The Haunt of Hightower

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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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Mythic Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Arena Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Historic Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

The Haunt of Hightower occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

The Haunt of Hightower Discussion

DadHumanPraetor on Modern Hatebears

4 days ago

Blood Seeker Archfiend of Depravity Archfiend of Despair lots of demons The Haunt of Hightower sort of Demons have a bunch but they arent very mana efficient Hushbringer is a fantastic card and shuts off a lot of decks.

Tissuey_Arena on Fun Commanders for a Timmy ...

1 week ago

The Haunt of Hightower is an unusual commander that can be built as a Timmy deck (play big spells! Get big creature!), but in a uniquely mono-black way. My deck: Haunt of Hightower v4.0 is Mass Discard Voltron. It's not uncommon to swing for lethal the first time you attack with the Haunt. You could also build him with a theme other than discard and probably draw less hate (and be less of a"glass cannon"), but maybe not be quite as explosive.

Ghalta, Primal Hunger vehicle tribal is another interesting Voltron deck that is much less likely to make you feel bad for playing it. I don't have a list for this one but Commander's Quarters has a video for it.

Saiyamax on Empty Handed

2 weeks ago

Reminds me of how I would build a deck for The Haunt of Hightower, but in that deck I would also spam kill spells and maybe some mill. Could be a good inclusion in this deck

blfngl on Memory loss

2 months ago

Sick deck. Is King Macar, the Gold-Cursed being used with Freed from the Real and Phenax, God of Deception? That's a disgusting combo. Also, doesn't the Undead Alchemist + haste effect only work if you hit creatures? What if an opponent has all noncreature spells in their library?

Below are my initial thoughts. I'm no mill authority, so take my suggestions with a grain of salt. The most important thing to remember when playing commander is to play the way that YOU want to play, not someone else. These are just some cards I might put in if I was piloting Phenax.

You could use more draw. Cards like Windfall and Whispering Madness are excellent sources of both draw and mill. Ponder, Preordain, Chart a Course, Compulsive Research and Consecrated Sphinx are simply solid draw effects. Additionally, Rhystic Study is probably better for our meta than Mystic Remora, I'd say half the decks at our LGS don't play noncreature spells before turn three.

I'm not a huge fan of The Haunt of Hightower. I'd probably play one of these cards in its place: Lord of the Void or Diluvian Primordial.

I think you need more efficient mill effects. Mesmeric Orb, Memory Erosion, Altar of Dementia, Altar of the Brood, Dreamborn Muse and Nemesis of Reason are cheaper and more effective than some of the millers you're playing.

Finally, stronger ramp is needed. I think cards like Scaretiller and Nyx Lotus are too slow and conditional; you want ramp that will immediately take effect. Consider Thran Dynamo, Solemn Simulacrum, Talisman of Dominance and Arcane Signet.

I think if you take some of the cards I've mentioned here and trim down some of the extraneous cards from your deck you can definitely power it up to a seven. Also: I wouldn't remove a ton of cards right away. I've found it's better to make small changes here and there, it's easier for me to see the card's impact on the deck.

K1ngMars on "Library.exe has stopped working" | Phenax Primer

3 months ago

That's a quite critic analysis, thanks multimedia.

I'll have to think a lot about the swaps for the next update, since trying to lower the curve and improve ramp will definitely go towards improving the deck's consistency.

Adding Muddle the Mixture is definitely a good idea, more so than Drift of Phantasms. Fact is that I don't want the deck to become too reliable or else it could overcome too easily the other decks in my playgroup.

I will also consider whether to add the fish, since it's very powerful. I don't see however Into the Story as a bad card, so I'll have to search a spot for the fish somewhere else.

The idea of keeping only Consuming Aberration and The Haunt of Hightower as */* creatures it's a bit of a stretch in my opinion, thus I will first try to cut in other areas. If this doesn't work out, I'll consider cutting the less efficient creatures.

Keening Stone is part of a very mana intensive combo with Traumatize, though I'll admit that it always felt like a dud card, so I will probably cut it for Altar of the Brood.

I'd however like to keep Dauthi Embrace since it can be used to make big creatures unlockable. Still, it's not what the deck wants to do, but it can work in a pinch.

Rasaru on Drawing Dead

4 months ago

alechodgin23 I think I agree with your comment about Oona, Queen of the Fae and I didn't catch that on the Endbringer . However, I wanted to push back on Avatar of Woe . With what my deck should be able to do, I should be able to play it 99% of the time for only . So, it may be worth the shot. (maybe?) I like the idea of adding more removal. I think I need to look into that some more.. No comments on the The Haunt of Hightower or Knacksaw Clique ? :)

Rasaru on Drawing Dead

4 months ago

Valius & alechodgin23 - How about a The Haunt of Hightower or Knacksaw Clique to replace Sire of Stagnation ? I had also considered Avatar of Woe , Oona, Queen of the Fae and Endbringer , but feel like those first two would synergize a bit better with the rest of the deck.

*I just ordered a few replacements and will update my list once I receive them! You're suggestions are appreciated! Please don't forget to upvote my deck!

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