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
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Chainer, Nightmare Adept Discussion

Teh on Alesha 2.0

3 days ago

Azeworai Thanks for the recommendations.

Wait, Gary has 2 power? Well he's going in immediately.

I hadn't actually considered self mill, but I will experiment with it.

Protector of the Crown and False Prophet seem like great inclusions, I'm surprised I haven't seen them before.

As for Anje Falkenrath, I've been trying to get a hold of the precon so I can add her, K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth and Chainer, Nightmare Adept.

I will consider Dread Return, Unburial Rites and Selfless Spirit as they seem like good inclusions.

I've found that I often want a sac outlet on board, in case someone uses exile removal (or god forbid Merciless Eviction), but I will probably take out Blood Bairn in favor of the new Woe Strider from TBD.

I will have a look at my removal, but it's worked fine thus far.

You asked about how I add a card in several categories. It's quite simple, you just add several hashtags after the card like this:

1x Vindicate #Removal

1x Viscera Seer #2Power #SacOutlet

1x Yahenni, Undying Partisan #SacOutlet

1x Yawgmoth, Thran Physician #2Power #Discard #Draw #SacOutlet

Thanks again for taking the time to look through my list, and have a great day yourself!

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Lost Legends Of DrukenReaps

3 days ago

From your list, the following seem worth considering:

Aminatou, the Fateshifter is great with Thalia's Lancers.

Reki, the History of Kamigawa is a great draw engine.

Shanna, Sisay's Legacy is a flavour win, gives two colours for Sisay and is a protected beatstick. Another good multicoloured two drop is Lavinia, Azorius Renegade.

Legion's Landing  Flip and Oviya Pashiri aren't the best legends to imagine, but consider the following: In my Sisay list, I run Massacre Girl and Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero basically as a tutorable In Garruk's Wake. With the two token makers, this is even more consistent. Massacre girl usually only needs like one or two 1/1s on the board to kill everything.

Another legend to consider: Chainer, Nightmare Adept: Another reanimator that gives haste to any creatures tutored up with Sisay.

Paeldroth on Partner FRENZY

1 month ago

seshiro_of_the_orochi I LOVE where your mind is at! Chainer, Nightmare Adept is one of my favorite Rakdos commanders and I'd love to build around him, and the extra boost of both white and the support of Elenda, the Dusk Rose would be a ton of fun.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Partner FRENZY

1 month ago

I vote for Elenda, the Dusk Rose and Chainer, Nightmare Adept . Neither of them is particlarly underpowered, but this would be lots of fun. It's similar for Feather, the Redeemed and Lavinia of the Tenth as a flicker deck. Oh, and Fblthp, the Lost and Norin the Wary would be awesome as a deck around cards that target one of your own and one the opponent's creatures.

multimedia on Chainer's Demon Summoning Posse

2 months ago

Hey, I didn't suggest to cut the Apostles, keep the Apostles. they're good and the best parts of your deck :)

I suggested Chainer, Nightmare Adept as General because he gives you more interaction with Apostles as well as reanimation which is good backup plan with Demons. Casting Apostles for one mana from your graveyard and giving the Demon you cheat into play with Apostles haste are interactions that make Apostles better. With Chainer you can abuse creatures for reanimation of Demons such as Doomed Necromancer and Apprentice Necromancer . After discarding one of these Necromancers or a Demon, Chainer lets you cast one of these Necromancers from your graveyard and then because of haste you can use them right away to reanimate the Demon you just discarded and that Demon can attack with haste.

Rakdos, the Showstopper as General doesn't have interaction with Apostles other than they can tutor for and put Demons onto the battlefield, but they can already do this meaning Rakdos is not adding anything to help with the Apostle strategy. Showstopper is better as a Demon in the 99, not General, therefore Apostles can tutor for it. Rakdos, Lord of Riots is better than Showstopper and Riots is good with Demons, but not good with Apostles. You will want to change your deck quite a lot if using Riots as Commander.

superwill123 on Chainer's Demon Summoning Posse

2 months ago

Hey multimedia, thanks for the suggestions! here are my thoughts:

I think Chainer, Nightmare Adept is a fun idea, but I am down for the reanimator plan! Additionally, I could switch the leader to Rakdos, Lord of Riots and add some pingers to help the deck in that manor (casting Archfiend of Despair for BB is fair, right?). so in total, going with a ping/reanimation plan could be a fun way to run the demon deck! and if I decide to cut the apostles, all these cards would fit in perfectly! however, what would I cut if I were to KEEP the apostles?

Thanks again for all the suggestions!

Deadpoo111 on Marchesa, Mad Mistress of Vampires

2 months ago

Two cards I will always recommend for madness decks are Shadow of the Grave and Skirge Familiar . They are among the strongest discard theme cards out there and will definitely improve the deck.

If you need more removal or better control against decks with creatures, I'd suggest Archfiend of Ifnir , the card is amazing and if you don't need it, just draw a card off it.

In general, I'd add more discard outlets, yeah I get the vampire tribal theme which totally fits and stuff, but discard like Chainer, Nightmare Adept and Zombie Infestation are amazing. If you want a more vampire themed stuff, try Olivia's Dragoon or Insolent Neonate .

Finally, and this is with every emotion I can muster, HOW DARE YOU NOT RUN Bone Miser ! That card was built for this archetype and you ignored it. To quote Norman Osborn from the first spiderman movie: "I offered you kindness and you spat in my face." That's you, you're the face spitter. Please for the love of god put that card in.

multimedia on Chainer's Demon Summoning Posse

2 months ago

Hey, good start and nice budget Rakdos deck.

The flavor is neat with Rakdos as General, but overall this Rakdos is lackluster. Consider Chainer, Nightmare Adept as Commander General? Chainer is being displayed as $8, but it's a glitch. It's not that much, in fact it's less than $2 at TCGPlayer.

Chainer can be an enabler for reanimation by discarding Demons or can recast Apostles from your graveyard. With Chainer any Demon you cheat onto the battlefield with Apostles gets haste. Reanimation and cards that are enablers for reanimation is a good secondary strategy when playing lots of high mana cost Demons. Apostles are the first plan to cheat Demons onto the battlefield and traditional reanimation can be a backup plan to also cheat Demons on the battlefield.

Budget cards to consider adding:

If you like these suggestions I offer help to make cuts. I also offer more advice if you like. Good luck with your deck.

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