Nimble Obstructionist

Nimble Obstructionist

Creature — Bird Wizard

Flash
Flying
Cycling 2U (2U, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
When you cycle Nimble Obstructionist, counter target activated or triggered ability you don't control.

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Nimble Obstructionist occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.04%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Nimble Obstructionist Discussion

BrandonJamesCAC on UW Control

1 month ago

I think upping Narset to 3 is almost always going to feel better than Architect Jace. Narset gives you 2 free Impulses allowing you to run less of several cards.

Also isn't Seal Away better than that cycling one?

Nimble Obstructionist is good.

Search for Azcanta  Flip

Too bad all the Pioneer Counterspells are terrible

Magnanimous on Kiora: Cruelty Without End

1 month ago

You should seriously consider replacing most or all of your fogs with Genesis , Spore Frog , and Kami of False Hope . A Green/White shell with Eladamri's Call and maybe Chord of Calling if you want to go really creature heavy. You would need discard of some sort, I think a jump-start spell like Radical Idea or Chemister's Insight would be the best option in your main Bant colors, but Raven's Crime , Collective Brutality , and Liliana of the Veil are fantastic options in black. Running counters may also be nice, Nimble Obstructionist is especially interesting.

multimedia on Chromium’s Esperations

2 months ago

Hey, yes your idea of reducing the voltron is the direction to go. However, if you have Sword of Feast and Famine then keep it, don't cut it. It's the best equipment if you're going for more control. Letting you tap out to play spells and then attack to untap your lands to then cast control spells during your opponents' turns is very good. If budget is a concern Batterskull can be cut to clear quite a bit of price for more control cards.

Aven Mindcensor , Nimble Obstructionist and Baleful Strix are good control creatures who can also hold equipment well since they have flying. Strix is an artifact. Other good control cards within the budget:

wallisface on 'The Popsicle' Mono Blue Tempo

3 months ago

I feel like Magus of the Bazaar , Nightveil Sprite and Nimble Obstructionist are all bad choices for a modern-matchup here. Siren Stormtamer isn’t great either.

You really want to be running the full playset of Thing in the Ice  Flip, though i understand you may not yet be able to from a budget standpoint.

I think this deck can do ok against modern decks, but your current budget restrictions (i see you’re also missing Serum Visions ) will hurt, and will make winning reliably a lot harder.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Flame On (Grixis Control)

3 months ago

alexjustdoit Unfortunately, I don't have time to play modern during the school year. And frankly, I don't think this decklist is very good.

But I've been thinking about Grixis in my free time, and I think Unearth should be incorporated into the deck. Graveyard hate has declined, so we can start dipping into graveyard synergies again.

I've become convinced that Force of Negation is not the way to go. I like the card, but modern doesn't require it. It doesn't counter creatures, and Wurmcoil Engine and Primeval Titan are creatures that we want to counter.

I think Inquisition of Kozilek , Kolaghan's Command , and Tasigur, the Golden Fang have never been better. Tasigur and Inquisition are really good vs Burn, which is the most popular deck right now. K-command beats artifacts and midrange, aka Whirza and Jund, so it's really good. Tron is the only problem, but Fulminator Mage out of the sideboard can make the matchup passable.

I really like the idea of Nimble Obstructionist , and I'm going to keep testing it, but I think it's a little too slow in practice. Unearth might be able to fix its problems.

I'm not sure where counterspells fit into Grixis right now. We need to play a few, or we're playing a worse deck than Jund. I think 2 Spell Snare is the best way to start, with a split of Mana Leak and Countersquall , and maybe 2 Cryptic. And I like Force or Dispel or Countersquall or Disdainful Stroke in the sideboard, depending mostly on how the Tron and Burn matchups feel.

If you want to play grixis with counterspells, I highly highly recommend 6-8 counterspells in the main with another 3-4 in the sideboard.

plusARGON on UR Wizards Prowess

3 months ago

I like this version! I'm ALWAYS trying to play Nimble Obstructionist and this seems like a decent place to try!

SeekerofSecrets on UW Tempo (Budget-ish)

8 months ago

So I think that your a little threat heavy and should pick a game plan. Tempo decks want to land a single threat turn 1/2 and protect it until you win with it. Midrange wants to create enough space between you and your opponent and then land a large threat or 2 to win the game.

If you want to play tempo (which I absolutely love but isn't well positioned atm) delver, Pteramander and Thing in the Ice  Flip, Nimble Obstructionist and Spell Queller are your best threat options. But for this at a minimum of 27 instants and sorcery while 10-12 of these being cantrips.

I think UW midrange might be your better option, theres actually a few people at lgs currently playing it and they do pretty well. I think that you might be just a tad threat heavy so I think I'd just drop 3 delver some number of Torrential Gearhulk . I also think that you need Mission Briefing and maybe 1 copy of Logic Knot . You could also try Ojutai's Command .

I know that's allot, just dont give up like I did, I played U tempo for the better part of a year before giving up and picking up storm X) goodluck!

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