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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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Midnight Reaper occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.47%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%
WB (Orzhov): 0.5%
Midnight Reaper Discussion
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.
2 weeks ago
My Marchesa list is a lot less theft focused but I still have a few suggestions.
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.
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
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:
- Cryptbreaker: tokens.
- Grave Titan: tokens.
- Endless Ranks of the Dead: tokens.
- Ghoulcaller Gisa: tokens.
- Dreadhorde Invasion: tokens.
- Sidisi, Brood Tyrant: tokens.
- Cemetery Reaper: tokens.
- Sidisi, Undead Vizier
- Diregraf Captain
- Fleshbag Marauder
- Midnight Reaper
- Undead Augur
I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.
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.
1 month ago
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
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.
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.