Ob Nixilis, the Fallen


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Zendikar Mythic Rare

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Ob Nixilis, the Fallen

Legendary Creature — Demon

Landfall Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may have target player lose 3 life. If you do, put three +1/+1 counters on Ob Nixilis, the Fallen.

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Ob Nixilis, the Fallen Discussion

Arcaneful on Ob Nixilis the Fallen or ...

22 hours ago

Hey all.

I'm working on a mono black control deck and can't decide who to use as my general. Here's some pro's and cons of the two:

Ob Nixilis, the Fallen:


-Is a badass card. Look at the art!

-His ability if VERY powerful, being able to pump himself up and make someone lose 3 life

-Is a voltron finisher on his own in a mono black shell


-No evasion built in

-5 mana for a 3/3 is eh

Now for Kalitas

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet:


-EXILES CREATURES OF OPPONENTS WHEN THEY DIE! Hoses my brother's Meren deck for sure haha.

-Has life link to help with life swings

-Makes an army just by playing kill spells


-Huge target on his back

-Again, no evasion

-Horrid against creature light decks (there are only one of these in my meta but who knows for the future)

Any help would be appreciated!

Edit: If you feel strongly about another general lemme know. I'm flexible with what general I run. Made a basic decklist currently lead by Kalitas but totally open to change:Decklist here

Post Edit Edit?: Was looking over EDHREC again and found Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief. What do you all think of her?

skoobysnackz on Retreat to Oboro

5 days ago

Birds of Paradise isn't doing much for you here, you have 0 cards above cmc 3. I really love these infinite landfall combo decks. I myself tried out a Ruin Ghost + Retreat to Coralhelm deck and I can tell you right now if you need a mana dork, Lotus Cobra is the way to go. Especially since you are running 7 fetches and 4 Oboro, Palace in the Clouds, but again, I don't think it's necessary in the deck as it stands. I'm also not sure you need 10 "put a land from your hand onto the battlefield" cards, 8 should be more than plenty and I would replace one slot with a fourth Sylvan Scrying so you essentially have 8 Oboros and 8 of the aforementioned creatures. Lastly, I get that once you get the infinite combo going it doesn't matter how fast the wincon works, but I think you should at least consider having Ob Nixilis, the Fallen in the sideboard in case they manage to Surgical Extraction one of your combo pieces (I personally love him and would put him in the mainboard even if it slows down the deck a bit, he's just such a flavor win for me). If you can't get the infinite combo online, at least he will make short work of your opponent with all the straight up landfall triggers your deck will be throwing at them. This seems like a fun combo, very original and flavorful, Nice job!

Dredgar on Selling cards here before going ...

1 week ago

Trying one last time to sell these cards before I take it to my LGS

2x Runed Halo NM 12$, SP 11$

2x Monastery Mentor NM 8$ each

Godsend NM 4$

1x Verdurous Gearhulk NM 6$ each

Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker NM (M13) 6$

Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker NM (DDK) 5$

Sarkhan Vol NM (MM) 8$

3x Dictate of Erebos NM 4$ each

Ob Nixilis, the Fallen NM 5$

3x Retract NM 5$ each

3x Puresteel Paladin NM 6$ each

3x Anger of the Gods NM 3$ each

3x Atarka's Command NM 6$ each

PayPal only. Free PWE shipping on orders 20$ or more otherwise add 1$. Free shipping in padded envelope with tracking on orders 50$ or more. If you want a different shipping meathod we can discuss it.

Thanks for your time and help in paying some bills :)

AwesomeKyurem5 on Hold on, how many lands?!?!?!

2 weeks ago

Have you considered Splendid Reclamation? Just imagine what combos can be done late game. Nissa, Vital Force's emblem would have you draw how many cards? And you could probably play most of them as well. Courser of Kruphix, gain all the life. Ob Nixilis, the Fallen, kill target player, put how many +1/+1 counters on him? Ulvenwald Hydra would be unstoppable. And do I even need to mention Undergrowth Champion, Rampaging Baloths, or Oran-Rief Hydra? Too late, I already did.

