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Ral, Caller of Storms
Legendary Planeswalker — Ral
+1: Draw a card.
-2: Ral, Caller of Storms deals 3 damage divided as choose among one, two, or three target players, creatures and/or planeswalkers.
-7: Draw seven cards, Ral, Caller of Storms deals 7 damage to each creature your opponents control.
Ral, Caller of Storms Discussion
6 months ago
cdkime I totally agree that the chain veil and doubling season would be great additions. Unfortunately, Doubling Season is too out of budget for me for a single card. If it dropped like 10 i'd definitely consider it more.
Arena Rector I considered in my last singles buy, except that the dying trigger keeps me a little cautious, and since she's not an ally there's no real good way to tutor her out of the deck.
My biggest problem with running the boardwipes is that this deck is a superfriends/ally merge. So while you are playing superfriends, you also are playing allies. And there are times when your board is ten allies, in which pulling a boardwipe isn't as much of help.
In regards to Mu Yanling she's part of a win con, which is primarily why I keep her around. Teamed up with Vraska the Unseen 's ult, she ends it. Venser, the Sojourner does the same thing, but Venser is a much more threatening planeswalker whereas more people will just ignore Yanling.
Ral, Caller of Storms I'm more on the fence about. His card draw is nice mid game, when with some of the other planeswalkers you can be putting like 4 cards into your hand a turn. But I agree he's still a little lackluster, so I might remove him.
Thanks for the advice! I'm definitely going to look back into the planeswalker loyalty boost and maybe some more ramp and look over Ral and some of the other mediocre planeswalkers in the deck
6 months ago
The Chain Veil is an extremely powerful card in Superfriends.
Doubling Season is another extremely powerful card in superfriends, as it doubles loyalty counters placed on Planeswalkers when they enter the battlefield (note: it does not double increases due to loyalty ability costs). Just as importantly, it doubles the tokens you create with your planeswalker's loyalty abilities.
Arena Rector is a pretty decent option for free planeswalkers.
You are extremely light on interaction such as counterspells, removal, or board wipes. Supreme Verdict , Wrath of God , Damnation , Blasphemous Act , and Toxic Deluge are all particularly strong in superfriends, as you can clear your opponents' boards while leaving your own relatively untouched. Swords to Plowshares , Counterspell , and Cyclonic Rift are all cards you probably should be running.
6 months ago
I was editing one of my decks, and I noticed in the mana curve section Ral, Caller of Storms is listed as a 0 cmc card instead of a 6 cmc gold card. I hope this is the right place to post this.
7 months ago
I'm assuming you're relatively new to the format since most of the cards in your deck are from recent standard sets, so I'll stick to more basic ideas of modern deck building. First of all, here are some cards that are an absolute must if you're playing U/R in modern:
Overall, you need more spells and less creatures. I suggest you drop Hypersonic Dragon, Melek, Ral, Caller of Storms, and the Niv-Mizzets (unless you're fully bent on playing dragons or something). All of these cards are too slow mana-cost-wise to be playable outside of a dedicated control deck in modern. They may have nice text, but most of the time you're not going to get to 6 mana before either winning or losing the game. The excess amount of creatures also cuts into the consistency of the Enigma Drake/Crackling Drake/Electromancer/Guttersnipe plan, as they all work much better when most of the cards in the deck are spells (and are better cards all-around in comparison to the other cards listed above). I could go into more detail on the specifics of building a tempo-aggro Izzet deck such as this one, but I'm not sure if you want that or not. For now just trim some creatures and fit in more spells (especially the ones listed above). You can drop 1 or 2 lands if you lower the average cmc enough too.
8 months ago
Melek, Izzet Paragon, Goblin Electromancer, Galvanoth and Djinn Illuminatus are some creatures. Also, at the point that this deck is over $1000, i think you can afford to pay $3 for any form of Niv- Mizzet - namely, Niv-Mizzet, Parun, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, or Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius. Boomerang and Vapor Snag are some return cards. Another return is Ral's Dispersal, which is only good with Ral, Caller of Storms. Tandem Lookout, Ophidian Eye, and Curiosity all go with Niv- Mizzet. For the same reason as Goblin Electromancer, i think Jace's Sanctum and Baral, Chief of Compliance are good.
8 months ago
I would not have 4 Niv-Mizzet, Parun maybe 2 but you could draw 2 and get stuck with one in your hand
8 months ago
MAD_NILLSTAN Hmm, they both aren't bad! tbh... I think Ral, Caller of Storms might a better assistant in the short term, which is good. I may need to add Murmuring Mystic to back him up. Maybe Flame of Keld?
9 months ago
(JSYK, I had a minor Blackout so I couldn't respond earlier. Sorry... :/)
@griffstick: I appreciate your suggestions about this, but I was asking about what cuts I should do to get to 100? Oh, & I'll add Contagion Engine & Inexorable Tide. Even though both things are considered "Win-More" to many. I already have quite some engine anyway; although you are still, regardless, tempting me into that Plaguemaw Beast... XP
BTW, just looked up Smh. Either you're right about a mass Discard deck w/ Tibalt running either Olivia, Mobilized for War, or Malfegor, & I'm as Ambitious as I already know; moreso even now, or the fact I'm running would mean something regarding the 4 words; all Keywords. Well, I'm sorry about such a notion, but there probably is worse out there anyway; Hint: Eldrazi Displacer + Riftsweeper. & the deck isn't even .
But I digress.
This means I have 3 to add, but I added the following anyway:
Would Tawnos, Urza's Apprentice apply? I could activate his ability to copy Rings of Brighthearth to add an additional activation. Does this work that way? If so, I have 4 cards in addition to cut. What walkers should I cut? I guess Dovin Baan has negligible abilities... So, which to cut to 100? & thanks, griffstick. I'll use at least 3 of what you suggested... :D
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