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Vampire Nighthawk
Zendikar

Reviewed December 16, 2009

Constructed: 4.25
Casual: 4.25
Limited: 4.25
Multiplayer: 3.75

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Vampire Nighthawk

I love any cheap creature that retains value into the late game - that's why some of my friends are totally sick of seeing Dark Confidant! If you don't like having your favorite creatures outclassed and overwhelmed by control finishers, pick up some Vampire Nighthawks. I've seen people hold back Shivan Dragons and Sphinxes of Jwar Isle because they saw this creature untapped.

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is the amazing Vampire Nighthawk... Here we have a three mana 2/3 Flying creature, which alone would be powerful for Black, but add on Lifelink and Deathtouch and you have an insanely powerful uncommon.

In Constructed, Casual, and Multiplayer this is a very powerful choice at the three drop slot in any Black deck, especially one with a vampire theme. There really is no negative to this card aside from the double Black in the mana cost and perhaps not having Vigilance to make it ideal in every situation.

For Limited this should be drafted ahead of many rares as the power level trumps quite a few. In Sealed this is the kind of card that can cause someone to play Black instead of another color. The double Black limits the ability to just splash one into another deck, but few cards can match the power this offers. In Booster this is a top pick and should almost never be passed. In either try to make the deck use as much Black mana as possible to increase the odds of playing this for the third turn.

Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5

Paul

Magic The Gathering COTD: Vampire Nighthawk

Welcome back readers today’s card of the day is an essential lynchpin of standard vampire decks, Vampire Nighthawk is a 2/3 vampire with three highly relevant abilities, flying, deathtouch, lifelink making it a potent creature on both offense and defense. Three mana for a powerful creature that even gets better with its tribal enabler, three mana for a creature with so many relevant combat abilities is a good bargain and it provides a must deal with threat for the standard vampire deck. In extended this card has not seen play and I doubt it will until rotation and vampires are a possible tribal deck type in extended. In casual and multiplayer vampires are a powerful creature type that has mass amounts of support and can be suited to taking on more than one player due to the opponents have 10 or less life clause on some vampire cards. In limited this card is bombtastic all relevant abilities mean it can single handedly help decide games, a reason to go black if there ever was one. Overall a powerful card that assists in supporting a powerful archetype and a card that can help define limited games. The power of this card doesn’t need much explanation.

Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0


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