Archenemy: Nicol Bolas

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Archenemy: Nicol Bolas
Archenemy logo.jpg
Set symbol
Symbol description
Nicol Bolas
(Identical to Archenemy)
Design team
Gavin Verhey (lead)
Jules Robins
Mel Li
Melissa DeTora
Matthew Danner
Development team
Bryan Hawley (lead)
Yoni Skolnik
Jules Robins
Mel Li
Eli Shiffrin
Art Director
Release date
June 16, 2017
Themes and mechanics
Scheme Cards
Keywords and/or ability words
Set size
Four 60 card theme decks + 20 schemes
Expansion code
Archenemy sets
Archenemy Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (none)
Magic: The Gathering chronology
Commander Anthology Archenemy: Nicol Bolas Hour of Devastation‎‎

Archenemy: Nicol Bolas is the second multiplayer-focused Magic set focused on the Archenemy format. The complete set comes in one box as opposed to the original Archenemy, which was sold in four different game packs. It will be released on June 16, 2017 at an MSRP of 59.99$.[1]

Set details[edit | edit source]

A battle 25,000 years in the making.

In Archenemy: Nicol Bolas, one player takes on the role of the elder dragon Planeswalker while the rest unite to meet the challenge. The set contains four 60-card decks (each containing a non-premium planeswalker card) and a deck of 20 all new oversized Scheme cards. According to the packaging, the Planeswalkers will be Nicol Bolas, Gideon Jura, Chandra Nalaar and Nissa Revane.[2] It also contains 10 double-sided tokens, 4 deck boxes, 1 life tracker and 1 rules insert. The set will be sold in English only.[3]

Theme decks[edit | edit source]

Archenemy: Nicol Bolas has four preconstructed decks.

Promotional cards[edit | edit source]


Tokens[edit | edit source]

The 10 double-faced tokens are: TBA

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Product info
  2. Blake Rasmussen. (2017-02-20.) “Modern Masters 2017 Edition and Amonkhet Packaging”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Wizards of the Coast. (2016-08-31.) “Announcement Day”,, Wizards of the Coast.