Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
War of the Spark (WAR) Uncommon

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Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted

Legendary Planeswalker — Nixilis

Whenever an opponent draws a card, Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted deals 1 damage to that player.

-2: Destroy target creature. Its controller draws two cards.

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Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted Discussion

JKRice on Into The Lungs Of Hell

1 week ago

I really like the idea of abusing sorin’s new passive! I have some suggestions

1: Ghostly Prison and Leyline of Sanctity don’t seem to be doing much. I think by turn 3 and four (when you would play ghostly prison or a topdecked leyline), you want to be playing your planeswalkers instead. I would go for early interaction instead, like Fatal Push and Path to Exile . I like the Kaya enchantment though.

2: I think you have better choices for Ob Nixilis Reignited and Chandra, the Firebrand . Especially nixilis. He’s kinda bad.

All of the following could be put in instead of nixilis or Chandra. He first few are kind of fringe choices that may or may not be good.

1: Angrath, Minotaur Pirate with lifelink would be insane, but he is a little spendy.

2: Chandra, Flamecaller ’s -X ability would also be crazy with lifelink, but she runs into the same problem than angrath does.

3: Chandra, Acolyte of Flame would just be there to buff up your red walkers

4: Gideon of the Trials could be a good defensive card, and he would he lifelink from sorin when he turns into a creature.

5: Jaya, Venerated Firemage would be an absolute bomb with sorin on the field.

6: Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted would be a better choice if you want at least one nixilis, since he synergizes with sorin’s passive

MindAblaze on The Mad King of Tristram

4 weeks ago

Does anyone have any thoughts about replacing Underworld Dreams with Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted ?

TypicalTimmy on Ask Urza is still being ...

1 month ago

I was just wondering if Ask Urza was still working now that Unstable has been over for quite a while now.

Turns out not only is the site still active, it has been updated with all of the Planeswalker texts from WAR!

Well, not "exactly".

I was able to pull this one:

  • "You may destroy target creature. If you do, its controller draws two cards."

This comes from Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted , though Urza's is a "may" condition and Ob's isn't.

I just thought this was funny and wanted to share :)

Shwang on Sugar Daddy

1 month ago

The new planeswalker Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted fits in very well with this deck! Then they receive double damage from each drawn card.

Also Teferi's Puzzle Box would be super deadly in here.

Fun deck idea! I love it.

avoln on Atraxa and Friends

2 months ago

Why Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted over Ob Nixilis Reignited ? I think the ladder is just better.

admiralackbar on Standard rack

2 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions. In my original build of the deck I had Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted in the main but I found that giving them the two cards can be too much to kill one of their creatures. I do think however that he would be a great sideboard option.

In regards to Despark it still has relevance in the ago match up because the red decks run Chandra, Fire Artisan and Experimental Frenzy which are both great targets for despark. Also the are a good target to sideboard out in those matchups if it isn't hitting anything.

Drizzurp on Standard rack

2 months ago

Great start mate! I would consider looking into Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted for the combos with all the discarding. It punishes decks that try to draw a bunch of cards to fight the discards.

Also, Drill Bit is another good one (although the Spectacle mechanic might not be as relevant here). I've had varying success on MTGA with Despark , I love the card but find with the current meta being swamped with a lot of W/R aggro or mono-red aggro it often misses a lot. Cheers!

SynergyBuild on The oathbreaker commander ideas forum

2 months ago

Nah, best deck so far was an Esper Control variant using Aminatou, the Fateshifter , a lot for colors, but it has some good synergies. Approach of the Second Sun is the Signature Spell and win condition.

You use Pithing Needle and Sorcerous Spyglass as walker hate, and Aminatou can flicker it to name a new walker need be, or with Spyglass to see a new hand. The list runs other walker hate like Suppression Field too because Aminatou isn't super necessary.

Spellseeker , Baleful Strix , and a few other creatures show in the list ( Snapcaster Mage , etc.) with Aminatou can be pure value, but Vampiric Tutor style effects with Aminatou's +1 can get us the answers we need when we need them, and with a toolbox of the best control spells from Terminus (Aminatou synergy, and synergy with our tutors to top), Toxic Deluge , and Supreme Verdict for sweepers, Liliana's Triumph , Grasp of Fate (Aminatou synergy), and all of the other most efficient 3 for ones in multiplayer are showcased as well.

Does it seem to be the best deck? I can't find any lists that have a higher win rate.


The other contenders are Saheeli (Sublime Artificer)/Thoughtcast, with tons of artifact-storm cards.

New Jace/ Stroke of Genius , with Dramatic Reversal / Isochron Scepter and other infinite mana combos, playing some control-combo deck that uses its cards for value until it hits an infinite mana combo and wins.

Liliana of the Veil / Liliana's Triumph is a list I find pretty insane, it runs Smallpox , Pox , Chains of Mephistopheles , etc. for a fast and brutal mono-black list. Variants I have seen run Pox, Vamp Tutor, Demonic Tutor, and Smallpox as the Signature spell too, but one-sided Smallpox that doesn't hit life or lands, but is an instant seems the best so far.


Otherwise, Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted / Dark Deal seems fun.

Want more fun?

Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded and Gamble , using gamble to set up rituals, and tibalt to discard and dig for more, until you find Empty the Warrens (wincon) and even if you discard it, you then fetch Past in Flames , cast it or flash it back if you discarded it, spam through your rituals, then cast or flashback Empty and win with 50 tokens.

Seems fun!

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