Slave of Bolas

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
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
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH) Uncommon
Alara Reborn (ARB) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Slave of Bolas

Sorcery

Gain control of target creature. Untap that creature. It gains haste until end of turn. Sacrifice it at the beginning of the next end step.

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Slave of Bolas Discussion

MindAblaze on Thraximundar QIP

3 days ago

Have you considered playing this as an Aikido style build where you use the opponents things against them? What sort of playgroup do you expect to come up against?

Stuff like Mind Control, Mark of Mutiny, Slave of Bolas(already here) and even Captivating Crew can be used to steal stuff that you then either sac for value, or keep safe while swinging with Thraximundar.

MindAblaze on Thraximundar QIP

3 days ago

Have you considered playing this as an Aikido style build where you use the opponents things against them? What sort of playgroup do you expect to come up against?

Stuff like Mind Control, Mark of Mutiny, Slave of Bolas (already here) and even Captivating Crew can be used to steal stuff that you then either sac for value, or keep safe while swinging with Thraximundar.

Grixis776 on “Allow Me to Show You True Power”

5 days ago

hkhssweiss I will add Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh eventually, I believe he is very powerful and deserves a spot in the deck. I will not be adding Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver as I feel he is not powerful enough for 8 mana.

I do like all of your ramp suggestions and will use them if I feel the deck needs more mana-fixing/ramp.

Sweltering Suns and Cower in Fear are too weak to be good in this deck. Sadistic Sacrament is so cruel and so awesome! That card can single handedly take out an opponents chances of winning so I will definitely throw that card in at some point. Countersquall is an auto-include as it’s an on flavour Negate. I removed Slave of Bolas because I felt it was too much mana for the results it produced. Crux of Fate is definitely strong and I will consider it. The only problem with the card is if I come up against a deck with a large amount of dragons. Blood Reckoning will almost never stop the token decks from killing me so I decide not to run it. Imp's Mischief while on flavour, can easily be replaced with a copy of Redirect so that I don’t lose life. Great suggestions!

hkhssweiss on “Allow Me to Show You True Power”

6 days ago

I feel like you will need to add in all the Nicol Bolas planeswalkers in here. I am very particular to Nicol Bolas, God-Pharoah and should be included in here asap LOL!

Also Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver would be on point with theme as well, since we are in Grixis colors. We need all the mana acceleration ramp, cards like Dimir Signet, Rakdos Signet, Izzet Signet, Talisman of Dominance, and Talisman of Indulgence will help you in casting all the spells since Bolas loves doing things in style.

Some fun cards that go with the flavor are Sadistic Sacrament, Countersquall, Crux of Fate, Imp's Mischief, Slave of Bolas, Cower in Fear, Blood Reckoning, and Sweltering Suns.

Hopefully that helps!

TheGiantOfTheJungle on Xantcha Pass-the-Parcel

2 months ago

The theme is excellent dude, I love xantcha as a chaosy field swap commander.

As far as recommendations go I'd say your land count is way too high, I'd definitely drop it below 40 at the very least. 37 is my middling point for decks that average about the 3 cmc mark.

Varchild's War-Riders are amusing if you stack up on some pillow fort or Decree of Pain esque effects for some extra oomph. I also really like Mana Cache as a fun way of encouraging opponents to use xantchas ability.

And sadly as a last little aside, Slave of Bolas is illegal in these colours I'm afraid. Otherwise it all looks superb!

cdkime on Nicol Bolas Personified

3 months ago

It would be helpful to post a deck link so we can see what you are working with.

To start, what is more important to you, flavour or overall power? If flavour is more important, there are a number of spells with Nicol Bolas quotes you can use. Some top contenders for flavour include:

Funkydiscogod on Steal and Sacrifice

3 months ago

I have tried decks like this before, and the biggest problem I think, is that you need cards that don't require mana to sacrifice, or else it risks being too slow.

What I mean is: if you can cast Act of Treason, and activate Altar's Reap in the same turn, then you basically just made your own Slave of Bolas.

griffstick on Looking for fling effects in ...

4 months ago

Brion Stoutarm of course. Slave of Bolas. I'm curious to what exact effects are you looking for because. If you have a scary boardstate of creatures facing you cards like Shriveling Rot in respose to a board wipe can do some serious damage. Also Vicious Shadows.

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