[CON] Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker (Full)

  • #1
    A friend of mine acquired one of the 'tip cards' from an opened Conflux box, and it was the planeswalker tip card. On the back was a small picture of the Nicol Bolas card, completely visible. I have a picture but as it was taken with my iphone, the resolution is completely terrible.

    Anyway, if I remember correctly the only thing not spoiled so far was the ultimate, and ultimate it truly is.

    Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker - 4UBBR
    +3: Destroy target noncreature permanent.
    -2: Gain control of target creature.

    -9: Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker deals 7 damage to target player. That player discards seven cards, then sacrifices seven permanents.

    5 (starting loyalty)
    Planeswalker - Bolas

    Enjoy! I'll try to find more cards from this box and post the juicy ones =). I'll also attempt to post the picture.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiZV6YjxQzc
    Last edited by jihadcw: 1/14/2009 8:48:28 AM
  • #2
    Nice! If that doesn't win you the game, you're doing something wrong.

    Edit: Also, thanks for sparing us a puzzle.
    Last edited by ShapMTG: 1/14/2009 8:32:06 AM
  • #3
    Finally!

    I thought the ultimate will be the same like Cruel Ultimatum but anyways its still cool.
  • #4
    Pretty tough to cheat that casting cost. This is the type of card that makes me hope that they never print a "Destroy target Planeswalker" card in the future. Working so hard to get him out then pumping him twice before using his ultimate is hard. Nice work on this, WotC.

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  • #5
    *suspicious*

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    Pretty tough to cheat that casting cost. This is the type of card that makes me hope that they never print a "Destroy target Planeswalker" card in the future. Working so hard to get him out then pumping him twice before using his ultimate is hard. Nice work on this, WotC.

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  • #6
    Quote from jihadcw
    A friend of mine acquired one of the 'tip cards' from an opened Conflux box, and it was the planeswalker tip card. On the back was a small picture of the Nicol Bolas card, completely visible. I have a picture but as it was taken with my iphone, the resolution is completely terrible.

    Anyway, if I remember correctly the only thing not spoiled so far was the ultimate, and ultimate it truly is.

    Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker - 4UBBR
    +3: Destroy target noncreature permanent.
    -2: Gain control of target creature.

    -9: Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker deals 7 damage to target player. That player discards seven cards, then sacrifices seven permanents.

    5 (starting loyalty)
    Planeswalker - Bolas

    Enjoy! I'll try to find more cards from this box and post the juicy ones =). I'll also attempt to post the picture.


    If this is true, then his ultimate is definitely more crippling than Cruel Ultimatum. I like.

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  • #7
    Quote from Zoidberg
    *suspicious*

    Seconded. New accounts have spoilt stuff before, but I'll reserve judgement on this.

    Edit: Hmm, lurker account on second viewing. Seems more likely...

    Thanks to spiderboy4 for the sig.

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  • #8
    Bolas officially sucks. Way to go, Wizards. Give me more Ajanis and Elspeths, please.
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  • #9
    The Ultimate makes sense flavour-wise. It's Crueler Ultimatum without the benefits you - and why would Mr Bolas help you any more than he already has? Ungrateful human. He will crush you.
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  • #10
    I thought about a puzzle, but I just got off of work and my brain hurts. =)

    It came about because I was talking to a friend at work and he was telling us how he couldn't wait to put NB in his 5cc deck, to which I replied "we don't even know his ultimate yet". He tells me "yes we do, I have it in my car"....

    and then he proved it. pictures forthcoming, I even have a video :P.
  • #11
    Almost what my thoughts where! (Sac 5, discard 5, lose 5 life)

    Really good card, e rhope to get him in my boostbox!

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  • #12
    Video and picture. Bring on the super spoiler!!
  • #13
    'Ware the curse of Psybite! Wizards may get shirty and want to know who sold that pack. Trouble could be coming to your local store.

    Thanks to spiderboy4 for the sig.

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  • #14
    Well, that ultimate makes a lot of sense to be honest. Not sure how useful making them discard seven unless you are playing versus 5cc, but yeah, everything else is pretty crippling. I like it Smile

    And a starting loyalty of five plus pretty much a loyalty of of 8 if you want to protect him from burn, it is gonna be hard to burn him away.
  • #15
    I like it, but youd think it would be a little bit more powerful for his cost.
    Chandra deals 10 damage to a player and each creature they control. Though its only creatures as far as permanents go, it has the potential to kill more than 7.
    And by the time you get Bolas out, I doubt theyd waste time playing cards from their hand.

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  • #16
    Ah, nice ultimate, and I see his Loyalty was close to my guess, and my friend got it spot on. With the high cmc he won't be in every deck, but he definitely fits my conception of a Mythic Rare. I approve.
  • #17
    Wow close to what I predicted but even better: instead of drawing 7 they sac 7 permanents. You do need to use it's first ability at least twice to get there but it is definitely more crippling than a cruel ultimatum.

    I think this might see play as a 1 of in 5 colour control but it is otherwise a multiplayer card.
  • #18
    Well thats awesome! I Like his final, I mean it's not insane or anything but still that is completely crippling and flavorful at the same time. cant wait to see the card scan
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  • #19
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiZV6YjxQzc

    Video posted. This is my first youtube posting so I have no idea how long it will take it to "process".
  • #20
    Nice. It reminds us from the original bolas. Though I'm pretty sure you don't need to blow his ultimatum, the other two abilities seal the deal.
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  • #21
    Well, that's even more deadly than most walkers' finishing blows. Many of the others are conditional, but this is nearly impossible to recover from outside of multiplayer or something. There, his ultimate is less than impressive and he's a better bet to just repeatedly nuke things.
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  • #22
    Quote from jihadcw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiZV6YjxQzc

    Video posted. This is my first youtube posting so I have no idea how long it will take it to "process".


    Now if you can post the image!!!
  • #23
    Kinda underwhelming IMO. Id rather just cast cruel ultimatum so I can gain resources and still cripple my opponent, without the 1 extra mana, 3 turn wait, and giant red Target on my card.
  • #24
    Quote from Floyd
    Now if you can post the image!!!


    The image is worse than the video, it's just a still-frame shot of the entire back of the tip card. It'll be up as soon as I can figure out how to get it off the stupid phone. (I've never had anything to spoil before, so my apologies on my lack of preparation heh)
  • #25
    Nice.

    Not the easiest thing to play in drafts ...

    But all it takes in casual is a Dark Ritual and a couple Tainted lands or duels and he's as easy to play as anything else ... the Grixis tri-land will help to get him out as well.

    He's gonna be a hell of a card to build a deck around and annihilate friends with, and I'm glad to see his third ability is pure Nicol Bolas flavor, basically just riffing his old card, but upping the ante with the sacrifices. Especially since those sacrifices are permanents, and so he effectively can massacre other planeswalkers.

    Me, personally?

    I'm crafting a classic black discard deck with Megrims and Hymn to Tourachs and Spectres ... that should suit Bolas nicely. The splashes of blue and red should make for good maintenance as well. Maybe some card draw, counters or burn. Dimir in Ravnica was mostly about milling ... but I can think of a few solid discard cards there as well.

    But really ... just thinking about the potential of Bolas and a Megrim makes me giddy.
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