Chancellor of the Forge

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Chancellor of the Forge

Creature — Phyrexian Giant

You may reveal this card from your opening hand. If you do, at the beginning of the first upkeep, put a 1/1 red Goblin creature token with haste onto the battlefield. When Chancellor of the Furnace enters the battlefield, put X 1/1 red Goblin creatures with haste onto the battlefield, where X is the number of creatures you control.

legendofa on Beating a turn 0 win …

11 months ago

Beat 60x Chancellor of the Dross with 30x Nourishing Shoal and 30x Elvish Spirit Guide. In response to to the upkeep trigger, exile a card to cast Shoal, gain 2-4 life, and stock up on ESG until you can cast one. You can cut this to just the Shoals and a few mulligans if you don't mind the gameplay being 100% draw-go.

Beat the Shoal Spirit Guide combo with 60x Chancellor of the Forge. Start off with seven Goblins and attack hard and fast, outpacing their defenses and lifegain.

Beat CotForge with CotDross.

All of these will probably lose to Thoracle Combo.

Something like 15x Plains, 25x Force of Will, and 20x Angel's Grace would have a strong matchup against Thoracle. Counter the key cards, Grace in response to Thoracle, and wait a turn.

enpc on Favorite creature recursion in Rakdos

1 year ago

Garna, Bloodfist of Keld doesn't need the dying creature to be non-token, why not use a bunch of token engines like Goblin Assault, Chancellor of the Forge (a good card to actually use recursion on), Goblin Rabblemaster, Legion Warboss, Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin and Krenko, Mob Boss. Then you can use cards like Pashalik Mons, Weirding Shaman and even potentially Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician as sac outlets. You also have access to cards like Squee, Dubious Monarch, Squee, the Immortal and Squee, Goblin Nabob (bascially all the Squee value).

I'm not saying build a goblin deck, but build a goblin deck.

PaulMuadDib on

2 years ago

Take a look at other similar commander lists like Ilharg, the Raze-Boar and Etali, Primal Storm which also can be built to heavily utilize ETB triggers.

A. Sundial of the Infinite will prevent you from sacrificing creatures that you copy and not just the ones from your commander's effect.
B. Sneak Attack is great for putting something out to copy that you can't cast yet.
C. Captivating Crew repeated steal.
D. Chancellor of the Forge doubles the number of creatures on your board.
E. Emissary of Grudges can instantly counter an opponent's effect if you use your commander's ability in response.
D. Mindclaw Shaman repeated cast opponent's spell.
E. Ox of Agonas repeated draw 3 that can be gotten back if it's in your graveyard.

Ganonymous on Card creation challenge

2 years ago

Hermit Migration


When Hermit Migration enters the battlefield, create a 0/3 blue crab creature token for each artifact you control.

Whenever a non-creature artifact enters the battlefield under your control, choose one:

  • create a 0/3 blue crab creature token if you have not created one this turn
  • distribute X +1/+1 counters among any number of crabs you control, where X is the mana value of that artifact


I think the restrictions keep it mostly balanced? Definitely doesn’t break under treasure spam or turning all creatures into artifacts, so it’s probably good enough.

Continue the challenge! Make something like this, Avenger of Zendikar, or Chancellor of the Forge in white or black.

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

2 years ago

I do really enjoy Esper. I think I use to have two or three Esper Modern decks, as well as one or two EDH decks in the past. Hmm...

Okay! This is going to sound odd, but my old Modern decks were Zombie tribal and Vampire tribal. So, I'm going to build for that.

Embrace the Silver Moon

Tribal Enchantment - Vampire Zombie

Whenever a legendary Vampire you control destroys another nontoken creature, return that creature to the battlefield under your control. It is a black Vampire in addition to its other types.

Whenever a legendary Zombie you control destroys another nontoken creature, return that creature to the battlefield under your control. It is a black Zombie in addition to its other types.

I'm sure there's something that can be done with this enchantment, but I am far too tired to figure it out.

We have Avenger of Zendikar who gives 0/1 Plant tokens based on the number of lands you control, and Chancellor of the Forge who does something similar with 1/1 red Goblins, looking at the total number of creatures you control.

Both of these creatures also have a powerful additional ability that ties into their ETB one - Avenger gives +1/+1 counters to its tokens, and Chancellor can be revealed to put an additional creature into play (Albeit, much weaker than Avengers).

Your challenge is to design something similar in one of the other three colors.

king-saproling on Mono Red 4.0

2 years ago

Purphoros is a really strong choice for a commander. Personally I would take advantage of his ability by running more token generating cards. These would be my swaps:

Flame Spill -> Elemental Mastery
Expedition Map -> Mind Stone (Mind Stone gets Purphoros out faster)
Archwing Dragon -> Chancellor of the Forge
Red Elemental Blast -> Firecat Blitz
Drakuseth, Maw of Flames -> Neheb, the Eternal
Bombard -> Tempt with Vengeance
Dragon's Approach -> Thatcher Revolt
Moltne Influence -> Rally the Horde
Lambholt Raconteur -> Tilonalli's Summoner
Arclight Phoenix -> Warchief Giant
Greater Gargadon -> Norin the Wary
Fling -> Hordeling Outburst
Staggershock -> Mogg War Marshal
Captivating Crew -> Grinning Ignus
Bloodsworn Steward -> Torbran, Thane of Red Fell
Cleansing Screech -> Panharmonicon

TypicalTimmy on Infinite mana in Boros

2 years ago

Omniscience_is_life, as I was getting ready for bed, I realized Chancellor of the Forge also works, but you need a healthy boardstate at first. When Chancellor ETBs, he's going to create a number of 1/1 red Goblin creature tokens equal to the number of creatures you control. He counts himself, so it's at least 1. If you have 2 other creatures, which is super easy to hold onto in EDH, you get 3x Gobbos which nets you 3x ; Enough for the first Eldrazi Displacer activation.

From here, Chancellor re-ETB, and will now see the original +2 creatures, itself, and 3x Gobbos so you'll get 6x , good for two activations.

I'm sure there are several creatures who can combo like this. Theoretically if you have a healthy Dragon base you can use Lathliss, Dragon Queen to constantly pump out 5/5 tokens, though that's an immense mana requirement.

Best option may be to use Changlings and pick and choose the tribes as they fall into place. That way you don't have any stale pieces on board.

TheHexmage on Keek Man (The Jeek Man)

2 years ago

Have you tried Chancellor of the Forge? It always overperformed when I played a Kiki Jiki deck similar to this.

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