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 Post subject: Nicol Bolas Dragonstorm
AgePosted: 2019-Sep-09 11:50 am 
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I threw this together awhile back and forgot about it... I'm not sure if it's any good, and it's probably not that fun to play against. Basic idea is that Dragonstorm is the secret general, and the goal is to hit storm count 4 to get Lathliss, Scourge of Valkas, Utvara Hellkite, and Dragonlord Kolaghan to immediately kill the table (described more in this thread from Viperion). If that doesn't work, beat them to death with Nicol Bolas.

The list has Secrets of the Dead and Burning Vengeance for grinding out extra advantage, but they might be too cute.

Another complaint: this build is expensive, and would really benefit from even more expensive cards like Mana Crypt, Grim Monolith, Vampiric Tutor, and Ancient Tomb.

Commander
Nicol Bolas, original gangster

Dragons
Lathliss, Dragon Queen
Scourge of Valkas
Utvara Hellkite
Bogardan Hellkite
Silumgar, Drifting Death
Runehorn Hellkite
Thundermaw Hellkite
Dragonlord Silumgar
Bladewing the Risen
Dragonlord Kolaghan

Cantrip/Tutor
Mystical Tutor
Merchant Scroll
Demonic Tutor
Brainstorm
Ponder
Omen
Preordain
Serum Visions
Faithless Looting
Lim-Dul's Vault
Thought Scour
Mental Note
Frantic Search
Izzet Charm
Dimir Charm
Long-Term Plans
Quicken

Forks
Fork
Reverberate
Twincast
Reiterate
Increasing Vengeance
Geistblast

Rituals
Dark Ritual
Cabal Ritual
Seething Song
Spoils of Evil
Mana Geyser

Enchants
Burning Vengeance
Secrets of the Dead

Artifacts
Sensei's Divining Top
Sol Ring
Mana Vault
Izzet Signet
Dimir Signet
Rakdos Signet
Tormod's Crypt
Nihil Spellbomb

Other Spells
Wheel of Fortune
Reforge the Soul
Time Spiral
Yawgmoth's Will
Past in Flames
Mizzix's Mastery
Blasphemous Act
Damnation
Living Death
Dragonstorm
Epic Experiment
Mind's Desire
Vandalblast
Cyclonic Rift
Recoup

Lands
nothing special

I've gone back and forth on some of the aftermath cards... Commit // Memory, Refuse // Cooperate, Cut // Ribbons are probably ok, but I think I'd rather have some cards from the past year. Mission Briefing, Expansion // Explosion, Narset's Reversal and Echo of Eons are all shoo-ins, and Finale of Promise and Finale of Revelation could find a home here too (probably by cutting Secrets, Burning Vengeance, and some of the gy-exile cards).

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 Post subject: Re: Nicol Bolas Dragonstorm
AgePosted: 2019-Sep-09 1:15 pm 
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