And don't forget, Amulet of Vigor would make sure all 20-40 of those lands enter untapped.

Dredgar on Selling Cards

3 weeks ago

Hey everyone! So I have had some unexpected bills come up and need some cash. Everything in my binder is for sale but some notables are:

Hallowed Fountain NM (RTR) 6$

2x Runed Halo NM 12$, SP 11$

2x Collected Company NM 11$ each

3x Monastery Mentor NM 8$ each

Linvala, Keeper of Silence (MM) NM 9$

Path to Exile (MMA) 6$

1x Anointed Procession NM 4$ each

Godsend NM 4$

2x Verdurous Gearhulk NM 6$ each

Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker NM (M13) 6$

Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker NM (DDK) 5$

Ajani, Mentor of Heroes SP 10$

Sarkhan Vol NM (MM) 8$

4x Dictate of Erebos NM 4$ each

3x Fatal Push NM 6.50$ each

Griselbrand NM (AVR) 6$

Ob Nixilis, the Fallen NM 5$

3x Retract NM 5$ each

5x Puresteel Paladin NM 6$ each

Anger of the Gods FOIL NM 10$

3x Anger of the Gods NM 3$ each

3x Atarka's Command NM 6$ each

Debtors' Knell NM 6$

Nim Deathmantle NM 3.50$

Sword of Body and Mind NM (SOM) 8$

Dryad Arbor NM (FUT) 6$

Nissa, Worldwaker NM ARTIST SIGNED 6$

Erebos, God of the Dead NM ARTIST SIGNED 6.50$

Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded NM ARTIST SIGNED 2.50$

Mogis, God of Slaughter NM ARTIST SIGNED 5$

Pharika, God of Affliction NM ARTIST SIGNED 2$

Please, please, please check out my binder! There is lots more smaller value goodies!

PayPal only. Free PWE shipping on orders 15$ or more otherwise add 1$. Free shipping in padded envelope with tracking on orders 50$ or more. If you want a different shipping meathod we can discuss it.

Thanks for your time and help in paying some bills :)

Leptys on gitrog monster dredge fun

1 month ago

Darkblast, Stinkweed Imp and Golgari Thug might prove fine cards to dredge with, as Gitrog loves to dredge cards (they mill into lands, drawing more cards).

With the dredge plan, reanimation effects become way stronger especially with your creature base. Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead, Necromancy etc. will prove to be very powerful effects when you can reanimate a Sidisi, Undead Vizier or an Avenger of Zendikar.

Also, try getting all the cycling lands you can find (Polluted Mire, Barren Moor, Blasted Landscape etc.), they have amazing synergy with Gitrog and Life from the Loam.

If you want to ramp faster into frog, additional 1-mana elves like Elvish Mystic, Elves of Deep Shadow and Fyndhorn Elves are all good turn 1 rampers. Also, cheap mana rocks like Mind Stone, Fellwar Stone and even cards like Fractured Powerstone will make it way easier to land Gitrog early. Try not to play rocks that cost more than 2 mana though, as they are usually played after getting Gitrog in the field when usually lands are what you wanna play to ramp up.

And of course, if you ever want to build around your Dakmor Salvage combo, any Eldrazi that shuffles itself and the graveyard into your library (like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth) work to give you infinite mana with something like Skirge Familiar. For symmetrical life drain, you can use either Exsanguinate or Faith of the Devoted from the new set. For some less cutthroat win conditions, Ob Nixilis, the Fallen does work as a player killer when you cast Splendid Reclamation with your huge graveyard.

Also, I guarantee you that Gitrog can keep up with his land sacrificing easily, even if you cut 20 lands from your deck straight out. This is due to him drawing you tons of cards, and of course due to the land recursion you already have in the deck. So if you ever feel like needing more slots for spells, you can very safely cut lands for more card slots with your current land count.

Just a couple of small tips, hopefully they are of some use. Cheers!

Tsaan_de_Malice on Demons of the Forest

1 month ago

I really like seeing decks on here that people have thought "Y'know i just wanna try that" instead of their take on tournament placing decks. So mad props to you mate!

