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Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath
Planeswalker — Nixilis
+2: Each opponent loses 1 life. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.
-2: Put a 5/5 black Demon creature token with flying onto the battlefield. You lose 2 life.
-8: You gain an emblem with ", Sacrifice a creature: You gain X life and draw X cards, where X is the sacrificed creature's power."
Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath can be your Commander.
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Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath Discussion
3 weeks ago
NeonEndymion: List looks pretty good. What is your meta generally like? cEDH as in doomsday/blood pod/teferi stax? If so, you probably can cut Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath/Bitterblossom/some boardwipes and add more cards that help you assemble the combo more consistently. Also in a cEDH meta, you only need two boardwipes (toxic deluge and cyclonic rift) as the meta is very combo-centric and creature light and more permissions/cantrips like Brainstorm.
In a 75% meta, I think your current list of boardwipe should be sufficient. Flusterstorm/Daze/Abrupt Decay are more narrow in scope and should be cut as they don't affect the 75% meta as much in my opinion.
1 month ago
Yeah that new land needs to jump into my Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath deck right away.
1 month ago
It might be in flavor if you focused on effects gaining you life and losing opponents.
Things that work well for that are) Agent of Masks, Bloodchief Ascension, Campaign of Vengeance, Cliffhaven Vampire, Drana's Emissary, maybe Essence Depleter (depending on your mana rock situation), Exquisite Blood/Sanguine Bond, Exsanguinate, Falkenrath Noble, Infectious Curse, DEFINITELY Kambal, Consul of Allocation, Kaya, Ghost Assassin, Knights of the Black Rose, Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath, Palace Siege, Polluted Bonds, Retreat to Hagra, Scholar of Athreos, Souls of the Faultless, Subversion, Suture Priest, Trespasser's Curse, Twilight Prophet, and Zulaport Cutthroat.
So yeah. Plenty of suggestions there to consider.
2 months ago
Why not toss all the ob nixilis in
Ob nixilis tribal!! (joke)
also Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is good in this
3 months ago
3 months ago
There are only five Planeswalkers that you can use as Commanders.
They have that written on their cards.
Like this one:
Other than that you can only use legendary Creatures.
3 months ago
Oh wow, I'm sorry, your correct. I didnt actually read the bottom of Nahiri, the Lithomancer It cleaerly states that it can be your commander.
Currently, the official rules only allow for legendary creatures that are not on the banlist, but a handfull of planeswalkers (all from Commander 2014) include language on the card itself indicating they can be used as a commander: Nahiri, the Lithomancer, Teferi, Temporal Archmage, Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath, Daretti, Scrap Savant, and Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury. ( My bad)
6 months ago
Thank you for your time and your detailed answer! It has been very helpful.
My question regarding the mana elfs came up, because I am playing with the german highlander banlist (http://www.highlandermagic.de)
Our meta is diverse with different and changing archetypes, but I haven't seen a GB Rock around so far. Anyhow, I currently face Ux Control (Izzet, Azorius) and RDW in approx. every third match. Overall I have quite good results against the creature style midrange decks and can beat RDW. Now I want to work on the weaknesses.
Running one or two mana elfs seemed to me like an okay replacement. However, I am not sure if they'll stay longer. I just don't see replacement options for the Mox's at the moment.
I don't consider Chrome Mox and Mox Diamond, because I feel like the speed isn't really worth the card disadvantage in this archetype. I have tried different numbers of mana elfs. These work better in midrange creature decks (like Jund, Abzhan, 4c Goodstuff), where curving into 4-drop in turn 3 and then protecting your board state is the key (or in elfball decks etc.).
If you have a good advise on the replacement question, I'll be happy to hear it!
Everyone keeps telling me it's crazy not to play Deathrite Shaman, but in the end I came to the same conclusion. I prefer more solid and reliable ramp, lifegain and even graveyard hate. Some players add ABU duals just for using the flexible options of the Shaman, but I haven't really missed him so far. Personal preferences, I guess.
I can also confirm your rating of the planeswalkers, even if still kinda undecided. Vraska, Relic Seeker is out for me, too. Nissa, Vital Force was okay, but mostly ended using the +1 ability with no additional board presence. Garruk Wildspeaker is better in the previously mentioned midrange creature style decks. Sadly, he makes tokens with the -1 ability, so still unsure about him. Since the purpose of Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath is creating sustainable board presence, maybe Grave Titan could fit the role. He is one mana slower, but it's 10 power for 6 mana and provides a more aggressive strategy. After three rounds, Grave Titan and Zombies have attacked for 42 life, Ob Nixilis for 15.
I am curious to see what changes you'll make in the future.
Last but not least, I will most likely include Thrun, the Last Troll to improve the matchups against Ux control decks. Unfortunately, he has no direct ETB impact. Still, Thrun is hard to handle for other control decks and he was okay for me so far.