Nimble Obstructionist

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.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2020 (C20) Rare
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Nimble Obstructionist occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.04%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Nimble Obstructionist Discussion

Sanguinolency on A Level Playing Field: cEDH Kinnan

1 month ago

Cards that could help protect the combo:

Frilled Mystic

Mystic Snake

Glen Elendra Archmage

There is also Spiketail Drake, which is counter unless you pay if you wanted to choke the resources of opponents.

There is also a stifle creature, but you have to cycle it, so I'm not sure that it's immediately useful. Nimble Obstructionist The cycle ability can't be countered, but it's still 3 mana.

Siren Stormtamer is probably the closest you're going to get. If someone targets you to draw a card, you put this in to play with Kinnan and stifle it.

To put some of these cards in, you could probably cut Arbor Elf, as it doesn't tap for mana. Maybe the Talisman of Curiosity as you already have a very well made ramp package though dorks and other artifacts.

yawgmothsbargain on Gavi Spellslinger

1 month ago

One more possible addition. You have a decent amount of wizards in your deck and they're rather key to your strategy. You might think about including Vedalken AEthermage. It has Wizardcycling (yes, wizardcycling is a thing). For 3 colorless mana you can tutor for any wizard in your deck that you need. Need a counterspell? Nimble Obstructionist is a wizard. Need to draw more cards? Rielle, the Everwise is a wizard. As is Kykar, Wind's Fury, Talrand, Sky Summoner and both Niv-Mizzets if you choose to keep them. Also, another hate piece that would be useful is Aven Mindcensor, also a wizard. Both Aethermage and Mindcensor are pretty cheap.

multimedia on Gavi´s Rrecycle Bin

1 month ago

Hey, Tectonic Reformation which is included in the precon gives you a repeatable source of low mana cost cycling using lands. This is wanted to repeatedly trigger Gavi, Slide, Drift and Haven. Idyllic Tutor is worth including because it can tutor for one of Reformation, Slide, Drift or Haven and you can recur it with Archaeomancer to tutor again.

There's a lack of ramp here and ramp is a fundamental part of all Commander decks. You want to make room in your deck for ramp since ramp also is color fixing. In the precon are Sol Ring/Arcane Signet these are good rocks for ramp, add them to your deck. There's also three Signets in the precon I suggest adding those rocks too.

Chromatic Lantern is not included in the precon, but it's a good mana rock with Reformation because then you can tap any land to make red mana to cycle a land with Reformation. Raugrin Crystal is the new Jeskai mana rock that has cycling.

Smothering Tithe is a fantastic card for repeatable ramp in multiplayer Commander since your opponents, much more than not, are not going to pay the two mana to deny you a treasure when they draw therefore each time around the table you're going to make treasures and these treasures can be saced to make any color of mana. Smothering is also good with Reformation because treasures can make red mana.

Some good budget cards with cycling to consider adding:

I offer more advice including what cards to consider cutting. Good luck with your deck.

pootinanny on Toxic relationship with Tetsuko

2 months ago

If you consider Trickbind to be a necessity meta wise, try Nimble Obstructionist instead as it can be either a flash creature or a counter ability effect.

gavriel1136 on Roon Scaped

2 months ago

In-> Out Nephalia Smuggler- Mistmeadow Witch

Biomancer's Familiar-Flickerwisp

Tale's End-Dovin's Veto

Nimble Obstructionist-Mystic Snake

Overwhelmed Apprentice-Avacyn's Pilgrim

Hallowed Moonlight OR Containment Priest-Divine Deflection (For this one, keep in mind it will apply to YOU as well, so if you use the instant, it only lasts for one turn).

REMOVE: Hurricane, Squall Line, Felidar Guardian, Destiny Spinner, Cloudshift, Turn to Mist. PROBABLY REMOVE Midnight Guard and Presence of Gond, Thousand-Year Elixir.

I get why you put the Green X spells in there, but they'll kill you the same time they kill your opponents, which I don't think you want. Midnight Gond is an easy combo but they're dead cards on their own.

The elixir is barely useful, since you barely have any tap abilities to start with. For that reason, consider changing the mana dorks to mana rocks. Flickering a dork only slows them down, while Brago can flicker rocks, meaning they can be used again.

The counterspells I suggested are better for you because you want to make sure your opponents ETB abilities don't trigger when you flicker them. Once a creature is actually on the field, Roon can handle them.

BrandonJamesCAC on UW Control

5 months ago

I think upping Narset to 3 is almost always going to feel better than Architect Jace. Narset gives you 2 free Impulses allowing you to run less of several cards.

Also isn't Seal Away better than that cycling one?

Nimble Obstructionist is good.

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Too bad all the Pioneer Counterspells are terrible

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