Nightscape Familiar

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Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters Common
Commander 2013 Common
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas Common
Planeshift Common

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Nightscape Familiar

Creature — Zombie

Blue spells and red spells you cast cost 1 less to cast.

1B: Regenerate Nightscape Familiar.

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Nightscape Familiar Discussion

greatdevourer on Tsabo Tavoc, Mother of Infection

1 week ago

Really good decks start out with a solid idea and evolve over time and play testing. Here's some ideas based on my experience.

Cards to consider (in no particular order):
Ugin's Nexus to keep people from taking extra turns.
Goblin Welder for artifact recursion. Even if they counter something like the Nexus or Contagion Engine.
Jester's Cap is great at ripping combo decks apart by removing key components. It also works well with the Goblin Welder.
Bonehoard is better than Nightmare Lash in multi-player games as it sees everyone's graveyard.
Grafted Exoskeleton really should be in this deck to help push the infect theme and make any creature a significant threat.
Infiltration Lens, for the card drawing. The defender chooses to either take the damage or allow you to draw two cards.
Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon also should be in this list.
Kumano, Master Yamabushi as an alternate win conditions via direct damage. With the Grafted Exoskeleton it's a short game.
Fallen Ferromancer, Frostwielder, Spikeshot Goblin, or Prodigal Pyromancer to get around those pillow fort opponents.
Kaervek the Merciless to make it hurt for those combo players.
Virulent Swipe as a better creature pump spell. The rebound means you get twice the effect out of one card.
World at War is another extra combat phase card. Also rebounds.
War Elemental can get huge. When paired with a Surestrike Trident it becomes a quick way to kill a player each turn.
Loxodon Warhammer for tample and life gain. Any creature in the deck is better with a Warhammer. Spikeshot Goblin is really fun with the Warhammer.
Relic Putrescence could be fun on someone's mana artifact.
Cards to consider cutting from the list:
Anthem of Rakdos deals too much damage to you. Per Gatherer: "The first ability triggers once for each creature you attack with. If you attack with three creatures, for example, theyll each get +2/+0 and youll be dealt 3 damage." Horrible when you have multiple combat phases per turn.Talisman of Indulgence should be a Rakdos Signet so you don't take as much damage.
Lashwrithe is too conditional on your lands in play.
Nightmare Lash same problems Lashwrithe.
Thunderscape Familiar and Nightscape Familiar don't promote your theme and are not strong enough on their own to be worth having on the field. If you really need the mana reduction, you're better off with more land cards.
Scorchwalker is a mediocre creature and a crappy pump spell. There are too many better creatures.

These cards are all single creature pumps that don't help you at all if an opponent plays a Wrath of God or similar effect. One-shots are nice against a single opponent, but not in multiplayer.
Haze of Rage, Reckless Charge, Tormenting Voice, Balduvian Rage, Brute Force, Enrage, Reckless Spite.
The X mana pump spells are really bad because of the mana choices that playing them forces on you each turn. Leave mana open for the X pump spell or play another card? Not worth it.

May be worth cutting unless you don't have a better option:
Inquisitor's Flail is a maybe. This one is kinda a tough choice. I would cut it for a better card but leave it in if your budget or collection doesn't have another option.
Bonesplitter is another mediocre card that's only good if there isn't a better option.
Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves The haste is nice but they are really only good against spot removal. I would leave these in until you need to cut them to make room for better cards.

Obviously, temper these suggestions with your collection and budget. Feel free to check out my decks and let me know what you think of the ideas.

puetypoo on UB Mills

1 week ago

I like Mind's Dilation but Increasing Confusion would be better suited for 1v1 and Nightscape Familiar just doesn't fit.

GreenFuzzyNinja on The Touch of Bolas deck ...

3 weeks ago

Oh, and while you have a Prince of Thralls you may as well have a Demon's Herald and a Nightscape Familiar

entheogeneral on Could you please help me ...

1 month ago

You probably know these but my little brother's Nekusar deck runs smoothly Temple Bell Howling Mine Chandra Ablaze (her second ability makes 'em draw lotta cards. Skyscribing Spiteful Visions Fevered Visions Black Vise Otherworld Atlas Dictate of Kruphix Dream Fracture Prosperity are just some of the basic cards. If do properly, they'll often have to discard a lotta cards so cards like AEtherize and Crush of Tentacles work really well. Other cards that just go well with this deck include Nightscape Familiar Chandra, the Firebrand Torchling Prognostic Sphinx Cruel Ultimatum Blasphemous Act Dissipation Field

The7thBobba on Gisa & Geralf's nifty little undeath machine

1 month ago

Zombie Tribal is Best Tribal! Your list looks very solid :) I really like zombies, so I have a few suggestions: Nightscape Familiar is awesome for getting out your blue guys earlier. Lord of the Undead is a great and very OG lord. Cryptbreaker is an amazing 1-drop that does wonders for your graveyard. Dralnu, Lich Lord is risky but soooo good for getting value out of your spells. Lich Lord of Unx has a lot of versatility. Necromancer's Stockpile is a bloody musthave for zombs. Grimoire of the Dead plays in nicely with your graveyard-game :) .... I'm basically feeding you My OG Zombies-deck, but hey, they're good cards :)

For untapping Grim-boy there's always Freed from the Real and Thornbite Staff. oh, and Faces of the Past!

Blue has the funniest bit of removal: Reality Shift :P

Stay frosty, dude :)

Entrei on Nekusar's Torture Chamber

2 months ago

Spiteful Visions could possibly go, as seeing as you cannot avoid the damage there either. Fevered Visions is a bit too slow for edh, but I haven't actually tried that out in commander yet. Reckless Scholar, while great in standard, unfortunately fails every removal test in the game, so they should be a safe choice to take out. For that matter, Goblin Electromancer also dies to pretty much everything in the game, so taking that out to experiment shouldn't do too much harm. Nightscape Familiar is actually a great card in grixis, as his regenerative ability allows you to keep him alive, and his creature type allows both Unholy Grotto and Riptide Laboratory.

Cheers!

Halt92 on Losing Your Mind

2 months ago

Looking at it again Sangromancer is rather redundant in the deck as you should get more than enough life off of Venser's Journal, Crypt Incursion and Ivory Tower with Alhammarret's Archive as gravy.

Bloodgift Demon isn't that powerful and could be taken out. Keranos, God of Storms doesn't really fit the theme that much.

Guard Gomazoa can help stall the game out with Fog Bank, Viseling fits the theme and Nightscape Familiar to help with mana problems.

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