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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Set Rarity
Commander (2016 Edition) 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 "Meer" - Memnarch

3 days ago

Also here are a few more cards you might want to consider:

Etherium Sculptor, Grand Architect, Vedalken Archmage, Chief Engineer

acedev on Artifact Aggro R/U

1 week ago

Some cards to consider:

Mana: Chief Engineer | Springleaf Drum

Control: Disallow

Aggro: Scuttling Doom Engine | Vault Skirge Temur Battle Rage | Soul of New Phyrexia

Draw: Thoughtcast | Thirst for Knowledge

Combos: Darksteel Relic && Ensoul Artifact

Plainswalker // Sealing Game: Saheeli Rai

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Notes: Maybe look at the set Aether Revolt since it added value to artifacts.

TheRedeemed on Broken Ballistics (1.43 CMC)

1 week ago

Have you thought of Chief Engineer. I know it's not flashy, but it might help get your Walking Ballistas and Hangarback Walkers off to a larger, faster start.

TheMadRocketeer on Affinity for Artifacts

3 weeks ago

This deck lacks sufficient punch. I drop a few cheap artifacts, and they help me get bigger stuff, but the bigger stuff just isn't big enough, with too few exceptions. If I can find a set of Chief Engineers, I could include some big non-affinity artifact creatures for my top end. I still like the idea of including a combination of Howling Mine and Icy Manipulator, for the reasons mentioned above. I'd drop the red elements and red-producing sources at the same time. And I do need more Cranial Plating. And maybe some counter-magic. And probably a couple more lands. And other good inexpensive-to-cast utility artifacts. And . . . ? [And focus. LOL]

landofMordor on Favorite Flavor Text?

3 weeks ago

Chief Engineer as a way of describing myself (and my playstyle). "An eye for detail, a mind for numbers, a soul of clockwork."

Nekusar, the Mindrazer for being chillingly awesome.

Pretty much anything Jace says with dry humor makes me laugh.

driverna on Help with my first casual artifact deck!

1 month ago

So, I took out 2x Esperzoa and 4x Chief Engineer and replaced them with 2x Platinum Angel and 4x Counterspell. Also I took out one Darksteel Ingot and added another Mycosynth Golem. I'm still playtesting, but it feels a bit slow. Not sure I have the right balance of ramps and big creatures.

driverna on Help with my first casual artifact deck!

1 month ago

DonaldFuck Thanks for the feedback. I removed all the Cloudpost and Glimmerpost and replaced them with Islands. Next I'll see how it plays with counter spells, perhaps I'll replace some of Esperzoa, Thoughtcast, and/or Darksteel Ingot with some counters of some kind.

I'm also thinking of taking out some or all of Chief Engineer. My reasoning is that Chief Engineer is not quite as good as Grand Architect in the context of this deck. Pretty much all of the "Artifact Spells" that I would cast using the help of their abilities are colorless creatures, so tapping a blue creature for seems more useful more often than tapping any creature for .

Gonna keep playtesting and tweaking. Thank you!

PayOneLife on Breya the Slayer

1 month ago

Hey Razzo187 thanks for the feedback!

Vedalken Archmage usually does quite a good if I drop it early as it does generate a fair bit of card advantage. It can be a bit awkward due to the cost and the fact that it's a cast trigger. If I could find a good card advantage substitute that was an artifact I would probably swap it out.

Chief Engineer is excellent, I would suggest experimenting with it. Even if you drop it on an empty board it can still give you a mana back straight away if you have something you can cast. With Breya it becomes quite out of control and all of my most explosive games have come from it. I think that the significant mana it can generate (well you know what I mean) justifies dropping a rock, especially if you're playing a fairly high artifact count.

Yeah I'm not sure about Combustible Gearhulk either. I put it in because I got it in a booster and I found the design really interesting. Also I'm trying to do an etb theme. So far every time I've played it the opponent has chosen mill and I've revealed lands and mana rocks. It's mostly in there because I had Kaladesh fever. I might swap it out for something from Aether Revolt - or potentially Cranial Plating, which is a monster of a card (good suggestion).

I haven't actually drawn Faerie Artisans yet, so I can't say. I expect it will be heavily dependent on what decks I'm playing against, and so it's probably not the spikiest of choices. When it's good though, it will be AMAZING! Like when I have a Panharmonicon out.

Mirrorworks is surprisingly good. It gives you all of your etbs twice, but it also gives you artifacts to sac or use. double Blightsteel Colossus is for real, as is double Memory Jar.

I havent won yet with Hellkite Tyrant. It's more in there as I get a perverse pleasure from stealing artifacts and then sacrificing them. I also like the idea of equipping Blade of Selves onto it and watching the world burn. Mycosynth Lattice is the obvious choice but I haven't got many other cards that would interact with it so it hasn't gone in yet.

Thanks for the kind words. I would definitely suggest playing around with Chief Engineer and Blade of Selves, both of which have served me very well.

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