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BobbyBruceBanner

I feel like 16:9 video, played with letterboxing to make it 9:16, then that box put in a 4:3 frame by YouTube is an elaborate troll on little old Xennial me.


grindflayer

I did it all for you


Cablead

If any part of this is problematic, it’s Esika’s Chariot. Chariot has been one of the strongest cards in Standard since the release of Kaldheim and it is the only card in the format that enables what is seen in the clip. IMO the people overreacting to Ob Nixilis are going to feel silly after rotation.


Drakkur

Ob Nix is actually insane in pioneer and might start showing up in modern in table top and people don’t even use chariot there. It’s one of if not the only planeswalker that can get multiple on board due to the casualty mechanic, that’s insanely strong.


Cablead

Modern is my favorite format to watch. Looking forward to seeing aspiringspike test Ob there. I have my doubts about the card’s viability at high levels of Modern, but I could totally see it doing well in a FNM deck. I don’t doubt that Ob Nixilis is strong, but the immediate cries for a ban are silly. Waiting to see what the meta looks like further down the line before passing judgment on his role in Standard seems wise. Rotation is in <5 months if the synergy with Chariot does prove to be too much. Do you have a link to any of the Pioneer lists that are running Ob? I’m not as clued into the format, but he seems like a good fit from what I do know of its decks and overall power level.


Drakkur

There hasn’t been a competition for it yet so will take some time before we see stats, but it makes a good home in either Rakdos Sac or Jund Sac. We will definitely see it in Explorer.


Cablead

I’ll check the next few MTGO 5-0 League posts for sure. It makes sense for the Sac decks. Probably too much of a deckbuilding restriction (for it to be good, I’m assuming you always want casualty) to be in any random RB list. Didn’t seem like it would slot into Rakdos Midrange at least. Thanks for the info.


grindflayer

[untapped.gg Decklist](https://mtga.untapped.gg/profile/b8039906-34a8-479f-a563-228b8c747d14/OMEJIFDYGNCMVCCYB6T5DRLIVQ/deck/a62bdf33-8ebb-464f-afd1-4f686d077b84?gameType=constructed&constructedType=ranked) Deck 1 Swamp 1 Shatterskull Smashing 4 Esika's Chariot 4 Blightstep Pathway 4 Darkbore Pathway 2 Deadly Dispute 1 Power Word Kill 2 Shambling Ghast 1 Den of the Bugbear 2 Hive of the Eye Tyrant 3 The Meathook Massacre 1 Burn Down the House 2 Haunted Ridge 1 Rockfall Vale 4 Bloodtithe Harvester 2 Deathcap Glade 4 Invoke Despair 4 Fable of the Mirror-Breaker 1 Voltage Surge 1 Boseiju, Who Endures 1 Takenuma, Abandoned Mire 4 Tenacious Underdog 4 Ob Nixilis, the Adversary 2 Riveteers Charm 4 Ziatora's Proving Ground


metalhev

Is that kefka's ost?


sleepingwisp

It's from Chrono trigger, lavos' theme


metalhev

I knew I heard it somewhere, but damn they're very similar


Suspicious_Ad6906

Still not as broken as Runes currently.


grindflayer

The only deck I’ve truly had a lot of trouble with was Runes. Trample kinda tears this game plan apart.


Suspicious_Ad6906

\+1 for Chrono Trigger Lavos theme though


CrimsonGlacier

I play Selenesya Enchantments and Mono Black Control and I honestly don’t remember the last time I lost to Runes


Suspicious_Ad6906

Selesnya Enchantments is practically another shade of Runes since it has the key card, Jukai Naturalist. That said, as a favored Mono Black player, I have to say this Ob Nixilis deck that I keep encountering is quite an easy match up. Enchantments (moreso Runes) however are ridiculous.


dshock247

Yeahhh, played against this deck yesterday…my 2 farewells kept me alive for awhile, but I didn’t have any planeswalker removal and it was over. Everyone is going to have to run mill or removal to combat all the Ob/chariot decks we are about to see. This is going to be the early meta. Torn on if I should bother crafting chariot to run this deck or not. I didn’t really start my collection until strixhaven…I already have 2 Ob (one pull, one preorder).


Repulsive-Ad-3191

Brutal. I'm guessing you run fateful essence? Thinking of putting in devestating mastery but its pretty much just for ob and idk about removing farewell or doomstar. Fading hope would be great if it could target the token.. Planeswalker removal is so hard to find its pretty ridiculous. Even burn down the house is 5 mana - by that time ob-noxious is already going and he probably has a chariot too. Probably just give up on Bo1 since this card is just so broken. Then I can just put in pithing needle and such in sideboard... EDIT: Hmm thinking about it, Esper seems like the way to go. Lots of cheap flyers/unblockables.


kingsolara

I beat an ob chariot deck with the g/w lifegain starter deck they gave you. It's annoying but not the end all be all


DancesWithMyr

I think the nature of lifegain decks just gives you a natural edge. You're not going to be pressured by Ob's plus ability and your creatures will snowball bigger than that decks will. The problem would be winning with lifegain against the other T1 meta decks.


kingsolara

I'm merely stating a starter deck could beat it. The ob decks appear to 1 run little interaction right now, and 2 are weak to flyers. Take advantage of it


thegallus

Well. My Ob deck runs Lolth Immerstrum Predator xD


grindflayer

I agree. It’s super strong but not entirely oppressive. I faced a grindy Dimir control deck that was basically only removal. It eventually came down to top decks and just swinging with Den and Chariot. I think it can just be frustrating to play against because 1.) Ob on 3 is strong and consistently easy to pull off, and 2.) it’s still able to beat you down if you manage to disrupt the initial game plan.


kingsolara

That's basically what it is. I'd much rather face ob than someone running a full deck of kill spells 😔


Nothing_Arena

Mistake? Are people buying paper product in an attempt to get a chase mythic? If "yes", then no, it was not a mistake. Also, this video format is unwatchable and thus is a mistake in itself. Get off my lawn.


grindflayer

:(


crux84

WTF... New oko. Ban ALL formats


DaisyCutter312

"The set has been out for 12 hours and I have been minorly inconvenienced.....BAN FOREVER"


crux84

actually I wasn't bothered at all. But just seeing this kind of interaction already know it will break the game. you guys love these cards with stupid interactions....


Erium-

arena is Big Gay


grindflayer

Same though, so it’s a perfect fit


in-site

Hey did you actually go out of your way to get me banned from /r/Libertarian? Why would you do that? Why would you put in effort to be cruel to someone trying to have an honest conversation in good faith? Can we even talk about the irony of you complaining about this in another comment? >lol this is reddit you can't talk about anything without getting banned especially if a tranny janny is on his imaginary period


Rayvendark

About as ob noxious as teh fairy.