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Nin's torture chamber (with Nin's journal)

Commander / EDH* Burn Combo Control Theme/Gimmick UR (Izzet)



Nin will torture you for a long time till you die. Don't bother her, or you will suffer more.

This should be a control based deck.

This is a list of the cards in the deck and what they were intended for (some cards can be in more then 1 category):

The mana boosters for the big spells and a lot of card draw or damage with Nin:

  • Basalt Monolith, Grim Monolith
  • Coalition Relic, Darksteel Ingot, Everflowing Chalice, Gilded Lotus, Sol Ring, Thran Dynamo
  • Total: 8

    The deathtouch equipments for Nin to kill creatures:
  • Basilisk Collar, Gorgon Flail, Quietus Spike
  • Total: 3

    Other equipments useful with Nin:
  • Neko-Te : Taps away for a long time.
  • Darksteel Plate: Self-trageting for card draw (can be combined other creatures for good effects - listed later)
  • Total: 2

    Equipments to protect Nin:
  • Champion's Helm: Gives hexproof but can only protect legendary creatures.
  • Darksteel Plate: protection from destroyers
  • Mask of Avacyn : Makes equiped creature stronger but the hexproof costs mana.
  • Swiftfoot Boots: hexproof + haste
  • Lightning Greaves: shroud + haste
  • Neurok Stealthsuit: shroud + instant equip
  • Total: 6

    Protection from other players:
  • Portcullis: stops creatures from entering the battlefield and I can take control of those left on the board with my control spells. This way I have less on the board to deal with.
  • Crawlspace: Less things to deal with.
  • Silent Arbiter: Better crawlspace.
  • Cyclonic Rift: Buy time.
  • Devastation Tide: Back to normal.
  • Maze of Ith: Keeps things away from me.
  • Mystifying Maze: Keeps things away from me.
  • War Tax : Safety for mana
  • Dissipation Field: Punishes players that attack me.
  • Propaganda: Keeps things off me.
  • Collective Restraint : Second Propaganda.
  • Arcane Laboratory: Less spells --> less to deal with
  • Fatespinner : Slows opponents down and focuses their kill spells on her and not on the other creatures under my control.
  • Total: 15

    Damage dealer:

  • Viseling : living Black Vise
  • Iron Maiden: Another Black Vise
  • Skullcage : Similar to Black Vise but functions for low-card hands too.

  • Soul Barrier : unnerving pinger
  • Kumano, Master Yamabushi : direct damage to creatures, or players + killed creatures are removed
  • Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind: constant direct damage
  • Psychosis Crawler: Constant damage.
  • Total: 14

    Card drawers:
  • Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius : Big card draw + direct damage
  • Nivix Guildmage: Card skipper + spell copy
  • Total: 2


  • Nin, the Pain Artist + Mogg Maniac / Coalhauler Swine (+ Darksteel Plate)
  • Nin, the Pain Artist + Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind (+ Darksteel Plate)
  • Nin, the Pain Artist + Psychosis Crawler (+Darksteel Plate)
  • Nin, the Pain Artist + Stuffy Doll
  • Nin, the Pain Artist + Runeflare Trap / Gaze of Adamaro / Sudden Impact
  • Nin, the Pain Artist + Repercussion
  • Nin, the Pain Artist + Charisma
  • Braid of Fire + Nin, the Pain Artist / any creature with activated abilities that cost mana
  • Power Artifact + Grim Monolith / Basalt Monolith + Nin, the Pain Artist
  • Willbreaker + Nin, the Pain Artist
  • Total: 10


    Updates Add

    I was finally able to make a list of everything I've got here.
    My first attempt of a list was eaten by the Mogg Maniac.
    That's why I needed so long for a complete list.
    It's quite a lot but now I think I will be able to reduce the ammount.
    I can't wait to be able to walk in here again and to sleep without a Iron Maiden poking me in the back while a Gilded Drake tries to sit on my legs.

    Speaking of things that are not where they should be.... I just notived that I used the Quietus Spike as a quill! Now I know where it is! But if this is the Quietus Spike where is my quill now?

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    Date added 7 years
    Last updated 3 years

    This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

    Rarity (main - side)

    2 - 0 Mythic Rares

    50 - 0 Rares

    25 - 0 Uncommons

    5 - 0 Commons

    Cards 108
    Avg. CMC 3.28
    Tokens 3/3 Ogre
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