UPDATED: February 2014
A few months ago, I realized that my Monster binder had an overabundance of Black MTG cards. My “extras” caught my attention as fun cards that did not have an EDH deck to call home. Sacrifice effects, Reanimation, and Graveyard manipulation, hmmm, sounds like good times. After the initial chaos of pushing these misfits into an organized pile of chaos my Chainer EDH Deck was born. I have always liked the idea of having opponents sacrificing permanents and then me digging through their graveyard to use what they threw away. It is for this reason that my Multi-Player Chainer build will carry with it a “sacrifice” theme, hence the deck title, Chainer, Sacrifice Master.
Don’t let my decklist fool you, not all of these cards were extra and just collecting dust in my binder. Once I settled on Chainer as my 7th EDH General, I took to TCGPlayer.com and my local game stores to order extra parts and hard-hitters to help the deck work. Free agent aquisitions Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed and Kokusho, the Evening Star have been included and are a vital part of our win conditions.
Speaking of win conditions… what are the easiest paths to victory?
Koko Puffs Loop: Use Kokusho, the Evening Star along with a Sac Outlet and our commander, Chainer, Dementia Master to drain all of our opponents life-total at the same time. Kokusho is one of Chainer’s best chances of winning a multi-player game and hopefully will stay clean and free from the Commander Ban List. For back up, Gary can also make an appearance (Grey Merchant of Asphodel) or join in on the fun.
Infinite Mana/Vampire Win. Use Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief along with infinite mana to let our favorite bloodsucker drain our opponents for an infinite amount of damage.
Creature/Aggro. Use sacrifice effects to clean up the battlefield and allow our beaters like Massacre Wurm, Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief and Sheoldred, Whispering One to do their dirty work. We can also make quite a few zombie tokens with Ghoulcaller Gisa and Grave Titan. We can add to our attack by digging through graveyards using Chainer, Dementia Master, Geth, Lord of the Vault or reanimation spells and add to our army of the undead.
What is THAT card doing in there?
Since a lot of this deck was created by pulling cards out of my trade binder, there are still some questionable deck choices. However, some of these are just because I like them and wanted to use them.
Elbrus, the Binding Blade: Yes, a very bad equipment, I know, but this is included for the fun factor. I have been able to flip him a time or two already and looking down at a 13/13 Trample, Intimidate, Flying demon is good-times!
Stronghold Overseer. Yes, I know, another bad card. However, if I can get the mana doubling to work, he can neuter token armies or swing in (unblockable) for a ton of damage. UPDATE: Sigh, took Stronghold Overseer out for Nirkana Revenant.
I have played this EDH deck quite a bit already, and it is currently one of my favorite to play. So, let’s take a look at the decklist and please leave your comments or thoughts below. ALSO…. COMING SOON… CHAINER, SACRIFICE MASTER PRIMER!
Chainer, Sacrifice Master
*1 Dark Depths
but wouldn’t know what to take out for these…
*1 Disciple of Griselbrand over *1 Withered Wretch
*1 Vampire Hexmage over *1 Pawn of Ulamog
*1 Sorin Markov over Contamination
*1 Champion of Stray Souls over Sepulchral Primordial