Obelisk of Grixis

Obelisk of Grixis


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Set Rarity
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Common
Commander 2013 (C13) Common
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH) Common
Shards of Alara (ALA) Common

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Casual Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Obelisk of Grixis Discussion

GoblinElectromancer on Wait! I thought that was dead!

6 months ago

I love the commander and reanimating stuff. Getting big creatures for three mana seems good. First off: Obelisk of Grixis needs to go. It's just a strictly worse Manalith for three mana. Instead you should play Arcane Signet which does the same thing for two mana. Because you have blue you should be playing Counterspell and there really isn't any reason not to. Maybe also put in Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur which basically just draws you seven cards for three mana. Rune-Scarred Demon also has a great enter the battlefield effect and is probably worth playing. Night's Whisper is a great draw spell. Play Entomb it's probably one of the best cards to get stuff into graveyards. If you ever need to get a creature to stay on the battlefield Animate Dead is good. Lastly with all the mana artifacts you don't need thirty-seven land. Probably cut just a few.

Good Luck!

builderboy7 on Nekusar's Vengance

6 months ago

remove cluestones for signets and talisman's, Turn two ramp will help in advancing your board. Exchange the Sol Ring and Arcane Signet in your sideboard for the Prismatic Lens and the Obelisk of Grixis in your mainboard. Just my thoughts, Seems like a really fun deck to pilot.

SideBae on We have our heading!

7 months ago

So Rishadan Cutpurse, Rishadan Footpad and Rishadan Brigand are all pirates. I've always been successfully annoyed when an opponent plays them against me.

I suggest running 2-drop rocks over 3-drops. I think you should run cards like Rakdos Signet over Obelisk of Grixis. I think Talisman of Indulgence, Talisman of Dominance and Talisman of Creativity are probably better than the signets though.

Snap seems better than Depths of Desire.

Dack Fayden is probably a good fit for this deck. He's powerful and a thief (sorta a land-pirate, I guess).

Ponder and Preordain belong in any blue deck, including this one. Brainstorm is good if you get fetch-lands, but I wouldn't run it unless you have fetch lands.

Spectral Sailor is a good way to sink extra mana. Dockside Extortionist is good for getting mana.

Rhystic Study and Mystic Remora are good draw-engines.

I think Bribery is worth including. Also Coastal Piracy.

The cuts are going to depend on how much you're willing to compromise flavor. Captain's Hook, Prying Blade, Fell Flagship and Dusk Legion Dreadnought seem like good cuts. There're also a bunch of creatures you can cut for better ones or to get down to a hundred cards: Brazen Buccaneers, Crafty Cutpurse, Rigging Runner, Siren Lookout, Slippery Scoundrel and Talas Warrior. I don't think they do enough to be included.

That's all I got -- hope this helped.

Good luck

EldraziOfRavnica on draw hate

8 months ago

Even if this is a budget deck, Sinister Sabotage, Dissolve, and Dissipate are all cheap alternatives to Cancel. Even Manalith is strictly better than Obelisk of Grixis, and Chromatic Lantern and Coalition Relic come with upside. If those cost too much, Mana Geode is still better. Please make these upgrades. They will make the deck better. Love the description! Why does TappedOut think this is a standard deck?

RNR_Gaming on Marchesa’s Undead Entourage

1 year ago

Darksteel Ingot is an upgrade of Obelisk of Grixis though it's a downgrade in art.

austintayshus on Brain Melt

1 year ago

I would recommend Burning Inquiry and Fevered Visions and Underworld Dreams . Startled Awake  Flip could also be fun but is probably not the best option. Memory Erosion could also be fun!

As a backup win condition you may also consider more graveyard recursion such as Sepulchral Primordial and Wrexial, the Risen Deep .

You may also want to include more ramp, as I'm only seeing Obelisk of Grixis . Maybe add the signets and maybe Mind Stone and a few more mana rocks.

Hope this helps!

TheFamousMrKing on Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God

1 year ago

This is a cool deck! I've been trying to build something similar for about a year now, and it's my favorite one, but I can't seem to get it to really kick off. It's cool to see someone doing something similar. I'm curious why you decided no Sol Ring ?? Or that you're using Cancel ?? Dissolve or Dissipate are clearly better, or even straight up Counterspell .

Spellbook also doesn't really seem to warrant a spot since you don't have a ton of card draw where it's going to be solving problems. And unless it's a flavor thing, Obelisk of Grixis should probably be swapped for Commander's Sphere .

Otherwise, nice job!

Gadianten on Nekusar Wheel - my first deck

1 year ago

Got a good start here and I realize some of the suggestions may not be in because of budget concerns but I will list them anyway just to be more thorough and as such I recommend Magus of the Wheel , Wheel of Fortune and Dragon Mage for more wheel effects. Perhaps Basilisk Collar over Venser's Journal since you can slap the collar on your commander and just laugh. Also, Chromatic Lantern over Obelisk of Grixis for better color fixing.

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