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

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

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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.

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Nighthowler Discussion

JaviGar on Golgari graveyard deck

2 days ago

Pack Rat seems fine but it lacks the trample wich is a huge deal in winning the game, also, Lotleth Troll can be regenerated for only 1 mana, so it is a great choice to put the Nighthowler on it.

xyr0s on Golgari graveyard deck

2 days ago

You could also consider Shriekmaw instead of Doomblade. It is a bit more limited in terms of targets, but you can put it into your hand with Grisly Salvage and play it for the evoke-cost if need be, or you can reanimate it with Unburial Rites. If you do this, you could also consider Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip, since an evoked creature would trigger her transformation, and should you lose her, she counts as a creature in the graveyard for Splinterfright and Nighthowler, and she can be reanimated with Unburial Rites.

Not sure that Varolz, the Scar-Striped is good here. You don't really have a lot of high power/low cost creatures. You have a lot of *-power creatures instead, and they don't really do anything for you. Maybe a Reclamation Sage or a Fleshbag Marauder instead?

jakeelephant006 on Black White Matters

3 weeks ago

In a gist, less removal, more ramp, creatures and lands.

This is a solid deck. It really has some power in some places. The trick is getting it to be cohesive. Right now there doesn't seem to be a real solid theme or focus which makes the deck unwieldy during play. It wouldn't take much to fix this, though. I think it would be a good idea to focus on getting Athreos out and then playing value creatures and forcing opponents to make the decision on whether or not you get to play those creatures an additional time.

Cards to pull: Removal - You have more than enough in here so you can cut some of the less effective (more restrictive) cards like Divine Verdict, Pillar of Light, Ghostly Possession, Reprisal, Murderous Cut, Arrest, Suppression Bonds, Doom Blade or Armament of Nyx. (I put the cards in order of what I would think is best to pull to worst to pull). I would generally stay away from creature based removal here because you want to increase the number of creatures you have in the deck.

Other - These are cards that kinda just take up a slot. They're generally not bad, but they kinda pull this deck in directions that don't help the deck win like it should. These include Raise Dead, Baneful Omen, Edge of the Divinity, Cutthroat Maneuver, Erebos's Titan, Nighthowler, Pontiff of Blight, and Hopeful Eidolon. I hesitate to put the creatures on here cuz I think it would be best to have more creatures than fewer but these ones are good things to cut if you're looking to make more room.

Cards to add: Generally, I'd try to slot in some more ramp cards like Sol Ring, Orazca Relic, Orzhov Signet, Commander's Sphere, Solemn Simulacrum and the like. Also you could do with more card draw. For instance Dusk Legion Zealot, Ambition's Cost, Read the Bones, Hedron Archive, etc. And then put in some more quality creatures. Maybe they should have etb or death effects like Merciless Executioner, Fleshbag Marauder, Demon of Dark Schemes, Elenda, the Dusk Rose, Blood Artist, and more. Or maybe they're just solid creatures like Bontu the Glorified, Cataclysmic Gearhulk, Crested Sunmare, Urgoros, the Empty One, or Vona, Butcher of Magan. Maybe even a couple more board clearers like Crux of Fate, Bontu's Last Reckoning, Fumigate, or Hour of Revelation

Essentially, this deck has the structure to be real strong. It just needs some focus and a few upgrades to really get where it wants to go. Hope this helps.

Starsky2814 on What are some fun mono ...

3 weeks ago

Maybe try these on for size:

Good luck!

lagotripha on A deck full of tarmog... Wait, what? (Under $20)

4 weeks ago

@dublomon Nyx Weaver and Nighthowler count. That said, I think we'd all be a little more comfortable with a few sorcery removal spells in there- there are some quite inexpensive disruption options out there.

imafreak05 on

1 month ago

You should look at either getting more or removing anything that is a single card. With Modern and Standard you want as many copies for your win-con to be in your deck.

Some of the card ideas don't really run with your synergy idea. There are more efficient cards that you can utilize in modern for some cards.For example: Rampant Growth for Dawntreader Elk. You can use Two spells (Thought Scour and Tome Scour) for the CMC of Armored Skaab and you can cast them onto yourself.

Play around with some other cards that exploit how many cards are in graveyard (Nighthowler).

Hope I was able to help you some. Nice idea for a modern deck.

Wintermoon on An Unusual Vampire

2 months ago

TheNocholas Thank you for your suggestions. They are good. I have considered Nighthowler before, but because I will exile graveyards with some frequence I think he might not be used to his full power. You see, with this deck I can make exile be kind of a safe place. A place where I can put threats away where nobody else can go get them, except me with the Eldrazi. But I will definitly consider it again. As for you liking flavor I guess you will like my next deck. I am building one now themed around Nicol Bolas. The idea is to make a deck where you feel like you are in control of the game, you say the yes and no to what happens, you force players to attack each other while not being able to attack you, and curse them so they know who's boss. Basicly a deck that should feel like you are Bolas himself.

TheNocholas on An Unusual Vampire

2 months ago

Nighthowler fits the theme! You can bestow your commander and he gets stronger with every creature he mills. I just saw it in Geist Deception

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