Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
Torment - Rare
3BB - Creature - Minion Legend - 3/3
Nightmares get +1/+1
BBB, Pay 3 life: Put target creature card
from a graveyard into play under your
control. That creature is black and is a
Nightmare in addition to its creature types.
Dementia Master leaves play, remove all Nightmares
from the game.
(Out of 9 ratings)
Limited: 4.66 (Out of 8 ratings)
Reviewed January 15, 2002
based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ...
5 is the highest rating.
|This guy is amazing in Limited. A bomb you
want if you're playing black.
Has everything that makes a 5 out of 5. In
Constructed, he has a very
narrow focus, and because he's a legend you can't
overplay him. I'm sure
decks will be built around his mechanic though,
and I expect him to be a 3-4
by season's end.
This guys got a big 'ol bullseye painted on him.
If he isn't dealt with
immediately, the recursion alone will be
overwhelming in any limited
environment. As with all recursion...
chainer will love to abuse 187 and
haste affects. While not quite as good in
constructed due to the 3
defense... more than likely his abusive ability
will be put to use.
Master. That should be his name -
really. This guy is simply retarded.
He's black, has a sizeable butt, and as a side
note, summons up the demons...er....Nightmares of
hell and unleashes them all over an unsuspecting
opponent. Even better, if your dead fattie
doesn't get the job done, maybe theirs will.
This guy is retarded, retarded, retarded. I
could set a record for the use of the word
retarded in a single column, but let's just leave
it at retarded.
constructed...eh. He's not all that and a
bag of chips. There would be few decks that
could properly utilize him, and still be able to
take the loss of life he imposes on you. I
don't wanna go sticking my foot in mouth early and
say he's constructed crap, but I just don't see
THAT much use for a 6CC Legend in Constructed.
Limited Rating: 147...er...5
I don't care for
Chainer. I read him, and he seems way over
priced to be
really good. Still, as I told a good friend
from the message board (I'm
keeping his name a secret because I don't know if
he wants me to use it or
not), it, "He's good, he looks broken, but
isn't really.... but I guarantee
someone will break him beyond holy hell."
And I'll stand by my statement, and, while he
thinks I should give Chainer a
4, I'll give it a 3, because he's good, but I
don't like him, and I don't
like the Wrath of God effect there, or paying
three life along with 3 black
for his ability. He's only good in a heavy
black deck, which is
In limited, he is excellent. He is recursion
for all those non token beasts
that you draft, and what a better way to tick your
opponent off than to
return a Wild Mongrel or something like that back
to play. I'd say that
this guy will go most likely between 1st to 6th
pick in draft, depending on
who's playing black, but even if the draft is 8
man, it won't get past 6th
because the odds of the cards being that good that
late are next to nill. I
give this a 5 in limited. A must play, and
usually a must pick.
Prayer Rating: You don't have one.
Limited Rating: 6 (out of 5)
Constructed Rating: 2
As neat as he may
seem, Chainer simply costs too much. If his
activation were at a reasonable level, it would be
forgivable, but BBB and 3 life is too high.
He's far to slow and risky for any constructed
deck, especially since killing this 3/3 will take
all the guys he reanimated with him.
Limited: **** (4
Constructed: ***^ (3 1/2 Stars)
I think that Chainer is going to be a bomb in
just like Cabal Patriarch. He can turn the
around entirely as soon as he hits play.
Torment is the "Black Set", Chainer is
bound to get a
great supporting cast to help him pummel people.
Constructed, he could go into a Recursion deck to
serve as a backup in case the first few tries of
Reanimate or Exhume don't quite work out.
lies in the fact that he's fairly susceptible to
removal either in Sligh or anything with white for
Swords, but I'm sure something can be worked out.
Chainer is really
solid in both constructed and limited. The 5 mana
cost is a little high but if you can keep him on
the board you could wind up with Chainer and
another huge creature like Vampiric dragon for a
total mana cost of 8. The 3 toughness helps
protect him from a lot of the current burn and
think of the fun you can have reanimating your
opponent's dead Crosis and smacking their domes
all, thank God this guy is a legend. I would
hate to play against people that have multiples of
these in their deck. Also, the fact that he
takes 3 life as part of his activation is fair.
I might consider playing this guy myself.
The idea of taking some one's Spritimonger
to work for the dark side is pretty neat. But
the requirement if so much black mana (not
including the life loss) is pretty steep. You
have to have a ton of black mana available to make
use of this guy, but I think it is still worth it.
In limited, I think this card will be a superstar.
Not a whole lot to say here that isn't
obvious. This guy can bust of stalemates,
get you creatures when your deck runs dry, etc.
Definitely worth it, assuming you are entrenched
in black mana.