Nighthawk Scavenger

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Pre-release Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

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.

zapyourtumor on B/R Deathtouch Destruction

1 week ago

Sudden Spoiling and Hero's Downfall are not playable modern cards, the removal has to be more efficient than that. Staple BR removal options would be 3-4 Lightning Bolt 2-4 Fatal Push 1-2 Molten Collapse 0-1 Angrath's Rampage. I'd also cut the Blightning.

Vampire of the Dire Moon kinda boring generic 1 drop. I assume Tinybones, the Pickpocket is way out of your budget, the cards not super great in here anyways.

Hooded Blightfang is honestly not the best card but I mean if you're playing deathtouch tribal then you should probably play it. Also interesting you chose BR because most deathtouch decks I see are BG and use Fynn, the Fangbearer. Green also gives you some better 1 drop deathtouchers like Gnarlwood Dryad and Narnam Renegade, and also a 2 drop Chevill, Bane of Monsters. Also 3 drop Glissa Sunslayer.

Zoyowa Lava-Tongue 2 drop deathtoucher. Nighthawk Scavenger 3 drop.

Blackerhawk on Temporary Graveyard

2 months ago

Hi ViscountVonSausageRoll

Thanks for the suggestions, there are some great ones. I mean, that Nighthawk Scavenger is just a straight upgrade, and a serious one at that. I've tried Shriekmaw but I miss the sac-body Bone Shredder provides for Victimize. Buried Alive might be a good addition to get something into the graveyard, or are there any self mill cards I could use?

I'm gonna hold off on the more expensive cards for now, gonna wait a while to see if the group I'm playing with keeps playing Magic or if they're going back to boardgames.

ViscountVonSausageRoll on Temporary Graveyard

2 months ago

I can tell when you played xD

And hey, don't sell yourself short, casual 60 card is the epitome of magic.

Budget Suggestions (≤ $10): Griselbrand because he's awesome, Dark Ritual because speed, Go for the Throat or alternatively: I see you're running Bone Shredder. Perhaps considering replacing with Shriekmaw? He's less hardcastable, but he does throw himself into your graveyard in a hurry. Consider Buried Alive to fill the GY? Vampire Nighthawk has been replaced with Nighthawk Scavenger I know, the powercreeper has been powercrept.

Non-Budget Suggestions ($10+): Archon of Cruelty. I mean, read what it does. Right? That's ridiculous.
Recurring Nightmare It's pricey, but it's absolutely busted. (It sacs a dude and bounces to your hand as an additional cost) It never goes away.
Atraxa, Grand Unifier Honestly not my cup of tea, but she's very powerful. Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth Only because: It's just good in this deck. You're already running Liliana of the Dark Realms x2 and Coffers. Maybe find some heavily played ones?

Make Room: The most unfun part of coming back to any old deck. Well, Liliana Vess is just too expensive now days (even back then she was kinda pricey), but most of the time she ends up being a 5 CMC vampiric tutor at sorcery speed anyways. She never lives long.

Sorin Markov kind of falls under the same boat, at least in this deck imo. Usually by the time you can cast him, opponents aren't at 20 life anymore, so the appeal of "10 dmg" can be somewhat deceptive.

Anyways, welcome back, and I hope you enjoy yourself

Sneakatron on Mono-Black Vampires

3 months ago

Great concept! Looking to build a casual vampire tribal deck myself. I found 20 lands to be on the low side for this deck when play testing, but I suppose that depends on how loose your mulligan rules are within your playgroup. Vampire Nighthawk has long been a favorite of mine, but you might look into Nighthawk Scavenger instead. You might consider Thoughtseize in lieu of a few removal spells to help protect against board wipes. Food for thought for other possible inclusions: Indulgent Aristocrat pairs nicely with Bloodghast. Blood Artist is always a favorite in vamp decks. Hope this helps!

wallisface on Modern Vampire/lifelink

4 months ago

MotelWifi the big problem with your revised list is that your mana curve is still waay too high - decks often can’t justify more than 3-4 cards costing 4-or-more mana, and you’ve got 15. Your revised list also still has almost no 1-mana cards, which means you’ll often be starting a full turn behind your opponent.

And finally, 63 cards might not seem like much over 60, but every card over that 60 number is weakening the deck & making it less consistent.

