The Chain Veil


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Magic 2015 (M15) Mythic Rare

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The Chain Veil

Legendary Artifact

At the beginning of your end step, if you didn't activate a loyalty ability of a planeswalker this turn, you lose 2 life.

{4}, {T}: For each planeswalker you control, you may activate one of its loyalty abilities once this turn as though None of its loyalty abilities have been activated this turn.

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The Chain Veil Discussion

Darkshadow327 on I Have Powerful Friends in Very High Places

14 hours ago


Tezzeret the Seeker is a nice Planeswalker. With infinite mana I could get infinite activations of The Chain Veil, I can still use him to trigger multiple times though. It is totally worth it to tutor for the veil as well. Good suggestion!

DrukenReaps on Thoughts on Will & Rowan ...

4 days ago

I don't know if I would include all of these but all of the following are worth thinking about: Viral Drake, Thrummingbird, Inexorable Tide, Deepglow Skate, Contagion Engine, Contagion Clasp.

All of them allow more planeswalker powers and next to The Chain Veil are good includes any time you are looking to abuse walkers.

RazortoothMtg on Thoughts on Will & Rowan ...

4 days ago

So I want to build with the new Planeswalker Partners from Battlebond, Will Kenrith and Rowan Kenrith

But how is this deck going to look? Obviously The Chain Veil because it lets us ult both our commanders faster. Are there any other cards in that interact with PWs (other than killing them)?

Then the PWs themselvs. Both of their first 2 abilities synergize with eachother, with will turning them into 0/3s and Rowan either killing them or making them attack into you. And Will's -2 lets you play Rowan for cheaper. But their ults (and Will's -2) both lean in different directions. Will wants spellslinger, Rowan wants activated abilities. Other PWs sort of work, but I don't want to build superfriends (Teferi, Temporal Archmage should definitely be included though]]).

Maybe artifacts with a spellslinger subtheme since a lot of activated abilities and a lot go infinite with Rowan's emblem (there has to be something with Clock of Omens...) Or maybe spellslinger with some support cards with activated abilities, such as Jaya Ballard and Aetherflux Reservoir?

Basalt Monolith goes in as well, since it goes infinite with Rowan's emblem.

tl;dr: What does one do with a Will and Rowan Kenrith deck? Are there any cards that will become "staples" in these decks, that synergize both with activated abilities and spellslinger?

Joumba on Phenax, Milltacular

1 week ago

Nice deck mate, +1

I see you got some good ramp with cards like Thran Dynamo and Sapphire Medallion etc, so a Fleet Swallower might be a interesting addition for you!

However, your mana curve is already quite step and 33 lands might be a bit too little. Of course, your testings and opinion is of paramount importance and up to you. 36 to 38 lands are usually a good number.

I personally would not rely on planswalkers that much outside of a deck that can use counter manipulation (with Deepglow Skate for exemple) or focus a bit more one walkers ( The Chain Veil ). But again, thats up to you.

Good luck!

Catalog9000 on Budget Sultai Friends

2 weeks ago

I agree with shadow63 that you need more Oath of Nissa, however I'd like to respectfully disagree on The Chain Veil. While I do understand that card's power (I even have an Esper Superfriend's deck that uses 2x), I'd have to suggest Oath of Teferi in it's place. The reason is, it seems to me like you're going to be spending mana every turn to play more Planeswalkers, and dedicating 4 every turn for Veil is sort of a huge burden. Oath of Teferi may be harder to bring out (More mana and it's colored) but it allows you to activate walker abilities a second time for free.

As for the exiling trigger, you can actually exile one of the tapped lands you used to pay for it. Then you're not hurting your boardstate any or resetting walkers when they blink, an it gives you an untapped land for your Instants during your opponent's turn.

shadow63 on Budget Sultai Friends

2 weeks ago

I'd go up to 4 oath of nissas The Chain Veil is a must for this kind of deck

PublicEnemyNo1 on Super Friendly Friends? Take 2

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the tips guys! I have a The Chain Veil on order to add to this deck, but thank you for the suggestion! I am working on acquiring the dual lands, but they are so expensive! Hopefully they will be an addition to this deck in the future. Also, I will look towards adding some tutors in there. There are already a couple, but the more the better!

Also, thank you, generalrenard for the tip on the Felidar Guardian, I have put an order in for that! Seems pretty busted!

ToffMcSoft on Super Friendly Friends? Take 2

3 weeks ago

The Chain Veil & Deepglow Skate

No Tutors?

If you're in black, might as well run every tutor you can.

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