Chief Engineer

Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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.)

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Chief Engineer Discussion

majin_shinsa on Blue Steel

2 weeks ago

Etherium Sculptor is a great card for this deck. Makes things cheaper and it also adds free mana to Walking Ballista. Getting a Lodestone Golem faster is always welcome and you can't count on having a turn 2 Chief Engineer so it acts like 5-8. I have a budget version that I am slowly adding to (just added the 4x Ballista to mine)

Philigan87 on Used car Salesman

2 months ago

If you use Silas Renn, Seeker Adept and Akiri, Line-Slinger as partner commanders instead of Exava, you might get a bit more synergy with your artifacts.

I know this is gonna put you into two extra colors, but, if you had blue and white in addition to your current colors you could have...

Trophy Mage, Trinket Mage Chief Engineer, Filigree Angel, Sram, Senior Edificer, Ethersworn Adjudicator, Sydri, Galvanic Genius, Padeem, Consul of Innovation, Whir of Invention, Thopter Foundry, Efficient Construction, Thopter Spy Network, Sanctum Gargoyle, Sphinx Summoner, Etherium Sculptor and Salvage Scout.

4 color fixing is hard, but artifacts is probs the best archetype for mana rocks, I suppose.

landofMordor on Sen Triplets or Breya Etherium ...

2 months ago

Hm. Under the radar suggestions for artifact synergy...I have an Oloro, Ageless Ascetic deck that I've geared toward artifacts (no pun intended) and here's what I've learned from piloting that deck:

Recursion is easily available in Black for any artifact creatures, such as Phyrexian Reclamation, Unburial Rites, etc. Artifacts are also good at recurring themselves, like through Scrap Trawler and Myr Retriever. So I wouldn't worry too much about recursion in Esper colors. Furthermore, you've got insane tutors in your colors, from Sphinx Summoner to Thalia's Lancers to Djeru, With Eyes Open...and since you're in the best flicker colors, you can use Conjurer's Closet, Ghostly Flicker, etc to re-use those abilities and other ETB abilities like Sharuum's or Filigree Angel.

I really love playing Chief Engineer and Inspiring Statuary for hidden little mana advantages. You could also go Thopter "tribal" with Sharding Sphinx, Thopter Spy Network, Efficient Construction, etc. All of that kinda lends itself to an "artifact aristocrat" deck of sorts, but other synergies just depend on how you want to build the deck. However, if you get a list put together, I'd be glad to take a look!

My comments lean away from combo, since that's not my playstyle, but you can also build using the aforementioned infinite combos.

jaeger_Konig on Blinking Breya - Discussion

3 months ago

Well a card or two you might suggest adding in are Chief Engineer and Grand Architect both are very affordable and provide insane amounts of ramp even if you just play Breya herself. Remember her thopters are blue, which grand architect cares about. Also if you haven't considered It, Rakdos Charm is insane and very relevant in commander.

IggmondVanre on Metal Muscle

3 months ago

Hi,

Not really sure what format(if any) you're going for or what exactly you're deck is trying do. I've been a big fan of artifact decks for along time. Here are a few cards that I think are outstanding.

Arcbound Ravager Master of EtheriumCranial Plating Thoughtcast Bomat Courier Etherium SculptorWhir of Invention Chief EngineerMetalworker Grand ArchitectHangarback Walker Walking Ballista Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas Ensoul Artifact Vault Skirge Signal Pest

I also think that Reliquary Tower count could be cut down 4 seems excessive, maybe more Inventors' Fair 3 at most since it's legendary, I also really like using Tomb of the Spirit Dragon, Blinkmoth Nexus and Inkmoth Nexus and pretty tough to. Lastly the Artifact lands Darksteel Citadel Seat of the Synod Vault of Whispers Tree of Tales Ancient Den Great Furnace

The artifact lands with exception of Darksteel Citadel are banned in Modern and Standard.

I've been working on an unconventional artifact deck recently you can check it out here Wrath of the Machines

Good luck!

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