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Ob's All-Black Sac-and-Back

Commander / EDH


Mono-black quasi-control deck, using sac outlets to power card draw engines with asymmetrical boardwipes and tit-for-tat creature exchanges (Grave Pact, Attrition etc) to keep opponents' board presences limited before swinging in with the big hitters.

Ob Nixilis as Commander is useful for his anti-searching ability, which - while only really comboing with Maralen of the Mornsong - keeps other players from digging to get answers, but his ability to accrue +1/+1 counters (as well as flying and trample) can make him an easy way to win on Commander Damage if used properly.

The rest of the deck is a collection of death triggers, creature recursion, sac outlets and mana increasers - I discovered in an early build that the deck can be a serious mana hog, though with the removal of cards like Rise of the Dark Realms and Army of the Damned, this is less of an issue.

All suggestions and criticism welcome!

EDIT: as at 09.01.2015, the following cards are in/out. Mostly to increase mana generation and card draw, pump up the spot removal and give some extra sacrifice outlets:


Barren Moor, Crypt of Agadeem, Liliana Vess, Swamp x 1, Bone Splinters, Disciple of Griselbrand, Murder, Tenacious Dead, Toxic Deluge, Underworld Connections, Abhorrent Overlord, Pawn of Ulamog,


Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Sensei's Divining Top, Ashnod's Altar, Ashes to Ashes, Dregs of Sorrow, Malicious Affliction, Black Market, Phyrexian Arena, Magus of the Coffers, Overseer of the Damned, Ghoulcaller Gisa, Solemn Simulacrum


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Date added 6 years
Last updated 5 years

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

6 - 0 Mythic Rares

37 - 0 Rares

14 - 0 Uncommons

9 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.07
Tokens 1/1 Rat, Liliana, 3/3 Wurm, 2/2 Zombie
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