Nimble Obstructionist

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy 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
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Nimble Obstructionist

Creature — Bird Wizard



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

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

Icbrgr on Gavi, Nest Warden

3 weeks ago

I also run this as a commander.... probably my favorite tech card is Nimble Obstructionist... can just be cycled for the sake of synergy or just ruin someone's attempt to combo off. Oops sry didn't see that you already have that in here!

Icbrgr on Venerated Rotpriest Combo Discussion

1 month ago

maybe Nimble Obstructionist, Disallow or Tale's End would be interesting sideboard options to combat the deck? countering the activated/trigered ability of the rotpriest or maybe just the storm card?

legendofa on Why is Infect Not Returning?

3 months ago

I guess nobody's really spamming Virulent Sliver and Strionic Resonator, or holding back a Nimble Obstructionist for Snake Cult Initiation triggers...

For the sake of devil's advocacy and nitpicking, though, deathtouch was templated as a triggered ability on Thornweald Archer and stayed that way until Zendikar (Giant Scorpion). Why not re-template poisonous? I'm not sure the connotations of poisonous and toxic are that different.

Metalcop on Dennick

4 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

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