Obstinate Baloth

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Rare

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Obstinate Baloth

Creature — Beast

When Obstinate Baloth enters the battlefield, you gain 4 life.

If a spell or ability an opponent controls causes you to discard Obstinate Baloth, put it onto the battlefield instead of putting it into your graveyard.

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Obstinate Baloth Discussion

Chasmolinker on [[Primer]] - Jund Midrange

1 week ago

Thanks for the comment Spazik008
I was toying with Nullhide Ferox or even Carnage Tyrant but that just was a bit much. Thrun, the Last Troll is there for U/W Control match-ups. They typically have enough mana to pay and path Nullhide Ferox or just outright counter it. Plus the "I can't play 2/3 of my deck" doesn't seem good enough. I see where it could be good against discard decks but I think I'd prefer Obstinate Baloth there for the life gain. Nullhide Ferox just dies the turn after it comes in. I think it would be OK against Hollow One because they have very limited removal for it. They could also just chump it with Flamewake Phoenix though. That's what made me consider Carnage Tyrant but that doesn't have the discard-proof portion of Nullhide Ferox. It's an awkward slot because Thrun, the Last Troll doesn't do anything against Hollow one or discard (outside of regenerate at least).

As for Nihil Spellbomb v Grafdigger's Cage; I think it does better against dredge/KCI because it gets rid of the cards they can return to hand which Grafdigger's Cage doesn't. Grafdigger's Cage is best against Kitchen Finks and Vizier of Remedies decks, which aren't really a part of the meta right now. I guess it's good against Bant Spirits decks but I'll take my chances with Thoughtseize.

Spazik008 on [[Primer]] - Jund Midrange

1 week ago

Nullhide Ferox is a card worth considering on the side, in the same slot Obstinate Baloth or Thrun, the Last Troll would fit. Kind of a split between the two cards, no lifegain and it can be countered, but also a 6/6 for 4 is pretty big and can kill a Gurmag Angler in combat.

Spazik008 on Risky Jund

1 month ago

Not a bad idea. I like having a mix of 4 drops on the side that can come in for Bloodbraid Elf. Right now I only have 3, an Obstinate Baloth for Burning Inquiry decks and Liliana of the Veil mirrors, a Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip for grindy matches, and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet for additional graveyard hate. They all also gain life. Gonti, Lord of Luxury would fill a somewhat similar role, but would probably be better against Jeskai or Dimir style control. Hitting a Jace, the Mind Sculptor with him would be awesome.

Eledain on Golgari Graveyard (Modern)

1 month ago

I really love this deck, a similar build, altho mono green, was one of the very few decks I had in paper magic. :-)

Here are some cards you could consider:

The one mana deathtouchers were my removal. I was never disappointed to see one of them in the opening hand or later in the game. :-)

Have you thought about a transformidable sideboard which does not fold to graveyard hate?

Cards like Nullhide Ferox, Obstinate Baloth or Thrun, the Last Troll can add another layer to your deck.

Zavthedav23w on Mono Green Prison *PRIMER*

2 months ago

Yes, I do have some suggestions but your curve might not get better. Since prison aims to lock the opponent into a haze from which they cannot escape, your curve should be very low. You are already playing a lot of the staple cards, so there isn't much to change. But to start, I recommend Garruk Wildspeaker instead of Garruk Relentless, His untap 2 lands ability is amazing for the deck, plus he'll generate creatures for you. I know you want the wolf deck thing as well so you could play both, really you should at least play 2. Ancient Stirrings Will help you get the artifacts you need to win, so I'd play 4. I'm not a fan of Narnam Renegade, I recommend more Scavenging Ooze for your 2 drop spot. If you don't care about budget, Noble Hierarch is practically a must have. A fun play is Obstinate Baloth, normally a sideboard card but if you are playing this casually it's a really fun card. You could play Pendelhaven(1), because I'm about to recommend a bunch of mana dorks. Llanowar Elves and Elvish Mystic would be interesting. You don't necessarily need them though. Something you may not expect me to recommend, Smuggler's Copter. All of your creatures can crew it(mostly), and it'll draw you cards, plus it has flying. And it's a 2-drop, added bonus. I can't really give you many pointers, I really like your deck, these are just cards you could play. Maybe even consider Throne of the God-Pharaoh and Bottled Cloister. Those could be really fun. Again, your deck is super solid, with late game plays, I like the unorthodox play with Master of the Wild Hunt, I've never seen that before. Well done! I will say you don't have to play any of these cards but if I had to tell you what to take out, I'd say Narnam Renegade would go and put in Noble Hierarch, or any of the other mana dorks. Definitely Smuggler's Copter for Nissa. You might not even need Courser. Good luck with your deck!

bud627 on Budget Green Ramp

2 months ago

Thragtusk Isnt to pricey and could probably replace Obstinate Baloth or Arborback Stomper. I personally feel it adds more value. Otherwise I think this is a really good deck.

kon115 on Pelt Collector COMBO Deck w/ Vexing Devil - GRN!

2 months ago

with the rise of BGx could a few Nullhide Ferox or Obstinate Baloth be worth it in the SB?

lagotripha on Beasts on a Budget GRW

3 months ago

I'd consider Evolving Wilds/Terramorphic Expanse over Blossoming Sands, as it fixes all colours and dodges Blood Moon if you crack them before turn 3. Naya Panorama is also interesting, but less amazing in such a colour-intensive deck. Brushland, Karplusan Forest, Battlefield Forge exist, but only one has been printed recently enough to smoothly slot into budget lists.

Radiant Destiny- compared to Always Watching its more expensive beacause its in standard, while more difficult to turn on, so I'd consider a switch. Beastmaster Ascension is on-theme and slightly cheaper, and my personal preference. Mayael's Aria can also be fun.

Beast Within is on-theme premium removal.

Garruk Wildspeaker's various incarnations all make beast tokens, which can work well.

Pulse of the Tangle is a good card advantage tool in more midrange lists featuring Thragtusk and Obstinate Baloth maindeck.

Good luck, and I hope that you get that streamlined deck of your dreams. Its always good to see more weird tribal lists around.

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