Nightmare

Legality

Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Welcome Deck 2016 Rare
Magic Origins Rare
Magic 2015 Rare
Magic 2014 Rare
2010 Core Set Rare
Tenth Edition Rare
Ninth Edition Rare
Eighth Edition Rare
Seventh Edition Rare
Classic Sixth Edition Rare
Fifth Edition Rare
Fourth Edition Rare
Revised Edition Rare
Unlimited Edition Rare
Collector's Edition Rare
International Collector's Edition Rare
Limited Edition Beta Rare
Limited Edition Alpha Rare

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Nightmare

Creature — Nightmare Horse

Flying (This creature can't be blocked except by creatures with flying or reach.)

Nightmare's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Swamps you control.

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Nightmare Discussion

sonnet666 on How does The Scarab God ...

1 day ago

Tyrant-Thanatos, Your reasoning is so off right now it's giving me a headache.

First off: Quicksilver Gargantuan copying a Tarmogoyf and staying a 7/7 has nothing to do with timestamps or layers. It's simply because it never gets Tarmogoyf's characteristic-defining ability as per this ruling:

6/1/2011: If the chosen creature has a characteristic-defining ability that sets its power and/or toughness, that ability will not be copied. For example, if Quicksilver Gargantuan copies a Nightmare, it will not gain the ability that sets its power and toughness to the number of Swamps you control. As such, it will remain a 7/7.

I now need to look through the comp rules to make sure everything works they way I think it does (hence, headache), so you're going to have to give me a minute.

2gherkins on You Can Call Me Pitlord

2 weeks ago

Hey man, love the deck. Always a fan of Kuro. But I just think that Nightmare and Squelching Leeches don't deserve a slot here. Additionally, Sorin's Vengeance, while flashy, only targets a single player, and ends up being fairly mediocre in EDH. I think you should really consider more boardwipes: Mutilate is phenomenal. Additionally, with Kuro, Pitlord on the battlefield, Horobi, Death's Wail becomes an instant boardwipe. If you want more boarwipes, Toxic Deluge, Decree of Pain and Damnation are the way to go. You also might want to consider more targeted removal such as Malicious Affliction. Falkenrath Noble and Victimize also seems mainboard worthy.

Also, if budget isn't an issue for you, Karn Liberated is pretty much strictly better than Scour from Existence.

DubiousDanish on First 11 days in M.T.G.! Help me defeat my gf!

1 month ago

Aaaawwwww yyeeeaaahh! This post and subsequent thread is so good! You're raking in the experience now whisenhuntn! Great catch on the Act of Treason/Nightmare interaction Tyrant-Thanatos, I completely missed that earlier. Solid advice on composition and your explanation of the legendary rule was crystal clear Argeaux.

As far as the most popular format for sanctioned play (as in monitored by judges and run at an lgs) is the standard format. This format is comprised of the last four expansion blocks that have been released. Currently Battle for Zendikar, Oath of the Gatewatch, Shadows Over Innistrad, Eldritch Moon, Kaladesh, Aether Revolt, and Amonkhet are all standard legal. To keep up on all things magic -- magic.wizards.com -- is straight from WOTC (Wizards of the Coast) themselves. My favorite YouTube channel is -- SBMTG -- and for browsing I use -- gatherer.wizards.com --.

Thinking out loud may be harmful to your strategy by giving your opponent too much info, but announcing the five phases is actually a good thing that I think more players should be willing to do. Just keep in mind that in competitive play you're on the clock... literally. Each round is 50 minutes/best of three, at 50 minutes you are notified that you have five turns (current turn is 0) to finish. At the end step of turn five if there is not a winner the round ends in a draw.

Until you feel comfortable running a kill deck, in this case aggro, I wouldn't recommend building a control or focus deck. How can you stop something that you don't fully understand? My first deck was Izzet (Blue & Red) and I didn't know what to counter or what to kill, so inevitably I lost. A lot! Use aggro as a training ground and as you learn it's strengths and weaknesses other decks/strategies will make much more sense.

