Bolas's Citadel

Bolas's Citadel

Legendary Artifact

You may look at the top card of your library at any time.

You may play the top card of your library. If you cast a spell this way, pay life equal to its converted mana cost rather than pay its mana cost.

: Sacrifice ten nonland permanents: Each opponent loses 10 life.

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Set Rarity
War of the Spark (WAR) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Brawl Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pre-release Legal
Unformat Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

Bolas's Citadel Discussion

SaaungTA on athreos lifegain deck

4 days ago

i thinkk you ned Bolas's Citadel in this deck bcause you have lif to spar and it is good with this dek

gin93r on

1 week ago

It's a silly deck. The idea is to kill Kokusho, the Evening Star and revive to do it all over again.

Some obnoxious combos include:

Kokusho, the Evening Star, Phyrexian Altar, Haunted Crossroads, Bolas's Citadel

  1. Sacrifice Kokusho to Phyrexian Altar for 1 Black Mana and gain the 5+ life from Kokusho, send him to your graveyard.
  2. Use the 1 Black Mana to activate Haunted Crossroads and put Kokusho on top of your library.
  3. Activate Bolas's Citadel and spend 6 life to put Kokusho back into play.
  4. Go to step 1.

Exquisite Blood, Aetherflux Reservoir

  1. You'll need over 50 life
  2. Send your beam of 50 damage to someone from Aetherflux Reservoir
  3. Gain the life back from Exquisite Blood
  4. Go to step 2.

Exquisite Blood, Sanguine Bond

  1. This is cheap and everyone knows it.
  2. Have both out.
  3. Do damage.

Non-Linear on The Periodic Table WIP

1 week ago

No Heroic Intervention, you're in blue, just play a counterspell in fact have a - Counterspell - Arcane Denial - Swan Song - Dovin's Veto - any of the confluences

Dread is a waste since it won't stay in your library, play Filth instead or Wonder

If your going to play Eerie Ultimatum play more self mill, this will also have better synergy with the commander

You don't draw enough cards either - Bonders' Enclave - Tatyova, Benthic Druid - any of the modern horizons cycling lands - Splendid Reclamation (sortof) - Mystic Remora - Rhystic Study - Omen of the Sea - Brainstorm - Nissa, Vital Force - Elemental Bond

There is no ramp, don't bother with the two CMC sorceries Nature's Lore, Rampant Growth and Harrow you want the extra lands in your hand. - Cultivate - Kodama's Reach

Another wrath is good - Wrath of God - Damnation

You have little interaction - Vandalblast - Krosan Grip - Generous Gift - Reality Shift

And more importantly no win con - Overrun - Overwhelming Stampede - Biomass Mutation - Craterhoof Behemoth - Dragon Throne of Tarkir (since you probably wont swing with commander) - Bolas's Citadel

SynergyBuild on Tinybones Undertale

2 weeks ago

Hey Cal! I love the list, and think there could be some serious value in the big-draw discard engine lists.

So far I see Bag of Holding, Shadow of the Grave, Ad Nauseam, Bolas's Citadel, Necropotence, etc. are very powerful, but some cards seem off. You only have 9 total creatures including Tinybones, so Mausoleum Secrets feels iffy, and Culling the Weak might be too.

Love the list, absolutely powerful, wanna brainstorm over it sometime?

DarkHero on What answers would you want ...

2 weeks ago

griffstick but punish it though, not just deny it on a removable creature. I want you to die for using Bond of Agony, K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth, or Bolas's Citadel.

"Oh, your going to dig through your entire deck by paying life because you think you can combo off and win? Cool, take exorbitant amounts of damage at instant speed because you got greedy with your life total. Life is an almost limitless resource in EDH.

Strangelove on Omertà - Torgaar's Mafia

2 weeks ago

Hey rangab7, +1

@your post.

I'm not seeing much good-stuffs... and it really looks like you're trying to make aristocrats: I see more tokens and sac-outlets than control.

I made a Turn 1 Hogaak deck with a very similar playstyle (play creatures, sac creatures, rush my commander, etc).

Also check out my mono-black Belzenrok deck.

It looks like you have enough draw, but inconsistent value-engines... like why Endless Cockroaches? Seems like you need more fodder like Gravecrawler or Oathsworn Vampire. I know it combos with Endrek, but your focus should be on Torgaar.

And then most of your big plays come after your engines are online, so often you'll be stuck with lots of cards you can't cast all at once that don't really trade well with your opponents' cards.

I would cut as many 4+ drops as you can (anything that doesn't draw 4+ cards or swing the game is slowing you down) and play a lot more spot removal. Then you'll be in a great spot to disrupt your opponents while gaining value until you're ready to end with a full board of tokens, 1-3 drops, and Blood Artist, etc.

You might also consider...


Bolas's Citadel... buy it while it's cheap!


Dark Ritual

Good luck!

zelian12 on Golos Lands

4 weeks ago

I've been playing various 5 color lands decks for years now and love this deck in particular. I love how solid the mana base feels even without the usual command tower/mana confluence. I've made some small changes after playing a few games so if you wanted feedback, here you go:

I think Rites of Flourishing is way worse than Exploration. I suspect this is a budget issue which is unfortunate because t1 exploration in this type of deck is almost always better than t1 sol ring.

I've swapped out Swiftfoot Boots for Sylvan Safekeeper. They have about a similar impact on the board but safekeeper costs less and gives you outs to go off with Titania or sac and replay lands.

Reliquary Tower feels weak given that discarded lands are easy to get back and a lot of your card advantage comes from exiling cards with golos. I'm not sure how you're drawing enough cards to make it worth it, unless you're scapeshifting with Tatyova out. Is it a meta choice to counter Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur?

Here are some other cards I'm considering in this list: Krosan Verge, Witch's Cottage, Burgeoning, Heroic Intervention, Rings of Brighthearth, Last Stand, Bolas's Citadel, Mythos of Illuna, and maybe one more big piece of recursion and one extra turn spell, probably, Muldrotha, the Gravetide, and Nexus of Fate

qwikster on Licia, First Sword of the Mardu {Primer}

1 month ago

Eternity Vessel? Play it, save your (likely) high life total and 1. If anyone tries to aggro you, good luck trying to deal with resets, plus 2. You can use Ad Nauseam/Bolas's Citadel/Necropotence type effects to spike yourself down, play a land, gain 30 life or so, and bam, you're back to normal and gained life for your commander cost (if needed). Not to mention 3. If you use your commanders activated ability, you can just get that life back every landfall.

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