Call of the Nightwing

Call of the Nightwing


Create a 1/1 blue and black Horror creature token with flying.

Cipher (Then you may exile this spell card encoded on a creature you control. Whenever that creature deals combat damage to a player, its controller may cast a copy of the encoded card without paying its mana cost.)

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Uncommon
Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1) Uncommon
Gatecrash (GTC) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Arena Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Call of the Nightwing Discussion

ZendikariWol on

3 months ago

Hateful Eidolon is a pet card of mine (I love her) and could be really sweet here as well. Either way, I appreciate this deck a lot, as it reminds me of a deck I used to have, before I took it apart. Call of the Nightwing is a pretty sweet defensive card as well- protects you somewhat from the backswing.

DrukenReaps on By the Horror! They're Infected!

1 year ago

So I would consider the following for removal Spoils of Blood, Call of the Nightwing, Dark Hatchling, Phyrexian Obliterator, Creakwood Liege, Deathbringer Liege.

I will say I'm listing some awesome cards, Obliterator in particular, but 4 black in a 4 color deck is nigh impossible to get consistently. The Lieges are good too but their focus on color holds them back in this deck. The other 3 are more along the lines of 'neat' meaning they are certainly cool but are either too inefficient or not impactful enough.

Hope that helps open up a little space.

ZendikariWol on Once Upon A Faerie Tail!

2 years ago

Okay. This is an intriguing one.

I have an excessively casual build sort of like this in modern.

So step one here is definitely ciphers. Call of the Nightwing creates a few good blockers. Last Thoughts draws some cards, where Mental Vapors hates a little. Midnight Recovery is epic after a wrath. And, finally, Undercity Plague can be a downright scourge.

Also worth considering- Triton Shorestalker.

Sorry I can't be more help but that's kinda what I got.

Elmoisamac on Sygg, Silent Death

2 years ago

If you are looking for cards to cut, I would suggest cutting some of the less impactful cipher spells like Call of the Nightwing and Hands of Binding and adding Smuggler's Copter and Exsanguinate in their place.

Sabels on

3 years ago

I'm thinking I can remove Rhystic Tutor, Spell Crumple, and Call of the Nightwing for three cards for my Maybe Board. I'm trying to figure out which ones to sub in. Any help is appreciated!

LemonEarl on cipher

3 years ago

I like the deck, I'm actually making something similar, i would recommend Tormented Soul for a one drop unblockable, Fog Bank for some defense and maybe Call of the Nightwing for a Cipher card that also generates some flying tokens

lagotripha on The Deck That Says "YEET, NOPE"- My Friends 2016

3 years ago

I've messed around with some unblockable builds in the past- things I've seen work well have been Hands of Binding and friends, alongside Biomass Mutation.

For other unblockable spirits in various budgets, Ghastlord of Fugue, Nether Traitor, Tormented Soul, Hunted Phantasm are worth a look. The big trick is managing to pump out the damage with the unblocked creatures or get other fun effects- I've seen Curiosity, Tainted Strike, Phyresis, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Oona's Blackguard, Paranoid Delusions, Call of the Nightwing Skullsnatcher, Stronghold Rats, Helm of the Ghastlord, Mephidross Vampire/Necropolis Regent, you name it. Its all about deciding how you want to make that unblockable damage into an unstoppable advantage

Bloodborne on The Call of Wrexial - H.P. Lovecraft EDH

3 years ago

Ender666666Thanks! :) what is the vorthos hub?


Gisa and Geralf has great flavor but does not work in this deck at all :( not the zombie tribal ;)


Call of the Nightwing is autoinclude just look at the card :D just cipher that in the nightwing token and here you go, flying horrors, slowly but still flying horrors :D Dinrova was there but I cutted it of cauce I ll try to bring down my curve, same thing with leviathan. There is so much cards could fit in but there is enough room :(

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