Midnight Banshee


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

Joumba on Black Hole Sun

2 weeks ago

Nice deck mate! Perhaps Grim Affliction instead of Crumbling Ashes? It's higher on the curve yes, but profits your Necroskitter, Midnight Banshee and Scavenging Ooze!

+1 from me

Joumba on What's Yours is Mine.

3 weeks ago

''Also known as wedding'' +1 from me

Rogue's Passage might help you get in with you commander and get some spoils, also perhaps Whispersilk Cloak for added protection.

For long games (because of it's high cmc) you might like Rise of the Dark Realms. Lilliana could also make quite a good wife, Liliana, Death Wielder. She works well with Necroskitter and Midnight Banshee, but her ult only affect your graveyard... maybe Liliana Vess?

Have a nice day.

ThallionDarkshine on Hapatra, the Withered

1 month ago

I second the suggestion of Soul Snuffers, and would like to add Midnight Banshee. Both of these cards give lots of -1/-1 counters across the board, generating tons of snakes, as well as giving lots of death triggers from your own snakes dying and coming back to synergize with Blood Artist and the like.

Since you're running Kodama's Reach, I would definitely try to fit a Cultivate in there, since it's just a great way to make sure you hit your land drops with so few lands.

Wickerbough Elder is a great piece of artifact/enchantment removal that can be reset with your commander. I also like Vhati il-Dal for his ability to either save you from lots of damage or help you kill things with -1/-1 counters. Finally, it feels like you've got a lot of cards in the deck that are just vanilla creatures with wither. While wither synergizes quite nicely with your commander, there are tons of creatures that work well with -1/-1 counters that fulfill more of a purpose than just giving them in combat.

dreamweaver6515 on Monoblack -1/-1 Scarabs Spam

2 months ago

Hmm, good question. I'd drop Midnight Banshee, its fun, but its REALLY slow. Otherwise, I'd recommend dropping either a Fume Spitter or a Skinrender. I would keep both Necroskitters, they're really good, especially with Crumbling Ashes in play.

Izu_Korasu on Snakes In All Your Holes *Budget*

2 months ago

superhuman21 Soul-Scar Mage is the closest to that effect that you can find.

magic is a rather literal game, effects that target, need the word target (otherwise it doesnt), same with the difference between Festergloom and Black Sun's Zenith. Same with Hapatra, She only cares that a creature got a -1/-1 counter, not the number of counters (Black Sun's Zenith for x=1 makes the same number of snakes as x=4)

Obelisk Spider, Banewhip Punisher, Nest of Scarabs, Flourishing Defenses, Midnight Banshee, Grim Affliction are also good options.

brother1 on Death is a New Beginning

2 months ago

I wouldn't bother with Midnight Banshee. I love the card, but in an aggressive deck it's just way too slow, hitting Turn 6 at earliest and not doing anything till Turn 7. You've already got tons of ways to trigger Nest anyways. I'd cut the Banshee and the Carnifex Demons and add three Kulrath Knight as finishers - they're easier to curve into, and help you close out the game even if your opponent has creatures large enough that the counters won't kill them.

Elopsm on Cascade, Cascade, Cascade...

3 months ago

Ironwright's Cleansing -> Disenchant More Efficient

Azorius Cluestone -> Azorius Signet More Efficient

Dimir Cluestone -> Dimir Signet More Efficient

Golgari Cluestone -> Golgari Signet More Efficient

Silumgar Monument -> Boros Signet More Efficient

Hanweir Garrison -> Golgari Signet More Efficient

Faith Unbroken -> Oblivion Ring More Efficient

Seek the Horizon -> Rampant Growth More Efficient

Cyclops of Eternal Fury -> Mass Hysteria More Efficient

Ulvenwald Observer -> Phyrexian Arena Cheap Carddraw

Chariot of Victory -> Llanowar Elves More Ramp

Banishing Light -> Swords to Plowshares More Efficient

Hanweir Battlements -> Spire of Industry Better Card

Wrecking Ball -> Terminate Land Destruction not relevant

Interpret the Signs -> Blue Sun's Zenith Doubles as finisher with infite mana

Negate -> Counterspell Better Card

Chromanticore -> Last Stand More Utility

Cromat -> Mayael's Aria Win Con

Midnight Banshee -> Angel of Despair More Trigger and Removal

Primal Surge -> Brilliant Ultimatum More Trigger + easy to cast with ramos

Lorthos, the Tidemaker -> Conflux More Trigger

The7thBobba on Subtractions

4 months ago

Minuses are the shit! Looks cool, my man. Midnight Banshee would like to join the treehouse ;)

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