Today we’re talking about Signature Spellbook: Chandra. We’ll take a look at all Chandra Spellbook spoilers and see what exactly you’ll get in the box.
You might be wondering if Chandra’s Spellbook is worth buying. Let’s first explore the contents and we’ll pass our final judgment at the end of the article.
Signature Spellbook Chandra: Contents
Each Signature Spellbook: Chandra contains 9 cards:
- 8 non-foil cards
- 1 foil card
So you get each of 8 cards that appear in this product. One of them will appear twice – in foil and non-foil.
Signature Spellbook: Chandra releases on June 26th, 2020. You can already preorder it on Amazon. You can also check the previous two Spellbooks there:
Anyways, let’s see which cards are in Chandra’s Spellbook.
Chandra, Torch of Defiance
The main card of the set is Chandra, Torch of Defiance. Chandra has 14 different Planeswalker cards, but this one is certainly the best (as her price suggests).
The reason for her high price is her wide spread playability. Chandra is played in different red Commander decks, in some Pioneer decks and even in Legacy – in a Mono Red Prison deck.
Her price will probably fall somewhat, thanks to this Spellbook reprint. However, this Chandra is a fine addition to your collection, if you’re playing red.
Past in Flames
Past in Flames is another exciting reprint. It’s a pretty popular Commander card, while also being a staple in Modern Storm decks, as well as in Legacy Ad Nauseam.
Getting to replay all of your instants and sorceries is nice, especially when you can do it once again.
The art is really cool too – it’s depicting some of Chandra’s memories. Her mentor Jaya Ballard on the left, Chandra’s parents Pia and Kiran Nalaar in the middle and probably Chandra as a child on the right.
Reunion might be the most unexciting card on the list. It’s a common, which was recently reprinted in Ikoria. It has the same as it had in Kaladesh.
However, it’s still playable in some decks, where discarding cards is actually a benefit. For example Rielle, the Everwise Commander deck is pretty happy to include it. Also something like Modern Dredge, which cares about getting creatures into the graveyard.
Now that’s an exciting reprint! Fiery Confluence is one of the two priciest cards in this Spellbook (the other one being Chandra herself).
It’s very versatile and sees play in different formats from Commander to Legacy and Cube! The casual 60-card red decks can also benefit from this card, depending on what your play group is playing.
As such, Fiery Confluence is a great addition to the Signature Spellbook: Chandra.
Pyromancer Ascension is a fun card to play at the kitchen table. You have to make some smart deck building choices, to make it work, but once you do – this enchantment will reward you greatly. You’ll get to double every instant and sorcery spell!
You’ll need to play 4 copies of same instant and sorceries – speaking of which, check the following card from Chandra’s Spellbook.
Rite of Flame
Rite of Flame will always make you some mana. Making two is pretty mediocre, while making five is busted. A card is powerful enough, that it’s played even in some Legacy decks.
Sadly, you only get one copy per box (or two if it’s your alternate art foil). But you really need four in any deck that plays it. Only by playing four you can use it to its fullest.
Young Pyromancer is one sweet card. Tons of spell-slinging Commander decks are playing it, as well as some decks in Legacy in Modern.
If you like to play instant and sorcery spells, you can also get your very own army of Elementals. Why would you get just mana with your Rite of Flames, when you can get some Elementals on top of that?
It’s a shame that the card didn’t get an alternate art, though. Well, at least it has a cool frame.
Now that’s something you don’t see every day. A red counterspell and a powerful one at that! (It’s actually on our list of Top 10 MTG Counterspells.)
If you’re playing red and someone in your play group is playing blue – this is a must have. Do they always counter your spells? It’s time to give them a taste of their own medicine.
Besides all that, the art is also pretty rad.
Is Signature Spellbook: Chandra Worth Buying?
Okay we’ve seen the cards and it’s time to pass the verdict. Is Chandra’s Spellbook actually worth it?
First thing first, let’s check the value of the cards. In June 2020, the value of only Chandra, Pyroblast and Fiery Confluence almost adds up to the Spellbook’s price. (That’s without counting the additional foil card!) Of course, prices will fall somewhat after cards get reprinted, but they might rebound afterwards.
By the terms of playability, most of the cards are just strong on their own, while others need some support. If you’re playing your red decks casually with friends, most of these cards will surely improve your deck.
You might also like the art and design on those. The special frame surely stands out. These cards are fairly cheap compared to something like Collector Booster, which also contains alternate art cards.
VERDICT: With all that in mind – The Signature Spellbook Chandra is worth it, if you like to play red decks, or if you just enjoy this kind of art and want to improve your collection.
If you’re thinking about purchasing this Spellbook, you can check its price on Amazon.
You can find the full Chandra’s Spellbook announcement here.
That’s all about Chandra’s Spellbook. If you want to see more cool new Magic products, check Core Set 2021 spoilers or find out more about Double Masters here.
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