Nicol Bolas Personified

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Posted on July 30, 2018, 4:17 p.m. by tybonel13

Hello everyone. I am working on a Nicol Bolas, the Ravager commander deck based off of the recent story, his personality, and his character. I was hoping on some insight on what cards fit beyond the obvious. I currently have the 3 gods, all the bolas planeswalkers, the non-transforming creature, dark intimations, and cruel ultimatum. Any and all suggestions are welcome.

cdkime says... #2

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:

July 30, 2018 4:29 p.m.

tybonel13 says... #3

Ok. Deck list so far: Nicol Bolas Personified.

July 30, 2018 6 p.m.

Kingtalk says... #4

Here are a few cards that are potentially worth including depending on your build:

Disciple of Bolas, Crux of Fate, Deep Analysis, Torment of Hailfire, and Hour of Devastation.

I also recently built a Bolas themed deck, but went for more functionality over thematics (although I still think it's thematic). Here's my tech if you want to compare it to yours:

He's got BIG Bolas

July 30, 2018 6:07 p.m.

Kingtalk says... #5

If you're just going for pure lore goodness though, I'd suggest going to and go to advanced search and from there search "Bolas" in the lore search field

July 30, 2018 6:14 p.m.

tybonel13 says... #6


July 30, 2018 8:15 p.m.

ERoss8 says... #7

A regular at my LGS has a sweet Bolas-theme deck, with a few deeper references. Some of the highlights are Tetsuo Umezawa (though with his price tag, any Umezawa should work. Bolas has a grudge against all Umezawas after Tetsuo was able to defeat him), judge promo Mana Drain (also pretty expensive, but it’s the only one with Bolas flavor text), Herald of Leshrac, and various cards with names similar to Bolas’s power suite (Psychic Intrusion, Extract from Darkness, etc.). His was very spell-based, and really fun to play against for the lore and thought dedicated to the references. I know some of these are kinda expensive, but I hope this helps!

July 30, 2018 11:09 p.m.

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