Nihil Spellbomb


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Commander 2017 (C17) Common
Commander 2013 (C13) Common
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) 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 . If you do, draw a card.

Nihil Spellbomb Discussion

zentahryn on Muldrotha, the Stax Queen

6 days ago

Hi schnernv, sorry for the delay.

I really like this deck.

Winter Orb and some artifact destruction ( Seal of Primordium or Caustic Caterpillar ) work wonders!

Smokestack usually go to 4 counters, cheap permanents are great.

My favorite play is Contamination , locks most of the people out of the game.

Now I need some efficient way to deal with planeswalkers, Pithing Needle is not enough... Thinking about The Immortal Sun or going big with Karn, the Great Creator plus Mycosynth Lattice .

I'm testing some improvements:

Karn, the Great Creator replacing Null Rod .

Rhystic Study replacing Mystic Remora , based on my local meta.

Bloodchief Ascension replacing Magus of the Abyss , Magus never help to much, interaction between Zur's Weirding and Ascension are much better.

Narset, Parter of Veils replacing Chains of Mephistopheles , instant and sorcery spells are too valuable to just throw them in to the grave.

Ashiok, Dream Render replacing Nihil Spellbomb , two for one here.

Vash13 on Meren Aristocrat/Combo

1 week ago

Hey, good looking deck, ive been enjoying tuning up meren as well, feel free to take this with a grain of salt but here are a couple things i notice that i would suggest changing

-first i notice a strong discard theme, which i can understand the temtation to just get to dip cards into the grave, unfortunatly with some of these you might be unintentionally giving your opponent card advantage with cards like Dark Deal . I prefer Fauna Shaman to get cards from hand to grave yard, cause then you can find the other half of a combo, for ex. Fauna Shaman >discard Phyrexian Devourer search for Triskelion discard Triskelion search for Necrotic Ooze play it, win on the spot, or if there is a counter just bring him back at the end of turn and do it again. Another great option is Buried Alive when i play meren against another graveyard deck it is pretty much a race to get this because many times it can cause a graveyard deck to win on the spot. Also Phyrexian Reclamation and Tortured Existence can have some awsome graveyard interactions depending on your need -next is recurgence you have some great card effects that cant really be recurged like you can with creatures so cards like Nihil Spellbomb while a good effect maybe something like Agent of Erebos could give you much more value, in a deck like this seeking out creatures to do the job of spells can be very powerfull. Another card that does a lot of work for me is Life from the Loam getting lands and filling your grave yard is great ive played it turn two with no target to value drege on t3. -lastley im glad your running Necropotence many overlook this card for some crazy reason, but i would recomend running Reliquary Tower or Thought Vessel to get some crazy value out of it, my personal favorite is Venser's Journal but some ppl think its to costy, i understand that. -Well if you read all that thanks for listening to my rant, i enjoy playing meren a lot and have tested her in a pretty competetive environment extensivly, so i have lots of opinions on her lol. Some last thoughts would be to drop: Bloodghast , Priest of Forgotten Gods , Shriekmaw and add somthing like : Viscera Seer , Phyrexian Delver , and Fauna Shaman . Any questions or anything just let me know, i like talking about meren, good luck buddy

Metropolis39 on Modern Minotaur Madness

2 weeks ago

Try hitting the main pillars of sideboards; graveyard, combo, and bigmana hate. I suggest Damping Sphere for combo and tron hate Alpine Moon for tron/valakut hate Ravenous Trap or Tormod's Crypt or Nihil Spellbomb for graveyard hate And lastly 4x Duress for combo and control

Kjartan on Muldrotha, Queen of the Dead

2 weeks ago

Nihil Spellbomb is the cheapest option, and it's very competitive.

Tormod's Crypt is also both cheap and good.

Other than that Surgical Extraction and Leyline of the Void are both good options. but very expensive.

LordBlackblade on Phenax Mill

3 weeks ago

I want to second what cdkime said about diversifying your strategy. One of my decks is a Meren of Clan Nel Toth deck, and when there's a mill deck in my pod the victory is pretty much a given. I have two suggestions, one is pretty easy to implement, and the other requires considerably more alterations but from my experience can be quite powerful!

First, you could run Leyline of the Void to absolutely wreck graveyard decks. Add a few tutors, Demonic Tutor or Vampiric Tutor to increase the odds of getting it. It's obviously not perfect because it is just one card, but it helps massively against decks that would gain advantage from your milling. Other options in this vein include Relic of Progenitus , Tormod's Crypt , Nihil Spellbomb , and the ever-spicy Grafdigger's Cage .

The second strategy is to make your deck into a "hidden" theme deck utilizing Relentless Rats . One of the mill decks in my meta uses this strategy and more often than not, it works. With enough Relentless Rats out, they'll get pretty big butts that you can utilize with Phenax, God of Deception to mill your opponent out in one go. If that plan fails, or they're mill resistant ( Gaea's Blessing , Eldrazi Titans) you can just stomp their faces in with your rat army.

Blue_Flame on Haakon and His Knights

3 weeks ago

I just wanna say this deck looks SICK. Not like the "good in the modern meta" sick, but sick as in how many cool interactions there are in this deck. Like, I would never in my life think of a Haakon deck that plays Gifts Ungiven with a sub Knight-tribal theme that happens to have a Smallpox package as well as a surprise Phage the Untouchable win. Like, this is some serious spice right here.

It appears that you lack a sideboard, so I do have a couple suggestions for you -

More copies of Anguished Unmaking - this one's a no-brainer for dealing with stuff you normally can't deal with, like every threat that Tron plays or enchantments like Blood Moon .

Stony Silence - Affinity, Hardened Scales affinity, Tron, and Prison hate all wrapped up into one.

Nihil Spellbomb - Grave hate that doesn't hit your own graveyard. It's nuts.

wallisface on U/B Mill

4 weeks ago

If you guys aren’t doing best-of-3s or the whole sideboard thing, i’d just recommend running 3x Nihil Spellbomb and 2x Surgical Extraction mainboard. It’ll water down the deck a little in some matchups, but give you a much better time against a lot of nonsense

wallisface on U/B Mill

4 weeks ago

Cool - yeah i’ve seen a large number of mill decks running lots of Inquisition mainboard. But that’s liable to miss the drakes, and i’m not sure how good it’d be (I haven’t sideboarded in mine against them cause it doesn’t seem worth it). It’s probably one of those few matches where you need Damnation over Languish .

Game 1 is probably going to go pretty poorly, but with sideboard tech you should be able to win the game overall.

Aim on getting Tormod's Crypt or Nihil Spellbomb down asap to deal with the Pheonix. That’ll mean you then only have to worry about the Drake and Thing (which unfortunately both hit waaay too hard). Aim to Surgical Extraction one of them before they hit the table (aim for Drake if you have a choice). Fatal Push should also help (you’ll need fetchlands to be able to hit the Drake though). If you see them trying to dig to find something to play, a sneaky Unmoored Ego can remove their last hopes (though this is really only strong vs Drake itself, and any card they didn’t start with)

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Nihil Spellbomb occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.05%

Golgari: 0.75%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%