Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath

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

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Commander 2014 (C14) Mythic Rare

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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.

Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath Discussion

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

How about an pre-Zendikar On Nixilis.

For those who aren't familiar with his lore, Ob Nixilis was offered great power via The Chain Veil , because an elder Demon sensed the hate in his heart. The Chain Vail drove him mad and he killed every last living thing on his entire Plane. After watching his Plane die, the stress on his heart and mind caused his spark to ignite. From here, he would travel the multiverse looking for new worlds to kill, until he became trapped on Zendikar when Nissa (I believe) literally jammed a Hedron into his skull. This caused his body and mana to corrupt further, transforming him into a Demon and rending his spark useless. He didn't get it reignited until he waged an entire ruthless war against Zendikar itself.

Anywho, Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath is the only one we have that is pre-Demon. So here you go.


Ob Nixilis, Executioner of Worlds

Legendary Planeswalker - Nixilis

Whenever a creature you control dies, put a loyalty counter on this Planeswalker.

+2 Draw two cards, then discard any number. Each opponent discards the same. Then, you lose 2 life for each card in your hand.

-8 Sacrifice half of the permanents you control, rounded up. Each opponent loses that much life.

-14 Destroy all other permanents. You gain life equal to the number of permanents destroyed in this way. Then return up to five lands from your graveyard to the battlefield tapped.

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Make a new Karn

TypicalTimmy on Possible answer as to what ...

1 week ago

ScionsStillLive, Joe_Ken_; No idea about lesser Eldrazi. Sorry.

ZendikariWol; The YouTuber Aether Hub. He goes over lore, both common and fringe, from all years of MTG. I was watching this video in which he goes over the newest evil Planeswalker; Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage . In the video, Seiben - the host - explains how Davriel's vast power comes from how a Worldsoul Entity embedded itself into Davriel's mind, driving him insane but giving him near-limitless power.

That got me thinking on Worldsouls and how the Plane itself is alive.

The rest is just pure conjecture on my behalf, since we don't actually have an answer.

But to me, it makes perfect sense. If the soul of an entire world happens into the Blind Eternities, which are known to warp, twist and rend physical nature and reality , then it makes sense that a Worldsoul could become distorted so much that it becomes an Eldrazi Titan.

We can also look back to see how many worlds are, in canon, dead / destroyed. Not just changed or altered, such as Mirrodin / New Phyrexia, but literally no longer in existence.

We have the world of Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath , who literally killed every last living thing of his world (See: Conqueror).

We also have Vivien Reid 's world, Skalla, which was destroyed by Nicol Bolas.

There is, technically speaking, Amonkhet - though it is still alive by just a hair with Hazoret protecting a small population of survivors. However, I suspect Amonkhet will soon fall, as a Plane of limitless undead can not be held off forever.

I wish I had at least one more to bring to the table that we know for sure is dead and is also prior to the events of Rise of the Eldrazi, but I don't know of any.

Regardless, we have the following pieces;

  • Planes have Worldsouls that can be represented in Avatars - See cards such as Soul of Zendikar and Soul of Innistrad .
  • Planes can die, see Ob Nixilis' world, Vivien's world, and the currently dying Amonkhet
  • When a Plane dies, it's Worldsoul becomes an 'Entity', which we know is sentient and can influence others. See Davriel
  • We know that the Blind Eternities twist and warp reality, nature, biology, mind, body, soul, mana - everything

So it's not a far leap, more like a small step, to assume that the Eldrazi Titans are corrupted Worldsouls.

RedFlag on Zombie mono-black

5 months ago

Unless otherwise specified (as for Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath ), planeswalker cards cannot be used as commanders.

BMHKain on Quest to 30 Walkers. And ...

7 months ago

@PhotogenicParasympathetic: Peter Capaldi as the Nth Doctor (Remember, Heaven Sent; basically had The Doctor regenerate Hundreds of Billions of times while counting as one.): I'll start with the obvious.

It's ironic you'd recommend Ajani, the Greathearted over Ajani Unyielding for the top ten. MSully_17 actually suggested using Intruder Alarm for a loop between Sliver Queen & Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter ; tap 2 +1/+1 Counter Creature tokens, make a Sliver Token, all creatures untap. Something that Superfriends would even have as the equivalent of 1,000,000's of 1/1 Squirrels. Most likely; I'll change the CMDR back to Sliver Queen for this notion.

But back to the other notions:

What's your thoughts on Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor ? She Taxes opponents, makes you Tokens, & even Loots after token creation.

