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I love that he becomes more loyal if you let him kill other planeswalkers, destabilize enchantments, rip apart artifacts, or obliterate lands.

Delicious flavor.
Posted By: TherealphatMatt (2/25/2012 1:42:13 PM)


Crosis's Attendant.

I'm sorry, I couldn't hear you over my sixth turn BOLAS.
Posted By: j_mindfingerpainter (1/31/2012 9:45:32 AM)


Storyline thought: Bolas's recent interests have included the Eldrazi, Ugin, and Karn (see Wizards' comics featuring Bolas, Tezzeret, and Sarkhan). Does anybody else suspect Nicol Bolas is attempting to transcend color? It would be a plausible reason to print a second colorless 'walker if that's the case :D
Posted By: Tempted_Johnny (11/6/2011 9:28:17 PM)


What a fair fight: Ajani vs Bolas
Bolas Player: +3. goodbye Ajani
Ajani Player: rage quit
Posted By: phyrexiantrygon (1/9/2012 6:48:17 PM)


Perhaps not the "best" Planeswalker overall,
but very arguably the most powerful.

All three of his abilities, including his +3,
Very few decks are safe from any of his powers.

His ultimate is... Ultimate. I'd say it's tied with Jace, the Mind Sculptor for most powerful Ultimate.

His casting cost is a hurdle, but do you really expect such power to come cheaply?
If so, use with Eureka.

I fantasize about one day having Bolas, Conflux, Eureka, and plenty of mana at my disposal:
Cast Conflux, draw Jace, Chandra, Lilliana, Garruk, and Elspeth.
Cast Eureka, play the other five, then play this Master Schemer (mmm, flavor!)
Proceed to make your opponent *very* unhappy,
especially if you already have a Doubling Season or Gilder Bairn in play...
Posted By: drpvfx (11/21/2011 1:53:57 PM)


"I'm not playing fair? Perhaps we haven't met! I'm Bolas, spirit of Chaos and Disharmony? HELLOU!"
Posted By: Althom (3/2/2012 2:25:56 PM)


I didn't think it was possible to improve on his older artwork.

I was wrong.
Posted By: ARandomMop (9/1/2011 3:49:45 PM)


@ Lash_of_Dragonbreath

I like the older card, but this portrays him perfectly... Bolas is in the middle of battle with Ajani. In the actual artwork Ajani's facing him down but Bolas is towering over him.
Posted By: htgtmd (9/2/2011 11:35:31 AM)


Not Planeswalker-Nicol?
Posted By: dlgn (5/1/2012 4:22:00 PM)


Bolas' best artwork is still his first artwork from Legends. They should do an updated version of that with his new design, sitting in his library reading, you are so far beneath him he doesn't even glance up from his book.
Posted By: Atali (9/14/2011 1:33:58 AM)


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