Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath


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

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Set Rarity
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.

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Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath Discussion

Enral on Mach ₱ⱤØⱠł₣ɆⱤ₳₮Ɇ Wieder Großartig (ṩüṗệŕḟŕïệńďṩ)

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.

Argy on Dominaria release notes posted

1 month ago

Yeah that new land needs to jump into my Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath deck right away.

RaberSaber on Demon Tribal EDH

2 months ago

Why not toss all the ob nixilis in

Ob Nixilis Reignited

Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath

Ob nixilis tribal!! (joke)

also Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is good in this

wisegreenbean on Life is a Useful Resource

3 months ago

Westvale Abbey  Flip is probs an auto include.

Sorin, Grim Nemesis and Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath are pretty interesting.

Argy on Suns_Champion's Well of Ideas

3 months ago

There are only five Planeswalkers that you can use as Commanders.

They have that written on their cards.

Like this one:

Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath

Other than that you can only use legendary Creatures.

fulkn42ty on Nahiri's Equipment for Soldiers

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)

Kosmokatze on The Rock

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.

Mox Emerald, Mox Jet, Sol Ring, Sensei's Divining Top and Mind Twist - which recently you put in for Deathgorge Scavenger - are banned. On the other hand I include Demonic Tutor.

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.).

Since I want to survive and win through the end game, the remaining options are second to Wall of Roots and Sylvan Caryatid which provide better protection.

If you have a good advise on the replacement question, I'll be happy to hear it!

I'll try Praetor's Grasp, thanks for the suggestion. I think it's more versatile then, for example, Chalice of the Void, which I was planning to test to shut down combo decks.

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.

Have you tested Ugin, the Spirit Dragon? He could possibly fit, since he provides great board control, can immediately turn around and win the game, compared to Karn Liberated, who is kinda win more.

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.

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