Chancellor of the Dross


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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 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

Chancellor of the Dross Discussion

Flooremoji on Scheming Symmetry

4 months ago

sylvannos: Why not just go for the gold with 4x Chancellor of the Dross , 2x Soul Spike ;)?

I don't like Scheming Symmetry , as you are losing a card for the tutor, not putting into your own hand is really painful. I do agree that it could be fun with some of the listed cards, but I don't think it will work as a two card combo, I thinnk it would need to be more "1 card combo", but I might be wrong. I do sort of hope it finds it's way into a storm list or somthing.

HeretekAuger on Father of Machines (Phyrexia Vorthos)

5 months ago

Cool decklist. Some more cards i could come up with for this are : Chancellor of the Dross Culling Dais Phyrexian Totem Reprocess

TriusMalarky on What if we had a ...

7 months ago

It'd be no fun to just include Standard legal cards, so lets just go Modern.

The first thing that would 100% happen is MonoDross. 60x Chancellor of the Dross .

Everything else would run Providence to survive it. Then they'd probably run alot of Chancellor of the Forge and Memnite or some sort of combo with Chancellor of the Tangle , Gemstone Caverns , and Simian Spirit Guide . Maybe Midnight Guard / Presence of Gond as a t2 Splinter Twin w/out haste?

One big problem is the fact that MonoDross Mirror matches would just be like "Lololol neither of us can win we both at 21 let's see who concedes first" or it would be whoever goes first wins bc the other person nat mills first.

What say you?

Darth_Savage on Reaper

10 months ago

I play Soulflayer in a Hollow One shell, Power 4 is Ferocious, here are some general thoughts on Soulflayer. Ideally you want double strike, hexproof, indestructible, lifelink and flying obviously that number of keywords is a big ask, most of the time I'd settle for double strike, lifelink and flying, which puts Soulflayer in the answer this or die bracket. A nice way to deliver lifelink and flying is Chancellor of the Dross , your not going to play this card, but it has a minor upside if it's in your opening hand. Double strike is off colour for blue / black, but Crypt Champion is a decent option for delivering it. Indestructible I'd suggest Bontu the Glorified over Erebos, God of the Dead, it's a shame menace wasn't a keyword when Soulflayer was printed. Hexproof would be easy enough to enable with Striped Riverwinder . So that covers the keywords.

Your enablers; Returned Reveler, is nowhere near as good as Stitcher's Supplier which triggers when it enters play and when it dies. Magus of the Bazaar gives you more control over what goes to your graveyard than Armored Skaab. Lastly I'm not sure what Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is doing in this deck, you don't really have a devotion sub-theme... Hope this helps, good luck brewing your deck.

Darth_Savage on Vengeful Hollow

11 months ago

I like this deck, but I'm not sure I like Stitcher's Supplier in it. Discarding cards feeds Flameblade Adept and Hollow One, I'd probably run Insolent Neonate or Ghor-Clan Rampager. I'd also be nervous about how much you would need to muligan with only 2 Leyline of the Void, if it isn't in your opening hand then casting it comes too late. Have a +1 as I like your deck outside those two minor concerns and as an aside |'m messing around with something similar Power 4 is Ferocious, rather than Zetalpa, Primal Dawn I use Chancellor of the Dross as my primary Soulflayer food, mostly due to it's opening hand clause, making it an not entirely dead card...

Darth_Savage on

11 months ago

Budget doesn't need to be bad and some of your card choices here are just bad, particularly Insatiable Harpy, which should be Vampire Nighthawk or Gifted Aetherborn. Squelching Leeches is also marginal, Dread Shade, Desecration Demon or even Korlash, Heir to Blackblade would be better choices. Given the number of creatures you are running Throne of the God-Pharaoh might work, also since you are mono black Mire's Toll and Soot Imp might be worth a shot. I occasionally run a devotion deck Sweet (black) devotion, which might give you some ideas, though it definately isn't budget.

If you simply want to build a lifegain/drain deck, I'd look at cards like Sovereign's Bite, Alms of the Vein, Rite of Consumption and maybe Chancellor of the Dross. Also have a look at Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox, this is a list of the major black cards for modern. I hope this is of some help, good luck with your brew.

CrapdosNoob on Red, Black, White Modern Burn???

1 year ago

Ok so I shouldn't say it's better, but it is generally faster.

Against aggro decks, you have Gonti's Machinations, Lightning Helix, and Chancellor of the Dross post-board.

Very rarely have I had issues against Field of Ruin in particular. Decks like UW Control usually can't afford to turn-3 Stone Rain me if they're already low on life. Additionally, most people assume you have at least one basic, so normally they don't prioritize the Field until they see your decklist. If the game goes long and they start Fielding me, I'm probably in a bad spot already.

The Chancellors are there specifically for other aggro decks or turn-3 decks. In matchups where you'll draw about 3 cards, it is more likely to have it in your opening than to draw it naturally.

Spell Pierce is there to deal with opposing hate such as Collective Brutality and Timely Reinforcements. Since these cards make it that much harder to win, it's probably best to 1-for-1 the spell, even when you're on the draw.

Atarka's Command is generally a better Skullcrack in my experience. The mana requirements are rarely a concern.

Naturally, I had to cut Eidolon of the Great Revel due to the mana base. Against aggro matchups, it kills you, and against midrange, it's a 2-mana Shock.

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