Obstinate Familiar

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Odyssey (ODY) Rare

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Obstinate Familiar

Creature — Lizard

If you would draw a card, you may skip that draw instead.

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Obstinate Familiar Discussion

Yesterday on If you control two replacement ...

3 weeks ago

Example –

You control both an Underrealm Lich and an Obstinate Familiar. You go to draw a card. Do you have the option of choosing in which order the effects apply (appropriate Magic terminology for this sentence would be appreciated in an answer too btw thx), meaning you could use the Lich's ability to look at the top three and choose one - or you could choose not to draw due to the Obstinate's ability, and therefore not use the Lich's ability as a result of having chosen to not draw; or considering that the Lich says you have no option but to replace the draw effect with its ability, does this mean that you would have no option to choose not to draw - as as a result of the Lich's nonconsentual ability, you must look at the top three cards and choose one rather than drawing a card and so therefore don't have an option to replace the nonexistent draw with the Obstinate's ability?

Sorrynotsorry for the convoluted sentence. I had fun typing it.

Thanks in advance.

Tartaras on Xantcha Worldgorger Combo

2 months ago

There's an Obstinate Familiar in the list to allow me to skip the draws, and I'll probably put in a Words of Waste, which replaces those draws with making your opponents discard cards.

TheCatHerder on Grix and Stones, Draw Cards and Break Bones

4 months ago

Obstinate Familiar always seemed like a good fit with mind razer

SteveWIII on Scorpion God is AMAZING!!! ...right?

8 months ago

Your guys' suggestions are amazing! Maybe as another thing, instead of shuffling stuff back in there's a way to slow my draw? I know there's Obstinate Familiar, Maralen of the Mornsong, and Omen Machine, and those cards are great, but is there anything else? Because if not, I might just not play Scorp God in my deck.

cdkime on Nekusar Reformed? help

9 months ago

Confusion in the Ranks is your friend. You can use this to gift your copies to other players. The challenge is then getting a sufficient number of the desired gift into play. I only did a brief search, but I did not find very many ways to make mass numbers of tokens.

Blade of Selves + Sundial of the Infinite + Obstinate Familiar is one Grixis option, allowing you to create a number of copies and give them to opponents as they enter.

Unfortunately, this would not work for Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar due to the legend rule. I am fairly certain Grixis does not have access to Opalesence , which would be needed for the mass donation of Parallel Thoughts via this method.

cdkime on Nekusar Reformed? help

9 months ago

Since Fractured Identity is not in Nekusar's colour identity, I presume you are using a different commander? Since I did not know which colours you would be running, I did not limit my search by colour.

Abundance is prevents damage by having players receive cards without ever drawing them.

Island Sanctuary does not give players card advantage, but it gives them the option of forgoing their draws for a slight boon.

Obstinate Familiar - provides the option of skipping draws.

Parallel Thoughts - Allows players to chose their best cards and "draw" them without actually drawing.

Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar - allows opponents to engineer strong draws, without ever actually drawing a card.

chadsansing on Attack of The Swarm

11 months ago

I love Obstinate Familiar and Past in Flames here. Sweet tech!

Would you ever consider a Blue Sun's Zenith or Invoke the Firemind as mana sinks that can eliminate a single player if you haven't found, say, the Skullclamp for your Ashnod's Altar or Laboratory Maniac for your Kindred Discovery?

I'm working on a The Locust God deck over at Revenge of the Nibblers, as well.

Happy playing!

SteelSentry on Looking For a Card To ...

1 year ago

You could just run LabMan. Alternatively, Abundance, Parallel Thoughts, and Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar are all just good cards that also prevent you from decking if you use their ability. Alternatively, you could play Obstinate Familiar for the fun of it.

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