Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis

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Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis
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Set symbol
Symbol description
A hedron and a pair of horns.
Design team
Chris Millar and Sam Stoddard
Development team
Chris Millar and Sam Stoddard
Art Director
Jeremy Jarvis
Release date
September 2, 2016
Themes and mechanics
Keywords and/or ability words
Set size
Expansion code
(for Duel Decks R)
Duel Decks sets
Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis Duel Decks: Mind vs. Might
Magic: The Gathering chronology
Conspiracy: Take the Crown Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis Kaladesh

Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis is the 18th set in the Duel Decks series. It was released on September 2, 2016.[2]

Description[edit | edit source]

The two decks represent the battle between Zendikar's protector, Nissa, and its would-be destroyer, Ob Nixilis. The ready-to-play, sixty-card decks showcase cards from across Magic's history, including two premium Planeswalker cards with new artwork and four other cards with new artwork (Ambition's Cost, Doom Blade, Crop Rotation and Wood Elves).

The Duel Decks include a Magic “learn to play” guide, a strategy insert, a spindown life counter and 5 tokens each.

Background[edit | edit source]

Planeswalker Nissa Revane gathers her forces to protect Zendikar from annihilation. Drawing on the power of the land itself, she summons mighty Elementals to overwhelm her foes. Trapped on Zendikar for centuries, the demon Ob Nixilis will do anything to reignite his Planeswalker's spark and escape. He summons terrifying Demons and wields dark, destructive powers to lay his enemies to waste.

The stakes are high as Nissa and Ob Nixilis fight to control the power of the Khalni Heart. Who will prevail?

Decklists[edit | edit source]

Nissa[edit | edit source]

1 Nissa, Voice of Zendikar

2 Scythe Leopard
2 Elvish Visionary
1 Oran-Rief Invoker
2 Thornweald Archer
1 Nissa's Chosen
2 Citanul Woodreaders
2 Civic Wayfinder
1 Fertilid
2 Gilt-Leaf Seer
1 Wood Elves
2 Briarhorn
1 Saddleback Lagac
2 Jaddi Lifestrider
1 Thicket Elemental
2 Woodborn Behemoth
1 Oran-Rief Hydra
1 Cloudthresher
1 Oakgnarl Warrior
1 Walker of the Grove
1 Gaea's Blessing
1 Seek the Horizon

1 Crop Rotation
2 Vines of the Recluse
1 Natural Connection

1 Abundance

2 Fertile Thicket
2 Khalni Garden
1 Mosswort Bridge
1 Treetop Village
18 Forest

The rares in this deck are Nissa, Voice of Zendikar (mythic), Abundance, Cloudthresher, Mosswort Bridge, Oran-Rief Hydra, and Thicket Elemental.

The tokens are:

  1. {G} 0/1 Plant for Nissa, Voice of Zendikar and Khalni Garden (4x)
  2. {G} 4/4 Elemental for Walker of the Grove

Ob Nixilis[edit | edit source]

Ob Nixilis  
1 Ob Nixilis Reignited

2 Carrier Thrall
2 Fetid Imp
1 Despoiler of Souls
1 Foul Imp
2 Blistergrub
1 Giant Scorpion
1 Cadaver Imp
1 Bala Ged Scorpion
1 Desecration Demon
1 Squelching Leeches
1 Indulgent Tormentor
1 Priest of the Blood Rite
1 Renegade Demon
1 Pestilence Demon

1 Innocent Blood
1 Mire's Toll
2 Grim Discovery
2 Smallpox
1 Ambition's Cost
1 Demon's Grasp
1 Disfigure
1 Altar's Reap
2 Doom Blade
1 Hideous End
1 Tendrils of Corruption

2 Quest for the Gravelord
1 Shadows of the Past
1 Unhallowed Pact

2 Leechridden Swamp
22 Swamp

The rares in this deck are Ob Nixilis Reignited (mythic), Despoiler of Souls, Desecration Demon, Indulgent Tormentor, Priest of the Blood Rite, and Pestilence Demon.

The tokens are:

  1. {B} 5/5 Demon with Flying for Priest of the Blood Rite
  2. {B} 5/5 Zombie Giant for Quest for the Gravelord
  3. {C} 1/1 Eldrazi Scion with “Sacrifice this creature: Add {C} to your mana pool.” for Carrier Thrall (2x)
  4. Emblem for Ob Nixilis

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Katie Allison. (August 1, 2016.) “Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Wizards of the Coast. (May 16, 2016.) “Announcement Day”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.

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