Ob Nixilis, the Fallen


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual 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
Iconic Masters (IMA) Mythic Rare
Zendikar (ZEN) 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

KingRamz on 4C Kaalia Dethrone EDH

2 days ago

This might be too late, but in case it isn't: this feels like a Kaalia deck with just the barest splash for Marchesa. I feel like you could be abusing Marchesa a bit more. You don't get Dethrone triggers for creatures that Kaalia puts into play, so your fatties are going to be vulnerable for a round unless you have other ways to put counters on them.

Speaking of which, I think Cathars' Crusade would play great in here. Also Archangel of Thune. Sunscorch Regent, Ob Nixilis, the Fallen and Ob Nixilis, Unshackled all bring their own counters to the party and work with Kaalia.

I love Nicol Bolas in all varieties, but this doesn't feel like the right deck for him (or at least, not the Planeswalker - dropping Nicol Bolas into play off Kaalia sounds downright filthy to me even if you don't pay his upkeep). It's really hard to justify expensive noncreature spells in a deck like this since you're already running expensive creatures. Ajani Goldmane is much easier on the mana and puts counters on all your creatures! Something to consider.

If this is already too late, I hope you had fun at your league. Sounds interesting.

pjeseb on Grow strong. Embrace power. Seek vengeance.

1 month ago

Hello there, thanks for your reply. I like Archfiend of Depravity too, he's a powerful card, especially when you combine him with cards like Grave Pact. However, if you're worried about aggro, then I should probably warn you, Archfiend might draw a lot more hate than you expect, especially if you drop him onto a crowded board.

When I suggested the Vraska cards, I was mostly thinking of anti-artifact tech. Another option you might consider is Wave of Vitriol. It's like having another copy of Bane of Progress, except it can also remove indestructible artifacts/enchantments, so you aren't completely hosed by something like Darksteel Forge. The Wave also hits nonbasic lands and lets everyone search up some basic lands out of their deck, which has some interesting applications for your deck: you can draw cards with The Gitrog Monster, get more Ob Nixilis, the Fallen triggers, or just hose an opponent who relies heavily on nonbasic lands.

pjeseb on Grow strong. Embrace power. Seek vengeance.

1 month ago

Hi there, interesting take on Meren you have here. I also run Meren, here's my version in case you want to take a look: Until the Lambs Have Become Lions: Meren.

Suggestions that I think would interest you in particular are:

Spore Frog This one is almost mandatory in any Meren deck. Repeatable fog effects are very powerful, especially in a grindy midrange deck like Meren.

Caustic Caterpillar

Vraska the Unseen and/or Vraska, Relic Seeker

Vindictive Lich

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip

Or, if you really want to go anti-control, Mindslicer. This one isn't in my deck, but I've been thinking of adding it simply because I've noticed that going hell-bent doesn't hurt Meren nearly as much as most; for Meren, your graveyard is almost always a more valuable asset than your hand.

As far as what you should cut: probably some of the mana dorks and Thought Vessel? I count 16 ramp cards in your deck, which is twice as many as what I've been told is the ideal number (I run 10 myself though, YMMV). I know some of them, like Perilous Forays, are more like combo pieces than just cards to get extra mana, but most of your ramp cards don't seem to have much synergy with your deck; why run mana dorks when you'd be better off fetching more lands to get more Ob Nixilis, the Fallen triggers? Why run Thought Vessel over Sol Ring or Golgari Signet?

xyr0s on BG +1/+1 counters

3 months ago

Looks good, in general... but...

Manacurve seems a bit too heavy. In particual, Ob Nixilis, the Fallen are wrong - 5 cmc is a lot in a 22-land deck, and you already have 4 gearhulks. But you don't get to use Ob Nixilis, the Fallens ability much, as you most likely don't have extra lands to drop after you played your 3rd land, much less the 5th. Which means that most likely, he will be a vanilla 3/3. Suggestion: Bring in 2 Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip instead - lower casting cost, and generates som card advantage over time (with 24 creatures in your deck, you should hit something on every activation). Speaking of card advantage, a couple more Tireless Trackers and a couple less Mer-Ek Nightblade would probably be an improvement.

The lands are a bit uninspired. Fetches (works really well with landfall), shocks, buddy, shadow... anything, really. There's even a manland (Hissing Quagmire) that you can put +1/+1 counters on, as long as it's animated. Ghost Quarter, both to fight decks that make funny stuff with lands (like tron-variations), but also to cause more landfall-triggers for your Tireless Trackers.

Minor adjustment: One less Corpsejack Menace, one more Winding Constrictor. Reason being that you want to be sure you get additional counters as early as possible, and 2 mana is a lot less for this deck than 4. It makes it more likely that you can play something turn 3 that gives +1/+1 counters, and get additional counters for your effort.

lordAKU on Evil Frogger

4 months ago

May I suggest Sporemound and Life and Limb combo. Just have a sac outlet or Ob Nixilis, the Fallen

andymaul123 on fungkm-mtg

4 months ago

Hi fungkm-mtg! I've never played a hard combo-control lands deck, mostly because the precedent in legacy has lands decks grinding out long games with punishing fire or setting up a Marit Lage.

That being said, there are several options for a WUB based combo-control deck. The first thing that comes to mind is a Seasons Past loop with a tutor and Splendid Reclamation. You'll have do the math and figure out when it goes infinite for your needs, but it's a way to generate infinite mana and/or landfall triggers. Something like Ob Nixilis, the Fallen or Retreat to Hagra would end the game.

I've played with Storm Cauldron and Manabond before, and it's a blast (mine was in a Borborygmos Enraged shell). I'd highly recommend it, because it's incredibly disruptive. There's also Mana Breach and Land Equilibrium. I've always wanted to try this type of archetype, so if you do please keep me posted on its development! I have a foil Roil Elemental that I pulled back in the day that has sat in my box for years waiting for the right shell, and so I'm personally vested in this idea for you.

A lands deck can also feature the Dakmor Salvage and The Gitrog Monster combo. Skirge Familiar will get you lots of mana, as can one of my personal favorites Cadaverous Bloom. Traditionally Tasigur lists use infinite mana to loop Reality Shift to mill the table, but with a big-mana set up I'd run something with more flair like Villainous Wealth. If you're unfamiliar with the Reality Shift loop, a quick google should get you the basics.

You still have access to Dark Depths and a suite of cards to cheat it out in Thief of Blood, AEther Snap, Vampire Hexmage, and Hex Parasite if you want redundancy with Thespian's Stage. Having Marit Lage as a backup is always a good idea.

Walk the Aeons is a personal favorite card of mine, and it's not hard to figure out a way to go infinite with it if you have the support. Azusa, Lost but Seeking and Crucible of Worlds is enough to do the trick.

Lastly, there are the dark ways of Pox and Death Cloud if you want to try stax. I have very little experience in that realm, but figured I'd drop it in case it piqued your interest.

All this thinking about sultai lands has me wanting to build a sister deck to my main one now :P

Shimtalia on Wild Ride

5 months ago

Since I can't figure out how else to display them, here is my "acquire" list that will replace other cards in the deck:

Chromatic Lantern - Craterhoof Behemoth - In the Web of War - Mycoloth - Ob Nixilis, the Fallen - Purphoros, God of the Forge - Woodland Cemetery

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