Vampire Nighthawk


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

Printings View all

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

Combos Browse all

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.)

Latest as Commander

Vampire Nighthawk Discussion

Spairut on Bountiful Disease

1 week ago

Before answering your questions i forgot the Vampire Nighthawk which is much better than the Deathgaze Cockatrice . Orzhov Enforcer is better than Hand of Silumgar You should add what you feel better with but ill give some suggestions

1) I would put all 4 mana leaks , countersquall is very mana intensive and you dont have the lands to cast it often at the right moment , thought erasure is fine but i think 4 Duress is better . here replace the sidisi pets with Gifted Aetherborn , Opt is cheaper(moneywise) than Serum Visions but the second gives more card advantage , 4 would be recommended from one of those two , I think 2 Read the Bones is enough or Night's Whisper you choose which do you prefer in your playstyle.

2)The advantage is to have always something in your hand to drop(counterspells , creatures...) for 2 mana you draw 2 cards and for 3 you scry 2 to see if you want to draw those 2 cards and then draw.

3)I dont like that card because you're giving a choice , and if they choose one that you dont want at that moment that card wont be worth it , anyway with the artifacts i recommended and mostly of your deck has deathtouch you can remove the creatures from your opponents

jconeil1988 on New Player: Mono-Black Vampire Help

1 week ago

I'm more of an aggro player myself, so I don't know if I'll be much help. I do think, if you're keeping Vampire Nocturnus , you wan't something that can make sure you have black on top. Land, even though a swamp, is still considered colorless. Viscera Seer is very good at this allowing you to sacrifice a creature to scry away the land.

You'll also want some hand disruption. Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek are really good at this. Duress is an okay budget option.

Vampire Nighthawk is an amazing defensive card. Don't sleep on it, especially with your lord effects.

lagotripha on RB Vampires HELP

2 weeks ago

Your manabase looks fine.

I've played a bunch of vamp variants- the battle is that mardu vamps (which is basically all B/R vamps decks that aren't secretly just a Stromkirk Noble and burn list, because the white vamps are really, really good) has several different ways it can go.

You can build around Stromkirk Captain in a go-wide strategy in which case maindeck Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle and Legion Lieutenant , or around Blood Artist , Cartel Aristocrat and Falkenrath Aristocrat in a sacrifice strategy, or around discard outlets with Stromkirk Condemned , Falkenrath Gorger , Olivia, Mobilized for War , or around trading efficiently with Gifted Aetherborn , Stromkirk Captain and Vampire Nighthawk , or dip more heavily into spells, or lifelinker spam to land Blood Baron of Vizkopa . You can also split the difference between any of these plans, because there are cards to bridge basically any strategies.

Vamps is incredibly versatile, with a big pool of synergies to draw from. You can stretch from lurn-like aggro all the way to blood-baron control. So play with the tools, target a section of the game you want to win in and build to that. And don't be scared to switch it up.

The reason to go to mardu is the options it gives you (and bloodghast triggers)- not just in the sideboard, but throughout the deckbuilding process. You can absolutely bring a different vamps deck each friday, and your opponents will misplay because they were expecting what you've done before. That is incredibly strong.

Boroswins on Uncle Karl hates kids on his lawn

2 weeks ago

I love this deck. Consider Memorial to Folly as a late game way to get someone back in action. Kaya's Wrath if you need a sweeper for the crazy aggressive decks. No Vampire Nighthawk ? I found that it deters people from attacking me at all when they can pick a target with no death touch. On that note, you get the same effect from Basilisk Collar which is transferable to any weenie you have. Gifted Aetherborn gets you there too. Vault of the Archangel when you are just done with people attacking you.

Beacon of Immortality if being decked is ever a thing for you, and to watch your opponent's faces.

Overall I love this deck and it is definitely giving me tweeks for my own Karl deck. Thank you. I'll keep watching.

Last_Laugh on Wonkiest Standard Wins? - Any ...

3 weeks ago

Looking for the wonkiest and weirdest ways you've won a game of standard.

My own story was during Return to Ravnica standard and I ran a Mardu creature-based midrange homebrew I'd put together that utilized creatures like High Priest of Penance , Boros Reckoner , and Vampire Nighthawk to stall the early game and to get in chip damage. Undying Evil and Boros Charm were my only non-creature spells.

My opponent was at 10 life and I was facing down 3x 8/8 vigilance tokens from Grove of the Guardian (and populate) and 2x 2/2 vigilance tokens that were all getting +3+3 from Collective Blessing . This was the first turn my opponent could go wide enough to ignore my only creature. All I have on my end is an untapped Boros Reckoner and I'm at 12 life.

I'd actually been waiting for this moment, I cast Boros Charm targetting one of my opponents 11/11 tokens... to give it doublestrike, block it, and redirect the first strike portion of the damage to his face before normal combat damage ever happened.

My opponent was butthurt to say the least, but the initial 'wtf just happened' look was priceless.

phDaemon on Castlevania - Symphony Of The Night

3 weeks ago


Thanks for the suggestions!

The point of Vampire Nighthawk is that he is highly functional and not just a body. With death touch he doubles as removal, with flying he can beat down hard, and with lifelink he's relevant against burn type decks. The curve is already very low, and this is not meant to be a 1v1 version of Edgar.

Cruel Celebrant (The new vamp you're talking about) might actually end up replacing Blood Artist in this deck since this deck does not contain the loop that makes blood artist go infinite.

Vlasiax on Castlevania - Symphony Of The Night

3 weeks ago

How about changing higher cost Vampires like Vampire Nighthawk to lower cost like Pulse Tracker or Vicious Conquistador ?

Also since you have Blood Artist and new vampire with similar effect getting printed in War of the Spark I'd suggest running Goblin Bombardment since in case of a boardwipe you can take down someone with a little more damage and these triggers

Load more

Vampire Nighthawk occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.09%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.16%

RBW (Mardu): 0.69%