Vampire Nighthawk

Vampire Nighthawk

Creature — Vampire Shaman

Flying

Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)

Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)

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Set Rarity
Commander 2020 (C20) Uncommon
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Uncommon
Explorers of Ixalan (EO2) Uncommon
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Uncommon
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi (DDP) Uncommon
Commander 2013 (C13) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK) Uncommon
Magic 2013 (M13) Uncommon
MTG: Commander (CMD) Uncommon
Zendikar (ZEN) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Vampire Nighthawk occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.09%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.16%

RBW (Mardu): 0.69%

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Vampire Nighthawk Discussion

Seabody on [Primer] Political Subterfuge - Marchesa Aikido

1 week ago

Hey Eloniel,

Your list looks pretty solid to me! I know Vampire Nighthawk seems subpar in EDH but it's quite good in this deck. Deters attacks, gains us life and steak back the Monarchy if needed. Other than that the only other suggest I would have is Pyroblast or REB - they are such a beating against blue.

Searchlight and Chimes are likely better as signets/talismans - but I could see the political argument for running them and I'd imagine they are fun.

Ninokun on $5 Vraska's Touch

1 week ago

Vampire Nighthawk would also be a nice addition to this list, if you have a couple of extra bucks.

multimedia on [Primer] Rainforest Shmainforest: Not For Hippies!

2 weeks ago

Hey, interesting version of Kathril and nice primer.

Fauna Shaman and Stinkweed Imp can be an engine to tutor for creatures and discard/self-mill creatures. Imp has flying keyword and dredge; Fauna is a way to get it back into your graveyard to dredge again while also tutoring for a creature. Doom Whisperer has flying/trample keywords and using life for surveil can be a self-mill/manipulate the top card of your library source. Doom is a good card while also providing keywords for Kathril. Sylvan Caryatid has important hexproof keyword while also being a source of ramp.

Cards to consider cutting:

Good luck with your deck.

Ninokun on Back in Black Midrange

3 weeks ago

How about replacing Gifted Aetherborn by Vampire Nighthawk? It's almost the same by flying.

Awesome deck,

Blobby_Bobby on Kambal - First Approach to Commander

1 month ago

That is a very good question, what to cut. I don't want to micromanage anything but here are cards I feel are "weak" with what you have going (also, keep Dash Hopes if your play group hates it, it must be good ;))

Out (?): Conclave Tribunal

Dictate of Erebos (I know, it's an amazing card, but without creature support it isn't actually doing anything for you. This is a soft cut, it's always going to put a little work in just like Butcher of Malakir)

Maybe replace Prison Realm with One Thousand Lashes and/or Faith's Fetters

I LOVE Subversion but is it really putting in enough UMPH for 5 CMC? I really like Righteous Cause but that's just me. Hissing Miasma is pretty cool too, no life gain but it's cheaper and deters attacks.

Consecrate / Consume (hope formatting works here) is a 4 cmc kind of squanky force sacrifice of the most dangerous (most powerful) creature of an opponent. I don't like it. You have a huge removal suite and this seems like a good cut. You have Orzhov, you are the removal king and you can Murder or Return to Dust

Consecrate / Consume is too situational to be useful in your go-to 100

Revival / Revenge is sexy, keep it. But look at what cards actually make it mean something. Serra Avatar Evra, Halcyon Witness Sunbond etc. Play around with it, but in my experience, it is rare for doubling your life total to more impactful than gaining 3 instances of life gain. (but look at Wall of Reverence

Cut Dismember for more "UMPH" (kill conditions) Cut Make a Stand for more "UMPH" (kill conditions) Cut Nightmare's Thirst It is too situational for you. We can find better removal. Find room for more "UMPH" (kill conditions) Cut Rootborn Defenses we're going to add some creatures who love life gain after this section

OK, stick with me on this one: Liliana, Dreadhorde General draws cards for dead creatures, right? But... you don't have creatures (really) in your deck... Not saying cut her, but she would and will be happier in a sacrifice black deck (Maybe a Sheoldred, Whispering One deck, I think you could do it). If you need to make cuts I'm saying she isn't doing much for you here but letting you draw sometimes.

We're not abusing Athreos, God of Passage but he's too awesome to cut. If he isn't pulling his weight in this deck you can ship me the card, I'll give you my address. ;)

Mentioned Butcher of Malakir before: awesome card as deterrence but it shines when you have a lot of token to sacrifice for value. not an immediate cut, but if you include Sheoldred, Whispering One and Dictate of Erebos you might want want to add some sacrifice/recursion to capitalize. Making your sacrifices give you advantage and hurt your enemies is the coolest thing black can do.

Cut Piper of the Swarm replace with Vampire Cutthroat or Vampire Nighthawk or Call to the Feast or really anything. Piper isn't helping your mechanics. Replace with Sunscorch Regent because that guy beefs up fast and hard.

In (?)

Dusk is a great wipe and the dual nature of the card gives utility.

This is your call. I'd recommend Sunscorch Regent as a win-con.

Serra Avatar is great with life gain, especially if you add Rogue's Passage

Just look for ways to make that life gain work for you: Bloodbond Vampire Bloodthirsty Aerialist Ajani's Pridemate

Rebuff the Wicked is a fantastic counterspell, works with you control aspect. If it were me I'd add more card draw and Approach of the Second Sun and aim for that. Easier win con than Revel in Riches in my experience (have mardu deck based on treasure, removal and alternate win cons and Approach of the Second Sun is much easier and more reliable than Revel in Riches.

