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Notably, the only planeswalker who's type is not the first word in his name.
Posted By: Megadog (6/14/2013 6:59:10 PM)


So fitting that this is the first multicolored card in a core set. Welcome back!
Posted By: SgtSwaggr (7/5/2012 4:58:37 PM)


PinkMage's argument felll apart when he said that this card is taboo in casual

If your casual meta stops being friends with you because you play Nicol Bolas, you don't need new cards, you need new friends.
Posted By: CammyWhite (7/15/2012 11:12:55 AM)


I had the honor of playing against this today....and by honor I mean frustration.
This may as well say "when bolas comes into play torture your opponent mercilessly until they concede"

5/5 for the pure pain he brings
Posted By: Bix96 (7/11/2012 11:18:28 PM)


PinkMage: "last time i checked running 3 colors in standard has never been competitive"

Because Jund NEVER won anything, did it?
Posted By: swords_to_exile (8/24/2012 4:30:41 AM)


Today Gavin Verhey wrote this article about how to win in Standard by using a deck that could take out the other archetypes. Towards the end of it, he wrote: "If only there was an expensive, powerful Planeswalker who fits right into a blue-black-red control deck, dealt with any permanent type, and had an ultimate that should usually win you the game on its own. It would be great if a card like that was in Standard. It would also be cool if that character was some kind of legendary, iconic creature from Magic's storyline who previously had a non-Planeswalker card version of himself..."

And I thought of course, Bolas.
Expensive, check.
Powerful, triple check.
Planeswalker, check.
Fits into U/B/R control deck, check.
Dealt with any permanent type, (combo of +3 or -2) check.
Game-winning ultimate, uh 7 damage? Check.
Iconic non-planeswalker. Nicol Bolas. Check.

And then he says that it's Karn Liberated.

It seems Gavin was major trolling me...
Posted By: j_mindfingerpainter (8/7/2012 10:04:01 AM)


Started playing last year, pulled Bolas last week at prerelease as my first planeswalker. Never managed to get him out as I either had the mana but not him or him and not the mana. Put him into my G/B ramp deck and added a decent amount of fixing to pay his blue and red cost. Pretty excited to try him out, he seems really fun to play.

Edit: I've managed to get him out now on a semi-regular basis. He's absolutely ridiculous once he hits the field, even if I never pull off his -9. Plus, starting at 5 loyalty keeps him from being easily burnt on arrival. Still, I feel like a huge jerk whenever I manage to get him out because he just trounces people.

@PinkMage, you say this card sucks in every way including casual, and yet you bring up Mind Sculptor? I would much rather stare down Bolas than having to deal with Mind Sculptor's carnival of frustration. And why do you berate this one card so terribly? It's like Nicol Bolas killed your parents or something.

Plus, as others have said, part... (see all)
Posted By: Wurmcaller (8/2/2012 10:57:02 PM)


Nicol Bolas get out of my head! Leave my brain alone!!
Posted By: pedrodyl (7/5/2012 4:19:06 PM)


So, something I've had trouble finding out:

I play Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker. Then I increase his Loyalty Counters to some significant number (I don't care how/ when; just assume he's now got 15 Loyalty Counters). Then I play Mycosynth Lattice; he's now an Artifact. Now I play March of the Machines.
Nicol Bolas is now an Artifact Creature Planeswalker, with 15 Loyalty Counters on him, and an 8/8.
My opponent uses Chandra Nalaar to deal 10 damage to me, and every creature I control.

What happens to Bolas? Does he take 10 creature damage AND lose 10 Loyalty Counters, then go to the Graveyard as a state-based action? Just take creature damage? Just lose Loyalty?

Similarly, I want to make him an Equipment this way with Bludgeon Brawl then have a Chandra-turned-Creature (from Karn, Silver Golem, Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas, or Toymaker... (see all)
Posted By: JarieSuicune (7/22/2013 9:44:08 AM)


There is a reason we call him Nicol Bollocks
Posted By: Dubey (5/5/2013 4:41:38 AM)


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