Chalice of the Void in the Sideboard?
By - Saxophobia1275
Yes, but maybe. You might give it a try, probably.
We need more information like what deck you are playing and what you want to accomplish. Sideboards are pretty subjective. Chalice is a good sideboard card in merfolk, but not burn.
Planning to run BW griefblade
Chalice is a narrow card. Is there a specific meta you are targeting?
So my thought was there is a lot of burn and affinity at my store. But I'm trying to think what else it can hit. Death's shadow? There's a lot of control as well.
I would not run chalice in the side to deal with those decks.
Have you thought about [[Leyline of Sanctity]] if you're in white already and are scared of burn? [[Kor Firewalker]]? [[Burrenton Forge Tender]]?
[Leyline of Sanctity](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/b/e/be8b1acf-dd87-42ca-ad19-c27d21066030.jpg?1592516120) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Leyline%20of%20Sanctity) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/m20/26/leyline-of-sanctity?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/be8b1acf-dd87-42ca-ad19-c27d21066030?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text)
[Kor Firewalker](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/8/d/8dcd4a52-0c8f-4fca-b7dc-c2503794e5a4.jpg?1562438122) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Kor%20Firewalker) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/a25/21/kor-firewalker?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/8dcd4a52-0c8f-4fca-b7dc-c2503794e5a4?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text)
[Burrenton Forge Tender](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/4/0/40dd31ae-f252-449b-9d79-749a9a255763.jpg?1562847986) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Burrenton%20Forge-Tender) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/ima/14/burrenton-forge-tender?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/40dd31ae-f252-449b-9d79-749a9a255763?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text)
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unfortunately there isn't a great card for both burn and affinity that fits into BW griefblade. I don't know your list, but chalice on one punishes your own deck too hard to be worth it vs. either deck.
For affinity, stony silence is the most punishing, though if you run vials you might also consider kataki, war's wage.
For burn, your mainboard batterskull should make the matchup ok. If there are really a ton of burn players, try running Kor Firewalker, Auriok Champion
On 0 it could be good against crashing footfalls, living end, 0 cost artifacts such as welding jar, bauble, ornithopter in hammer time/affinity. On 1 it is good for burn and blitz. But in stoneblade you might find it hard to run if you are playing thoughtseize/iok/giver/path to exile
Sideboard? Blasphemy. Play E-Tron and main deck it.
Playing for 0 is strong right now.
Affinity, cascade, anything else?
All of the suspend cards. Living End, profane tutor (new suspend tutor), the cascade payoffs themselves such as crashing footfalls.
Also stops asmora.
How? A chalice would have to be set at the cards mana value no?
nvm im stupid your right. still rhino is relvent.
I just got my second 5-0 with a BW [list](https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/4071373#paper) running some chalices in the side for cascade decks. Didn't run into cascade in the end, but I did use it against prowess to success. Shuts off all their 1 mana creatures and removal for my SFMs, bought me enough time to close.
I think it's definitely good against burn, prowess, affinity, cascade, any decks running the profane tutor package (I've been seeing an uptick of those) or any suspend cards.
EDIT: I'd cut the sentinels if I were to board in chalices on 1. It does shut off the ephemerate combo but I think it hurts the opponent more than it does me (if I had to board chalices in for that matchup)
Our list is very similar except I’m running a set of dauthi voidwalkers instead of sentinels. I also run two solitudes and two damns main. I almost always end up cutting the voidwalkers honestly.
Yeah I tested voidwalkers before, but they didn't really seem to do much. I also usually ended up cutting them post-board so I decided to try out sentinels. Tbh the sentinels didn't feel that impactful either so I'd say it's probably a flex slot.
I always felt Chalice does well with tribal decks with vial IMO
Wouldn’t those decks run cavern?
Cavern and Chalice of the Void aren't mutually exclusive.
They do. They’re saying it’s a good sideboard card to use when you’re playing vial decks like merfolk and spirits bc vial and cavern let you play ur 1 drops sometimes anyway, and those decks also just really love the play-pattern of soft-aggro with a few disruptive plays to get you over the finish line.