Ob Nixilis, Unshackled


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 Rare

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Ob Nixilis, Unshackled

Legendary Creature — Demon

Flying, Trample

Whenever an opponent searches his or her library, that player sacrifices a creature and loses 10 life.

Whenever another creature dies, put a +1/+1 counter on Ob Nixilis, Unshackled.

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Ob Nixilis, Unshackled Discussion

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

3 days ago

Hi Oroborus91,

Yes!! There are many ways to cut costs in Kaalia of the Vast, you can easily cut $600 to $650 in lands alone. To keep the consistency you may need to trade fetching/dual lands in for some enters tapped scry lands, but even if you lose 1-3 turns of speed, it is still viable. Ash Barrens.

There is a great article on some to the creatures, Kaalia of the Vast - The Benchwarmers. I found it quite a fun article when I read it, and the big Avacyn, Angel of Hope and Rune-Scarred Demon with big red "CUT" printed on them is pretty funny. There are many great A/D/D that have low financial value that are quite excellent!

Could go in a dragon direction with Oros, the Avenger or protection in Deathless Angel. Admonition Angel can be superstar in the right build, Archangel Avacyn  Flip is down in price, Archfiend of Depravity is a barg-oon, Bruna, the Fading Light can give you a nice Brisela, Voice of Nightmares. Ob Nixilis, Unshackled is awesome, Maralen of the Mornsong. Reya Dawnbringer can also be quite powerful.

Really creature wise your only losing Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Balefire Dragon that are over $10. Some of the other guys like Dark Confidant and Serra Ascendant or Stoneforge Mystic are really just fluff and can easily be changed out.

Same with the artifacts, Mana Crypt and Chrome Mox easily cut, I would keep the Chromatic Lantern though.

Hope some ideas here or in the article.

JKRice on DarkSong

4 days ago

This is an amazing idea, but it needs some help. You have lots of ways to "draw" when your opponent's can't, but you have nothing to draw into. You need some big creature to do damage before you lose too much life. Since your deck has so much control, you can probably add in high cmc creatures like Ob Nixilis, Unshackled an still be able to play them. Also, you need some lifegain. If you can get a high power lifelink creature out, you can prevent yourself from losing to Dark Confidant.

blaserjagdwaffen on Mogis, the Punisher

1 week ago

Thanks for the suggestion kamelyan. However I'm combo-ing the Maralen of the Mornsong with Ob Nixilis, Unshackled. Reason is for the punishment by the obby. I will, however, buy Stranglehold when I have the budget lol

gallowsAnatomy on Who's a Heretic Now

1 week ago

bradtheimpaler13 I think he's great. he already has a place in this deck replacing Ob Nixilis, Unshackled. The main problem with him is the 8cmc but, that doesn't really matter because you're playing black so reanimation is around, Necrotic Ooze is around. there's just so many ways to get around that cost that he's going to be ridiculously powerful. and even if he is hard casted, if it's not onto an empty board you can find whatever you want at instant speed. combine with Grave Pact and you have sad opponents while you've got the best cards you are running. and with something like Ophiomancer that's a free tutor every turn. honestly, i can't say enough good things about him.

Infernos101 on Nicol Bolas, Gentleman Extraordinaire

2 weeks ago

Maybe a Herald of Anguish for a big flier with consistent discard, or even pair with Ob Nixilis, Unshackled to prevent searching as well.

MoGoose831 on Erebos, God of Undying

2 weeks ago

Blood Artist seems like it could be a fun add. with all the death going on it could wreak havoc and crank up your health at the same time.

Maralen of the Mornsong just seems dirty! Especially if Ob Nixilis, Unshackled is on the battlefield!!!

whitegazebo on Looking for input on new ...

2 weeks ago

I am new to mtg but I came up with this deck on the weekend. Would love feedback. It's just for casual play, I know Sol Ring is on the restricted list:

4 Consuming Aberration

4 Control Magic

4 Dismal Backwater

4 Drowned Catacomb

4 Essence Scatter

11 Island

4 Languish

4 Mind Funeral

1 Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker

1 Ob Nixilis, Unshackled

4 Sol Ring

7 Swamp

4 Traumatize

4 Wight of Precinct Six

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