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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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1) Rare
Gatecrash (GTC) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pioneer Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal

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Nightveil Specter Discussion

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

3 weeks ago

CMC 10 Planeswalker? How about a Phyrexian Ashiok? That's where they want to be anyways

Ashiok the Interloper

Legendary Planeswalker - Ashiok

+2: Exile the top card of each library.

0: Until end of turn, you may play up to one card an opponent owns in exile without paying its mana cost.

-4: Create a 2/2 blue and black Specter creature token with flying and "Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, that player exiles the top card of their library."

-24: Exile each opponent's library.


Yeah, I think this would be very fun, but not OP at all. Yeah, you get a Nightveil Specter/Thief of Sanity with the -4, but it's a very expensive walker and without adequate set up, the 0 doesn't do much. The +2 isn't really going to do much without some sort of payoff, but it does help the 0 and reaching the ult, which is basically an instant game-winner.


Geo67 on A Real Attempt At Specter Tribal

1 month ago

What about this dude, Nightveil Specter, seems another good way to trash your opponent's game plan.

ilovemydoghisnameistuna on

2 months ago

Uuuh, what is the goal with this deck? Constantly chaining together equal CMC cards over and over won't really tutor anything, and a graveyard strategy would seem pretty hard in PDH. Speaking of which, you have several illegal cards in this list: Aura of Dominion, Pemmin's Aura, Baleful Strix, Nightveil Predator, Nightveil Specter, Siren of the Silent Song, Lightning Greaves, and Swiftfoot Boots.

sazhuy on Lazav, Master of the Mill

5 months ago

An option to do with a mill deck in replacement of vampiric tutor as an option is Scheming Symmetry, mainly as giving your opponent a card on top of their deck isn't going to matter if you mill it. Also works with archive trap for a turn one 13 cards milled.

Also Nightveil Specter fits well.

greatdevourer on Wrexial Kempo

8 months ago

Here are my thoughts:

Out: Thief of Sanity, Nightveil Specter, Duskmantle Guildmage, Fact or Fiction, Fraying Sanity
The Thief of Sanity and Nightveil Specter both require combat damage to get the effect and you have a lot of other creatures doing the same things. I know it is a theme of the deck, and I'm not saying to take both of them out, but consider one or both depending on the other cards recommended. Duskmantle Guildmage requires a lot of mana and just feels kinda weak. Fact or Fiction is a good card but I think you would be better served with other options. Fraying Sanity only targets a specific player and you have no way to reset. I know it allows you to target "that player" but something just feels off about it.

Consider: Geth, Lord of the Vault, Archaeomancer, Psychic Corrosion, Memory Erosion, Sphinx's Tutelage, Tormod's Crypt, Trepanation Blade and Elixir of Immortality.

Let me know what you think.

herrickk on What a nice deck you have, well had

8 months ago

I'm currently working on an esper millish exile deck using

Kaya, Orzhov Usurper +1 to exile, -5 to deal damage from exile.

Ashiok, Nightmare Muse +1 for exile, -7 to cast exiled cards.

Ashiok, Dream Render to exile and empty graveyards (voids escape/flashback)

Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver +2 exile, -10 to empty hand/graveyard. -10 is tough without proliferate.

Etrata, the Silencer unlockable damage plus alt wincon.

If you decide to make a separate Nightveil Specter deck consider esper and use Athreos, Shroud-Veiled love the idea of putting coin counters on their creatures, then getting to use them against my opponent when they die.

Skyler1776 on No More Ugins!

8 months ago

Just so you know, Nightveil Specter is not a standard-legal card. Perhaps Thief of Sanity?

Abraxas3719 on Budget Combo Mill Deck

8 months ago

I second Fraying Sanity as I'm about to swap it in myself also Nightveil Specter has always been a favorite of mine.

I run a similar deck that isn't disgustingly far off in price from yous

What a nice deck you have...Aaand it's gone

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