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.

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Nighthowler Discussion

Scytec on Lady Golgari, Queen of Resurrection

1 week ago

About the best removal package I've found is your sac creatures. You can recur Fleshbag Marauder, Merciless Executioner, and Slum Reaper to keep most people board states clean. Those trying to go wide you already have covered with Massacre Wurm. To be honest, I found the token package a little win-more, I ended up dropping Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest, Mycoloth, and many more. I don't use the Scions either. I do use Altar of Dementia as it is a free sac outlet, and allows me to mill myself or use it as an alternate win con later with either Nighthowler or Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord. You may also consider Greater Good as it allows you to draw and pitch what you don't need or specifically want in the graveyard. Another thing I highly recommend that you don't see very often is Void Winnower it turns off on average half of people's decks, and a lot of times more, my meta in particular is full of powerhouse 3 drops. Hornet Queen actually seems great here though, how is it running for you? I have a nest laying around, but I've never considered picking up the Queen.

Unfortunately piloting Meren is a dangerous game as people are familiar with her as an absolute powerhouse. Haha. A decent Meren deck will destroy many other GOOD decks. The key is to know your group and constantly update your list to fair well in your meta. My meta doesn't run much graveyard hate as I play the only graveyard deck, so I'm not familiar with working around it. Perhaps run a few shuffle effects that allow you to place your graveyard back in your library as opposed to being exiled? You'd have to re-mill everything, but at least you wouldn't lose it.

Wintermoon on Korlash, Heir to Cruelty

2 weeks ago

Nighthowler is also good.

ThoAlmighty on Looking for fling effects in ...

1 month ago

I believe the request was for a non red or white card that acted like Fling, where you sacrificed a creature to deal damage to a player equal to that creature's power (or maybe toughness). I'd imagine it is for an infinite combo finisher or just for cards like Nighthowler, especially in BUG.

@goodair: It might help suggestions if you described the creatures that would be used and what the intent is.

Scytec on Who Needs $150+ Decks???

1 month ago

I really need to update the digital version of Meren to match my deck irl...I'm terrible about making changes to my paper decks and not updating them here. Which is really bad when i want comments to tune them. :p

Diabolic Intent is an incredible card in my list, I see you also run Altar of Dementia. This is one of my favorite cards to run...I also thoroughly enjoy it in conjunction with Nighthowler to mill out my opponents super quickly. Combos well with Jarad as well. Also you can bestow Nighthowler on Meren to push through some commander damage post board wipe. Have you used Nighthowler in the past?

joefantana on help with a mono black ...

1 month ago

all those cards are nice, thanks. gonna cut Cranial Archive for the Perpetual Timepiece since it can leave the noncreatures for the delve of Murderous Cut, added in the Phyrexian Ragers, and ill have to get some Nighthowlers i swore i had a couple. also found some Dismembers and threw them in and take the slot for priciest card.

probably gonna get 2 of the Phyrexian Delver also.

Thanks guys

Sh1ftyL0ck3 on help with a mono black ...

1 month ago

I've always considered Read the Bones to be better than sign in blood since it gives you the scry. It'll help to even out the mana curve a bit more, too.

For removal, I'd suggest Murderous Cut. It can hit anything, and the delve will help you cut noncreature spells out of your deck, allowing you to power both Grave Strength and Liliana's Indignation while cutting out Read the Bones, since you don't want to shoot yourself to much.

If you want more creature based card draw, Phyrexian Gargantua and Phyrexian Rager have the same effect as Dusk Legion Zealot.

Phyrexian Delver would be a good addition. In case you milled a creature you want, you can get it back. It does shoot you though, so I'd run no more than two in the deck.

Most importantly though, you'll want Nighthowler. It's a cheaper Revenant that also sees your opponent's graveyard. The only downside is the fact it doesn't fly. If that becomes an issue, you can bestow the Nighthowler onto the Revenant.

This seems like an incredibly fun deck idea, and I hope this helps!

sleeper_agent007 on Toxic Love [Pharika Budget Enchantress]

1 month ago

Looks good, man. I have been working on my own version of Pharika Enchantress. Here are some ideas:

Color fixing / Ramp

  • Abundant Growth fixes mana and draws 2 with an enchantress in play.
  • Fertile Ground, Overgrowth are classic aura ramp.
  • Elemental Resonance in any deck that plays a green God from Theros.
  • Draw

  • Mourning, Whipsilk are draw engines in your deck.
  • Bequeathal two cards for 1 mana.
  • Casting of Bones fits the theme and let's you dig deep.
  • Phyrexian Arena, Dark Tutelage, Underworld Connections, Greed provide steady card draw throughout the game.
  • Fruit of the First Tree as a flavorful alternative to Harmony?
  • Creatures

  • Curse of Disturbance free armies are good.
  • Druid's Call on Pharika would also be good.
  • Verdant Embrace can be even better.
  • Genju of the Fens is a mana sink that dodges sorcery speed mass removal that could also help you close out the late game.
  • Power boost

  • Exoskeletal Armor, Nighthowler, Herald of Torment, Eternal Thirst give you a significantly better chance at winning with commander damage.
  • Removal

  • Gift of the Deity is a one sided wrath every turn if Pharika is online.
  • Lingering Death gets rid of Avacyn, Eldrazi, and other annoying indestructible things.
  • Nyx Infusion is a flavor win.
  • Traveling Plague moves fast in a multiplayer game.
  • Toolbox

  • Shade's Form is one of those hidden gem cards. Mana sink or Mind Control. Not bad for three mana.
  • Spreading Algae can act as TechEdge on crack. I mean, I see Urborg in like 90% of my games. Algae will do some work.
  • Unnatural Hunger not great against token armies but can be solid against other decks.
  • KongMing on No Killy Milly

    1 month ago

    How about something like Altar of the Brood? It doesn't directly interact with Phenax's ability or creatures' toughness, but it does give you another form of mill that doesn't rely on your commander. Any infinite flicker/ETB/token spawn combo will also infinitely mill opponents with the Altar out.

    Mindshrieker is low-power, but fits the theme, is a great early-game drop and gives you a flying blocker.

    Have you thought about enchantments that can untap a creature? If you have Phenax out, you can just pay one blue to Freed from the Real or Pemmin's Aura to repeat the mill ability over and over. Aura also helps with devotion.

    Bonehoard combos with milling your opponents' creatures, and gives your creatures a bigger butt to mill/block with. Nighthowler falls in the same boat.

    It's old and super niche, but how about Kry Shield? Potentially doubles (or more) a creature's toughness until end of turn.

    Sire of Stagnation is great for this deck, but BE CAREFUL! Sire's ability is not voluntary, meaning opponents can deck you with infinite landfall (unlikely, but this is Commander so anything is possible). Opponents can also fill up your hand with cards when Sire is out, which leaves you very vulnerable to some of your own cards (cough cough Dreamborn Muse cough cough.)

    Also, Guiltfeeder's ability does rely on it attacking, so it's presence in the deck does kinda run counter to the 'no attacking' theme. Haunter of the Nightveil seems kind of weak too, something that increases your board's toughness (Bad Moon's bad) would be much better.

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