Ob Nixilis, Unshackled


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare

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Ob Nixilis, Unshackled

Legendary Creature — Demon

Flying, Trample

Whenever an opponent searches his or her library, that player sacrifices a creature and loses 10 life.

Whenever another creature dies, put a +1/+1 counter on Ob Nixilis, Unshackled.

Ob Nixilis, Unshackled Discussion

troublinparadise on Jarad visits the rat colonies

1 week ago

Love this deck! I'm in the process of building a very similar one. I wish thrumming stone weren't so darn expensive! I'm sure when I buy one they'll immediately reprint it, or ban it...

I've compiled a list of cards I'm considering that aren't in your deck. I expect that many of them are cards you either: 1. Thought about and decided against. 2. Didn't want to shell out the cash for, (I feel ya) 3. Don't use in your play group. (I noticed you've got no tutors. A card like Mausoleum Secrets is very affordable and super strong in this deck. If your playgroup or you personally avoid tutors for balance/powerlevel/gameplay reasons, I commend you.) Hopefully there's a card or two in this list that make you say "oooh!", because your deck certainly got that reaction from me! Bloodbond March is INSANE and it's only 50 cents!

If any of these cards are like... aggressively bad, let me know so I don't put them in my deck, haha. I'm assuming you've actually assembled and playtested the deck, whereas I am still residing in the magical christmas land of my mind.

Sakura-Tribe Elder
Crypt Ghast
Erebos, God of the Dead
Moodmark Painter
Pitiless Plunderer
Solemn Simulacrum
Archfiend of Depravity
Ob Nixilis, Unshackled
Butcher of Malakir
Necrotic Wound
Ghoul's Feast
Living Death
Thrilling Encore
Lightning Greaves
Swiftfoot Boots
Phyrexian Arena
Spidersilk Armor
Journey to Eternity  Flip
Black Market
Dictate of Erebos
Cabal Coffers
Cabal Stronghold
Cascading Cataracts
Nurturing Peatland
Overgrown Tomb
Twilight Mire
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Verdant Catacombs

I haven't put much thought into what you would cut if you like any of these, aside from Blighted Fen . Once you get Bontu's Monument , Herald's Horn , or Jet Medallion out, Blighted Fen and any basic forests you end up with are gonna feel bad. Initiates of the Ebon Hand and Bog Initiate are spicy ways to fix the issue, but they are also... bad.

Side note: I'm curious how Rancor would be in this deck. It's a weird cost/benefit analysis because of course you want as many rats as possible, but when you can rancor to boost your sac creature +2/+0, then it pops back into your hand every time, it seems like the recursion value might add up. Also allows you to trample through extra damage on one player if they're gaining life. Anyone feel free to explain why Rancor is a dumb idea in this deck :)


lifemtg on Making A Ghave Sacrifice

2 weeks ago

Shabompistan hey thanks for visiting this deck! Sorry for the delayed response. I like the idea of Mastermind's Acquisition . Melira, Sylvok Outcast is ok. I like the idea of Fecundity , but my meta plays alot of aristocrats, otherwise it would be a great card, I will put it in the sideboard. I personally dont like to play planeswalkers a ton, so I will put Ob Nixilis, Unshackled in the sideboard too. Incubation Druid is something I have a little personal hate toward, so that will go into the maybeboard. Thx for commenting!!

Shabompistan on Making A Ghave Sacrifice

2 weeks ago

I like this deck a lot. As a Prossh, Skyraider of Kher player, sacrifice combos are close to my heart.

If you like Moldervine Reclamation , you might also like Fecundity . It's a little more grouphug, but you'll most likely be getting the most use out of it.

Incubation Druid is a sweet mana dork if you can sneak a +1/+1 onto it.

Ob Nixilis, Unshackled might like this deck and would go infinite with some of the listed combos. He also provides tutor hate for opponents and that's pretty cool.

Also, I see you're running Woodfall Primus and Puppeteer Clique . These guys also combo with Melira, Sylvok Outcast if you want to add that to your arsenal.

Generally I would recommend a couple more tutors if you can spend the money on them. Or there's budget options outside of transmute like Mastermind's Acquisition

TortillaConfetti on UnFaer

3 weeks ago

CGPH for a more Lowryn themed things, you could add something like Maralen of the Mornsong because of the free tutor, and it spices up things since you are not the only one tutoring, but then you could be nasty and add= Ob Nixilis, Unshackled (They lose 13 life each upkeep), Teferi's Puzzle Box (no hands in play XD), and Strionic Resonator to copy it's ability haha, then, I just saw you have Mindcrank here, a Bloodchief Ascension and since you are running kind of a discard subtheme, Quest for the Nihil Stone , sorry for spamming your comment section bro! XD

KBgamer2010 on The New Queen of the Fae

1 month ago

I have an interesting concept for this idea So instead of mono color, try grixis, but instead of 100% preventing people from tutoring, run cards that somewhat punishes people for doing so

IE Psychic Surgery , Psychogenic Probe , Widespread Panic , Ob Nixilis, Unshackled

and run cards that also makes people shuffle their decks often

voidlurker on Spike Slayer Erebos

1 month ago

hkhssweiss, it's been awhile, my dude.

I've included some of the your previous suggestions, yes including Torment of Hailfire . Imp's Mischief also found its way back into the deck. :D

After more than half a year, the deck has evolved into something vastly different from what I was playing. My meta shifted, so I had to grow with it. And because I haven't been online for quite sometime, at least half of the old deck is gone. I decided to just re-do the list instead of posting updates -- but I will push to post updates from this point on.

I like Ob Nixilis, Unshackled but he's going into the mono black reanimator deck that I'm rebuilding with Yawgmoth, Thran Physician at the helm. Go for the Throat was at some point in the deck, but I tend to keep the only the most versatile; especially when it comes to removal.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Rakdos, Demon Lord

Legendary Planeswalker - Rakdos

If a spell or ability would cause its controller to gain life, that player loses that much life instead.

+2: Add or equal to the total life lost this turn by opponents.

-1: Create a 5/5 black Demon creature token with flying and trample.

-13: Each player gets and emblem with, "At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice half the non-Demon permanents they control, rounded up."


I'd like a pre-spark planeswalker, not a flip-into-walker, like from Origins.

E.G. Ob Nixilis, the Fallen , Ob Nixilis, Unshackled , Venser, Shaper Savant , Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir , Xenagos, God of Revels , etc.

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Ob Nixilis, Unshackled occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.25%

Rakdos: 0.33%