7, Apr, 22

You Can Easily Break This New Capenna Planeswalker With Immediate Ultimate Ability

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Want to draw seven cards on the third turn of the game? Well, with the new Ob Nixilis planeswalker from Streets of New Capenna, you can! And that’s not all this planeswalker can do. Let’s take a look at Ob Nixilis, the Adversary, and some of his amazing synergies!

Ob Nixilis, the Adversary

The craziest thing about the new Ob Nixilis is the new mechanic “casualty”. Casualty allows you to sacrifice a creature as you cast a spell to make a copy of the spell you are casting. This is absolutely bonkers for Ob since you can make a copy of the planeswalker.

With two Ob Nixilis planeswalkers, you basically gain two activations of Ob’s abilities each turn. His +1 ability will cut down your opponent’s life total. And the -2 ability creates creatures to protect Ob.

Finally, Ob’s ultimate ability is like a Griselbrand activation which draws you seven cards in exchange for seven life. You can even target an opponent with this effect to deal the last crucial points of damage to them.

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Immediately Ultimate Ob Nixilis

When you make a copy of Ob Nixilis, the Adversary, using his casualty ability, the planeswalker token comes into play with loyalty equal to the power of the creature you sacrificed. So, if you sacrifice a creature with seven power, you can immediately use Ob’s -7 ability to draw seven cards. And you can do this as early as Turn 3 with the following cards:

Turn 1: Cast Llanowar Elves.

Turn 2: Cast Rotting Regisaur.

Turn 3: Cast Ob Nixilis, the Adversary, sacrificing Rotting Regisaur to make a copy of Ob with seven loyalty counters. Next, ultimate your token Ob Nixilis to draw seven cards. It’s as simple as that!

After you perform this mini-combo, your original Ob Nixilis planeswalker will stick around on the battlefield, and you can slowly work toward another ultimate ability.

There are a few beefy creatures that make this neat synergy possible in Standard too, such as Daemogoth Woe-Eater and Daemogoth Titan.

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Making Even More Ob Nixilis Tokens

In Commander, there are even more ways to take advantage of Ob Nixilis:

What’s better than making two copies of Ob Nixilis, the Adversary? How about two? With popular Commander token doublers, such as Anointed Procession and Parallel Lives, you can make extra copies of the planeswalker.

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