Obelisk of Grixis

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Common
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH) Common
Shards of Alara (ALA) Common

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Obelisk of Grixis Discussion

Hissp on Taste the Rainbow

1 week ago

Instants Out: Sleight of Mind this was your only color word change without a unique effect like play form graveyard that also didn't change landwalk for you commander.

Instants In: Reality Shift seems in theme, 2 mana exile creature

Artifacts In: Fellwar Stone, Talisman of Indulgence, Talisman of Dominance,

Commander's Sphere is strictly better than Obelisk of Grixis

I think you have too many lands that come into play tapped. Are you running any spells with devoid that synergize with Corrupted Crossroads? I would cut down on lands (to 33) to make room for the artifacts.

ElTacoDude on Nekusar - Draw, Discard, Die.

2 months ago

Darksteel Ingot is strictly better than Obelisk of Grixis. Also might I suggest Reforge the Soul and Windfall.

Fiftyshotzlater on Nicolopolis

3 months ago

I'm not a mjor fan of a lot of the choices you have made with this deck. I even went and watched the youtube video and some of your logic for cards in this deck are just sorta meh. A full discard theme with Nicol Bolas isn't a bad way to go don't get me wrong but again some choices here just don't feel justified. You have a ton of wheel effects but any graveyard recursion decks will be able to take full advantage of this. So I feel you should be running Leyline of the Void. And I feel you should drop the scarb god (yes there is def flavor there which I know you were also going with but with so many wheel effects his cost along with the price of his ability will be putting you behind.

Ankh of Mishra just flat out needs to be dropped. You will reap these effects almost as much as anyone else since you have so many wheel effects. You are better off running either Obelisk of Grixis or Darksteel Ingot instead. The latter is probably the better choice as it is indestructible. Disciple of Bolas should also be dropped as you have no effects to gain control of your opponents creatures and will then be sacing one of you own to get that life and card draw. If you wanted to keep him then you should be running more effects like Slave of Bolas. Should also see about running some form of recursion yourself with cards like Psychic Spiral or commit//memory.

As I have seen others mention, for bolas to get the discard effect it just has to be damage not combat damage. So things like Dragon Tempest or Warstorm Surge give bolas a whole lot more deadlier options for an opponents hand. Consider running Chandra's Ignition to help with something like that, pseudo board wipe and mas hand discard!

If interested on a variation of Nicol Bolas which is by far my favorite deck to play check mine out at http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/nicol-bolas-god-pharaoh-3/

There have been some changes since and haven't updated but that is the basic run of the deck (also a lot of flavor) in which a lot of people have said I play this deck as if Nicol Bolas himself were playing!

Last_Laugh on Marchesa the Cheesy Winner

3 months ago

Conquering Manticore, Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker, Feast on the Fallen, All Is Dust, Obliterate, Obelisk of Grixis, Darksteel Ingot, Nevinyrral's Disk, Sepulchral Primordial, Stingmoggie, Panharmonicon, Drakestown Forgotten, Dominus of Fealty, and Olivia Voldaren are what I'd suggest for cuts.

One addition I forgot to recommend though... Mikaeus, the Unhallowed. You have flayer of the hatebound already, so you should know how gross undying is here.

slowpoke2004 on No More Friends / Grixis Stax

4 months ago

I built this deck for Commander league. I played 3 round in it tonight. I had lots of fun playing it. Round 1 placed 2nd with 1 guy scoping kinda sucked that he did that. then proceeded to sit there and say we wouldn't let him do anything. 2nd round I in a pod with the same guy that scoped and now he is playing a land destruction deck turn 2 Impending Disaster and end up in last place. Last round I turn 3 i Maralen of the Mornsong an let the fun combo decks go off 1 guy scoops cause no one will kill my Maralen of the Mornsong and him being mono green i don't think he had any real answers for it. All in all i had a blast. Still learning it and did some of the leaner meaner swaps taking more of the tutor stuff. still not really sure is i should copy Mana Leak or Vision Skeins to Isochron Scepter mostly just played it by ear. As a new magic play I'm still leaning a lot and lots more to learn. went with Never, Cruel Ultimatum, Obelisk of Grixis, Manalith, Evacuation, Planar Portal, Razaketh's Rite, and Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker.

Mick-Tis on Rare Treasure!

5 months ago

Cut Obelisk of Grixis for Darksteel Ingot

It does the same thing plus it's indestructible. Makes it harder to destroy when you put Mechanized Production

Also Darksteel Citadel is another good target for the production

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