The Chain Veil


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
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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Set Rarity
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.

The Chain Veil Discussion

TheNocholas on Lavinia, first General

4 days ago

Your deck looks well thought out. How are you using Teferi, Temporal Archmage ? I use him in combination with The Chain Veil in Azorius Superfriends

triproberts12 on Planeswalkers as Commanders

5 days ago

I think it would be awful. Every green deck would be the equivalent of Teferi, Temporal Archmage / The Chain Veil combo with Doubling Season . I think a good compromise would be to allow walkers and other cards like the Bushi Tenderfoot cycle that transform into legendary creatures be played as commanders. Apart from lands, for which commander tax has some rules issues, most legends could work. People have already speculated that we might be getting the reverse of the Magic Origins/ Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip flip walkers to represent planeswalkers loosing their spark in the upcoming set.

BMHKain on I'd like to know if ...

1 week ago


Alright, an update. Finally found out how Felidar Guardian can be useful in a Superfriends CMDR Deck; Aminatou, the Fateshifter can use her -1 Loyalty ability to bounce another Walker that used a Loyalty ability prior, & if it can be copied, she can bounce Felidar Guardian , & as she enters the battlefield again, bounces Aminatou & comes back, all of those behaving as if they never knew their prior existence. Rinse, & repeat after every time another walker coming back into play uses just one Loyalty ability. FAR more value than one would think; & can help for all walkers this way, potentially allowing for infinite Loyalty Abilities. ALL WITHOUT The Chain Veil . Jank, but at least the Guardian can even be used w/ Saheeli Rai as a combo that has been known to even be banned in some formats. This is why Estrid, the Masked got booted from even 2-Star status as the only way she would help is w/ Enchanted Evening ; but that would have to reduce the assistance value for Walkers as it only applies to her. Felidar Guardian , however is Value Town when combined w/ Aminatou, the Fateshifter as endless blinking, & support for Saheeli Rai. These reasons, & more will show why as of now, Venser, the Sojourner will have a significantly lower score w/ the Walkers now available. Oh, & before I get off this topic, how does one make such a Primer in a way that seems more efficient? I see Primers have layers w/ sublayers. All in the Description. I don't suppose anyone can help w/ this kind of thing? I just need to put my categories in check.

On other things, I still need to cut quite a bit for an Orzhov deck, but I don't know the most powerful CMDR it can handle; Zur? 100% Loss rate; so it doesn't count. But what is this deck/color identity's most powerful opponent as a whole? Once I find a good weakness for that CMDR, I'll try & find what's available that can dispatch it. I just want to know the CMDR name I'm dealing as this deck's biggest challenge.

Oh, & if you don't mind, I'm planning to do some card creation; Mono-, & Planeswalker, but the abilities are not what you'd expect for ; I just wish this place had a CHAOS symbol I could use for this... You know, Planechase?

Over & out.

_Delta_ on Rings of Brighthearth

1 week ago

Core set 2020 isn't that far away, it being the next set after War of the Spark, and it could very well include something such as this or a reprint of The Chain Veil I think. Core 2019 did afterall give us Crucible of Worlds , Omniscience and Scapeshift , so I don't think such is too far out there. But along those same lines, because of so many planeswalkers that could rather be the exact reason it wouldn't be included in a core set. More likely than not, I think this card is going to go up in price even more sadly.

DrkNinja on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 week ago

@Dango you should sink that $600 into all planeswalker stuff, like Doubling Season , Oath of Teferi , The Chain Veil , etc. War Of The spark is going to make those prices sky rocket here soon.

ChaoticGnat on List of all infinite combos 2.0

1 week ago

Infinite planeswalker stuff??

  1. Teferi, Temporal Archmage + Sol Ring + Hedron Archive + The Chain Veil (any mana stones will do i suppose though but basically this goes infinite according to a playgroup. Tezzeret the Seeker Can be replaced with Teferi and that still would go infinite apperently)
  2. Paradox Engine + The Chain Veil + Sol Ring + Hedron Archive + casting spells and having Planeswalkers (also triggered some backfire complaining about it going infinite)

BMHKain on I'd like to know if ...

1 week ago

@SynergyBuild: (Jaw drops farther down to the point of Unrealistic Toon Force; even for such standards...XP)

Well, I was going to put in the Rings of Brighthearth + Basalt Monolith + Sol Ring (Why does nobody else include the Sol Ring part? :/) combo. Another thing I was going to put in the Primer is that Teferi, Hero of Dominaria has outclassed Venser, the Sojourner in terms of abilities. That, & Aminatou, the Fateshifter outclasses Venser's +2 Ability for getting your stuff back quicker.

REALLY unfortunate nobody uses Aminatou in Superfriends; she does really well in there, Blinking other Walkers (& potentially, herself), for a true example of high potential of Nigh-Infinite Activations even The Chain Veil may actually be out classed.

But I digress on that matter. I still am seeking answers for 's toughest CMDRs to fight against; not in terms of cEDH Tierlisting, but by the commanders & what better defense they have against Orzhov than anyone else.

But the final thing I need currently is a list of cards that can either A: Shut Down a Superfriends Deck B: Token/Counter Annihilation. C: Anything that can Stop a Walker in general; besides just Planeswalker/Permanent Spot Removal.

But if such combos are true, the real final question is can either Felidar Guardian / Aminatou, the Fateshifter flicker themselves back? A ruling about the Latter states you can, but I just want to know about both cases here.

But that all said, HOLY... Sure, I'll probably never add Goblin Cannon in a Primer where Planeswalkers are the primary purpose, though I'd rather use Tezzeret the Seeker elsewhere instead sadly... Sick combo though... :)

AnchorCity on my super friends deck

1 month ago

You may also want to consider The Chain Veil and Inexorable Tide , those are always good options in a super friends deck.

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The Chain Veil occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Blue: 0.16%