Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh

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Bolas1.png
Full Name Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh
Aliases B1
Affinities BlueBlackRed
Origin set Hour of Devastation Hour of Devastation
Cost 850 Mana Crystals
Stats (max level)
Health 132
Deck limits Creatures 5  ·  Spells 8  ·  Supports 5
Mana bonuses Icon W.png -1 · Icon U.png+3 · Icon B.png+3 · Icon R.png+3 · Icon G.png -1
Leveling cost 323,750 Mana Runes
Planeswalkers   (Infobox · Data)
Planeswalker series
Nicol Bolas (elder dragon)
Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh B1 BlueBlackRed Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh
Nicol Bolas, the Ravager B2 BlueBlackRed Nicol Bolas, the Ravager Transforms
Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God B3 BlueBlackRed Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God

Overview

Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh is a blue, black, and red elder dragon Planeswalker, introduced in November 2017, several months after the release of the Hour of Devastation card set.

He has very high health, high average mana gains with a balanced spread, and average deck limits with a focus on Spells.

His abilities have a zombie theme, including creating zombie creature TokensToken along with card draw, and returning creatures from his graveyard to play as zombies, dealing damage as they do so. He can also destroy his opponent's creatures.

Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh, sometimes called B1 or NB1, is the first of three playable Planeswalkers in MtGPQ which embody Nicol Bolas at different points in his life.

Stats

Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh - level 60
Mana bonus Deck limits Health Leveling cost
White -1 Blue +3 Black +3 Red +3 Green -1 Loyalty 0 Creatures  5 Spells  8 Supports  5 132 323,750 Mana Runes
All level details 1-60          Up-down-arrow-icon.png Click to
Level

cost

Mana bonus Deck limits Health Abilities
Icon W.png Icon U.png Icon B.png Icon R.png Icon G.png Icon L.png Creature-Icon.png Spell-Icon.png Support-Icon.png 1 2 3
1-5

3410Rune.png

-2 +1 +1 +1 -2 0 4 4 3 62 AbilityLev0.png AbilityLev0.png AbilityLev0.png
-2 +1 +2 +1 -2 0
63
-2 +1 +2 +2 -2 0
64
6-10

11390Rune.png

AbilityLev1.png
65
-2 +2 +2 +2 -2 0
66
4 5 3
11-15

20830Rune.png

67
AbilityLev1.png
69
-2 +3 +2 +2 -2 0
71
16-20

33590Rune.png

AbilityLev1.png
73
75
21-25

49690Rune.png

77
4 6 3
79
AbilityLev2.png
81
26-30

69070Rune.png

-2 +3 +2 +3 -2 0
83
4 6 4
85
AbilityLev2.png
31-35

91630Rune.png

87
89
AbilityLev2.png
91
36-40

117370Rune.png

AbilityLev3.png
93
5 6 4
95
AbilityLev3.png
41-45

146230Rune.png

98
5 6 5
101
-2 +3 +3 +3 -2 0
104
46-50

178150Rune.png

AbilityLev3.png
108
5 7 5
112
-2 +3 +3 +3 -1 0
51-55

226950Rune.png

116
AbilityLev4.png
121
126
56-60

323750Rune.png

AbilityLev4.png
132
AbilityLev4.png
5 8 5
-1 +3 +3 +3 -1 0

Abilities

1: Scorpion's Sting
Ability Level PW level Icon L.png Effect
AbilityLev1.png 6-23 9 Target creature your opponent controls gets -1/-1.
AbilityLev2.png 24-35 9 Target creature your opponent controls gets -2/-2.
AbilityLev3.png 36-51 9 Target creature your opponent controls gets -3/-3.
AbilityLev4.png 52-60 9 Target creature your opponent controls is Destroyed.
2: Plague of Locusts
Ability Level PW level Icon L.png Effect
AbilityLev1.png 12-29 15 You draw 1 card and summon 1 2/2 Zombie TokenToken.
AbilityLev2.png 30-39 15 You draw 1 card and summon 2 2/2 Zombie TokensToken.
AbilityLev3.png 40-55 15 You draw 2 cards and summon 3 2/2 Zombie TokensToken.
AbilityLev4.png 56-60 15 You draw 2 cards and summon 4 2/2 Zombie TokensToken.
3: Call of the Scarab
Ability Level PW level Icon L.png Effect
AbilityLev1.png 16-33 21 The last creature that entered your graveyard gains Zombie and is Returned to the battlefield, then your opponent takes X damage, where X is the number of Zombies you control.
AbilityLev2.png 34-45 21 The last creature that entered your graveyard gains Zombie and is Returned to the battlefield, then your opponent takes X damage, where X is the number of Zombies you control times 3.
AbilityLev3.png 46-57 21 The last creature that entered your graveyard gains Zombie and is Returned to the battlefield, then your opponent takes X damage, where X is the number of Zombies you control times 6.
AbilityLev4.png 58-60 21 The last creature that entered your graveyard gains Zombie and is Returned to the battlefield, then your opponent takes X damage, where X is the number of Zombies you control times 9.

Starting Deck

Card name Type Cost Color Rarity Set 
Artificer's Epiphany Spells 2 Blue Common Origins ORI 
Read the Bones Spells 4 Black Common Origins ORI 
Nivix Barrier Creatures (1/4) 8 Blue Common Origins ORI 
Sphinx's Tutelage Supports (2) 6 Blue Uncommon Origins ORI 
Fiery Conclusion Spells 1 Red Uncommon Origins ORI 
Lethal Sting Spells 3 Black Common Hour of Devastation HOU Legacy 
Banewhip Punisher Creatures (2/2) 12 Black Uncommon Hour of Devastation HOU Legacy 
Jace's Defeat Supports (2) 6 Blue Uncommon Hour of Devastation HOU Legacy 
Refuse//Cooperate Supports (10) 11 BlueRed Rare Hour of Devastation HOU Legacy 
Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign Creatures (8/8) 16 Blue Mythic Hour of Devastation HOU Legacy

Story

Elder Dragon. Tyrant of Worlds. Mind-Breaker. And now God-Pharaoh of Amonkhet. The almighty dragon Planeswalker Nicol Bolas is one of the oldest and most powerful beings in the Multiverse. His life spans thousands of years and countless planes. He has incited battles, finished wars, devastated worlds and conquered death.

Upon becoming a Planeswalker, the power Bolas gained catapulted him to godlike status in the Multiverse. With a touch, he could shatter a mind. His laughter rattled the foundation of worlds, and his shouts were like peals of thunder. He imposed his indomitable will on the mortals who crossed his path, and he eliminated any obstacle that dared to stand in his way.

In ages past, Bolas ruled the Empire of Madara on the world of Dominaria. He manipulated hundreds of years of history and prophecy to bend the five shard-planes of Alara to his will. Even among Planeswalkers, Bolas was supreme; he was victorious in a duel against the Nightwalker Leshrac, and he defeated Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, on Tarkir.

Then tragedy struck. When the Mending healed the time rifts that threatened Dominaria, the aftershocks caused deep changes to the structure of the Multiverse, altering the nature of the Planeswalker spark. Nicol Bolas was left with merely a shadow of his former powers. Though still more powerful than most beings in the Multiverse, he ached for what had been lost, and he refused to accept his fate.

Nicol Bolas is a mastermind of plots. He found something he needed on the world of Amonkhet, so he took control of the plane, usurped its gods, and repurposed it to serve his desires. He manipulated the history and beliefs of the people so they would worship him as God-Pharaoh, and he created a system that generated a necropolis full of fearsome, undead warriors called the Eternals. Now he has come to claim what is his—and to destroy the rest.