Archenemy: Nicol Bolas was a product released in June 16, 2017 with the, at the time, intentions of reviving the Archenemy format and to be the first step of a line of products that would be something along the lines of "MTG as a boardgame". In my humble opinion, this product was a failure being a boardgame since it lacks a lot of objects (dice for the gatewatch players, +1/+1 counters...) for a "Playable out of the box" experience and it's horrible in terms of balance and lore.
With these problems in mind, i've decided to customize each deck for a more lore-friendly and balanced experience. Keep in mind that i've restricted my options to any card up to Hour of Devastation, which is when the battle that this product showcases happens. So if you're wondering why i'm not using a certain card of an expansion that showed up after Hour of Devastaion, you just got the answer.
The original Nissa's deck was...peculiar. It was a simic landfall deck with some...support spells? It was really weird and ineffective. I know the deck is Simic because of her HOU card and they wanted you to buy boosters to get her but that doesn't change the fact that this was a bad decision and it damaged the product's experience. I threw away the blue part of the deck, gave more focus to landfall and added cards like Fertile Ground and Fecundity for a more proper support. Some might wonder why Avenger of Zendikar isn't here. It was on a previous iteration but it was taking away Gideon's spotlight as a token spitter and thus Rampaging Baloths took its place.
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