Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin Besieged Mythic Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Mirran Mythic Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia Mythic Rare

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Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas

Planeswalker — Tezzeret

+1: Look at the top five cards of your library. You may reveal an artifact card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

-1: Target artifact becomes a 5/5 artifact creature.

-4: Target player loses X life and you gain X life, where X is twice the number of artifacts you control.

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Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas Discussion

Pieguy396 on H: Coco, Sunken Ruins expedition, ...

2 days ago

Hello! I'm starting to build Tezzerator in Modern, and would like to do some trading to get the necessary pieces if possible. Noteworthy cards I have include a Collected Company, a Sunken Ruins, a Flooded Strand , a Rhystic Study, a Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir , a Thassa, God of the Sea, two Windswept Heaths, a Birds of Paradise, and a Kokusho, the Evening Star .

I'm looking for (in alphabetical order) 3 Abrupt Decay, 1 Breeding Pool , 1 Darkslick Shores, 4 Darksteel Citadel, 2 Executioner's Capsule, 4 Glint-Nest Crane, 1 Grafdigger's Cage, 2 Herald of Anguish , 3 Inquisition of Kozilek, 1 Nihil Spellbomb, 1 Padeem, Consul of Innovation, 2 Pentad Prism, 1 Pithing Needle, 1 Polluted Delta, 1 Spellskite, 2 Sword of the Meek, 3 Talisman of Dominance, 3 Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas, 3 Thirst for Knowledge, 3 Thopter Foundry, 3 Watery Grave , 2 Whir of Invention, and 1 Witchbane Orb .

Also, if you'd like to see more of my wants and haves, here's a link to my binder.

Thanks for reading and considering!

joshuaspencerfox3 on Artifacts

4 days ago

Ok, I went ahead and changed out the Tezzeret the Schemer for Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas as well as dropping Myr Retriever for Tamiyo's Journal instead of Kuldotha Forgemaster since I think the journal fits better overall. In terms of cost the deck is expensive but I figure if I buy the singles I need over time and acquire the cheaper cards sooner it wont be so bad. Thank you for the advice and help!

Talonisnthavingit on Artifacts

4 days ago

This deck looks pretty nice. IT has a bit of cards from Breya's pre-constructed deck, which is understandable, it had some pretty nice artifact cards in it. However, I don't know what kind of budget your on, I usually make decks under $120, but there is a better tezzeret. Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas. If you got him in your opening hand, by turn four, you could look at the top 1/18 of your library (Although it wouldn't be the smartest play if an opponent has creatures out, but thinking fundamentally here). Plus, he can make 5/5's as well - Albeit it's not by an emblem means. Plus, he has a cheap ultimate that can be used the turn after you get him out if you use his +1. Although that would mean he'd have no loyalty left, if you even have five artifacts, your opponent - One opponent in a game with 3+ people - would lose 10 life and you'd gain that life. He's a lot more expensive though.

I'd also recommend Kuldotha Forgemaster. Sadly, you don't have artifact token generation, so this would be an emergency only creature, but at the very least it's a 3/5 for 3 - 5 mana depending upon what you have in play. At the best, he can fetch filigree angel for lifegain, Master of etherium for a large creature, even that darksteel forge to give your artifacts indestructibility. Once again, it might not be good with this deck since you don't generate Tokens, but it can get you out of a tight spot on some occasions.

Alternatively, you could use Tamiyo's Journal. It's basically Forgemaster, except it uses what it generates - Clues - To search for ANY card. It costs the same mana wise, but I believe it's also cheaper wallet wise, and won't be destroyed by board wipes that only kill creatures. Additionally, you can use it as some card draw with the clues it generates, Possibly keeping three just incase of emergencies. In a deck without tokens, I'd use this over forgemaster anyday.

Shane on Check out my Kaldra deck

5 days ago

I just don't think I could bring myself to use that when Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas exists. Although I'm not gonna go buy the tezz, it would just pain me to play touch knowing I could be getting the same and more from another card. Thanks though

xyr0s on Build your own Sol Rings

2 weeks ago

Nice deck. You could add one or two Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas to get more value out of lategame engine-cards. A Surge Node is not always a good draw, but a 5/5 artifact creature surge node is kinda ok.

