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 occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.08%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.04%
UR (Izzet): 0.59%
UBR (Grixis): 0.52%
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Baral, Chief of Compliance Discussion
1 week ago
I really like your list. The low 2 drop slot is hard. I feel like you're already playing the good ones. I would maybe recommend considering: Condescend ? Maybe even: Into the Roil or Blink of an Eye . I feel like once certain threats are in play your deck doesn't have a lot of answers to them and late game bouncing a mid-range threat and drawing a card is super relevant. An argument could also be made for Censor and Lat-Nam's Legacy ? Eh?
For your threats, I really like Brineborn Cutthroat . I'm also a fan of looter Jace Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip. I personally would maybe play them over the goblins. They come in a turn sooner and I feel like they're both viable threats even if they don't start producing tokens. Not to make your list literally the list by WindyDelcarlo, but I'm also a big fan of Dack Fayden and Saheeli, Sublime Artificer .Taking a tinker'd out target or Crucible of Worlds with Dack Fayden feels reeaaallly good. I could see the goblins you have maybe being a bigger threat than Saheeli, because you don't always have a relevant threat to make a copy of. I'm also a sucker for Baral, Chief of Compliance .
Two cards that I think could be better slots are: Dive Down and Ionize . I think I would value things like: Disallow , or Supreme Will . I also like Divert better than Dive Down . It's more versatile and will probably save your creatures from the same spells as well as win you a counter war.
3 weeks ago
Looking through that page you might consider the following
Chain Reaction , Cathartic Reunion , Narset's Reversal , Opt , Baral, Chief of Compliance , Soulfire Grand Master , Propaganda , God-Eternal Kefnet , Smothering Tithe , Primal Amulet Flip, Young Pyromancer , Jeskai Ascendancy , Swords to Plowshares , Kykar, Wind's Fury , Goblin Electromancer .
I have not played the deck so my suggestions might all be crap :) Good luck.
4 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
ControlPatrol Hello, thank you for checking the deck out. As far as mentor goes, for creature slots, other creatures such as Hushbringer or Baral, Chief of Compliance would be better suited to fill in that slot, if i were to add in more. I see it makes infinite tokens but, this deck only uses Elsha prowess triggers to burn the table with Rolling Earthquake . As for Counterbalance I have tested it out before, back when I was on Proteus Staff and when I converted this deck to its current iteration. It's a good card, my only issue with it is this. It's dead in opening hands, dependent on Elsha being on the table and playing it early can allow your opponents better gage what is in your hand or could be in your hand. I'm fine with players knowing, but only when I allow it. It's non-discreet and risky to play, so I cut it after playing it for a while. I'm not saying don't play it, just be aware that these are the issues you will run into when using it.
1 month ago
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1 month ago
check out Baral, Chief of Compliance given the amount of instant/sorcery spells you have it helps a lot.
not a fan of cluestone, elixir, greaves, manifold, mindstone. I would trade these out for more interaction, like Drown in the Loch , Delay , Toxic Deluge , Damnation , also check out Whir of Invention
I like the dimir infiltrator, gonna try to slot that into my Oona!
1 month ago
Remove most of your creatures. Most of these decks focus on using small evasive threats to pressure and gain card advantage, by the time you cast your 4+ CMC creatures (or Bident of Thassa ) it will likely be too late to really make an impact, especially for such underwhelming threats compared to Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet , Questing Beast , etc. If you do want bombs, I'd suggest 6 at most that should all be castable on 4 lands or fewer without Thassa, God of the Sea like weaknesses. Your three drop creatures ( Uninvited Geist Flip and Thassa, God of the Sea ) are at best a 3/3 unblockable and an easily disrupted threat that will most likely not be a creature for most of the game. Departed Deckhand is also way to fragile in my opinion, but if the downside doesn't factor into gameplay often then it could be fine.
This format has two competitive mono-blue decks that I know of, Mono-Blue Devotion in Theros (starring Master of Waves ) and "Burchett Blue"/Mono-Blue Aggro from a relatively recent set. I recommend basing your deck off of one of those lists and adding more powerful cards, making the deck cheaper/faster (standard allows for slower games), and/or changing the deck to suit your metagame ( AEtherize might be a great sideboard card).
I'd prefer to play the Burchett Blue variant but heavier on control with few threats and tons of instants. The threats would likely be a total of around 8 Pteramander , Thing in the Ice Flip, and Baral, Chief of Compliance . The other direction is a more creature heavy version that wants to end the game quickly with Tempest Djinn and Master of Waves , using tempo creatures and Curious Obsession for value. That version would have few non-creature spells, likely just 4 Curious Obsession and up to 8 counters/interaction cards. This is the only deck where I think Leyline of Anticipation could be good, but I generally dislike the card as most of your threats are cheap (allowing you to easily keep mana up anyway) and there's not a huge advantage to playing creatures at instant speed. You could also do something in the middle, but try to have some idea which side you fall on, spell heavy or creature heavy.
Suggestions/Cards to think about: - Chart a Course - Spectral Sailor - Pteramander - AEtherize - Tempest Djinn - Master of Waves - Tidebinder Mage - Mausoleum Wanderer - Merfolk Trickster - Siren Stormtamer
1 month ago
Look on EDHREC for more information about Kess, Dissident Mage and you can also take inspiration from other commander's like Mizzix of the Izmagnus for more inspiration about storm. (BTW: add Mizzix of the Izmagnus , she's a super Baral, Chief of Compliance without the looting effect though). Counter magic is fine but it isn't as effective in commander as it is in modern or standard, The counter is 1/4 less effective than in other formats. Burn is an little bit of a strange choice but I have no ideas on what to replace it with. One last thing, how strong would you grade this deck based of a 1 to 5 scale, 1 being the worst jank/10 second deck build and 5 being the most highly tuned think you can win really early. Again, Hope you found this really long paragraph useful and not just a waste of time.