Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2013 Mythic Rare
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas Mythic Rare
Conflux Mythic Rare

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Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker

Planeswalker — Bolas

+3: Destroy target noncreature permanent.

-2: Gain control of target creature.

-9: Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker deals 7 damage to target player. That player discards seven cards, then sacrifices seven permanents.

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Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker Discussion

WargRave on Mindrazer's Gifts

4 days ago

Hi, took a look at the deck and I think I see a few swaps:

Rupture Spire->Vivid Crag

Obelisk of Grixis->Commander's Sphere

Fascination->Skyscribing

Some cards to consider adding:

+Fate Unraveler Another, probably easier to cast, Underworld Dreams effect along with a 3/4.

+Geier Reach Sanitarium Another Mikokoro, Center of the Sea, in fact it's better because you also have discard triggers.

+Bojuka Bog Likely someone in your meta has a graveyard based deck, and this is a very low cost way to greatly damage them. Especially since you will be fueling them with all your discard. For that matter, adding Nihil Spellbomb or Relic of Progenitus could be wise too.

+Liliana's Caress You've got Megrim, might as well use this too.

+Signets

And a few things that might not be pulling their weight here:

-Otherworld Atlas This seems just too slow. Charging it once makes a Temple Bell that etb tapped and costs 4. Charging twice is a really slow Font of Mythos. Charging three times is...three turns of nothing. If there were a heavy proliferation theme, then maybe.

-Laboratory Maniac Are you decking yourself before opponents are dying? If you've gone through 99 cards, or even 80, the opponents should be at -40 life or less. They'll also be damaging each other too. In the unlikely event someone maintains positive life, you'll probably deck them before yourself anyway if they played any of their own card draw. If you still worry about it, Time Reversal and Day's Undoing can replace two of your other wheel effects.

-Omniscience This just isn't the deck for this card. Yes all your Howling Mines can refill you each turn, but pretty much nothing in your deck is card advantage, so you can't drop this and storm through your library or anything like that. At the point you hit 10 mana you can pretty much cast 3 spells + play a land each turn anyway, so Omniscience only has value after you have ten mana, and if you draw more than 1+(mana available/averageCMC) cards per turn. At every other time (so way too often) it's dead.

-Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker Sure he's powerful in a generic way, but he doesn't synergize with the deck, and I think he's next on the chopping block because of his cost.

-Magus of the Jar Having summoning sickness and costing five makes this questionable to me.

-Leyline of Anticipation Another generically powerful card, but you know what else is generically powerful? Signets.

Ceondoc on Iconic Masters Announced

4 days ago

Iconic Dragons: Elder Dragons, Shivan Dragon, Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker

Iconic Angels: Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Serra Angel, Akroma, Angel of Wrath, Iona, Shield of Emeria

Iconic Sphinxes: Consecrated Sphinx. I don't really remember any others. Alhammeret maybe?

Iconic Demons: Griselbrand, Rakdos, Lord of Riots Ob Nixilis???

Iconic Hydras:Polukranos, World Eater, Primordial Hydra, Progenitus, Kalonian Hydra

I can think of more iconic spells, like Lightning Bolt, Path to Exile/Swords to Plowshares, and Counterspell, than creatures

Wicked_N_Irish on Scion of the Pain-Dragon

6 days ago

Aggravated Assault can give you endless attack phases with Savage Ventmaw. Any particular reason you aren't using Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker?

DRmagic2017 on Zombie Commander

1 week ago

I meant Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker of course :)

Delta-117 on To sell or not to ...

2 weeks ago

About a month into the release of Kaladesh I happened to pull a foil Chandra, Torch of Defiance. Currently my main format I play is standard, with that being a b/g delirium deck. I plan to play my b/g delirium deck in some form until BFZ/OGW rotate out as I then lose 15 of my current cards and I may just have to swap to a new deck. So it has little use in that, currently it's just in this old Grixis control deck I had but never got around to finishing yet. Pretty much just needed the Torrential Gearhulks but that's about it. However I have been questioning that deck and was thinking of scrapping it already for something like a Dimir cycling control sort of deck with Amonkhet.

Besides this I obviously can't play it in commander for my Atraxa, Praetors' Voice deck, my Athreos, God of Passage, or Sliver Overlord deck all too well due to the lack of synergy or lacking the right colors. Besides that I'm building a Nekusar, the Mindrazer deck as well, but currently this just was going to have Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker, and possibly Dack Fayden and I'm not sure if Chandra fits.

Also no use in modern as I was only building currently towards an infect deck.

So I'm wondering whether or not I should hold onto this for later possible use in another standard deck, and at the very least it could be something I keep for trades whether or not it actually goes into a deck. Or whether I should simply sell/trade it now for something perhaps towards my modern infect. That deck needs 5 more green fetchlands, then a playset of Noble Hierarchs and 2 Pendelhavens to be pretty much done. Currently I only attend local Fnm's every week.

It's a nice card and all but I'm just doubting whether or not I should hold onto it for a future standard deck / keep it in my binder to trade for standard/modern stuff I may want from someone later. I don't think I can see its price going anything other than eventually down however is the issue. So it's probably the best choice to simply sell it now towards something for modern I was thinking.

PartyJ on Cromat/Maze's End

2 weeks ago

Hi!

After looking at your list I came up with these suggestions you should really consider:

If you would like to see other EDH decks, you can always check the ones I play which are present on my profile page. I like to play with THIS deck the most of the time. An upvote is always appreciated :)

Have fun on T/O and if you ever need EDH advise, you can always summon me. Glad to help out.

Cheers,

PJ

PartyJ on And so the land fought with us

2 weeks ago

Hi!

After looking at your list I came up with these possible suggestions :

If you would like to see other EDH decks, you can always check the ones I play which are present on my profile page. I like to play with THIS deck the most of the time. An upvote is always appreciated :)

Have fun on T/O and if you ever need EDH advise, you can always summon me. Glad to help out.

Cheers,

PJ

Dezynerydrifters on Nicol Bolas in, "Look at all these Slivers!"

2 weeks ago

I like how you included Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker I was debating to put him in my sliver deck but decided against it. Though this deck is not what I would consider budget it's still a nice deck.

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