Bolas's Citadel


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

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

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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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Bolas's Citadel Discussion

king-saproling on Black Bling - My Dream Deck

15 hours ago

Who doesn't love some good ol' mono black! A Salvaging Station package could be rad here, with cards like Codex Shredder , Mishra's Bauble , Lotus Petal , and Nihil Spellbomb . I particularly enjoy Codex Shredder in mono black since paying 6 mana is rarely an issue, and it lets you recur any card. Bolas's Citadel could be neat here as well, especially in conjunction with Sensei's Top (together they give you the ability "pay 1 life: draw a card"). Other cards you might consider include: Necropotence , Gonti, Lord of Luxury , Kaya's Ghostform , Mikaeus, the Unhallowed , Cauldron of Souls , Bubbling Muck , Extraplanar Lens , Gauntlet of Power , Caged Sun , Dread Presence , Deserted Temple , Thespian's Stage , Vesuva

RNR_Gaming on Who say's dreams (NIGHTMARES) don't come true?

6 days ago

I saw you're having trouble making cuts. Personally, I'd cut Ingot Chewer for citadel. Yes the intersection is nice but the raw power of Bolas's Citadel trumps it everytime. Also, Walking Ballista is just better than Triskelion I love miketrike combo but it's not mana efficient and ballista is just better at more points in the game.

WUBRG87 on Need help on my chainer, ...

6 days ago

I'm having trouble figuring out which six drop to pull for Bolas's Citadel . I was thinking Flayer of the Hatebound because it does the same thing as Warstorm Surge but it's such a powerful effect in this kind of reanimatior build I couldn't bring myself to do it, and all of the other six drops are just the same. I pulled a cinder barrens but i dont think pulling a land is the answer here, it has a pretty top heavy mana curve with now only 35 lands and like 8 six drops.

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multimedia on Cap'n Kirk's Goon Squad

1 week ago

Hey, Goon squads like to extort and Pontiff of Blight 's extort is busted with Phyrexian mana :)

Consider moving Pontiff from the maybeboard to the main deck by cutting Ob Nixilis, Unshackled ? It's also a six drop and like Pontiff it can be a repeatable source of your opponents losing life, but unlike Pontiff your opponents have the choice to lose life to tutor. With Pontiff you control when and how much life your opponents are losing by casting spells and you also can gain a ton of life which is good with Aetherflux Reservoir .

The one thing your deck lacks is fast colorless mana from mana rocks. You want quick. Sol is great, but consider more? With the budget here Mana Vault and/or Basalt Monolith can fit. Either could replace Caged Sun and/or Tendrils of Corruption . Caged is fine, but I don't think at six mana it's needed here. Everflowing Chalice is also good because it can scale or cast it as a two drop it could replace Vampiric Link .

With only 17 creatures Crypt of Agadeem is not doing much. Consider cutting it for Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx ? Nykthos is another powerful outlet for black devotion. Gravecrawler and Carrion Feeder with Phyrexian mana is a loop to combo kill your opponents with Aetherflux Reservoir since you cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard. These two Zombies can also put a ton of counters on Krrik or Black Market . These Zombies and Aetherflux can also be part of a Doomsday pile.

Another enabler for Aetherflux with Phyrexian mana is Leshrac's Sigil since it can bounce itself back to your hand to loop cast it. It's also good with devotion as well as some hate for green. These three cards could replace Tendrils of Corruption , Exquisite Blood , Mortuary , Bloodchief Ascension . Mortuary has nice interaction with Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Bolas's Citadel , but I'm not sure that it's worth including just for this interaction.

I see Dead of Winter , but I don't see Snow-Covered Swamp s to fuel it. Cut Winter if you don't want to add Snow-Covered Swamps?

Good luck with your deck.

kineticstasis on Circu Citadel Combo

1 week ago

Can you explain what your Doomsday pile is for this deck? I feel like there has to be a way to win from casting Doomsday with Bolas's Citadel in play but I can't find it, I just mill myself with Sensei's Divining Top

RNR_Gaming on Black...llfe matters!

1 week ago

Put CMDR after K'rrik, son of yawgmoth so it'll mark it as your commander. Also, Sensei's Divining Top and Leshrac's Sigil do some pretty nifty things when you have Bolas's Citadel and Aetherflux Reservoir out.

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