Nihil Spellbomb


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 Common
Scars of Mirrodin Common

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Nihil Spellbomb


, Sacrifice Nihil Spellbomb: Exile all cards from target player's graveyard.

When Nihil Spellbomb is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may pay b. If you do, draw a card.

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Nihil Spellbomb Discussion

sylvannos on Is there any possibility this ...

4 days ago

I think you would benefit from playing Delver of Secrets  Flip in the deck. Or, in other words, play more like a Delver deck with Death's Shadow rather than a Zoocide deck with control elements. Trying to win on turn 2 consistently in a large tournament is going to be a problem. You're going up against a variety of different decks. If you're going all-in on a combo, you're gonna eventually lose to a deck like Jund Midrange or Grixis Control when you inevitably run into them at a large event.

One of the guys at my shop has done really well playing such a list. You can play a turn 1 Delver of Secrets  Flip or Thoughtseize, then lock your opponent out of the game with Remands, Mana Leak, and Stubborn Denial. The best part is you have Death's Shadow to inevitably wreck your opponent's day.

Here is what (I think) his decklist looks like:

That's one of the reasons I would play Esper Death's Shadow over the regular all-in version of the deck. Right now, you're not taking full advantage of the colors you're in except for Snapcaster Mage, Path to Exile, and Lingering Souls.

My suggestions may be too much to test in a short time frame if you're planning on going to a large event soon. I agree with APPLE01DOJ that your sideboard needs work. It's the best way to prepare for a large event without changing much.

I'd suggest something like:

2x Stony Silence
2x Kor Firewalker
1x Spellskite
1x Lost Legacy
1x Hibernation
2x Inquisition of Kozilek
1x Anguished Unmaking
1x Timely Reinforcements
2x Countersquall
1x Murderous Cut
1x Nihil Spellbomb

KongMing on Oops, it went to your grave (Esper-Mill)

4 days ago

You need cards that can stop things like the old Eldrazi titans, Eternity Vessel, anything that can shuffle the grave into the library. Ravenous Trap and Extirpate, and Crypt Incursion are good, but not repeatable, and do you no good if you don't have mana to respond with at instant speed.

I can think of at least three options to help make your mill permanent. Leyline of the Void, Rest in Peace, and Nihil Spellbomb.

robbnoble on Junk Aggro Modern

4 days ago

I would dump all the four drops in the deck and instead run 4 Collected Company and add a land. I would also dump 2 Fleecemane Lion for 2 Scavenging Ooze, taking one from the sideboard. Then, with so much Grave hate mainboard, you can free up another sideboard slot by removing Nihil Spellbomb. Ideally, these two sideboard spots would be for Fulminator Mage, but if you don't have the budget for him Tidehollow Sculler is a nice fit for some more hand disruption.

takeaseathoney on Return and Mill

6 days ago

i saw you were using some untap cards for the activated abilities of some of your creatures; these two cards are the best untap cards for blue:

Pemmin's Aura


Freed from the Real

Opposition would work really well in combination with Tormod's Crypt or Nihil Spellbomb, and as Propaganda is great too. they'll all help you stall out and stay alive until you've milled them completely.

mrfab13 on JUND WIP

6 days ago

all jund decks are more or less the same, but for creatures id consider Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip , its important to play around with numbers for you hand disruptions, also dont forget about Collective Brutality and Duress,

Chandra, Torch of Defiance is a option aswell

for decks in modern a SB is incredably important, from memeory you will need stuff liek Nihil Spellbomb, Damnation, Anger of the Gods, Night of Souls' Betrayal, Fulminator Mage and Kitchen Finks

oh yeah and money...

Cutler on Tap God

1 week ago

although Startled Awake  Flip seems good milling 13 cards but not for 4-5 mana when i have Traumatize it is too much of a mana-sink to be effective to recur, it doesn't do anything with Phenax, God of Deception in turns of its ability as a creature tapping to mill either.

ill definitely chuck a Tormod's Crypt in and add in a Nihil Spellbomb when i acquire one :) (Omg im having Dimir Cluestone flashbacks) xD

I will also consider Bloodchief Ascension but every time i try to buy it it is sold out online :(

I don't quite understand the utility of an Oblivion Sower outside of my clone effects copying its ability for some janky goodness is it not just a worse Wayfarer's Bauble or Burnished Hart?

Neotrup on Tap God

1 week ago

I'd recommend more ways to keep your opponents from using their graveyards. Undead Alchemist was already mentioned, and Leyline of the Void is really good (though it's price tag might be prohibitive). I'd also toss in either Tormod's Crypt or Nihil Spellbomb, leaning more towards the spellbomb for the cantrip effect. With exiling cards, you can also take greater advantage of a Oblivion Sower, as it takes all exiled lands from the targeted player, not just ones hit with it's own exile ability. Bloodchief Ascension also combos with Mindcrank, and if you do add Undead Alchemist, it combos well with Altar of the Brood, often ending a multiplayer game right then and there.

Chasmolinker on GB Rock

1 week ago

I swapped Relic of Progenitus for Nihil Spellbomb. I hadn't thought of the downside of relic. I think I'm gonna drop Painful Truths as well. I had it in my Jund sb but in 2 colors it's not worth it. I'll will go with Read the Bones instead. Thanks for the suggestions.

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