Vampire Nighthawk

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (AC2) None
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Zendikar vs Eldrazi (DDP) Uncommon
Commander 2013 (C13) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK) Uncommon
Magic 2013 (M13) Uncommon
MTG: Commander (CMD) Uncommon
Zendikar (ZEN) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Vampire Nighthawk

Creature — Vampire Shaman

Flying

Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)

Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)

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Vampire Nighthawk Discussion

brandonsperry25 on My Mono Black!

8 hours ago

One of my favorite cards in mono black is Vampire Nighthawk. I would play four because its so versatile. Might help you with offsetting some of the cost of cards like Phyrexian Arena and/or Necropotence if you decide to run that card. I think I might run two Necropotence/Phyrexian Arena if you had the option, just for a more consistent chance at drawing it.

Vampire's Bite is also a nice card to get some life link for the turn. Eternal Thirst is pretty cool too.

As far as cuts, I would say Sol Ring, Aether Vial and Spinning Darkness would be my first ones just because you only have 1 of each. How often do you find yourself in need of that mana when you are running twenty lands and the four dark rituals?

Monomanamaniac on Poison arrows

2 days ago

Well that's the final nail in the coffin for that card. Now it's between Thornbite Staff and Pathway Arrows, my main concern about the staff is it's cost, I need my mana neat and tidy and this thing can be a mess, wasting up to 3 turns just setting it up. It works better in a deck running Vampire Nighthawk or another shaman I can attach it to for free. Pathway doesn't have the repeater effect of the staff, but it's cheaper, never really straining my mana

YamishiTheWickedOne on Mono-Black Vampire lifelink

4 days ago

Your mana curve is really, REALLY steep for Modern, which is a fast format where you generally see maybe one 5 mana card at most in decks that aren't Tron. If you want to play lifelink vampires I suggest you try Black/White due to new Ixilan stuff as well as Sorin, but going multicolor can get expensive as you NEED fetch/shock lands to have any level of consistency. A good thing about vampires is they have a really broad range of creatures ranging from 1-4 mana so you can establish a very nice tempo, and black has access to some of the best removal in modern right now in the form of Fatal Push (like I said 85% of the format is cards that are 3 or less mana). You could also try Black/Red if you like the synergy that Stromkirk Captain has with both Gifted Aetherborn and Vampire Nighthawk. First strike is incredibly powerful, particularly when combined with deathtouch. Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is expensive in terms of mana but his effects are so powerful it's insane. You don't really have anywhere near enough 1-drops to abuse Westvale Abbey, and even then I feel Demon of Death's Gate is stronger in weenie vamps, but even then he's a sideboard card. Another tip based on experience.... Feast of Blood is the worst vampire support card in magic for so many reasons. Sorcery speed removal is bad to begin with, and needing 2 creatures to survive long enough to use it... I can't justify using this card.

I feel like you're obviously a beginer, aand fine tuning your mana curve will come with experience. I wish you luck.

YamishiTheWickedOne on Mad Vampires

5 days ago

The thing about Modern is unless you're playing a monocolored deck you can't really get away with using all basic lands and expect good results. If you have anything resembling a budget, the place I recommend starting is finding the cheapest fetch lands in your colors, possibly trading up, and getting ahold of a set of the fast lands and shock lands. In plain terms you'd at least want 4 each of Bloodstained Mire, Blackcleave Cliffs and Blood Crypt. In interest of working on a budget I'll mention Dragonskull Summit isn't the best dual land but it did just get reprinted. Yes... Modern unfortunately has a pretty steep buy-in, mostly in lands, but once you have them they'll be used in many, many future projects.

Now... Where to start with your card choices? I understand and can very much see this is a work in progress, so I'll just be honest with you and say most of these are just... kinda bad, no offense.

