Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

Mannu_1978 on Axis of Mortality Combo

1 day ago


Thanks a lot FlabbyAbs :)

If any of you have ideas of the positive evolutions or the new threats for this deck in the coming metagame Im curious. I noticed one Rakdos control with a similar defensive shell as mine had won in MTGO according to mtgtop8. There are different evolutions I could do.

First one is just playing energy cards to use Aether Hubs (live fast instead of painful lesson, or harnessed lightning instead of lightning strike, or both).

Second one is other plainswalkers. Angrath, the Flame-Chained could be nice, as well as Huatli, Warrior Poet. If I played the Aether Hubs (see point 1) I could add Vraska, Relic Seeker or even Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh Himself. The latest could even be a substitute wincon of sideboarding. Remove the 4 Axis/vanguard, add 3 Nicol Bolas and one Chandra, and 4 Duress for example.

Third one is adding resilient cards to wrathes instead of a little control. Like the new Rekindling Phoenix which seems nice to me, or getting one or two Hazoret mainboard.

What do you think?

Any other idea?

r3id on Black Fun

1 week ago

Right off the bat cards that you likely won't be able to cast are Obelisk Spider , Hour of Revelation, and Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh as you genuinely won't have the mana to cost these.

You also need some more 1 & 2 drop creatures (and a full playset) if you want to run this aggro and less bigger creatures ( razaketh, the foulblooded , Sengir Vampire, etc.). Ideally you'd be looking to drop a creature each turn or do something quickly so your opponents don't have time to ramp up to bigger creatures.

You want to get the most for your mana as well. Look at cards like Ruin Rat in comparison to cards like Gifted Aetherborn.

You'd also want more synergy in your deck overall (i.e. more pirates so march of the drowned lands it's full potential) so you have a better chance of pulling off combos.

Otherwise I recommend checking out some other mono-black aggro decks!

Gabtuls on Walkin' on sunshine

2 weeks ago

Hey, I love me some 5C superfriends. My version is Pro-walking

I think Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh is possibly the best multiplayer planeswalker that there is. His 4 abilities are all very good and relevant, and with more players he just gets more and more powerful. Personally i am not crazy about most of the Oaths. You are running all of them, and i think that the effects of most of them just aren't that powerful over the course of a game. They seem sweet and like they add a lot of value, but i have found for the most part Oath of Nissa to the mandatory one and the next for me is probably Oath of Chandra just because its a removal spell.

In superfriends i also think that Deepglow Skate and Atraxa, Praetors' Voice are must haves. they just add so much power on their own. Our decks do have very different styles to them, in your creature win con's opposed to me winning through the walkers themselves, but i like your list as a whole, just think you could trim in a few spots and add some more powerful spells in their place.

TristanTaylorsVoice on Izzet Amulet

2 weeks ago

@Darsul Got that covered in the board with 2 Torrential Gearhulk and 2 Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh. I like the split because Bolas can be found off Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin while Torrential Gearhulk is immune to Lost Legacy and it can get value out of a spell even through the opponent's hard removal. Both threats can also survive Hour of Devastation.

DrkNinja on (Super)Friends with Benefits

1 month ago

YOU MUST ADD Captain Sisay, Teferi, Temporal Archmage AND Rhystic Study! They are WAY too broken not to play.

Cut Simic Nissa, Cut Cursed Garruk, Cut your gideons unless you are playing more of them, Cut all your jace's but unraveler, Cut Lord Of Innistrad, Cut Tezz if you aren't going to play more rocks, Cut Planar Bridge, Cut Pernicous deed, Replace vindicate with Utter End Cut Grim Affliction, Cut Putrefy, Replace Day Of judgement with Wrath of God, and finally cut Steady Progress. Most of these cards your walkers should be replacements for or aren't good in a walker deck.

Also I'm not a huge fan of the Eldrazi titans (blightsteel included) because they are just no fun. Walker decks are powerful and fun.

Cards to add or at least think aboutCounter magic of any kind

If you have any questions about why let me know.

SlavicGhaespar on Ramos Justice League

1 month ago

Ichor Rats, Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh, Akroma's Vengeance, those come to mind when I look at your list. Oh, and don't play Magosi, I also had high hopes for it, but it just isn't worth it. :D

saluma on Primal Hailfire

1 month ago

Oh I like the Primal Amulet + Torment of Hailfire combo!Have you considered adding a Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver or Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh?

Haak on Standard 4c Control

1 month ago

I'm curious what you are looking to get out of adding black? You've only added two copies of Vraska's Contempt and a single copy of Cut / Ribbons to your main. With Cut being a sorcery (which is bad for a reactive control deck) and only having 22 lands and few ways of doing damage to your opponent..the benefit of casting Ribbons isn't really going to help. And you can easily replace the two Vraska's with Cast Out and it'll hit more targets (Enchantments, Artifacts) for the same cost without taxing your mana base.

With that being said I don't think trying to squeeze black is inherently wrong...but you might try to go light (nothing with double black in the casting) and instead use it to provide you with just a few power cards to surprise your opponent (like The Scarab God or Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh) and Duress for the sideboard.

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