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
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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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

Gibby1167 on Stomp the Graveyard

1 day ago

legendofa Shit man you are absolutely right. I used to run Mulch and Tracker's Instincts and the latter of the two has a flash back cost with blue splash.

Update soon to come but I just scooped up Bonehoard and Nighthowler today at my LGS

Gibby1167 on Stomp the Graveyard

1 day ago

legendofa Shit man you are absolutely right. I used to run Mulch and Tracker's Instincts and the latter of the two has a flash back cost with blue splash.

Update soon to come but I just scooped up Bonehoard and Nighthowler today at my LGS

Dredge4life on Random Favorite Cards

2 weeks ago

My first deck that actually won games was a G/B Graveyard deck during Theros Standard. I was advised to build it by the back of an M15 token. It ran four Nighthowler . It wasn’t tier, but I loved it. I still have my play set.

MutinyMate on Karnie Rigged

2 weeks ago

Cool deck man! Looks like you're into discard quite a bit here. Definitely wouldn't want to mess with what you like, but I can absolutely name a few cards for mono black that are better when graveyards are huge. Here are a few in no particular order. All of these should be on the cheaper end of the spectrum.

Nyxathid , Nighthowler , Hypnotic Specter , Liliana's Reaver , Shrieking Affliction , Persecute , and Isochron Scepter . That last one is a bit steeper, but it would let you reuse instant and sorcery cards for even more constant discarding.

Good luck with the building!

Darth_Savage on Life Drain

1 month ago

Oh if you don't like brain maggot then Gnarled Scarhide, Baleful Eidolon, Spiteful Returned or Nighthowler would all be fine...

ruben5000 on Golgari self mill

1 month ago

I wouldn't call myself an "experienced Golgari player," but a while ago I built a deck with a similar idea in mind.

The main issue I see with your deck is that you have almost entirely creatures, with only 4 noncreature cards that aren't lands. I would recommend playing Grisly Salvage in your mainboard, 2-3 copies, as well as maybe some other cards that generate card advantage. The new Underrealm Lich is REALLY GOOD at that, but it's also an expensive card if you don't have it.

I would take out Nighthowler, just because it isn't that great and you already have a lot of cards doing similar things.

I would play a maximum of 2 copies of big finishers like Boneyard Wurm, Graveblade Marauder, or Ghoultree. You already have Splinterfright which does the same thing as the Wurm, and the others just aren't necessary because you have so many duplicates.

With the remaining 7-8 slots (after you take those out and put in the Grisly Salvages), I would recommend around 2 slots of removal other than Abrupt Decay (something like Doom Blade would be good). I mentioned draw before, and Elvish Visionary is a really good, cheap way to gain card advantage—plus, when it dies you get another creature in your graveyard. I would recommend 3 copies of Elvish Visionary and take out 1 Satyr Wayfinder.

That leaves 3-4 slots. I would actually play the Nyx Weavers, 2 copies, as they are a really good blocker and can fill up your graveyard easily.

Finally, with the last 1 or 2 slots, I would recommend Deadly Recluse What? A garbage common from a core set?? Yeah I know, but trust me, this is your best bet dealing with fliers. Flying gets underrated as a mechanic, but the second one of your buddies whips out a deck where all his little 1/1 tokens have flying, or his spirits start whacking you for 2 in the air every turn, these can slow down those attacks considerably.

So to review:

-4 Nighthowler

-2 Boneyard Wurm

-2 Graveblade Marauder

-2 Ghoultree

-1 Satyr Wayfinder

+2/3 Grisly Salvage

+2 Doom Blade

+3 Elvish Visionary

+2 Nyx Weaver

+1/2 Deadly Recluse

And that's it! Keep in mind that these are just suggestions. All of these cards can be had for about 50¢, and if you have them, I would definitely recommend Underrealm Lich instead of 1 of the Abrupt Decays, and a second copy instead of 1 of the Stitcher's Suppliers.

Have fun! I love playing around with the graveyard, and I hope these suggestions help you improve the deck!

landofMordor on FesterGully

2 months ago

Unfortunately, an activated ability is one that involves a colon, like this: Ghave, Guru of Spores. Your Faeries all have triggered abilities, that use "at", "whenever", and "when" to signal the trigger. So, in this version of the deck, NOoze has 0 possible abilities. Maybe try Nighthowler or Bonehoard instead for a similar flavor that will actually be effective?

Keelroth on Rona, Disciple of Gix

2 months ago

I would suggest a little more removal/board wipes. AEtherize and Whelming Wave are good on a budget. In Garruk's Wake Bontu's Last Reckoning and Decree of Pain are also good budget boardwipes. Also a few good targeted removal spells Hero's Downfall to deal with planes walkers and Malicious Affliction since you have a sacrifice subtheme. Nighthowler Mortivore and Eater of the Dead go good with mill theme. And probably good use some more cars draw Ambition's Cost Ancient Craving Treasure Cruise and Blood Divination are good on a budget.

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Nighthowler occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.01%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.03%

Golgari: 0.04%

Dimir: 0.15%

Orzhov: 0.04%

Sultai: 0.05%