Chancellor of the Annex

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare

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Chancellor of the Annex

Creature — Angel

You may reveal this card from your opening hand. If you do, when each opponent casts his or her first spell of the game, counter that spell unless that player pays 1. Flying Whenever an opponent casts a spell, counter it unless that player pays 1.

Chancellor of the Annex Discussion

Funkydiscogod on Community Set Building

1 month ago

The easiest way to allow a community to make a set, would be to make it as a combination of two sets together. This would allow people to draw on inspiration from both sets, and implicitly present design guidelines for the cards in the set: each card must feel like it would fit on one plane or the other, or a mix of the two, but nowhere else.

Let's roll with the Steampunk-Angel idea. Here's my solution:

If we look at the flavor text on Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite : "The Gitaxians whisper among themselves of other worlds. If they exist, we must bring Phyrexia's magnificence to them." And we see the Planar Bridge was invented on Kaladesh, I vote we design this set with the theme of "a Phyrexian invasion on Kaladesh". We know New Phyrexia had angels, with Shattered Angel , Chancellor of the Annex and others, all in Elesh Norn colors, so we can justify the corrupted angel theme on a steampunk world.

Doing it this way, would solve all questions about setting, mechanics and lore in a way that any player would understand without having to read an entire thread of backstory.

zendrix1 on Help me add some lands please!!!!

1 month ago

I tend to run 36 lands plus 10 ramp sources (granted I adhore mana screw so you might not need all that). So I'd add 5 more lands and 6 more mana rocks personally.

Some cards I'd consider cutting to make room would be Chancellor of the Annex , Amulet of Safekeeping , Trinisphere , Council's Judgment , Suppression Field , and AEther Barrier (would need to cut more though)

General feedback is that it feels like you don't have too many ways to benefit from all the stax effects. Cards like As Foretold (which you have) or just a lot of mana rocks plus something like Unwinding Clock or Brago, King Eternal to let you operate under the oppressive effects more effectively than your opponents.

Lastly I'm not too sure how you win really other than just getting in the red zone with little hatebears. So maybe adding in some combo finishers like Helm of Obedience to combo with Rest in Peace

Spirits on Kaalia of the Cruel

1 month ago

Hey LordKunai,

Here's some recommendations, budget conscious where I can be.

Lightning Greaves is a critical component of Kaalia of the Vast , I play multiple tutors for it, like Steelshaper's Gift and Stoneforge Mystic . Lightning Greaves is a must, if you can't connect a Haste Kaalia of the Vast swing your going to have a bad time.

Gisela, Blade of Goldnight is a staple, the double ended effect is really the key. She is a bit pricey, so I'll offer some other options tool.

Angel of Despair , I believe is $0.25, another key removal for any permanent! like an Omniscience and drop her in off of an opponents Show and Tell . #Winning

Lands are important, but expensive, Blood Crypt because it's both a Swamp and Mountain is good, Godless Shrine same idea but Plains . Works with the check lands like Isolated Chapel .

Anguished Unmaking & Path to Exile good removal if you have, expensive to buy elsewise. Utter End & Mortify are cheaper alternatives but still exceptional removal spells.

Battlefield Forge is cheap and gives good color indexing. Diabolic Tutor is still okay at CMC4 and very inexpensive to all the reprinting of this tutor.

I would try and hone in on a desired goal and synergize around that. Mine is Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Restoration Angel , Land Destruction / Indestructible, Liliana's Contract / Shadowborn Apostle type decks, Worldgorger Dragon , Extra Combat Phases.

You have a little bit of Legendary sub-theme, some protecting yourself and Kaalia of the Vast sub-theme Magus of the Moat / Boros Charm , some recursion with Phyrexian Reclamation . You've got a very strong base of cards, once you pick a synergy, you definitely want to synergize around those core abilities.

You have lots of great cards, and I bet it's extremely fun to play! The Signet's are good, Talisman of Indulgence is cheap and better, I also feel like in most situations Fellwar Stone is better than the signet too. But because of the cost of the other mana sources, augmenting with Signets is a fantastic idea.

I don't like Subterranean Tremors , small ground walkers should matter too much to you, and all of your ramp comes from artifacts so destroying those is not a great idea. If your getting a Lizard, something is off the rails. Something like Vandalblast is better for Artifact control.

Never been a fan of Rogue's Passage , CMC5 for unblockable is too much, perhaps try something like Shizo, Death's Storehouse .

Crackling Doom another card that gets around indestructible, but so do things like Utter End or Anguished Unmaking . Crackling Doom is very unlikely to get what you really need it to solve.

Chancellor of the Annex doesn't seem strong enough for the CMC7, or Stax enough. Odric, Lunarch Marshal seems a little out of place, the A/D/D are pretty tough on their own, if you have enough where engaging Odric, Lunarch Marshal to multiply their abilities you should be winning anyway without him.

Archangel Avacyn  Flip is similar to Angelic Guardian but a little more versatile.

Sneak Attack another way to cheat things in, similar to Quicksilver Amulet .

I don't see anything out of place here, other than some of my comments.

Adarkar Valkyrie has many infinite combos (like infinite combat with Aurelia, the Warleader ) for example. I have a bunch under my Alternative Synergies Considered if your interested. She's powerful, can establish some combos, and fits the build in a budget format.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Most Busted Card for this ...

2 months ago

Chancellor of the Annex because it can slow the opponents way down. Otherwise Griselbrand .

SufferFromEDHD on Hatebear Test

3 months ago

Settle the Wreckage is great with Aven Mindcensor .

Emeria, The Sky Ruin free hatebear.

Dust Bowl is good with a lot of basics. Isolated Watchtower too.

Dawn Charm useful tech.

Solemnity might be a strong tax depending on meta.

Alms Collector white tax and card draw.

Sanctum Prelate evil.

Chancellor of the Annex personal favorite.

Palladium Myr seems out of place. Phyrexian Revoker

stensiagamekeeper on Interesting Budget Legacy Combo

3 months ago

A lot of these are in the $10 range but might as well suggest em' anyways.

Eldrich Evolution decks are usually good at getting out a turn 2 Magus of the Moon / Eidolon of Rhetoric off a mana dork for the occasional free win.

Don't forget also that Birthing Pod is still legal in that format and gives you a less weak to Force of Will alternative to EE that also works as an engine if the rest of your deck is derpy green creatures. The drawback being your payoff would have to be in the 8 cmc range which isn't the worst considering that includes Griselbrand , Craterhoof Behemoth , Tidespout Tyrant , Archetype of Endurance , Ashen Rider and Platinum Emperion (literally all the same payoffs as the format's primary reanimation deck -elesh norn).

Chancellor of the Tangle is a green mana source that pitches to Allosaurus Rider and can even be a payoff in a pinch and Chancellor of the Annex gives you a potential to go off turn 1 with the pregame trigger for backup and also can be a payoff sometimes.

Insist cantrips, pitches to rider and can even punish opponents who plan to "counter the payoff not the mana source".

I might add more suggestions if I think about them.

Daarkest on Manaless Dredge!

6 months ago

onion3000 I recommend:

-1 Chancellor of the Annex (mainboard)) +1 Dread Return

-4 Faerie Macabre (sideboard) +1 Progenitus +3 Force of Will

Anyways, great deck! +1

rache on Would I ever?

6 months ago

Getting into legacy and plan on running reanimator. My creature selection is pretty standard running 4 Griselbrand 4 Chancellor of the Annex 1 Iona, Shield of Emeria 1 Sire Of Insanity and 1 Tidespout Tyrant. My question, is there ever a scenario where I'm on the play and would be better off reanimating Griselbrand rather than Iona or Sire?

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