The Chain Veil

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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Magic 2015 (M15) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pioneer Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal

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The Chain Veil Discussion

kingtuf on Artifact Copying

1 month ago

It's true that Spark Double would give you another use of a planeswalker's ability but if your goal is to make tokens of it, it still runs into the same problem. Turning all your tokens into a copy of Spark Double means that all of the tokens are 0/0 illusions that die as state based actions. But a wincon consisting of a huge planeswalker army is still well within reach!

We probably all know about Jace, Cunning Castaway's interaction with Doubling Season. If he ults with Doubling Season on the board, he makes two copies of himself each of who can do it again. You end up with infinite Jaces. If you have Oath of Gideon or Oath of Teferi/The Chain Veil on the field, they will either have enough loyalty to create 2/2 creatures (in the case of the former) or will be ready to create 2/2 creatures next turn (in the case of the latter.) Infinite tokens are pretty decent for our pal, Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer dontcha think? But who wants to win with creatures attacking anyways? If we wanted that we just play Selesnya or something. Why not throw in another card to win in a truly glorious fashion? A card that you already run in your deck! Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God on the field with the two aforementioned cards (Jace and Doubling Season) allows you to make infinite Nicol Bolas! If you have Oath of Teferi out, you can +1 them all at once, exiling everything on the opponent's battlefields and from in the opponent's hands. Come to think of it, that dragon dunce should've just done this during War of the Spark... but I digress. I think that those might be some fun combos for you to look into! Also it's important to remember that Bolas doesn't just have to use his own +1. That wins the game, sure, but if you wanna be flashy, he can use the loyalty abilities of any other walker you have out! Draw your library and drain everyone with Sorin, Grim Nemesis, dragonbomb the shit out of everyone with Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, gain infinite life with Ajani, Strength of the Pride, same turn token storm with Chandras One and Two, empty hands with Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage or Karn Liberated, gain infinite mana with Teferi, Temporal Archmage or Domri, Anarch of Bolas and if you really want to stick to the big, bad dragon then literally every single Bolas walker wins the game on the spot. Now that's a flashy superfriends pop off!

You can even cheat out pieces of the combo with cards like Deploy the Gatewatch, Academy Rector, Arena Rector and my personal favorite Planebound Accomplice.

I hope you dig this path, I know the point was to do some Brudiclad shenanigans to go infinite but I'll be damned if this isn't a close second on the coolness scale!

SimicVisionRy on Nahiri's Presence in Zendikar

1 month ago


This makes perfect sense; I thought it was the same way. It would be very uncharacteristic for a character like Nahiri to need to be "rehabilitated" back to plain White mana.

I provide, for an example, Garruk; Garruk Wildspeaker to Garruk Relentless  Flip

This perfectly sums up the events that transpired between he and Liliana: Liliana finally gets her mitts on the The Chain Veil. She curses him, causing a traditionally black effect, cursing him, and altering his color identity. It isn't until the events of Eldraine that Garruk is freed from this curse, as Dog. (Lol, Oko, Thief of Crowns, you cheeky cunt.) i.e Garruk, Cursed Huntsman.

Ultimately, I believe Nahiri will just be plain white again, provided she isn't still pissed at the ol Vampire Dude.

Btw, I loved Stone and Blood. Lovely writing to add to the void left in the set. As much as I love FSM, (Emrakul, the Promised End) it was nice to have Nahiri's perspective during the set other than her directly mentioned cards.

AwesomeJMS5 on Chandra Tribal (Everyone's Here!)

1 month ago

Thanks for the great suggestions, Spell_Slam. I've definitely added several to my maybeboard, and will eventually add a couple of them to the deck. I already had a Blasphemous Act, but adding at least one of the X cost instant-speed board wipes will be super helpful. Smoke would be a great protection to slow down other players attacking me, and Crawlspace would definitely slow down people attacking me. The Chain Veil is the biggest one for me, though. I just haven't had the opportunity to pick one up for this deck. Again, thanks for the suggestions, they're super helpful!

Spell_Slam on Chandra Tribal (Everyone's Here!)

1 month ago

The Chain Veil is not just for Liliana! You could make great use of it here.

Gamble is a pretty decent tutor. Most of the time.

Crawlspace seems pretty important for saving you and your Chandras from being overwhelmed. There's also Smoke that can be pretty effective.

Why play Twist Allegiance when you could play Insurrection for just 1 more mana and win the game?

Braid of Fire doesn't do very much for you. The mana disappears after your Upkeep phase, so you can only use it for instants and activated abilities. You have a few uses, but overall it seems pretty limited.

You could use a lot more board wipes. Earthquake, Breath of Darigaaz, Fault Line, Rolling Earthquake, Starstorm, Subterranean Tremors, Blasphemous Act... Take your pick! These also play well with damage doublers and Repercussion. I would take out some of your targeted removal for it. Even Lightning Bolt doesn't stack well in multiplayer.

There's definitely better card draw out there than Wild Guess. If you don't want to shill out for Wheel of Fortune, there are fine subsitutes out there. There's also Outpost Siege, Bedlam Reveler or if you want to stay cheap, there's also Light Up the Stage.

Azeworai on The Chain Veil

1 month ago

In the Kaladesh storyline, The Chain Veil is said to be dissembled within a hidden pocket of her dress, against the thigh.

I believe it is only in sight when she wishes to hent its power.

TypicalTimmy on The Chain Veil

1 month ago

The Chain Veil is an artifact of immeasurable power. Liliana Vess is known to have it, up until recently that is.

Yet in every single depiction of her, she never seems to have it.

Is it that weird golden crown-thing she is wearing? If so, why does the actual card have something that doesn't look like that?

TypicalTimmy on Hold up... Doesn't having your …

1 month ago

I thought that the reason Planeswalkers can live for thousand of years is because the ignition of their spark slows their natural aging dramatically?

How is it then that Chandra, Jace, Gideon (let's ignore Liliana and Nissa for now) are within their 20s - 30s when they all have cards depicting them as children or teenagers?

For example, Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh  Flip shows Chandra as perhaps an 8 - 10 year old kid, about to be captured for execution on Kaladesh. That's what made her spark ignite.

So Chandra would have been just a child when she left Kaladesh.

Yet she's now in her maybe late 20s, but isn't physically thousands of years old?

So does the ignition of a spark no longer slow your age? Is that one of the aspects lost due to The Mending?

We are ignoring Liliana because her Necromancy, her skills in Alchemy, The Chain Veil and other reasons can all independently keep her young.

As for Nissa, being an Elf her age is already incomparable to that of mere Humans. The time a Human takes to age from the physique and stature of a child to a young adult is dramatically different than for an Elf.

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

M'llikius, Mindflayer

Legendary Planeswalker - M'llikius

+2 Discard your hand, then draw that many plus one. You may shuffle your graveyard into your library.

-X Target opponent reveals their hand. You may cast a spell with converted mana cost X or less from among them without paying it's mana cost.

-7 Target opponent gets an emblem with "Your maximum hand size is reduced to one. Spells and abilities you or other players control can't change this. Whenever you draw a card, discard that many cards."


Choose any Planeswalker other than Liliana, Bolas or Nixilis and ramp their power up to 11 by imagining how they would be if they had gained the power of The Chain Veil. The three I mentioned have all canonically owned it at some point in their lives

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