Midnight Reaper


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

musicman3310 on Ultra Budget Black Deck Wins (WAR Standard)

4 days ago

Do you think there's any room for removal here? I understand it's aggro but maybe dropping Diregraf Ghoul or Grasping Scoundrel for something like Cast Down or Bleeding Edge could work.

Plus I saw your need for draw power. Some things to consider are Midnight Reaper , Blood Divination , and Ruin Raider .

I also would say 22 lands are perfect.

Brainpolice2 on Cruel Aristocracy (WAR)

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the suggestions, people. I pretty much tweaked things here based on the suggestions. Putting a few Midnight Reaper 's in helps a lot. It's arguably more reliable than Priest of Forgotten Gods , which I have actually very rarely gotten to use with playtesting so far on Arena.

FlabbyAbs on Cruel Aristocracy (WAR)

3 weeks ago

After extensive playtesting mardu i can attest with brainpolice 1-3x Midnight Reaper is really strong. Unless it’s a Hero deck.

I’d also cut a swamp or two for Clifftop Retreat and/or Isolated Chapel . Your white in particular is light for 8x 2CC drops that require it.

Brainpolice2 on Cruel Aristocracy (WAR)

3 weeks ago

Heartfire is a weaker choice for removal purposes. I sort of put it in more with direct damage to your opponent in mind. You're absolutely right, as far as removal, that Spark Harvest is a bargain.

Kaya's Ghostform has been useful but it is a bit of a minor side thing here.

I did skip over Midnight Reaper and you have a point about it, since Priest of Forgotten Gods can actually be a bit slow to get to use, while Midnight Reaper automatically gives you card advantage on creature death. I'd consider fitting in 2 maybe.

Thanks for the input. I still have only minimally playtested this on Arena.

Sephyrias on Cruel Aristocracy (WAR)

3 weeks ago

Cruel Celebrant + Judith + Priest of the Forgotten Gods is a very, very powerful deck core. Played against it several times on Arena and it's really hard to beat. Can definitely see a deck using a playset of those topping some events soon.

Figuring out which sacrifice fodder and utility cards to play is the bigger task.

I think you definitely want to play 4 Spark Harvest . It's just too good in this deck to not play 4 of it. A sac outlet and cmc 1 creature/planeswalker removal.

I'm much less convinced of Heartfire . It's not a bad card, but I think Spark Harvest is way more powerful than Heartfire. Same goes for Kaya's Ghostform .

Imo you should definitely add 1 or 2 Midnight Reaper . It's really damn good in combination with Cruel Celebrant. Costly Plunder is also an option, but I think Midnight Reaper is better in this deck.

beetleborgs on Mono Black Massacre

3 weeks ago

Ivanian, thanks for the suggestion. I've seen Midnight Reaper but have really overlooked it and I think I'll start playtesting it!

Ivanian on Mono Black Massacre

3 weeks ago

I love itsince im a big fan of mono black control. I'm looking for a std deck that isn't necesarily top 8 but one that wins often and is fun to play and mono black control got somewhat better with new Liliana. Also, Midnight Reaper ?

General_Fist on Unholy Knights

4 weeks ago

MrBoombastic I love playing with Aryel, Knight of Windgrace . You make a fair point with Seal Away so I made the change.

Also if I was to go up to 4x History of Benalia what would you suggest I take out in it's place? I was half thinking a Midnight Reaper .

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Midnight Reaper occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.47%

Golgari: 4.43%

Rakdos: 1.94%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.18%

Golgari: 0.09%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.5%