Nighthawk Scavenger

Nighthawk Scavenger

Creature — Vampire Rogue

Flying, deathtouch, lifelink

Nighthawk Scavenger's power is equal to 1 plus the number of card types among cards in your opponents' graveyards.

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

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Nighthawk Scavenger Discussion

seshiro_of_the_orochi on The Impossible Deck

1 month ago

I am not a modern player at all, so my idea might be too bold. But, as a budget Tarmogoyf, how about Nighthawk Scavenger ? I assume it's basically not good enough as it easily dies to Bolt, but consider this: Early game, both Scavenger and your Hydra easily die to Bolt. When you hit a Hydra later, it'll start as a 1/1 no matter what. With all of the discard and removal, Scavenger could propably be a 4/3 or bigger, hitting for 4 lifelink damage in the air while still being a formidable blocker if necessary. Does this make sense to you?

alger on budget mono-black aggro/devotion

1 month ago

DBCooper thank you very much. Yeah i have considered Nighthawk Scavenger but i did't think it would have enough value in comparison to the other choices.

zapyourtumor on Cordial Vampire, vorpalaxe

1 month ago

How has Vampire Hexmage been working for you? Her ability doesn't exactly synergize with any of your other cards, and I don't know how often she is relevant against opponents' decks. I think higher curve threats like Captivating Vampire , Drana, Liberator of Malakir , or Nighthawk Scavenger might do better.

DBCooper on budget mono-black aggro/devotion

1 month ago

Hey, great deck! I love how aggressively this can control an enemy's board. Have you considered Nighthawk Scavenger ? Great build!

Virlym on Death's Playground

1 month ago

The deck now mirrors the paper version through Modern Horizons 2.

I have been thinking about removing Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet in place of Nighthawk Scavenger though. While Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is nice and strong, he does put a large target on my back because he exiles creatures and people don't like their things being completely unavailable to them. While swapping to Nighthawk Scavenger would lose the extra token creation, it does give me evasion on lifelink that can also get pretty strong.

Gattison on [[Symbol:B]] is the New Black

2 months ago

MontaukMonster: Hey there, great advice, and thanks for your time! As you can see above I'm taking a lot of your advice already. I had to scavenge one of the Cabals and the Dread Presence for a new EDH deck I made, but I'm hoping with the addition of more draw and some tutors that it won't hurt.

With Vampire Nighthawk illegal in Pioneer, that leaves Gifted Aetherborn and Gary as my only lifegain. I'd have to buy cards if I wanted to try something new.

I still need 2 more cards to complete the deck, so I may end up just putting some Duress es in there in the end.

Strangelove on Big lifegain, big creatures - Willowdusk

2 months ago

Hey Walrighti, +1!

@your post

Congrats on your first deck! You have a lot of fun cards in here and it looks great! I imagine you want to tune and make it even more efficient so here are some ideas...

Add 3 categories: #Combo, #Lifegain, and #Evasion; and then sort your maybeboard the same way you've done your mainboard to easily rank your choices within a category (By "combo" I mean all your "if-then" cards like Trudge Garden that are slower and don't work by themselves). Remove #Creatures (most of them are #Combo).

Avoid most cards above 4 cmc... Willowdusk is fast and fragile, so play into that... Also, prioritize cards that can do 2 or more things or that give value on ETB... If you have pet cards that don't really fit and that hurt to cut, put them in a "I'll build that theme later" list.

(All under $3)

+1 Devoted Druid ... this card is a beast

+1 Rampant Growth

+1 Arcane Signet

+1 Golgari Signet

+1 Talisman of Resilience ... #Ramp

+1 Elves of Deep Shadow

+1 Elvish Mystic

+1 Fyndhorn Elves

+1 Llanowar Elves ... #Ramp... the elves enable Willowdusk combos on turn 3.

+1 Marwyn, the Nurturer

+1 Viridian Joiner ... #Ramp... #Combo

+1 Boompile ... its a gem (hint: don't tap it on your turn) +1 Nightmare Unmaking

+1 Killing Wave

+1 Massacre Girl ... #Wipe

+1 Kenrith's Transformation

+1 Beast Within ... #Removal

+1 Swiftfoot Boots

+1 Inspiring Call

+1 Oblivion's Hunger

+1 Rush of Vitality

+1 Sheltering Word

~1 Slippery Bogbonder

+1 Golgari Charm ... #Evasion

+1 Haunted Cloak

+1 Chariot of Victory

+1 Charge Through

~1 Tuskguard Captain

~1 Rancor ... Trample and haste are important... #Evasion

~1 Destined ... the choices are really good.

+1 Deepwood Ghoul

+1 Mischievous Poltergeist

+1 Soul Channeling ... #Combo with Willowbark and stick to the board...

~1 Phyrexian Processor ... fun?

~1 Lurking Evil ... maybe?

~1 Solidarity of Heroes ... #Combo

~1 Ooze Flux ... tokens at instant speed?

~1 Retribution of the Ancients ... removal?

+1 Garruk, Primal Hunter

+1 Mindless Automaton

+1 Thought Gorger ... (leaves)

+1 Life's Legacy

+1 Return of the Wildspeaker ... #Draw

~1 Essence Harvest

+1 Bloodspore Thrinax

+1 Triskelion ... #Combo

+1 Nighthawk Scavenger ... #Fatty

...Always play at least 10 ramp spells under 3 cmc.

...Playtest and make sure Willowbark consistently makes a fatty (with evasion) before turn 6-7.

Here's another Willowdusk thread.

Happy building :)

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