Nin, the Pain Artist

Nin, the Pain Artist

Legendary Creature — Vedalken Wizard

, : Nin, the Pain Artist deals X damage to target creature. That creature's controller draws X cards.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

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Nin, the Pain Artist Discussion

RambIe on MDFC Sorcery in Strixhaven

3 weeks ago

Idk i just felt Storm-Kiln Artist in Nin, the Pain Artist with izzet colors would be real easy to cast to copy spells targeting each other
Get the mana dump it into pain and shoot kiln to pick up the deck

king-saproling on We Like To Party

1 month ago

Ah I see.

You are correct that if the commander's color identity is pure white, then you could only include colorless and white cards. However, Tazri, Beacon of Unity 's color identity is thanks to the appearance of those symbols in her text box.

If you go with Tazri, you might consider picking these up: Coveted Prize , Nimble Trapfinder , Thwart the Grave , Crib Swap (this card has all creature types, so it can be picked up via Tazri's ability!), Nameless Inversion , Linvala, Shield of Sea Gate , Zagras, Thief of Heartbeats , Squad Commander , Oakhame Adversary , Malakir Blood-Priest , Veteran Adventurer , Sygg, River Cutthroat , Nullpriest of Oblivion , Moritte of the Frost , Nin, the Pain Artist

Mr.Beaver on Killer Bees! Err, Locusts?

2 months ago

Cool deck! 36 lands is probably enough, but it might even be worth cutting some (probably like 1 or 2) considering the amount of draw power you have. There are a few more decent draw spells you could try, like Brainstorm or Gitaxian Probe . Trinket Mage seems unnecessary since you only have two targets and it doesn't really have synergy with the commander. I'd replace it with something like Magus of the Wheel , Magus of the Jar , or Nin, the Pain Artist , but that's mostly just personal preference

paytongamer on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

2 months ago

I didn’t pay close attention to Kaldheim spoilers either. I saw there had been some chatter about Ib here but hadn’t taken the time to see what was up. I had the chance to really meet Toralf, God of Fury  Flip and then I knew what was up.

I love the changes.

I feel the same way about the improvements for card advantage in red. There are so many options available and if you going to add one it makes sense to cut one and see how it goes. You cut Frenzy and you add Jeska’s Will.

I struggle to find room for Vandalblast in a lot of my decks lately and I don’t remember the last time I was wishing I had one in hand. I think this is the right cut. I played my Nin, the Pain Artist ( Stuffy Doll / Brash Taunter ) deck tonight and was facing a deck running Sai, Master Thopterist and I was salivating as his board grew because I played Dockside Extortionist . Needless to say, I won this one.

I only run Ib occasionally with my current playgroup but I have yet to play a game where I have done anything gross with Treasonous Ogre. I WANT TO! It seems like a reasonable cut though.

king-saproling on Target opponent is your teammate [BANG!]

4 months ago

Cool deck!!! I really dig the intent here. You might like these: Null Chamber, Vizier of Tumbling Sands (can untap your friend's lands or mana rocks), Aphetto Alchemist, Unbender Tine, Hyperion Blacksmith, Tidewater Minion, Fatestitcher, Ghostly Touch, Nin, the Pain Artist, Captivating Glance, Act of Treason (steal an opp's creature, then use Zedruu to permanently give that creature to your friend), Braingeyser, Arcane Artisan, Proteus Staff, Diviner Spirit

SerBorksaLot on Nekusar, the Eraser of Minds

4 months ago

I'm curious how this has played, I've got a similar deck but didn't include a control element like you did with the Dramatic Scepter. I can see that it supports the Nin, the Pain Artist and Exsanguinate finishers. I'm just curious how often they come up.

Things I'd take out: Barbed Shocker I originally had it in, but there was rarely a situation where I could get it through AND a damage effect was on the board. It feels on brand, but it's hard to make work without adding some better evasion to it. Notion Thief and Hullbreacher There's better ways to do both of these effects. Try Cabal Coffers for mana, and Fevered Visions for card draw. When your opponents see that you're running Nekusar, they'll try to play as many spells as possible to quickly empty their hands, so move towards things that will keep their hands full Font of Mythos Price of Knowledge Forced Fruition.

In terms of strategy, IMHO, I think that you're split between Wheels and big mana finishers. I think you need to focus on one to do it better. If it's Wheels: Add Dragon Mage, Charmbreaker Devils, and Hive Mind is very difficult to deal with when it lands. If it's big finishers: Torment of Hailfire and Mind Grind complement Exsanguinate.

Good Luck and happy hunting.

Monomanamaniac on Brain Getting Too Big

6 months ago

Cards to play: Psychosis Crawler which will reward you for drawing by dealing damage. Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted is the better ob nixilis for this deck. Whispering Madness, Dark Deal, Reforge the Soul, Magus of the Wheel, Incendiary Command, Wheel of Fate, Time Reversal, Echo of Eons are all wheel effects that make your opponents suddenly draw a ton of cards that will then let you deal damage to everyone. Prosperity Will have everyone drawing equally. Izzet Signet, Dimir Signet, Rakdos Signet, Arcane Signet are decent mana rocks you're missing. Arcane Denial counters a spell and lets them draw and replaces itself. Stormfist Crusader howling mine effect but punishes at the same time.

Cards to take out. Pillage Very inefficient. Quest for Ancient Secrets Very slow. Sadistic Sacrament not really what this deck is truly wanting to do. Shrieking Affliction 99/100 games your opponents will have more than 1 card in hand. Darksteel Plate just too expensive to be good for this deck. Ob Nixilis Reignited not as good as the other ob nixilis. Cerebral Vortex not usually going to deal massive damage and only damages 1 opponent. Painful Quandary I like this card and probably wouldn't get rid of it, but your opponents will usually have the card to discard. Crawlspace not really going with your overall game plan, it does slow your opponents down,but not by enough. Nin, the Pain Artist it's a lot of mana to sink into an effect like this. Curse of Fool's Wisdom only targets 1 player, it's really too limited. Torbran, Thane of Red Fell a lot of your debate sources are black, this is decent with your commander but not much else. Reverberate I didn't see a huge number of decent targets forthis spell and it doesn't do a whole lot of good. Darksteel Ingot I don't personally like seeing 3 cost mana ramp, I'd suggest replacing it with a signet.

I would like to say that I really like your deck, it's an interesting take on an interesting commander. This is meant to be constructive and all with the best intentions.

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