Chief Engineer

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare
Promo Set (000) 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.)

Chief Engineer Discussion

Stefouch on Art of Saheeli [Oathbreaker]

1 week ago

Update 2019-05-19

First playtests led to many changes:

  • Flux Channeler out for → Phyrexian Revoker : Does not enough for the deck's strategy. Replaced by something new to test. Pithing Needle is already strong.
  • Pyroblast out for → Chaos Warp : Pyroblast is a strong card, as you will most of the time encounter at least one blue player in a game pod. At worst, you may discard it to loot effects. But the Oathbreaker format allows only 60 cards and therefore available spots for suboptimal cards are scarce. Plus I don't play enough loot effects in the new version of the deck. Replaced by another removal.
  • Faithless Looting out for → Retrofitter Foundry : Replaced by something new to test with cmc-1.

Manabase and ramp changes:

Entity97 on A Cuberino

2 months ago

Cube Stats!
This past weekend saw my cube’s first seven player draft (eight had homework to finish). Now, some of them are filthy casuals but here are the deck lists drafted with (W-L) stats! No basic lands included, however.

Me – Mardu Angels (3-0)
Akroma, Angel of Wrath
Assemble the Legion
Baneslayer Angel
Boros Signet
Bruna, the Fading Light
Cavern of Souls
Conqueror's Galleon  Flip
Crystalline Crawler
Emeria Angel
Exhume
Faithless Looting
Gisela, the Broken Blade
Godless Shrine
Golgari Thug
Grim Monolith
Loyal Retainers
Lyra Dawnbringer
Nahiri, the Harbinger
Reanimate
Resplendent Angel
Restoration Gearsmith
Smuggler Captain (finds Reanimate )
Sphere of the Suns
Tidehollow Sculler
Windswept Heath

Pritch – Golgari Midrange (2-1)
Bayou
Chainer's Edict
Cryptbreaker
Damnation
Doom Blade
Doomed Dissenter
Go for the Throat
Golgari Grave-Troll
Golgari Signet
Grave Titan
Herald of Torment
Heir of the Wilds
Hissing Quagmire
Innocent Blood
Liliana of the Veil
Liliana, the Last Hope
Night Incarnate
Ravenous Chupacabra
Rite of Belzenlok
Scavenging Ooze
Sidisi, Undead Vizier
Thoughtseize
Thrun, the Last Troll
Tragic Slip
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Verdant Catacombs
Westvale Abbey  Flip
Yahenni, Undying Partisan

Paul – Grixis Control (1-1)
Academy Ruins
Baleful Strix
Bitterblossom
Bituminous Blast
Brain Maggot
Creeping Tar Pit
Cruel Ultimatum
Cyclonic Rift
Eldrazi Monument
Force of Will
Havengul Lich
Inferno Titan
Kitesail Freebooter
Lich Lord of Unx
Mesmeric Fiend
Murderous Redcap
Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip
Purphoros, God of the Forge
Rakdos's Return
Tezzeret, Artifice Master
Thassa, God of the Sea
Thing in the Ice  Flip
Twilight Prophet
Unscythe, Killer of Kings
Whirler Rogue

Abby – Bant Midrange (0-1)
Austere Command
Bow of Nylea
Celestial Colonnade
Counterspell
Courser of Kruphix
Crush of Tentacles
Dauntless Bodyguard
Elixir of Immortality
Felidar Sovereign
Glacial Fortress
Imposing Sovereign
Kiora, the Crashing Wave
Loxodon Hierarch
Mikaeus, the Lunarch
Noble Hierarch
Plaxcaster Frogling
Qasali Pridemage
Reclamation Sage
Sagu Mauler
Sakashima's Student
Selfless Spirit
Sigarda, Host of Herons
Simic Signet
Solemn Simulacrum
Sphinx's Revelation
Spirit of the Labyrinth
Sun Titan
Supreme Verdict
Suture Priest
Sword of War and Peace
Temple Garden
Terminus
Traveler's Amulet

Matt – Four Color Good Stuff (1-1)
Ancestral Vision
Arch of Orazca
Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
Badlands
Birds of Paradise
Bomat Courier
Brimaz, King of Oreskos
Clifftop Retreat
Crop Rotation
Desolate Lighthouse
Domri Rade
Dualcaster Mage
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Experiment One
Ghost Quarter
Hallowed Fountain
Isolated Chapel
Lotus Cobra
Maze of Ith
Murderous Cut
Odric, Master Tactician
Path to Exile
Phyrexian Metamorph
Plateau
Price of Fame
Sacred Foundry
Savannah
Silverblade Paladin
Sunpetal Grove
Sword of Light and Shadow
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria
Tetzimoc, Primal Death
Through the Breach
Tropical Island
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
Ultimate Price
Voice of Resurgence
Warden of the First Tree
Wasteland
Zacama, Primal Calamity

