[M13-ICD] Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker

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Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker
Planeswalker - Nicol Bolas
[+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.
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Pfft.
Groovy.
I was hoping for a new version, like they've done with Jace, Chandra and Garruk in the Core Sets.
Really wish that they gave him a new version. Unless they are setting up for something to happen to him in "Hook" that will give him a new card.
Also of note, there is a leaked M13 video going around the internet. It shows Nicol Bolas, along with Garruk, Jace, Chandra, Liliana, and Ajani. If the video is real, we may be seeing versions of the 5 original walkers along with Bolas in M13. Personally, I find this a little disappointing because I was hoping for Elspeth, but take it as you will.

EDIT: The video may be a promo for Duel of the Planeswalkers 2013, and may have absolutely no bearing on which walkers are in the core set itself.
We can't know for sure if there's new art or not. I haven't seen the promo video, but it's really early so they could have just used a generic picture of Bolas.
A multicolored card in a core set?  Is this for real?
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A multicolored card in a core set?  Is this for real?


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Casual chase mythic right here.  I can see younger players going nuts when their friend gets Nicol Bolas.
A multicolored card in a core set?  Is this for real?



Nicol Bolas doesn't care about such trivialities as design philosophies of puny humans.
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aww yeah, bolas is back.
Really?  Seriously??  Awesome!

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So happy to see a gold cardi n the core set!
Glad to see multi color in the core set.  It's wildly popular, and not difficult to understand.  Never could understand why it wasn't in before.
Oh boy, an 8 mana CC PW in grixis colors that subtracts one of the 5 possible planeswalkers (or would he make 6???) from the core set.  I'll really be happy if he's not the only gold card, and while he definitely makes an impact when he hits the field, I'd expect an 8 mana card to do that.
o.0 So they're trying multicolor again huh...

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I'm pretty amped for Nicol Bolas. I always wanted him to come back, but he didn't really seem to fit with Karn in, but with him gone. Oh yeah! My Timmyism is going bonkers right now. Plus we got some Ravnica coming up which means some awesome color fixing. If they put fetches in this core set ...man I don't even want to think of the awesome.

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A reprint in Core Set could mean no plans to put out a new Bolas card, but to bring him back for story purpose in the next set.
A reprint in Core Set could mean no plans to put out a new Bolas card, but to bring him back for story purpose in the next set.



Sorin would like a word with you. As would Ajani, Jace, Garruk and Chandra. All were reprinted in the coreset prior to recieving new cards.

 
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A reprint in Core Set could mean no plans to put out a new Bolas card, but to bring him back for story purpose in the next set.



Sorin would like a word with you. As would Ajani, Jace, Garruk and Chandra. All were reprinted in the coreset prior to recieving new cards.

 



I don't think there's a connection.

In Magic 2010, only white and blue actually had more than one mono-colored walker to even work with.

They kept the original five around for as long as they did for simplicity's sake more than anything.
A reprint in Core Set could mean no plans to put out a new Bolas card, but to bring him back for story purpose in the next set.



Sorin would like a word with you. As would Ajani, Jace, Garruk and Chandra. All were reprinted in the coreset prior to recieving new cards.

 



I don't think there's a connection.

In Magic 2010, only white and blue actually had more than one mono-colored walker to even work with.

They kept the original five around for as long as they did for simplicity's sake more than anything.



But they put Sorin in right before a set that related heavily to his story. Thats why I seperated him out. Garruk should also get a mention since he got a brand new card before getting another new one the folowing set. A lot of people felt Garruk 2 meant no Garruk 3 in Innistrad, and we know that was wrong. What walkers they put in the core set doesn't stop them from putting those walkers in following set. As a matter of fact the only block not to feature a walker already in standard was Scars Block.

Either way we don't have enough proof one way or the other to say the Bolas here doesn't mean Bolas elsewhere.  
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At first I was thinking that yours were the musings of a madman, but it does make a sort of sense to it.

If memory serves, one of the best answers to an opponent's turn four Jace2.0 was your own turn three Jace1.0.

R&D could easily do something similar if they were worried that a later version of a Planeswalker might be on the fringe of 'too good'.
I don't expect too much slots in the set since monocolored needs its fine share of cards, but I hope the few multicolored ones are really sweet:

Bloodbraid elf
Pernicious deed
Undermine
Knight of the reliquary
Lightning helix
Psychatog

(crosses fingers)
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I don't expect too much slots in the set since monocolored needs its fine share of cards, but I hope the few multicolored ones are really sweet:

Bloodbraid elf
Pernicious deed
Undermine
Knight of the reliquary
Lightning helix
Psychatog

(crosses fingers)



I really can't see many of those cards getting reprinted. Psychatog should never see Standard play ever again. Bloodbraid Elf has cascade which prevents it from getting put into a Core Set. Undermine and Lightning helix are basic enough for a core set i think.
I don't expect too much slots in the set since monocolored needs its fine share of cards, but I hope the few multicolored ones are really sweet:

Bloodbraid elf
Pernicious deed
Undermine
Knight of the reliquary
Lightning helix
Psychatog

(crosses fingers)



I really can't see many of those cards getting reprinted. Psychatog should never see Standard play ever again. Bloodbraid Elf has cascade which prevents it from getting put into a Core Set. Undermine and Lightning helix are basic enough for a core set i think.

Lightning Helix = enemy colors, which is probably a core set no-no.
I don't expect too much slots in the set since monocolored needs its fine share of cards, but I hope the few multicolored ones are really sweet:

Bloodbraid elf
Pernicious deed
Undermine
Knight of the reliquary
Lightning helix
Psychatog

(crosses fingers)



I really can't see many of those cards getting reprinted. Psychatog should never see Standard play ever again. Bloodbraid Elf has cascade which prevents it from getting put into a Core Set. Undermine and Lightning helix are basic enough for a core set i think.

Lightning Helix = enemy colors, which is probably a core set no-no.



True. not to mention it could be reprinted in Ravnica.
I can't see many gold cards in the set given how rare gold cards are in cors sets.  This will probably be more flavour based than a sign that multi colour cards are heavily in core.
Slave Of Bolas will probably see a reprint then as well, unless the hybrid mana thing is too "advanced" for a core set...
The real news is that muticolor cards will be in the core set for the first time.
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Slave Of Bolas will probably see a reprint then as well, unless the hybrid mana thing is too "advanced" for a core set...

Well, not if they decide that that's the returning "mechanic".

Although frankly, they don't usually do gold in core sets, and with Ravnica following it I wouldn't be surprised if they printed a fair number of gold/gold-enabling cards in the core set to support it. 
I still don't get why this is in a core set but whatever it's bad so that's basically irrelevant.

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