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I for one don't like this art. Much prefer the old art, has more of the blue/intellectual theme. And his sitting there reading a book is priceless. This dragon looks too much like the bogardan hellkite and similar theme dragons.
Posted By: tpkatsa (2/24/2014 4:31:04 PM)


His mana cost is 2UUBBRR. Get it? TOO UBER!

Posted By: TwoStars (5/12/2011 5:32:08 PM)


Posted By: ViashinoWizard (5/26/2013 2:22:47 AM)


one sexy piece of cardboard

i mean look at all those mana symbols, epic art, cool expansion symbol, foil, big P/T... mmmm-mmm.
Posted By: metalevolence (11/1/2009 4:46:32 PM)


@sonorhC - What makes him deadlier than the others is that once you start landing hits with him, your opponent isn't likely to be able to recover. They won't be able to keep cards in their hand, and that really shuts people down. They can't plan long-term, they can't hold on to a trick for later, they can't keep a creature in hand to protect it from a kill spell. They're forced to play out or lose it, and they're forced into topdeck mode. That's devastating.

You know, on top of the 7 damage per turn they're already taking.
Posted By: Magnor_Criol (9/15/2011 1:26:39 PM)


Aww, look at the little birdy in the art, he wants to eat it.
Posted By: WarioMan (6/5/2011 11:59:03 AM)


old nicol bolas: 1$

FTV nicol bolas: 40$

new frame & foil makes a BIG diference
Posted By: KnexWiz (5/16/2012 1:04:20 PM)


(Before anything, I just want to say that it looks like the dragon you all say he's going to eat is in the back ground to me and is likely not that much smaller than him up close)

But, moving on. This is much better art, but not because he lacks a book. (I liked the book) more because he actually looks like a dragon and not a demon or something. Although, it takes slightly away from his appearance as an intelligent being. Let's face it, if this art were used for Hellkite Overlord noe of us would have known the difference.

I think the artist should have kept the book somewhere in the art... (A dragon pulling a mid air back-flip while reading a book would have been awesome)
Posted By: Zoah (5/18/2010 12:54:18 AM)


Epic art. Well-Deserving for "Dominaria's most ancient evil". I like how this was printed before Alara, kind of a foreshadow. Makes me wonder what other cards they slip into the "From the Vault" sets.
Posted By: JFM2796 (7/25/2011 8:25:51 PM)


5/5. Just because he's Nicol Bolas.
Posted By: dlgn (5/5/2012 7:04:15 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!