Chalice of Life


Chalice of Death


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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.

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Chalice of Life Discussion

shirouu on Douchey Deck Help?

6 days ago

The concept of the deck sounds great, I'm tempted to make a deck with the same concept, or just "netdeck" the one you make. Havoc Festival looks good, and it plays along with the idea of not winning, but making your opponent lose because they cannot gain life . But enchantments can get destroyed easily due to things like Naturalize , Dawn to Dusk , Demystify , Decimate , etc. So just so that you have something to also prevent lifegain I would add Erebos, God of the Dead , That is if you're not on a budget. Descent into Madness is also a good card for the concept . I don't really know what cards you're going to use in the deck so it's kind of hard to determine what cards to suggest. I would add Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond to lower your opponents health and gain some yourself, but if you're going to add those then you should probably add some lifegain stuff to this deck, such as Disciple of Bolas , Blood Artist , Sorin's Vengeance , Chalice of Life  Flip , painful quandry , etc. I also don't know if you're going to be playing casual or competitive, but i'll assume competitive. I'd also add Kaervek the Merciless . Maybe you could throw in Whip of Erebos and a Exsanguinate . Those are all the suggestions I have right now, so uh good luck on making the deck. Again, the concept is really interesting to me so I hope this deck works out for you.

kamarupa on Life Gain

3 weeks ago

Congregate usually gains me a ton of life. Martyr of Sands can gain a lot of life, too. Soul sisters Soul's Attendant+Soul Warden are great life gain creatures. Might want some Chalice of Life  Flip or Felidar Sovereign or Aetherflux Reservoir This deck is 10 cards over the minimum. It should have no more than 26 lands - that's still a TON!

CaptainBlue7 on Four Points

1 month ago

Feltrix, Chalice of Life  Flip is definitely a good option for the deck in theory, but in practice it was coming up as one of the weaker links at least against some of the decks my opponents were using.

In addition to being less effective against heavy aggro another problem I ran into was that it didn’t offer any field presence, it only affected life totals.

One of my friends uses a decknet Black+White token deck that sees play in tournaments, supposedly tier 2. It uses Sorin, Solemn Visitor in conjunction with Intangible Virtue and a ton of spirit tokens. Basically, the life gain he can get quickly makes the Chalice ineffective.

I found I got more wins focusing on controlling the field with angels, beating down his spirit tokens in combat and thus destroying his life gain source rather than trying to race his life down with the Chalice.

Of course that’s only a particular scenario and the Chalice will probably be preferable against certain decks but I’ve decided against running it at this point. Definitely maybeboard material though.

Feltrix on Four Points

1 month ago

I feel like Chalice of Life  Flip was one of the key cards in the deck. When transformed, it didn't really need to synergize with anything because you can usually kill people off pretty quickly with it.

CaptainBlue7 on Four Points

1 month ago

kamarupa, I had been using Chalice of Life  Flip up until very recently actually. When it flipped it was pretty nice but I noticed I was only able to transform it about half of the games I cast it in.

Against heavy early game aggro it often becames difficult to transform it and in its base form the Chalice can’t really contribute much to the rest of the deck. In fact, even when successfully transformed it acted as a selfish standalone card that couldn’t help Angelic Accord, Lone Rider  Flip or Serra Ascendant.

So I recently took it out and replaced it with Ritual of Rejuvenation to add more synergy and consistency at the cost potential damage output.

I needs my angels, bruh!

kamarupa on Four Points

1 month ago

Chalice of Life  Flip does seem like it would be good here. Have you tried running 1-2x?

Darth_Savage on Moments of Grandeur

2 months ago

Hi creepergreen,

Apothecary Initiate, Serene Steward, Soulmender and Cradle of Vitality all have issues, mostly that the effect costs mana or requires you to tap a creature. The most common life gain deck in Modern is Soul Sisters, named so for Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant. If your wanting to avoid that route then maybe a more aggro focused list with Lone Rider  Flip and Ajani, Caller of the Pride.

You might also want to consider Awe Strike, Kabira Crossroads and Authority of the Consuls. Another option is you look at a mechanic like Extort, see Blind Obedience as an example. Or look at alternative (but based on life gain) win conditions like Chalice of Life  Flip, Aetherflux Reservoir, Felidar Sovereign or finally Divinity of Pride.

Whatever you decide, I hope this helps and have fun brewing your deck.

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