Baral's Expertise

Baral's Expertise


Return up to three target artifacts and/or creatures to their owner's hands.

You may cast a card with converted mana cost 4 or less from your hand without paying its mana cost.

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt (AER) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Baral's Expertise occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Baral's Expertise Discussion

moremanawins on Maybe Cedh?

1 month ago

You need an infinite combo that can be easily tutored in your colors. You also need a reliable way to win once going infinite. For this I suggest Gadwick, the Wizened , or Kefnet the Mindful . Either of these commanders are mana outlets since you can dump large amounts of your infinite mana into drawing your entire library. Once you’ve drawn your entire deck you need a way to actually win the game, since passing the turn with infinite mana gives opponents a chance to answer it. So the most reliable way to win after drawing your deck is Laboratory Maniac and or Jace, Wielder of Mysteries . Once you’ve drawn your deck then cast one of those and use one last draw effect to win the game on the spot. Now back to my first point, in blue it is very difficult to tutor for creatures but it is easy to tutor for artifacts and instants \ sorceries. So for a tutor package I’d suggest Mystical Tutor , Merchant Scroll , Spellseeker , Long-Term Plans , Fabricate , Whir of Invention , and Inventors' Fair . Finally you need a more efficient way to actually go infinite, meaning lower cmc and can be tutored using the above mentioned cards. So one of the most efficient ways would the dramatic scepter combo. For this you will need Isochron Scepter , imprinted with Dramatic Reversal . Then as long as your nonland permanents tap for at least 3 mana, you go infinite because it takes 2 mana to cast the imprinted spell which will untap everything netting you positive mana. You could also keep Talrand in the 99 and use him to make infinite drakes. I tried to keep each card suggestion to around $12 or less so that’s it’s more affordable. These revisions will significantly improve your ability to find and execute game winning lines of play. Also another even cheaper way to win is to make Naru Meha, Master Wizard your commander. Then go infinite with cards like Illusionist's Stratagem and Ghostly Flicker / Baral's Expertise .

Joe_Ken_ on EDH Kess Storm

2 months ago

Have you thought of Baral's Expertise , Ive had it combo really hard with Thousand-Year Storm before and it went amazing.

Joe_Ken_ on My Elsha Storm

2 months ago

I think Niv-Mizzet, Parun isn't going to be that great in the deck for the 3 blue 3 red mana cost, I'd swap it out for Goblin Electromancer

Also Long-Term Plans could be a good tutor in the deck with you potentially being able to get to it with Elsha.

Soothsaying can act as a 'worse' divining top in the deck

Lastly whenever I see Thousand-Year Storm I would always recommend Baral's Expertise since it goes crazy especially if you get copies of it and end up free casting a lot of stuff.

Joe_Ken_ on Twilight of the Thunder God

2 months ago

Just some straight upgrades I can see while keeping some budget in mind is

Divination out for Think Twice , Deep Analysis , or Frantic Search

Getting better triggers off Keranos you could swap some cards out for stuff that lets you scry during your upkeep like Eyes Everywhere or Galvanoth

Young Pyromancer could be a good add to make more tokens and it costs less to get out than your other token makers.

I've found in my own Izzet deck that mana ramp really needs to be a big part of your deck since you don't ramp easily. I use Curious Homunculus  Flip since he can tap for mana and flips into a prowess creature that reduces mana cost.

Tutors are always good to add and Long-Term Plans is a tutor in blue that will let you search for any card and not need to reveal it.

Expansion / Explosion is a good card since it will let you copy a spell or act as a big blow out spell if you have nothing else to do.

One card that I love that synergies with Thousand year storm is Baral's Expertise since if you get copies of it then you are bouncing tons of stuff back to people's hands and getting free casts into the storm.

king-saproling on Ink-Treader Surprise

2 months ago

Neat build! Morophon seems like a good choice as the red-herring general. I went for Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis for my build since he helps draw into tutors, though I am jealous of your access to black.

Anyway you might like these: Debt of Loyalty , Natural Affinity , Dovescape , Possibility Storm , Replicate, Willbreaker , Baral's Expertise , Harnessed Lightning , Green Sun's Zenith , Spellseeker , Fists of Flame , Verdant Rebirth , Supplant Form , Hatred , Supernatural Stamina

Joe_Ken_ on Elsha Of the Infinite (Plz Help)

3 months ago

Another card similar to Sensei’s diving top is Soothsaying which could help with the mana sink if you have nothing else to do during a turn and shuffling your deck if you ever need to.

Speaking from experience Baral's Expertise after a few spells with Thousand year storm can be completely nuts and I would highly recommend it.

Frantic Search is another card similar to Snap that will untap your lands to help increase your storm count.

With Smothering Tithe in your deck maybe some cards like Windfall and Time Reversal would be good to add in so you can load up on treasures to and get a new hand of cards.

Long-Term Plans is a blue tutor that allows you to search for anything that could go well with your commander since you could actually cast stuff off the top to get to that card.

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