Chief Engineer


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal

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Commander 2016 Rare
Magic 2015 Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Chief Engineer

Creature — Vedalken Artificer

Artifact spells you cast have convoke. (Your creatures can help cast those spells. Each creature you tap while casting an artifact spell pays or one mana of that creature's color.)

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Chief Engineer Discussion

Firebones675 on Artifacts

2 weeks ago

You might be interested in Kuldotha Forgemaster to help tutor for what you need. Whir of Invention is also a good tutor

Muzzio, Visionary Architect is also fun, albeit a bit less predictable

Mirrorworks (even triggers off of your artifact lands), Sculpting Steel and Phyrexian Metamorph are nice for creating extra copies of things

Sharding Sphinx makes a lot of thopters

Chief Engineer and Grand Architect can help cast your bigger artifacts

Leonin Abunas can protect them

Personally I like Stuffy Doll more than creepy doll (it's also fun to slap a Pariah's Shield onto it)

Memnarch likes "borrowing" things

I'm not entirely convinced it's good enough here but figured i'd atleast mention Open the Vaults. If the game goes on long enough it's probably worth it

I think the the thing the deck is missing the most is more ways of interacting with your opponent. You have the 1-of dispatch but thats about it. Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, Go for the Throat etc, but i think you need more.

LTmiller on Reap till they weep

4 weeks ago

Okay. For starters, this is Leo Miller--an admin from the Chattanooga EDH Community. I'm not trying to use that to leverage what I have to say, however just informing you that we do actually see what's going and try to interact with the Community as much as possible.

1.) Karakas is banned.

2.) I'd take out: Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer, Felidar Guardian, Grim Poppet, Muzzio, Visionary Architect, Academy Rector, Chief Engineer, Etherium Sculptor, Pariah's Shield, Foundry Inspector, Mycosynth Golem, Conjurer's Closet, and all of the walkers.

3.) Add in a Basalt Monolith and some land. Because Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth makes

Busket on Breya Tax (Control)

1 month ago

First set of changes since I've been throwing the deck at every possible type of opponent(s):

-1 Solemn Simulacrum
+1 Lightning Greaves

This change came about because Solemn has been very "meh" in this deck and I felt I needed the greaves way more.

-1 Decree of Annihilation
+1 Wildfire

This is more of a functional swap to add in a second pseudo-Devastation effect that is a bit easier to cast.

-1 Arcane Denial
+1 Mana Drain

Finally got a mana drain. Felt no reason to keep arcane denial at that point. Still want to make room for Counterspell just need to find the next weak point.

-1 Arcum Dagsson
+1 Wear / Tear

Arcum was having fewer and fewer targets for his ability every game, and unless Breya comes out immediately after him, he tends to do nothing. Better suited for a more combo-oriented deck. Cut for a removal spell.

-1 Whir of Invention
+1 Day's Undoing

Whir became too difficult to cast when needed. The triple blue hurt more than I expected it to. Day's Undoing took it's place to test it out. Might just cut it later for Counterspell.

-1 Chief Engineer
+1 Thorn of Amethyst

I loved Chief Engineer, but he's become much worse as the creature count has dropped. Thorn makes itself at home in the deck.

ChinoEX on Mercurium

1 month ago

An EDH Lord, wow, I'm certainly honored! The esper combination of the color wheel is not one of my strong points in Magic, but let's see what cards I can think of that may help your cause.

Have you considered cards like Thopter Assembly or Myr Battlesphere? Your deck seems hungry for 1/1 dorks to sac, tap, etc. How about Chief Engineer? Put those 1/1's to further use! You definitely need a little more card advantage - Consecrated Sphinx, Sphinx's Revelation, Blue Sun's Zenith, Skullclamp. Time Sieve is another card worth looking into for your colors, as is Silas Renn, Seeker Adept.

I think the deck doesn't look too bad, just need to play test it and tinker around with it until you get it to do what you want :)

Addrum on All Your Base Are Belong To Us

1 month ago

Threaten are all effects of "Gain control of target creature until end of turn". It comes from the card Threaten just as we call Wrath any form of mass removal because of Wrath of God. Those cards use too much space for what you can already get with Memnarch. It would be just better to use those slots to add draw engines and tutors.

The turn you cast Braids, it will help all of your opponents before your turn to drop something with her. Most of the time, when I see her, one person gets to use her ability and then she dies before her controller gets to his or her turn. If you curve well with your ramp, you'll not need her for your big drops. If you want to speed things up, replace her with Arcum Dagsson, Muzzio, Visionary Architect or Copper Gnomes.

There are tons of cheap mana rocks: Sky Diamond, Coldsteel Heart, Mind Stone, Star Compass, Fellwar Stone, Everflowing Chalice, Thought Vessel, Solemn Simulacrum, Vedalken Engineer, Foundry Inspector, Etherium Sculptor and Chief Engineer, just to name a few.

Angry_Fister on Artifact Affinity Deck

1 month ago

Speed it up more with Chief Engineer

DawnsRayofLight on Blink and Sink

2 months ago

You need the artifacts to ramp and keep up.


Porcelain Legionnaire he doesn't do anything for you in this list

Chief Engineer: you aren't playing enough artifcats

Puresteel Paladin: again, not enough to utilize him

Stonehewer Giant: ditto

Trinket Mage: ditto

Steel Hellkite: you have better options in what I gave you

Wall of Denial: eh.

Skullclamp: I don't even know if this is legal, keep it if you add elspeth and other stuff that will allow you to utilize it

Cloudshift: kind of meh

ManaDrain: CAN YOU SRSLY AFFORD THIS--replace with Counterspell

Mana Leak: TERRIBLE IN EDH use Cryptic Command/Counterspell

Safe Passage: Maybe use Declaration in Stone or Cyclonic Rift I am drawing blanks on cards that would achieve the same but are a bit more diverse.

Path to Exile: Swords to Plowsharesm POE is not as good in edh

War Report: drop it--Swan Song

Gitaxian Probe: Brainstorm

Survival Cache: not as good

These are the one's staring me in the face

DHWorlds on Superion Summoning

2 months ago

Hey! Thanks for the Feedback! Since you do want the Midrange/Aggro path, i would suggest taking a few Muddle the Mixtures out, it's not bad in any way, i just feel that it is very Slow for your ''Resolving big creatures on the board'' strat.

cards to consider

Chief Engineer- Helps casting Superion a bit more reliably than Sculptor.

Master of Etherium- Easily casted with Heartless Summoning or Grand Architect helps the Whole Board.

Lodestone Golem/Solemn Simulacrum/Filigree Familiar:great game stallers. Can give you advantage and/or Lock the opponent. Lodestone + Metamorph is Brutal in certain games.

The Tutor Mages:

Trinket Mage: Fenomenal toolbox card, could tutor some nice 1-of artifacts Brittle Effigy, Nihil Spellbomb or Aether Spellbomb,Engineered Explosives.

Treasure Mage: Tutors Wurmcoil Engine, Mindslaver, Sundering Titan

Trophy Mage: Vedalken Shackles, Ensnaring Bridge

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