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Planeswalker — Ral
+1: Tap target permanent, then untap another target permanent.
-2: Ral Zarek deals 3 damage to target creature or player.
-7: Flip five coins. Take an extra turn after this one for each coin that comes up heads.
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Ral Zarek Discussion
1 week ago
Alright. At least I kept Crawlspace for my tokens. That said:
You saying I should cut Saheeli, Sublime Artificer ? Just checking to be sure.
How long would I take for me to say: I changed my mind back to Sliver Queen .
Finally, one other Walker in mind is Tezzeret, Artifice Master , but I dunno about such a thing. That & Rowan Kenrith is hated by all as a part of these Superfriends/Avengers type decks. Really sucks when I'm the only one to find it to be good...
That said, good luck on your research, SP3CTR3_chelts! Hopefully this post can lessen the load as a whole. But what WAR Walkers I already have that needs to be cut? I'll get to this soon enough...
1 week ago
Hmph. Very well. The "Not Gruul-Colored God" is dead. Also decided to cut Freyalise again. Now, here's what I've been thinking all this time. If we're referring to the last (Or the first of three last cuts.); I've ben thinking long & hard as crap, & here are the Walkers that I put on Garruk's Chopped by a giant Axe Cut:
Ral Zarek : This one's tough. After cutting Nahiri, the Harbinger (Even her 2nd Loyalty Ability is way better than Vraska, Relic Seeker in which her targets are exiled. Though Mana Ramp from Vraska kept her here in her stead.), having a way to tap & untap all in one ability, but having a Lightning Bolt esque ability is to underwhelming; especially against Her as she stops all non-combat Damage; now how can Mono- Burn decks have any use w/ her around at all? Then there is his ultimate; the only way he can assure you one Extra Turn at least. But you can't call the flip; instead, you'd have to pray your ass it lands on heads at least once. Chaos, & Superfriends are not good here at all. Why WotC didn't make a Mono- Legendary Planeswalker yet that can assess all problems w/ the truly random chances Chaos Decks have (Especialy if it's Mono-; the color w/ the most amount of CHAOS based Cards.)?
Thus why Ral #1 starts off the list of cuts.
… & is also the last. Aminatou, the Fateshifter was initially a big part of the deck, but after a child got chopped, so too did Felidar Guardian . So many good cards got chopped, & they actually had use; not sarcastic. That said, as some of the other Walkers' effects require tapping them either by Ral Zarek , or even Tamiyo, the Moon Sage , hell would occur when such things that require them to be tapped to strike at them; & such cards are no longer in the deck list, Meaningless Burn, & a Chaos Effect that's much riskier than even Mana Crypt , these three reasons (Backed up by the fact one reason each represents a Loyalty Ability.) is why I'd cut Ral, the Self-Electrodominated Baka Yarou that can't burn anyone anymore . I've yet to go any further to find two more cuts. But I'd like your opinion on this, PhotogenicParasympathetic. I don't think I can make beyond 30, so... Any thoughts?
2 weeks ago
on Narset Combo
3 weeks ago
Aqueous Form for evasion and possibly digging 5 cards deep off Narset.
1 month ago
Strionic Resonator 100% needs to be in here. Copy Artifact can be Strionic Resonator #2 for or it copies a mana rock. Ral Zarek is also handy for untapping Strionic Resonator or Mana Vault type rocks and it only takes a few extra turns to ult.
1 month ago
Well, mfogle, Teferi, Temporal Archmage is a tier 1 cEDH deck, and some argue to be the best, or tied for best deck in the format, next to tempo lists like Najeela, the Blade-Blossom combo, Captain Sisay stax-combo, and Kess, Dissident Mage consultation lists, to name a few.
It does this because it combos with The Chain Veil , a card that goes infinite with it, as well as the commander's synergy with Stasis / Static Orb / Winter Orb in a stax prison deck with combo plan-b.
Just taking that approach, Saheeli Rai combos with multiple cards, such as Liquimetal Coating + Altar of the Brood , is in great colors for an artifact list, and helps in getting to the combo, with scry (not much, but not little), while being incredibly cheap to cast.
Then there is Tezzeret the Seeker , which both fetches The Chain Veil , and having combos with it. It also has a combo with a Rings of Brighthearth , Goblin Cannon , and Basalt Monolith setup if you need me to explain that one.
Outside of that, Teferi, Hero of Dominaria makes an incredible stax-control build abusing the untap effect with Stasis , Winter Orb , and Static Orb , while drawing you extra cards, mostly removal and countermagic to protect it after it hits. Untapping two blue sources holding up a Counterspell would be incredible alone, but with the stax synergy and card draw it just makes it really easy to break.
For pure value commanders that would pub-stomp LGS's if a player just wants to spend the money, there would then be Jace, the Mindsculptor. That sounds fun, doesn't it! Mono-blue control always is the pinnacle of EDH fun.
Even from the new set, there are incredible busted walkers. Ashiok, Dream Render allows you to shut off tutors and graveyards with relative ease. It is so good at stopping combo decks, and yet because it doesn't affect the user, it will just be run in a combo deck, blue/black has a plethora. Honestly if this was legal in cEDH, I'd imagine it tier 1.5.
Ral, Storm Conduit makes a great storm EDH commander, possibly better than some alternatives. Cards like Doublecast , Fork , Twincast , etc. all can be copied infinitely targetting each other, which allows Ral to go infinite damage. It is a sweet combo deck, another very competitive walker.
Teferi, Time Raveler could actually see very competitive play, like the original Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir was occasionally thought to with Knowledge Pool , really with the addition of minor removal/draw, some worse flash enabling IMO, and white added into the color identity, and a cheaper cost. This means Enlightened Tutor , cards like Rule of Law or other stax, etc. can combo.
So mfogle, do you really think a tier 2 deck like Prossh, Skyraider of Kher , some tier 4 deck like Edgar Markov , tier 3 Muldrotha, the Gravetide , or tier 2.5 Niv-Mizzet, Parun or Narset, Enlightened Master are so much better than any walker throughout Magic History?
1 month ago
I have a few suggestions for you outside of the obvious of get more extra combat/turn spells in here.
Generator Servant - haste and ramp in one.
Talisman of Progress , Lotus Petal , Pentad Prism , Basalt Monolith , and Worn Powerstone are all worth it here. Gilded Lotus and Thran Dynamo on the other hand don't help with a turn 3-4 Narset... they cost too much. Copy Artifact is also worth it here.
Aqueous Form is great evasion here and you can scry before Narset's attack trigger.
Ral Zarek I like here more than Chandra. The untap is handy for things like Mana Vault or for Narset to block and that ult is easy to hit with just a few extra turns.
Anyways, feel free to check out my list for inspiration. It's not budget friendly but it's a very very optimized non Omniscience/ETI list. Upvotes on any of my decks is appreciated. Narset, American Beauty
2 months ago
I love your build! I'm working on one myself, but I just had a quick rules comment.
The rules state, "If an effect has a player flip a coin but refers to whether the flip came up heads or tails, that flip has no winner or loser."
I read this to mean that Ral Zarek 's ultimate doesn't trigger our commanders? I mean, he fits the theme, sure, but he doesn't otherwise have that much synergy, and is likely to just cause coin flip confusion.
Ral Zarek occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.01%