Vampire Nocturnus


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

Frank_Glascock on Edgar's Dega Vampires

13 hours ago

My zeal lead me to make an error. Indulgent Aristocrat should not be listed as it is one of the best one drops we play.

  1. I count 37 other black cards in your deck besides Vampire Nocturnus. Has he been consistent enough for the mana cost?

  2. I am playing New Blood and Captivating Vampire. Has Olivia Voldaren's theft effect been worth the heavy mana investment? If not, she has to be cut as there are too many good four mana creatures competing for that spot. Purphoros, God of the Forge is one along with Sanctum Seeker from Ixalan.

  3. I agree with your cut of Olivia, Mobilized for War and Kalastria Highborn. Tithe Drinker seems lackluster. Mirri the Cursed, Blood Baron of Vizkopa and Drana's Emissary seem too expensive. The worst offender of this group seems to be Blood Baron of Vizkopa as he is expensive and conditional.

  4. Has Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief and Anowon, the Ruin Sage been good?

  5. I have questioned 13 cards of which two you are cutting two and one, Indulgent Aristocrat, should not have been included. If you could only keep three of the remaining 10 cards what would they be?

  6. You did not mention Sanctum Seeker as one of the new cards you wanted to test. It is the best vampire for your build from the new set.

  7. I am playing Exquisite Blood and am glad you are putting it into the deck. I have been debating whether to pull it out of the deck. Exquisite Blood along with Cliffhaven Vampire form a infinite combo once one of our opponents take damage. I never tutor for it and was thinking of cutting one or both. Did you intentionally leave out combos?

RingoDingo92 on I, Vona, Suck Your Blood

15 hours ago

Izu_Korasu, thanks for the suggestions! Nearly all those cards just barely missed the cut here, including Thousand-Year Elixir, Vampire Nocturnus and Soul Collector.

Elixir is too narrow in scope, in my opinion. I typically try to steer clear of cards that only (or almost only) apply to my commander. It's in the considerations pile should a slot open, but there are probably exclusions I'd prioritize over it. The same goes for Thornbite Staff.

Illusionist's Bracers is intriguing to me, though. At least a few more creatures than Vona and Bloodline Keeper  Flip would benefit off of it. I'll have to keep that one on the back-burner as well.

Vampire Nocturnus probably seems like a weird exclusion to most folks, since it's one of the better vampire lords and this is a vampire tribal deck. My reasoning might seem lame, but I don't like how it makes my draws transparent. That's honestly it. Ha. However, I do own one, so it's readily available if and when I decide, "fuck it."

Soul Collector is good, but I think one of the new Ixalan cards knocked it out of consideration. I also own one in case I decide to switch things up.

Victim of Night is flavorable removal, no doubt, but my targeted-removal heart pined for the likes of Path to Exile and Swords to Plowshares.

Thanks again for checking out my deck!

Izu_Korasu on I, Vona, Suck Your Blood

16 hours ago

Illusionist's Bracers lets you get 2-1 value off your generals ability and a number of other creatures, Thornbite Staff and Thousand-Year Elixir are useful ways to get multiple uses in a turn.

Vampire Nocturnus, Soul Collector and Victim of Night also feel like cards worth considering.

YamishiTheWickedOne on Spooky Mother Suckers

21 hours ago

Feast of Blood needs 2 vamps in play to kill 1 card. Even if you have 2 low costed vamps, that's turn 3 earliest if they both survive. With Bolt, Path and Push being so omnipresent in Modern, Feast is seriously unreliable, especially since it's a sorcery and not an instant.

Sorin really isn't played at all in this format, unlike EDH where he was almost banned at one point. He was really good in original Zendikar standard, and was a one-of in the deck that won 1st place world that year (UB control, though vamps made top 8). In Modern he's too much mana to cast in midrange, he's the wrong color for ramp aggro which is usually GR, he doesn't fit into Tron unlike Karn or Ugin and control runs 3-4 Bob (Dark Confidant). If you want an amazing planeswalker, though she's expensive and more midrange-y anyway, one of the best cards in the format is Liliana of the Veil or not far behind, Liliana, the Last Hope. If You wanted a budget alternative that's still admittedly a little slow, there's Ob Nixilis Reignited, but 5 mana in vamps is really pushing it unless the card is seriously gamebreaking like Voldaren Pariah or back in the day Malakir Bloodwitch.

By the way I just realized the new set coming out has Vicious Conquistador who is literally a better Pulse Tracker.

My recommendations for an aggressive monoblack list in terms of creatures is something like: 4 Vampire Lacerator, 4 Vicious Conquistador, 2 Viscera Seer, 4 Bloodghast, 4 Gifted Aetherborn who I've dubbed Vampire Nightpenguin, 4 Gatekeeper of Malakir, 2 Captivating Vampire, 4 Vampire Nocturnus, 1 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, 1 Sanctum Seeker, 1 Asylum Visitor. If space is too tight cut the captivatings and visitor and lower Aetherborn to 3. This is similar to my first build, and has a pretty low curve lending way to speed and damage. Seers are here to ensure consistency for Nocturnus and get you the topdeck you need in an emergency as they can sac as they block.

Fetch lands do a lot actually. A land you pull from your deck is a land you're not topdecking at a critical moment when you really don't want one. They also let you double dip on Bloodghast and provide incentive not to chump block him. They also let you shuffle your deck for Nocturnus if you topdeck a land, which are cololess due to no mana cost.

AcryiA on Looking for some help with ...

1 day ago

It depends on what format, if any, you're looking to play. In mono-black, some recommended cards would be Vampire Nocturnus, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Vampire Nighthawk, Bloodline Keeper  Flip, and Blood Artist, anlong with some other cards that work well with vampires, like Feast of Blood and Urge to Feed.

It also might be a good idea to add another color. More recently, vampires have been printed with red and white as well, and may add more options for your game, especially when on a budget.

This deck: might spark some ideas, as well as the new Ixilan set coming out, which has some interesting vampires as well.

Hope this helps.


Frank_Glascock on Edgar's Dega Vampires

2 days ago

I did not want to just offer critique of your creatures without making a suggestion. Board sweeps seem the best means to thwart our deck. I would recommend Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet take the place of Vampire Nocturnus or even better Olivia Voldaren as a means to lessen the blow.

sOlOnOmO11 on Edgar Markov is my Dad

2 days ago

Touriaus I've thought of Vampire Nocturnus already. Yes even though its a bit deep in black overall, its just risky and I always fear that I wont have triple black on turn 4. Now later turns, yes. But at that time is it worth it? Then you have to hope the top card is black (Which I know a bit of the deck is) but it is still a risk taker in my eyes. Maybe further down the road if I find the deck needs more hyper aggression then I will add it, for now I will have it on the sidelines.

YouGotFranked on Legion of Blood

2 days ago

Since you run Vampire Nocturnus I'd play Necropotence over Sensei's Divining Top. It's premium card draw and let you dig deeper while making sure you have a black card on top. Also bonus synergy with Herald’s Horn and those ''No Maximum Hand Size'' cards.

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