create two 1/1 red Elemental creature tokens. They gain haste. Sacrifice them at the beginning of the next end step.
−2: You may cast target instant or sorcery card with mana value 3 or less from your graveyard. If that spell would be put into your graveyard this turn, exile it instead.

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Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}: Choose a color. Add an amount of mana of that color equal to your devotion to that color. (Your devotion to a color is the number of mana symbols of that color in the mana costs of permanents you control.)

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Purphoros's Intervention

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.14

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Choose one —
• Create an X/1 red Elemental creature token with trample and haste. Sacrifice it at the beginning of the next end step.
• Purphoros's Intervention deals twice X damage to target creature or planeswalker.

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Jaya, Venerated Firemage

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.24

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If another red source you control would deal damage to a permanent or player, it deals that much damage plus 1 to that permanent or player instead.
−2: Jaya, Venerated Firemage deals 2 damage to any target.

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Dictate of the Twin Gods

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.75

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Flash
If a source would deal damage to a permanent or player, it deals double that damage to that permanent or player instead.

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Jokulhaups

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $5.55

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Destroy all artifacts, creatures, and lands. They can't be regenerated.

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Banefire

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.73

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Banefire deals X damage to any target.
If X is 5 or more, this spell can't be countered and the damage can't be prevented.

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Sarkhan the Masterless

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.42

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Whenever a creature attacks you or a planeswalker you control, each Dragon you control deals 1 damage to that creature.
+1: Until end of turn, each planeswalker you control becomes a 4/4 red Dragon creature and gains flying.
−3: Create a 4/4 red Dragon creature token with flying.

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Pyromancer's Goggles

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.89

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{T}: Add {R}. When that mana is spent to cast a red instant or sorcery spell, copy that spell and you may choose new targets for the copy.

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Contagion Clasp

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When Contagion Clasp enters the battlefield, put a -1/-1 counter on target creature.
{4}, {T}: Proliferate. (Choose any number of permanents and/or players, then give each another counter of each kind already there.)

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Repeated Reverberation

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.83

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When you next cast an instant spell, cast a sorcery spell, or activate a loyalty ability this turn, copy that spell or ability twice. You may choose new targets for the copies.

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Vandalblast

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.61

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Destroy target artifact you don't control.
Overload {4}{R} (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")

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Liberating Combustion

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.12

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Liberating Combustion deals 6 damage to target creature. You may search your library and/or graveyard for a card named Chandra, Pyrogenius, reveal it, and put it into your hand. If you search your library this way, shuffle.

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Neheb, the Eternal

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $19.45

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Afflict 3 (Whenever this creature becomes blocked, defending player loses 3 life.)
At the beginning of your postcombat main phase, add {R} for each 1 life your opponents have lost this turn.

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Electrodominance

Color Identity:R

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Electrodominance deals X damage to any target. You may cast a spell with mana value X or less from your hand without paying its mana cost.

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Burning Prophet

Color Identity:R

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Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, Burning Prophet gets +1/+0 until end of turn, then scry 1.

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Chandra's Flame Wave

Color Identity:R

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Chandra's Flame Wave deals 2 damage to target player and each creature that player controls. Search your library and/or graveyard for a card named Chandra, Flame's Fury, reveal it, and put it into your hand. If you search your library this way, shuffle.

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Chandra's Outburst

Color Identity:R

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Chandra's Outburst deals 4 damage to target player or planeswalker.
Search your library and/or graveyard for a card named Chandra, Bold Pyromancer, reveal it, and put it into your hand. If you search your library this way, shuffle.

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Chandra, the Firebrand

Color Identity:R

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+1: Chandra, the Firebrand deals 1 damage to any target.
−2: When you cast your next instant or sorcery spell this turn, copy that spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.
−6: Chandra, the Firebrand deals 6 damage to each of up to six targets.

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Ruby Medallion

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Red spells you cast cost {1} less to cast.

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Chandra, Flame's Catalyst

Color Identity:R

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+1: Chandra, Flame's Catalyst deals 3 damage to each opponent.
−2: You may cast target red instant or sorcery card from your graveyard. If that spell would be put into your graveyard this turn, exile it instead.
−8: Discard your hand, then draw seven cards. Until end of turn, you may cast spells from your hand without paying their mana costs.

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Chandra, Bold Pyromancer

Color Identity:R

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+1: Add {R}{R}. Chandra, Bold Pyromancer deals 2 damage to target player.
−3: Chandra, Bold Pyromancer deals 3 damage to target creature or planeswalker.
−7: Chandra, Bold Pyromancer deals 10 damage to target player and each creature and planeswalker they control.

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Volt Charge

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.16

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Volt Charge deals 3 damage to any target. Proliferate. (Choose any number of permanents and/or players, then give each another counter of each kind already there.)

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Scampering Scorcher

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.07

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When Scampering Scorcher enters the battlefield, create two 1/1 red Elemental creature tokens. Elementals you control gain haste until end of turn. (They can attack and {T} this turn.)

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Furnace of Rath

Color Identity:R

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If a source would deal damage to a permanent or player, it deals double that damage to that permanent or player instead.

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Koth of the Hammer

Color Identity:R

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+1: Untap target Mountain. It becomes a 4/4 red Elemental creature until end of turn. It's still a land.
−2: Add {R} for each Mountain you control.
−5: You get an emblem with "Mountains you control have '{T}: This land deals 1 damage to any target.'"

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Chandra Ablaze

Color Identity:R

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+1: Discard a card. If a red card is discarded this way, Chandra Ablaze deals 4 damage to any target.
−2: Each player discards their hand, then draws three cards.
−7: Cast any number of red instant and/or sorcery cards from your graveyard without paying their mana costs.

