The Haunt of Hightower
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed 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
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

The Haunt of Hightower

Legendary Creature — Vampire

Flying, lifelink

Whenever The Haunt of Hightower attacks, defending player discards a card.

Whenever a card is put into an opponent's graveyard from anywhere, put a +1/+1 counter on The Haunt of Hightower.

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UltimateRoxas40 on Eldritch Captain of the Deep [Lovecraftian Primer]

3 months ago

Yeah, I've thought about cutting creatures like Wrexial, the Risen Deep or The Haunt of Hightower, since they are fairly high CMC and aren't Horrors. But they have strong ties to the Lovecraftian side of this deck, so I'd feel bad cutting them.

In any case, step 1 would be to actually get a copy of Lim-Dul's Vault first haha.

thefiresoflurve on Look Mom, No Hands!

1 year ago

Hey there!

Rogue's Passage is a good, cheap staple for decks looking to win via commander damage.

Kaya's Ghostform is awesome for providing basically an extra life to dodge removal.

I'd look at replacing some single-use, low impact discard like Mind Rot with some better stuff that affects multiple opponents like Syphon Mind.

Burglar Rat is a straight upgrade to Corrupt Court Official.

Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip is on the expensive side for the budget, but so, so good. Similarly, The Haunt of Hightower would be really good as a "backup commander".

Heartless Pillage can be replaced with Unnerve

Ill-Gotten Gains might be a good card to help pump your commander's power quickly.

Hope that helps, happy building!

king-saproling on Lord Xander Taxing your Deck

2 years ago

Looks good so far. Personally I would make these swaps:

Cormela, Glamour Thief -> Coalition Relic
Maestros Ascendancy -> Worn Powerstone
Tragic Slip -> Syr Konrad, the Grim
Aether Tunnel -> Rogue's Passage
Protective Bubble -> Shizo, Death's Storehouse
Thought Collapse -> Seize the Day
Mirror Box -> Sakashima of a Thousand Faces
Umbral Mantle -> Firemind Vessel
Jin-Gitaxias, Progress Tyrant -> The Haunt of Hightower
Megrim -> Spark Double
Liliana's Caress -> Waste Not
Aqeous Form -> Sleeper's Robe
Lier, Disciple of the Drowned -> Cabal Conditioning
Aetherspouts -> Hedron Archive
Go for the Throat -> Component Pouch
Turnabout -> Sakashima the Impostor
Terminate -> Generator Servant

DixietheGod on Witcher EDH

2 years ago

Hey there!

Love the idea and what you've done with this! All of the thoughts I've seen have been either Chevill, Bane of Monsters as Geralt thus Golgari which limits you in terms of colors, or 5-color something as a catch-all. This is very interesting and as I said, I love what you've done with it.

I am not in love with your Dijkstra pick but understand that he is probably ideally Dimir which is not possible. That being said, I do definitely think of him more from the books as someone who somehow knows everything and is involved, more like a spy than a stereotypical government official, though all of his work is for Redania and not exactly personal gain.

I also don't love your Regis pick, I think he has a lot more to him than the thoughtful partier, Yahenni. Especially since Yahenni is really doing what he is doing to extend his life, though he has and had some conflicting thoughts about what he does and must do. I am not sure if there is a reluctant vampire card, it kind of goes against the whole idea of being a vampire, but that is Regis to a certain extent. Something I found that is not legendary is Oathsworn Vampire, which works well with Mathas in terms of gaining life. It also works well in terms of flavor as Regis does not drink blood because of the oath he swore to himself, and he was believed to be dead for a while. Another option is Arvad the Cursed due to how his lack of blood-drinking is a pseudo-curse as it makes him weaker and suffer.

Orianna could definitely be one of the Olivias: Olivia Voldaren or Olivia, Mobilized for War (not so much Olivia, Crimson Bride). The red hair and being a vampire is very fitting, especially that they both party and run those parties.

Detlaff could be Sengir, the Dark Baron; he likes and benefits when things die and when people fail. Transformed Detlaff does look a bit more like The Haunt of Hightower but I know you are already thinking of that.

All in all, thank you for this!! Sorry for the long and late message, just got into Witcher in the past year-ish :).

BiggRedd54 on EDH Lazav, Dimir Mastermind

3 years ago

The first thing that jumps out at me is the amount of 5 cmc in your deck. To smoothen out your curve take a few out and put in some 4 drops, and maybe a 6 drop, Gyruda, Doom of Depths or The Haunt of Hightower for starts can be bombs. You could put some wheels in as anything accelerating your opponent’s draw (to discard) will accelerate your gameplan.

Good luck, it is hard to win with Mill out here, but not as hard as it used to be.

AceVonDuck on Card creation challenge

3 years ago

legendofa : Well, Thief of the Dark Forest would ABSOLUTELY be going into my The Haunt of Hightower deck.

Unlife on First attempt BW

3 years ago

I'm gonna put down a wall of text, so apologies in advance. Personally, I love Athreos, I run him in a commander deck myself. He relies a lot on draining your opponents through the attrition of your own creatures, as more often then not he is very hard to get rid of. Some more removal will help, but look at things like Abyssal Gatekeeper, Fleshbag Marauder, Merciless Executioner, since even if you sac them to their own effect, there is a good chance of sending them back to your hand. Some wider discard effects such as Dark Deal can help, even though they're not attached to creatures being able to drop one in a large game with Waste Not out can net you a lot of benefits. Throwing in a few just good things like Rise of the Dark Realms, Dictate of Erebos, Grave Pact, all synergize with your deck, and can usually punish your opponents. Bone Miser is just another copy of Waste Not, The Haunt of Hightower seems to be on theme and I'd definitely bump up your mana rock number. In terms of a combo win, Sanguine Bond/Exquisite Blood just need a single loss of life somewhere, while Mindcrank/Bloodchief Ascension function well independently within your deck as well as combo off together. I have no idea what your budget is but I hope this helps.

LordBlackblade on Free Contest: Ring in the …

3 years ago

As others have said, this is a really nice gesture, Azdranax!

2020 has been a low year for me (and I'm sure many others) in Magic. I started playing back in '98, then kinda fell off as I got older. I picked it up really again in college, when I learned about EDH. I had been playing weekly until this year put a stop to that (for obvious reasons).

I was really hoping the "Year of Commander" would give me enough brewing ideas to see me through until our local LGS opened up again. Unfortunately nothing really peaked my interest all year, save two exceptions: Tinybones, Trinket Thief and Belbe, Corrupted Observer.

I've tried building discard EDH in the past, and the commander was always the weakest part. I tried The Haunt of Hightower, but it was just too vulnerable and expensive. Enter Tinybones, Trinket Thief, and I was like "Yeah, that's what I am talking about!" Then, the supply issue and apparent high demand for the card pushed it to a point where I was more like, "It's good, but not $60+ good!" I'm glad to see the price has come down, still seems a bit pricey for what I consider a pretty janky concept for EDH.

Belbe, Corrupted Observer peaked my interest once she was spoiled. Her ability seems so breakable, but I was never able to come up with any list that really satisfied me. It's kind of a weird ability for Golgari (it feels really red IMO), and I wouldn't mind seeing how you would approach that!

Well this is getting a bit long, and I'm breaking my own rule of keeping it short and sweet. I look forward to seeing what you build!

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