Also: Ratchet Bomb in the sideboard. You have quite a few ways to control how many charge counters it has, so most likely it'll work well in this deck (not as cheap to play as Engineered Explosives, but cheaper to activate).

Winterblast on Bigger Cards Better Explosions.

2 weeks ago

I can't see the Step 1 "ramp with mana rocks" happening if you run so few mana rocks. You are missing 4 artifacts with cmc 0: Mox Diamond, Mox Opal, Chrome Mox, Lotus Petal. You can play Voltaic Key to generate more mana with everything that produces 2 or more. You can play Talisman of Indulgence and Talisman of Dominance AND izzet, dimir and rakdos signet...and don't forget Grim Monolith for additional speed. If you play all these, you can cut 4-6 lands and play 30-32 in total.

I would even suggest using Simian Spirit Guide for additional acceleration. You definitely need Wheel of Fortune and Windfall to refill your hand quickly...even Timetwister but your surely don't have one. Memory Jar is great as well, best if you play Goblin Welder and Daretti, Scrap Savant in addition to silas renn. Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas is really good if you have enough artifacts in your deck. if you put in all the artifact mana, he should be in the deck as well.

Winterblast on Kyle's Atraxa: I Hate Atraxa

2 weeks ago

In your deck I think Serra Ascendant is a must play. Umezawa's Jitte is also great with proliferate and it quickly ends the game with any infect creature...I'm missing an Inkmoth Nexus though! Contagion Clasp is a cheap removal for mana dorks and untility creatures like Dark Confidant, Goblin Welder, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben...whatever is annoying at the moment.

My personal preference is definitely more artifacts in order to make Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas a reliable draw engine (and he can also make inkmoth nexus a 5/5 flying infect). He is simply too good to be not played if you already have the colours in the deck.

Instead of Merciless Eviction I would use Cataclysm in your deck. Once that resolves and if Atraxa is on the board it's very hard to fight against a clock with increasing infect counters. In general I would say your build is cool but could need a bit more focus. There's quite a lot of "ok" stuff in the deck that doesn't do much for the overall strategy. You basically need cheap infect creatures to poison every opponent early, then a solid proliferate engine and stuff to protect it and as plan B you have some goodstuff creatures that either help in pumping up the small infect creatures to go for a kill in the late game or even win the game by normal damage. You just need to judge every card and throw everything out that does not do enough for your plan.

I play Atraxa as STAX for several reasons...

The number of good tutors is extremely high in these 4 colours (this is my choice, although there are more):
black: Imperial Seal, Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor
white: Enlightened Tutor, Academy Rector
blue: Fabricate, Transmute Artifact, Muddle the Mixture
green: Crop Rotation

Atraxa's triggered ability can win the game when everything else is locked down. With proliferate you can keep up a Tangle Wire as long as you want, Smokestack gets big really fast and all the while you can collect counters on a planeswalker with an ulimate that ends the game. The result is an almost creatureless build with lots of global creature hate like Humility, Cursed Totem, Torpor Orb, Porphyry Nodes...

I'm not a fan of too many planeswalkers because not all planeswalkers are good enough. You absolutely don't want to have an opening hand with cards with cmc 4+ and most walkers cost that much...by playing too many you have a high chance of getting hands filled with 2 or more cards that can only be played with extraordinary acceleration and if someone counters your first mana rock you are completely fucked and out of the game for several turns.

If you want you can have a look at my Atraxa list here:

Atraxa's super(un)friendly Stax

Commander / EDH Winterblast


luther on Nicol Bolas, Plague Lord

3 weeks ago

Your mana base seems fine. You have decent mana rocks for what you currently have in deck. Have you considered Tezzeret the Seeker , Tezzeret the Schemer, Tezzeret, Master of Metal, or Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas? It works flavor wise, but I may suggest adding a few more mana rocks if you do. Also, since I see you like bolas, how about Leonin Bola? Lol

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