Chief Engineer

Chief Engineer

Creature — Vedalken Artificer

Artifact spells you cast have convoke. (Your creatures can help cast those spells. Each creature you tap while casting an artifact spell pays or one mana of that creature's color.)

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Legality

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

Chief Engineer occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Blue: 0.14%

Chief Engineer Discussion

wallisface on Artifact shit show

1 week ago

Ok, here's my suggestion, using lands and then just the cards you've listed above here:

Now, this is probably the best you can build from what you have shown here. But there are improvements you can then work towards, as a lot of these cards aren't optimal. And depending on the format, some aren't legal (for instance, Counterspell isn't modern legal). I think the following would be a good place to start a decent shell to start a stronger deck from:

From that, you could start working towards something like this, in the longer term (most the additions are pretty cheap and affordable cards):

Hope this helps!! :)

ShadowAblaze on Shard Assembler

3 weeks ago

Mechanized Production is faaar better than Clever Impersonator considering your goal for this deck...

Anyways, I suggest that you remove the temples because they enter tapped and it isn't that good to lose a potential play. A different land you could play would be Spire of Industry which is helpful for getting your colors as well.

If you want something else to sink mana into, Whir of Invention can get another shard or assembler at instant speed.

This deck appears to have a mana ramp more than a mana curve. Merchant's Dockhand is a creature that can be late game deck searching. Terrarion is a decent 1 drop that fixes mana and draws a card on the way out. Scrabbling Claws is more of a sideboard card but it is still worth thinking about.

If used with the dockhand stated above, Chief Engineer can help cast 2 shards or the like by turn 3.

Masterful Replication is kind of insane as an instant because you can untap, cast this, and potentially win with Mechanized Production. If you want a creature to win Metalwork Colossus can be a big beater.

Here is a short list of cards to consider: Padeem, Consul of Innovation is protection and card draw. Mystic Forge is another way to generate card advantage. Saheeli, Sublime Artificer is a short term copier but she also can make a token army. Emry, Lurker of the Loch is good for recursion.

This was a lot but I hope you found it insightful. Regardless, I like the deck +1!

jconeil1988 on Alela, Tinker Faerie Extraordinaire

1 month ago

CloseTalker, thanks so much for the suggestions. I keep going back and forth on Chief Engineer, on the one hand, more cost reduction for storming off, and on the other hand, there is already alot of cost reduction in the deck.

Not certain Panharmonicon is right for me in this deck. But that may just be me underestimating it.

Urza is too expensive for my liking, but maybe something I go with in future upgrades.

I have been looking into Memnarch :)

I'm not sure Sword of the Meek would work with Alela out because if the +1/0 she grants and I will rarely have her off the field to utilize it.

And I like the meth-tweaker commitment comment. I'm taking it as a compliment lol. And it has now become apart of my vocabulary, so thank you for that. I'm hoping to pick up the remaining pieces I need to have the deck look as you see it here, but I got sidetracked upgrading and tweaking my Syr Gwyn deck.

CloseTalker on Alela, Tinker Faerie Extraordinaire

1 month ago

Panharmonicon and Chief Engineer would also be good considerations

wallisface on Resurrecting Affinity - take n. 9999999 UB

3 months ago

Some thoughts:

  • I think you should always be looking to run the full playset of Arcbound Ravager. I think you should be aiming to run 4 Blinkmoth Nexus as well (if your coloured spells are too numerous to handle that, you’re running too many coloured spells).

  • Chief Engineer is an interesting choice, maybe pair it with ways to cause some nice indirect damage. I’m thinking 2-of Throne of the God-Pharaoh to allow you to tap-down all your creatures and really punish the opponent. Such a playstyle would benefit from some Smuggler's Copter also.

  • Other creatures i think should be heavily considered include Etched Champion, Signal Pest, and Vault Skirge. The Champion offers resilience, where as the other 2 offer decent early damage.

  • I don’t think you should run Architects of Will, it’s too slow and doesn’t do what an affinity deck wants to be doing (winning quickly). I’d also ditch Ensoul Artifact as it’s likely just going to get a killspell in response, losing you 2 cards. It’s also kindof clumsy/slow.

  • Metallic Rebuke and Remand are both sideboard cards at best, you don’t want them at all as part of your game 1 plan.

wallisface on Improvise, convoke, affinity

9 months ago

I feel like you need ways to protect your key pieces, like Chief Engineer , as there will be far too many games where you auto-lose when he’s kill-spelled.

I’d suggest Spellskite , but also maybe splashing white for Giver of Runes .

I think you should possibly run a plan B if you can’t get your convoke/etc engine going. Including Tron lands and Expedition Map might be worth considering?

LadyZ on Jhoira artifacts

11 months ago

I think you should try to add Ugin, the Ineffable , strong even without cutting the cost of your artifacts. The new Mirrodin Besieged could be incredibly helpful I suspect. Storm the Vault  Flip transforms into one of the best lands in the game, it's built for this deck. Chief Engineer would help with the casting cost of your artifacts. Lastly, Hellkite Tyrant will likely win you games.

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