Chainer, Dementia Master
Legendary Creature — Human Minion
Nightmare creatures get +1/+1.
, Pay 3 life: Put target creature card from a graveyard onto the battlefield under your control. That creature is black and is a Nightmare in addition to its other creature types.
When Chainer, Dementia Master leaves the battlefield, exile all Nightmares.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Chainer, Dementia Master Discussion
3 weeks ago
Sorry, some of the cards won't be so budget. But they could help you a lot I think.
Hellish Rebuke can really hurt the token or aggro deck
Nighthowler can make your commander lethal.
1 month ago
Deck looks super fun. A few suggestions: Dark Confidant, Skullclamp, Bolas's Citadel, Toxic Deluge, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, Chainer, Dementia Master, Unfortunately, some of those can be expensive. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Caged Sun, or Gauntlet of Power could really turbocharge the mana base. Hope this helps!
2 months ago
2 months ago
Ballsmckenzee: I mean it seems super solid right now. I know monoblack can ramp like crazy, the only alterations I would suggest is considering Chainer, Dementia Master maybe as your general, though most of your heavy hitters return to your deck (and often taking the rest of the graveyard back with it) but it may provide some more utility than your current. K'yrrik, Tegrid, and Razaketh could make a good one as well. Caged Sun will also help with ramp (I run it and it helps a ton!) Looks great!
3 months ago
A flavor add, that could actually be detrimental depending on how you want to look at it is Chainer, Dementia Master
4 months ago
For a very long time, I ran Damia, Sage of Stone as my primary commander and even resisted switching to Tasigur, the Golden Fang . With the release of Thrasios, Triton Hero and Tymna the Weaver there was enough incentive to change over, but it was still a hard choice.
As for the examples you've given though, I still feel like there's a bit of a disconnect between your existing commanders and the new example commanders. Sure, Zacama, Primal Calamity is naya an interacts with lands, but it's still a very different deck than Hazezon Tamar .
Just like how using Chainer, Dementia Master is about being able to abuse reanimation (which may or may not be abusing discard ETB effects). So while the deck may have a heavy discard theme (which on quick inspection looks like it does) however a lot of the card choices in the deck would still look different with someone like Tegrid, God of Fright leading it.
I also think that there are two distinct questions here:
1) When do players feel it's the right time to replace cards in the 99, and;
2) When do players feel it's the right time to replace their commander
I feel like question 2 is a lot more difficult of a question, as geenrall you're not just swapping a pet card in/out - you're effectively restructuring the deck at this point (even if you are keeping the theme the same).
4 months ago
As more cards are added to the game of Magic, each bearing the modern design philosophy that urge them to be relevant in near to all formats, there comes the time for a player to edit their decks.
I shall confess that I primarily dwell in the realm of Commander, but this is an argument that can be made for all methods of casting spellls. (Mostly Commander)
Within each set is a card that is fated to find a home in a specific archetype, yet this entails that another piece of the machine is removed. I have a mono-black discard deck built around Chainer , but they have since printed Tinybones , Tergrid Flip, and Tourach . Each of these are more potent in the command zone, but Chainer is closer to my twisted heart and nocent at shackling my foes.
This especially pertains to the list below the commander, such as Murderous Rider over Hero's Downfall , Fierce Guardianship over Counterspell , Usher of the Fallen over Savannah Lions , and the list goes on for eternity. I enjoy adding asinine old artifacts to lists (see: Temporal Aperture and Phyrexian Portal ), yet felt as if I had no choice but to cut Moonring Mirror for Sevylun .
My query of this thread is when do players feel obliged to cut cards from lists despite any strong emotions towards maintaining their inclusion? When can the poignant piece of cardboard at last meet anguish? When does power eclipse pet?
Note: This is not a question of whether it is correct or not to snuff the asinine spell. Optimization is a separate topic than what is meant to be discussed here.
4 months ago
Profet93 - This deck has felt inefficient for some months now. 'Twas time for an update.