Legendary Creature — Elder Dragon
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice Nicol Bolas unless you pay .
Whenever Nicol Bolas deals damage to an opponent, that player discards his or her hand.
|Want (2)||dyreth , gnarly|
Printings View all
|Masters 25 (A25)||None|
|Masters Edition III (ME3)||Rare|
|From the Vault: Dragons (DRB)||Rare|
|Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Nicol Bolas occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
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Nicol Bolas Discussion
1 month ago
Make Dragon Mage's ability resolve first so everyone discards their hand and draws seven cards, and then Bolas will make an opponent discard their hand, basically making their new hand useless.
1 month ago
Hey, I agree Nicol Bolas can be devastating repeatable discard in multiplayer Commander. It's a more powerful Grixis Commander then Crosis.
No matter the Commander choice here's some budget cards $2 or less each to consider adding. Several of these suggestions are in the maybeboard. When you're playing a high CMC Commander then more low CMC ramp helps.
Crosis has flying and most Specters also have flying which makes Dragon Tempest a two drop haste enabler for the majority of your creatures. Consider cutting the other Dragons and high CMC creatures for more Specters or creature that can give you more value?
- Thief of Sanity: amazing in multiplayer Commander since you have more opponents to steal cards from.
- Kess, Dissident Mage: get more value out of draw spells and discard spells, she's a very good Grixis flying creature.
- Sedraxis Specter
- Needle Specter
- Blizzard Specter
- Scythe Specter
- Fell Specter
Whispering Madness is a wheel and it can be repeatable with cipher which can be powerful with flying creatures. Read the Bones, Painful Truths, Brainstorm are mana efficient draw spells. In multiplayer Commander the versatility of Mirrormade is great, especially on a budget. With all the discard from multiple opponents The Eldest Reborn can do a lot and have many targets to choose from to reanimate.
Mask of Memory and Mask of Riddles is low CMC equipment that can be repeatable draw with flying creatures. Sunken Hollow, Dragonskull Summit, Grixis Panorama, Ash Barrens are lands to consider adding.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Hideous Visage
- Slate Street Ruffian
- Fill with Fright
- Traveler's Amulet
- Phantasmal Dragon
- Territorial Hellkite
- Boltwing Marauder
- Hypersonic Dragon
- Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury
- Arcanis the Omnipotent
- Moltensteel Dragon
- Tyrant's Familiar
- Gruesome Deformity
- Ambition's Cost
- Mind Rot
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
if you want hand destruction use Nicol Bolas
1 month ago
Favorite Formats: Pioneer, Vintage, Commander. My playgroup allows any card to be played. Most of my decks turn out Pioneer, but sometimes I feel like cracking out the old cards, making a Vintage deck. Commander is a really fun format, but I don't have many people to play it with.
Favorite Deck: Nicol Bolas, THE ORIGINAL. First and best commander deck I have ever made.
Favorite Color: . I know this is the colorless symbol, but it represents Eldrazi-and an Eldrazi intro pack was the first thing I got.
Favorite Guild: Dimir is fun and can make for an entertaining game.
Favorite Shard: Grixis, because Nicol Bolas.
Favorite Wedge: Abzan because when I make token-based decks this is what colors I usually go for.
Card that most represents me: Simic Ascendancy. It's not that I like +1/+1 counters, but basically I like stalling until I can steal the win!
Hobbies Outside of Magic: Video games, especially Minecraft.
My life outside of T/O: I go to school and basically do what a normal kid does.
How did I come up with my username: Eldrazi Scions
What first appealed to me about Magic: I was playing the Pokemon TCG before, and when I saw Magic I thought I'd give it a go. Glad I did!
Why is Magic important to me: It is not just a game. It is a passion.
My thoughts on the current metagame: Standard is boring with all the EXACT same decklists going around. It has no creativity.
How do I deal with a dominant new deck/card/player: I find a way to stop it.
My approach to deckbuilding: I just come up with a small idea and run off with it! Sometimes it is successful, sometimes not.
My favorite deck on T/O that I feel should be more shared: Hello, It's DEATH
Any future releases I'm looking forward to: Zendikar Rising. I know there will be no Eldrazi, but Zendikar is a great plane.
Please give cookies if you like the Eldrazi!
2 months ago
How could you forget the greatest discarder of all: Nicol Bolas.
2 months ago
If I get these then they are definitely going into my Nicol Bolas deck.