Vampire Nocturnus

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

Pheardemons on Monoblack Vamp

2 days ago

I think you are missing some key components for vampires. I'm not sure what your budget is, so if anything is out of your range you can ignore it, or ask me for some budget replacements.

Captivating Vampire - At three mana, this one is definitely viable, especially if you can play it to be the fifth vampire. Your opponent MUST deal with a creature in response, or you can take their stuff at instant speed. Not to mention he's a lord.

Guul Draz Assassin - Albeit a little slow, great powerhouse against midrange decks. He is a constant threat that must be dealt with. The -4/-4 hits a lot more creatures in the meta that Lightning Bolt can't reach like Thought-Knot Seer, Spellskite, ect.

If you're going the mono-black route then Vampire Nocturnus should definitely be a consideration. Yes, your opponenet will get information, but that doesn't matter as much when they're on a two turn clock because you're beating them to death in the face.

If you're going mono-black, that color has some deficiencies in dealing with some things in the modern meta such as combo, enchantments, ect. Something that can help you overcome some of those deficiencies is hand disruption. In the form of Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek. I highly recommend adding a 4 to 2 ratio of these (a lot of people go 4 inquisition and 2 Thoughtseize so they don't lose a lot of life, but vice versa gives you more versatility to take out anything) so that you can take out removal before you play a big threat, or take out a combo piece to give you more time.

For removal, some things that are probably better than Terror could be Smother, Go for the Throat, Dismember, Go for the Throat, Tragic Slip, hell even Murder. The restriction of non-artifact AND non-black makes this card pretty bad in modern. It does almost nothing against Death's Shadow decks, affinity, grixis control (Tasigur, the Golden Fang and Gurmag Angler), and tron (Wurmcoil Engine). A card I actually kind of like for vampires is Feast of Blood. I understand the restriction so I probably wouldn't run a playset, but I think it is absolutely an underrated card. Two mana to destroy any creature is extremely powerful.

I understand why you want to play Blade of the Bloodchief, but equipment are usually a trap in modern. Very few decks can utilize them well, since they take quite a bit of mana to get out and equip. Not to mention they usually take multiple turns before it can truly be utilized. I'd say take this card out completely, and if you don't want to, at least sideboard it and bring it against midrange type decks.

DanyTmG on Edgar Markov Tribal [EDH Primer]

1 week ago

Yeah, Necropotence is sweet for that. I don't run Vampiric Tutor because this one of my more casual decks (i purposely don't run tutors in this deck), but that's definitely a sweet interaction for Vampire Nocturnus

SilentNSly on Edgar Markov Tribal [EDH Primer]

2 weeks ago

Vampiric Tutor can activate Vampire Nocturnus as a combat trick.

nlidmaster on Orzhov BW Vampire-Tokens

2 weeks ago

redhead4 Im a fan of your using Arguel's Blood Fast. I thought of throwing it in my deck too. In my opinion I think your deck might work more smoothly with less four drops. If you really like Bloodline Keeper then Id recommend removing Vampire Nocturnus since he requires 3B which can be hit or miss in decks with more than one color. Instead youd probably find a lot of success with putting in Blood Artist since youll be dishing out way more tokens than my deck would. Also, Vault of the Archangel is dope and its going in my deck. However, I think maybe you have too many non basic lands. Maybe removing Nythkos, or one of the dual lands and putting in some plains/swamps will help. These are just ideas, not sure if theyll work, but might be worth a shot.

DeRotto17 on Blood Omen

2 weeks ago

As far as dual lands go, I prefer playing with Dragonskull Summit, budget-friendly and gets the job done. Also Vampire Nocturnus might be a nice play here.

KIngWiggins on H: Final-ish List of Needed ...

3 weeks ago

After a bunch of trades from you great people, I have a lot less cards I need to pseudo-complete my commander decks (as I believe they are never truly complete). Nevertheless, here are cards I need to complete-ish the 3 decks:

Superfriends:
Gideon, Champion of Justice
Garruk, Apex Predator
Koth of the Hammer (prefer original art, will accept either)
Venser, the Sojourner (prefer original art, will accept either)
Silent Arbiter
Full Art Foil Amonkhet/Hour Island, Forest, Mountain, Swamp
(Also need random fetches)

Vamps
Yahenni, Undying Partisan
Anointed Procession
Vampire Nocturnus
Indulgent Aristocrat
Mer-Ek Nightblade
Skullclamp
Cathars' Crusade

Other:
Indentured Djinn
Hunted Wumpus
Charmed Griffin

I am also willing to look at binders for filler/other wants if I have anything you would like.

I have my Binder and unlisted stuff if need be.

Frank_Glascock on Cleanse the Bloodlines

4 weeks ago

TheFateless, thanks for the opportunity to further discuss Markov. I learned most of what I shared on the other Markov threads from much smarter Magic players. Last_Laugh and Josh_Estrella are the first two that come to mind.

I believe this rules interpretation for Panharmonicon is correct:

"The text of Panharmonicon is the following:

If an artifact or creature entering the battlefield causes a triggered ability of a permanent you control to trigger, that ability triggers an additional time.

Panharmonicon will not trigger for eminence from the command zone, as it isn't the triggered ability of a permanent you control."

If this is correct, Edgar Markov would need to be in the field for Panharmonicon to net the additional vampire token.

  1. This deck is going to get board wiped. You need draw. Necropotence is an autoinclude. I would switch Urza's Incubator for Herald’s Horn. I am playing Greed, Dark Prophecy, Athreos, God of Passage, and Skullclamp.

  2. I flood the board with a lot of low cost vampires and attempt to win with Mirror Entity, Edgar Markov, Shared Animosity, Coat of Arms, Purphoros, God of the Forge and to some extent Eldrazi Monument. Sorin, Solemn Visitor, Rakish Heir and Vampire Nocturnus (testing) are a few other cards that buff the 15 one and two drop vampires I am playing. It seems you are right on the edge with ten creatures that cost one or two mana. Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Butcher of Malakir, and Bloodlord of Vaasgoth are some potential cuts if you go further with the low mana cost vampires. You are playing Vicious Conquistador which is a functional reprint of Pulse Tracker.

  3. Enlightened Tutor and Diabolic Intent are good tutors you are not playing.

  4. I play as many board wipe protection cards as I can. Boros Charm has been good. Dark Prophecy, Eldrazi Monument and Scapegoat are a few I am testing.

  5. Necropotence, Shared Animosity, Skullclamp, Enlightened Tutor, Diabolic Intent, and Purphoros, God of the Forge are automatic inclusions.

Josh_Estrella on The First Lord of Innistrad

4 weeks ago

Frank_Glascock If its between Vampire Nocturnus and Voldaren Pariah  Flip, I would cut Voldaren Pariah  Flip. Nocturnus is mildly risky, but when he does get the check and buffs your board it is so much better than Pariah could be imo.

Downside of Vampire Nocturnus? Might not go off some turns. Down some of Voldaren Pariah  Flip? By killing three of your vamps, it actively works against your goal. For me at least, with cards like Sanctum Seeker and Shared Animosity I want to have as many vamps as possible, even if they are just 1/1s.

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