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

SynergyBuild on Tiana, the only boros commander that draws

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.

geekoftheages on Glory to the Firemind

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

leven110 on Niv-Mizzet Loves his Spells

2 weeks ago

Hi Tomagotchi, yup i do agree with Sinken, but my gosh thats the most anti fun playgroup i ever met XD.

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:

Propaganda Curse of Opulence or Curse of Verbosity Fatespinner ect.

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.

A few storm card; Flusterstorm Grapeshot Hindering Touch Brain Freeze

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!!!!

StyxOG on You're a wizard Harry!

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.

ZorrosRage on You're a wizard Harry!

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

cdkime on Suspend, Replication and Kicker

4 weeks ago

Correct - cost adjustments like Primal Amulet  Flip and Goblin Electromancer stack with one another.

Theoretically, with Primal Amulet  Flip, Goblin Electromancer, Arcane Melee, and Baral, Chief of Compliance, you could get the casting cost down to for a kicked version of the spell.

Alas, the only cards that reduce coloured mana symbols are Ragemonger and Edgewalker, and neither are particularly useful to you. So, you can't quite cost-reduce down to nothing.

Winterblast on How do you get balance ...

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.

SeekerofSecrets on U/R Storm - kinda budget

1 month ago

Your actually really close to the current tier 1 gifts storm! If you do play at fnm I would pick up a play set of Baral, Chief of Compliance and Gifts Ungiven

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