Nicol Bolas, the Ravager

Legendary Creature — Elder Dragon

Flying

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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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Historic Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Nicol Bolas, the Ravager occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.17%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Nicol Bolas, the Ravager Discussion

BMHKain on Help Needed for Pramikon, Sky ...

1 day ago


What does The Wall need for more Malice? MURDER.

Commander / EDH* BMHKain

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(Disclaimer: There is a Sound Reason I didn't choose Arcades, the Strategist; it would make Deckmaking of this direction FAR easier. I will also NOT make a Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip or Chromium, the Mutable deck as both are also very viable in their own ways. Leaving only Palladia-Mors, the Ruiner, & Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire to choose for my resident M19 Elder Dragon. Oh, & I won't take Dragon Tribal as an Option; that's The Ur-Dragon/Sarkhan Unbroken level OP; & I thought the Former was supposed to be stronger than all 5 remaining Elder Dragons; reduced to one being trapped in his own Meditation realm w/ Ugin no way in, and/or out. I'd love some suggestions for either of the worst 2 Elder Dragons as CMDR if anyone is interested. :) Just make sure the ideas a Viable enough, & post how you'd make your C19 Version "Non-Dragon Tribal/Non-Nicol Bolas/Arcades/Chromium" Palladia-Mors or Vaevictis Asmadi CMDR, just suggest some ideas on my Wall, & we'll talk.

Also, If isn't my Tertiary Color, maybe is? I still wanted to finish my Color Identity Roadmap after over a year since staring. That, & I wonder If I'm a Denizen of Raugrin/The Jeskai Way if so?

(No really, though. On to the Real Topic; & I haven't made one in So Long, I just wanted a decent reminder on rulings. Thanks.)

Arcades, the Strategist? NOPE.

Doran, the Siege Tower? WRONG.

When it comes to Toughness Matters CMDRs, Pramikon, Sky Rampart would be literal Wall Tribe Lord incarnate that's the closest to Tribal Commanders on a Niche status (We got Hydra Lord now, & It creates so many on the fly.), but I'm not here for yet another Tribal Commander, I just wanted help for one thing right now:

(How do I make a Toughness Matters) deck in //? Commander: Pramikon, Sky Rampart. In spite of my Efforts, the First thing I need help w/ is:

1: Is there anything in MTG's entire Glossary of stuff that's good for Toughness Matters in ?

2: Notice most of my High Toughness Creatures aren't simply there as Defenders. Most actually have great abilities; & even don't have to be Wall Card Type to be so. Do you see this as a good idea, or not? This is very important if you're viewing my deck at incomplete status.

3: This is planned as a Toughness Matters deck, but some of the cards seem to show a Sub-Theme (Drannith Magistrate (HE'S NOT THE UNLUCKIEST. CEASE DEBATE. XP), & even Peregrine Drake.). Since this isn't the conventional Toughness Matters Deck using Defender more than I should, what do you think might be good here?

Honestly, I dunno what else to ask; maybe I'll add more questions overtime. Thanks for the help if you can; Obviously, this is a Pramikon, Sky Rampart "Toughness Matters" deck, but I'd rather Talk less of / (Golgari Swarm), & talk nothing at all about Doran, the Siege Tower as well as Arcades, the Strategist; I just want to experiment on a good Brew. Any ideas that can help? Thanks again. :)

(& sorry for the Huge Wall back there; I didn't think I wanted help again. X/)

berryjon on Pattern Recognition #151 - Discard

3 weeks ago

No I didn't. Nicol Bolas and Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker and Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip all do nothing unusual that deserved to be called out.

Whirlwind_2100 on The Ur-Dragon

1 month ago

Uh... Im not sure you know what your commander does based on your creature pool. On a scale of 1-10, i would rate this a 1.5, but i'll help you with that. You might as well be running Golos, Tireless Pilgrim. You have a small number of Dragons in the deck, and I noticed a bunch of useless non-dragon creatures in the deck.

32 lands is wayyyy to few, and you have an awful mana base, even on a budget, having only 1 tri-land and a random af arrangement of shock and gain lands.

You have little ramp, if any, which will slow you down greatly in a format such as commander Another concern is your lack of mana rocks. Why only one signet?

Your removal is pathetic, to be honest, with only one murder. Removal is IMPORTANT in commander, being used at both utility and a rich bargaining tool in the political side of the format.

But enough with flaming the deck, here is what I would put it.

First off, let's talk about your commander. It supports a heavy dragon tribal theme, and you want nearly all of your creatures creatures that either add to this theme or ramp you to get him out earlier. If you are to be running a non dragon creature, make sure it is a utility creature such as Reclamation Sage that can either ramp you or get rid of problems on the board.

Here is what I would cut if i was building him:

Creatures:

Ajani's Pridemate - No lifegain synergy and bad creature in EDH

Brineborn Cutthroat - A 2/2 with flash wont cut it in Ur

Corpse Knight - No sacrifice theme

Dreadmalkin - cmon, really?

