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Ob Nixilis Reignited is a fair planeswalker with decent effects, but the problem with him is that he's very "boring". This criticism was leveled at the card long before now. His first two effects are just generic black things that just tick the checkboxes for what a "good" planeswalker card is supposed to do (give you advantage and protect itself), and those are what you'd expect to use him for 99% of the time. His ultimate is a bit more interesting though.
Interesting, thank you. I wasn't following things when that card came out, I never knew it was considered boring. I use it a bunch for budget utility and he serves that role well,I guess I just never thought about how exciting the card is. Hmm.
One thing to consider here is that planeswalker characters need to have their cards do things that differentiate themselves from the others, or they'll eventually look too similar to tell apart.
Liliana, outside of one card, does necromancer things. Sorin usually has drain effects or creates Vampire tokens, because he's a vampire. Vraska routinely kills things because she's a Gorgon assassin.
Ob Nixilis Reignited was so generic that it didn't really establish what his cards are supposed to do as a rule of thumb.
I dunno, isn't his thing that he hates everyone/everything and spite drives him more often than not? I kinda see how that feeds everything he does. He punishes people for asking him for help, he slaughters, and he hurts opponents for trying to gain the upper hand. And he enjoys that suffering. It's loose, sure, but I got a sense for who Ob was from that card when I didn't really know much about him as a character. All four of his cards have that theme running through them.
I won't argue that Reignited is an exciting card, but I think it does give a good sense of who he is even if none of the abilities are particularly iconic.