Chainer, Nightmare Adept

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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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Chainer, Nightmare Adept Discussion

CircioTheStageLighter on Why don't we see more ...

1 week ago

As everyone else has stated already, it's a 6cmc red spell that doesn't immediately affect the board. It's like Dragonmaster Outcast. In theory, it should also be in nearly every commander deck, a 5/5 flyer every turn is insane... except, you're never gonna untap with it, and the same is true for Hellkite.

That having been said tho, it's damn good in a Chainer, Nightmare Adept deck! But outside of that, it's just a 6 mana sink that will almost never get to attack...

griffstick on Best way to cast Ulamog, ...

1 week ago

Um if you are doing reanimater with anji you are probably also running Chainer, Nightmare Adept, that might be a better choice cmdr. But theres ways to cheat it in but not with that cast trigger. Like Quicksilver Amulet, and Thran Temporal Gateway. The only way I see you being able to cast him (cheat cast) in these colors are Sunbird's Invocation, and that not easy either.

Coward_Token on The Ur-Companion

1 week ago

Maybe Chainer, Nightmare Adept/Domri, Chaos Bringer for more haste

Unsettled Mariner? cheap dragon for Ur-triggers and some resilience for your bigger stuff

Dragonspeaker Shaman and/or Urza's Incubator for that high average cmc

Mudslide is a funny hipster card, esp. vs elves

theindigoeffect on Flayer of the Hatebound Combos

1 week ago

Since I already have Flayer of the Hatebound in my Chainer, Nightmare Adept deck, I'm looking for cards that combo with Flayer of the Hatebound to help finish out the game.

I would prefer cards that ultimately synergize with a reanimator / wheels strategy.


Radical_Ace on incorrect legality

3 weeks ago

Tapped out has the following cards making my deck not Legacy legal. Every other source I can find including Gatherer all agree that these cards are legal in Legacy, Vintage, and Commander.

Anje Falkenrath Anje's Ravager Bone Miser Chainer, Nightmare Adept

beets on Apex of Infect (Budget-ish)

1 month ago

i played a few games with this deck and a group of four others. Mortlocke, you were so right! adding in those other mutate cards made some huge crazy beasts and i ended up having a lot of fun with the games! :)

Cubwarden is great for filling the board up with little lifelink buddies, and proved to be a saving grace against Fleshbag Marauder.

Vulpikeet providing flying and +1/+1 counters was a ton of value on its own.

i added Cloudpiercer not only for it's looting ability, but for turning any tiny infect baby into a 5/4 beater.

all these guys proved to be really useful!

another key card turned card combo turned out to be Offspring's Revenge and Sun Titan / Chainer, Nightmare Adept. after my giant mutation got picked off, i was able to rebuild in no-time thanks to the enchantment. turns out sun titan is still amazing even as a 1/1! and the stats don't really matter when mutation overwrites them anyway.

i think adding even more creatures would be beneficial, but i just wanted to tell you that this deck is so much fun and i have you to thank. so, thank you!!!

Paeldroth on Purphoros is in your car!

1 month ago

Dcku I may be misunderstanding Strionic Resonator but I don't see how it would copy Chainer, Nightmare Adept's recursion ability. I would see it for Illusionist's Bracers though.

TBH I've been super interested in Chainer since the pre-con came out so this is something to consider...

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