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Leyline of Punishment

Color Identity:R

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If Leyline of Punishment is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
Players can't gain life.
Damage can't be prevented.

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Pyromancer's Gauntlet

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If a red instant or sorcery spell you control or a red planeswalker you control would deal damage to a permanent or player, it deals that much damage plus 2 to that permanent or player instead.

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Heartless Hidetsugu

Color Identity:R

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{T}: Heartless Hidetsugu deals damage to each player equal to half that player's life total, rounded down.

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Fuel for the Flame

Let's be honest. Sometimes it takes ages to get to a walker's ultimate. As a red mage, I am incredibly impatient, and want my reward as soon as possible.

In this situation, proliferate is a pyromancer's best friend. Cards like Contagion Engine, Contagion Clasp and Karn's Bastion are here to speed up the process. Adding an additional loyalty counter can be the difference between a win or a loss in a walker-heavy deck like this.

However, there is one proliferate card I especially want to highlight.

I present to you the only red proliferate card: Volt Charge. A combination bolt and proliferate spell at instant speed is often completely unexpected.

The Secret Spice

Sarkhan bends the knee for no one... except Chandra, that is. This deck focuses on winning through mass amounts of damage dealt usually through the cumulation of Emblems or copies of ultimates. However, there is a way to win through combat damage. Sarkhan the Masterless is the key to this form of victory. His +1 can be a terrifying finisher. Turning all of your planeswalkers into 4/4 Dragons until end of turn can be a huge blow to your opponents' life totals. Do your opponents keep pinging your walkers down, making it near impossible to ult them? No problem. Just pull a Daenerys Targaryen and set fire to their entire city! Watch them burn as the ashes fall from the sky...

In a deck that runs every Chandra printed and Chandra-specific cards, Sarkhan is a face they won't see coming. If he isn't countered, your opponents will surely regret it.

The Flavor Win

This entire deck is a flavor win. Balancing flavor and function is incredibly difficult when building a themed Commander deck. However, I feel this deck finds a way to create this balance. This deck runs all 16 Chandra planeswalkers, old and young Jaya, and Chandra's equipment. Chandra oozes out of every sleeve in this deck. From her Chandra's Regulator, to her Pyromancer's Goggles, to her Pyromancer's Gauntlet, each piece is key in representing the flavor and power of Chandra while also serving a purpose in the deck.

However, there are three particular spells within this deck that are functional and flavorful and yet are typically considered subpar. These cards are the Planeswalker deck specific Chandra tutors.

I present to you Liberating Combustion, Chandra's Outburst, and Chandra's Flame Wave. Each tutor is 5 CMC, deals damage, and tutors for a specific Chandra planeswalker. The Planeswalker deck walkers are often dismissed as being... not so good. What makes these cards stand out? Each of these tutors allows you to fetch the specific Chandra from your library OR your graveyard to your hand. Yes, you read that right. Each of these tutors allows you to resurrect Chandra from your graveyard. This coupled with the added damage makes them surprisingly powerful and severely underplayed. 

Seeing Double

Let's talk about ultimates. These can be the most devastating aspects of our planeswalkers. Whether it's Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh, Chandra, Bold Pyromancer or Chandra, Torch of Defiance, your ultimates can kill. However, ultimates tend to be one-hit wonders. How can we maximize our most painful and impactful ultimates?

Chandra's Regulator is a flavorful little artifact that allows us to copy a loyalty ability of a Chandra for one colorless mana. Copying an ultimate for 1 mana seems criminal, and yet this card is only 25 cents! With our commander, 6 damage turns to 12 and each opponent receives two emblems instead of one! 

Lastly we have Repeated Reverberation. This card is 100% a game-ender when played at the right time. Upon first glance, it seems that the card copies an instant or a sorcery twice. However, upon further inspection, the card also allows you to copy a loyalty ability of a planeswalker twice. This is a devastating blow (and my most favorite one to deal). Paired with Chandra, Roaring Flame, each opponent takes 18 damage and will receive three emblems that will each deal 3 damage on their upkeep. That is 9 damage on their upkeep!

While our emblems cannot be touched by cards such as Dictate of the Twin Gods or Torbran, Thane of Red Fell (emblems are colorless), this still puts each of your opponent's lives on a ticking timer. And the best part? Even if they manage to kill you, your emblems will remain on the battlefield, continuously dealing damage to your enemies from beyond the grave. 

Final Thoughts

My particular Chandra Tribal deck began with me collecting every printed iteration of my favorite Planeswalker. M20 helped spawn the idea of this deck, and I had never been more excited for a core set in my life. This deck is constantly changing upon each set release, and changes can still be made to further strengthen the concept. Akroma, Angel of Fury and Skarrgan Firebird feel out of place in the deck and were originally added to help deal damage from above. Chandra's Phoenix (while flavorful) feels very weak and minimally impactful.

Lastly, there is Jokulhaups. I have a loving relationship with this card, whereas everyone else absolutely hates it. I wonder why?

Now, I'm no monster. Mass land destruction is considered to be a universal no-no in Commander, however, I originally decided to run it because it doesn't touch your walkers. In a walker-centric deck, I thought this would be a good board wipe that would allow me to continuously uptick my walkers without fear of them being hit. While this is still the case, half of my wins after playing the card come from scoops.

Despite these possible changes to the list, Chandra tribal is one of the very few Planeswalker-specific tribal decks that plays beautifully. Whether you are a Chandra fanatic or are simply exploring new ways to play Burn, this concept is a unique, fun and flavorful way to play Planeswalkers in Commander.

Now, are you ready to burn it all down?