Baral, Chief of Compliance


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

Dead-Ra on CIV V: Brave New Muldrotha

5 days ago

this is the best list of muldrotha not using a combo to win. Hope you finish it some day. I think Plaguecrafter , Manglehorn , Caustic Caterpillar , Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur , Baral, Chief of Compliance , Thief of Blood , Glissa, the Traitor and are some fitting additions (plus additional 8-15 lands) also for slight combo Abundance + silvian library let you draw 3 cards (because you technically would not draw even one instead use the replacement effect of abundance)

uh i really like this list maybe i will finish the copy before you ;)

cdkime on Need help!!

1 week ago

I agree with Deadpoo111's suggestion of Baral, Chief of Compliance . If you need more aggression for your meta, Talrand, Sky Summoner is another option that plays very similarly (fill it with counterspells, card draw, and bounce spells, so you both control the board and generate tokens).

To win with the combo Deadpoo111 mentioned, you need something like Altar of the Brood which triggers whenever a permanent enters the battlefield.

Another combo you can run involves Tezzeret the Seeker , which only requires two cards on the battlefield to go infinite, as Tezzeret fetches the remaining combo pieces. SynergyBuild just walked someone else through this very same combo earlier today, so, rather than reinvent the wheel, I will just copy and past their guide below:

Requirements on field: Tezzeret the Seeker , Aminatou, the Fateshifter

Requirements in deck or on field: Basalt Monolith , Rings of Brighthearth , Goblin Cannon

Use Tezzeret's -3 to fetch a Rings of Brighthearth , -1 Aminatou targeting Tezzeret, then -4 Tezzeret, copying the ability with Rings to fetch Basalt Monolith & Goblin Cannon , use Monolith&Rings to make infinite mana, stack infinite Cannon triggers killing each opponent.


That said, I would not recommend running combo on a budget. Good tutors, like Demonic Tutor , Mystical Tutor , etc. are all pretty expensive, and budget options, like Diabolic Tutor are just incredibly mediocre.

I also would try to stay away from three colours on a budget, as budget three-colour mana bases tend to be very slow, and any improvements will eat up your budget very quickly.

Deadpoo111 on Need help!!

1 week ago

Have you tried playing control? I've found that Baral, Chief of Compliance is relatively cheap when you just fill it with counterspells.

Ediited on cEDH Taigam turns Budget

1 week ago

Grand Arbiter Augustin IV can help the same way as Baral, Chief of Compliance , while also being a stax piece for the enemy.

skroes on Riku of Two Fireballs

1 week ago

To be honest your 4 drop slot seems fairly full though I don't personally care for Foresee . I get why it seems good copied, but there are better card draw spells in the 4 slot. I do agree with you though, Jace's Sanctum's effect is already heavily redundant in this deck. The only other card I don't particularly care for is Baral, Chief of Compliance . It's basically another sapphire medallion that you can't copy and your maybeboard has 2 better options in Farseek or Growth Spiral for ramp/fixing. Also curious why no Wood Elves to boost your ramp.

hkhssweiss on Circu's Apathetic Sadism (Combo)

1 week ago

Imo Baral, Chief of Compliance is better in storm based decks or just control in general. Helm of Awakening is great for pure combo decks. It depends really on which Dimir combo you are going for and how you build the deck. It's how you make use of the card and how many lines of winning you are going for, in my perspective the ideal balance of interaction, win condition, efficiency, and synergy is what I go for. If you lean too much to one side, the balance of your build goes off, so finding the perfect balance is what I usually strive for.

Try take a look at my other decks on my profile, so far they are in a good balance atm.

naturesnake420 on Circu's Apathetic Sadism (Combo)

1 week ago

I thought about Baral, Chief of Compliance but helm is an easier combo but poorer synergy and strength individually (I am starting to notice a trend). Dimir combos are harsh in that they are often dead independently? Seems like a trait of the colors. I am attracted to the draw and cost reduction Baral offers, but Helm lets you wincon... decisions decisons! Checks and balances! Hahahhaa

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Baral, Chief of Compliance occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.08%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Blue: 0.5%

U/R (Izzet): 0.59%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0.52%