Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
War of the Spark: Mythic Edition (WARMED) Mythic Rare
War of the Spark (WAR) Mythic Rare

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Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God

Legendary Planeswalker — Bolas

Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God has all loyalty abilities of all other planeswalkers on the battlefield.

+1: You draw a card. Each opponent exiles a card from their hand or a permanent they control.

-3: Destroy target creature or planeswalker.

-8: Each opponent who doesn't control a legendary creature or planeswalker loses the game.

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Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God Discussion

Oros on Draconic Overlord

14 hours ago

This gives me some ideas for my Bolas themed oathbreaker deck. I'm using the usual Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God and The Elderspell for my oathbreaker and signature spell of course.

Unfortunately, being only 20 life and 60 cards, I'm finding it difficult to balance the deck right. So far, it's been too slow (but I did win once with The Elderspell into Bolas's ultimate).

I think I might try a trimmed down version of your deck, but it'll be tough since, again, it's only 60 cards lol.

sylvannos on Early look at Core 2020

3 days ago

The 6 mana mythic is a control finisher. I don't know why people are railing against her. She's exactly the kind of thing control wants when Teferi, Hero of Dominaria , Carnage Tyrant , and Chromium, the Mutable rotate out of Standard. She's even more stupid when you have Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God because you're getting to play Shock s every turn.

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

4 days ago

Davriel, Contract Killer

Legendary Creature - Human Shade

Shadow (This creature can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)

Whenever Davriel, Contract Killer deals combat damage to an opponent you may sacrifice a creature. If you do, that opponent also sacrifices a creature. Then put a contract counter on Davriel, Contract Killer. Then if Davriel, Contract Killer has four or more contract counters on him, exile him and return him to the battlefield transformed.

Let's make a deal...


Davriel, He Who Binds

Legendary Planeswalker - Davriel

+1 Put a contract counter on a permanent you control and a permanent your opponent controls. Those permanents become Shadowbound (If one of those permanents would be destroyed, they are both destroyed. The same is true for returning to their owner's hand, being moved into their libraries, being exiled, being sacrificed, etc.)

-1 Choose one: Destroy, Exile, or Sacrifice a permanent you control with a contract counter on it. You lose 3 life.

-7 Remove all contract counters from all permanents and each player sacrifice all of them. Each opponent loses life equal to the total amount of counters removed in this way and you gain that much life. If that value is 10 or more, each opponent discards their hands and you draw 5 cards.


Make an Oathbreaker that supports Superfriends (See: Ajani Unyielding , Ajani, Mentor of Heroes , Ajani, the Greathearted , Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor , Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God , Nicol Bolas, the Arisen , Samut, the Tested , Sarkhan the Masterless , Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord , Teferi, Temporal Archmage , Tezzeret, Master of the Bridge , & Will Kenrith )

PIayswithFlRE on Oathbreakers for the missing shards ...

5 days ago

Just kind of spitballing at this point.

I really like the idea of the Oathbreaker format, but I also like a lot of the three color combinations, and realized some (actually half) of them had no current possible oathbreakers.

Shards Wedges
  • Abzan
    • {needs one}
    • Kaya / Yanggu / Vraska / Garruk ?
  • Jeskai
    • {needs one}
    • Ral / Terferi / Narset ?
  • Sultai
    • {needs one}
    • Kiora / Ashiok / Vraska / Tezzeret ?
  • Mardu
    • {needs one}
    • Angrath / Nahiri / Sorin?
  • Temur

I started out thinking that I wanted Naya to be Huatli to lead a three-color dinosaur deck with Savage Stomp as the signature spell. But then I thought that the most interesting Mardu option would be a Sorin / Nahiri flipwalker, which got me thinking about doing it as a set with ties to the aftermath of the War of the Spark, which would probably be something like

  • Samut, Vindicated with Heroic Reinforcements
    • who returns to Amonkhet having defeated the god-pharaoh she'd previously dissented against
  • Three planeswalkers who broke from Bolas and are now hunting down those that didn't
    • Kaya with Assassin's trophy?
    • Vraska with Connive//Concoct?
    • Ral with Justice Strike or Deafening Clarion?
  • Sorin / Nahiri with Bedeck//Bedazzle?
    • since they each feel betrayed by the other and resume their conflict

No real justification for the color shifts for Kaya and Ral, though.

I think I'd personally be most interested/have more ideas for a Naya Huatli, Abzan Yanggu or Vraska, Sultai Kiora, and Jeskai Narset than what I had above; like the Sorin / Nahiri transformer, though I'm unsure of the signature spell I'd want to gear them towards.

Any good candidates I'm forgetting?

Rahvin_dom on Draconic Overlord

1 week ago

MoizyBoy, the main combo is casting Isochron Scepter and imprinting Dramatic Reversal . This requires having enough mana rocks (not lands) to produce at least 3 mana, preferably including one or more colors. When you activate the Scepter for 2 generic mana, you get to cast a copy of Dramatic Reversal, which untaps all your nonland permanents, including the mana rocks and the Scepter. Since it costs 2 to activate but you make 3 mana each time, you can generate infinite mana. With Torment of Hailfire , this makes an infinitely large Torment, which will win the game on the spot if it resolves. You can also cast a not-infinite but still really big Torment using Cabal Coffers and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth .

You can also cast Omniscience , which lets you cast spells from your hand without paying any mana. If you follow that up with Obliterate , you'll be able to cast spells (because Omniscience), but nobody else can because you blew up all the lands and artifacts and creatures. You should be able to capitalize on that to win, even just with combat damage by casting creatures for free and attacking, or by reanimating dead creatures out of your opponents graveyards if they have something better.

There's a small amount of reanimation to let you grab threats from opponents graveyards and win that way, with or without the above. The Scarab God could potentially even drain teh table by making 4/4 Zombie token copies of creatures in the grave, and with additional Zombie tokens from Waste Not .

All of the card draw can combine with The Locust God to make enough flying hasty Insect tokens to swarm the table and win through combat damage.

And of course with Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God and The Elderspell you can potentially win from Bolas's ultimate ability. You'll need to Damnation or similar to kill all teh Legendary creatures first, and you need at least 2 other Planeswalkers on teh board (they can be yours or another players, doesnt matter) to do it all in one turn, but the Elderspell killing at least 2 other walkers will let Bolas hit his ultimate, and if there are no other players with a Planeswalker or Legendary creature, you just win. It's like if Nicol Bolas won the War of the Spark storyline, which is perfect.

Those are the main options. Most everything else is an enabler to get one of those things to happen.

BMHKain on Balance requires a choice... (Choices ...

1 week ago

@LordBlackblade: Actually, that might be the best damn help you can give me since our first meeting. I'll proceed to simplify the dang thing, sans responses as part of a choice as a result. Obviously you may already know the Deck in Question, but I'll include it anyway. Oh, & it is true that if Un-Format Cards were still legal anywhere, Urza, Academy Headmaster is Trumped by Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God anyway; his Static Ability alone is basically what that Urza can do, but Urza is internet based, & a Roulette effect w/ only randomization as anything.

Alright. No more distractions, Time to revise what I actually DID start myself this time.

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