Okay, I'll list off some better choices with synergy: you have Falkenrath Gorger. That's a step in the right direction. Next up I'd take a look at the following cards: Stromkirk Condemned, Stromkirk Captain. These two plus Gorger lets your guys get huge fast and makes them significantly harder to kill in combat, especially since off of Gorger you can flash in Captain as you're attacking so your Gorger and Condemned are suddenly a pair of 4 power first strike fatties on turn 3. The next two are Bloodghast and Asylum Visitor. Both are good discard options with or without Gorger and Visitor is 3 power for 2 CMC, and also a pseudo Dark Confidant if you play her correctly. Almost literally everything this deck could want in a 2 drop. The next two are beaters that function as discard outlets to keep the flow of your deck running steady: Heir of Falkenrath and Smuggler's Copter. Yes, a vehicle. I recommend Heir to anyone who can't afford Liliana of the Veil. It's a cheaper and much more aggressive way to discard, besides being a 2 mana version of Delver of Secrets for vamps.

Those enchantments are terrible. Call the Bloodline is my pick for the worst vampire support card in existence that's not Feast of Blood (that card is all kinds of terrible). For your noncreatures, it's your call in regard to draw spells but I'd only keep Faithless Looting at most. For removal, you want mostly generic stuff. Try and trade for a set of Fatal Push, Lightning Bolt and Terminate, then mix/match them as your meta dictates. Kolaghan's Command if you can get one might be useful as a one-of. It's not a great card but for flavor/support you can play around with Urge to Feed as well.

After all is said and done, with any space you have left, you can try to squeeze in as many Vampire Nocturnus, Gatekeeper of Malakir, Gifted Aetherborn, Vampire Nighthawk, or Olivia, Mobilized for War as you want. I like the idea of a one-of Captivating Vampire if most of your guys are small. You could main or even side Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet and Olivia Voldaren, both of which are strong enough to side or sometimes main in non-vampire meta decks. Kalastria Highborn or Viscera Seer can be okay insurance cards if you're fearing a boardwipe.

I think the most important thing I'll tell you here is that too many discard outlets is bad. Don't fret too much about madness or not, you have gorger, and if you can save up for bloodghast/visitor you should be fine. You don't wanna be casting your killspells at sorcery speed too often. This is why if you can only take one Bolt is better than Fiery Temper.

Deathbend on inundate&pillage (deck rape)

6 days ago

Vampire Nighthawk over gifted aetherborn

QKey on Emissary of Salt

1 week ago

Yeah 37 lands + Ramunap Excavator was to greedy. I had to add a Land back (Dust Bowl) and added Life from the Loam, for more stability. I am not going to add cyclelands or Intuition any time soon, since that would be a super slow engine and this deck does not need that. Intuition could be interesting since, i am running 2 lands, that can combo with Leovold and i am running enough LD on Lands. On the other Hand, this would be slow as well.

Treachery left the Deck, for Sword of Feast and Famine. I think, since you can separate casting and equip over two turns, this will help the deck, to be more manaefficient. Also it protects Leovold and allows me to stay at home and block without losses against most decks. Spellskite came back to the party for similar reasons.

Since Zurgo is on a decline, i decided to cut Collective Brutality (A card, that never made me happy), Simic Charm (Was more of a filler, then in the deck for a specific reason) and Vampire Nighthawk. Compared to the rest of the deck, i could not justify running a creature that had such an low impact on the board.

Final addition is Thragtusk. I wanted another lifegain in the deck and since Treachery was cut, i could convince my self, that a 5-drop should be ok for the deck. Also i saw this video on youtube and it reminded me of the power of this card.

@kev41

Hypnotic Specter could be very interesting. But i think, he might be to slow and only good vs other controldecks. Wydwen looks to slow to me, i would rather play Notion Thief.

Allepoca on Death and blaxes

1 week ago

Nice deck maybe you can try and run some number of Victim of Night in your deck as added removal? Also you could try to throw in some recurring one drops if you wanted to make the deck a little more agressive such as Bloodsoaked Champion or Dread Wanderer. Also you may want to try Bone Picker as another set of Vampire Nighthawk which can come down earlier on occasion. Anyway nice deck keep up the good work.

Happymaster19 on True Blood [Modern R/B Vampires]

1 week ago

Makes sense. I think a Blood Moon variant could be a good choice right now. (Eldrazi) Tron, Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle, and Celestial Colonnade are major players right now and Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin could quickly join them.

Maybe a fair but not totally all in curve of lifelinkers (Gifted Aetherborn, Vampire Nighthawk, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, some removal, discard, Moon?

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