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Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis
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Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description A hedron and a pair of horns.
Design Chris Millar and Sam Stoddard
Development Chris Millar and Sam Stoddard
Art direction Jeremy Jarvis
Release date September 2, 2016
Plane Zendikar
Set size Two 60-card theme decks
Expansion code DDR[1]
(for Duel Decks R)
Duel Decks
Blessed vs. Cursed Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis 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]


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.


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?



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[]

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}.” for Carrier Thrall (2x)
  4. Emblem for Ob Nixilis Reignited


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

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