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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Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl 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

Standard:

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

Last_Laugh on Marchesa, the Black Rose, Wizards

5 days ago

I have a few recommendations for you.

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

Second, Spark Double feels like it was custom made for Marchesa. It copies Marchesa for double Dethrone, the copies protect one another, and this copy enters with a counter immediately protecting itself.

Non-Wizards: Midnight Reaper and Herald of Secret Streams

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's not wizards but still the same idea. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

Last_Laugh on Robot Army

1 week ago

Nice deck, I do have a few suggestions though.

First, Spark Double feels like it was custom made for Marchesa. It copies Marchesa for double Dethrone, the copies protect one another, and the copy enters with a counter immediately protecting itself.

Baleful Strix is definitely worth including.

Metallic Mimic can be used to abuse an etb/death trigger on everyone's turn instead of once per round. Just sac to reset the creature type as needed. Can also name human or wizard to immediately protect Marchesa.

Sage of Fables immediately protects Marchesa and it's an infinite combo piece with Ashnod's Altar and Flayer of the Hatebound. The draw ability is nice too.

Glen Elendra Archmage - Not an artifact... but your best counterspell in Marchesa by a long shot. Also infinitely combos with Mikaeus + Goblin Bombardment.

Diabolic Intent is arguably better than Demonic Tutor here.

Midnight Reaper in addition to Grim Haruspex.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's not modular Marchesa but it's one of the top rated Marchesa lists on this site and you may find something you like. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

testsubject6 on WB Knights

2 weeks ago

Some thoughts:

To help fill out the 3-drop slot, Belle of the Brawl and Ardenvale Tactician would be a good options. Midnight Reaper would be a good fit as well, but it's more pricey.

Unfortunately, Aryel, Knight of Windgrace and Dauntless Bodyguard just rotated out of standard. Venerable Knight would be a good replacement for the Bodyguard, if you're looking for a 1-drop.

Corpse Knight is another interesting card. It puts you more on a drain plan, but it also combos with Worthy Knight .

Last_Laugh on Marchesa - No Rest For The Wicked

2 weeks ago

Nice start. I do have a few suggestions to help you lower your avg. cmc though and I'll try to break it down by category and suggest a cut.

Draw: Midnight Reaper , Yawgmoth, Thran Physician , and Skullclamp for Butcher of Malakir (Grave Pact if your mana can handle it but Butcher is overcosted and susceptible to more removal), Bedevil (versatile but single use and not abuseable here), and Necropolis Regent (Really good at what it does but there's better finishers for Marchesa).

Control: Glen Elendra Archmage (combos with Mikaeus and Goblin Bombardment also) for Mystic Confluence (Glen Elendra gets multiple uses, Confluence only 1).

Boardwipes: Last One Standing and Jokulhaups for Decree of Pain (You won't need extra cards with Jokulhaups and it's cheaper to cast) and Polymorphists Gest (Last One Standing is the same cost but effects all opponents rather than 1).

Win Cons: Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Kokusho, the Evening Star (both very abuseable with Metallic Mimic to ignore the Throne and win outside of combat).

Discard: Sadistic Hypnotist and Oona's Blackguard (discard helps seal up games tighter than a dolphin's butthole) for Vilis (Marchesa does better with cheap aggro) and Underworld Connections (You'll have better results out of resource denial than a single use per turn draw).

Expensive Suggestions: Sneak Attack , Diabolic Intent , Imperial Recruiter , Grave Pact , Necropotence , and Spellskite

Feel free to check out my list for inspiration, 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

asprinks on Synergy? *Pioneer*

3 weeks ago

Plz forgive if this is a stupid thing to ask: Is synergy a must have for competitive play? I’ve had mixed results with this mono black aggro deck over the past 5 or 6 weeks. Any comments/criticisms from anyone more experienced than me (everyone ha!) are appreciated.

Creatures:

1 drop - Pilfering Imp x2 - Vampire of the Dire Moon x3 - Foulmire Knight x3 - Banehound x4

2 drop - Order of Midnight x2

3 drop - Midnight Reaper x2 - Drana, Liberator of Malakir - Bloodthirsty Aerialist x2 - Murderous Rider x3

3*/4 drop - Spawn of Mayhem x3 - Rankle, Master of Pranks x2

Non-creature:

- Fatal Push x4 - Thoughtseize x2 - Duress - Despise - Ultimate Price

Lands:

- Swamp x18 - Mutavault x2 - Cabal Stronghold - Geier Reach Sanitarium - Rogue's Passage - Fabled Passage

Sideboard is a couple more removals, green countermeasures, and planeswalker removals

If this was a stupid question, I’m sorry for spam. TY for taking the time to read.

TDemers on No Time to Die Teysa [Primer]

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the suggestions KibaAlpha, much appreciated!

I decided not to run too many one-use spells like Dark Ritual , Bubbling Muck and Lotus Petal and keep the deck more midrange. I'll get a better feel for the need to add aggressive ramp after I get more playtesting under my belt.

I just removed Endless Cockroaches and Pious Evangel  Flip, will consider re-adding if I find myself missing having creatures to play/sac and/or more aristocrats.

Not a big fan of Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip and Malevolent Awakening , I struggle to see what I would remove in their place that would improve the deck.

Greed I like, I really hesitated removing Dark Prophecy as I am concerned it could easily kill me if I don't draw a Vindicate . ( Midnight Reaper is much better since I can simply sac him if needed).

I saw your Teysa deck when I was looking around for ideas early on, great work and thanks again.

D00m13rInger on Syr Gwyn Voltron

3 weeks ago

I can definitely see her as a go wide Commander, I personally prefer to go tall though. I don't think I would have to change the 99 a lot to switch to a go wide strategy, although just adding the Knight Exemplar , Inspiring Captain and/or the Midnight Reaper won't suffice. I have most of the pieces for a go wide approach in the Maybeboard already. I just can't bring myself to switch :D

Last_Laugh on Marchesa, the Thief of Multiplayer

3 weeks ago

Suggested Additions -

Spark Double - Copies Marchesa 100% of games. Double dethrone, 2 Marchesas protecting each other, and the copy enters immediately protecting itself.

Drana, Liberator of Malakir - Essentially Commander #2 for you here. Reliably gets counters to your team without worrying about the Throne.

Glen Elendra Archmage / Goblin Bombardment - Best counterspell you can add here. Goblin Bombardment + Glen Elendra also enables an infinite combo with Mikaeus.

Midnight Reaper / Grim Haruspex - Amazing draw engines here.

Sadistic Hypnotist / Oona's Blackguard - Discard helps seal up games tighter than a Dolphin's butthole.

Sage of Fables - Immediately protects Marchesa, allows you to abuse wizard etb/death triggers every turn, and it enables an infinite combo with Ashnod's Altar and Flayer of the Hatebound. (See my list for explanations on both infinite combos I mentioned)

Last One Standing / Jokulhaups - More efficient boardwipes.

I can keep going on both additions and cuts... just let me know you're picking up what I'm putting down. 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

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