Midnight Reaper

Midnight Reaper

Creature — Zombie Knight

Whenever a nontoken creature you control is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, Midnight Reaper deals 1 damage to you and you draw a card.

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Rare

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Custom Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Historic Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

Midnight Reaper occurrence in decks from the last year

Latest Decks as Commander

Midnight Reaper Discussion

Cmi1103 on Life After Death, and Death After Life - Marchesa

1 month ago

Hey! Sultai_Sir Thanks for the upvote and the feedback!

Clever Impersonator - I can't think of why I didn't include that in this deck, maybe because of the 4 cmc slot always going to Marchesa to get her out first? Anywho, I definitely think that needs some reconsideration in here.

I think I'll have to give Midnight Reaper a go. My first impression was that it was too much life loss, but no doubt it's a great card draw engine in here.

Marton Stromgald seems interesting, I like the comparison to Craterhoof, and I think it would certainly be a great way to finish off opponents quicker(Aggro seems to be a pretty consistent win con for me anyways), especially if the board keeps getting wiped and there are no blockers for our undead army.

As far as formatting the page for a different background, a great place to get started would be here! Deckstyling with Ease

Sultai_Sir on Life After Death, and Death After Life - Marchesa

1 month ago

Hey man, love the deck! Here's a couple of suggestions:

  • Midnight Reaper: It's already been suggested, but this card is balls to the walls amazing. It draws you cards and keeps your opponents on the throne!

Hey, would you mind showing me the code to give your deck the cool background? Thanks!

VampDemigod on Budget Commander Challenge Week 1|Krav & Regna

1 month ago

I am hesitantly taking out Trading Post for Midnight Reaper. I feel that using my spare 20 cents on the Reaper is a good choice. I may end up switching them back if changes in card pricing cause me to go overbudget.

Admittedly, this post is as much for my reference as yours.

Destroyerbirb on Budget Commander Challenge Week 1|Krav & Regna

1 month ago

VampDemigod I love the inclusion of my pet card, Corrupted Grafstone.

Here are my suggestions:

Sacrifice Outlets: Your deck is low on free sacrifice outlets. Carrion Feeder gets big fast, Viscera Seer is card advantage/selection, and Altar of Dementia is a great budget card, and can even be played in higher power games. I will go into deeper analysis below for Priest of Forgotten Gods.

Card Draw/Advantage/Selection: Another thing your deck needs is MORE card advantage. Get ready for a LONG list. Viscera Seer was mentioned above, Midnight Reaper and Dark Prophecy will draw you a heap of cards, and so will Grim Haruspex. Woe Strider is another Viscera Seer with a body. Priest of Forgotten Gods is a sac outlet, card draw, life drain and ramp in ONE CARD!

Dead Triggers: Last section! Just extra things that trigger when others die. Pawn of Ulamog should be an auto-include in all aristocrats decks. Syr Konrad, the Grim and Vindictive Vampire are all draining cards, and Ayara, First of Locthwain is drain, draw and sac.

I'll let you decide what you want to take out.

+3 from me. (Well, I'm told I can't do three, so 1 will have to do.)

(That took a long time to write, I hope you enjoy it! These were all budget cards, otherwise )

multimedia on HELP Meren Budget

1 month ago

Hey, very good budget version of Meren.

For the manabase my advice is play an equal amount of Forests and Swamps because you have one drop green mana dorks who you want to be able to consistently play turn one which a Forest is the best land option for the manabase to do that. Having double the amount of Swamps than Forests is problematic when playing one drop mana dorks.

Some budget cards to consider adding:

Buried Alive is excellent to tutor for any three creatures and put them into your graveyard, one of the best cards with Meren. Jarad's Orders and Final Parting are nice budget tutors with Meren. Tutoring for two cards, one goes into your hand and the other being a creature into your graveyard to reanimate/recur with Meren. Elves of Deep Shadow and Talisman of Resilience are low CMC budget ramp upgrades.

Midnight Reaper and Deathreap Ritual are more repeatable draw sources when creatures you control die. Deathreap can draw a lot of cards in multiplayer Commander since morbid can trigger on any players turn as long as any creature died during the turn. Butcher of Malakir is a upgrade for a budget big creature to reanimate with Meren since it's a repeatable source of opponents having to sac a creature they control when any creature you control dies. Demon's Disciple is an upgrade for Merciless Executioner since if an opponent doesn't have a creature, but has a Planeswalker they have to sac a Planeswalker.

Some cards to consider cutting:

The Vivid lands are not good lands and even on a budget there's better options. They aren't reliable enough to warrant ETB tapped and even if you have a way to put more counters on them with proliferate I still think they're not worth playing even over more basic lands. Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis is not worth the trouble of casting it or reanimating it. It's just a beater, but you want more than that with high CMC creatures in Commander.

Good luck with your deck.

builderboy7 on Athreo's Apostles

2 months ago

I think that this deck is great! I personally would run more card draw. I think maybe Grim Haruspex or Midnight Reaper would be great in this deck. another notable thing I would add would be Syr Konrad, the Grim. Having your Shadowborn Apostle die and trigger is great. But taking them out of the graveyard and triggering konrad agin when Athreos, God of Passage triggers makes this even more brutal. Pitiless Plunderer is a VERY good card and is only around 2.00$ and can take the place of Phyrexian Altar in a pinch.

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