Vampire Nighthawk

Vampire Nighthawk

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Creature — Vampire Shaman


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

TwoMagicDudes on Fiends of Grixis

1 day ago

I am also concerned that this might be on the slower side, assuming you want to take it to a competitive Modern event and expect to win a few rounds. A few of these cards, such as Cruel Ultimatum and Garza Zol, Plague Queen, really only work in Commander because of their mana costs. (Commander decks with Garza at the helm are freakin' sweet, by the way.)

If you're going budget Grixis, I'd say look into a creature base focused on Delver of Secrets  Flip, Guttersnipe, Vampire Nighthawk, Young Pyromancer, and Blood Artist. You are running Pyroclasm and Black Sun's Zenith, which will more often than not hurt as much as they help unless you have a Blood Artist on the board. Blood Artist is also really handy with Young Pyromancer. It basically says, "block them or not, these tokens are going to hurt you." Even after you've sideboarded in Illness in the Ranks, those tokens still give you value, even though they're dying the second they hit the battlefield, because they are triggering Blood Artist.

If it were me, I would run full playsets of each of those creatures, so I'd remove Garza, Grave Titan, Reaver, and Shimian altogether. All are great cards, but are either too high a cost or too conditional to merit a slot here.

I think that will speed up the deck considerably. Your instant and sorcery base is pretty solid, aside from Cruel Ultimatum, which is just too hard to pull off in competitive Modern.

Countersquall should probably be moved to the sideboard. The good news is, your sideboard has some pretty good stuff already, as well as some other things that should either be moved to the mainboard or just taken out altogether.

Illness in the Ranks is great sideboard tech against Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Splinter Twin, so keep it there. That one spell can just completely destroy those decks.

I would actually just replace your mainboarded Terminate with the Dreadbore in your sideboard, since they cost the same, but one does more than the other, and if you find yourself playing against a creatureless deck, all that spot removal is going to be a thorn in your side.

I would take out Oona, and replace it with 2x Duress and 2x Despise if you aren't ready to drop the dough on Inquisition of Kozilek (though Inquisition is hands-down going to be your best option).

Think Twice is really not a sideboard card. It's either mainboarded or not included at all. Remember that your sideboard is there to help you respond to your opponent's deck, not just beef up your mainboard.

You've got graveyard and artifact hate with Rakdos Charm, but I still think a Grafdigger's Cage, or at least a Tormod's Crypt could really help against Scapeshift and storm decks.

Aside from that, my only suggestion is that Crumbling Necropolis works against you a bit if you are going to use checklands like Drowned Catacomb or Dragonskull Summit. You might be better off using Evolving Wilds or Terramorphic Expanse, since they are going to get you the lands you need to have those checklands come in untapped. Shock and fetch lands are of course better, but if you're going budget, that's the smarter way to use checklands. They also have the added benefit of removing two lands from your deck rather than one, and deck-thinning is the next best thing to extra draws.

amep on Tiny Leader Atheros

1 day ago

Blade of the Bloodchief for all the death and stuffs and Vampire Nighthawk because its too goof for tiny leaders. is Skullclamp banned? you should think of running it if it isn't for card draw.

WotanubisReturned on A Bit of a Turn On

2 days ago

Vampire Nighthawk doesn't have the best devotion but it's the best vampire, hands down. Arrogant Bloodlord would also run well with Athreos, and I would even use Sorin, Solemn Visitor

black_mana on Mono-Black Control

3 days ago

Hello RemzZz, Its nice to meet you.

Ok, I like the idea of Dash Hopes, but running less lands kind of worries me, because of Small Pox and Tectonic Edge. Tell me if I'm being crazy.

I have a question for you, what do you think of Gray Merchant of Asphodel. I have come up with this configuration, and I think it looks good.

-2 Erebos, God of the Dead
-3 Vampire Nighthawk
-2 Lashwrithe
+4 Dash Hopes
+3 Gray Merchant of Asphodel

What do you think?

mr_spooner on bbc

6 days ago

Hey there, you got yourself a pretty standard budget UB control deck, that's always fun to play. There's quite a bit you can tweak to make this deck more fluid and better.

Creatures: Why split to two bombs, when you got one that's, as a whole, better? AEtherling is king as control's wincon (for casual at the very least), so you can easily do away with Prognostic Sphinx and go with either 3x-4x AEtherling. Returned Phalanx is quite random. You can either go with the more control-emphasis route with Augur of Bolas or mid-range coverage with Vampire Nighthawk.

This applies to either creatures or noncreature spells, your choice in what you want to choose, you probably want to add in more 1cmc spells, so either consider adding in Delver of Secrets  Flip, or some more removal/bounce spells. One I like a lot is Cyclonic Rift, as it acts as a one-sided pseudo-board wipe later in the game. Echoing Truth is great early on, and Into the Roil is always good for its draw ability (and drawing is ALWAYS important in a control deck, 'cause no draw/cards in hand = no control!).

Noncreature spells: Divination is a very subpar draw spell. You can easily go 3x Treasure Cruise. Also find a spot to add 4x of a 1cmc/2cmc 'cantrip'/draw spell so you can map your turns out ahead, such as Ponder, Preordain, or Think Twice for its instant ability. Halimar Depths also works well. Swap Despise for Duress. You are playing black, so as long as you have plenty of removal, Despise is not really necessary. Duress however will serve a much more useful purpose, as you can discard a lot of their spells you may not always be able to counter (as you can't really 'Doom Blade' an instant, or sorcery, or enchantment once its played, so Duress helps out in minimizing the impact).

Hope I was able to help you! You're definitely on the right track with this deck!

ThisIsTheSix on One strike, one death

1 week ago

If I understand it right you say it's better to have 3 Wurmcoil Engines and 1 Avatar of Woe? About the Executioner's Capsule I think it's useless against black decks, so maybe I should add Ring of Xathrid to my SD if i'm running against a black deck?

I have trouble with fast decks, or decks with a lot of creatures/tokens.

About my strengths: Swarmyard is a very good card, it helps me to remove strong creatures and I can regenerate is mine dies; Vampire Nighthawk together with the Thornbite Staff is also quite deadly (also the reason for Ring of Xathrid); and Glissa, the Traitor mainly for her first strike/deathtouch thing.

About my weaknesses: Sometimes it get stuck; or I have to much creatures and no mana, or to much mana and no creatures.

Maybe I've should run more artifacts, to have my Glissa work much better.

Power / Toughness 2/3
Color(s) Black
Cost 1BB
Converted cost 3
Avg. draft pick 1.83
Avg. cube pick 5.32


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt Uncommon
Magic 2013 Uncommon
MTG: Commander Uncommon
Zendikar Uncommon


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