Abyssal Nocturnus


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guildpact (GPT) Rare

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Abyssal Nocturnus

Creature — Horror

Whenever an opponent discards a card, Abyssal Nocturnus gets +2/+2 and gains fear until end of turn. (It can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures.)

Abyssal Nocturnus Discussion

SynergyBuild on ♤That empty feeling♧

4 months ago

Well, when going for the CMDR kill, Mesmeric Orb is the card of dreams, where other cards aren't bad, like Vicious Rumors, they don't do enough to warrant me wanting their inclusion without the commander.

What should be kept is a lot of tutors, to fetch different cards, as well as a lot of ramp. Then a reasonably large hand disruption package, and finishing the deck off with some combos, and cards that do a ton to swing the board in your favor.

Unsure of your budget, and the power level you want, here are the cards I would add to increase the competitiveness of the deck:

Lands: Ancient Tomb, Gemstone Caverns, Bloodstained Mire, Polluted Delta, Verdant Catacombs, Marsh Flats

(On a budget? Do nothing with the lands!)

Tutors: Demonic Tutor, Imperial Seal, Vampiric Tutor, Grim Tutor, Cruel Tutor, Demonic Consultation.

(On a budget? Mastermind's Acquisition, Diabolic Tutor, Dark Petition, Behold the Beyond, Demonic Collusion, Demonic Consultation, Diabolic Revelation, Increasing Ambition, and Insidious Dreams)

Ramp: Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, Mind Stone, Thought Vessel, Charcoal Diamond, Lotus Petal, Everflowing Chalice, Chrome Mox, Mox Diamond, Coldsteel Heart

(On a budget? Mind Stone, Coldsteel Heart, Charcoal Diamond, Everflowing Chalice, Coalition Relic, Fractured Powerstone, Prismatic Lens, Fractured Powerstone, Thought Vessel)

Draw: Sign in Blood, Night's Whisper, Sensei's Divining Top, Scroll Rack, and Asylum Visitor (can top cards you don't want to discard), Library of Leng (tops cards you don't want to discard again... but in a different way), Necropotence

(On a budget? Sign in Blood, Night's Whisper, Read the Bones, Library of Leng, Asylum Visitor, Necropotence, Ancient Craving)

Stax: Sphere of Resistance, Thorn of Amethyst, Lodestone Golem, Damping Matrix, Chains of Mephistopheles, Trinisphere, Tangle Wire, Smokestack, Pox, Liliana of the Veil

(On a budget? use control elements like Doom Blade, and removal in black instead of stax, some of the more budget stax is okay, but generally the more layered stax the better, so the less the worse each is. Removal is a good replacement.)


Vicious Rumors, Abyssal Nocturnus, Fell Specter, Guul Draz Specter, Herald of Anguish, Hypnotic Specter, Liliana's Reaver, Myojin of Night's Reach, Needle Specter, Scythe Specter, Sewer Nemesis, Stronghold Rats, Wei Night Raiders, Whispering Specter, Ghoulcaller's Bell, Darksteel Plate, Ordeal of Erebos, Raiders' Wake, Bontu's Last Reckoning, Anvil of Bogardan, Putrefaction, Painful Quandary, Megrim, Fraying Omnipotence, Rise of the Dark Realms, Torment of Hailfire, Liliana Vess.

Not sorry about the long comment ;)

LuketheCool on Rack-dos Burn

4 months ago

Evil and Bad. Oh boy. I'd consider Bloodghast over Abyssal Nocturnus, one turn earlier and has recursion seems worth it. I could be very wrong, as a 4/4 is no joke, but in such a creature light deck that despite the burn has more of a mid-game win-con than aggro I would be concerned about blocking.

Maybe for the sideboard ;)

Ouroboros_47 on Multiplayer Mono Black Discard

4 months ago

Nyxathid, Abyssal Nocturnus, and Shrieking Affliction would be nice in discard heavy decks. If you want the deck to be more creature heavy Fell Specter and Raiders' Wake are nice as well. Hypnotic Specter is also a good choice.

Ouroboros_47 on Budget Mono Black Discard ($25)

4 months ago

Coughlincohen I decided to take out the zubera and put in two more Nyxathid and two Abyssal Nocturnus as I still tend to favor Nyxathid over Nocturnus. Thanks for the comments.

Coughlincohen on Budget Mono Black Discard ($25)

4 months ago

If anything, I would swap out Ashen-Skin Zubera for Abyssal Nocturnus. You have a lot of quick discard in your deck, Abyssal Nocturnus would be a beatdown card that is a lot quicker than the Zubera.

Ouroboros_47 on Budget Mono Black Discard ($25)

4 months ago

Hey Coughlincohen thanks for the comment and upvote. I was considering Abyssal Nocturnus but couldn't seem to find a spot for it. I pretty much had Nyxathid fill that role. What do u think I should swap out for it?

Coughlincohen on Budget Mono Black Discard ($25)

4 months ago

Awesome Budget deck! Try Abyssal Nocturnus!

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