Nimble Obstructionist


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Rare

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Nimble Obstructionist

Creature — Bird Wizard

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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Nimble Obstructionist Discussion

smrkous on Spell drake cycle

6 days ago

It is quite interesting and tempting, although it is a creature. If it was a spell, I would really think about adding it. I actually think about removing Prophetic Ravings and sometimes even Bedlam Reveler although the latter has just so much value and synergy. The value and issues of Nimble Obstructionist I can see is (ordered by value for this deck):

  • counter ability for (bonus is draw and discard trigger) - great!
  • flash block - nice for the deck theoretically, but so far I haven't encountered any need for it
  • cycle for discard trigger - for it is quite expensive
  • not an instant / sorcery (and creature doesn't even trigger prowess) - it does nothing in your graveyard
  • costs always 3 mana - you can't easily get rid of it if you don't need it

But I definitely add it to maybeboard and it might be great for sideboard, thanks!

Szavor on Enigma of the Featherlight

1 week ago

Hey Darsul thanks for your comment! I came to those realizations before I even read your comment. I played with the deck a bunch of times against my friends and realized Bloodwater Entity was counter-intuitive to the deck's main goal. Also, as you pointed out, Nimble Obstructionist was put in there as a good flier + some utility, but it really doesn't work very well in the deck.

I removed both aforementioned cards in exchange for a playset of Unsummon and after playtesting a bit on my own, it flows MUCH better. Thank you for your advice!

Darsul on Enigma of the Featherlight

1 week ago

hmmm, your focus is off IMO. Nimble Obstructionist, Enigma Drake and Bloodwater Entity all share the same cmc and don't play well together though it may at first glance seem like they do. Looking closer we see Bloodwater Entity and to a lesser extent Riddleform are counter productive to Enigma Drake and Nimble Obstructionist just feels pushed. You need to focus on whats your power and weakness.

Dr_Jay on UW Draw-Go Control

1 week ago

To be honest, I would prefer some more Draw-Go elements here. Instead of a Supreme Verdict, how would you feel about Settle the Wreckage? It seems like it would be a solid play in the deck. Instead of Detention Sphere, maybe something like Condemn or even Stasis Snare? Instant speed is really important to Draw-Go. I am a big fan of some of the flash birds as well, I.E. Vendilion Clique, Nimble Obstructionist. Either way, I love Draw-Go, so keep on with it!

Frodomouth on Oops, there goes your $300 standard deck..

1 week ago

It might be better to go with a midrangey control build instead of mill, you could up the number of Nimble Obstructionists and look for some more cycle cards/lands and run Hollow One and Siren Stormtamer for backup. Baral's Expertise could be a nice stall card, especially if you get a Glimmer of Genius or something nice from it. Chart A Course also pairs nicely with Hollow One (free card draw, so basically just a 0 mana filter, or just as a 2 mana draw 1/2)

Unicornsareevil on Grixis Standard 2017

1 week ago

I'd run Negate over Essence Scatter since you should be able to handle creatures with removal. Since your only turn 1 play realistically is opt, I would add Evolving Wilds maybe in place of Aether Hub because it's good fixing, trimming and triggers revolt for Fatal Push. Blue bird, Nimble Obstructionist is pretty cool but I think he belongs in the sideboard because he's fairly narrow. Could do with more removal since push is narrow either Unlicensed Disintegration, Cut or more Vraska's Contempt/Bontu's Last Reckoning.

Just suggestion take 'em or leave 'em.

SufferFromEDHD on Egypt, The Chains Are On

2 weeks ago

Cool deck. I run a Naya cycling deck but it looks like black and blue bring a lot to the table.

Suggestions: Fluctuator!, Curator of Mysteries. Nimble Obstructionist, Scion of Darkness, Decree of Silence, Complicate, Grave Upheaval, Limits of Solidarity, Slice and Dice.

thehat on Advertise your deck!

3 weeks ago

Please leave a comment and not just a +1. Looking for advice on this new control, vs the current standard meta.

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