Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh: Official Thread



  • morgue427
    morgue427 Posts: 783 Critical Contributor
    not sure what the complaint about his first ability is since obs second is a kill and it costs the same just means you have longer to have to worry about it, of course the ai will spam it to heck and back
  • Doomstat
    Doomstat Posts: 115 Tile Toppler
    edited December 2017
    Current level: 16
    Current deck list:

    Creatures: 4
    Alhammarret, High Arbiter
    Glyph Keeper
    Guardian of Tazeem
    Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign

    Spells: 4
    Desert of the Fervent
    Desert of the Mindful
    Desert of the Glorified
    Hieroglyphic Illumination

    Supports: 2
    Sphinx's Tutelage
    New Perspectives

    4/4 so far, but winning at lower levels is easier than not.
  • morgue427
    morgue427 Posts: 783 Critical Contributor
    my dec

    day's undoing
    chandras ignition demolish
    leathal sting
    desert of the mindful
    lost legacy

    pyramid of the pantheon

    Avaricious dragon
    Consentrated Sphinx

    if you can get the sphinx out then days undoing and it is pretty much over it goes up fast and lost lecacy both of which keeps them from getting higher cost cards out. annoying as heck but can be slow to get started
  • morgue427
    morgue427 Posts: 783 Critical Contributor
    changed it up a bit added infinite Obliteration for chandras ignition.
    over all works but lacking a bit on fast start decks. any help would be appreciated
  • _Yami_
    _Yami_ Posts: 3 Just Dropped In
    My  Bolas Deck (trying to make it competitive)
    I like it pretty much so far

    Swarm of Locust

    - Creatures -
    The Locust God
    Baral, Chief of Compliance

    - Support -
    New Perspectives

    - Spells -
    Desert of the Glorified
    Desert of the  Mindful
    Desert of the Fervent
    Chart a Course
    Talent of the Telepath
    Hour of Glory
    Day's Undoing
  • morgue427
    morgue427 Posts: 783 Critical Contributor
    honestly i would take out new perspective and put in either a cheap kill spell or damage spell (like open fire) spell baral will help keep you casting spells faster than matching gems, plus everyone you cast he draws another. my two cents worth just seems a bit overkill to me honestly
  • morgue427
    morgue427 Posts: 783 Critical Contributor
    add in zombies the gold one from a few setas a go or the amk one that drops 3 /2/2 zombies for 7, the biggest benefit is that the ai sees the 6/6 zombies as a bigger threat than baral. it does when i go against another bolas each and everytime. keep baral get another zombie out and rinse until they are dead. exquisite firecraft is an excellent spell to use also target creature or pw. perilous journey and a nice cheap kill spell just sends them back to the ai but has to cast again and is automatic so each cast add to imminent doom.
  • morgue427
    morgue427 Posts: 783 Critical Contributor
    anyone had any luck getting him working well in standard?

  • BigSwifty
    BigSwifty Posts: 98 Match Maker
    I have pretty substandard cards but he works fine in all formats for me. Removal, Creature Creation, Draw, Reanimation....he does it all. A complete deck on his own. But he's also very fairly costed in my opinion, and given how many runes you have to sink in him to get him to the higher levels, you deserve a powerful walker. Super powerful, but still fair to build around if he is your opponent. No complaints about Bolas whatsoever.
  • NinjaE
    NinjaE Posts: 213 Tile Toppler
    morgue427 said:
    anyone had any luck getting him working well in standard?

    He still works fine with Imminent Doom in standard.
  • DBJones
    DBJones Posts: 803 Critical Contributor
    Lannery Storm works great with a bunch of common and uncommon treasure producing cards. Wily Goblin and the City's Blessing double strike pirate are my favorite other creatures. Replacing wily goblin with another double strike creature and using Arcane Adaptation could be crazy good. The nicest thing about this setup is it works at lower levels too, my Bolas is at level 26, because he's good there and I have lots of Planeswalkers to level.
  • Doomstat
    Doomstat Posts: 115 Tile Toppler
    Current build I've been having fun with: Level 56

    Creatures: 4
    Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage
    Arvad the Cursed
    Josu Vess, Lich Knight
    Darigazz Reincarnated

    Spells: 2 (no kidding) ;p
    Hazoret's Undying Fury
    Inferno Jet

    Supports: 4
    Dagger of the Worthy
    Guilded Lotus
    Arguel's Blood Fast

    My personal opinion is that the only reason it's working and fun is Reincarnated with the flip of Blood Fast. Killing the creature that comes back with haste to gain life keeps you alive. 
    Josu's knights get bigger when you use your second ability. 
    Raff reduces the cost of most of your cards. 
    I only have the other cards in the deck as space filler in modern. I'm sure I could find something better for those spots, but why change what's working?

  • Dreadybo
    Dreadybo Posts: 1 Just Dropped In
    I just bought bolis the ravanger. Which one is everyone getting?