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Turn 1: Swamp, Dark Ritual, Entombed, Shallow Grave.

Opponent: Where did my hand go?
Posted By: WILLOW-THE-WHAT (4/10/2013 8:02:40 PM)


Nicol Bolas, the ultimate deceiver, last Elder dragon standing. In terms of Highlander, "there can be- Only One!"

Yeah, no matter how you slice it this guy has been around for ever and he will continue to be around. Nations rise and nations fall but Nicol Bolas hovers above it all. 5/5 for being such a badass.
Posted By: vantha (4/30/2013 7:51:37 AM)


Akron Legionnaire has the same rarity and CMC as this. Legends, you were a weird-ass set.
Posted By: Totema (5/12/2013 11:41:51 AM)


Note that unlike say, Crosis, Nicol Bolas doesn't say combat damage. This means he can ping an enemy with Power of Fire, Fire Whip, or Viridian Longbow and still force them to discard their entire hand. Pretty strong.
Posted By: EvilDarkVoid (5/22/2013 7:18:32 PM)


Turn 1: swamp, dark ritual, entomb, exhume.
Your opponent can't do anything after the first turn because they have no cards in hand.
Posted By: DodgeBungalow (6/3/2013 6:29:19 PM)


Those must be some gargantuan books...
Posted By: Demonic_Math_Tutor (6/27/2013 9:05:29 AM)


Best combo with Nicol Bolas?

Nicol Bolas + Mycosynth Lattice + Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker + Bludgeon Brawl = Nicol Bolas wielding Nicol Bolas.

Source: http://5colorcontrol.com/comic.php?comic=251
Posted By: Ferlord (9/2/2013 8:21:40 PM)


"Do you think the creators of Legends thought they would use this character as Magic's ultimate villain? My guess is no."

Mark Rosewater:
"I remember talking to the lead designer of Legends, Steve Conard, many years ago and he was surprised that Nicol Bolas was the break-out Elder Dragon Legend. He thought it was going to be Arcades Sabboth."


Posted By: Salient (1/3/2014 2:27:40 PM)


So, I made a deck to abuse him:
4x arcane teachings
4x corrupting licid
4x dragon shadow
4x fear
4x grixis panorama
4x hermetic study
5x island
4x Liliana's caress
4x megrim
6x mountain
4x nicol bolas
4x power of fire
4x psionic gift
5x swamp
Posted By: Lord_of_phyrexia (5/9/2014 9:20:48 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!