Midnight Reaper

Midnight Reaper

Creature — Zombie Knight

Whenever a nontoken creature you control is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, Midnight Reaper deals 1 damage to you and you draw a card.

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Rare

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Historic Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Midnight Reaper occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.47%

Golgari: 4.43%

Rakdos: 1.94%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.18%

Golgari: 0.09%

WB (Orzhov): 0.5%

Midnight Reaper Discussion

Game_of_Cones on My Other Wagon is a Pimp Carriage

6 days ago

First off, thanks much to Argy for your kind consideration of this deck & your advice of ways to improve it - immensely appreciated!

I’ve already identified no less than 7 cards that are ineffective & can easily be replaced, some with your suggestions. It was in fact “thrown together” w/ stuff I already had - can’t fool you, huh? EBay is still my source, and I heard nothing but good things about Castle Locthwain, so I immediately ordered 2, already received. Rob Nicholson II (aka Ob Nixilis Reignited) also purchased & on his way to PO Box.

Seems I’ve become a theme decker @ this point, and I think Murderous Rider would make a splendid horseman for the carriages. I’m gonna add some Midnight Reapers for this purpose, too: both are great “M.R.” Black riders, but from what I can find available @ the moment, the Reaper is Cheaper!

Last but not least there will be a Whip included, as well as a couple/three disposable robotic coachmen.... custom categories will be enabled for maximum silliness. Stay tuned for the upgrade... hopefully will be significantly more of a functional build after the changes.

Last_Laugh on Betrayal at House Marchesa

2 weeks ago

My Marchesa list is a lot less theft focused but I still have a few suggestions.

Enchantment Removal: Chaos Warp 100% deserves a spot. It's Grixis' best answer to enchantments by far... don't let problematic enchantments like Solemnity or Rest in Peace wreck your day.

Combo: Flayer of the Hatebound is worth it for 36 damage per round in a 4 player game. It also goes infinite with Ashnod's Altar and Sage of Fables.

Draw: I'm not a fan of Read the Bones or 1 time draw in general. Reusable life gain or life loss with card draw would serve you better. Consider Disciple of Bolas, Corpse Augur, and/or Midnight Reaper.

Discard: Oona's Blackguard and Sadistic Hypnotist seal up games tighter than a Dolphin's butthole. Mean tactic but very effective.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

multimedia on Undead Conspiracy

4 weeks ago

Hey, interesting concept, but your deck is kind of all over the place. All the combos are with Conspiracy, but Arcane Adaptation which is in the sideboard is the same effect, but a better card because less CMC and easier casting cost. I think you want Adaptation as a backup Conspiracy effect.

The game plan is to get an Adaptation effect to make all your creatures Zombies. Consider expanding on the current Zombie theme of The Scarab God, Door of Destinies, Lich Lord of Unx, Undead Alchemist, Gleaming Overseer, Liliana, Death's Majesty and Rooftop Storm? More Zombies that way you can have a more functioning deck without an Adaption effect. Play more Zombies and keep some good nonZombie creatures who then become better with an Adaption effect. Take more advantage of Doubling Season by expanding on the Zombie token theme?

Zombies to consider adding:

I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

NissaAndChandraAndVraska on Golgari Graveyard Gravalue

1 month ago

I'm playing around with Polukranos, Unchained but haven't used it enough to have it in the list. If I were to guess, I would say it would replace Midnight Reapers in the deck, but I definitely wouldn't be running more than 2.

Commander_Me on Mazirek Sac-Storm: The *Primer* of Life & Death

1 month ago

The Gitrog Monster might would work for Midnight Reaper, increasing your draw off of self-sacrificing lands and giving you a sacrifice trigger every upkeep

Last_Laugh on Chaotic Echo

1 month ago

Nice deck. I do have some suggestions though.

Chaos Warp is Grixis' best answer to enchantments by far. Don't let problematic enchantments like Solemnity or Rest in Peace wreck your day.

Spark Double copies Marchesa for double Dethrone, the 2 copies protect one another, and this copy enters with a counter immediately protecting itself.

Midnight Reaper in addition to Grim Haruspex.

Ashnod's Altar enables a 2nd infinite combo in your deck. Ashnod's, Sage of Fables, and Flayer of the Hatebound = infinite damage and card draw.

Herald of Secret Streams ends games fast.

Sadistic Hypnotist and that discard ability seals up games tighter than a Dolphin's butthole.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas, it's one of the top rated Marchesa lists on this site. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

Silverdrake on Orzhov Rally

1 month ago

If you're having trouble finding the rallies, maybe consider Midnight Reaper? Lets you chew through the deck faster, keeps your hand full of dudes to play in case you can't find the rallies, and the lifeloss should be negligible between Cutthroat triggers and celebrant triggers.

golgarigirl on Zombie Horde

1 month ago

As we mentioned, I think the best thing for Thrax himself is to get him on the field a turn or two early. Mana rocks are going to be the thing, since we can't make extra land drops with green. Hopefully we can get Thrax down turn 5 or so, so rocks costing 4 or less are where it's at. My favorites are Chromatic Lantern, signets such as Izzet Signet, and others that make your off-colors since we're focusing black with our mana. Altars such as Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar might be the end goal here, given the sacrifice subtheme with the Pact effects.

Some extra card draw might help get us the mana and rocks we need on-curve. God-Eternal Bontu pairs with pact effects for a blowout, Cryptbreaker turns your bodies into cards and your useless cards into bodies, and Midnight Reaper/ Undead Augur are less dangerous to you with your sacrifice outlets to make sure they don't hurt you too much. Corpse Harvester plays triple duty as ramp, tutor, and sac outlet.

I'm going to further push the sacrifice subtheme and see if we can shore up one of the weaknesses Thrax shares with Savra...large creature armies. Archfiend of Depravity and Vona's Hunger will stop a billion saprolings from getting you down, and Butcher of Malakir seems like a good redundancy piece. And it might not be the best, but I really like Syphon Flesh in here.

Also, if you're going for stealth Liliana tribal, you're missing OG Liliana Vess :P I also like Angrath, Captain of Chaos in here (I wouldn't even make a token with him...just leave him up as a harder-to-kill enchantment)...probably better than most of your Lili options if you're not married to the 'tribe'. Last Hope and Heretical Healer would be my picks for the weak links of the planeswalkers you do play.

THERE ARE NO INSTANTS IN THIS DECK?! Let's grab some versatile ones, so I don't start thinking I can free-roll on your turn. Crosis's Charm, Soul Manipulation, Grixis Charm, Silumgar's Command, and Lazotep Plating are some of my picks for cards that can always find a use.

Other cards I'm unimpressed with: Cruel Reality, Army of the Damned, Skull Storm, Nightmare Lash, Mayhem Devil, Nekusar, the Mindrazer

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