Nighthowler

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Theros (THS) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Nighthowler

Enchantment Creature — Horror

Bestow (If you cast this card for its bestow cost, it's an Aura spell with enchant creature. It becomes a creature again if it's not attached to a creature.)

Nighthowler and enchanted creature each get +X/+X, where X is the number of creature cards in all graveyards.

Nighthowler Discussion

Somedutch on Wall Tribal Mill

3 weeks ago

God I almost forgot about Phenax. Tried really hard to make him work in standard when he first came around. I think you certainly have something going on here, but I'm not 100% sure wall tribal is the way to go about it. I would try to look more towards cards thats power/toughness care about how much is in the opponent's graveyard. Some good examples could be Consuming Aberration , Wight of Precinct Six , Mortivore , The Haunt of Hightower , Nighthowler , and Sewer Nemesis . I like the untapping options you have going, and I would recommend considering adding in some more draw + mill options like Sire of Stagnation , and Jace's Archivist , as well as including some copy mechanics like Lazav, Dimir Mastermind , Gigantoplasm , and Clever Impersonator to have more good stuff going at all times. Hope that all helps. Good luck on the milling!

lagotripha on GB Constellation [Pioneer] Help needed!

1 month ago

The coolest strength from within deck I ever saw was a Screams from Within list. Naturally, that isn't playable in pioneer, but many tools like Nighthowler Renowned Weaver , Commune with the Gods / Kruphix's Insight exist, and some pseudo 'repeatable' enchantments like Demonic Vigor / Kaya's Ghostform / Journey to Eternity  Flip, Mana Bloom / Talons of Wildwood / Vineweft are.

The question hanging over the deck is speed when facing 3 drop walkers. Playing a ramp shell offers a lot for that, but its likely you'll need a hefty disruption package in there somewhere, or some insane value.

quietquail on Phenax Mill copy copy

2 months ago

The Commander's Quarter had a on a budget Phenax deck. This is a good list for a casual group. Here are some cards that I want to highlight from his list:
- Creatures/cards that scale with size of graveyards: Wight of Precinct Six , Mortivore , Nighthowler , and Bonehoard .
- Duskmantle Guildmage - This was the original combo piece with Mindcrank. You have Syr Konrad, but it is good to have another combo piece.
- Thousand-Year Elixir - This card doubled in price early this year. You have a bunch of low-drop defenders; this enables you to mill them the same turn they enter the battlefield with Phenax out.
- Tree of Perdition - If you manage to get this early, you can have its toughness to be > 30. That's a lot of cards to be milled!

SpandexTitan on Phenax toughness milling

4 months ago

Mindcrank + Duskmantle Guildmage goes infinite.

With Altar of Dementia anytime a creature is about to die you can just sac them for extra mill.

Consuming Aberration gets enormous and mills for more and more. Nighthowler does the same without the milling help.

Traumatize in commander is worth it I find, since the decks are thicc.

Beacon of Unrest let’s you play things from opponents graveyards that you’ve milled.

Doctorlobo89 on

5 months ago

Probably Ghoultree . You may also want to consider Mikaeus, the Unhallowed with your Woodfall Primus due to the undying and persist triggers counteracting each other for infinite. There is also Bonehoard that is a living weapon that functions just like Nighthowler .

Just ideas.

NoNeedToBragoBoutIt on Lazav - the Multif**kwhatsthat?

7 months ago

Thanks for you input, ClockworkSwordfish!

Initially playtesting the deck i realized that without the access to the access to useful wheels is rather limited. Therefor i tried to limit the number of creatures i'd feel devastated to hard cast then get into the graveyard later on. So far Maralen of the Mornsong is the only one. And trust me, if i hard cast her, people really shy away to block/attack into her, blow up the board and so on.

Without discard options Phyrexian Dreadnought is the only close to convincing option of your suggested creatures. And that one sits at 20€ right now. Which is way more than i'm willing to pay for a two turn clock. Consuming Aberration , Mortivore , Nighthowler , Wight of Precinct Six and Phage the Untouchable are capable to one shot opponents usually.

Buried Alive has been in the deck for a while, but proven to be risky. Buried Alive plus Ornithopter et al, one of the above finishers and the requirements for said finisher to be lethal, maybe even mana to counter/protect my commander isn't as easy to come by. And that's just considering the best case scenario.

Usually i prefer to bluff a missing piece in my graveyard, just to get it there via Entomb , Cephalid Inkshrouder , Key to the City and the likes when the window of opportunity is there.

I'd like to try Geier Reach Sanitarium as another looting land to see if it fits.

Anyhow, thanks for checking out and analyzing my decklist, i appreciate it!

Spirits on Glissa, Scrap Trawler $50 EDH

7 months ago

Hi RobsJourney,

Glissa, the Traitor was my first Budget Commander League deck.

I primarily built it, without infinite combos, to participate in this league.

I really enjoy the First Strike + Deathtouch, it's an amazing combination.

It was originally a Modular build, around Birthing Pod , then it slowly transitioned into a primarily deck, now I'm trying to move toward more drawing to be able to ramp lands out to have more consistency with Mind Slaver .

Because of the restriction on budget Mtggoldfish.com at $49.58, so it evolves and changes as the prices of cards shift.

Currently, it's core strengths:

Control, sometimes I control the creatures (effectively) of all 3 opponents at the same time. When I get an Executioner's Capsule lock it can be pretty fun.

Recursion, it's good, gets the Artifacts recurring and utilized properly can prosper

Weaknesses:

No infinite combo, most of my other Budget Commander League decks have build in infinite combos (eg. Brago, King Eternal , Alesha, Who Smiles at Death ) or one shot kills with damage / commander damage ( Heartless Hidetsugu , Animar, Soul of Elements ).

I found ramping into the 10 mana required to recur the Mind Slaver was too slow (1 hour time limit on Budget league games), so instead of just increasing ramp (through artifacts), I've increased the draw. ( Ohran Viper for example)

Damage output, was good at keeping creatures off the board, but didn't have enough offense to do 3 players x 40 damage in the 1 hour, plus I was mitigating other players ability to damage each other. This is what led to the addition of Bonehoard , Nighthowler cards. I lost Blood Artist due to it's price escalating, which sucked, it's key, but I've added Poison-Tip Archer , which is no Blood Artist but he also has Deathtouch and Reach, plus instead of 1 opponent, he hits all opponents.

Glissa, the Traitor is still one of my favorite commanders, she has her strengths, has her weaknesses, she doesn't overload on abilities like Infect (which she could), so I very much enjoy playing her. Golgari () doesn't have enough combos to play cEDH, but in a Budget league, she is an excellent deck.

I have been trying to more move towards Deathtouch as well wherever I can as well, since it kind of plays towards that.

I've been playing this deck for over 4+ years, and never dismantled, only changed as the ebs and flows of the prices increased. If she was $100, she could be much more lethal.

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