Chancellor of the Dross


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal

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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

SecondHorizon on Vampires!

2 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

2 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

2 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

4 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.

Laszlokh on Olivia Voldaren-Commander (Red/Black Vampire Deck)

8 months ago

Rakish Heir seems better than Incorrigible Youths as you don't need to discard anything and buffs your vampires. Stromkirk Captain seems better than Stromkirk Mentor because it is a more universal boost. Markov Blademaster I think would work better than Furyblade Vampire because you don't have that much madness. Phyrexian Arena can help you draw cards because you have a pretty low cmc. Necropolis Regent seems better than a Chancellor of the Dross as it buffs your creatures. Bloodlord of Vaasgoth seems like a better Markov Dreadknight because you don't need to discard anything. You have two Terminates, maybe replace one with a Feast of Blood? Curse of Bloodletting instead of Mark of the Vampire seems good. Blood Tribute seems pretty good. Kalastria Highborn is better than Falkenrath Noble. BTW, you are down four cards.

Peanut3181 on B/W/U Vampires (First Commander Deck)

10 months ago

Tempt with Immortality seems a bit too situational and risky. Sepulchral Primordial may be better for you.

Sorin's Vengeance doesn't do enough for that mana cost.

Bloodlord of Vaasgoth only works for damage, not life loss.

Chancellor of the Dross seems kinda meh since you start off at 40.

Nisoth on Vampiric Assault Re-Vamped

11 months ago

I want to like False Cure because it has fantastic flavor and quirkiness. The fact that it's an instant makes it unplayable, though. That's why we play Tainted Remedy.

Speaking of Tainted Remedy, I don't see any synergy with it in this deck. Unless gaining life has become commonplace in the Legacy metagame, I predict Tainted Remedy would be useful 1/10 times if you're lucky. On top of that, Erebos, God of the Dead switches both 'lifegain hosers' off. If you have ways to make your opponents gain life, that's another story. But I don't see any of that here. If you're going vampire tribal, I suggest cutting False Cure. Tainted Remedy, Virtue's Ruin and Leyline of the Void are great sideboard cards. Waste Not may or may not be a good sideboard card. Maybe there's a sick mandess deck out there or soemthing. I was originally going to suggest cutting Underworld Dreams completely, but I've come to the conclusion that it might be good sideboard material if you're playing against things like Jeskai Ascendancy.

Value creatures that will make you happy are things like Gatekeeper of Malakir, Kalastria Highborn, Captivating Vampire, Vampire Nocturnus and Bad Moon. I would play four of each.

Drana, Liberator of Malakir is good value, but is legendary. Two might be good.

I might play one more Jet Medallion.

Dictate of Erebos won't do any work for you without a sacrifice outlet (such as Ashnod's Altar for example). You have Anowon, the Ruin Sage, as well as Captivating Vampire and Gatekeeper of Malakir to keep those pesky creatures at bay. I would cut Dictate of Erebos.

Erebos, God of the Dead should be a vampire card instead, because you have to sacrifice it to Anowon, the Ruin Sage.

I like Malakir Bloodwitch, Anowon, the Ruin Sage and Bloodlord of Vaasgoth as finishers. I would play three of the non-legendary ones.

Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief is very spendy, but powerful. While not a very efficient card, I don't fault anybody for playing one in a vampire deck.

Ok, hard cuts: Everything six and up. I play many of those cards. But not in legacy. The place to play and enjoy those cards is commander.

Where are Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood? I respect if you don't want the game to degenerate to that combo. I leave them out of commander decks because I want to play cards that are more fun than that. I think they get a pass in a vampire tribal deck, though. I would run one of each.

Quicklist: Cuts - 19
2x False Cure
1x Waste Not - Sideboard
1x Tainted Remedy - SB
1x Virtue's Ruin - SB
1x Underworld Dreams - SB
1x Leyline of the Void - SB
1x Liliana of the Dark Realms
1x Erebos, God of the Dead
1x Liliana Vess
1x Dictate of Erebos
2x Ascendant Evincar
2x Nettlevine Blight
2x Tsabo's Decree
1x Chancellor of the Dross
1x Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet

Quicklist: Add - 19
1x Exquisite Blood
1x Sanguine Bond
1x Jet Medallion
2x Gatekeeper of Malakir
3x Kalastria Highborn
3x Bad Moon
2x Captivating Vampire
1x Drana, Liberator of Malakir
3x Vampire Nocturnus
1x Malakir Bloodwitch
1x Bloodlord of Vaasgoth

Wirox on Opening hand win

11 months ago

Man, do you know how the stack works? It is first-in-last-out structure. If my Surging Flame is put onto the stack after your Chancellor of the Dross triggers, it means Surging Flame will be resolved before the triggers.Please learn just the basic rules before arguing on that matter.

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