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An awesome card with geosurge, can you use his effect and then mulligan? Its nice to see a heavy hitter for goblins regardless
Posted By: supagama (5/1/2011 3:13:32 PM)


Definitely should have had haste himself. Other than that, it has a home in two of my EDH decks, but I wouldn't rely on it.
Posted By: themlsna (5/5/2011 5:16:43 PM)


opening hand: 2 Chancellor of the Tangle , 1 Chancellor of the Forge , 1 Tainted Strike , 1 Swamp and 2 Groundswell.

Gameplan: Reveal all 3 chancellors, get a 1/1 haste goblin and 2 {G} your first turn.
Drop Swamp, and than play both groundswells with your mana from Chancellor of the tangle (making goblin a 9/9) swing with goblin, tap swamp and cast Tainted strike, you now have a 10/9 infect haste.

probably not gonna get this as your opening hand and it can be stopped but the fact its possible is still scary. stuff like this is why they made gut shot and mental misstep .
Posted By: GoatKnapper (5/18/2011 1:55:13 PM)


Man red's always getting burned on cards like these :/
compare to any other chancellor in the cycle
Posted By: raadface (4/29/2011 12:26:53 AM)


Um no one seems to have mentioned the fact he is just not that good. in a proper game if your alive by the time you cast this how many creatures are you going have 2.....if your lucky(if you got more you probably going win anyway) ...and he doesn't even have haste himself ,if he did he'd be average at best as it is he's trash .
Posted By: Mindbend (6/16/2011 12:44:52 PM)


... Makes lots of Goblins with haste, but doesn't have haste himself?
Posted By: Bursama (5/29/2011 5:11:29 AM)


I wish the red and green Chancellors would switch colors.

The red one should produce extra mana like Seething Song, etc. Instead of reach & vigilance, it should have haste & first strike. This supports the red strategy of a fast hit, passion, fury and the "inner fire".

The green one should produce tokens instead. This is the creature-centric color and an additional attacker doesn't hurt. Usually, green should have more creatures than red in general, since red tends to burn anything up.

But - as usual - the people @ R&D don't design cards based on color philosophy, but on player concerns. Some semi-useless goblin-supporter is more viable than any card that would allow the goblin player to cast an additional goblin during turn 1.

Sorry R&D, but this makes me a sad panda.
Posted By: Cheza (6/1/2011 10:15:20 AM)


would he really have been overpowered if he made two tokens?
Posted By: PhyrexianFailure (4/28/2011 3:36:36 PM)


This is easily the worst of the chancellors. It has the nicest flavor - but he, by himself, is very weak. Every other chancellor either has flying or vigilance, and a much more reliable effect.

And, what's worse, he could at LEAST be a goblin, given that he gives you goblins.
Posted By: Mavlis (5/26/2011 9:03:50 AM)


In an opening hand this is amazing. Also good for the extra card advantage when paired with Blazing Shoal, Cave-in, and Fury of the Horde.

Further, lots of other discard engines could potentially benefit from him still being an extra card in your hand, such as Sparkspitter.

Even better? the Art is amazing.

4/5 from me.

Collision's comment on shoal, and shoal's amazing synergy with kiln fiend convinced me to add these bits to such a fast kill double-strike deck.
Posted By: blurrymadness (10/25/2011 1:13:17 PM)


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