This deck follows a similar vein to one that I used to run so heres a couple of my suggestions:

I like how you are adding demons for creature or card advantage, double down on that! I would drop both Reaper from the Abyss for either two more Indulgent Tormentor or a pair of Bloodgift Demon. Why Bloodgift? Because its another card with a draw effect but can also be used to deal a critical 1 damage to the opponent. Plus if someone uses Sever the Bloodline on your Tormentor then Bloodgift wont die as well :)

Elves and other token decks make big showings in most casual or non-competition modern gamedays. Sideboarding a Demon of Dark Schemes or 2 could make all the difference against those decks if you can play him before 2 or 3 lords pump on the little guys.

Vraska the Unseen always looks like a fun planeswalker to run, but unless you can keep her alive AND hit with the token she is just a good defense as your opponent spends a turn killing her. Playing big stompy creatures means you arent likely to have too many little blockers to save her life so I would have to say drop her and add Garruk Wildspeaker. This Garruk can untap lands, notably the ones enchanted with Weirding Wood or a Golgari Rot Farm. He also gives you a chance to trample some big damage at your opponent.

If you do decide to keep Vraska the Unseen in this deck then i would suggest adding a Rogue's Passage as an inabler for her tokens. Adding it mainboard means that you can also let a few cheeky demons through.

Griselbrand is a powerful demon. Not neccessary or particularly powerful in this deck, but if your opponent knows your playing it then they will at least be trying to take it out. So its up to you about its use as a bluff/powerhouse. I personally wouldnt play him though.

However Lord of the Void is a BEAST if he goes well. I would add one to sideboard to play if your opponent is also playing a slow deck.

Both Ob Nixilis, the Fallen and Ob Nixilis, Unshackled deserve play in your deck, fallen most of all. The more lands you get the more he hurts! And Unshackled is a good sideboard card against particularly tutor-y decks.

As far as the rest of the support goes you have put heaps of thought into the balance! Its real nice! I would switch Explosive Vegetation for Harrow personally, as I have an attachment to the card and also because it means you can follow it with a Farseek or Sakura-Tribe Elder. It ends up being slightly faster than Explosive vegetation in this sense, but maybe you dont like the waste, and thats reasonable. Also seeing as you arent playing any dual lands (by the way if you get a chance, play some dual lands) Farseek is worse than Rampant Growth. So definitly switch them :)

I LOVE Fungal Sprouting. It just so fun to be playing a stompy creature deck and suddenly have a spawn fest. But because this deck is a little slower, Fog might be more valuable as it can save your life earlier.

Black kill spells are the center of all my real life decks so looking at them in conjuction In Garruk's Wake, Doom Blade and Putrefy are worth less than they are individually.

What do i mean by that? Well Both Doom Blade and Putrefy are good at what they do for sure! But In Garruk's Wake is just too slow for modern, as by turn 3 or 4 you will need to clear your opponents board. However it does kill creatures. so i would break In Garruk's Wake into two parts, the board wipe Damnation (or equivalent) and the planeswalker slaying Hero's Downfall. You could use Ruinous Path for its awaken bonus but i think its too slow at sorcery speed. With that, Doom Blade has its downside as you noted about not hitting black creatures; Ta-Da! Hero's Downfall hits them :)

SO my suggestion are

Sideboard- +2 Demon of Dark Schemes- +1 Lord of the Void- +2 Ob Nixilis, Unshackled- +2 Ob Nixilis, the Fallen- +3 Fungal Sprouting (Why lose a fun card?)

I realise this a lot of text, but I didnt just want to throw card names at you, i wanted to let you know why I would suggest things. This ends up being nothing like what i play but all my suggestions are based on what i saw you thinking about, and my practices as a Black dominant player. Hope i helped or gave you ideas :)

Weiryknight on Everybody Loves Hypnotoad - The Gitrog [[Primer]]

3 months ago

I run Eternity Vessel to reset my life and Ob Nixilis, the Fallen cuz he's been just nasty when i start juggling lands. I also have Tree of Perdition as Necrotic Ooze can benefit from. Love Hypnotoad!


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