Chainer, Nightmare Adept

Chainer, Nightmare Adept

Legendary Creature — Human Minion

Discard a card: You may cast a creature card from your graveyard this turn. Activate this ability only once each turn.

Whenever a nontoken creature enters the battlefield under your control, if you didn't cast it form your hand, it gains haste until your next turn.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Casual Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Highlander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Chainer, Nightmare Adept Discussion

DuTogira on Next new deck?

1 month ago

From experience: Try building a deck in your colors that does something your colors are absolutely not supposed to do.

For example, I love esper, but esper's de-facto playstyle is control -> I win combo. So I built a battlecruiser deck around Sharuum the Hegemon that only wins the game through combat. Obviously, being in esper, there's some cards you just can't get away from, but this gives the deck more of a "homey" feel (doing what you've come to love about the color combo), while still pursuing a very "alien" strategy.

Something like Olivia Voldaren control (typically more of U/W's thing), or Chainer, Nightmare Adept reanimator (while reanimator IS black, playing big creature decks is typically a G thing). You could also try Mogis, God of Slaughter stax, although that deck in particular is VERY likely to get you targetted, because it plays on a very high power level.

Gidgetimer on Chainer Nightmare Adept first ability

2 months ago

You can link cards using double brackets so that everyone can read the cards you are talking about.

Chainer, Nightmare Adept

Yes to both questions. When Chainer's ability resolves it creates a static effect allowing you to cast one creature from your graveyard that turn. The effect is independent of Chainer and doesn't have a restriction on it stopping you from casting him with it.

CircioTheStageLighter on Why don't we see more ...

2 months ago

As everyone else has stated already, it's a 6cmc red spell that doesn't immediately affect the board. It's like Dragonmaster Outcast. In theory, it should also be in nearly every commander deck, a 5/5 flyer every turn is insane... except, you're never gonna untap with it, and the same is true for Hellkite.

That having been said tho, it's damn good in a Chainer, Nightmare Adept deck! But outside of that, it's just a 6 mana sink that will almost never get to attack...

griffstick on Best way to cast Ulamog, ...

2 months ago

Um if you are doing reanimater with anji you are probably also running Chainer, Nightmare Adept, that might be a better choice cmdr. But theres ways to cheat it in but not with that cast trigger. Like Quicksilver Amulet, and Thran Temporal Gateway. The only way I see you being able to cast him (cheat cast) in these colors are Sunbird's Invocation, and that not easy either.

Coward_Token on The Ur-Companion

2 months ago

Maybe Chainer, Nightmare Adept/Domri, Chaos Bringer for more haste

Unsettled Mariner? cheap dragon for Ur-triggers and some resilience for your bigger stuff

Dragonspeaker Shaman and/or Urza's Incubator for that high average cmc

Mudslide is a funny hipster card, esp. vs elves

theindigoeffect on Flayer of the Hatebound Combos

2 months ago

Since I already have Flayer of the Hatebound in my Chainer, Nightmare Adept deck, I'm looking for cards that combo with Flayer of the Hatebound to help finish out the game.

I would prefer cards that ultimately synergize with a reanimator / wheels strategy.


Radical_Ace on incorrect legality

3 months ago

Tapped out has the following cards making my deck not Legacy legal. Every other source I can find including Gatherer all agree that these cards are legal in Legacy, Vintage, and Commander.

Anje Falkenrath Anje's Ravager Bone Miser Chainer, Nightmare Adept

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