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.)

Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts Price Cardhoarder (MTGO) Price
Low Avg High Foil Normal Foil
$0.59 $1.24 $1.74 $2.64 0.04 TIX 0.08 TIX

Vampire Nighthawk Discussion

anooshapalooza on I'm Here to Kill those Damn "Rhinos"...

19 hours ago

Dark Confidant is a great card. In this build, I just could not find the space for him. I was considering 2 (in place of Courser) because 4 would be too much damage in concert with: 4x Phyrexian Obliterator, Tasigur, the Golden Fang, 3x Thoughtseize, Spellskite's activated ability, etc.

Scooze is too slow to get any real life back and is just killed immediately in the meta where I play. Vampire Nighthawk is great but a singleton is difficult for me to depend on when I rarely see it once sided in for G2-3.

The reason for -2 Dark Confidant and +2 Courser of Kruphix is that courser is simply bigger and needs at least 2 Lightning Bolts invested to remove. The incidental card advantage will never be as great as DC, but she will have to do.

imaginepageant on Grixis Soulflayer

19 hours ago

I'd throw some Vampire Nighthawks in for Soulflayer.

FrenchFryNinja on Black Devotion Ramp

1 day ago

Don't replace Vampire Nighthawk, the guy is a stud.

But if you really want to, the turn 1 Hypnotic Specter when you draw Dark Ritual is a game winner. There's a reason the sister has been in print for like 20 years and is legal in all formats. He's a well designed card. I run nighthawk in mine, though.

If you want to check my modern competitive version of this kind of build, you can look here: Phyrexian Face-Desecration. It's still a work in progress, and I could use any advice you got.

Figag on The speed of Modern

1 day ago

I am new to magic and I am trying to optimize my deck so I can answer my opponent as quickly as they play. I currently run a UB theft midrange deck that usually becomes stable after turn 6-8.

I want to optimize my spells to maximize their effectiveness but balance them with speed. At the moment my deck feels too slow, but I am too new to know for sure. At the moment, it's first big play is usually on turn 3 or 4, and by big play I mean Drown in Sorrow or Vampire Nighthawk.

At best I play a Duress turn 1, and at worst my first 2 lands enter tapped and I have no cmc=1 or 2 cards in hand.

So here's my question: When do the fastest decks win (on average, not a 1 in a million hand / coin flip) and by what turn do the majority of decks get out of hand? Basically, how fast is modern? Do I need a turn 1 play every game, or is a land then pass just fine? What about turn 2? I usually transmute on turn 3 for a turn 4 play, but that feels way too slow to be competitive. If I play a removal or counter on turn 2 then a wipe on turn 4, is that fast enough?

Thanks for any help, it's all appreciated. I know this should probably be on deck help, but I'm not really asking about my deck in particular. I only included a few of my cards to give an idea of how fast I currently play and how that compares to the meta. Thanks again!

HeroesBane on Black Devotion Ramp

1 day ago

FrenchFryNinja thanks for the recommendations, Lake of the Dead is in.shadow63 I will put in Desecration Demon because I reckon it might be better. Any suggestions to replace Vampire Nighthawk then?

FAMOUSWATERMELON on 2015-03-30 update of Debauchery and ...

1 day ago

You know, I actually really like this. I would take out the Spire Tracers for more Bitterblossom or maybe some life gaining (not entirely sure what to put in for that kind of effect, maybe Vampire Nighthawk??) but it just has this ding effect that I love.

Zacoly on I sparkle in the sun...

2 days ago

You need to cut some cards.

IMO these are some of the weaker ones, or ones that don't support the theme:

Lightning Storm - WTF? This is a weird card

Chancellor of the Dross - Too expensive to not be a win-con

Markov Blademaster - Awesome in standard, too small in EDH

Vampire Nighthawk - BROKEN in standard, too small in EDH

Burning Earth - You traded that card to me, besides, you have 2 showing in this EDH deck!

Crypt Ghast - GREAT card, better in monoblack, not even close to a vampire

Curse of Stalked Prey - Fun card, on theme, great in standard, Bad in EDH...

Helm of Possession - Not really on theme, you have no crappy tokens to feed it, so not being used to it's potential... I'd leave this one alone for now. I'd trade it for Glaring Spotlight so Olivia and friends can get at ANY creature they want, anytime.

gurthang034 on ducttapedeckbox

2 days ago

unfortunatley i gave some of the lands to my brother, i have 1 Urza's Tower from cronicles I think (white bordered)
I would be interested in your Inkmoth Nexus and 3 of Vampire Nighthawk
let me know what else you might be interestd in.

Power / Toughness 2/3
Color(s) Black
Cost 1BB
Converted cost 3
Avg. draft pick 1.84
Avg. cube pick 5.63


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

Printings View all

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


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