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/mana value rather than pay its mana cost.
: Sacrifice ten nonland permanents: Each opponent loses 10 life.
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Combos Browse all
- Bolas's Citadel + Etherium Sculptor + Sensei's Divining Top
- Bolas's Citadel + Leonin Elder + Sensei's Divining Top
- Bolas's Citadel + Magister Sphinx + Sorin Markov
- Aetherflux Reservoir + Bolas's Citadel + Soothsaying
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Bolas's Citadel Discussion
2 weeks ago
+1, the deck name is perfection considering Toshi's lore. I recently added a Mirari to my list. Did you leave out Revel in Riches on purpose? It s a great win con, and even if it doesn't work, the amount of mana it generates is absurd. Aetherflux Reservoir is another great win con when combined with Bolas's Citadel . Both of these fit very nicely with K'rrik and Vilis.
2 weeks ago
Have you through about playing Sensei's Divining Top ? It is an awesome card in its own right, but it can combo with Bolas's Citadel and end the game if you have Aetherflux Reservoir on the field too.
3 weeks ago
I think one of the strongest cards in this type of deck is Bolas's Citadel because you can cast a bunch of spells from your deck paying life for them and then with Willowdusk, Essence Seer you want to put those tokens on a creature with lifelink and then attack your opponent. Even if they block you'll hopefully get the life back. Ramping into the Citadel shouldn't be too difficult early on.
Just my thoughts and it was the first card I thought of when I saw this commander.
1 month ago
Thanks so much for you kind words betomindslav! Cover of Darkness used to be in my Scion of the Ur-Dragon deck, but it was too flavorful not to go in ninjas. Solve the Equation is a great tutor that I've slowly been slipping into most of my blue decks. I'm surprised more people aren't running it. I might slide it in here if I can. Bolas's Citadel is mostly a pet card here- it's certainly not essential to ninjas or anything. That being said, it does work well at what ot does, and I have had it work out where I can abuse the heck out of it the turn its played and put a bunch of ninjas on the board so that I could win by swinging with then the following turn. Its a fun card that always makes memories for better or worse, but is by no means essential to the deck.
1 month ago
+1 to the deck here and for your thoughtful primer(s). I'm definitely inspired to build my own pile. Cover of Darkness is such a great include. You mentioned Solve the Equation in your primer above (a card that I run with Mizzix), which I also believe to be a very fine, perhaps under-the-radar tutor. Just wondering if you could elaborate on your lines with Bolas's Citadel ? Is it more of a finisher if you've run out of gas? Cheers from Toronto!
1 month ago
1 month ago
Phyrexian Arena is never great, but it is a solid, recurrable card draw option for decks that lack access to better draw options. Obviously if you are playing blue or green you have better options, but if you are in black and can't benefit a ton from sac-draw synergies this can be decent if played early. Late in the game it will be dead, which is why it isn't great, but that's not why we play it. I agree with golgarigirl that one-off card draw spells are underwhelming, especially if like Sign in Blood they only leave you one card up. Now Necropotence is worth the hype, but also insanely expensive in real-world money (glad I got mine when it was cheap), as are to a much lesser extent Bolas's Citadel and Greed . But as we need around ten card draw spells in any given deck Phyrexian Arena will often make it into certain decks and be decent. As others have said, its definitely not the format staple it once was.
1 month ago
Profet93 Thanks for commenting! I've sort of given this deck a bit of a rest for cedh due to the amount of ad naus / thoracle decks in the meta currently, with the other half of the meta being graveyard hate and stax, sadly this deck does seem to die pretty hard once Bolas's Citadel gets exiled, and its rather hard to come back even after it just gets destroyed. Scheming symmetry is rather solid for opposition agent, which we can tutor with Varragoth, most games I'll have Varragoth out t1 and tutoring t2, so if I have a it in hand, I'll use it in that scenario, again though, very easy to see, and stop. I think I'll pass on the crucible, because I personally think it'd feel bad in more cases than not to spend 3 mana on it. Leyline is something I'm definitely pondering on, with the addition of Dauthi Voidwalker we achieve the same effect, but slightly better and its more mana efficient. but the void is still a good though, as I'll probably be making some touches to this deck to attempt to shift it into a grindier deck, because it's simply a bit rough for Varragoth to outspeed most decks in the meta right now, but I think he'll be a solid grindy deck.
I honestly can't believe I forgot about Boseiju, Who Shelters All it will definitely be going in the deck, as for Infernal Darkness that one extra mana and the cumulative upkeep makes it a bit rough for me to want to add, but I'll experiment with it to make sure I'm not missing an opportunity.
Again, thank you so much for comment, I really like the suggestions and I'll be implementing them asap, if you like the deck, an upvote would mean a lot, thank you! :)