Nighthowler

Nighthowler

Enchantment Creature — Horror

Bestow (If you cast this card for its bestow cost, it's an Aura spell with enchant creature. It becomes a creature again if it's not attached to a creature.)

Nighthowler and enchanted creature each get +X/+X, where X is the number of creature cards in all graveyards.

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Nighthowler Discussion

DavidBray on The Deck Thief [PRIMER]

1 hour ago

Devereauxx bang on. It's due to replace Nighthowler when I place my next order.

TheoryCrafter on Annowanna make you mill

3 weeks ago

I really like how you have your deck synergize well with your graveyard. Normally I would cringe seeing Mesmeric Orb in a deck, but you made it work to your advantage.

I don't think you need to replace spells with lands as much as find spells with a lower mana cost. For example, Visara is a good card, but in my opinion the cost is too high to justify for a non-Rogue creature. Have you considered replacing her with either Nighthowler (you can attach it to Consuming Aberration and give it some protection from players exiling their own graveyards), a tutor card (such as Demonic Tutor or Mastermind's Acquisition) or even a counter spell (such as Didn't Say Please, Psychic Strike or Thought Collapse). Another example is Mirko Vosk. It goes well with your overall strategy, but for the same amount of mana Mind Grind can get around opponents with Hexproof despite milling one less land and you can cast sooner if necessary.

Speaking of Hexproof, Maddening Cacophony and Soaring Thought-Thief also get around it.

As for lands, unless you intend on adding Amulet of Vigor and Ghirapur Orrery at a later date, Having Coral Atoll and Everglades could do your strategy more harm than good since you have to remove other lands from the battlefield only for them to be tapped upon entering. If you choose to add Amulet of Vigor and Ghirapur Orrery, may I also suggest adding Dimir Aqueduct? If you choose to replace Coral Atoll and Everglade, May I suggest lands that allow you to search for lands including, but not limited to, Esper Panorama and Terramorphic Expanse?

Thank you for reading me out. I hope this helps. Happy Hunting!

zapyourtumor on Golgari dredge

1 month ago

Why Bonehoard over Boneyard Wurm? The latter counts as a creature, helping buff the other creature-cards-in-graveyard beaters.

Grist, the Hunger Tide produces tokens+self mills, removes pesky permanents, and also acts as a second wincon with Jarad to give the deck some late-game reach.

Unearth can get back a Grist, Splinterfright, Boneyard Wurm, or Nighthowler from the yard that you milled.

For cuts, I'd probably cut more noncreature spells since the whole deck is "creature cards in graveyards matter". I'd start with Life from the Loam and Raven's Crime, and maybe some Village Rites.

henrypan321 on Hogaak's Legion

2 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions killer_eye! Yeah Scute Swarm has definitely been great.

I used to run a lot of those big graveyard-based cards like Boneyard Wurm , Splinterfright , Spider Spawning but eventually cut most of them for reasons similar to the Worm Harvest one. Boneyard Mycodrax was one of those but I totally forgot that it also has a graveyard ability, so it could be interesting. Bonehoard is a like a reverse Nighthowler , definitely usuable.

Plumb the Forbidden is pretty good too.

Spell_Slam on Aphemia, the Freaky Zombchantress - Primer

3 months ago

I play Aphemia in my 99 in my Ramses Overdark EDH deck. I've been really impressed with the incremental value she can create over the course of the game.

One particular synergy I liked with her was using enchantments on the opponent's creatures, then destroying them for additional benefits.

Minion's Return , Shade's Form , Unholy Indenture , and Unhallowed Pact all fit into this category.

Something like Casting of Bones could allow you to refuel your hand and potentially put two enchantments into the graveyard.

Yoke of the Damned is good along the same lines. It will pretty consistently kill the creature within one turn cycle, especially if you have some spare zombies and a political ally. Seal of Doom is more convenient, but is more expensive and hits less creatures.

Nighthowler is excellent for your deck. It has been one of my main win conditions. It's even better when you play it on Aphemia since she has evasion and can one-shot someone easily with the Nighthowler and Commander Damage.

I would include a few more ways to kill creatures, including spot removal and board wipes. Kindred Dominance seems great for you. Extinguish All Hope conveniently spares your commander and many of your creatures.

TheMeadiator on John Carpenter’s “The Thing” EDH Deck

3 months ago

I found this deck when I was halfway through making my own! This is brilliant. I love the flavour of Muddle the Mixture and Sudden Storm and Pithing Needle . SO GOOD. I also love Nighthowler . This is very well done! Have you played with it? How does it perform?

If you're interested, I ended up going with a different commander and using eldrazi instead of horrors. "The Thing" 1982 Movie Deck

Mechanon on Lazav, Destroyer of Decks

5 months ago

Sewer Nemesis , Consuming Aberration , Bonehoard , Grisly Spectacle , Nighthowler , Sepulchral Primordial , Sublime Epiphany , Maddening Cacophony and Talent of the Telepath might be some helpful cards. Lazav is definitely a commander to be reckoned with if you have some milling or if one of your powerful creatures gets killed/countered. Playing Lazav against a Ghalta, Primal Hunger deck is lots of fun, since commanders dying/being countered count as entering the graveyard. There's lots of good mill cards that came out with Zendikar Rising as well.

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