Empyrean Eagle - Other cards do this a lot more efficiently

Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch - No madness or counter theme

Faerie Vandal - just no

Garenbrig Carver - bad in general

Gravedigger - not a dragon

Grumgully, the Generous - not efficent

Hackrobat

Kronch Wrangler

Law-Rune Enforcer

Leafkin Druid

Lightning Stormkin

Loxodon Sergeant

Meddling Mage

Nimble Birdsticker

Nyxborn Marauder

Shepherd of the Flock

Spectral Sailor

Squee, Goblin Nabob

Wandermare

Venerable Knight - no synergy in deck

Instant:

Gift of Strength

Infuriate

Murder

Scorching Dragonfire

Soul Manipulation

Artifact:

Manalith - You can keep it in, but it isn't very good

Helm of Awakening

Crystal Shard

Sorcery:

Compelling Argument - 0 MILL THEME!!!

Enchantment:

Moldervine Reclamation

Here is what I would add:

Creature:

Dryad of the Ilysian Grove - Can ramp you AND fix your mana

Lathliss, Dragon Queen

Utvara Hellkite

Silumgar, the Drifting Death

Scalelord Reckoner

Scourge of Valkas

Dragonspeaker Shaman - cuts down mana cost drastically

Dragonlord Kolaghan - Haste enabler and good beater

Dragonlord Dromoka - game winning lockdown effect

Ramos, Dragon Engine

Drakuseth, Maw of Flames

Deathbringer Regent

Balefire Dragon

Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip

Hellkite Tyrant

Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund - haste enabler

Kokusho, the Evening Star - good beater with amazing ability

Birds of Paradise - great mana dork

Scourge of the Throne

Dragon Broodmother

Dragonlord's Servant

Removal

Swords to Plowshares

Path to Exile

Assassin's Trophy

Anguished Unmaking

Utter End

Beast Within

Putrefy

Terminate

Krosan Grip

Decimate

Ramp:

Kodama's Reach

Farseek

Cultivate

Explosive Vegetation

Skyshroud Claim

Circuitous Route

Mana Rocks

Sol Ring

Mind Stone

Commander's Sphere

Arcane Signet

Darksteel Ingot

ALL the signets (Emphasis on ALL)

Lands:

All tri-lands from Tarkir and Alara

Haven of the Spirit Dragon

Exotic Orchard

Terramorphic Expanse

Try to get all 10 fetch and shock lands if at all possible

City of Brass

Reflecting Pool

Fabled Passage

Temple of the False God

Utility lands:

Bojuka Bog

Reliquary Tower

Maze of Ith

Rogue's Passage

Planeswalkers:

Sarkhan, Fireblood

Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner

Anthems:

Metallic Mimic

Icon of Ancestry

Urza's Incubator

Coat of Arms

Vanquisher's Banner

This is just a few thing I think the deck could need, obviously it needs ore board wipes and wincons, however this is a good place to start. I want to be clear, I dont hate the deck, but I Think it needs improvements to become and 8. For your first commander deck, it's just fine. Thanks for reading. Cheers

Epicurus on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Ugin, the Redeemer

Legendary Creature - Elder Dragon

When ~ enters the battlefield, draw 2 cards, then each opponent may pay . Any opponent who does draws a card.

: Exile ~ and return it to the battlefield transformed. Use this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.


Ugin, the Arisen

Legendary Planeswalker - Ugin

+2 Draw two cards

-3 ~ Deals 5 damage to target creature or planeswalker. Create a 4/4 colorless dragon spirit creature token with flying

-4 Gain control of target creature or planeswalker with CMC 5 or less. It gains devoid.

-12 Destroy all permanents with at least one color. Your opponents get an emblem with "you may not cast spells that have at least one color."

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Tried to make it as similar as possible to his twin brother, Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip, while staying true to existing Ugin planeswalkers. Hope I did alright.

Wildcard.

kmacattack on Relentless Dragons, and Friends!

2 months ago

Mana curve would be faster with Mox Diamond, Mox Tantalite, or Mox Opal, but I am keeping the cost down. Demonic Tutor would also be a welcome addition. Duplication spells would be fun as well, such asFlameshadow Conjuring and/or Copy Enchantment. For additional win con, I am thinking of adding Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip.

Torekai92 on Nicol Bolas, Deck of Nightmares

2 months ago

Sc1enc3, thanks for the comment! I agree, Kess, Dissident Mage could be a good commander. She could easily be swapped in. I'm sure i'll switch it up occasionally but I like Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip for now at least.

Pain Magnification says 3 damage from any source. So anything that deals 3 damage to an opponent, including anything from another opponent. So Lavaborn Muse's ability would activate this. Any attack from one opponent to another that does 3 or more damage, etc. I haven't tested it enough to say that it is staying in the deck forever. If I end up not liking it I may swap it for Wheel of Torture or Shrieking Affliction. If I ever end up getting Bloodchief Ascension that would also be a good replacement for it as well.

Soharms on Draconic Command

2 months ago

i am currently thinking about removing Dragonlord Atarka and Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip to add back Ilysian Caryatid Still unsure about the Manabase...

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