A good tip for new players for deckbuilding is to pick 9 cards and run 4-of each of those (for 36 cards) alongside 24 lands. The mana costs of those 9 cards should look something like 1,1,1,2,2,2,3,3,4.

For an example deck and/or inspiration, if I were building a White-Black vampire deck, and trying to keep to your budget, it’d look something like this:

Now, this list is by no means perfect, and could still do with more thought, but it covers some important points:

  • the mana curve is efficient/low
  • most cards are run as playsets (4-ofs) to keep the deck consistent
  • the deck is just 60 cards
  • there’s a good selection of turn-1 plays
  • the cards work well with one-another
  • the lands enter untapped, so you don’t lose tempo
  • the deck has ways to both pressure the opponent while also disrupting them

legendofa on Darkside

6 months ago

My own mono-black vampire deck needs a good tune up. Some recent cards I've been keeping an eye on:

Bloodletter of Aclazotz is fresh off the presses, and black has a strong Standard presence right now, so this one has a premium price tag, but I think it's going to be worth it.

Nighthawk Scavenger can get beefy fast. Very good recovery card if you start to slip behind.

Henrika Domnathi  Flip is a more midrange/control option, but keeps pressure on.

Slaughter Specialist is cheap aggro that should grow fast.

Sorin the Mirthless is more of a thematic option, but extra draw and bodies are always nice.

Some non-Vampire options:

Virtue of Persistence is clean removal and long game support. Probably a sideboard card, but a potentially valuable one.

Diabolic Intent got a reprint.

So midrange is probably still the best angle to take with mono-B Vampires. Early game removal and discard, mid- to late-game heavy pressure.

WhiteEagle_12 on Fight me! (3-0 at Pioneer night!)

7 months ago

First off, I love this list +1

Second of all, this is really just personal preference, but I think that Hooded Blightfang Could be brought down to a 2-of or 3-of. The effect is great, but it just seems a little slow and clunky as a 4-of. I'd probably add in one or two of Nighthawk Scavenger or something similar. Again, I absolutely love the deck.

MELLT on Vampire

8 months ago

These are some other cards to consider for the deck and theme. I would suggest using a 24/36 ratio (24 lands to 36 non lands). This gives you the best probability to draw a land every third or fourth turn, which will let you work your way up the mana curve. You should also strive for a nice bell curve on the mana graph if possible. A couple of 1 drops, a few 2 drops, a handful of 3's, a handful of 4's and then back down to a couple of 5 or 6's. Anything more costly than that can be hard to play or not quick enough for some games. And a couple of "responses" is good, ie "destroy target creature" or "exile target enchantment" Probably don't need more than 4-6 in a 60 card deck. I would pick 3-4 really important creatures, like Vito and indulging patrician and bloodthirsty aerialist, for the deck's theme and include 4 copies of them (except legendary creatures since you are only allowed to have one of them on the board at a time and you don't always want to draw a second one to just hold in your hand forever, so maybe drop it to 3(?) or keep at 4 if you think it's important enough). Then pick some "support" cards that help the theme along. In this case stuff like your card draw vampire would be a good choice. A couple of card draw type cards is great. For really expensive costing cards, 6+ mana, they should be your finishers. Once they hit the board you should be on your way to victory, so hopefully just 1 or 2 copies is enough. For a life gain theme, your defiant bloodlord or sanguine bond, is perfect. For a +1/+1 counter theme, you may want to look at splashing red for those vampires instead of white. I would focus on one or the other to streamline the deck to help you narrow down your choices for cards. I've mostly included the vampires with life gain/drain mechanics, but I can look into the +1/+1 counters vampires if you want as well. I like the vampire themes! A powerful tribe in magic!

  1. Anguished Unmaking
  2. Arcane Signet
  3. Blade of the Bloodchief
  4. Blind Obedience
  5. Blood Artist
  6. Cordial Vampire
  7. Creeping Bloodsucker
  8. Cruel Celebrant
  9. Dusk Legion Zealot
  10. Falkenrath Noble
  11. Forerunner of the Legion
  12. Gifted Aetherborn
  13. Isolated Chapel
  14. Legion Lieutenant
  15. Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle
  16. Nighthawk Scavenger
  17. Olivia's Wrath
  18. Sanctum Seeker
  19. Shattered Sanctum
  20. Tithe Drinker
  21. Vampire Nighthawk
  22. Vampire of the Dire Moon
  23. Vindicate
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