Nimble Obstructionist

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Nimble Obstructionist

Creature — Bird Wizard

Flash

Flying

Cycling (, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

When you cycle Nimble Obstructionist, counter target activated or triggered ability you don't control.

Metalcop on Dennick

2 weeks ago

Hi igniteaxiom

Would you consider Jinxed Idol, Bennie Bracks, Zoologist, Nimble Obstructionist, Lion Sash, Read the Runes, Golden Guardian  Flip or spellshapers like Toymaker, Mageta the Lion... for this deck?

The idol is a cheap sacrifice outlet to put Dennick in the graveyard. On every opponents turn, it assures you creatures going into the graveyard since the other players won't like taking damage for a long time. Plus, if it comes back to you, you can tap it with shimmer dragon and then sacrifice one of your cheap creatures to give it back before taking damage.

@suarkdivad :

Can you unattach an equipment if you don't have another target to equip it? Cause if not, you won't be able to "sacrifice" if Dennick or your creature is alone on the battlefield.

Don't get me wrong. I really love Grafted Wargear but I would rather use Mortarpod here.

PurePwnage on Nimble Obstructionist Vs Tale's End

1 month ago

I tend to fixate on mana efficiency and card selection that aligns with your decks mana curve. Tale's End is lower to the ground and can stop early game fetch land and plainswalker activations and trades fairly evenly with counter magic. Nimble Obstructionist seems pretty good on the surface because it provides an "instant speed" evasive body, but unless there's a way of cheating it in early it's a T3 or later at best. Which IMHO seems very clunky for the same reasons the even more powerful Vendilion Clique fell out of favor in modern. If a 3/1 flyer with flash and a Thoughtseize like effect isn't played in modern mainboards/sideboards, I question the value Nimble holds in the limited available sideboard slots. Pithing Needle seems really only valuable in terms of shutting down plainswalkers because it can only be cast on your turn and your opponent can react to it entering the battlefield. It's the one Mana difference that makes Tale's End much more flexible and versatile than Nimble Obstructionist.

Icbrgr on Nimble Obstructionist Vs Tale's End

1 month ago

I think my only reservation about Pithing Needle is that its covering Activated abilities only... im seeing a lot of triggered abilities too which is why Tale's End in particular caught my interest....Nimble Obstructionist is expensive.... but the utility of also just being a 3/1 flash flyer to apply pressure is also appealing but probably just jank.

idk maybe less is more and going with Pithing Needle would do me the best.

idk I need to study the decks more to learn how to use Pithing Needle for its best effect.

Dead_Blue_ on Nimble Obstructionist Vs Tale's End

1 month ago

This was what I ran it in Kefnet The Mindful and keep in mind this was long before Narset, Parter of Veils or Modern Horizons 2 existed.

But basically you start with Leyline of the Void and play the control game plan exiling all your opponents spells until you get a Kefnet the Mindful into play and cast a Day's Undoing. You get everything back as well as Kefnet online. Nimble Obstructionist hits fetches as well as any work around the opponent may have to disrupt your plan.

Trouble is games would often go too long

Dead_Blue_ on Nimble Obstructionist Vs Tale's End

1 month ago

Just mentioning Squelch as another option. Personally I’ve ran Nimble Obstructionist and been quite happy with it but it’s strength shines when you can reoccur it

Icbrgr on Nimble Obstructionist Vs Tale's End

1 month ago

I've been attending my LGS for Modern and am starting to identify some decks to watch out for and am considering some sideboard options.

  • Living End
  • Tron
  • Affinity
  • Goblins
  • Swans
  • Tokens
  • Prowess/tempo (two different players running this deck)

Im seeing a trend of creature focused strategies with a beatdown or activated/triggered abilities resulting in them winning.

So this week I think I am gonna try running a Jeskai Control build loaded with removal/wipes/sweepers for the Mainboard... but im looking for being able to interact/prevent triggers/abilities... I'm currently stuck between Pithing Needle, Tale's End and Nimble Obstructionist.

I would appreciate any thoughts on this decklist and any advise/pointers for the potential matchups i've been noticing.


Ancient Way Control

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Grind on Air Strike

1 month ago

Cool deck!!! Looks fun!
Since the DU reprint Adarkar Wastes is budget friendly.
Also would you consider Strionic Resonator as a way to copy medomai's triggered extr turn?
Could consider Mask of Memory over rogue's gloves.
Storm Herd seems on theme,
And you are missing some of my favorite flying 3 drops in azorius: Aven Mindcensor, Brazen Borrower, Nimble Obstructionist.
And id prefer even Disenchant or Forsake the Worldly over solemn offering.
Anyway just some thoughts, cheers and have fun!!

Kiyomei on 京 An illusion? What are you hiding? (cEDH-$T4KS) 京

3 months ago

Thassa's Oracle and Demonic Consultation / Tainted Pact are rough Powerhouses that are specifically made to slip through Stax due to their efficient cost and are relatively easy to assemble... Sadly the speed of these can be vastly greater than ours at times.

Good options vs this sort of gameplan if it's prevalent :

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