The Chain Veil


Format Legality
Pre-release 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.

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The Chain Veil Discussion

legendofa on Challenge : Planeswalker Bonaza

3 days ago

So, updated rules:

Must have at least one of every planeswalker that has seen multiple printings

Must contain two planeswalkers with a single printing

Only other legal cards are Doubling Season, Oath of Nissa, Mirror Gallery, The Chain Veil, and lands.

Does this look good?

elgosu1337 on Muldrotha, the Primally Surging Gravetide

3 days ago

It's a pity that the Food Chain combo doesn't work without any additional pieces for extra land drops or recursion.

Great call on the Birthing Pod, it was exactly what I needed. Perhaps one more 7-drop could be helpful, like Protean Hulk or Sepulchral Primordial?

I agree that Deepglow Skate is weak most of the time, but it's still helpful with the planeswalkers especially after a Primal Surge. And it does make a useful Birthing Pod target. I might replace it with Teferi, Temporal Archmage and The Chain Veil.

BMHKain on How can I bring Superfriends ...

1 week ago

@redkhan: Let's hope the leaks are true; I'd like to see more of those after The Immortal Sun... >_<

@PookandPie: True, I lose Doubling Season, but that also rejects any purpose for stuff like Black Tutors, as well as other crazy stuff like Atraxa. But I do understand where you're going, sir. We have Saheeli Rai, Tezzeret the Seeker , among others. But if I'm going for this, what other walkers in these colors would be recommended? I mean, remember: Ral Zarek's first ability is better what others think, you know... >_>

Oh, wincon already: Saheeli + The Chain Veil + Ral and/or Tezzeret = COURAGE MACHINE GUN PAWNCH! Sorry, had to go there... Xp

enpc on Mirror Gallery + The Chain ...

1 week ago

So just Liquimetal Coating a planeswalker and then copy it with Phyrexian Metamorph or some other copy artifact hack. Could use The Chain Veil plus a bunch of Ral Zareks.

Flusterstorm on Teferi's Puzzle Box

1 week ago

This deck is built around getting Maniac out and protecting it

Why not just cast it before you're about to cast a game-ending spell?
Honestly you'd be spending $500 for a very weird deck with extremely slow win conditions. If you're playing in a very casual meta it's fine but this deck might not really do what you want it to do and I feel like you won't be satisfied for the price tag...
I'd definitely recommend you check out a The Chain Veil Teferi list. It's stax/combo and for $500 you can get a quite competitive list out of it.
Also you should definitely be playing more mana rocks like Mana Vault, Chrome Mox and Mana Crypt if you can afford it.
You should also really be playing Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter to generate yourself infinite mana if you have at least 3 mana from mana rocks, then you can cast Pull from Tomorrow for the size of your library, cast LabMan then cast a cantrip like Brainstorm and win from that. You can also activate The Chain Veil infinitely to draw your deck with Teferi.

Here is what a competitive CVT list looks like if you're curious.
There's also a $400 CVT list here:

Catalog9000 on Mirror Gallery + The Chain ...

1 week ago

I haven't seen any built around this idea yet, so I wanted to see what you guys could come up with.

With the Planeswalker Uniqueness Rule no longer a thing, and instead they are now Legendary permanents, this means we can use Mirror Gallery to end that rule and allow us multiple copies of the SAME Planeswalker, in addition to all of their other variations.

We can also use The Chain Veil to now use multiple abilities from our multiple Planeswalkers, for a lot of fun.

Just as a quick example, a Mardu Superfriends deck could use multiple Elspeth, Sun's Champion to create multiple 1/1 tokens, than use multiple Chandra, Torch of Defiance for insane amounts of mana, and use several Angrath, the Flame-Chained to destroy our opponent's hands and burn for serious amounts of damage.

So let's see what you guys can come up with. Let's make Superfriends awesome again!

And note: Mirror Gallery lets us have multiple The Chain Veil's out at the same time. Just an FYI.

Kingdomsteel on These bretheren ain't loyal

1 week ago

Hey Katscratch, thanks for trying to have some input in this deck. Sadly I'm not using the color white in this deck. All other colors I am using!

The card you mentioned might be useful to reset certain loyalty counters on planeswalkers and using an ability twice during a turn. But then I'd rather use The Chain Veil's colorless ability to use all of my planeswalkers ability's twice in a turn. Maybe even more with Tezzeret the Seeker and/or Teferi, Temporal Archmage.

Expertbog on Superfriends!

3 weeks ago

One of the new transforming lands from rivals has been doing well for me. Azor's Gateway  Flip/Sanctum of the Sun is a bit of a long term investment, but it can go infinite for planeswalker activation with Kiora, Master of the Depths, The Chain Veil, and an untap creature like Fatestitcher (or Kiora's Follower if you are feeling flavorful)... should be noted that this would also work with any one land able to repeatedly produce 4 or more mana.

Also a great way to get extra milage out of Ajani, Mentor of Heroes ultimate... because having >100 isnt good enough on its own

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