Chalice of Life


Chalice of Death


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dark Ascension (DKA) Uncommon

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Chalice of Life


: You gain 1 life. Then if you have at least 10 life more than your starting life total, transform Chalice of Life.

Chalice of Life Discussion

kamarupa on Taptics

1 week ago

Thanks for the suggestion and +1, Chandra585!! Maybe I'll get a lucky booster and pull a Breeding Pool . If I had the $$, I'd definitely buy a full set for this deck. I wouldn't be concerned with the 2 life at all - with Chalice of Life  Flip as a wincon, it's very feasible to regain that life. Additionally, as there are no one drops to play T1, it could enter tapped without any slow down. Of course, if I had a full set of Breeding Pool , I might consider adding some Utopia Sprawl . I'd probably have to completely retool the deck to make the Sprawl consistent enough to run a full set. The deck would obviously benefit from those changes. My pocket however, would not, lol. At some point, I did try to mock up a non-budget version, as I mentioned above. (Kiora's Mangroves) but that was quite a while ago, so I'd probably want to make changes to that if I were to seriously return to that fantasy.

winthrop on Soul Kitters

2 weeks ago

It's true about the whitemane lion. I like it for saving another creature, and it could always just bounce itself for some extra lifegain, but perhaps better in the sideboard. I'm thinking now about moving them there and bringing the Serra Ascendant and Boon Reflection into the deck.

I like the idea of having Chalice of Life  Flip and Stony Silence to swap around depending on what I'm playing against, but not against changing them.

Once I have it in paper I'll probably play with dropping one Soul Warden for Serra Avatar . And might cycle the Ajanis some, I do like Ajani, Caller of the Pride as well.

garruk3 on Soul Kitters

2 weeks ago

Personally, I am not a big fan on Chalice of Life  Flip, as it does take a while (minimum 5 turns for a kill with just that alone). Although it is a nice boost for tearing chunks of life out of the enemy, I do think that could be a removeable card. I do understand the CMC of Serra Avatar as very, very high as well. Whitemane Lion is a bet of gamble considering that you have to return a creature back to your hand in order to play it, unless you want to replay a creature to get the life from other card triggers. Other than that the deck looks pretty solid thus far. I know that you already have 2 Ajani's, but Ajani, Caller of the Pride produces cats based of your life total, which is right up this deck's alley. That and creatures can double strike and flying with the minus ability of it, which works well with Lifelink. Although it would be tough taking out one of the two Ajanis that you already have as they do fit in pretty good with the deck overall.

Darkshadow327 on LGS has Japanese Dark Ascension ...

2 months ago

So I was able to visit my LGS earlier this evening and get 2 packs, this is what I got (you would be interested in this DiverDown):

Overall opening this pack was pretty cool. It was suspenseful too since I didn't know what most of the cards were (I did recognize a few by art).

triproberts12 on Elenda, Dusk Rose. Orzhov Vampires.

2 months ago

No trouble!

Personally, I don't like the rate on Banewhip Punisher , Oathsworn Vampire (It's just really bad Bloodghast ), Sadistic Skymarcher , Tragic Poet , Foul-Tongue Shriek , Chalice of Life  Flip, Fountain of Renewal , Bishop of the Bloodstained (Anthems and Sanctum Seeker will just be a lot more damage over the course of a game), Ravenous Chupacabra , Profane Procession  Flip, or Underworld Connections . They're all just very low impact in a 40-life, 4-player format, with the exception of the last two. Profane Procession  Flip is just so much more expensive than something like Rise of the Dark Realms , and while you're not the first person I've talked to who seems to think Underworld Connections is an acceptable substitute for Phyrexian Arena , man is it ever worse.

I don't like the rate on Call the Bloodline , either, unless you want to go deeper on a Madness or Reanimator theme, which could work, since you might want Voldaren Pariah  Flip, anyway. If you did that, Call to the Netherworld gets back Elenda, Big Game Hunter is a nice replacement for Banewhip Punisher , Bishop of Rebirth could be decent, and bigger vamps like Nirkana Revenant , Patron of the Vein , Necropolis Regent , Guul Draz Overseer , Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter , and Butcher of Malakir become much more attractive. That would require a lot of changes, though. You could keep Profane Procession  Flip and get a lot more out of Crypt of Agadeem that way, though, so maybe don't rule it out.

kamarupa on Lifehack

2 months ago

Perhaps 1-2xChalice of Life  Flip would be nice here?

hkhssweiss on life link

2 months ago


Here might be some cards that can be helpful:

Cards suggested to cut:

The reasons the card listed above to cut is one of few reasons either they don't do much, better alternatives, or they don't further your game plan enough to make an impact. By meta I meant, the type of decks you are facing as your meta might be filled with more aggro players than if that's the case you might want to add in a Ghostly Prison for example, or if you are facing a lot of reanimation decks than adding in a Relic of Progenitus or Tormod's Crypt can be fairly helpful. Against control players than you might want to consider a lot Silence/Orim's Chant effects.

Aside from that, some non-budget friendly cards are the obvious Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, Teferi's Protection, or Vedalken Orrery. Winding Canyons can also be helpful to flash out Evra or your Felidar Sovereign to sneak in that win.

Hope that helps!

Darth_Savage on Orzhov Smack

2 months ago

Your deck can't really be that consistent, since you run so few 4x, I suspect that's what you are perceiving as it being slow. That being said Pillory of the Sleepless over One Thousand Lashes and Grasp of Darkness over Executioner's Swing would be a start. Lands might be boring, but they are some of the most important cards in your deck, in order: Isolated Chapel == Concealed Courtyard -> Temple of Silence -> Orzhov Guildgate -> Evolving Wilds and that is just the budget options. Short version change Evolving Wilds to Orzhov Guildgate. You should probably consider adding Chalice of Life  Flip, but the space for that is dependent on what you do with your creatures, basically though that covers non-creatures...

Creature wise I have two not in your deck to recommend Lone Rider  Flip and Divinity of Pride, the Rider is brutal in a life-gain deck and Divinity ends games if not answered. You need to do something to make the creatures more consistent, try to pick five of them and run 4x of each, preferably scaled in mana cost, for example: 4x Soul Warden, 4x Lone Rider  Flip, 4x Vampire Nighthawk, 4x Rhox Faithmender, 4x Divinity of Pride. I'd probably have a setup something like that, but feel free to choose your own bodies... The point is choose the best bodies you can and run them in such a way that they are more likely to be in your hand. I hope this is of help, good luck and have fun brewing your deck.

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