Midnight Reaper

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Rare

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Midnight Reaper

Creature — Zombie Knight

Whenever a nontoken creature you control dies, Midnight Reaper deals 1 damage to you and you draw a card.

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Midnight Reaper Discussion

multimedia on Muldrotha the Gravetide

19 hours ago

Hey, looks good, nice start, but consider expanding on the main strategy?

Cards within the deck's budget to consider adding:

Overall excellent cards with Muldrotha:

Remora is one of the best sources of no mana cost repeatable draw in multiplayer Commander and it's great with Muldrotha's ability to play an enchantment from your graveyard. Don't pay Remora's upkeep cost, it's destroyed and can then be played from the graveyard to give you potential draw during your opponents turns. Risen and Coiling are excellent value especially Risen since Muldrotha, Yarok, Mulldrifter and Shriekmaw are Elementals. Stormtamer and Archmage can protect Muldrotha from removal by sacing them; then able play one of them from your graveyard.

Sakura can sac itself to ramp; it's a staple green creature in Commander especially with Meren. Wonder can give Muldrotha flying making her an attacking threat to do Commander damage. Buried Alive , Fauna Shaman , etc. are good here to tutor for and get Wonder into your graveyard. Reborn has lots of utility especially when you can repeatedly play it because after the third chapter it's destroyed. The third chapter can reanimate a creature or Planeswalker from any graveyard.

Sac outlets/payoffs:

Land upgrades:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Woodland Stream
  • Foul Orchard
  • Submerged Boneyard
  • Field of Ruin
  • Grave Betrayal
  • Font of Fertility
  • Pattern of Rebirth
  • Sylvan Caryatid
  • Manalith
  • Havengul Lich
  • Karametra's Acolyte
  • Kira, Great Glass-Spinner
  • Platinum Emperion
  • Savra, Queen of the Golgari
  • Torment of Hailfire
  • Overwhelming Forces
  • Dreamscape Artist

UndeadxPenguins on Mardu Aristocrats

4 days ago

I have my own build of Mardu Aristocrats & I am very impressed with it. It has a likelyhood of beating every popular deck in the meta. I would recommend taking out Elenda, the Dusk Rose , Midnight Reaper , Teysa Karlov , 2 Dreadhorde Butcher , & putting in a fully playset of Priest of Forgotten Gods & Hero of Precinct One . I would also recommend taking out Gutterbones & replacing him with Reassembling Skeleton since he combos off so much better & costs 1 less total mana overall to bring him back. Would also recommend Heartfire since it can win the game on the spot, as well as Liliana, Dreadhorde General . She is a win condition. I'd also recommend putting in a playset of Pitiless Pontiff since she is a fantastic sac outlet. A one of for the Split card Revival / Revenge is good too. Just some suggestions.

zditty on Jund Blitz

1 week ago

Are you going to put a sideboard together? If so, maybe ways to deal with flyers and Cindervines might be nice. Since your creatures are going to dies a lot, maybe Midnight Reaper to get some card draw?

Boroswins on The Elder Discard King, Davriel

2 weeks ago

I like the concept here. If you are trying to keep it mono black, I have a few suggestions. If are open to splashing, I have a few others.

Mono Black: It needs some card draw. Perhaps a few Midnight Reaper and Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip. Decks like these tend to have strong mid game, but eventually an opponent can top deck through them if you can't keep ahead of them. I want to playtest before making other suggestions. I'll be back :)

ChrisHansonBiomancin on All Things in Perfect Balance

3 weeks ago

Hey nice deck man, I've been brewing my own Aristocrats deck & saw yours. Here are a few ideas from my Gatherer research that should be affordable:

Reassembling Skeleton Rite of Belzenlok Spark Harvest instead of Final Payment or Mortify Midnight Reaper instead of Dawn of Hope Plaguecrafter (maybe a sideboard card)

I also really like Gutterbones in this deck, I feel like having 4 more one-drops would really help get more consistent fast starts with a turn 1 creature.

