Chainer, Dementia Master


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Torment (TOR) Rare

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Chainer, Dementia Master

Legendary Creature — Human Minion

Nightmare creatures get +1/+1.

, Pay 3 life: Put target creature card from a graveyard onto the battlefield under your control. That creature is black and is a Nightmare in addition to its other creature types.

When Chainer, Dementia Master leaves the battlefield, exile all Nightmares.

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Chainer, Dementia Master Discussion

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Reanimator's Wet Dream (detailed description)

4 days ago

@riddlemtgnerd I love the underrated Asceticism, but board wipes aren't such a bad thing in graveyard-based decks (for cards like Crypt of Agadeem, Kessig Cagebreakers, etc), and regeneration isn't usually relevant with a lot of the board wipes. The hexproof part is very delicious as a lot of spot removal is exile, but I'd still rather have Archetype of Endurance because this deck demands creatures. I still love Asceticism, and have been considering Oak Street Innkeeper for a while now for a similar effect, especially since I don't have much spot removal for Endurance's second part.

Chainer, Dementia Master is a great suggestion. It's similar to Havengul Lich and The Scarab God but it's arguably better. I'll add it to my thought board AKA maybeboard right now!

BurtReynolds on [Primer] Nightmare by Design (Chainer) UPDATED

1 week ago

Ah cool. Your deck has got me interested in this whole mill aspect for Chainer, Dementia Master and I think I'll soon be adding these cards into my deck as well.

bradtheimpaler13 on What's Yours is Mine.

3 weeks ago

Chainer, Dementia Master. He can take creatures from any graveyard. Pair him with Gray Merchant of Asphodel and a sac outlet and you can drain and gain your way to victory. Razaketh, the Foulblooded is awesome.

gdm1989 on Gonti's World of Luxury

2 months ago

Gonti is one of my favorite commanders to use. There are other creatures and cards you can use if you're going for the theft and greed gimmick

Lord of the Void, Hedonist's Trove, Oblivion Sower, Helm of Possession, Mirage Mirror,Grave Betrayal, Supernatural Stamina, Chainer, Dementia Master.

Now to abuse ETB these will helpPlague Belcher, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed

CMGraves on Grave Hand

2 months ago

I ran into the same problem of recursion with a U/B deck. The colors are good for creature recursion but nothing else. If you want enchantment recursion, Crystal Chimes can help. With Beacon of Unrest, you could do it several times. For instants and sorcercies you have Archeomancer, Mnemonic Wall and Possessed Skaab I would consider adding Coffin Queen, Havengul Lich and Chainer, Dementia Master - these allow you to recur not only your own creatures but opponents as well. Geth, Lord of the Vault is good as well for opponents graveyards. Another trick you could do is put in Haakon, Stromgald Scourge along with either Ashes of the Fallen, Conspiracy or Arcane Adaptation naming Knight.

PhotogenicParasympathetic on Serial Killer [Primer Included]

2 months ago

Dire Fleet Ravager in this deck would be a worse Gray Merchant of Asphodel, and even if it were better/the same, that's not really an effect I need more of. I can't reliably win with him, since I have to have more life than all my opponents for him to not be lethal to me, and I'm usually paying a lot of life to draw cards. Even if I'm able to reliably kill/reanimate him (probably via Chainer, Dementia Master) he's less effective than Gray Merchant, needing 8 ETB's to kill a player at 40, where Gray Merchant needs only 7 (making a not-unreasonable assumption that I have 6 devotion). As a player's life total gets lower, Gray Merchant kills even faster, while Ravager doesn't. For example, if I have six devotion, Gray Merchant kills a player at five life when it ETBs, where Ravager takes FOUR triggers to kill that player (5->3->2->1->0).

Karn Liberated is... unnecessary. Sure, he's a reusable Scour from Existence, but the target he paints on himself and on me by extension really isn't worth the trouble. He's a great card, but the politics of how this deck needs to operate really wants to keep planeswalkers to a minimum. I make exceptions for Ob Nixilis and Liliana because they facilitate card draw and mana ramp, which are the two main necessities in this deck.

Ugin, the Spirit Dragon doesn't really fit here. I don't need his damage dealing ability, and I have relatively few permanents to put into play with his ult. His -X is fine, but it exiles, which means I can't reanimate those things later for my own use, and it's a board clear, which this deck should make unnecessary if spot removal is used properly.

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