What about Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath ? After whatever kind of combo to note that I just mentioned, is he any better than Sorin Markov NUMERO I ? His emblem might even be really useful in a plethora of situations...

Ugin, the Ineffable ?: Yeah, I've no Colorless worth chopping the price by . At least making a 2/2 via Topdeck Exile still prevents your enemies from ever knowing what it is, until you have your hand with it in it. But maybe you might be right about this not worth adding into this...

Will Kenrith : Stunned you have no say on this; Will can do actual Transfiguraion; something not even Kasmina, who should be able to do this, has no proof of this. He can even pay for your Walkers, Instants & Sorceries. You can even choose yourself to allow yourself to copy instants, & Sorceries as an Emblem. But I've a bigger interest on one of these thoughts:

The Hated Walkers that Help with so DAMN MUCH. : So many people have hated all 3 of these walkers, & don't care about the idea if infinite activations of Loyalty Abilities on the fly w/ any of these 3. Rowan, for starters, forces target player to attack w/ everything they got. This is a problem in the past, but has since been improved because of a Walker you stated I should cut: Angrath, Captain of Chaos ; & even adding Crawlspace means attacking me w/ 2 creatures just simply gets better when you realize you can block both w/ one each; negating the attack from there. Did I also mention this Angrath would love to play some Jund w/ Doubling Season as well? Amass 2 will create a 0/0 Zombie Army token w/ 2 +1/+1 Counters. Add ol' Doubler, & it is a 4/4 instead. See? I told you this has use. Plus, Rowan's Emblem is actually worth using in a pinch. Now for Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast . He makes 0/1 Construct Tokens w/ Defender; & they can be used as fodder when destroying opposing Artifacts & Creatures; The Construct is actually an Artifact Creature Token you know. Even making 3 Copies of whatever Artifice you need is pretty good; especially since you can also do this in your yard; not just your field. Lastly, Saheeli, Sublime Artificer ; just casting noncreatures as a whole gives you 1/1 Servos. If you can use them to make copies of already existing Aftifacts, this is reason enough to keep all 3. But what's so wrong about Sundial of the Infinite ? It actually helps more for the walkers than so many other things; namely: "Until end of turn", & "This Turn" effects. Those copies are going to stay even if they are forced out of the game in the first place.

Ashiok, Dream Render : Players are definitely going to need to tutor, or just straight up search for anything, which is basically nullified by Superfriends' own Stranglehold . Also, Destroying Enemy Graveyards can actually be extremely useful against those who can use the yard to their advantage. Just imagine a Reanimator deck user's response when he has to use it that much.

I'd like to talk about Dovin, Grand Arbiter , & Serra the Benevolent , But I think I said too much. I just want your opinion on these. Although I'd like your thoughts on...

Dovin, Hand of Control : Taxing Artifacts, Instants & Sorceries by seems good, but do you think Kiora Atua does this better?

That said, again, I'd like some thoughts on all this. Thank you for your time. :)

nobu_the_bard on Can Samut, the Tested be ...

7 months ago

Samut, the Tested cannot be a commander.

Only legendary creatures and other cards that say "CARDNAME can be your commander" can be your commander.

For example, Mayael the Anima or Samut, Voice of Dissent can be your commander. So can Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath - note the text at the bottom declaring he can be your commander. Only a small subset of Planeswalkers can be commanders.

Some playgroups use a variation of the rules to allow any Planeswalker to be a commander, or play a Commander variant that otherwise allows this, but it's not part of the common ruleset.

Regarding another detail here..

All planeswalkers are legendary now. There was a rules change awhile back to make it so, and at the same time it removed the "planeswalker uniqueness rule" so you can have multiple planeswalker cards depicting the same character, as long as they are not the exact same one.

For example you can control Ob Nixilis Reignited and Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath at the same time without having to put one into a graveyard, even though neither of those has the Legendary printed on the most recent edition of the card, it is something all planeswalkers have now. If you get a second copy of Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath into play, you must choose one to keep due to the Legendary rule.

rwrisinger on Athreos\Shadowborn

7 months ago

KibaAlpha What cards do you think I could\should pull to make room for 6-10 more Apostles? I was think Kaya, Orzhov Usurper and Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath , Trading Post , Whip of Erebos (?) and spot removal( Asphyxiate \ Take Vengeance ?

CantStopDeckbuilding on Budget Lifegain

8 months ago

Two cards you might want to look into are Torment of Hailfire and Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath

Hailfire is a pick-your-own poison type of card, no matter what they choose you end up the benefactor.

Ob Nixilis' +1 is pretty good in your deck.

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