Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted

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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Set Rarity
Secret Lair (SLD) Uncommon
War of the Spark (WAR) Uncommon

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

Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted Discussion

Destroyerbirb on Please name me

4 weeks ago

Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted is an interesting upgrade choice, but I think it's too slow for today's metagame, but if you fun him, put him into the sideboard.

Even if Fiend Artisan is a strange and cool card, I'm not sure it's for this deck. Fiend Artisan is for mill decks (or similar) and isn't the best card to put into a devotion list. I'll get no bigger before it gets cut down.

If you want to go heavier into mono-black devotion, I'd find a way to add Cauldron Familiar and Witch's Oven to your deck.

Scallywallwest on Please name me

4 weeks ago

So you were saying one of the key cards was Underworld Dreams. If, if you're trying to push that mechanic, I'd throw in an Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted. Doubles as removal.

Masterful on Teysa Karlov - Death is Only the Beginning

1 month ago

This looks like a really solid list. You've got some interesting spice in here like Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite and Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted. Ob's interesting since he can destroy your own stuff to draws cards or kill opposing stuff. Never thought of him in Teysa before. I like your card choices here, but have you considered Yawgmoth, Thran Physician or Razaketh, the Foulblooded? I've found them to be essential in my games. You seem to have all the core components of an aristocrat engine though. Good stuff!

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

So, my current deck in standard is a mill control deck.

For that one:

Teferi's Dismissal


Return target creature you don't control to its owner's hand.

Draw a card.

For my modern deck, which recurs elementals:

Death's Whisper

Creature - Elemental

When Death's Whisper enters the battlefield, destroy target creature with converted mana cost 2 or less.

Menace, Haste

At the beginning of your endstep, sacrifice Death's Whisper


For my favorite commander deck, mt Kambal deck, I've talked about ad nauseum...

Kaya's home plane of Tolvada has a maddening sky, so here's my riff on that

Observatory of Tolvada


Observatory of Tolvada enter the battlefield tapped.

: Add .

, : Each player puts the cards in their hand on the bottom of their library in any order, then draws cards equal to the then draws cards equal to the greatest number of cards a player put on the bottom of their library this way. ________-

I think Teferi's Puzzle Box represents going mad, also Whispering Madness. Viseling, Ebony Owl Netsuke, Misers' Cage, Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted, Underworld Dreams, Iron Maiden, etc. would love this effect. ______--

Super fun, repeat the challenge!

Scytec on NOkusar

2 months ago

So, I don't see any of the normal Nekusar cards here, and if you don't mind, could you explain why? Haha. Dictate of Kruphix, Font of Mythos, Temple Bell, Howling Mine, Teferi's Puzzle Box, Kami of the Crescent Moon, Spiteful Visions, even Anvil of Bogardan, or Forced Fruition.

Doubling up on his damage dealing effect you have some options as well...Kederekt Parasite, Underworld Dreams, Fate Unraveler, Psychosis Crawler, and Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted.

Two of these can also be coupled with the infect sub-theme. Following suit, Phyresis, Grafted Exoskeleton, and Corrupted Conscience are all valid options.

You may also consider running a few board wipes at least. Vandalblast is quite good. Cyclonic Rift is amazing if you have one, they are a little pricey. Toxic Deluge, Damnation, even things such as Crux of Fate or Decree of Pain would be better than having no way to deal with a massive board state.

Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, and Whispersilk Cloak are all excellent options for protecting Nekusar or other key pieces of your board as well. Just make sure you give him Shroud after you equip or enchant him if you're wanting to do so.

Sorry for the paragraph...this went a little longer than I wanted, but I really love Nekusar and while my deck got stolen about 2 years ago...I really am considering rebuilding him, he is an absolute blast to pilot.

BuraddoRun on Greed Condemnation

2 months ago


The Elderspell helps Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted, too, but I do like the versatility of Murderous Rider and the fact that the kill spell is Instant. I'll keep the rider in the sideboard for now and hopefully get more playtesting in with the deck (eventually). Thanks for your help! I really am enjoying this deck a lot.

MinotaurtheMatador on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Tempt with Damnation


As an additional cost, sacrifice a creature.

Before Tempt with Damnation resolves, the player to your left may sacrifice a creature to gain control of this spell. If they do, the player to their left may sacrifice a creature to gain control of this spell. This process continues until no player is willing or able to sacrifice a creature to gain control of this spell.

The controller of this spell gains X life and draws X cards.

Great political matters card, excellent tokens matters card. Highly valuable immediately following a wrath. Absolutely solid with Butcher of Malakir and Dictate of Erebos. Wrecks the boardstate with It That Betrays. Beyond powerful if someone steals it and you have Consecrated Sphinx or Smothering Tithe. Plenty of cards such as Fate Unraveler, Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted and Kederekt Parasite to put them back in line.

Got ninja'd, then internet cut out. Feels bad man, but thankfully the site saved my content. Still posting it because damn I love this design.

No Half Measures


At the beginning of your upkeep, draw two additional cards.

Creature spells you control cost less to cast. If they are legendary, they cost less to cast.

Creatures you control have haste and vigilance and must attack each turn if able.

At the beginning of your end step, discard your hand. No Half Measures deals damage to you equal to the number of cards you discarded.

Red aggro matters. Wants you to play fast and furious.

Make a "lowest life total matters" card in Orzhov. Feel free to push into Esper if need be. Doesn't feel like it'd fit appropriately in any other slice.

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