Ob Nixilis, Unshackled


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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.

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Ob Nixilis, Unshackled Discussion

The7thBobba on Survival of the Sickest

2 weeks ago

Dude... this is harsh, even by your standards! I can't think of much that'd improve this war-crime. Maybe Ob Nixilis, Unshackled for a quicker more mercyful kill?

Maybe something akin to Dictate of Erebos to deal with token-generators?

Apar from that, I can only salute your malice.

Stay frosty!

freakingShane on I Have A Sunburn

1 month ago


You aren't running the combo, so he doesn't serve a purpose here.

Just put in Ancient Tomb for any of these. I don't think you will miss 'em.


I think CW Liege is alright, but he's more combat oriented than anything else. Even at 4 CMC I'm eh about him.

I know you love him, so I won't even start to talk smack. Just saying there's wiggle room here if you need a slot.


You already have Sakura-Tribe Elder, Solemn Simulacrum, and Sylvan Ranger on top of Ashnod's Altar, Deathrite Shaman, and Gray Merchant of Asphodel. You don't need that much ramp.

Other than that though, I really don't think there's much more to cut unless you want to focus your synergies more so towards certain mechanics.

DemonDragonJ on Core Set Legendary Creatures By ...

1 month ago

Since I have already created threads that list commanders and planeswalkers by home plane, I shall now create a thread that lists legendary creatures who have appeared in core sets by home plane.

As with my previous lists, I shall first list the planes known to be home to at least one legendary creature who has appeared in a core set alphabetically by name, and then list each legendary creature from that plane who has appeared in a core set alphabetically by name. If that creature is from a specific region of that plane or is a member of a specific faction on that plane, I shall list that region or faction in parenthesis after their name.

What does everyone think of this list? Is it sufficiently informative? Have I improperly labeled any creatures? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

LeaPlath on Shared Sacrifice

1 month ago

Depends on the combo. If I need a generic sideboard, I like to go 4 or so pieces of graveyard hate. More removal. Generically good answers like Pithing Needle etc. It depends on your meta.

So the main issue is nothing you are doing is inherently powerful. Mortician Beetle is a growing 1/1, sure. But it scales slowly. By the time you have it up to a decent size, bigger things will already be on the table and would of cost you less mana overall. You can pay a total of 7 mana and 2 cards in hand to make beetle into a 4/4, but I can play 1 Obstienant Baloth for 4 mana, have a 4/4 and have gained 4 life on its own. Or Ob Nixilis, Unshackled. Yeah, he is cool but by the time you play him fetchlands will be irrelevant, you will be dead, or removal will be available and he will die.

This may sound harsh, but remember Modern is a format where your deck needs to be on the ball and have started to do its game winning stuff on turn 4. Turn 4 is when Cryptic Command or Collected Company comes online and they can start to outvalue you. Turn 4 is when the aggro decks will be aiming to have you so low you are within bolt/blast range. Turn 4 is when the combo decks should of sculpted a hand and be ready to go off. This deck, on turn 4, is playing an enchantment that kills stuff if your cards die.

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

1 month 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

1 month 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 month 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

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