Ben – Temur Cascade– (0-1)
Akroma, Angel of Fury
Arboretum Elemental
Blasphemous Act
Bloodbraid Elf
Braid of Fire
Chief Engineer
Chrome Mox
City of Brass
Combustible Gearhulk
Deep Analysis
Dream Eater
Etched Champion
Eternal Witness
Fauna Shaman
Ghalta, Primal Hunger
Genesis Wave
Gruul Signet
Heart of Ramos
Hedron Archive
Hellkite Charger
Hinterland Harbor
Inkwell Leviathan
Izzet Signet
Kira, Great Glass-Spinner
Lumbering Falls
Maelstrom Wanderer
Master Transmuter
Metalwork Colossus
Mishra's Factory
Mox Opal
Myr Enforcer
Mystic Snake
Pact of Negation
Sai, Master Thopterist
Sarkhan Unbroken
Search for Azcanta  Flip
Shardless Agent
Sword of Fire and Ice
Taiga
Temporal Mastery
Urabrask the Hidden
Verdurous Gearhulk
Voidslime
Volatile Chimera (I forget what was on it, never came up)
Wurmcoil Engine

Courrtney – Green Black Delirium (0-1)
Avenger of Zendikar
Blood Artist
Dark Petition
Empty the Pits
Emrakul, the Promised End
Expedition Map
Explosive Vegetation
Garruk Relentless  Flip
Ghoulcaller Gisa
Great Sable Stag
Greenwarden of Murasa
Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni
Isareth the Awakener
Ishkanah, Grafwidow
Living Death
Master of the Wild Hunt
Mox Amber
Mox Diamond
Oracle of Mul Daya
Phyrexian Delver
Primeval Titan
Putrid Leech
Rampaging Baloths
See the Unwritten
Sylvan Ranger
Thran Dynamo
Volrath's Stronghold
Merciless Eternal
Whip of Erebos
Worn Powerstone

hungry000 on Fast mana in modern?

3 months ago

They don't count as fast mana, but cost reducers like Foundry Inspector , Etherium Sculptor , and Chief Engineer can help if you want to spam artifacts. If you're playing any blue creatures, Grand Architect is pretty good, though it comes down a little later than what you want.

Chuck_Lapute on maniac sai

4 months ago

You should look at those:

À la prochaine partie!

Darth_Savage on Eldrartifaxis

5 months ago

First off, playing three colours with just basic lands seems risky, I realise your on a budget but Choked Estuary, Temple of Malice aren't overly pricy (see Land Staples for Modern for a list of all the options), even just Crumbling Necropolis or Evolving Wilds would be better as it will make your mana base more consistent. Given the shear number of creatures you are running Throne of the God-Pharaoh might well be worth considering. Also since much of what you want to cast is an artifact Chief Engineer and Etherium Sculptor are almost certainly worth considering. Maybe even a couple of Traxos, Scourge of Kroog as an alt-win.

I hope this is of some help, good luck with your brew.

Darth_Savage on Sai and tezzy

5 months ago

You might have the beginnings of something here, particularly with Throne of the God-Pharaoh, but right now the mana curve is a little top heavy and the deck is running too many 1s and 2s of, which will make it inconsistent. A few cards I think is well worth your consideration are Etherium Sculptor, Chief Engineer and Smuggler's Copter. The first two help reduce the costs of your artifacts, the latter is pure value.

Another consideration is that Trinket Mage can fetch Hangarback Walker, though you probably want more than 1 of them, the same is true for any X cost artifact..

stellarstormtrooper66 on Don't Touch! It's Art!

6 months ago

A solid looking Breya build with good combos included. I do have some opinions on this build:

I think it would be a good goal to get the average CMC under 4 mana, high CMC cards I think that could be cut without interrupting your combos or synergy are: Ancient Stone Idol, Scuttling Doom Engine, Darksteel Juggernaut, Soul of New Phyrexia.

I think this deck really needs more low CMC color fixing ramp, the best being something like Fellwar Stone, but adding several signets would be an easy idea as well. When it gets to the late game and you don't need them anymore, you could just sacrifice them to Breya. Also, if you have a Chromatic Lantern, it deserves to be in this deck over any other deck you own honestly. Unless you build a 5-color deck, it really should be in here. Other cards that could help with color include: Vedalken Engineer and Chief Engineer.

I would consider some budget lands to better improve mana fixing: Spire of Industry and Exotic Orchard would be awesome. Tri-lands are a decent option such as Arcane Sanctum. I know they enter tapped, but rainbow production from these lands feels great: Gateway Plaza, Transguild Promenade, and Rupture Spire.

If you have (or know someone with) a Padeem, Consul of Innovation, that could be great. Both card draw and protection feels great on one card. Storm the Vault would a fun card in a deck like this as is Bident of Thassa when you take into account your thopters.

Blicking Breya at instant speed is good also because her effects can be used regardless of summoning sickness, so you can surprise someone with her effect when low on artifacts to sacrifice: Cloudshift, Ghostly Flicker or Deadeye Navigator.

The cool removal spell I was talking about earlier is Dispatch. I'm not 100% certain, but I might have a spare Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer which would be great here as well.

Overall, looks really strong, I think all it needs is some simple cards to improve consistency.

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Chief Engineer occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Blue: 0.14%