Bolas's Citadel

Bolas's Citadel

Legendary Artifact

You may look at the top card of your library at any time.

You may play the top card of your library. If you cast a spell this way, pay life equal to its converted mana cost rather than pay its mana cost.

: Sacrifice ten nonland permanents: Each opponent loses 10 life.

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Set Rarity
War of the Spark (WAR) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Historic Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal

Bolas's Citadel Discussion

Reznorboy on Manaless and Bananaless

2 days ago

I couldn't come up with a good title. Anyway,

I always thought that manaless dredge was super amazingly cool, but I also think Commander is awesome, and unfortunately, the two don't go together.

UNTIL NOW (possibly).

Basically, a lot of my EDH playing friends think that Bolas's Citadel is an amazing card, and even though it can be pretty good, people inevitably hit a land and then end up having to pass after going pseudo-storm mode.

I then had an idea.

NO LANDS. (Drops bass).

Basically, my concept was to play one of two commanders, Oloro, Ageless Ascetic or K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth.

Both builds would attempt to use a stupid quantity of mana artifacts in order to replace the lack of lands in the deck. They would then also play a few tutors.

Oloro, obviously, gains life, allows more colors, and once out, allows for card draw and burn through his ability.

K'rrik has life gain, helps play the Citadel in the first place, but does not seem quite as good in my opinion (for this build).

It is also a possibility that only a very small number of lands would be played, possibly with a strong top-deck manipulator (such as Proteus Staff).

My main question is, do you all think that this could be at all viable (like, maybe a 7 out of 10, if built correctly?)

ghostfire86 on

1 week ago

I’m actually at a lose atm. I tend to build each deck with a different strategy and try really hard not to reuse ideas....except for Bolas's Citadel synergy and combo...I’ll admit I have that in three decks atm. I love it to much as it works to well for those decks.

With this deck I want the option of a commander damage kill, but I also want to feed into going wide with animated lands and/or tokens. A sub theme I want is a lands finishing kill using Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle. This build list will likely change a lot before I am happy. I’m also considering Omnath, Locus of Rage or Lord Windgrace as my official lands matter commander

Neotrup on Bolas's Citadel and Aluren

2 weeks ago

No. Bolas's Citadel only allows you to cast the top card of your library if you pay it's alternative cost (life). Aluren only allows you to cast a spell as though it has flash if you pay it's alternative cost (free). You can't pay two alternative costs, so you'll have to choose one. If you choose Aluren's, you won't be able to cast from the top of library, and if you choose Bolas's Citadel, you won't be able to cast at instant speed.

goldlion on Bolas's Citadel and Aluren

2 weeks ago

Does the clause in Aluren transfer over to casting 3cmc and less creatures with Bolas's Citadel?

Thank you!

SynergyBuild on My New Custom MTG Format …

2 weeks ago

These decks are the first batch of Oko testers:

4c Heroic Maverick

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Heroic Oko-Tinker

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One is based around Green Sun's Zenith for a fair creature strategy, backed up by Force of Will being able to pitch our multiple multi-colored effects like Oko, Uro, or Leovold, while maintaining a powerful selection of creatures to toolbox out while running our Okos.

The Other is a Tinker combo deck, with fast mana, Bolas's Citadel, Sensei's Divining Top, and Aetherflux Reservoir, while Teferi and Oko back it up, and Force as well as additional countermagic.

DemMeowsephs on Dad Said It's My Turn to Play with the Lifegain

2 weeks ago

Hey there! Maybe consider some of the following for your manabase

Seamenh on $40 Budget Licia, Sanguine Tribune

2 weeks ago

Just stole your decklist for an online game and it's pretty sweet, Bolas's Citadel is broken. Maybe a Divine Reckoning and a Fumigate as additionnal boardwipe to help controling the board, but it run well as it is.

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