Vampire Nighthawk


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) 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


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

hippobob on The Void of Mass Confusion and to Many Words

6 hours ago

The Void of Mass Confusion and Too* Many (Key?)Words ;)

Sweet deck, young planeswalker; it seems most formidable. I have a couple thoughts about ways you can totally max out the value in every card in the deck!

Basically, I think you want to maximize the chances that all the creatures you have on the field are working together.

Swap Out These 14 Cards -3x Vampire Nighthawk -2x Serra Angel -3x Dub -1x Primevals' Glorious Rebirth -2x On Serra's Wings -1x Zetalpa, Primal Dawn -2x Llanowar Elves

For these badboys: +1x Healer's Hawk +2x Lone Rider  Flip +1x Fauna Shaman +2x Thalia's Lancers +1x Isareth the Awakener +2x Sylvan Caryatid +1x Birds of Paradise +2x Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim +1x Vona, Butcher of Magan +1x Aryel, Knight of Windgrace

In general, you want to maximize your chances of game-winning synergy. I think these changes will help smooth out the mana curve, provide reliability to the central combos of the deck, and will add versatility to the things your deck can do in 'edge' cases.

Obviously these are just suggestions to help get your brain buzzin'. Here are some other zesty critters with keyword abilities: Pestilent Spirit Would work well with a more control-y and less aggro-y creature build Ochran Assassin (with a critical mass of creatures already on the battlefield, this could win lots of games) Elenda, the Dusk Rose Gifted Aetherborn

Another cool family of cards to consider is equipment. Odiric and knight exemplar could combo really well with Danitha Capashen, Paragon , Puresteel Paladin , Basilisk Collar , Loxodon Warhammer , and other powerful equipment.

Have fun sorcering! Your Bro

MrBiggieD on Mono-Black Devotion

3 days ago

I'd run Gatekeeper of Malakir over Doom Blade to get some extra devotion for gray merchant.

I'd also consider either Dread Shade or Nightveil Specter over Vampire Nighthawk .

Darkshadow327 on Recurring Nightmare

1 week ago

Teysa Karlov is really a build around card; unfortunately, I just don't see enough death triggers here to make her work.

There are some cards from RNA that I really love though.

Other noteworthy cards are Martyr's Bond , Oversold Cemetery and Ashes of the Abhorrent .

For cuts I'd say remove what isn't really working. Vampire Nighthawk and Gifted Aetherborn do seem like the most lackluster cards in here though.

DarkStarStorm on Deathtouch Abuse

3 weeks ago

Lure is honestly a really terrible card. If they remove your creature, it's a 2v1 in their favor. I would replace both Tragic Slip and Lure with Nature's Way . You're also not running the best deathtouch creatures. Vampire Nighthawk , Gifted Aetherborn , and Rhonas the Indomitable are all better options over Deadly Recluse and Dire Fleet Poisoner. Rancor would also be a fantastic option of adding the more-powerful-than-first strike-and-deathtouch combo, trample + deathtouch. You can assign one damage to their blockers, since that counts as lethal, and then the rest can go at their face. Are they blocking with a 5/6? Too bad, they take 4 trample damage from your Vengeful Pharaoh.

Memphismaymagic5 on Deathtouch Abuse

3 weeks ago

Vampire Nighthawk en Gifted Aetherborn are strong deathtouch cards.

Loner929 on Painful Quandry

3 weeks ago

Good thoughts The_Fallen_Duke.

I like the faster land suggestions. The biggest reason I’m using Dimir Aqueduct is Profane Command . I’ve found the extra mana (when it finally gets there) useful when facing “Indestructable” creatures or need to remove that last point of life. The versatility of Profane Command has been really useful. Faster lands like you suggest definitely might be worth trying though.

As to Bloodline Keeper  Flip, the thought here is that the Cryptoplasm s and Phyrexian Metamorph s give you options for whichever “real” monster you get in your hand first. Get the one Grave Titan , copy that and mob. Get one of the three Vampire Nighthawk s, copy that early on, play Bloodline Keeper  Flip, copy Bloodline Keeper  Flip, and mob. Or if your opponent has particularly beefy creatures, you copy their stuff till you board-wipe, having nickeled-and-dimed their life total the whole game.

The_Fallen_Duke on Painful Quandry

3 weeks ago

It's probably the most obvious advice one could give, but in order to speed up the game I think you should reduce the number of lands entering the battlefield tapped. No need of the crazy expensive OG dual lands or fetch lands, but something like Watery Grave , Blood Crypt , Sulfur Falls would be very helpful. A useful addition could be Darkwater Catacombs instad of Dimir Aqueduct and Shadowblood Ridge is pretty cheap yet you may find it useful.

Question unrelated to the landbase: Bloodline Keeper  Flip is a great creature and a star in vampire tribal decks, but is it working at his full potential in a deck that, excluding the token it can generate, only has Vampire Nighthawk as creature which whom interacting?

TheMadRocketeer on GhastBlast

1 month ago

It's a nice concept, but IMHO you need to drop some of the nasties in favor of more early drops. You don't need so many nasties, as by the time you can cast them, you'll have had several turns to find them. This is a good article on the subject of mana curves. - - It goes beyond the usual advice to cover not just costs but when you'll actually be wanting to cast each item. Even after reducing your big mana cost cards, you'll need a lot more ramp. Avoid the trap of just stuffing in great bombs you want to put on the battlefield. In a given game, you won't see most of your deck anyway.

As to actual cards, I like Vampire Nighthawk a lot. It's like Gifted Aetherborn 's big brother. Great value.
Cards like Typhoid Rats and Pestilent Kathari can plug up the battlefield a bit while you work on getting out a finisher or two.

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Vampire Nighthawk occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Black: 0.25%

Golgari: 0.02%

Rakdos: 0.17%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.25%

RBW (Mardu): 0.66%


All decks: 0.13%

Black: 1.75%

Rakdos: 0.32%


All decks: 0.06%