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I really want to build an EDH deck using him, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and 97 swamps.

Posted By: JA14732 (11/4/2013 7:14:38 AM)


Play Scapeshift with Ob Nixilis out, and get all the fetchlands you can.
Posted By: bnox (11/16/2009 4:29:35 AM)


Urza is dead. Completely. The only thing in Karn was his spark (some mystical property that gives planewalkers their power). That's it. And Karn sacrificed it to close one of those time rifts a while back. So yeah, Urza isn't coming back any time soon, short of some comicbook-esque, "OMG! Space radiation mixed with the Aurora Borealis while the planets lined up...etc" revival.

But I agree. This is the first time I heard of the theory of him being the third 'walker but it makes sense to me. It would also be why he wasn't there to meet Sorin when they had planned during the original pact, he could no longer 'walk' to that point. I think Wizards maybe planned on making a confirmed connection there but decided against it later on in favor of maybe revisiting the storyline later. This way they have a 'sort-of' conclusion to the story, but in a few block, can say "Oh no, Obby wasn't THAT 'walker... it was this guy" or even maybe revisit Obby's story. I mean, Sorin was one of the... (see all)
Posted By: OmegaSerris (9/20/2011 8:35:41 PM)


so i had an idea for who he might be. there were three planeswalkers in the beginning who trapped the three eldrazi in the eye of ugin, right? there was Ugin, Sorin Markov, and another mystery one whos name we do not know. what we do know is that after the imprisonment of the eldrazi, the land of zendikar adapted an unfriendly defense against future predators. Ob's flavor text says that the land fractured his soul. also, the eldrazi were released when the eye of ugin was found. so here is my theory: Ob could have once been the mysterious planeswalker, then after the imprisonment of the eldrazi, the plane took his spark. Now, after wandering around the plane for thousands of years, he finaly found the hidden eye of ugin and freed the eldrazi to take the revenge that is stated in his flavor text....

BTW great card: 5/5
Posted By: Colossus_of_Darkstee (3/24/2010 5:02:23 PM)


I find a lot of the speculation on this guy pretty amusing. It is really disappointing that, much like Iona, this guy got pretty much no face-time story-line wise, despite being a huge deal card-game wise (both legendary mythics with clearly grand status and ability). But really guys, Urza, Garruk? His name is Ob Nixilis, losing your spark doesn't mean you lose/change your name, even if you became a demon.
Posted By: Dr.Pingas (12/25/2011 1:27:31 AM)


we need more story on this guy. Zendikar block sucked for Vorthoses, cuz it started SOOO many interesting questions, and answered.....
zero of them. come on Wizards. We need some more webcomics!!
Posted By: DarthParallax (8/10/2011 11:27:51 AM)


@divine_exodus: Yeah, let me know if that extremely unlikely scenario ever happens for you without proxy cards. Take a picture while you're at it.

This seems optimal in a deck splashed with green or with mana acceleration cards like Dark Ritual; otherwise casting it on turn 5 slows it down quite a bit. Still, I've had this guy grow to be a 21/21 creature before, so holding onto Fetches as long as you can works great as well. Who cares if you're losing one life if your opponent's losing 3 while pumping your creature?
Posted By: Keiya (12/20/2010 3:40:35 PM)


Extremely powerful, anyone who doubts his power hasn't played (against) him. My only problem is the fact that he is a mythic rare demon, yet he he has absolutely no drawback or risk whatsoever. Usually mythic rare demons are about immense power but at a risk of them turning on you if their demands are not met, making them so excitingly dangerous to play. This has none of that demonic game mechanic at all. He should have had something additional like "If a land doesn't enter the battlefield during your turn, Ob Nixilis deals 3 damage to you during your end step." As it is now, he might as well have been a vampire, a zombie or other black creature (I play demons a lot).
Posted By: Sironos (8/30/2010 6:47:51 AM)


and to think demon's use to be all about drawbacks...
Posted By: pedrodyl (8/19/2011 1:21:12 PM)


He's pretty fun to play in a casual deck along with Korlash, and his Grandeur ability.
Posted By: zombietomb (1/29/2010 3:58:13 AM)


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