Chief Engineer


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

Dumbledorff on Convoke and X cmc cards

4 weeks ago

Hi there I was just wondering if i had a Chief Engineer out and wanted to cast Hangarback Walker could i use thopter tolkens to pump the Hangarback Walker so if i had out 10 thopter's can i tap them to give Hangarback 5 +1/+1 counters ?

mtgApprentice21 on Sharuum the Combo Master

1 month ago

Another thought: Vedalken Archmage + Paradox Engine is really broken. You might also want to consider Chief Engineer and Etherium Sculptor. Krark-Clan Ironworks is also really good.

mtgApprentice21 on The Laugh Factory

1 month ago

I think Mycosynth Golem and Chief Engineer would like to be friends with your deck. Vedalken Archmage and Paradox Engine make the chief even MORE fun, but the problem is their high mana costs make them a bit clunky. They work better with another cost-clunky artifact: Mycosynth Lattice. The lattice does so many stupid things to artifact decks, and I've seen it break artifact goodstuff in commander. Two other artifacts that are worth the price are Clock of Omens and Unwinding Clock. You may have to go out of your way to find room for these two, but they are really broken if you use them with lattice.

majin_shinsa on Blue Steel

2 months 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

4 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 ...

4 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.

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