Nicol Bolas

Legendary Creature — Elder Dragon


At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice Nicol Bolas unless you pay .

Whenever Nicol Bolas deals damage to an opponent, that player discards his or her hand.

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Nicol Bolas Discussion

phc on What happened to Neheb?

5 days ago

So Neheb, the Worthy went through Nicol Bolas's zombie bedazzler? I like the card. He works well with Heartless Hidetsugu.

toastySmorc on Grixis EDH Discard

1 week ago

I'm not sure why you're not using Nicol Bolas as the commander... He's also a dragon and his discard ability is a lot better.

Eiti3 on Why is Nicol Bolas gold ...

2 weeks ago

As I recall, premending planeswalkers had the ability to manipulate their forms to a degree. This allowed Bolas to change from a full blown Elder Dragon into a more humanoid shape - reasons unbeknownst to me. However, Nicol Bolas was printed premending, and every art after has been postmending. Would I be safe presuming, I would guess that he also changed the tint of his scales along with his bone structure to better suit his needs. If Amonkhet was under his rule for quite some time, he may have changed his scales to match the plane as green is quite out of place. Gold is often indicative of rule and position as well.

zephramtripp on Why is Nicol Bolas gold ...

2 weeks ago

As someone may have pointed out previously, in the original card Nicol Bolas , Bolas is pretty green in skin color. However, in later incarnations he's very much gold. When did this change come about?

AkromaPhage6 on I need a good red, ...

3 weeks ago

If you're looking at Nicol Bolas as a commander but don't like that high of a cmc, nor the upkeep cost there is also the slightly worse version of the ability on Crosis, the Purger

Hjaltrohir on I need a good red, ...

3 weeks ago

Nicol Bolas is kinda awful, not gonna lie. He is expensive, has no protection and the effect is mediocre in late game.

Without a theme, I would recommend Thraximundar as the strongest stand-alone grixis general, although Kraum, Ludevic's Opus + Vial Smasher the Fierce is also a good choice.

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