Harbinger of Night


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal

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Mirage Rare

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Harbinger of Night

Creature — Spirit

At the beginning of your upkeep, put a -1/-1 counter on each creature.

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Harbinger of Night Discussion

Woolly1 on Poison for Everyone!

1 week ago

Rishkar, Peema Renegade. Soul Snuffers, Black Sun's Zenith and Harbinger of Night would turn all of your creatures into mana sources.

v0lrath on No step on snek

2 weeks ago

-1/-1 Counter Ideas:
- Blight Mamba (Snek!)
- Blight Sickle
- Cinderbones
- Cinderhaze Wretch (Combos with Melira)
- Core Prowler
- Deity of Scars
- Grafted Exoskeleton
- Grim Poppet (so good)
- Harbinger of Night (also amazing)
- Incremental Blight
- Lichenthrope
- Lockjaw Snapper
- Melira, Sylvok Outcast (Must have!!!!)
- Phyrexian Hydra
- Rendclaw Trow
- Ruthless Sniper (if going in the Archfiend of Ifnir/Cycling direction...)
- Serrated Arrows
- Serrated Biskelion
- Shambling Swarm
- Stinging Shot (Good with Archfiend...)
- Viridian Corrupter
- Garruk Wildspeaker

And then..Cards that do stuff after you have a bunch of snakes:
- Beastmaster Ascension
- Triumph of the Hordes
- Overrun
- Overwhelming Stampede

Random Good Stuff:
- Coat of Arms (Snake? Snake?!? SNAAAAAAKE!!!!)
- Patron of the Orochi (...)
- Sachi, Daughter of Seshiro
- Seshiro the Anointed
- Shisato, Whispering Hunter
- Sosuke, Son of Seshiro
- Withering Boon

Gamer101Reborn on How do Hapatra, Vizier of ...

2 weeks ago

So basically, I am wondering that when Harbinger of Night triggers, will the snakes I get be able to attack this turn?

Daedalus19876 on Hapatra - Queen of Toxicity

4 weeks ago

Guerte: I see your point with regards to Harbinger of Night, definitely, but he also eats your opponents' boards and gives a HUGE number of snakes in exchange. Defiant Greatmaw, Ring of Xathrid, Blade of the Bloodchief, etc allow Hapatra to survive his sweep. He's proven himself several times in my games so far.

Guerte on Hapatra - Queen of Toxicity

4 weeks ago

Daedalus19876: I actually used yours and one other list to pull ideas from, so thank you for that.

The reason I chose not to run Harbinger of Night is that after three turns, he's dead and so is a good portion of your board. I suppose you could run Melira, Sylvok Outcast to help counteract that, so it could be something to consider. I do agree that Convulsions is expensive for just single counter.

Not entirely sure on the other two suggestions yet. I think I'm going to drop Doubling Season for Carnifex Demon simply cuz I don't want my stuff to die from the extra -1/-1 counters. I would also like to find a spot for Whispersilk Cloak as another way for Hapatra to get a hit in.

Daedalus19876 on Hapatra - Queen of Toxicity

4 weeks ago

This is my list - they're very similar (although I have a lower budget) but you may find something you missed :)

Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876


In particular, I'd like to highlight a few cards that have played wonderfully in my list and seem to be omitted from yours.

Harbinger of Night is a powerful source of numerous -1 counters, I would highly recommend it. I find it better than Fevered Convulsions (just way too much mana for its effect).

Splendid Agony is surprisingly good value in this deck.

Garruk Relentless  Flip is a great planeswalker for this deck :)

Hope that helps a bit!

Daedalus19876 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH

4 weeks ago

Spoosky: Thanks for the suggestions!

The Ring of Xathrid is there so that Hapatra gets a +1 counter at the beginning of my upkeep (to counteract any counters she may acquire due to Harbinger of Night etc).

Crumbling Ashes is pretty awesome in testing so far but I definitely understand the issue with "you may".

Deadbridge Chant probably should come out but it's such good, continuous recursion...

Fecundity gives infinite draws with my snakes dying, but I'll consider removing it.

Thanks again!

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