Finally, if I was going to take out one thing it would probably be Ethereal Absolution, it just seems a little too high on the curve for this deck & the -1/-1 is situational. Probably better out of the side against control or something like that. Good luck with the deck! :)

Strangelove on Marchesa, the Black Rose EDH

3 weeks ago

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Don't forget Thraximundar and Warstorm Surge ...

Here are some houses:

Bloodtracker ... must have imo

Herald of Secret Streams ... where'd this go?

Dack's Duplicate ... +1/+1 clone

Spark Double ... +1/+1 clone

Viscera Seer ... tier 1 version of Carrion Feeder

Mulldrifter ... if is too much then play this

Treasonous Ogre ... seems good

Harvester of Souls ... + Damnation ?

Reef Worm ... endless worms

Spawning Pit ... you can sacrifice the Spawn tokens to recoup 1/2 the value if they're wiped

Drana, Liberator of Malakir ... yes... anything that lets you ignore the throne is amazing

Yahenni, Undying Partisan ... it never leaves the board so expect 10+/10+

Toothy, Imaginary Friend ... yes

Midnight Reaper ... yes

Burnished Hart ... do not underestimate this

Goblin Bombardment ... yes

You could also try playing some big beefs that are wipe oriented like...

Ogre Slumlord

Overseer of the Damned

Ob Nixilis, Unshackled

Revel in Riches

If you count Merciless Executioner , Innocent Blood , etc, with wipes like Damnation , etc, you have 12 wipes and 5 removal... which is probably too much control.

To play aggressively, Marchesa needs evasive creatures with double strike ...or maybe even...

Core Prowler ... maybe

Flesh-Eater Imp ... I have one, you should try it out

Grafted Exoskeleton ... sacrifice might be nice

Viral Drake ... proliferating your +1/+1 counters would be pretty sweet

...Keep in mind Infect replaces damage so either make it a core theme or only play the ones that can get to 10 Infect quickly.

Demons would also be pretty sweet:

Archfiend of Depravity ... wipe

Defiler of Souls ... make them sacrifice

Demon of Wailing Agonies ... make them sacrifice

Havoc Demon ... wipe

Indulgent Tormentor ... another Bloodgift Demon

Kothophed, Soul Hoarder ... draw to get off the throne?

Krav, the Unredeemed ... seems good

Lord of the Void ... betrayal

Malfegor ... wipe?

Rakdos, the Showstopper ... wipe

Ravenous Demon  Flip... sacrifice Marchesa or take the 9 to get off the throne?

Reaper from the Abyss ... removal

Rune-Scarred Demon ... tutor

Silent-Blade Oni ... betrayal

Liliana's Contract ... hilarous

Last_Laugh on Marchesa Reanimation

3 weeks ago

Draw: Skullclamp , Baleful Strix , Midnight Reaper , and Consecrated Sphinx

Haste Enablers: Ogre Battledriver and Urabrask the Hidden . Alternate way to get counters asap.

Combo Wins/Emergency Lifegain: Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Kokusho, the Evening Star . Lifegain seems counterproductive but with Metallic Mimic these end games without worrying about the throne.

Random Goodies: Legion Loyalist (Trample and first strike is great and the tokens can't block part is surprisingly relevant most games), Aura Thief (meta dependent), and Spark Double (double dethrone is gross).

Anyways, feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks is appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

zditty on W/B/G Life, Death, and Angels Standard

1 month ago

Bankrupt in Blood to me is not a good value here. I would suggest a few (maybe two, three) copies of Midnight Reaper . It seems to me you want your creatures on board and that going wide is a thing for you.

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Midnight Reaper occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.18%

Golgari: 0.09%

WB (Orzhov): 0.5%

Standard:

All decks: 0.47%

Golgari: 4.43%

Rakdos: 1.94%