Bump in the Night

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK) Common
Innistrad (ISD) Common

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Bump in the Night

Sorcery

Target opponent loses 3 life.

Flashback {5}{R} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

Bump in the Night Discussion

lagotripha on Budget Warriors

2 months ago

I'd start with looking at Rush of Battle and a few lands, 1-2-3 isn't exactly super mana-intensive already. I'd look at lowering the overall curve to help pile on the pressure those first few turns-probably going to three foremost and two of the two drops. Budget creature decks without vial either need each creature to be amazing (which makes the cards expensive), or run a lot of one-drops that like other one drops.

A few disruption spells and low to the ground creatures is the theory behuind delver. Disfigure is great sideboard tech, but Oust , possibly Murderous Cut if your find youreself with a lot of spells are both options. Take a look at what people are putting in cubes to see what the best budget options are- things like Reciprocate or Oppressive Rays do ok.

If I was looking at ban, I'd look to increase tempo&pressure - Bump in the Night in some number to finish the game. If I was looking at a grindier strategy, i'd try to pack a lot of hand disruption- Drill Bit , duress etc.

If I was looking to go more competitive, I'd start by filling out a sideboard based on the decks I'd play it against- a clearer idea of what you are meant to face down and what you lose against lets you plan. Knowing you can side in cards to fill gaps helps a lot.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Sorin to victory (orzhov vampires)

2 months ago

Several of the cards you mentioned I already have, but you've also given me several good suggestions.

Indulgent Aristocrat takes away some of my creatures and mana for (in my opinion) too little benefit. Yes having a +1/+1 counter on each of my creatures is nice, but as I said to Kjartan, this deck doesn't field many vampires at once, and I have several better options for combat than Indulgent Aristocrat .

Vampire Cutthroat is a weak option as well. It can provide some hits later game, but I prefer my 1/2s better.

Lashwrithe is too heavy in mana cost for the gain it gives, but I may have to look into Blade of the Bloodchief .

Guul Draz Vampire is too situational, Shadow Alley Denizen is too low-impact, and Pulse Tracker is out-classed by Vicious Conquistador . Stromkirk Condemned is good, I've added three of him to the decklist.

Gonti's Machinations is a possibility, but it's situational as well. Bump in the Night is too low-impact; it just hits the enemy, it doesn't further my board position.

Several of the spells you mention in the "cheap effective spells" list would make a great sideboard, which I'm afraid I'll have to get to later.

lagotripha on Sorin to victory (orzhov vampires)

2 months ago

I've played a lot of modern vamps. Some of the best options are dirt cheap, so it makes for a great budget list to take to FNM. Most of the time I've been in mono black, but splashing for lietennant is fairly low-cost and low-risk for a great card.

For this list, Vampire of the Dire Moon , Vampire Cutthroat , Indulgent Aristocrat will do an amazing job filling out the one-drop slots. They are the 'best' budget setup I've found- great burn matchup and evasion/great deathtouch trades into bigger threats. They also play nice with Lashwrithe and Blade of the Bloodchief .

If your budget is tight enought that filling out with $1 1 drops seems rough, look at Guul Draz Vampire , Shadow Alley Denizen and Pulse Tracker alongside Stromkirk Condemned , Urge to Feed and direct damage like Gonti's Machinations and Bump in the Night . Playing a lot of 1 mana creatures that get pumped is really good, and evasion like intimidate makes something like mono-red burn but with hand disruption.

Two mana stronger options is Legion Lieutenant and Cordial Vampire (you can run Stromkirk Condemned , Dusk Legion Zealot or Cruel Celebrant ), and three is Vampire Nighthawk and Bloodthirsty Aerialist since you have them and want those slots for budget removal/carddraw. Gifted Aetherborn deserves a mention as it used to be cheap, but dire moon is frankly better and in print.

