Ob Nixilis, Unshackled

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) 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.

Ob Nixilis, Unshackled Discussion

Mj3913 on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

Oops, forgot the CMC...and edit time ran out. 3BB should be sufficient. Was thinking of a Grima Wurmtongue-esque character, preventing a king from taking action, giving enemies the advantage. Still tried to make it into a viable commander. Would be good with Ob Nixilis, Unshackled at least.

TypicalTimmy on RATvalanche

1 month ago

I'd like to say that I am sure we all realize the need and desire to run Maralen of the Mornsong ; You get a free tutor every turn for just 3 life. You also lock down draw engines, putting a nail in the tire of any deck that wants to out-speed you.

The problem is you also give everyone an answer. They get to find that silver bullet to blow up your Thrumming Stone , to wrath your rats, to end your game.

== IF == you want to run her, do yourself a gigantic favor and also run Ob Nixilis, Unshackled . Also maybe some sort of hexproof, such as Mask of Avacyn ?

Though they can just blow up the artifact first.

Idk. But layer yourself appropriately.

multimedia on Cap'n Kirk's Goon Squad

2 months ago

Hey, Goon squads like to extort and Pontiff of Blight 's extort is busted with Phyrexian mana :)

Consider moving Pontiff from the maybeboard to the main deck by cutting Ob Nixilis, Unshackled ? It's also a six drop and like Pontiff it can be a repeatable source of your opponents losing life, but unlike Pontiff your opponents have the choice to lose life to tutor. With Pontiff you control when and how much life your opponents are losing by casting spells and you also can gain a ton of life which is good with Aetherflux Reservoir .

The one thing your deck lacks is fast colorless mana from mana rocks. You want quick. Sol is great, but consider more? With the budget here Mana Vault and/or Basalt Monolith can fit. Either could replace Caged Sun and/or Tendrils of Corruption . Caged is fine, but I don't think at six mana it's needed here. Everflowing Chalice is also good because it can scale or cast it as a two drop it could replace Vampiric Link .

With only 17 creatures Crypt of Agadeem is not doing much. Consider cutting it for Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx ? Nykthos is another powerful outlet for black devotion. Gravecrawler and Carrion Feeder with Phyrexian mana is a loop to combo kill your opponents with Aetherflux Reservoir since you cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard. These two Zombies can also put a ton of counters on Krrik or Black Market . These Zombies and Aetherflux can also be part of a Doomsday pile.

Another enabler for Aetherflux with Phyrexian mana is Leshrac's Sigil since it can bounce itself back to your hand to loop cast it. It's also good with devotion as well as some hate for green. These three cards could replace Tendrils of Corruption , Exquisite Blood , Mortuary , Bloodchief Ascension . Mortuary has nice interaction with Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Bolas's Citadel , but I'm not sure that it's worth including just for this interaction.

I see Dead of Winter , but I don't see Snow-Covered Swamp s to fuel it. Cut Winter if you don't want to add Snow-Covered Swamps?

Good luck with your deck.

mmartak on Kaptain K'rrik

2 months ago

Notes from game on 09/08/2019:

Rock Stars:

Worth Considering for Removal:

Replacements:

jconeil1988 on K'rrik Blood Prince

2 months ago

add some kind of sac outlet or a couple more instant creature kills, and add Curse of Fool's Wisdom to pair with that Vilis, Broker of Blood .

Sorin Markov and Sorin's Vengeance wouldn't be bad here. I have both I could trade away if you want. Other cards I have that I'm willing to trade to you that could help this deck is Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet and Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief and Bloodhusk Ritualist .

Directions to take this would be board control, hand control, an aristocrats utilizing Viscera Seer and Blood Artist . Blood Seeker wouldn't hurt against go wide strategies. I have all three of those if you'd to trade for them too.

Bontu the Glorified isn't bad here, and works well with Blood Artist .

Whip of Erebos can help recover alot of life you'll be losing. Come to think of it, Erebos, God of the Dead isn't too bad as it will shut down life gain decks and draw you cards.

Nirkana Revenant is great for this deck.

Dread Shade with a Whispersilk Cloak or other evasion enabler can do some serious damage.

Ob Nixilis, Unshackled can do some serious damage.

Any of the Ob Nixilis planeswalkers and Lili plansewalkers wouldn't hurt

GhostChieftain on Would like help for selecting ...

2 months ago

Massacre is low key one of the best board wipes vs my cEDH deck. It doesn't kill your anje, you cast it for free(fairly often), you clear up all dorks and hatebears, and best of all it is a budget card.

Blood Moon and Contamination both shut down 3+ colored decks.

Pithing Needle , Damping Sphere , Cursed Totem and Nihil Spellbomb are all good for karn if you can't play lattice (not enough mana or lattice has already been countered ect.) They each also stop a different strat than one another.

I disagree with a few of your choices simply based off the fact that some of the ones you chose to stop relevant things my deck does, don't fully stop my deck andare usually too high of mana cost to be relevant in time. The one I am comparing to again is cEDH, so take my suggestions knowing the speed of your current meta and decide if my points are relevant in your playgroup.

Ob Nixilis, Unshackled - I will willingly pay 30 life to tutor my combo for the win.

Painful Quandary - is a high mana cost to try and stop combo imo. Many combos can go off before this hits board, through only casting a couple spells, or using this cards discard as an outlet for reanimation. My deck happens to do all of these things.

In Garruk's Wake - is an absurdly high mana cost for a board wipe. Sure, your stuff lives, but at what cost sometimes? It is better to have a cheap way to nuke the board when you absolutely need such as Blasphemous Act , Toxic Deluge , or Massacre .

Whip of Erebos - I don't hate this card by any means, I just feel like the sideboard should be more for toolboxing to prevent another player's win con than for something like lifegain. This is 100% a meta call though, because if your group is very aggro this makes more sense to me.

Hopefully this helps in some way and is not just a wall of text.

supergen777 on Would like help for selecting ...

2 months ago

I'm in the process of brewing a new EDH deck around the recently released Anje Falkenrath precon deck. I would like to somewhat keep the Madness theme but I would like to try my hand at using cards like Karn, the Great Creator , Mastermind's Acquisition , and Burning Wish that can retrieve cards from the little known 10 card sideboard you have for commander. I have some ideas but I still wanted to see if this list I have could be improved upon. Anyway, here's the 10 sideboard cards I was leaning toward right now.

Ruination bomb against multi-colored decks

Leyline of the Void anti-recursion

The Immortal Sun anti-superfriends

Painful Quandary Control and infinite combo hate

Thought Distortion My favorite counter control card

Mob Rule A game winner with creature heavy decks

In Garruk's Wake A potential win con

Ob Nixilis, Unshackled anti-tutor card

Whip of Erebos Best black lifegain card

Mycosynth Lattice Known game ender with Karn, the Great Creator

Anyway, that's the 10 I'm leaning toward right now. I think you see that I'm looking for the best "bomb" cards in red, black, and colorless that will shutdown certain commander archetypes but in the mainboard, they would just sacrifice versatility and consistency. Those are the kind of suggestions I'm looking for if that makes sense.

Shabompistan on Kresh prefeered

3 months ago

I think the best way to go about this is to choose between tokens or reanimation. Jund has access to both so they're both good options. This will help you choose between cards like Rhythm of the Wild or Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper which only benefit from non-tokens.

Death triggers are also great, and you have access to a lot in these colors like Poison-Tip Archer , Fecundity , Moldervine Reclamation , Ob Nixilis, Unshackled , and Dictate of Erebos . The effects really add up.

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Ob Nixilis, Unshackled occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.25%

Rakdos: 0.33%