Chainer, Dementia Master


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

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Set Rarity
Torment 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

chris.rodriguez358 on Death is Only the Beginning

1 week ago

At Profet93, I just checked out your deck and it definitely looks really nice!!! I almost went the creature-less route on this one but it would screw with my playgroup's meta a bit too much and would draw a lot more hate. I'll leave some comments on your page.

I have been considering Vesuva and Thespian's Stage and will pick them up eventually.

Diabolic Tutor and Beseech the Queen feel too inefficient for me. I'd rather pick up an Imperial Seal or Grim Tutor if I could fit additional tutors.

Shizo, Death's Storehouse is not needed here because Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed already has horsemanship making him virtually unblockable. I have not come across another horsemanship user and the card would not be useful enough with my other creatures to merit a slot.

One of Ugin, the Spirit Dragon or Karn Liberated will be added once I get my hands on a nice foil. I will probably choose Karn Liberated because of his (-) ability.

I like Overwhelming Forces more than Decree of Pain because of flavor and it being a much more political card. Sometimes you only want to knock down one unruly opponent. Also, it has no effect on your board-state (aside from drawing you extra cards).

Syphon Mind will probably make it's way back in the deck. Phyrexian Arena bounces in and out of the deck a lot because it only nets you one card a round and is a dead draw late game.

Trading Post is a possibility. I'll need to test this out.

Vampire Hexmage and Dark Depths is a fun little combo. I like it.

My grief with Corpse Dance is that I need to keep track of the order of my graveyard. Once people start seeing cards in my graveyard, everyone wants a look and which creature is the "top" creature becomes a blur. I love the card, but the added logistics make it frustrating to use. It might make a return soon and, if so, I'll cut out Necromancy. I'll probably also cut Reanimate in favor of Chainer, Dementia Master.

Snuff Out is there for flavor. I have the version with the Liliana art as well as the Liliana version of Demonic Tutor and SDCC versions of the usable Liliana planeswalkers. I could probably cut it for a foil Karn Liberated, but it has scored me some sweet kills.

Thanks for the advice!! It is definitely greatly appreciated. Always glad to run into another Xiahou Dun user!

chaosumbreon87 on New deck commander?

2 weeks ago

how about Chainer, Dementia Master. reanimate your rats or grab a handful of infinits. rats+reanimator works. ink eyes is a rat commander so there's that

Dpooser on Mono-Black Beat Down

1 month ago

So you're missing one of my favorite reanimate cards: Chainer, Dementia Master. Just a suggestion. Nice build but why so many non-basic lands?

The_Traitor on Let's build some more tribal ...

1 month ago

landofMordor, Patron of the Moon is actually a really funny and creative Commander. A friend of mine played him. There are really funny Combos with him.I was trying to build a nightmares Tribal. The Problem is: They have a really strong or at least funny Lord: Chainer, Dementia Master. But there are to less black nightmares. I was trying to build a Control reabimator subtheme, but... After this i tried something with flicker effects, but this din not really work. Maybe Rakdos, Lord of Riots would be a possibility. There are good enough black and red nightmared and you can play a classic burn subtheme. And i tried Atog, of course with Atogatog. Sadly there are only 11 other Atogs, otherwise it could be a really strong deck.

deemberdom on My 1st EDH deck

1 month ago

I really like how the deck looks, it seems like it will be pretty powerful and fun. Also, it's cool that you choose mono-black, all my favorite commander builds are mono-black.

I would maybe suggest a adding few self-discard outlets to rapidly get reanimation targets for Chainer, Dementia Master (Chainer can grab opponents' stuff, but you can't always count on them). I know you have some artifacts capable of self-milling, but often you want a little more control over what's in your graveyard. One of the best is Pack Rat because you can get value from it, but it does cost 3 mana to activate. There's also stuff like Zombie Infestation, Key to the City, and Liliana of the Veil which don't cost any mana to activate. One that I really like is Geier Reach Sanitarium, because it just takes up a land slot.

A powerful card draw engine you could include is Necropotence, but it is a bit anti-synergistic by exiling your discarded creatures. You'll have to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of including it, but you could still add new reanimation targets to your graveyard via your self-mill with Necropotence out.

Dpooser on Psychopomp Tribal

1 month ago

Hell's Caretaker and Chainer, Dementia Master both do well in this deck.

Dpooser on Sheoldred, Graveyard Queen

1 month ago

A couple of cards I think you're missing that could make this super gross: Hell's Caretaker, Chainer, Dementia Master, Extraplanar Lens and Black Market. The first two for more reanimate effects, especially if you have etb creatures and the last for mana ramp. Pretty dope deck.

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