Nightveil Specter

Nightveil Specter

Creature — Specter


Whenever Nightveil Specter deals combat damage to a player, that player exiles the top card of their library.

You may play cards exiled with Nightveil Specter.

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Nightveil Specter Discussion

LandoLRodriguez on The Lost Art(ifact) of Keeping a Secret

4 weeks ago

Changes, 02Nov2021 continued:


Improved mana rocks!: (Mana Vault, Mana Crypt, Chromatic Orrery, Mox Opal, Voltaic Key). Little explanation needed here. The key can do more than be a mana rock, but considering how many of my rocks can now make 2+ mana per tapping, that's gonna be a lot of its purpose.

More turns: (Time Sieve, Expropriate). Seems like a better theme to splash in than pillow fort, and both of these cards are also about my main themes: artifact love and theft. Speaking of which...

Artifact love/recursion: (Tezzeret, Master of the Bridge, Tezzeret, Artifice Master, Sai, Master Thopterist, Emry, Lurker of the Loch, Dakkon, Shadow Slayer). This deck loves artifacts. It kinda has to love Tezzeret too as a result.

Your stuff is mine now: (Thief of Sanity, Nightveil Specter, Opposition Agent, Xanathar, Guild Kingpin, Empress Galina). I wanna take your stuff. All of your stuff. And not "until this card leaves the battlefield", either. Once I take it, it's mine. Bonus points for denying you access to them in the first place before making them mine.

Improved Lands: (Urza's Saga, Exotic Orchard, Glimmervoid). Urza's Saga is pretty much the card that made me realize I needed to update this deck.

Other: Fabricate is better than Diabolic Tutor by just about every measure. The only drawback being that it can only get artifacts is practically a moot point in this deck. Lithoform Engine just seems really good in here. I can't wait til I can copy an Expropriate with it... Finally, Paradox Haze cuz I love the way it can interact with not only The Ladies themselves but with Xanathar as well.

Pheardemons on That is the most Rakdos way to win

3 months ago

zapyourtumor - He didn't play it, but no reason you can't. This list is as close that I have found to my friend's list.

My friend did not play Beastcaller Savant , Chromanticore , nor Witchstalker , but everything else is fairly close. I've seen lists that play Nightveil Specter and Chromanticore and I feel like that's a pretty cool idea. Playtest everything and see what you like. If you put it up here on tappedout tag me in it and I'll take a look. Oh, my friend did play Questing Beast and Carnage Tyrant as a beat face plan B.

Caerwyn on Which Card Should Replace Mindleech …

5 months ago

I am going to go against the fold and make a case against Nightveil Specter --its ability is frankly mediocre. Imagine if a card read: "Draw a card that you might not have the color of mana to cast, and also that you will lose access to if this creature gets removed." Would you play that card?

There is a reason Thief of Sanity is playable. "Look at the top three cards of your library, some of which you cannot play, but at least one you probably will be able to, then put that card into your hand" is a whole lot better than what Nightveil Specter gives you.

FormOverFunction on Which Card Should Replace Mindleech …

5 months ago

Nightveil Specter is really really great, so I would pick that first. However - I do LOVE punishing fancy cards, and the “take cmc damage” guy looks extremely appealing (it even lets them keep it, so they can’t complain!)

DemonDragonJ on Which Card Should Replace Mindleech …

5 months ago

Profet93, I wish to avoid cards that I consider to be degenerate, so I suppose that Nightveil Specter seems to be the most popular choice of the cards that I have mentioned.

I also am wondering if I should keep Szadek, Lord of Secrets in that deck, since he is expensive and has a very strict mana cost, so should I replace him with one of the other cards that I mentioned, such as Nemesis of Reason ?

DemonDragonJ on Which Card Should Replace Mindleech …

5 months ago

Profet93, in that case, are you suggesting that I add Nightveil Specter to the deck, or use one of the other creatures?

DemonDragonJ on Which Card Should Replace Mindleech …

5 months ago

Two users have voted for Nightveil Specter , but I still think that I would like to have one more response, before I make my final decision.

multimedia, this is a very controlling deck, but I could not be that much of a jackass toward my opponents by using such cards; I wish to punish my opponents for being greedy, but not outright stop them from gaining card advantage.

multimedia on Which Card Should Replace Mindleech …

5 months ago

Hey, out of those choices Nightveil Specter . You already have the better creature for this effect though in Thief of Sanity thus a different card could be added instead?

Other choices that would be upgrades for your deck are Opposition Agent and Notion Thief . These cards are insane especially when you can control what an opponent casts. Cast opponent's card advantage tutors and draw spells to completely take away their advantage and use it for yourself.

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