Ob Nixilis, the Fallen


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
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

xyr0s on BG +1/+1 counters

4 weeks 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

1 month ago

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

andymaul123 on fungkm-mtg

1 month 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

2 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

DarkLaw on Core Set Legendary Creatures By ...

3 months ago

Ob Nixilis, Unshackled should be on the same plane as Ob Nixilis, the Fallen (Zendikar) since that was before he regained his spark.

Arcaneful on Ob Nixilis the Fallen or ...

3 months 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

4 months 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 ...

4 months 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 :)

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