Nighthowler - Theros Spoiler


  • Color: Black
  • Type: Enchantment Creature - Horror
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Set:

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Bestow 1 ManaRed Mana (If you cast this card for its bestow cost, it’s an Aura spell with enchant creature. It becomes a creature again if it’s not attached to a creature.)

Nighthowler and enchanted creature each get +X/+X, where X is the number of creature cards in all graveyards.

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  • harakka

    Umbra stalkerish art, interesting lhurgoyfish thing.

  • guy

    nightmare could take him.

    • Quinn Carrico

      Or bestow Nightmare with Nighthowler.

      • Wangler

        Oh god…

        • Joshua McTiernan

          I know! Now we have a Nightmare howling in the night! And it won’t shut up! :)

  • Andy Dondes

    Best bestow so far

  • promo will be worth it just for the art

  • CodyGozRawr

    Now that’s a good bestow cost, wizards is confusing, they make bestow too expensive when it’s giving enchanted creature much, but when it has a lot of potential like this, they make it reasonable?

    • Zombie

      The rarer a creature is, generally the more efficient it will be.

      It’s why this has a very reasonable Bestow cost, Polukranos has a good Monstrosity cost, etc.

      Wizards doesn’t want every single Bestow or Monstrosity to be amazingly underpriced because it would pretty much destroy the Theros Limited environment immediately.

  • Antares

    Sweet. A reasonable Bestow cost. I’m excited to see further bestows with both potential and reasonable costs. Truth is, we’d only seen either commons or one janky (intro deck) rare for Bestow; not the best examples. Hopefully we’ll see more like this. Something like this in Jund/Junk will be brutal (thanks to all the kill spells).

  • Zombie

    Wizards seems like they’re trying really hard to keep Reanimator in Standard.

    Self- Mill, reanimate a huge bomb, play this on it, laugh maniacally.

  • Kevan Kramer

    Finally a good Bestow Cost.

  • richardshort2001

    Something I just thought of about bestow. If your opponent kills the
    target creature in response, the Bestow spell would be countered,
    right? You wouldn’t even get the creature, I think. That’s kinda

    • Somnom

      Nope, you get a creature. If it stops being an Aura for any reason, it simply becomes a creature.

      • richardshort2001

        Don’t think so, haven’t seen the rulings yet, but if the creature dies when it’s still on the stack then it’s still an aura without a target and is countered.

      • richardshort2001

        Nevermind just saw they wrote a new rule specifically for bestow that causes the spell to stop being an Aura on the stack if it’s target is destroyed. That makes it significantly better.

  • Nickerton

    I Bestow this on my Mortivore that’s holding a Bonehoard.

  • Sequoyah Sebastian Hoffman

    Makes me a bit sad that this has to share a Standard format with Scavenging Ooze.