Tuesday, January 31, 2017

"Ob Nixilis Reignited: And it feels so good."

"Ob Nixilis Reignited: And it feels so good."
Virgilio F. De leon Jr. MD

Now that I have finally decided to buy a Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis duel deck I wanted to focus on these two planeswalkers and now is the demons turn who costs 5 mana and comes in at 5 loyalty counters.

His first ability is a +1 that let's you draw 1 card and lose 1 life. Very black as it follows the power at any cost principle. What's a little life loss among friends is what Ob Nixilis would say to you. This is what you also get for dealing with a planeswalker demon who has a lot of hate issues.

Ob Nixilis Reignited has a great -2 second ability that you can use right away to take care of a pressing need. Namely a big creature who will drop your life total in the red. Ob Nixilis Reignited is your guy. Let him throttle that creature for you planeswalker style.

And for the ultimate ability which is a -8. Good old Ob gives your opponent an emblem that says whenever a player draws a card , you lose 2 life."

Needless to say Emblems are permanent things in the game that never gets wiped clean like poison counters. Unless you restart the game with Karn Liberated but how often does that happen right? Ob Nixilis Reignited seems to fit a blue black card draw discard deck but this little Underworld Dreams emblem impersonation also serves well in mono black decks. 

So regardless if an opponent or the player that has the emblem draws a card , the emblem holder still loses 2 life. Ouch. Might as well have said deal two damage on every draw step and on every time that you draw with spells like Read the bones or Sign in Blood. Ouch.

In conclusion Ob Nixilis Reignited will be a great fit to my existing Sultai Superfriends deck as he offers card draw , creature removal and a very slow and painful way of winning. Sadistic in little amounts. Just my kind of planeswalker. Welcome to the fold Ob Nixilis Reignited. 

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