Baral, Chief of Compliance


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt 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

vbfabled on Baral/How do I Blue?

6 hours ago

So I'm building Baral, Chief of Compliance as wizard tribal with a heavy control element, but I have an issue: I don't play blue. The only blue I've played has been as a secondary color to my GREEN decks. So I'm a bit lost and asking difficult questions like "How many counterspells is too many?" and "Can you have too many counterspells?" and "Shouldn't there be creatures in this deck?"

So if any of you experienced blue players out there have suggestions, I'm all ears!

Deck is here: "Does it res-" "COUNTERSPELL!"

Reynolds_rapp on As Foretold Control

13 hours ago

Baral, Chief of Compliance could be really good in this

TheSuay on Jeskai Shenannigans

1 day ago

With a 1.89 CVC I think 24 lands may be too many. Also, I am not sure Baral, Chief of Compliance works here. In attempting to make a R/U prowess build, I looked at the R/U prowess decks played while Monastery Swiftspear was in standard. I came to the conclusion that your spells package should be either burn or pump spells. I really like Glory-Bound Initiate and tip my hat to you trying to fit him in here. Have you play tested this build much?

DVLuca on Little bit of everything of elfs

1 day ago

Hi OTBL, I've seen your post and like a lot your list. My suggestion is Opposition that with Prophet of Kruphix can do a lot of things. Mystic Speculation + Baral, Chief of Compliance to furter dig you deck and/or Scroll Rack. With all of this creatures Earthcraft + Intruder Alarm + Venser, Shaper Savant you go infinite mana, they go even alone exept for alarm. And I think Cloudstone Curio may fit there. For the cuts you know your playgroup so I dont know what to cut. One question.... where are Sylvan Library and Survival of the Fittest man?? +1 for me!

GeminiSpartanX on H: Amonkhet W: Binder

1 day ago

I was only able to attend 1 prerelease this time around, but after winning it I pulled a few goodies that some people (EDH players?) may want more than me.

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Champion of Rhonasfoil icon <-date-stamped promo

Pull from Tomorrow

Shadow of the Grave

2x Insult / Injury

Dread Wanderer

and a few others. If you're looking for cheaper cards just ask and I'll check. I'm mostly looking for the less-expensive cards listed in the wants section of my binder, with a focus on the cards needed for me to finish off UR Gifts storm (Baral, Chief of Compliance, Past in Flames, Sleight of Hand), but any matches would be great honestly. Let me know!

Raging_Squiggle on Best Copy-cat colors

2 days ago

So, on to my next, semi-casual EDH deck. I've had it on the back burner for quite some time now, and I've decided to try my hand at creating a clone deck with a subtheme of stealing or reanimating.

The reason for this deck's creation is I occasionally get complaints from people not liking my decks or it's too mean. This deck will only be as good as my opponent's, so if they complain, they end up inadvertently bashing their own deck building skills. (Lol).

Anyway! I have a couple ideas in mind, and I'd like to know what you all think!

  1. Lazav, Dimir Mastermind (Non mill)
    I used to have a mill Lazav deck. But that wasn't very fun in the long term. 2 Colors, less ability for reactions, but more consistent. Only has to see the creature enter the graveyard from anywhere. Copies, doesn't steal. 4 Mana. Hexproof.

  2. The Mimeoplasm
    I have most of the land base for BUG, as I used to run Damia. Adds green for ramp and Progenitor Mimic and Altered Ego. Adds reanimator cards like Meren of Clan Nel Toth. Provides reaction cards for artifacts and enchantments. But is more expensive to cast, and requires 2 creatures in graveyards to interact with.

  3. Merieke Ri Berit & Rubinia Soulsinger
    I haven't played with these before, so I don't know how I would like them. They have decent abilities, however each one either lacks a good color for thieving/copying, or has a color that is not suited for the theme.

  4. Sakashima the Impostor
    I have probably 3 mono-U decks, so a fourth isn't too appealing to me. On top of that, it loses both black and green, making me resort to more preemptive responses to threats, making me run more counterspells. Which at that point ends up being my Baral, Chief of Compliance deck. But if someone can make a good argument for this one, i'll take it into consideration.

  5. Marchesa, the Black Rose
    Trading Green for Red, or just adding Red, has come across my mind before. It allows for Dack's Duplicant, and more steal effects. However, I feel like this deck would turn into a combo deck at some point with Marchesa, which I'm not intending to do here.

Anyway! I'd love to hear your thoughts! As a side tangent, but still relevant, if there are commanders in some combinations of these colors, while not sticking to the theme of copy/steal, that you think would be good to use, let me know!

vbfabled on Counterspell Hell

2 days ago

Baral, Chief of Compliance would be cool here. Help you get to the cards you need when you need them.

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