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

hkhssweiss on Masters of your Mind

5 days ago

For cheap counterspells that aren't listed in your maybe board you can use Dispel , Rebuff the Wicked , Turn Aside , Unsubstantiate , Spell Pierce . Negate , Arcane Denial , Countersquall , and Imp's Mischief .

For Esper colors, there isn't much you can do for fast ramp aside from relying on faster lower costed mana rocks to makes it go faster. The other alternative route to this is going for a cost reducer route like using cards like Helm of Awakening , Jhoira's Familiar , Baral, Chief of Compliance , Cloud Key , Etherium Sculptor , Foundry Inspector , Grand Arbiter Augustin IV , and The Immortal Sun .

Hope that helps!

Trainyaj on Niv Mizzet, Parun 2 Electric Boogaloo

1 week ago

A few things, One you want Baral, Chief of Compliance in any spells matter deck. Second, if you want to make people never play with you again you can play the enchantments that combo off with Niz-Mivvet. Also take a look at the Baral commander deck that I built as you could use a lot of the cards in it

Baral Ultra Budget Hate

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matkomtg on Kess Ritual Storm

2 weeks ago


List looks great and it’s an awesome starting point towards more competitive play!

I used to run Kess as a storm deck with a LabMan backup (you can see the decklist on my profile, but it’s not up to date); I used Demonic Consultation as a wincon because it’s more reliable and easier to pull off than Doomsday, especially if you fighting stax. Also, I’d suggest on going with few other DD pile types because if you stick to only one and you don’t get to do it. you’ll find your self in uncomfortable situation of making a wild pile as I call them and you might lack speed and/or protection while executing those.

Speaking of storm: You want some spell cost reductions such as Baral, Chief of Compliance which will make it easier for you to storm off. Post-Ad Nauseam is your storm turn, you should try to lower your curve a bit more so you can dig deeper with it and win the game from there. Also, Mind's Desire is a card worth considering once you lower your curve down :D

Trainyaj on Baral Ultra Budget Hate

4 weeks ago

Untraceablez I already have Pongify. I guess taking Chromatic Lantern makes sense. Dispel is good but I really want to be able to take advantage of Baral, Chief of Compliance ability and for that Negate is better. For me Preordain Sol Ring and Sky Diamond are all too expensive for what they do.

multimedia on Ertai says "No" Huge Changes

1 month ago

Hey, looks good. I don't see very many decks with Ertai as Commander.

Cards based on your budget to consider adding:

Reveillark and Guide can loop each other and reanimate a lot of creatures including Lullmage Mentor, getting value from reanimated creatures and then they can be used as fodder to counter your opponent's spells.

Reveillark reanimation targets:

Thief, Zur and Auramancer interact with enchantments. Thief steals all your opponents enchantments which you can then sac to counter spells. Zur can be a repeatable way to get enchantments, best of all he can search for Alarm.

Other cards to consider:

Most of these other suggestions are cards that can give you repeatable creature value, are discard outlets or enablers to get cards into the graveyard, enchantments that give you draw value when they are saced and budget lands that can/or always ETB untapped.

I offer more advice on what you can cut for some of these cards. Would you like more advice?

Good luck with your deck.

Lazriel on Blue Mind Hu-Mill-iation!

1 month ago

I know this isn’t mill, but it is reliant on having a fat graveyard of instants and sorceries and gives you an alternate win condition. I did scan the comments and learned a lot about focusing on mill and how to multiply the effects nicely, but I always like a back up plan. Rise from the Tides. Just one of course, and maybe just in the sideboard. I’m working on a mono blue control deck of my own right now that has the lightest mill using Drowned Secrets to make all blue spells mill spells. I’m only running two because I want to focus on control more than mill. Also from Guilds of Ravnica, it’s a little heavy yeah but works as a counter and helps you not deck out as well: Devious Cover-Up. My deck is also hardcore budget. It’s only 35 bucks cause I’m super poor. Mission Briefing is another card I think will be neat for blue for a long time. I’m not that good at magic or anything though, just some thoughts. And a new favorite of mine, Curious Homunculus  Flip. I don’t have him but Baral, Chief of Compliance does the same thing with card draw potential. He’s probably the better card considering he’s a five dollar card and the Homonculus is 24 cents.

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