Nicol Bolas


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Masters Edition III (ME3) Rare
From the Vault: Dragons (DRB) Rare
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB) Rare
Chronicles (CHR) Rare
Legends (LEG) Rare

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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

Darkshadow327 on Schemes of the Omnipotent

3 days ago


While Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip would be good as the commander, I feel like the deck is more built around Nicol Bolas. Reforge the Soul is also a good wheel affect.

I don't actually like Myojin of Night's Reach, it's expensive, and only does the discard once. Hypnotic Specter also seems like a strictly worse Dreamstealer.

Mass bounce isn't really something I'm interested in.

Blatant Thievery was in here, but was cut. Might come back in though. Diluvian Primordial was also in here, but I felt it could be replaced with some better cards.

I feel Grave Betrayal is on about the same level as Prince of Thralls. While they can get it back it comes at a cost, one that they can't pay forever. Although, Grave Betrayal isn't as weak to removal. Thrilling Encore is good, it's in another of the decks I've built. Totally forgot about it when it came to this deck though.

You underestimate Dragon Tempest, I don't need more dragons/fliers. The way the wording works makes it so Nicol Bolas does the ETB damage, making someone discard their hand. Bolas then also has the benefits of haste.

Thanks for the suggestions.

Megalomania on Scion of the Ur-Dragon

2 weeks ago

A friend of mine uses Scion too.Dragon Tyrant, Savage Ventmaw, Nicol Bolas and Quicksilver Dragon are some of the creatures he uses.

You might want to try Aggravated Assault as well. If you’re into reanimation, try adding Survival of the Fittest. It can get you the creatures you need in your hand and fills up your graveyard too.

Darkshadow327 on Schemes of the Omnipotent

3 weeks ago

Funny thing is, most of these cards were in here at one point.

I actually did steal an Ulamog when playtesting this deck a few days ago. This guy was playing Eldrazi tribal with Jodah, Archmage Eternal and played an Ulamog. Long story short, I stole it with Dragonlord Silumgar and milled them out.

Dragon Tempest is actually way good in this deck. When casting Bolas while tempest is out an opponent must discard their hand because Nicol Bolas did damage to them. To make matters worse Nicol Bolas has now gained haste.

I like In Garruk's Wake, I can kill all my opponents creatures and planeswalkers, while leaving my own board alone. I believe the cost is well justified.

Thanks for the suggestions! I will definitely take these into consideration.

Darkshadow327 on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

3 weeks ago

New deck I made a bit ago based off of our lord, the omnipotent . . . Nicol Bolas!

Schemes of the Omnipotent

Commander / EDH Darkshadow327


Darkshadow327 on Advertise your deck!

3 weeks ago

New deck I've made based around Nicol Bolas and opponents discarding.

Schemes of the Omnipotent

Commander / EDH Darkshadow327


Vlasiax on Ur-Dragon's Multiverse Onslaught | *PRIMER*

4 weeks ago

Have you considered Sylvan Library over Elemental Bond?
And why not adding a few more basic lands instead of taplands and use Cultivate and Kodama's Reach? I think that after you have 5-6 lands it is important to just get lands and land drops not constantly fixing colors.
Also is Nicol Bolas really that useful? I used to play him but I found him to be too cluncky. Here's my actual version of the deck, I'd be grateful if you'd take a look Bow before Draconic King!!!

SoundWave13 on Nicol Bolas EDH

1 month ago

Very well put together also I have a geek crush on Nicol Bolas haha. I like the mana curve you have for it and the balance of the creatures. I also love Grixis and pretty much all of Shards of Alara block and the story.

MoronPlayz on Bring Out Your Dead!

1 month ago

Is Nicol Bolas a Good idea in this deck? Or Crosis, the Purger?

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