Baral, Chief of Compliance


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

K0ch3 on Baral's Metallurgic Moves

3 hours ago

Baral, Chief of Compliance doesn't make Fatal Push or Shock free. He only takes away one colorless mana from instants or sorcerys. I believe Renegade Map should be a draw spell. I like the concept though and will be building this to annoy my brother.

MilesCorvus on Fuck you, sincerely, blue

7 hours ago

Hey, don't worry about the amount of text and suggestions, I should apologise for having Horribly Awry for so long, although the majority of your cards were great and have been implemented, I didn't think I would use much of Glimmer of Genius because of it's high cost, but it has so much more than card draw, and Fatal Push I'll keep to the imagination of others because of it's high literal cost, I know the price will drop, but even so, I won't have many permanents leaving the field, as well as I can take out most early game creatures that would have 2 converted cost. As for the rest, they've all become part of the deck because holy hell, those are some great cards with an amazing budget, except for cards like Baral, Chief of Compliance, but even then I couldn't resist and added it to the Sideboard. To make a long comment slightly shorter, thank you for the suggestions, they've made this deck even more of a threat

Fairmount on Fuck you, sincerely, blue

13 hours ago

Nice! I can always appreciate a control deck. There are a lot of new tools available with the release of Aether Revolt. Also maybe some from kaladesh you may have missed. I'll throw out some suggestions and I'll try to keep them budget

-Keep in mind Aether Revolt prices will slowly drop over the next couple weeks-

Baral, Chief of Compliance would be excellent here!! Especially if you are countering a bunch of spells - on that note, Baral's Expertise would also excel

With black you have access to things like Fatal Push and Harsh Scrutiny. Imagine Scrutiny or Push turn 1, then holding up mana for Revolutionary Rebuff turn 2.

Noxious Gearhulk is incredible, but he does need backup. That's where Sphinx of the Final Word comes in. Great in the control mirror match. Heck he's great all around.

One of the biggest advantages of playing control is always having answers in your hand. You aren't taking advantage of the great card draw spells that are available such as Glimmer of Genius(works great with Baral's Expertise), and Anticipate/Take Inventory.

You are playing a LOT of countermagic mainboard and I think that's where you could swap in card draw. Horribly Awry is the weakest counter, however it would be good in the sideboard. Tightening Coils could be easily swapped for draw spells.

Sorry for the wall of text, I just love brewing and playing control! I will probably double post at some point if I forgot something lol. Good Luck!!

viperfang4 on Grixis Control. New Meta?

22 hours ago

I think you should add in 3 Baral, Chief of Compliance.

NirvanaNerd on [Insert Izzet pun here] Control

1 day ago

Firebones675 Outside of Horribly Awry (which is certainly a consideration) I've tried some variations with all of your suggestions. As far as the main deck goes after changing my initial lists from 2x Torrential Gearhulk to 4x I've been very happy with the changes. I find that it's necessary to have them late game and often in multiples. Also my ability to churn through them between Anticipate, Baral, Chief of Compliance, and Glimmer of Genius means I'm rarely stuck with them in hand. I think it's very likely I go to 3x Baral but I'd like to see how it plays in tournaments before hand. Also considering shaving at least one land but because of my Gearhulk count I'm going to be keeping an eye on it. I only really like Thing in the Ice  Flip as a transformational sideboard option like Niblis of Frost. It's better against aggro decks but worse against grindier midrange decks in my experience. Honestly Negate just slipped my mind. Definitely intended to make it a 4 of between side and main. As far as other sideboard changes I think it's just something I'm going to experiment with. Kind of a nonbo that Baral makes Radiant Flames cheaper since I'd like the option of hitting 3's. Does make Kozilek's Return better though. Appreciate your suggestions!

Firebones675 on [Insert Izzet pun here] Control

1 day ago

I've been messing around with blue/white contol and I can vouch for baral. Deck looks good just a couple of quick suggestions.

Torrential Gearhulk: Great card don't get me wrong but i'd try to cut 1-2 as drawing multiple early in the game isn't great. and can clog up your hand limiting your options against fast aggressive decks. Yes you can loot them away with baral if you happen to draw him as well, but just something to consider.

Baral, Chief of Compliance: I'd be willing to go up to 3 barals. Yes he's a legendary creature but once you have your first copy in play you can loot any addition copies you draw of him away as you loot. Also he's super sweet.

Land count: While control decks do want more lands than the average deck I think you could get away with cutting 1-2 here as 26 is more than enough and you might flood out late game. With the amount of card draw you have, I wouldn't worry about not having gearhulk mana.

Thing in the Ice  Flip: Great card especially in a deck like yours. It slows down early aggression while becoming a lategame threat.

Sideboard: Against other control decks, you don't really have much to bring in. I run a combination of Dispel and Negate in the sideboard which i've been pretty happy with. Compared to my version I think you have enough burn to deal with cheap aggressive creatures but i've been impressed by Horribly Awry if you need another answer.

Sorry if this ended up being a bit long but I hope it helps. Deck seems pretty solid already, just a few tweaks I think could make it better.

Eilel on Azorious Control

1 day ago

Spell Queller and Thing in the Ice  Flip don't work so well together. If you flip Thing in the Ice  Flip you bounce your own Spell Queller and their spells resolve. Sure you have a big creature but they probably have multiples.

I would defiantly recommend Baral, Chief of Compliance would shine in your deck!

Maybe it's an idea to add 2 Fumigate to your main.

banonono on Captain Baral and his Ice Pirates

1 day ago

I love this idea, but I feel you have too many creatures in here that all want more instants or sorceries. I'd choose between Thermo-Alchemist and Thing in the Ice  Flip as well as between Baral, Chief of Compliance and Jori En, Ruin Diver. This'll give you more room to run some counterspells (if you choose Baral) or other burny cards. I also feel Fevered Visions should be a sideboard card for going against control decks.

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