To bolster your aggro deck:

Drana, Liberator of Malakir

Fatal Push

Gifted Aetherborn

Glint-Sleeve Siphoner

Grasp of Darkness

Murder

Never//Return

Ruinous Path

Scrapheap Scrounger

Snare Thopter

and

Vampire Cutthroat.

All of these cards could work in an aggro shell, they are of varying price points and casting costs. If you decide on a specific creature type or mechanic that you want to build around then the list will change of course. For instance if you decided "I like vampires" then creatures like Markov Crusader or Metallic Mimic gain value in a vampire based (tribal) deck. As for non-creature spells a card like Cartouche of Ambition is alright, but if you are also running Trial of Ambition the cartouche becomes much better. Without using both of the above cards, utilizing a pure removal spell like murder or never//return that I listed above will clear a path for your creatures to strike.

Tyrant-Thanatos on First 11 days in M.T.G.! Help me defeat my gf!

1 month ago

Yup, MTG cards are written like computer code, and for good reason. There should never be room for interpretation, and most words have very specific meanings in said "code". In the example with the Nightmare, the word "you" in "number of swamps you control" refers specifically to the person who controls the creature. "You" always refers specifically to the controller of the spell/permanent/effect, not the original owner of the card. If a card does refer to the owner, it will specify "owner" like in Unsummon, or Blitz Hellion.

FNM is generally Standard or Modern, and moderately competitive. You'll want to do some research into what's legal in each format if you plan on doing any FNMs.

If you want to be playing MTG in a similar fashion to things like Chess, then maybe you'd be interested in a more control-oriented playstyle. At the very least you probably want to run some hard removal. Cards like Go for the Throat, Hero's Downfall, Reckless Spite, etc.

Tyrant-Thanatos on First 11 days in M.T.G.! Help me defeat my gf!

1 month ago

Just FYI, there are various Formats in MTG you can play. Standard, Modern, Legacy, Vintage, Casual, etc.

Standard is limited to only newer cards, Modern allows cards going all the way back to 8th Edition (July 28, 2003), and most other formats allow cards from any printing, barring banned ones.

Presumably you're playing casually (correct me if I'm wrong), and you have your deck flagged as Standard at the moment, and it contains a couple of cards that are not legal in Standard (because they're too old).

If you are playing casually, there's loads of good cheap cards you can get your hands on. Hymn to Tourach can be found in the $0.60 range and it's incredibly powerful in casual play.

Also a real quick rules note:

she takes my cards and turns them against me using act of treason....i had my nightmare at 7/7 And she beat me to death with it
If she uses Act of Treason on your Nightmare, while it is under her control it will have power and toughness based on the number of Swamps she controls, not the number you do. So unless she's also running Swamps, that shouldn't be an issue at all.

Other suggestions for low $ black cards include: Unearth, Black Knight, Reassembling Skeleton, Stitch Together, Royal Assassin, Mutilate, Promise of Power, Delraich, Avatar of Woe

None of these are "must have" cards, but they're all inexpensive (<$2 each), and can be incredible in the right deck in casual play.

TitanofYAW on First 11 days in M.T.G.! Help me defeat my gf!

1 month ago

I don't think that there is an issue with going mono-black. There are a lot of strong black cards in Standard right now, particularly the Zombies. I would check out some Zombie standard decks and tweak them for the cards that you have (if you don't feel like buying singles). I don't think you need 24 lands in this deck, 22 at most. You shouldn't rely on getting your bug creatures out to win. 3x Nightmare is probably too many. I would pick some of the solid 3-drop/4-drop cards and put 4-of them in. Honestly the less different creatures the better. I struggled with wanting to keep similar but different cards in my decks when I first started, but the bottom line is that consistency is key in magic. The more consistent your draws can be the better you will do.

It sounds like you have collected more than enough cards to create a sweet mono-black deck, you just have to figure out what kind of strategy you want to go with and try to keep cards that are synergetic to that concept!

VesuvanDoppelbanger on You'll Never See It Comin' Gonti

1 month ago

Lashwrithe and Magus of the Coffers would fit in very well here. The classic Nightmare can get pretty big here as well.

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