Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica: Mythic Edition (GRNMED) Mythic Rare
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Mythic Rare
Magic 2013 (M13) Mythic Rare
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH) Mythic Rare
Conflux (CON) Mythic Rare

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Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker

Planeswalker — Bolas

+3: Destroy target noncreature permanent.

-2: Gain control of target creature.

-9: Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker deals 7 damage to target player or planeswalker. That player or that planeswalker's controller discards seven cards, then sacrifices seven permanents.

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Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker Discussion

DarkHero on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Kalstrax, Shade Lord

Legendary Creature: Specter

Other Specter creatures get +1/+1 and Voidmaster 2 (Pay 2 life, this creature gains shroud and is unblockable until end of turn)

Voidmaster 10 (Pay 10 life, this creature gains shroud and is unblockable until end of turn)

Whenever ~ deals combat damage to a player, that player loses 7 life, discards 7 cards, and sacrifices a permanent.

It's a Lord for the underappreciated Specter Tribe, which would like to be able to be unblockable as many have deals damage effects like Hypnotic Specter or Nightveil Specter . I also like the idea of throwing Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker ultimate at people in exchange for some life. Minus 6 permanents because that seemed a bit overpowered.

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saluma on Personalized User Spellbooks

3 months ago

Gideon had 5 echantments, 1 artifact and 1 inatant in the spellbook.

Anyhow I Love Grixis and Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker is one of my favorit planeswalkers! I really enjoy suffocate my opponents resorses and win via a combo. Hers's my list:

Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker - I Love everything about him (exept the manacost)

Cruel Ultimatum - This is so me, suffocateing my opponent while getting card advantage!

Narset's Reversal - so you want to cast a cool spell? Let me cast it insead!!!

Time Walk - haha No you will not get to play.

Demonic Tutor - I prep for almost any situation.

Kolaghan's Command - This is a 2 for 1 and I like that.

Counterspell - Denied.

Damnation - might be more efficent boardsweepers but I like this one

Zoinz on Bolas Wills It

5 months ago

Hello there Senomar, I really appreciate the response! :)

Yeah i have been on the fence of Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker and hes definetly gonna go at some point!

I feel like languish is fine in MY meta, not that often that it will kill any of my own creatures as i run so few and it also kills Meren of Clan Nel Toth and other 4 toughness creatures in my meta :) As for Fiery Confluence theres not alot of artifacts that it would kill so i would go with radiant flames instead of it :P

If i go with the reasoning that Counterspell is bad in 3 colours then i should probably take out Cryptic Command aswell, but my manabase is trying to accomedate the color intensive spells i play, reason for not alot of utility lands. Except for Tectonic Edge which i want to be a wasteland later :)

Recently cut Go for the Throat and i know its kinda controversial with me just saying that theres not alot of artifacts in the format but had to try cutting a spot removal for Thought Erasure . Tho now i think about it i should probably have cut Terminate instead.

Maze of Ith , is definetly a card some people play, but i really dont like it even tho it can save you alot of damage.

As for the more expensive suggestions, i really want them all... Snapcaster Mage , Liliana, the Last Hope , Wasteland but money ;) Force of Will is a card im really not that big a fan of getting 1. because of the price 2. Don't like the card disadvantage it can give as my meta can be quite grindy. (Ofc i know its a amazing card) Force of Negation or Negate are considerations instead :)

Senomar on Bolas Wills It

5 months ago

Hello my friend ! Really nice deck ! The only suggestion I would make is cutting Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker . The CCM is way to high and this card is 99% a dead card in hand in the format. Furthermore you already have quiet some kills in your deck (especially your commander).

You can cut it for Force of Will , Force of Negation , Negate or even the Snapcaster Mage you're talking about in the description :)

I'm not that sure about Languish too since it kills all the creatures you have in the deck and your commander. Fiery Confluence or Radiant Flames seems much appropriated if you want to keep the same amount of wrath.

Ral, Izzet Viceroy seems a bit slow for the format too, you named it, Liliana, the Last Hope would be better

Considering your game plan running 42 lands with Maze of Ith + Wasteland (2 stapples for control decks) could be great. It's a matter of taste :)

Counterspell in 3 colors is strong but not that good. Go for the Throat or Tainted Pact could be better. Once again it's a matter of taste !

I'm far from beeing a pro player so these are more an opinions rather than advices ! Have a nice day !

SynergyBuild on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

6 months ago

Both sorin's feel weak in the deck, as does Contagion Engine, Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker , and Nissa, Voice of Zendikar

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Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

UBR (Grixis): 0.55%