Vampire Nighthawk

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

filoito on Vampire Aggro

9 hours ago

I'd rather use Vampire Nighthawk than Kalastria Highborn. I've been playing with a Vampire deck for years and he always proves to be more effective than her.

Other idea is to splash red to include Stromkirk Captain, damage and better removal cards, such as Dreadbore and Terminate.

If you'd like some ideas check my vampire deck: Vampires' Power of Destruction

Hoschie on "I am become Death..."

15 hours ago

may be to slow for you but what abou Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet.

Has some synergies here with: Wrath of God Bloodghast Vampire Nighthawk

lomby on Genki-Dama (Mi mazo de Exaltados)

1 day ago

Well thank you!

I like my deck too. Its not in fact a "proper" Infect deck. it only have 1 Infect card (4 copys), and no way to tutor for it.

But I have won thanks to that card most times that it would seem logical.Meanwhile lifegain from Vampire Nighthawk together with protection from Silent Arbiter helps me gaining more life than I lose, to be able to wait for a Tainted Strike or another WinCon

Arich121 on U/B confrol for first FNM feedback

2 days ago

Stormtide Leviathan seems like a fun way to win for sure, but I feel you may be better off with a threat that you can get out sooner. Maybe try adding some Creeping Tar Pit's as a decent win con. Even Vampire Nighthawk or Delver of Secrets  Flip can help put some early pressure on. If you are going to play control one of the most important things you can do is play a land almost every turn (not in all cases, but most) Increasing your land count to about 26 seems like a good idea to me. Blighted Fen may not be counterable, but you may be better off with things like Fleshbag Marauder same effect for less mana and you do not lose a land. Think Twice or Serum Visions may be good alternatives to Blighted Cataract. You do have plenty of counter spells, but some matches you will have people casting more than one relevant spell per turn. Possibly thin the counter magic number down for some spot removal/board wipes such as Doom Blade Go for the Throat/Flaying Tendrils. Languish seems fine until you can get some Damnation. Sidisi's Faithful is alright, but it is sorcery speed. Unsummon can have t he same effect at instant speed, but Echoing Truth can hit more than just creatures and multiple targets. I have to go now but I may have more suggestions tomorrow. I have been playing f or a long time, and my best advice to anyone is to play the cards you like. Enjoy more than just winning.

ChiefBell on Soo... How are you supposed ...

4 days ago

I've had a lot of success with my current brew beating the eldrazi decks. Thankfully everyone is playing them on untap and cockatrice so it's been easy to play about 5 matches today. Around 8 games in total. I haven't been recording exact statistics but my overall feeling is "this is pretty fine", something like 50-50 pre-board and 65-35 post board. Here are some thoughts from a janky player:

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim has worked really well for me. She has 3 toughness and deathtouch meaning that she completely halts unpumped Eldrazi Mimic and can deal with larger creatures in times of dire need. She's one of those rare cards that you love early game and is still a fair 1-for-1 late game.

Phyrexian Obliterator can grind the game to a halt. If you pass the early game and reach late stages they tend to have 3-4 land and just 1 or 2 threats. They can't swing into you safely. This is especially true the larger threat they have. If you still have a few puny creatures enjoy the free 5 damage a turn and just keep up some chump blockers. Bonus points if the chump blocker has deathtouch.

Vampire Nighthawk comes in from my sideboard. Same as Ayli. Comfortable blocking 2/2s, can threaten 20/20s. Fine in the mid game. Fine in the late game. And evasive.

Gatekeeper of Malakir is fine but not the best. I mean you get a chump blocker that also kills a mimic at worst. Bonus points though if you topdeck one and they only have a Reality Smasher on the board. He's at worst average, and at best super, super value. Also he's stupid against Grixis midrange decks that only play Gurmag Angler and Tasigur, the Golden Fang.

Wasteland Strangler is not as good as Gatekeeper of Malakir because what it can kill becomes more limited as the game goes on, but curving a Tidehollow Sculler that's exiling some huge threat into a Wasteland Strangler and killing a mimic or Matter Reshaper is great. You can then use the Tidehollow Sculler as a chump blocker because it's no longer exiling a card and you have another chump/mediocre blocker with 3 power that has already accrued you value.

Skinrender turns 6/6s into 3/3s then kills them. If that occurs you traded 4 mana to kill a 6 mana threat which is a tempo win. More often though it'll turn 4/4s into 1/1s or 5/5s into 2/2s which makes them seem.... cute.


I sideboard out Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek and Path to Exile. Too many times have they just go a T1 chalice and ruined all of those cards. Note that that's like 1/6 of my deck that becomes dead draws. I can't risk it. I would LOVE to land Thoughtseize but the risk of it being autocountered out-weighs the benefits when you run deathtouchers.

I can beat a T1 Eldrazi Mimic into a T2 threat with 3 or 4 power. That works because I usually have some kind of deathtouch blocker coming up T2 or T3 that I can stabilise with. I cannot beat multiple T1 mimics. I don't know how you can possibly beat multiple T1 Eldrazi Mimic into something with 3 or 4 power on T2.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Baby Jace and The Parents (Prepping for May GP)

4 days ago

Well, eldrazies happened, so you're going to have to update your deck. Fortunately, Grixis is super well positioned if you can solve you eldrazi matchup, which will be horrendous with your current list. Eldrazi is weak to 4 maindeck Thoughtseize, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Vampire Nighthawk, and Damnation, so I'd try to get a few copies of each of those in the 75. Good luck!

On a side note, I really don't like Jace and Cryptic in the same deck. So much anti-synergy.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Anti-eldrazi Squad

5 days ago

Sounds good! I'm still messing with this deck a lot. I think I want to cut back on the cmc=1 cantrips since they just get stuck in my hand with Chalice of the Void. I did some games and chalice on 1 swings the matchup in Eldrazi's favor, but dropping the Serum Visions for 2 more Vampire Nighthawk and 2 Gurmag Angler (or something like that) can get this back in my favor. Thought Scour is a lot more important than Visions in this deck.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on [Community Discussion]: Modern Chat

5 days ago

ChiefBell play my new deck:


Anti-eldrazi Squad

Modern ToolmasterOfBrainerd

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It's grixis, and still a brew, but it beats colorless eldrazi effectively. Here is how you beat Eldrazi:

Open with a Thoughtseize and take their problem cards before they hit the field.

When they get a big boardstate, Damnation it away.

Vampire Nighthawk trades with everything in Eldrazi and can fly over their creatures.

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet literally wins the game if you can pump it once. It's a little vulnerable to Dismember before the first activation, but afterwards it's game over.

I don't mind Terminateing a Reality Smasher and discarding because I have Snapcaster Mage and Kolaghan's Command to gain back.

If they cast Thought-Knot Seer, when the ETB goes on the stack, I Terminate it in response, draw a card, then they exile a card. They come out ahead, but it's good enough.


That's where I am at in beating eldrazi. It's not an easy matchup yet, but it is definitely favored for this deck. Additionally, my deck has a great Affinity and Infect matchup, so most of the meta is favored. Grixis I think is super well positioned if Colorless Eldrazi stays relatively unchanged.

Note that this is all pre-board. I'm not even looking at post-board yet because I want a good mainboard vs Eldrazi, but siding 3 Fulminator Mage and more spot removal is a good start to beating them.

This is the solution I present to Eldrazi. LONG LIVE GRIXIS

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