Obelisk Spider


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Uncommon

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Obelisk Spider

Creature — Spider


Whenever Obelisk Spider deals combat damage to a creature, put a -1/-1 counter on that creature.

Whenever you put one or more -1/-1 counters on a creature, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Obelisk Spider Discussion

ComboCrazy on Hapatra, Poison Snakes

20 hours ago

For a wincon, this deck LOVES to run a bunch of creatures death triggers and then drop Blowfly Infestation for infinite deaths, and game. A few cards you might want for this include Blood Artist, Grave Pact (not game but it certainly sways the game in your favor), and Zulaport Cutthroat. Obelisk Spider does that too, which you already have.

Also, Beseech the Queen is a wonderful tutor and Necropotence is arguably the best draw engine you have available to you, Id suggest adding those, not to mention maybe an Oracle of Mul Daya, just because its that good.

PeterPan09 on Golgari -1 Counters (Hapatra) v1.2

4 days ago

Really like the deck. I tried to do a deck like this on my own and i found a sweet combo.Maybe this is something for u. If u have the Nest of Scarabs consider getting Blowfly Infestation. You need a creature with 1/1 and put a counter on them to kill it, summon a 1/1 token cause u put a counter on a creature and killing the other. That card goes to graveyard and you can place another counter, cause it had a counter on it. You can basically repeat that as often as you want and you can make a profit with the Obelisk Spider.

Hope that wasn't too weird and a little bit of a help. Okey, i just see Blowfly Infestation is not legal in standard. Didn't realize u going for standard. Nevertheless i hope it helped a bit.

Suns_Champion on Doran's Friends with Benefits

1 week ago

Hey PJ! Happy to help!

Things I like:

Immediate +1 for the name haha!

Elspeth, Sun's Champion... I mean, obviously.

I like that Sylvan Caryatid I see in there.

Abzan Beastmaster. He's cool.

Suggestions to put in:

You seem lacking in spot removal. Swords to Plowshares, Putrefy, Mortify, Utter End Hero's Downfall or a million other options in black and white.

Belligerent Brontodon is kinda a copy of Doran, just for your guys. Beware his cmc though!

Treefolk Harbinger if you want to go more into the tribal aspect of Doran.

Courser of Kruphix kinda does a similar thing to Oracle of Mul Daya but costs less and has a bigger butt.

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim with some mana open, she's a great way to respond to an enemy boardwipe and gain a ton of life.

Grim Contest is a great fight effect that will almost always favor you.

Some to take out:

You have a ton of boardwipes. Maybe that's okay meta wise but you could probably drop the less useful ones like Whirlwind.

Obelisk Spider doesn't really synergize with anything else in the deck.

Painful Truths can be replaced with better draw options.

Kambal, Consul of Allocation seems kind of weak. Maybe it's a meta call.

Other than that, I suggest looking at the top of you curve and determine if those cards are worth it. Do you really need True Conviction or Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper? Etc Etc

Hope some of this helps!

Suns_Champion on [Primer] Doran the Unstoppable

1 week ago

Some things I like:

Elspeth, Sun's Champion - Obviously I like the inclusion but it seems like she could do some good work for you!

Meekstone - Good choice that not everyone would think about.

Some suggestions to put in:

Timber Protector - protection for your commander.

Tree of Redemption - good mana:toughness ratio.

Dusk / Dawn - goes along with Elspeth and some of your other boardwipes.

Sylvan Caryatid - really, there's no reason not too.

Kin-Tree Invocation - usually going to be a 2 mana 8/8.

Chromatic Lantern - basic color fixing/ramp that every 3 color deck needs.

Some to take out:

Obelisk Spider - not much -1/-1 synergy in this deck.

Triumph of Ferocity - this has to do with power, not toughness. All the red and green decks willl prevent you from drawing.

Trostani, Selesnya's Voice - good lifegain, but you don't have much to populate.

Hope some of this helps!

Flagellum on Big Booty Gang

1 week ago

Can't believe I missed Mentor of the Meek for card draw in my Doran deck. Apparently I haven't updated my deck for a while now. My deck focuses on punishing creatures based on their power. But I have a few ideas to run by you, use them as you wish:

Abzan Beastmaster: card draw

Eidolon of Rhetoric: can neuter some decks and has a nice body to boot.

Guiltfeeder: Possible evasion and can hit for 4 with Doran out. Added damage is better the longer the game goes on.

Kami of Old Stone: I don't care for vanilla critters but this one was too good to pass up

Marble Titan: another Meekstone v2.0

Necroskitter: steals opponent's critters and plays nicely with Obelisk Spider and his infect friends Priests of Norn and Tangle Angler.

Priests of Norn/Tangle Angler: See above, Also can be finishers with cards like Tower Defense ect.

Raving Dead: testing this out. Can be brutal with cards like Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa/Behind the Scenes or after a wrath effect that targets higher powered critters. It's a Quietus Spike with legs.

Sun Titan: recursion

Tree of Redemption: huge with Assault Formation or a last ditch life saver.

Noetic Scales: currently testing but probably the first thing to be cut.

Crackdown, Retribution of the Meek, Wave of Reckoning: all higher power critter punishing cards

My deck if you want more ideas:

Doran's Spring: 'Tis the Season of Big Butts

Commander / EDH Flagellum


frogkill45 on

4 weeks ago

Im not saying its bad, just very reliant on draws to play on curve. I played it several times and the worst matches are control which there is a lot of in the meta. It did very well vs aggro. With the current cards i believe it an 5/10 in terms of competitiveness. I need to take a deeper look into IXL cards one i know off hand is Vraska's Contempt which will end up in here somewhere. Splashing another color may come into play as well. Green was my first choice but trying to get all three colors in the right order proved a little tougher than I liked so I dropped to two colors. Channeler Initiate / Obelisk Spider / Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons were in my original list. I would like to work them back in here. I wish there was some lower costed removal that used the -1/-1 counter method. That is mostly the reason for Soul-Scar Mage Once i Feel comfortable with a third color I will make updates. Usually dont play standard, modern is my forte, so I just need to look at all my options one more time. Thanks for the comment btw.

Gidgetimer on Obelisk Spider and Strionic Resonator

1 month ago

Obelisk Spider is going to trigger once for each creature that -1/-1 counters are placed on and each trigger will have your opponents lose 1 life and you gain 1 life. Strionic Resonator can copy one of these abilities for 1 extra life drain.

Mimir_Fox on Obelisk Spider and Strionic Resonator

1 month ago

If i have a single Obelisk Spider and Strionic Resonator on the battlefield then play Black Sun's Zenith would i; A) have the opponent lose 1 life and I gain 1 life for each creature I place -1/-1 counter on plus one extra for the copied ability or B) have the opponent lose 2 life and I gain 2 life for each creature I place -1/-1 counter on as if i had 2 Obelisk Spiders on the field

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