Midnight Banshee

Legality

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
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Rare
Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare

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Midnight Banshee

Creature — Spirit

Wither (This deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters.)

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

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Midnight Banshee Discussion

Daedalus19876 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

3 days ago

goldlion: Honestly, the most likely cuts for Cryptolith Rite, Driven / Despair, and Glistening Oil are Necroskitter, Midnight Banshee, and Exotic Orchard. But that drives my creature count even lower, making Survival of the Fittest a less and less good card... It’s hard to balance things.

DeadTheArtist on D I S C A R D

2 months ago

DRmagic2017 thanks mate! she is usually in there but was just trying out Midnight Banshee for my fnm this week, but I switched it back on here

Daedalus19876 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

4 months ago

Wow! Quite a few comments to respond to!

smashadams83: Hmmm. Of those, I really do need to acquire a Phyrexian Tower and find a slot for Eternal Witness. Not too much of a fan of Necrotic Ooze when it only works for one combo, but I'll consider it :) you're correct on the creature count, but there's a limiting factor where I have to have enough -1 counter granting effects...

seshiro_of_the_orochi: I'd expect this comment with a name like that! Honestly, I used to run him, but as a six-drop I'm not sure he does enough to justify his inclusion. If this deck ever shifts to be more combat-focussed again, he'll probably go back in.

Pabs4444: Sometime I need to build a deck specifically to abuse Throne of the God-Pharaoh. It's such a cool card, but never QUITE seems to fit.

KongMing: Thanks for the comment! Hapatra is un-American scum, confirmed. I used to run Shisato, Whispering Hunter in the past, but unless an opponent is tapped out he doesn't do as much as I'd want. The others seem too mana-intensive for their effects, I'm afraid.

GrimReaper0602: While Harbinger of Night and Midnight Banshee have some issues, they're also some of my only ways to place -1 counters on all creatures on the battlefield. Until more effects are printed that can do so, I can't easily remove them.

Flint2: I completely agree that Midnight Banshee+Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons+Obelisk Spider is a nasty piece of work, haha. I've enjoyed it a lot whenever I've pulled it off. I'll pass on the token-doublers, though.

Thanks you all for your comments!

freshdemon on

5 months ago

Consider Midnight Banshee

And get rid of Liliana, Death Wielder and Liliana's Influence, she is a total bait and really bad. Also Second Harvest is at best mediocre if your main strategy is not token. It is -1/-1 counters and you should be careful with additional strategies.

Go up on artifact and enchantment removal, play Skullclamp and more draw and ramp in general is my suggestion.

t3hdarkness on Hapatra, Queen of Negative Counters

5 months ago

I disagree entirely about Midnight Banshee. Killing all of your own green tokens is a Benefit, not a hindrance. Sure almost all of your tokens get replaced with new tokens that have Summoning Sickness (assuming you don't have Eldrazi Monument, Beastmaster Ascension, or Oran Reef online) but your cards like Blowfly Infestation and Blood Artist just go nuts.

Hex Parasite is an amazing toolbox. Not only does it save your own guys from negatives, but it wipes out Smokestack, Tangle Wire, and Planeswalkers.

I also like Dictate of Erebos, but its better if you have a sac outlet.

If you'd like to take a look and compare mine is An Entirely Harmless Box of Fish (EDH Edition) but keep in mine that deck is held back by only being 40% EDH Deck and 60% Brawl Deck.

MeagherMan101 on Negative Counters - Modern

6 months ago

A few updates, after play testing heavily against exclusively burn I have learned it's a pretty hard matchup for the deck... To compensate I removed the 2 Midnight Banshee as I found they were too expensive and rarely got round to playing them. In place I added an extra copy of Scar as TheRustMage20 suggested, it's useful when combined with pretty much everything in the deck for only 1 mana and an extra copy of Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons as LuxCannonator suggested because it was always useful to see her face pop up in my starting hand. Another point made to me was that Bloodbraid Elf would get incredible value out of my deck so I'm trying to order a couple of copies of it to probably run in place of the 2 copies of The Scorpion God.

Ammo37 on Hapatra, Queen of Negative Counters

6 months ago

You'll want some faster card draw and creatures, and more go-wide pay offs. Disciple of Bolas, Zulaport Cutthroat, Falkenrath Noble, Blood Artist, Grim Backwoods, Sangromancer, Rogue's Passage, Whip of Erebos are all good cards to add.

Midnight Banshee is a major nonbo in your deck. It kills all of your snakes that you get from it, as well as many of your other creatures.

I dont see a reason to run Soul of New Phyrexia, Rite of Belzenlok, Rofellos's Gift, or Black Market.

Cut: Trigon of Corruption, Serrated Arrows, and Culling Dais. These cards are all too slow.

For lands you'll want to avoid tapped lands that dont further your game plan some how. Replace with basics or fast-duals: Foul Orchard, Golgari Guildgate, Golgari RotFarm, Jungle Hollow, Khalni Garden, Mortuary Mire, Oran-Rief, the Vastwood, Cabal Stronghold. Manabasecrafter.com provides a very helpful list of every mana source you can play given your commander.

elgosu1337 on Another Haptra deck

8 months ago

So it seems like the plan of your deck is to generate lots of snake tokens. I think Harbinger of Night and Midnight Banshee are worth an include even if it kills your snakes, since Hapatra's ability will make new snakes anyway. The Banshee spares Hapatra. Champion of Lambholt will grow pretty big and makes your creatures unblockable. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed has so much synergy with a -1/-1 deck that you should consider including it to save your creatures. Eldrazi Monument and Smothering Abomination should work well if you have lots of snakes to sacrifice as well. Razaketh, the Foulblooded lets you tutor whatever you need. Harvester of Souls and Symbiotic Deployment should draw you lots of cards. You probably need more ramp to cast some of your bigger cards. I would suggest cutting Spontaneous Generation, Myriarch, Durable Handicraft, and Praetors' Counsel.

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