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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Nin, the Pain Artist Discussion

FormOverFunction on Are there any Commanders you'd …

4 weeks ago

Nin, the Pain Artist and Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder would probably make my Torture! deck perfectly flavored. The mechanics would work okay together... but the FLAVOR chefs_kiss.gif Circu, Dimir Lobotomist is a close second... but I really dig Endrek’s mechanic.

FormOverFunction on Overperforming Cards?

3 months ago

I’ve really enjoyed the trap-door-spider-aspect of Whipkeeper in my torture deck. Being able to double-up on combat damage with a below-the-radar sleeper card like that is a lot of fun. No one pays much attention to it (or recognizes it, honestly) until it swoops at an opportune time...which then, sadly, draws it a lot of hate. Pairs well with Nin, the Pain Artist (unless you’re torturing your own creatures) or any other mana-reliant damage. Also hits the bullseye on theme.

RambIe on MDFC Sorcery in Strixhaven

5 months 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

6 months 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

7 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]

7 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!]

9 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

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