Chainer, Nightmare Adept

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Posted on Sept. 3, 2019, 6:17 a.m. by MoonHollow124

So I was mucking about with the Anje precon and I decided to play with Chainer, Nightmare Adept . And it was fantastic. Just a precon with a few better lands and a new commander. Now I want to build a chainer deck that is a staxy, nasty, wrathy deck where I play a Plaguecrafter / Fleshbag Marauder / Merciless Executioner over and over and just keep my opponents off of creatures. So I'm doing that. What do I do to win/keep the destruction rolling after they can play 2+ creatures a turn? (I'm playing Dictate of Erebos ). I also want a handful of madness cards just because you can cast them off of Chainer. Probably a handful of the best. I have a bunch of them because I have the precon. Any suggestions for the deck?

Woiteck says... #2

September 3, 2019 6:21 a.m.

Joe_Ken_ says... #3

Thrilling Encore may be a card to consider because it can act as a single turn grave pact that can even be at instant speed in case there is a wipe on another person's turn.

September 3, 2019 9:34 a.m.

Grave Betrayal is a bit pricey mana-wise but can be devastating if you pull it off.

Mogis, God of Slaughter seems like he'd fit in as well.

September 3, 2019 2:55 p.m.

Podma101 says... #5

I would suggest Library of Leng as a powerful tech piece. It gives you no max hand size, protects against other discard strategies, and gives you the ability to reuse a card if you want to activate Chainer, Nightmare Adept , but don't have anything in hand you want to pitch away.

September 3, 2019 4:27 p.m.

MoonHollow124 says... #6

Love the options I'm getting here. What are some recommendations for card draw, etc. for the deck?

September 3, 2019 4:45 p.m.

Can't overestimate Moonlight Bargain , since it fills both your hand and your graveyard at instant speed.

Black's got tons of burst draw, like Dark Bargain , Succumb to Temptation , Sign in Blood , Read the Bones , Night's Whisper , Ancient Craving , Ambition's Cost etc.

Black also has a bunch of steady-draw effects, like Greed , Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Erebos, God of the Dead , and the recent addition that I've liked a fair bit, (especially if you're going to be running sacrifice and reanimate tricks) Bloodtracker .

I'd also definitely recommend Harvester of Souls for your strategy, along with the red discard-draw spells like Faithless Looting , Tormenting Voice , Cathartic Reunion , etc. and the wheel effects like Reforge the Soul , Fateful Showdown , Wheel of Fate , Dark Deal etc.

September 3, 2019 5:41 p.m.

BS-T says... #8

Magus of the Abyss / Defiler of Souls / Reaper from the Abyss and the under-used Archfiend of Depravity will do pretty well at keeping folks down

September 3, 2019 6:12 p.m.

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