Baral, Chief of Compliance


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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

VoidCaster113 on What blue Commanders are the ...

5 hours ago

I played a fair number of Mono Blue decks - really one shell that I’ve taken out/added cards to depending on who the commander is. I always go for the more fun (for me) and competitive commanders; I’ve done Thassa, God of the Sea, Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir, Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip, Memnarch, and Baral, Chief of Compliance. In terms of fooling around, my favorite definitely was Jace, just because of the funny amount of card draw he stimulated - problem being that I’d start to draw into lands, whiffing and being left helpless. In terms of hate, Memnarch definitely got the most; he wouldn’t last very long on the table, even if I didn’t have enough mana to take more than a single permanent.

My current one is Baral counterspells, and honestly, I hunk I like him the best so far. Don’t like someone? Lock them out. Someone picking on you? Lock them out. Wanna have fun? Lock them out. It’s pretty straightforward and always reliable to stall until you get to your combos.

Rzepkanut on The Stormtide

5 days ago

Deck looks good. Try some more cost reduction stuff like Baral, Chief of Compliance, Helm of Awakening, and Nightscape Familiar. Here's a link to my storm list:

Kess Storm: YOLO Solitaire

Commander / EDH* Rzepkanut


DiscardDecard on No-No Deck

6 days ago

Think Twice is a good card for something like this. You uphold mana to counter and if at their end step there you are free of threats you can cast this for card draw. Snapcaster Mage is another obvious include if price isn't a big deal. Baral, Chief of Compliance also works wonders if you are playing the counter go game. Not only does he make your counterspells cheaper he lets you cycle dead cards or put cards in the yard for Snapcaster Mage

K1ngMars on Talrand, the Anti-Social Lord of Loneliness - EDH

6 days ago

I know you went budget, but I'd consider:

I know probably 17,5/4 of the cards of this list are not already in for a reason, but i didn't have un cazzo da fare for 20 minutes, so there you have it, I guess.

BetterLars on Dragon queen, lathliss

1 week ago

Sweet deck, I love the dragon theme in it, very flavorful, very fun but I have a few suggestions.

Your deck is very aggressive and it needs some protection, I suggest making the deck blue red instead and make the commander Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind adding a bunch of counter magic. If you are already adding counter magic you want Baral, Chief of Compliance as your commander and take out the red cards and the dragons and a a bunch of draw spells. Have fun with your new mono blue control commander deck!

SP3CTR3_chelts on Mill Me Harder Daddy

1 week ago

Came for the title stayed for the deck :P I like the deck, I have been thinking of making a standard mill as it is becoming possible again and I am delighted people are branching out from sole blue. I would suggest Scavenger Grounds for a sideboard (probably not main board in two colours) it is a desert to help your mill and it deny the yard for people who profit from your milling (GPG ect). TBH I was surprised I did not see Baral, Chief of Compliance in your list. Making things cheaper is lovely and he will actually give you draw with the counterspells you are running. He is also not to bad at keeping some aggro at bay (1/3 for 2) Also if you are already in white Dovin Baan could be very good. He reduces creatures, prevents activated abilities, draws cards and if you get his alt (not likely) brilliant control whilst you mill away their will to play magic. I also understand that he is a planeswalker who rotates out in autumn so you might not want to commit to him.

Lordjosh286 on Counter burn : Guttersnipe is back

1 week ago

Also what about Baral, Chief of Compliance? He discounts everything and has an option in case you get mana flooded

Iron_eye2 on Snap Titi

2 weeks ago

I suggest Jace's Sanctum, Curious Homunculus  Flip, Goblin Electromancer, and Baral, Chief of Compliance to make the casting cheaper, and homunculus can work as a heavy hitter because of prowess

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