Nightveil Specter

Nightveil Specter

Creature — Specter


Whenever Nightveil Specter deals combat damage to a player, that player exiles the top card of their library.

You may play cards exiled with Nightveil Specter.

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1) Rare
Gatecrash (GTC) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Nightveil Specter occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Nightveil Specter Discussion

greatdevourer on Wrexial Kempo

3 weeks ago

Here are my thoughts:

Out: Thief of Sanity, Nightveil Specter, Duskmantle Guildmage, Fact or Fiction, Fraying Sanity
The Thief of Sanity and Nightveil Specter both require combat damage to get the effect and you have a lot of other creatures doing the same things. I know it is a theme of the deck, and I'm not saying to take both of them out, but consider one or both depending on the other cards recommended. Duskmantle Guildmage requires a lot of mana and just feels kinda weak. Fact or Fiction is a good card but I think you would be better served with other options. Fraying Sanity only targets a specific player and you have no way to reset. I know it allows you to target "that player" but something just feels off about it.

Consider: Geth, Lord of the Vault, Archaeomancer, Psychic Corrosion, Memory Erosion, Sphinx's Tutelage, Tormod's Crypt, Trepanation Blade and Elixir of Immortality.

Let me know what you think.

herrickk on What a nice deck you have, well had

3 weeks ago

I'm currently working on an esper millish exile deck using

Kaya, Orzhov Usurper +1 to exile, -5 to deal damage from exile.

Ashiok, Nightmare Muse +1 for exile, -7 to cast exiled cards.

Ashiok, Dream Render to exile and empty graveyards (voids escape/flashback)

Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver +2 exile, -10 to empty hand/graveyard. -10 is tough without proliferate.

Etrata, the Silencer unlockable damage plus alt wincon.

If you decide to make a separate Nightveil Specter deck consider esper and use Athreos, Shroud-Veiled love the idea of putting coin counters on their creatures, then getting to use them against my opponent when they die.

Skyler1776 on Tempo Love

4 weeks ago

Just so you know, Nightveil Specter is not a standard-legal card. Perhaps Thief of Sanity?

Abraxas3719 on Budget Combo Mill Deck

1 month ago

I second Fraying Sanity as I'm about to swap it in myself also Nightveil Specter has always been a favorite of mine.

I run a similar deck that isn't disgustingly far off in price from yous

What a nice deck you have...Aaand it's gone

Abraxas3719 on Dimir midrange

1 month ago

That's why I suggested Nightveil Specter you can cast cards exiled with it as if they were your own

Abraxas3719 on Dimir midrange

1 month ago

First let me say well done! I like this list very much and I think you've done a great job here.

I would recommend adding Nightveil Specter if you can come by them though.

My deck What a nice deck you have...Aaand it's gone started out much like this and has taken me years to get where it is now.

Once again well done!

TheLordStormCrow on Mono Blue 3 cmc slot ...

2 months ago

I've been playing mono U pretty much since pioneer was announced, and I much prefer Tempest Djinn over Nightveil Specter . Being mono U means it's pretty hard to play most of the cards exiled with Nightveil Specter unless you specifically hit one or two lands with it first. Tempest Djinn also just provides a lot more pressure, which is important in what is an aggro deck at its core.

capriom85 on Mono Blue 3 cmc slot ...

2 months ago

Here is what I am currently working with:

4 Cloudfin Raptor

4 Siren Stormtamer

4 Merfolk Trickster

2 Harbinger of the Tides

4 Thassa, God of the Sea

4 Nightveil Specter or Tempest Djinn

4 Master of Waves

2 Brazen Borrower

4 Smuggler's Copter

23 Island

And I have a non-completed list of a combination of Curious Obsession , Spell Pierce , Dive Down , Stubborn Denial , and Wizard's Retort , which I have not yet finalized. I may even go down to 2 Tricksters and 3 Copters to make room.

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