I don't know what else to say. You make your own Kambal deck. Just know you need some "UMPH" to take down your opponents beyond some life gain and drain. I love the build, but you need to 'seal the deal' as it were.

multimedia on Otrimi, Ever-Playful

1 month ago

Hey, infect seems powerful with Otrimi, but if you play casual then you will become the archenemy.

Don't underestimate Slippery Bogle and Gladecover Scout. Mutating a hexproof creature makes it safe to mutate not just the first time but other times after. Wizards helped the mutate mechanic by if the target creature you're mutating dies in response to the mutate then you still get the mutate creature on the battlefield, but it doesn't trigger "when this creature mutates" abilities. Instead it just ETB as another creature not mutated. With hexproof you don't have to worry about this.

Blossoming Defense and Vines of Vastwood are helpful spells for mutate because for one mana they can give any creature you want to mutate hexproof in response to removal. Crystal Shard can be repeatable bounce of an entire mutate pile back to your hand to then mutate again. Use this effect to change the creatures Otrimi is mutated to. To avoid Commander tax use Shard to bounce Otrimi back to your hand if it's stuck on the battlefield since it couldn't mutate.

Flying is a good ability to pair with Otrimi. Birds of Paradise and Maraleaf Pixie are mana dorks who fly. Needle Specter, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Vampire Nighthawk give Otrimi good abilities. Specter has a busted combat damage trigger when it has 6 or more power. Drana can put a counter on the mutated creature and all other attacking creatures. Nighthawk mutated with Otrimi makes a 6/6 flying, trample, lifelink, deathtouch threat.

Jarad's Orders can tutor for a creature put it into your hand and tutor for a creature with mutate and put it into your graveyard to then recur it with Otrimi. Mask of Memory can be repeatable draw and discard and one mana to equip is nice.

Pernicious Deed can be powerful with Otrimi. If Otrimi is the top creature of the mutate pile then the pile has a CMC of 6. Sac Deed for less than six to hopefully destroy a lot of your opponents cards and not your mutate pile. All of the creatures on the bottom of the top creature don't count as creature cards on the battlefield. The only creature of the mutate pile that does is the top creature therefore all other creatures in the pile are not destroyed by Deed.

Yavimaya Coast, Woodland Cemetery, Ash Barrens are budget lands to consider adding.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Snapdax, Apex of Mutation

1 month ago

Hey, first version of Snapdax I've seen.

The double strike of Snapdax makes a mutated flying infect creature very deadly. Mutating Plague Stinger or Whispering Specter for instance. Infect is however not a fun type of deck for casual Commander, but it's an option if that's not a problem in your playgroup.

Darksteel Myr and Adanto Vanguard have indestructible protection from most removal when they mutate. Mother of Runes is repeatable protection to safely mutate or it can protect the mutated creature in combat or make it unblockable before combat.

Flying is the best other ability to pair with double strike. Needle Specter, Drana, Liberator of Malakir and Vampire Nighthawk are flying creatures to mutate. Needle has a busted combat damage trigger when it has a lot of power. Drana when she does combat damage to a player because of double strike can put two +1/+1 counters on the mutated creature as well as any other attacking creatures. Nighthawk mutates into real threat with flying, double strike, lifelink, deathtouch.

Abilities that trigger when you do combat damage to a player trigger twice with double strike. Needle Specter and Drana, Liberator of Malakir can take advantage of this so can several other cards. Mask of Memory, draws four cards and discard two cards. Azra Oddsmaker, discard one card, draw four cards and it can choose itself. Grenzo, Havoc Raiser, double strike triggers this guy twice.

Swords to Plowshares and Generous Gift are removal spells to consider adding. Open the Armory can tutor for an equipment. Exotic Orchard, Caves of Koilos, Battlefield Forge, Dragonskull Summit, Isolated Chapel, Clifftop Retreat are lands to consider adding.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on PRIMAL LADY BUG

1 month ago

Hey, the mutate idea is interesting, but I think you need those card spots for more cards that can put other cards into your graveyard. If you have deck space left over then add the mutate cards, but mutate is not helping to be able to cast Kathril; getting creatures into your graveyard does.

Doom Whisperer and Stinkweed Imp are creatures to consider adding since they can put other cards into your graveyard with dredge or surveil. These can be repeatable effects and they both have keywords for Kathril. Whisperer can dump a ton of your library into your graveyard for no mana cost only life with surveil 2. In 40 life Commander this can put a lot of cards into your graveyard hopefully a creature with lifelink so you can gain all the life back. Whisperer by itself as a five drop is a threat.

Stinkweed has good interaction with cards that want you to discard a card since after dredge Strinkweed returns to your hand and you want to discard it. I know this is a budget deck, but Entomb is an expensive card to make room for. Corpse Connoisseur and Gravebreaker Lamia are an Entomb effect with a creature and Connoisseur can do it potentially twice with unearth.

Other cards within the budget to consider adding:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Jungle Hollow
  • Scoured Barrens
  • Vivid Grove
  • Vivid Marsh
  • Vivid Meadow
  • Temple of Silence
  • Grim Backwoods
  • Cubwarden
  • Dirge Bat
  • Insatiable Hemophage
  • Auspicious Starrix
  • Mindleecher
  • Cavern Whisperer
  • Necropanther
  • Gurmag Swiftwing
  • Karmic Guide
  • Oketra's Monument

Good luck with your deck.

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