Chainer, Nightmare Adept


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Mythic Rare

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Chainer, Nightmare Adept

Legendary Creature — Human Minion

Discard a card: You may cast a creature card from your graveyard this turn. Activate this ability only once each turn.

Whenever a nontoken creature enters the battlefield under your control, if you didn't cast it form your hand, it gains haste until your next turn.

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Chainer, Nightmare Adept Discussion

BMHKain on Chainer's Codex of Oneirokinetic Neruotic Murder

2 hours ago

So now we know Chainer, Nightmare Adept & Anje Falkenrath go hand in hand together, I decided instead of just simply asking for ideas for cuts, I personally decided to ask: what does this deck need more? And what does it need less? We got recursion, Repeatable Use, Discard Benefits, etc. What would you say is needed out of these & more & the same for less?

I'm interested as it is...

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

9 hours ago

One-Card Voltron

Legendary Enchantment Artifact Creature - Avatar God

Deathtouch, Doublestrike, Flying, Haste, Infect, Trample, Menace, Vigilance

When One-Card Voltron enters the battlefield, you may exile any number of permanents you control. For each permanent you exile, exile target permanent an opponent controls.

During combat, if One-Card Voltron would deal lethal damage or cause an opponent to lose the game, you get an additional combat step after this one.



Turn Chainer, Nightmare Adept into a Planeswalker fit for Rakdos.

GhostChieftain on Phoenix's need Commander

1 day ago

Depending on your color/s these are what I would go with personally. My favorite choice is marchesa.

R- Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion

Rg- Grand Warlord Radha

Ur- Jori En, Ruin Diver

Br- Chainer, Nightmare Adept

Wr- don't

3 color- Marchesa, the Black Rose

4 color- Saskia the Unyielding

5 color- Morophon, the Boundless

Interestingly morophon allows you to play another phoenix. Worldheart Phoenix

StopShot on Choose two Legendary Creatures and ...

2 days ago

Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle and Chainer, Nightmare Adept . The absurdity I could produce would be horrifying.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Phoenix's need Commander

2 days ago

This is weird...I googled for exactly that topic like two hours ago.

There are some more great options:

Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion entombs your phoenixes and ramps you pretty hard.

Jaya Ballard, Task Mage can use the recursion abilities to use her abilities basically without card disadvantage.

If you were to add black, Chainer, Nightmare Adept could be pretty awesome.

BMHKain on Help Wanted for Chainer #2 ...

3 weeks ago

Chainer's Codex of Oneirokinetic Neruotic Murder

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


(Lucidity won't help us now...)

NOTICE BEFORE QUESTION: Caerwyn might be right on my cons. Do I give up? Not really. I really don't want the attention focus entirely on me after all this. I'll see who warrants some help also, but I'm unsure if the help I suggest to those would either have the Playgroup GROAN, or worse. Not making any promises about my advice; simply take it w/ a grain of salt. or rather, one part of its molecular structure.

Q1: 16 Cards Over, & some are very useful in Discard Decks to a fault where a Waste Not + Bone Miser combo is insane. While this does have a minor Madness Package, is it really worth it?

Q2: The Instants of this deck are only in minor power. What cards would you suggest to improve on this?

Q3: It's not incorrect to say that this might also count as a Discard-Themed Hatebear Deck w/ Chainer, Nightmare Adept & Anje Falkenrath teaming up despite Ol' Chainer being the CMDR in question. What do you think may improve on this idea if need be?

Q4 FINAL: With all that said, after all suggestions, what exactly to cut to 100 cards after this?

LAST REGRET: Someone suggested to use MetaMox to help on what decks that have Delay to replace the latter. However, Since I'm doing this on a Laptop, I ponder for any ideas here.

Thank you for the help; & yes, I will help somebody, but don't expect me to suggest something that might have your playgroup Groaning, even as they're practicing not to get Gotcha'd (A 4th UnSet? I just hope their status in CMDR is permanent this time...)...

Well, I gotta go. I'll deal w/ the Help later...

BMHKain on Chainer's Codex of Oneirokinetic Neruotic Murder

3 weeks ago

Just to get to speed, this is a Chainer, Nightmare Adept MASS Discard deck. This deck actually has the ability to use Discard Effects, & benefits from them in many ways. Want to discard a Creature that's part of your strategem? GOOD. There are many creatures in this deck that are all around awesome. Just check the creatures, & you'll see the variety of monstrosities Lurching in Blood Sky Night. There is also a myriad of recursion effects that not only benefit you in alot of ways but also punish your foes for the same reasons. Even Minor Hatebears and forcibly making opponents' an impossible choice just to continuously keep losing resources while you reap the awards more than you would think.

Problem?: 16 cards to cut, but so many are great.

Not enough good Instants in here, nor do I want some true Madness Effects; I not only have quite the recursion engine, but also Discard Hate on your opponents' But what to add, cut, or replace to 100 cards?

I'll leave that to you to decide as we get from 116 to 100... :)

dingusdingo on Tana / Tymna, Draft Two

1 month ago

Alright, the single most glaring issue here is that you're running Razaketh but you don't have a Razaketh package to win. Normally in competitive decks, Razaketh is used to instantly assemble a combo to win after coming into play, off of the neat tools Life and Lion's Eye Diamond . While its a fantastic combo, LED is some serious $$$, and Razaketh is going to enter and potato for you here. I'd cut it

Second, you're suffering from trying to run too many things. There's simply no reason to have Ghave + Raza + Hulk + saffi/titan + kiki combo. Blood Pod is primarily a stax deck, so its much better to hit your stride on controlling the table than try to race the other (faster) combo decks. It will also free up a lot of slots. You should slim it down to just kiki combo, and up stax pieces. Look at Root Maze and other cards that come down on turn 1/2 and will slow extremely fast decks. Manglehorn is 3 CMC but its stax stapled to removal so its extremely worth considering. You also need to up your hatebear count, because currently you aren't really slowing the combo decks like you need to, just disrupting their mana. Look at Leonin Arbiter Eidolon of Rhetoric Spirit of the Labyrinth Glowrider and ofc both Thalias.

Third, anything over 3 CMC you should cast a real critical eye towards. You're trying to hit the board fast and strangle other players out before they get a strong board presence. Having expensive CMC cards is a double whammy, you aren't playing them early, and if it was different card you COULD be playing that card instead. I'm really looking at Doubling Season Ghoulcaller Ghisa Chainer, Nightmare Adept

Next, cut out utility dorks you don't need. Goodbye Soul Warden Magus of the Wheel Loyal Retainers . If you want life run Serra Ascendant instead. You shouldn't be trying to refill your opponents hands while you're staxing them out with Magus (plus its costing you 5 mana you COULD be doing something else). Loyal Retainers is slow and a meme outside combos, run Life in its place if you are looking for more resurrection effects.

Fourth, add more removal. If you add a creature based piece of removal like Caustic Caterpillar or Qasali Pridemage , all your creature tutors CAN double as removal.

TL;DR pull out expensive beater shiz and add more stax! This is a stax deck!

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