Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath Discussion

BMHKain on Quest to 30 Walkers. And ...

1 month 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 ...

1 month 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

2 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

2 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.

BMHKain on

5 months ago

Added thus far:

Subtracted:

Kept:

/ Nahiri, the Harbinger: Rummaging, & Spot Removal via Exiling prevents any merit to remove.

/ Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast: WHY. Why does everyone oppose this guy? He makes tokens, has spot removal, & even can copy other artifacts, be it on the field, or your grave. 3 great abilities already. I'm keeping this.

Possible adds:

? Sphinx's Revelation: This is crazy as card dray as it is... I ponder how to bust it.

? Dovin, Architect of the Law: Not even on this site, but he's known for Lifegain + Card draw; as his first ability; & his Ultimate doubles as a quasi-Silence. I really wouldn't cut him for anything. :/

? (Whatever card that protects Non-Basics): W/ so many cards using Nonbasics against them, be it Back to Basics or Ruination, I wonder what to do about this: Terra Eternal for Indestructible Lands? Mind Over Matter for multitap control? Even Turnabout?

I'll continue from here...

Lil_Kalki on Threnody for the Victims of Dementia

5 months ago

ArchFline: I appreciate the tech! I’m not huge on Sundial of the Infinite mostly on account of having to end my turn just to save Chainer’s pets from exile. I have enough sac effects to ensure they’ll be okay in the long run.

Which leads me to...

dritchie: digging a lot of the suggestions. I used to run Disciple of Bolas but don’t anymore because if it’s my only critter (say, early game), it’s a dud. Geth, Lord of the Vault would be nice if I was relying on opposing graves (I aim to be a very self-sufficient Chainer deck due to various meta reasons) — same with Sepulchral Primordial and Rise of the Dark Realms, to a lesser degree. I don’t really want to play Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath mostly because, Daretti, Scrap Savant (in my Norin the Wary deck) and Teferi, Temporal Archmage (in my Aminatou, the Fateshifter build) aside, I don’t tend to like playing commander walkers in the 99. Desecration Demon gives opponents a choice to stop the thing which slows the game plan if abided. My opponent’s don’t tend to have a shortage of blockers or things worth sacking (yet not worth reanimating, oddly enough).

HOWEVER: I like It That Betrays as a consideration (and can do it in paper right now!), so I may take that into consideration soon.

Therefore, I am wondering what to cut for the following cards though (in order of priority): It That Betrays (since I own one already), Exsanguinate, and Contamination (these last two are lower priority because I don’t have them yet... truthfully I’d prefer Contamination before Exsanguinate but the latter is cheaper lol). Any ideas?

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