Vampire Nocturnus

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Magic 2013 (M13) Mythic Rare
2010 Core Set (M10) Mythic Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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Vampire Nocturnus

Creature — Vampire

Play with the top card of your library revealed.

As long as the top card of your library is black, Vampire Nocturnus and other Vampire creatures you control get +2/+1 and have flying.

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Vampire Nocturnus Discussion

Funkydiscogod on how to deal with people ...

2 weeks ago

Also, if you want to annoy your opponent:

Sandwurm Convergence has the amusing side-effect of shutting down Vampire Nocturnus .

Elegant Edgecrafters has the amusing effect that it can't be blocked by common deathtouching vampires.

Giant Adephage can also trample over deathtouching blockers, and creates a copy of itself, effectively surviving.

Precursor Golem is unusually punishing to non-targeted removal: a Murder will kill all of them, but a Cruel Edict only kills one. They also get really fun with the Prey Upon or Giant Growth you have in your deck.

I would also say you should replace Plummet with Stinging Shot , since it hates Vampire Nighthawk and can be cycled away if it's not needed.

Daveslab2022 on

1 month ago

lagotripha did you even look at the deck before you commented? Lol

He plays 3/5 cards you mentioned. And the 2 he doesn’t are definitely not worth running, imo. We’ve got a 1 drop, which is also a mana sink. We’ve got plenty of 2 drops as well. Blade of the blood chief is a fine card.... for limited. Cards that just pump your creatures will often leaving you feeling bad when you can’t re-equip at instant speed and will feel badly for wasting your mana when they cast a removal spell.

I do however agree with Vampire Nocturnus that card is a house. Just remember swamps aren’t black. Lands are always colorless. And duress is a great sideboard option, but we don’t want to dilute the maindeck too much.

lagotripha on

1 month ago

Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox is my big list of brew cards for mono black in modern.

For lifelink vamps, Indulgent Aristocrat , Gifted Aetherborn , Vampire Nighthawk , Call the Bloodline and Vampire Cutthroat should make up the backbone of your deck.

Powerful enablers for them are cards like Blade of the Bloodchief Lashwrithe or Vampire Nocturnus / Drana, Liberator of Malakir which let you 'outsize' the majority of modern midrange. Yes, mono black can reliably eat goyfs.

Finally, you want disruption. Jam a ton of Duress variants, its what mono black does best, and stripping their removal options and card draw makes that 10/10 lifelink token you made by discarding a land and equipping lashwrithe very effective. Past that, plan your sideboard- ratchet bomb is basically mandatory as your only enchantment removal, but the rest is more standard modern fare.

VampiricJace on Vampirism Isn't About Petty +1/+1 Counters

1 month ago

Thanks much for the suggestions, YamishiTheWickedOne, Wolfpig, and PhoenixNest! Yeah, it's not the most powerful Modern deck, in the like … 3 times I've used this at a Modern event … but it definitely gets better and better whenever I cycle my baby. It's out of the meta (I think?) and people haven't expected it, and lost quite quickly. Particularly against Death's Shadow opponents.

Really like that Spark Harvest idea, and immediately booting Hero's Downfall for it. Let the playtesting commence. I was already planning on the The Elderspell SB, which has almost retroactively been added to my SB for every deck running black haha.

I'll give Bolas's Citadel and Vampire Nocturnus some more thought, too.

Wolfpig on Vampirism Isn't About Petty +1/+1 Counters

1 month ago

Not bad, I have played competitive with vamps for some time. I would also suggest chucking those Hero's Downfall for Spark Harvest , or even pony up for some Dismember or The Elderspell if you could get 2 more Sorin on SB. Another issue is low tough wipes, life correction, and every tempo control deck could just crush this out into some nasty by mid-game. Its fast, and fun to play for sure, but maybe SB a playset of Vampire Nocturnus for some added ump and evasion for your wee bros, a lot of defang decks would otherwise make them useless aside from activated abilities. Thoughtseize might save you from this.....occasionally. Maybe sideboard some more hand control for early control, or SB Bolas's Citadel which allows land top deck prevention and 1/2 drop flow for mid-range ramp. You could pay 6 life and play 3-4 cards per turn if your correcting with Lifegain otherwise. Solid tempo aggro deck my man, good flow.

Mattman384 on What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse

1 month ago

If you decide to go Marbu with Vampire Nocturnus I would recommend using a few Forerunner of the Legion to help keep black on top of your deck and get the vampires you need. And if you use them, you don't need as many of any given vampire in your deck.

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