Chancellor of the Dross


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia Rare

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Chancellor of the Dross

Creature — Vampire

You may reveal this card from your opening hand. If you do, at the beginning of the first upkeep, each opponent loses 3 life, then you gain life equal to the life lost this way.Flying, lifelink

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Chancellor of the Dross Discussion

shaftdiggity on You Can Call Me Grandaddy

2 days ago

Very nice adds to the vampire deck. Me, personally, I'll be cutting as much white as I can and focus on the red/black vampires. Berserkers' Onslaught and Rage Reflection are two possible adds, Blood Seeker, Bloodbond Vampire, Chancellor of the Dross, Gifted Aetherborn, and Whip of Erebos will probably go into my deck as well. I do like that Phyrexian Reclamation. Season of the Witch with Throne of the God-Pharaoh makes everyone play an aggro game with the clear advantage to you.

sleeper_agent007 on Black Burn

4 weeks ago

I had something similar in mind. You may want to look into Chancellor of the Dross and Soul Spike which work wonderfully together.

I could hear their screams now...


g0regrind on 2HG: Welcome to the "opening hand" game

1 month ago

I love the combination of Serum Powder with Chancellor of the Dross. Early in my magic career, which is not long ago I thought about making a deck revolving around an opening hand, but never got around to figuring out how to do that exactly.

I just checked and the full Deck costs 17 Euros, including shipment in Europe. That's hilarious. Let me check if there are better alternatives, or if this is the best it can be and come back to you.

I might just build this for the lulz.

rhystictutor on Black lotus

2 months ago

This loses to 60x Chancellor of the Dross.200,000$ vs. 6$... hmmm...

SecondHorizon on Vampires!

5 months ago

Hey :)

I like a lot about the deck and I don't feel like there is a lot of input needed on the creature part - that is pretty straight forward. However... I would like to offer some suggestions for the rest:

  • Terminate, Tragic Slip and Dreadbore are two of the better BR-Removalspells out there and could gcreatly replace some of the other ones.

  • There are no wraths in the deck. I would try to get my hands on a Damnation after the reprint in MM17. If you want to go more budget, you could try Blasphemous Act and definitely In Garruk's Wake. Decree of Pain is also very interesting for the deck. Since you might probably try to avoid killing your own stuff, you could also go more heavily on groud-wraths like Earthquake, Subterranean Tremors or anything in that flavor. Having around 5 wraths in the deck could really make it a lot better.

  • There is almost no ramp and even though your curve is rather low I think you can't skip Solemn Simulacrum, Rakdos Signet, Rakdos Keyrune and MindStone or things like Thought Vessel

  • I would cut some of the expensive cards with only minor impact in your specific list like Chancellor of the Dross and the Sorin-Cards - even though they are super flavorful :)

  • Lastly I think your mana is over-fixed and comes into play tapped to often. Things like the gain-lands as well as the fast-land are actually not that good in commander if you are just two-colour. I would recommend sticking with the ones that come into play untapped always. Once you are in only two colours there is not shortage of them. There is the BR-Odysse-Filterland (Forgot the name), The Painland and also any other fetchland that finds either Mountain or Swamp. The only tapped lands I really would run is the Ravnice-Bounce-Land and the temple. Also maybe cut Mortuary Mire for Bojuka Bog.

That would be my suggestions :)

TheDeckMaker2300 on Rise of the Praetors

5 months ago

nice deck.

although I know there's a lot of enchantment stuff of infect but i would atleast consider a couple more infect creatures like

not all of them in this list these are just the most reconmended ones

and not that this is a good idea but maybe the chanceller cycle as well for flavor?- Chancellor of the Annex- Chancellor of the Spires- Chancellor of the Dross- Chancellor of the Tangle

DeepbloodEclipse on Vampire Aggro

5 months ago

You need to be more consistent with the core cards in your deck, 1 or 2 of everything makes for very bad accessibility for your favorite combinations.

For example, your Chancellor of the Dross, it's ability only works if it's in your opening what are the chances that you'll have the single one in your opening hand from the 62 cards in your deck? Almost nonexistant. Not saying you should play more of this's complete crap in all honesty.

1st rule of aggro decks: Speed Wins. If you play creatures above 4 CMC or even 3 CMC for that matter(Vampire Nocturnus being the only exception, as he is amazingly good), you're just begging to get your arse handed to you.

2nd rule..or 1st rule in general for MTG. Removal is Key . The best thing about black is it's ridiculous amounts of removal cards that just straight out tell your opponents creatures to eff off. More of Murder, add Fatal Push and Grasp of Darkness. Duress and Inquisition of Kozilek to control their hand. Sign in Blood for card draw. Only problem with black is a complete and utter lack of removal for artifacts and enchantments. So splice another color to make up for that if you want.

UnleashedHavok on Baptized in Blood

6 months ago

I am currently working to get my Anowon deck to run more smoothly and your view on him seems to be the best since he is your first love. Mine is Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, but that is a whole other conversation. Anyway, I would greatly appreciate your input on my deck when you have a minute Anowon and His Bloodthirsty Friends. I do have a question about Chancellor of the Dross. It seems to me like he would only have a real impact if you were to draw him with your opening hand, and it doesn't seem like he would have a large impact either.

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