Midnight Reaper


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

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Rare

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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.

Midnight Reaper Discussion

WarrKing on Knights of the Standard Table

2 days ago

So I have played a few trial games with proxies of this deck (with a fixed, shock land filled manabase), and am liking the feel but found a few problems with it:

Even with the Midnight Reaper , card draw is non existent, and it almost al2ays devolves into topdeck mode... The Icon of Ancestry filters a little bit, but topdeck never feels good... The deck doesnt feel quite fast enough to play truely aggro, and i like stensiagamekeeper´s idea about making it a slower, midrange tempo-ey deck? Any ideas how i would go about trying that?

Dylls on Mardu Knights - Throne of Eldraine

2 days ago

Is there anything you would consider cutting to add in some number of Midnight Reaper ?

jonmaior on cheerios except not

2 days ago

Thanks! I hadn't thought of those cards when making the deck. I misread Grim Haruspex and Midnight Reaper when I put Myr Sire in the deck. you should check out my newest version of the deck and let me know how to improve it. I spliced it with hardened scales because I realized that a lot of the cards overlap between the decks. it doesn't work perfectly yet but I think it has potential. here it is. Hardened Summoning

Hjaltrohir on Knights of the Standard Table

1 week ago

There are a lot of unnecessary 2-3 off - I would consolidate your best cards as a 4-of! That means 4 Skynight Vanguard , 4 Midnight Reaper and 4 Wintermoor Commander . I think to make room for these you can safely remove Knights' Charge (a bit of a win-more card) and Syr Konrad, the Grim .

Also, have you considered Corpse Knight ?

WarrKing on Knights of the Standard Table

1 week ago

9-lives i like the idea but unfortunately Dominaria will cycle when ELD releases I think.

liljramos88 Midnight Reaper is awsome and definitely needs to find a spot, same with Skynight Vanguard . Shame he makes soldiers and not knights

liljramos88 on Knights of the Standard Table

1 week ago

I would recommend some of the better Knights out there. Midnight Reaper is a must in this deck maybe a 3 off as it can provide you some draw Power. I will also run Skynight Vanguard it’s a flyer and can make Tokens. The one thing I notice from this set is that you can go many ways with Knights. If you want a knight to finish the game I will suggest one of the cavaliers. Plus I will ass Mortify for removal.

roguebard on Marchesa, Dethrone

2 weeks ago


Thanks for the suggestions. Metallic Mimic has been sitting in my awful wizards deck for months now, I never thought of it going in here, but it really helps. Especially with the majority of the creature cards being wizards, same goes for Vindictive Lich , so thank you!

Now that I think about it, Yahenni, Undying Partisan really is a cheaper, and to some extent, better version of Grimgrin, Corpse-Born , so that definitely got put in. I would be hesitant to put in Falkenrath Aristocrat due to my CMC being quite high already (I know Razaketh, the Foulblooded has a high CMC, but he tutors and I cracked him while opening a pack so I feel obligated to use him! Shhhh!) And I would love to put Yawgmoth, Thran Physician but for now I'll leave him out, though I will probably always contemplate it!

Both Midnight Reaper and Grim Haruspex work better than River Kelpie for death/ETB based draw.

I feel like if I run Jokulhaups my playgroup will disown me. At some point Last One Standing will probably replace Killing Wave .

Thanks again for the suggestions, I really appreciate the feedback, and I definitely up-voted your Marchesa deck!

Last_Laugh on Marchesa, Dethrone

2 weeks ago

Metallic Mimic and Sage of Fables - A: They make Marchesa enter with a counter so she's immediately protected and B: You can abuse ETB/Death triggers every turn instead of once per round (i.e. Vindictive Lich or Gray Merchant over and over)

Yahenni, Undying Partisan and Falkenrath Aristocrat are both great free sac outlets here that can protect themselves and have haste so they get a +1+1 counter the turn they enter. Yawgmoth, Thran Physician is another amazing sac outlet here assuming he's in your budget.

Midnight Reaper and Grim Haruspex are amazing draw engines in Marchesa.

Last One Standing and Jokulhaups are both really good boardwipes here as well.

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

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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%