Vampire Nocturnus


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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

Mattman384 on Jund Vampires

1 day ago

With Jund Vampires, if using Vampire Nocturnus I would limiting how many non-black you use, so for me I wouldn't use Sylvan Scrying . I feel there are better ways to get land and change the top card of the deck without it. I would definitely consider using Dusk Legion Zealot with Courser of Kruphix and\or Vampire Nocturnus . Viscera Seer or Asylum Visitor might be better depending on your needs.

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.

smurfs1234 on New Player: Mono-Black Vampire Help

1 week ago

@Spiderhead Don't really have a reason, just have all mono black vampires :/

@jconeil1988 I initially started with an aggro similar to the one you have on your profile, but I found that after a few turns I would have an empty hand. I decided to try to shift to midrange by adding some more control and draw cards ( Go for the Throat / Victim of Night / Sign in Blood ), and higher mana cost creatures ( Bloodline Keeper  Flip / Vampire Nocturnus / Twilight Prophet and maybe the ones in the sideboard). Is it still too much of an aggro?

multimedia on Vaaaaamps

1 week ago

Hey, nice deck, tons of great cards here :)

There's a lot of one drops here which is good, but it's deceiving because there's only five one drop Vamps. Two drops are the same, there's only six two drop Vamps. A total of 11 one and two drop Vamps is not enough for aggro. Consider more early game Vamps?

In multiplayer Commander aggro is difficult to play because you don't have to just kill one opponent you have to kill three with 40 life each. Because of this playing more cards that can damage all opponents at once gives you more reach. Cards like Impact Tremors , Throne of the God-Pharaoh , Zulaport Cutthroat and Price of Progress are low CMC cards that can add a lot of reach. Cutthroat is not a Vamp, but he punishes each opponent when a board wipe or removal happens. Mass Hysteria with haste and Blind Obedience making opponents creatures ETB tapped are low CMC cards that can increase your aggression. Obedience's extort is also reach.

For the manabase Pain lands and Rainbow lands are better than Filter lands and Scry lands because of one drops. Command Tower , Mana Confluence , Caves of Koilos , Battlefield Forge , Sulfurous Springs are helpful with one drops. The Scry lands ETB tapped which is not what you want with aggro. There's not enough basic lands to support Smoldering Marsh; it's consistently going to ETB tapped. It looks like you can afford just about any land so no reason to play any lands that ETB tapped.

There's only 34 black cards here compared to 65 nonblack cards this makes Vampire Nocturnus unreliable and your four drop needs to do a lot and be reliable. Top and Rack do help with Nocturnus, but this is too slow especially when you already have Bloodline Keeper who you don't have to jump through hoops to use. Exquisite Blood , Merciless Eviction and Kindred Dominance are good cards, but not with aggro. Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle , Heirloom Blade and Mortify are also good cards, but lackluster here compared to the all the other cards.

I have more advice, but I'll stop now. Good luck with your deck.

ChrisNicolella on Markov Aggro

2 weeks ago

When you play this deck do you find that Vampire Nocturnus is active frequently? I can't decide whether to include this card in my deck or not

Squirrelbacon on Dracu-Leeeee, Dracu-Laaaaa!

3 weeks ago

If humans is big in your meta game, Stromkirk Noble is your best friend!! I once won a game of vintage cube because of that guy! Realistically though, I do have a few ideas...

Path to Exile is great, but feels a little clunky in a deck. Splashing for the sideboard is reasonable, but I feel like if that's your only maindeck you may just be better off with Fatal Push in the main. Removing from the main also allows you to put back in 1 or 2 Vampire Nocturnus , but it is not needed.

I agree with adding in another Stromkirk Captain . Anthem effects are important for tribal synergies and Stromkirk Captain is relatively efficient.

Also agree with above that adding Inquisition of Kozilek . A 3/2 split with Thoughtseize (either way works) I think would be great. Inquisition hits like 90% of the format anyway... works most of the time.

SP3CTR3_chelts on Advice Needed on Performance Tuning ...

3 weeks ago

Vampire Nocturnus is nice but i would not play it in a deck were it is only active less than half the time. I also agree with redbird with the other drops.

Asylum Visitor is a great source of card advantage wilst being a low cost threat. i would run them instead of Vanquisher's Banner which whilst nice is too slow.

an added bonus about dropping Vampire Nocturnus , Vanquisher's Banner and Mastermind's Acquisition it significantly drops your curve making your only 4 drop sorin and no 5 drops allowing you to reduce your land count by 2 or 3.

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