Creature — Vampire Shaman
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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Vampire Nighthawk Discussion
5 days ago
I also have adapted the Edgar deck, but mine is more casual. Haha. The only suggestion i have for you unfortunately is Nighthawk Scavenger over Vampire Nighthawk currently. I have been out of MtG for a little under a year, so I've forgotten most of my vampire clan. Haha. I'll get back into it though. Good luck!
4 weeks ago
libraryjoy, do you think I should add more dark rituals then? But ok, no twilight mire it is. I also do have the 4 Phyrexian Obliterator . The cards I don't have are Torment of Scarabs , Archfiend of Depravity , Eradicator Valkyrie , Vampire Nighthawk , Dauthi Voidwalker , and Epic Downfall but I can purchase these.
Would I just put one of those Gray Merchant of Asphodel ? One? I don't think I would use Archetype because of the mana cost, like you said. Honestly, Revenge of Ravens would go amazing with this. Tell your friend I say thank you! I was thinking of Stab Wound , but wasn't sure how well it had fit.
I was also thinking of adding possibly Erebos, God of the Dead .
1 month ago
I've played a bunch of budget modern lists - Nighthawk's competition is Gurmag Angler . They require similar setup, but angler doesn't die to push/bolt and doesn't need the graveyard to stay stocked.
To pick scavenger over angler, you need to take advantage of its typing, keywords or cmc - ideally all of them. Vampire/rogues have some neat synergies, but vamps already have good tools for 'getting a big creature' while rogues tend towards a more aggressive build that wants 1 drops. It does form part of a set with the other Vampire Nighthawk clones, but using deathtouch/lifelink well enough to justify all of them is trickier than it sounds - a 3 drop is high mana in modern, and deathtouch makes it want to trade up.
I could see a jund list with nighthawk built around using both Bloodbraid Elf and Collected Company to power out 3 drop creatures. If there is a card that lets your creatures ping stuff or says 'everything has trample' strong enough, it might make it to teir 2, but that doesn't exist yet.
2 months ago
love the idea and got a lot of great cards you should consider: Erebos, God of the Dead i might run 3 of these boys. obv choice with black devotion.
Crypt Ghast is gonna pop off in this deck, no doubt. Royal Assassin as well. I'd ditch the Nightveil Specter since they could easily be replaced with Vampire Nighthawk for way more value. also consider Bloodsoaked Champion
2 months ago
Karlov of the Ghost Council is an INSANE card for a deck like this when you combo it with ajani. its pricey, but kicks major ass. I'd look into cheaper dual lands like Caves of Koilos and Temple of Silence . They both work pretty well for me
Kaya's Guile and Mortify are super strong here too. perhaps consider ditching Vampire of the Dire Moon and Vizkopa Vampire for Gifted Aetherborn or Vampire Nighthawk since those 1 drops are easy targets for cheap removal.
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2 months ago
Since this is your custom card, there's no reason for her to exist at all, to be completely fair :P
Have you playtested this though? Paying life is usually really easy to break if you try, especially in a tribe that's loaded with Lifelink. I mean, a Vampire Nighthawk will gain you 2 life in addition to a 6/7 haste, menace, flying, deathtouch, lifelink creature, for 3 mana, without literally any downside.
Maybe you could add a "players can't gain life" so that the downside of paying life actually is a downside in vampires? It feels really silly as is, and that's just by reading the text, not even having it seen in play once.
2 months ago
To stay more in black, I would consider some sort of vampire sacrifice, counters, and/or lifedrain strategy. Your black cards that could work well in such a deck would be Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim , Embodiment of Agonies , Kambal, Consul of Allocation , Knight of the Ebon Legion , Mortician Beetle , Souls of the Faultless , Castigate , Disentomb , Gerrard's Verdict , Revival / Revenge , Despark , and Grim Return . Most of the other black cards are at least playable as well. The only two I'd cut in most circumstances are Underworld Dreams and In Garruk's Wake . The former needs more build-around while the latter just costs too much to be a consistent boardwipe.
Cards I'd look at adding for such a build might be Gatekeeper of Malakir , Anowon, the Ruin Sage , Sangromancer , Dictate of Erebos , Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet , Victim of Night , Indulgent Aristocrat , Pawn of Ulamog , Grim Haruspex , Silversmote Ghoul , Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Vampire Nighthawk , Vampire of the Dire Moon , Malakir Cullblade , Blood Artist , Urge to Feed , Feast of Blood , Heliod, Sun-Crowned , Archangel of Thune , Cruel Celebrant , Drana's Emissary , Indulging Patrician , Malakir Bloodwitch , Marauding Blight-Priest , Sanctum Seeker , Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose , and Pious Evangel Flip.
3 months ago
Thanks for the wonderful advice, EVENcast! I think you are absolutely right, I should lean more into one win condition. It is an odd place to be with Elenda as commander--it almost feels like she wants to go wide and voltron at once. I cut Sunbond , Black Market , and Martyr's Bond (felt like it was too slow, other cards do it's job better). Picking up Arcane Signet and Westvale Abbey Flip, and throwing the Vampire Nighthawk in. See what I can do to focus more on going wide/aristocrats/vampires I suppose. Cheers!