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Quote from rowanalpha »First, please post card text in the thread rather than just the attachment of the pic, so its easier to reference and respond to.
I'm going to tweak the wording so it flows a little better:
Ralitha, Sky Phoenix 1URRG
Legendary Creature - Phoenix
Phoenix spells you cast cost 1R less to cast.
When a Phoenix enters the battlefield under your control, you may draw a card. If it entered from your graveyard, draw two cards instead. If you draw one or more cards in this way, discard a card.
As a tribal Phoenix enabler, the looting ability is a good choice, but its also odd that the Phoenix legend doesn't have a way to return itself from the graveyard. I'd drop the cost reduction ability and replace it with a recursion ability (most phoenixes aren't going to be cast anyway)
Flavorwise, "Sky Phoenix" feels redundant and Temur is an odd choice for color identity. I don't see where green fits in to its abilities.
Quote from Kryptnyt »I don't know if I feel this card on a flavor level. What about this phoenix compels other phoenixes to do more stuff? I think it would make more sense if it was a Human Wizard, or Bird Shaman, or Egg(!Legendary Egg!) that cared about phoenixes or something. Also, the jump from "bad" to "Solid" or "decent" is kind of unfair, there's at least "meh" somewhere in between those two. Bad and Unplayable are the same thing.
I would say the card is at least average, but not because I want to play it along with a bunch of phoenixes. Hasty evasive threats that loot on etb are just gonna work. The looting has some positive interactions with the tribal, but a lot of phoenixes are expensive to return (Shard Phoenix, Worldheart Phoenix) or you have to invest in other methods to revive them (Arclight Phoenix, Warcry Phoenix)
If it were a phoenix that made Elemental Egg tokens that had "Sacrifice this Egg: Return target nonlegendary Phoenix from your graveyard to play" every turn, or whenever you cast an instant or sorcery, that'd be pretty baller. Something that brought the phoenixes together and ironed out the inconsistencies of the tribal.
Quote from Kryptnyt »Charhand 1RR
Legendary Creature - Orc Soldier
Protection from Red
Whenever a Phoenix you control dies, create a 0/1 red Egg creature token.
T, Sacrifice an Egg: Charhand does 2 damage to any target. Return up to one Phoenix from your graveyard to your hand.
Really thought about using the Orcish Cannoneers 3 damage to self when firing eggs. Maybe I'd remove the tap cost if so, but it might be too easy and manaless to just burn someone down if you have a superior life total.
For your card, I'd remove the defender and upkeep restriction (lots of phoenixes have haste so the restriction is kind of pointless)