Ob Nixilis, Unshackled

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

Ob Nixilis, Unshackled

Legendary Creature — Demon

Flying, trample

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

Whenever another creature dies, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature. (Dying is being put into the graveyard from the battlefield, tokens are put into the graveyard before they cease to exist.)

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MTGBurgeoning on The Frolicsome Shenanigans Of Athreos's Apostles

1 month ago

Elas il-Kor, Sadistic Pilgrim does have a bigger body and the benefit of deathtouch over the 1/1 keyword-less Zulaport Cutthroat. However, Zulaport Cutthroat drains opponents AND gains us one life whenever a creature dies, where Elas il-Kor, Sadistic Pilgrim does not. A creature has to enter our side of the battlefield in order to gain the life. I'm open to experimenting with Elas il-Kor, Sadistic Pilgrim in the 99, but not at the expense of Zulaport Cutthroat. I would rather replace Ob Nixilis, Unshackled for the purposes of trying to wedge in another life-drainer for the Apostle engine.

MTGBurgeoning on The Frolicsome Shenanigans Of Athreos's Apostles

1 month ago

I did think about Elas il-Kor, Sadistic Pilgrim after he was shown during the Dominaria United previews. The challenge is finding a place for him in the 99. Syr Konrad, the Grim and Zulaport Cutthroat synergize with the Aristocrat theme of this build better than Elas il-Kor, Sadistic Pilgrim. I sense replacing a Shadowborn Apostle may not be feasible, as 28 seems like the line in the sand, just as the 36-land land base. Although it receives benefits from it, Ob Nixilis, Unshackled's presence does not contribute to the Apostle engine. Is there another card you see as replaceable for Elas il-Kor, Sadistic Pilgrim?

Quickspell on Prevent Opposition Agent in mono …

1 month ago

Grubbernaut Sure, if you want to the game to quickly end. I rather have fun with Ob Nixilis, Unshackled. What is beautiful about Maralen is how greedy everybody becomes when suddenly they have the opportunity to tutor for anything they want. Once they realise you are not going for Opposition Agent, they let her live - or they try to kill her before the next player can tutor. Suddenly they start countering each other etc. I find that much more entertaining

77hi77 on I BEG YOUR [email protected] PARDON??!!! - Razaketh

2 months ago

GameDragon111 thanks for that! I looked at Ob Nixilis, Unshackled for how he powers up with a sacrifice deck, but yeah that'd be a great finisher with Sorin Markov.

As for Liliana's Contract, you're right. I had it in there for a while as the alternate wincon, but I took it out to make space for the land removal. I'll fit it in again, it's too powerful not to.

Thanks again!

Tinnuki on Stax Colony

2 months ago

No Ob Nixilis, Unshackled? ;)

An uncontested Maralen + Opposition Agent + Ob Nixilis is basically a winning lock. Good luck getting that sneaky win more than once though!

legendofa on Ziatora Calls Upon the Demons

3 months ago

Okay, let's take a look at some of these. First note is, budget isn't really a concern, because pretty much all of my games are online these days, through servers like Cockatrice.

Master of Cruelty, Demonlord Belzenlok, and Burning-Rune Demon were all on my short list. Master of Cruelty is a little too build-around for my preference in this deck, but it's a great card. Belzenlok and B-R Demon would help to give it consistency, and Belzenlok in particular has a good chance of finding its way back in.

I had overlooked Dragon Tempest, so that's definitely going in.

I'll play around with Raphael, Fiendish Savior, Ob Nixilis, Unshackled, and Rakshasa Debaser and see what they do for this deck. I especially like the lifelink, since this deck plays more recklessly than my usual style.

This is my first Demon tribal deck, so I'm still working out the details. The 6-8 mana slots fill up fast. Incidentally, how do you submit a deck to EDHrec?

Once again, thanks for the suggestions!

RDes19 on Demons Are a Girl's Best Friend

7 months ago

Wabbajacke , Ob Nixilis, Unshackled actually makes a real nasty combo with Opposition Agent but Ob Nixilis, the Fallen is the card I already own so that's what's in the deck for the time being at least

Wabbajacke on Demons Are a Girl's Best Friend

7 months ago

I like the Theme and Powerwolf, so + 1 from me ;)

Is there a reason why you use Ob Nixilis, the Fallen over Ob Nixilis, Unshackled? In my opinion, it synergizes very well with Varragoth, maybe because you need to chose an Opponent for its boast ability?

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