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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
1 week ago
Yeah, so is it my imagination that Sram, Senior Artificer, the most popular mono-white commander on EDHREC and one of the cheapest card draw engines in the Command Zone in the game, next to Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip, Baral, Chief of Compliance, Kami of the Crescent Moon, Nin, the Pain Artist, Sygg, River Cutthroat, and the almighty Thrasios, Triton Hero, while Sram also being one of the most efficient after it hits.
Or you know, Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero, a repeatable tutor in the command zone, Djeru, With Eyes Open, another tutor, Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle, repeatable recursion much like the old Reya Dawnbringer, or in red Daretti, Scrap Savant, one of the most popular mono-red commanders (#2 on EDHREC) with built in card selection, recursion, and more, emblemmy recursion on top, Zada, Hedron Grinder, a storm commander that gains card advantage with effects like Expedite, Godo, Bandit Warlord being a tutor, Feldon of the Third Path being recursion that is repeatable.
And again, the other boros commanders like Depala and Munda.
I guess I was mistaken, and some of the most popular commanders of all time, like Zada storm on a budget, Sram, or Daretti never existed.
2 weeks ago
Hey, looks like a fun deck to play! I’ve been playing a thousand year storm deck on arena and having a ton of fun. I have a suggestion for you, Baral, Chief of Compliance is probably better than Goblin Electromancer at the same cmc
2 weeks ago
But then, if youre playing commander its a 4 player games in a 100 deck setup, meaning there will be approximately 40-50 spells with a recurring castable commander per player (35+- lands, 10+- mana rocks), thus the game would have a maximum of 200++ spells. A 15 counter spell, well 30 if you can bounce it back with Snapcaster Mage or ect, seems redundant no?. a different story if you play 1v1 commander or if you're playing Baral, Chief of Compliance as the commander.
So essentially counterspell is great if you used it at the right time on the right spell, but over counterspelling spell in a commander deck might be a waste of card slot.
a few suggestion comes to mind,
Build a fortress:
Might give you time by minimizing incentive for opponents to attack you,
Be the threat or be full control until you have your combo pieces
How about playing storm count instead, since Niv-Mizzet, Parun says whenever you play spell you draw a card than deals 1 damage. Storm is a spell on its own meaning if your storm counter is 5 you get a copy of that spell 5x, thus niv will proc 5 times, and if your friend want to counter the spell they have to use 5 counter spell thus niv will proc 5 more times.
Keep in mind Braids of Fire only give you that mana on upkeep, not throughout your turn.
i cant fully explain everything in the comments but heres my niv deck Niv-Mizzet, the Wizard Lord, it evolve in a way throughout my commander career.
Hope it helps, Go Izzet league!!!!
3 weeks ago
@ZorrosRage Thanks for that input, I actually looked into Baral, Chief of Compliance and you are 100% right! Thanks for that my friend.
3 weeks ago
i would put Baral, Chief of Compliance in the maybe board if you run into him for cheaper. Hes just a better electromancer
4 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
jessniem when looking at what the commander does I wouold say it's important to note that at cmc 6 you want your deck to be able to win without the commander as well. Melek has a similar effect like Future Sight so you will play the commander in situations in which you would also like to play that card.
Your best win con is storm imo, Aetherflux Reservoir, Mizzix's Mastery/Enter the Infinite, Mind's Desire, Laboratory Maniac. I would also recommend adding a High Tide package with Time Spiral, Frantic Search and Snap, red rituals such as Seething Song, Desperate Ritual, Pyretic Ritual...Baral, Chief of Compliance, Merchant Scroll, Mystic Remora
Wheels are also interesting to refill the hand and keep going...
There's a lot of stuff in your list at the moment that you could replace easily with better and cheaper spells and the burn spells are completely out of place. You won't deal 120 dmg easily with these spells and it's a lot better if you focus on doing one actually efficient thing well.