Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Mythic Rare

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Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh

Planeswalker — Bolas

[+2]: Target opponent exiles cards from the top of his or her library until he or she exiles a nonland card. Until end of turn, you may cast that card without paying its mana cost.

[+1]: Each opponent exiles two cards from his or her hand.

[-4]: Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh deals 7 damage to target opponent or creature an opponent controls.

[-12]: Exile each nonland permanent your opponents control.

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Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh Discussion

Shinwizzles on Nekusar, the Mindrazer EDH: Drawn to Death

1 week ago

packwolf99, thanks for the suggestions. My issue with the Fleet Swallower + Fraying Sanity combo is that I can only hit one player with that before someone wipes out either the Fleet Swallower or the Fraying Sanity. While most certainly a fun combo, it seems a little fragile and constricted. I'm not sure if Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh would be a good choice in the deck. He's got a pretty steep mana cost, and his abilities don't really jive with the rest of my deck. Sure, he gives some decent control, and his ultimate ability is neat, but it has nothing to do with drawing cards and dealing damage, which is the theme I tried to have most of my deck follow.

Thanks again for the recommendations, but I think some of these milling antics might be better suited in my The Scarab God deck, since that deck is all about thrills, chills, and mills. Thanks for the opinions though!

Boza on What Brawl Legend to run...

1 week ago

As a Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh brawler myself, I feel that 3 color brawlers are the bees knees and give you the widest range of options.

Your choice of brawler is largely unimpactful. It is one of 60 cards and having the best brawler is irrelevant if the rest of the deck is draft chaff. Conversely, choosing a underrated brawler, but filling the rest of the deck with the best stuff for the deck will not mean that the brawler is a hidden gem.

The best thing to do is scour over this list from the bottom up and choose what suits your fancy:


My personal recomendation is Zetalpa, Primal Dawn.

Boza on Leave a message here if ...

2 weeks ago

I will play it this weekend with my Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh deck and post the results. Tagging this thread to remind myself to do it.

Tarinith on All color Justice League (EDH)

2 weeks ago

im thinking of taking out the Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh, Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker,Chandra, Torch of Defiance, and Conflux as they are the only cards that have red symbols and just make Atraxa, Praetors' Voice my commander, however that does take some powerful planeswalkers out of my deck, suggestions or thoughts would be great!

MadXpert on Afflict 2018

3 weeks ago


Thank you for tips. I will remove Hazoret's Undying Fury as well as the Torment of Venom and most likely replace with Magma Spray and/or Lightning Strike.

I will be looking to acquire some Fatal Push soon to pack some punch into the deck.Repeating Barrage will definetly get replaced by something quicker.Also was thinking of putting Razaketh's Rite in the mainboard or the sideboard to be able to Pull out Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh when I have the chance.

Defintely gonna work on that soon. Thanks man

razelfark on Afflict 2018

3 weeks ago

This is an interesting deck you have here. I think you may want to cut Repeating Barrage and Torment of Venom in favor of Lightning Strike or Abrade. You may even want to use Shock, Magma Spray, or Fatal Push so you have some 1 mana option to play.

The reasoning for Repeating Barrage is that you are heavy on sorcery spells, your mana curve is a bit high, and I think the instant speed removal will help out more for combat tricks (especially with Spellweaver Eternal).

Why I suggest removing Torment of Venom is purely because its mana cost to function. While I like the torment style cards flavor, the card is unfortunately cumbersome to play most of the time as it is a 4 mana removal spell that doesn't always kill its target. Cutting this for some earlier removal should help with how fast a lot of decks are running or allow you to disrupt your opponent easier on their turn.

I would also Suggest removing Hazoret's Undying Fury in general as it is a very expensive gamble card. Any lands exiled with it are just wasted cards and you could accidentally hit Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh or Never (mana cost seen as both halves) and not be able to cast either. This is a steep price to pay for not being able to untap next turn also. I know you have tricks to play the card for free through Wildfire Eternal or get extra mana from Neheb, the Eternal, but this is still a gamble card that can bite you hard if not careful.

I really like the zombie theme you went with this and how well that should support The Scarab God . Best of luck with the deck.

Delta-117 on Brawl Commander's

3 weeks ago

Good idea for making this decklist/guide, you can have an upvote!

I already started making a few deck ideas for brawl, including one with Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh, then maybe another I might start with Rhonas the Indomitable. But i'm going to be very conscious in my deckbuilding I think when it comes to what's rotating if I actually make any brawl decks for real.

-Arcanity- on Grixis Afflict

1 month ago

Duress and Siren Stormtamer go in the sideboard, and I'd replace Puncturing Blow with Vraska's Contempt since it's strictly better. Extra lands are also needed, this feels like a 23-land-deck or even 24. As for the maybeboard: Boneyard Parley and Inferno Jet suck. The Scarab God is great as an end-curve finisher in the main deck if you have the budget. In the sideboard, Liliana, Death's Majesty would be good for closing out grindy matched, especially cuz we have a lot of zombies. Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh would also be useful for even grindier games. Lost Legacy Would also be a sideboard option. All in all, nice deck!

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