Nicol Bolas, the Ravager

Legendary Creature — Elder Dragon


When Nicol Bolas, the Ravager, enters the battlefield, each opponent discards a card.

: Exile Nicol Bolas, the Ravager, then return him to the battlefield transformed under his owner's control. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Nicol Bolas, the Ravager Discussion

average_overload_enjoyer on All Possible Commanders

4 weeks ago

You may have missed Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip for Grixis commanders. The only reason I know he counts is because I made a deck around him.

griffstick on I think I'm too picky

1 month ago

Nicol Bolas . Nobody has more Lore than him. There is also a different art style nicol bolas and if that still isn't your jam theres Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip. As far as power is considered. You can make them a super friends decks with all the nicol bolas lore and bolas walkers. . With extra turns and proliferating. My friend did this and it was strong.

KayneMarco on Kroxa’s Discard Hell

2 months ago

bradtheimpaler13: I have another version of this deck with Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip at the helm. You can check it out here if you’re interested. When I finally had the majority of the cards to build on paper I decided to go with Kroxa mainly for the fact most of my grixis lands were in use. Had plenty of rakdos lands so Kroxa it became. If you meant alternative commander for this deck I would have to say Mogis.

MTGBurgeoning on Scion of the Ur-Dragon: Every. Dragon. Ever.

4 months ago

I do think there's some value to including Training Grounds . Halving Scion of the Ur-Dragon 's activated ability would be helpful. Definitely. There are a number of dragons with great ETB triggers already included in the deck ( Scourge of Valkas , Terror of the Peaks , Lathliss, Dragon Queen , Terror of Mount Velus , Bladewing the Risen ). I want to one-shot opponents and then set-up a massive graveyard recursion spell to close out the game. Dragons don't seem to stay on the battlefield long enough in order to take advantage of additional ETB triggers, thus including cards like Thassa, Deep-Dwelling , Panharmonicon , Lithoform Engine and Strionic Resonator may slow down the deck's aforementioned win conditions. Including Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip is a great suggestion. However, I would NOT replace original Nicol Bolas . His ability to have an opponent discard their hand is too valuable, particularly against blue mages. Training Grounds and Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip are sweet considerations! Thank you!!

StasisAbuser on Flip Commanders

8 months ago

Magic Origins brought us legendary creatures that transformed into planeswalkers, such as Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip, and Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip while Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip followed later.

I figured why not go back to that set up, while providing more of a commander focus with other popular planeswalkers.

Here are a couple of my rough ideas without going too far in depth with card design:

Sorin, Heir to Markov Manor // Sorin, Vampiric Master

3/4 Legengary Creature - Vampire Knight

Lifelink, Menace

If your life total is 50 or greater, exile Sorin, Heir to Markov Manor and return him to the battlefield transformed under his owner's control.


Starting loyalty: 4

As long as you control three or more vampires, vampires you control have flying

+2 Until the beginning of your next turn, your opponents can't gain life

-3 Each opponent loses four life, you gain life equal to the amount of life lost this way.

-8 You get an emblem that says "Creatures you control have indestructible and creatures your opponents control lose indestructible and can't gain indestructible."

Vraska, Undercity Dweller // Vraska, Bane of Isperia

2/3 Legendary Creature - Rogue Assassin


Whenever two or more creatures an opponent controls dies, exile Vraska, Undercity Dweller and return her to the battlefield transformed her owner's control.


Starting loyalty: 3

+2: create a 1/1 black snake creature token with wither

-2: Put a -1/-1 counter on each creature you don't control

-10: You get an emblem that says "Attacking creatures you control have infect."

Let me know what you all think. My apologies for the sub-par formatting, still learning my way around this site.

CaptainToll on Nicky B and his Pro-Life Posse

8 months ago

Getting the feeling someone is either trolling or really butthurt. Anyways I'd say as mentioned: Lantern is to be run at most with and not instead of the Signets. If I really had to cut a manarock, then the Lantern would meet the "one basic can go"-fate. For Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip it is perfect to smooth out the curve by dropping Signet turn 2 and Nicol turn 3. I'd recommend Nightscape Familiar to be added :)

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