Vampire Nighthawk

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander 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

Budgetish on Mono Black Obliterator

17 hours ago

I think you should get rid of the Arena due to your mostly low cost creatures. 1 Swamp due to the the low mana curve for the deck. The 2 Vampire Nighthawks (due to Gifted Aetherborn and your ability to outpace almost any flyer aggro deck) can go. Death's Shadow is very unlikely to proc well, so it wouldn't hurt throwing some Diregraf Ghouls (maybe 2) and Gravecrawlers (maybe 3) for intense early game pressure. I would also get rid of both Phyrexian Arenas, adding 1 more Sign in Blood in it's place as it seems to be enough draw for many decks of similar archetypes. This would be at 59, and I would drop 1 Gatekeeper of Malakirs (due to Fatal Push and the chance opponent may not be creature heavy), as well as Liliana, the Last Hope (due to lack of consistency being a 1 of win con). In their place, 3 Geralf's Messengers are a great 3 mana value card for black, adding 3 devotion for Gray Merchant of Asphodel. I really like the deck (having a mono black aggro myself) and hope to hear your opinion on my suggestions!

ArchonBlue on Liliana's Reaver

5 days ago

Alright, so I am giving you feedback based on the cards I know you have in paper, your budget, and your expressed desire to move away from aggro and into a more spell-based deck. The best version of your build right now is B/G Midrange, but since you don't have $1500 we'll have to make some adjustments.

Midrange runs more lands and less creatures than you have. 2 Hissing Quagmire is good, I know you have those so you can slot those right away. You won't be able to afford Verdant Catacombs so you could run Evolving Wilds instead like you are but I'd stick with two, you don't want too many lands that come in tapped. Look into running 4x Blooming Marsh and 2x Overgrown Tomb along with 4x Field of Ruin. Everything else can be a basic land, you'll want to run 2 or 3 more Swamps than Forests though and want 22-23 lands. Also, for budget 4x Llanowar Wastes and 2x Temple of Malady are ok, much better than running a bunch of basics. Most competitive decks run somewhere between 6-8 basics. My advice though is you don't want more than 4 lands in your deck coming in tapped, and 2 of those slots are already taken by Hissing Quagmire.

I know you have a lot of Doomblade, that's fine but I wouldn't run more than two and you should look into maxing out your playset of Fatal Push along with 2-3 Abrupt Decay and 2-3 Dismember. You can run 4x Rancor in Aggro but in midrange you only want 2x max. 3x Vampire Nighthawk is fine, other than that look into Tireless Tracker, Scavenging Ooze, Eternal Witness, and Mindslicer. Deadly Recluse is ok, the rest of your creatures don't really fit in midrange but if you want to go for a more aggro build with more Rancor and more creatures Swordwise Centaur and Kalonian Tusker are pretty good. You gotta decide if you want midrange or aggro though and stick with it. I will say that building aggro on a budget is easier. If you do decide to go the aggro route, you're running a lot of subpar enchantments and bulk ups. Look into Vines of Vastwood, its super cheap and amazing in any Green aggro build.

Also, 4x Duress is good but look into Inquisition of Kozilek as well. You could even run a combo of the two, like 2x Duress and 4x Inquisition of Kozilek or something. For now put in your full playset of Duress.

Lumek on Monoblack devotion

5 days ago

Did some changes to deck:
Vampire Nighthawk is cut from 3 to 1, for three mana i want more. Often it is not enough. Added two Ruthless Rippers to lower the curve. Deathtouch for one mana is really good, opponent loose a creature or removal to deal with it. Fits my gameplan. Also can do some damage and surprise opponent thanks to morph.
Profane Command swapped to main instead of Drown in Sorrow. It is usually 2 for 1 and often i found myself in lategame with lot of mana and waiting for good topdeck. Can win the game if resolved in lategame.
Murderous Cut reduced from two to one. Thanks to Profane Command i still have two cards, that synergize with my graveyard and i feel it is optimal. I don't fill my grave fast enough to support 3 or more graveyard-matters cards.
Disfigure added to main. Fatal Push will be much better, but it is also expensive. This is cheap removal in both terms of mana and money. Still it has a lot of targets and helps me to deal with early aggression
Sideboard is slightly better now. 3 combobreakers, 3 graveyard hate (and 2 Bojuka Bogs in main) serves well. Sweepers comes really handy too...

TheMadRocketeer on That's a Nice Hand ... Shame if You Lost It

1 week ago

Always glad to contribute.

It's a shame this deck doesn't run a bit of blue. That would be a major change, but think of what it could buy you. There are some really good mill cards in blue, and you could run Phenax, God of Deception. That and a few cheap, tough defenders could give you blockers to buy you time and serve as mill engines later. Phenax also combos beautifully with Eater of the Dead. And with the spot of blue, you could also cast Consuming Aberration. Finally, blue would give you access to counterspells to protect your must-have cards, like Waste Not.

There are some walls that could defend you and play well with Phenax. Still might serve in a lesser capacity without him. Cinder Wall, Wall of Corpses, Wall of Diffusion, Wall of Earth, Wall of Souls.
Vampire Nighthawk is just such value, though. It costs just 1 more than most of the walls just listed, can attack if needed, flies and has deathtouch (which is great blocking), and has lifelink to recharge you.

I've got a discard deck that uses some of these elements, but I lack the cards for some as well, including Phenax. This is inspiring me to maybe revisit my deck and incorporate some of the things from this conversation.

Bueller on That's a Nice Hand ... Shame if You Lost It

1 week ago

@themadrocketeer

I don't think anyone has written me such a long comment on a deck of mine, so let me start off by saying thank you!

I'm absolutely unphased by the RR casting costs of Collective Defiance and Reforge the Soul. If my draw engine is working at all (via Mythos/Howling Mine/Waste Not etc), it should be pretty easy to find two red mana sources.

I AM phased by dying before I can get my deck going. If I don't get Waste Not, I'm dead in the water. It is the industrial-grade gorilla glue holding this deck together. I thought about playing around with other ways to generate black mana (Cabal Coffers for example), and additional ways to not die early game (Lethal Vapors for example), but am unsure of how to fix that. I might just go with it and make this a YOLO deck that I play for fun. Vampire Nighthawk is a good idea for surviving the early game, and I might fiddle around with things to include it. The sub gimmick I had with this deck was running as little creature cards as possible, but I might be willing to break that for Nighthawk.

Culling the Weak is something I was thinking of too, so I could actually use the cards I draw and the zombies I create, but it's unreliable if I'm running against a deck that doesn't run many creatures.

MrGangle on Mardu Vampire Nocturnus

1 week ago

I like Gifted Aetherborn and Vampire Nighthawk was my favorite card when it was in standard but I think it came down to the choice between them and Bloodghast. Which the recursion is just killer. Maybe will put gifted in my SB.

Hunson_Abadeer on Mardu Vampire Nocturnus

1 week ago

Seems like a neat list, I would suggest Gifted Aetherborn and maybe even Vampire Nighthawk.

Either of them with a stromkirk captain is amazing

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