Next we come to the thing that makes budget mono-black king of the budget lists- cheap, effective spells. Sign in Blood is playable card-draw. Underworld Connections while far, far worse than Phyrexian Arena , and worse than bob still performs admirably. Delirium Skeins & Mind Rake devastates control players. Duress successfully hates out combo players. Standard cards like Mire's Toll & Drill Bit perform miracles. Cards like Flaying Tendrils can play at being one-sided boardwipes, and your sideboard has access to all manner of oddball cards that had too many copies to get expensive for modern- from Shadowfeed to Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage .

Grab some playtest tools and muck about- you will find a great deck within your budget that you can muck about with to perform well in your local meta.

ZombieKnight1324 on Basic Mardu Burn: Tier one version (the goal)

4 months ago

Thanks heckproof, the suggestions are very helpful. Just so you know, the Anger of the Gods was included because of a few recent matches. The opponent went wider than I could deal with, and he suggested it (the exile part specifically)Thanks for suggesting Bump in the Night I never saw it as a black bolt. But, what should I do with the removal? Should I get rid of it or switch its place with boros charm in the side board?

heckproof on Basic Mardu Burn: Tier one version (the goal)

4 months ago

Actually, screw it. Sleep is for the weak. :p

First off, I’m surprised you’re having trouble with the Tron matchup, because Burn’s Tron matchup is historically really good. You’re generally just faster than they are and they don’t interact enough. That said, I can see why you’re having problems.

-First off, I wouldn’t put the Wear / Tear or Dreadbore in the main deck. The point of Burn is to be low to the ground and redundant; you really don’t want to diverge from your game plan, which is to burn face.

-Second, you should not run Shock or Lightning Strike in Modern. They just aren’t good enough, with the former being an inferior Lightning Bolt and the latter costing too much without any extra benefit. I would take them out and replace them respectively with 4 copies of Bump in the Night and Boros Charm , which each offer significant upside (as well as a reason to play Mardu Burn in the first place).

-Finally, I’m really confused by the sideboard. If Burn tries to play a control game, it will immediately lose that game. Burn needs to be speedy, and yet I’m seeing both Anger of the Gods and also Magus of the Moon - admittedly, though, the magus might be decent. I’d need to test it to be sure. In any case, it seems like you need some tuning. If you want, I could build a sample Mardu Burn list and link it. When I played Burn, I played the Boros version because I liked the simplicity, but I could certainly give it a stab.

Hope some of these ramblings could be of help! I’m pretty sleep deprived so sorry if anything doesn’t make sense. Feel free to ask any questions!

kamarupa on Regi-Soaring Through Modern

4 months ago

Tutors: Shred Memory , Diabolic Tutor , Mastermind's Acquisition , Commune with the Gods .

Deck names: Fartless Summoning, Summoning Funnoning, Summoning Bums, Heedless Summoning, Wreckless Summoning, Discount Monsters, Mold-Damaged Beasts, Runts, Grunts, Cheap Beasts, Seconds, Defect Discount... I can come up with some more if you're interested.

Other relevant spells: Always Watching (negates -1/-1 from Heartless Summoning, Hall of Heliod's Generosity , Tragic Poet , Odunos River Trawler , Restoration Specialist , Bojuka Bog , Mortuary Mire , Buried Ruin , Scavenger Grounds , Field of Ruin , Ghost Quarter , Bump in the Night , Lightning Bolt , Terminate , Cast Down .

Sideboard spells: Beast Within , Return to Nature , Scavenging Ooze , Geth's Verdict , Pithing Needle , Ratchet Bomb , Elixir of Immortality , Fog .

I don't see the need for Mass Hysteria. It's nice, but not relevant to the deck's goal of getting Heartless Summoning down. I'd cut it in favor tutors and/or disruption/utilities.

rjphilla on Competitive Black Aggro

4 months ago

If you've got the cash use Bloodghast . Also might wanna think about Bump in the Night !

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Bump in the Night occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.07%

Rakdos: 3.39%