Baral, Chief of Compliance


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt (AER) Rare

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Baral, Chief of Compliance

Legendary Creature — Human Wizard

Instant and sorcery spells you cast cost less to cast.

Whenever a spell or ability you control counters a spell, you may draw a card. If you do, discard a card.

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Baral, Chief of Compliance Discussion

RazortoothMtg on Too Many Women in Magic ...

1 day ago

Something I've noticed too. Really liking this new Ixalan story, as it includes both Vraska, Relic Seeker and Jace, Cunning Castaway as actually very well thought out characters, as well as Malcolm and Amelia as lesser characters. However, going backwards from there until SOI, the list of important characters favors female a loot more than male. This is a list of characters who, if memory serves right, were actually mentioned in the story as more than a passing reference, and got a card (I know the rest of Djeru's crop were sorta important, not really, but were mentioned throughout an entire story, but I don't remember their names. Pretty sure they were about even.)


Total Female: 14

Total Male: 6

Note I didn't include Djeru or the non-Hazoret gods, because as they did play an important role, they were overshadowed by either Samut or Hazoret. Also not counting repeats (Nissa, Steward of Elements and Nissa, Vital Force) or minor characters (Kari Zev, Skyship Raider, Temmet, Vizier of Naktamun). I also probably missed a few.

Also worth noting that along the note of alienating male players, there is only 1 female villain (Nahiri, the Harbinger) where there are 3 male villains (Nicol Bolas, God-Pharoah, Baral, Chief of Compliance, and Tezzeret the Schemer) which means that 1/14, or 7% of the female characters are villains, where 50% of the male characters are villains.

Again, like you said, not necessarily a bad thing. I'm glad WOTC is trying to expand it's borders. I remember when my EDH league at my FNM was like 6 guys. Now we have an average of 12 a week, many of which are women, and it lets my games be a lot more diverse and more fun.

Bobjimmy on Mizzix's coupon book

2 days ago

butthurt_qrow, I don't run Curious Homunculus as I see it as a turn bad rock, being that it only works for instants and sorceries, and I can't even use it the turn it comes in.

I ran Goblin Electromancer before but dropped it for Mind Stone, because it didn't help me get Mizzix out a turn earlier.

I did consider Baral, Chief of Compliance when I was running more counterspells but after I dropped a majority of them I opted for JVP which also lets me recast cards I might need

butthurt_qrow on Mizzix's coupon book

3 days ago

I'm surprised no Baral, Chief of Compliance, Curious Homunculus, or Goblin Electromancer to help get those spells cheaper.

gwyckoff on Esper Approach

3 days ago

I like Yahenni's Expertise and Arguel's Blood Fast a lot. Bontu's Last Reckoning seems really bad in a tap out control deck. Baral, Chief of Compliance Could be good, but then my opponent's creature removal is still live. I'd rather make them have dead cards in their hand. If I play cards like Torrential Gearhulk in my board, then I can surprise my opponents when they are expecting a creatures control deck.

janda_42 on BG Sacrifice

1 week ago

Modern is known for being a very fast format. Playing cards that cost upwards of 5 mana means that you'll probably never be able to cast them in a competitive environment. This is a good deck idea, but playing cards like Butcher of Malakir, It That Betrays, and Consume the Meek cause your deck to not be as effective as it could be. Though a bit pricey, because you are sacrificing so many things, Fatal Push will work as excellent removal. Even an un-revolted fatal push can kill quite a few popular modern cards (i.e Tarmogoyf, Dark Confidant, Baral, Chief of Compliance, etc.). In terms of your lands, I would suggest things like Hissing Quagmire, Llanowar Wastes, and Woodland Cemetery. If you are able to spend more money on your lands, I would suggest Overgrown Tomb. This deck has potential and I am excited to see where you take it.

weeaboANDcompany on Fruity Pebble Spells

1 week ago

In my group, the meta is focused heavily on creatures to win games. There is also a noticeable lack of Stax decks. I took the liberty to change a couple cards here and there and added Baral, Chief of Compliance, Trygon Predator, Torrential Gearhulk, Kruphix, God of Horizons, Heroic Intervention, Etherium-Horn Sorcerer, and Tezzeret's Gambit. Is there another cards you could recommend for a heavy creature based meta?

hullos on Blue Black control

1 week ago

the deck is cool but you lack the threats to actually end the game. they can easily kill the 3 creatures in the deck, even with the 2/2 from never// forget. i would recommend The Scarab God but that is a more expensive card so alternatives are Gonti, Lord of Luxury or Baral, Chief of Compliance both good cards, if you want more removal in a way you could use Noxious Gearhulk. all of the mentioned cards still offer control factors.

hullos on UB Control 1.0

1 week ago

if you want control than you need to focus less on the creatures and more on the control, Gonti, Lord of Luxury, Gifted Aetherborn and The Scarab God are good. but you could use something like Torrential Gearhulk, i know it is expensive so a few other option are: Baral, Chief of Compliance or Noxious Gearhulk, both good cards as well.

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