Planeswalker — Ral
+1: Tap target permanent, then untap another target permanent.
-2: Ral Zarek deals 3 damage to target creature, player, or planeswalker.
-7: Flip five coins. Take an extra turn after this one for each coin that comes up heads.
|Have (2)||metalmagic , gildan_bladeborn|
|Want (4)||GARlockSpiral , Runed_Servitor , JazzCrimes , Catzhova|
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|Commander 2019 (C19)||Mythic Rare|
|Dragon's Maze (DGM)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Ral Zarek occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Ral Zarek Discussion
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
However, I got wondering. If an opponent were to say they'd like to respond with something, such as Vona, Butcher of Magan to kill Bolas... does this work?
The activation cost of Bolas is to remove 7 loyalty counters. The payment has already been paid, because the ability is now on the stack.
However, because Bolas is now at 0, he is no longer on the battlefield.
So, he is not a viable target anymore, correct?
I would assume that if Bolas were higher loyalty, such as 8 then what would happen is Vona would see a viable target still on the battlefield to kill, this preventing the ability from resolving. However, since Bolas brought himself down to 0, he no longer exists on the battlefield and thus can not be targeted.
That's what I am going with since I don't know when this will be answered, but I still felt it was a good question to ask for the future.
2 months ago
With the density of Proliferate and copy-ability effects this deck runs, I don't think two extra turns in a row are beneficial. If I really wanted to, I could run Ral Zarek and just flip ten coins, between Ral and Bolas ;)
Actually, Ral Zarek may be better overall. This deck already has a giant pile of draw potential in it. However, it has zero untap ability. Ral could actually untap The Chain Veil and get an extra activation out of it. Sure, I'd have to pay again, but if I am sitting on 8 mana, that's 3x total activations in that turn. Their original, the 1st CV and then the 2nd CV.
I think I'm going to replace Rowan Kenrith, because honestly I'm not a fan of her forced +2. I don't want to force anyone to attack, including myself. So I think Rowan will be replaced with Ral, and Teferi can sit this deck out.
Ziabo on Pure Chaos
2 months ago
I have a chaos deck as well if you wanna check it out Izzet Chaos
2 months ago
4 months ago
I wanted to make an EDH deck with Pramikon, Sky Rampart that uses the idea of extra turns, stealing turns from other players, and left/right only combat style. I have the idea for the big part of my deck but cannot seem to fill in the rest...
I will use [Pramikon, Sky Rampart]] as the commander and choose one direction and Mystic Barrier to choose the other so it shuts down combat. I then will use cards with effects like Part the Waterveil, the Ultimate of Ral Zarek, Emrakul, the Promised End, and Mindslaver to take advantage of full on turns. My original endgame move would be Approach of the Second Sun by using draw spells to achieve it through extra turns.
4 months ago
@king-saproling: (I apologize for mentioning you again; you okay there?)
OK. The Amount in question to cut has increased to 12 -> 15. But the stakes for cutting that much to 99 + 1 has never been more complicated. There are also some Key pieces I DON'T wish to call them quits for surprisingly decent Reasons. Here they are w/ Explanation & the like:
Meekstone: Uh, Oko, Thief of Crowns? YA RLY. Oko isn't just a Great Cook, he can turn an opponent's Creatures & Artifice to 3/3 Ability-less Elks. Tap them all, & your opponent's better have an option ready. But if you say Humility needs to be cut, do you think this combo can make for a better alt?
Teferi, Time Raveler: Uh, why? This card has High Synergy Value not just from Bouncing Stuff, but in particular: Wishclaw Talisman. These two are one of the best Combos for Superfriends. Just Tutor with the Claws...
Master Tang: THEY HURT LIKE CRAP, MAN! (No joke; he literally said that.)
...Bounce it before ANY opponent can nab it from you, & you got Synergetic Tutoring. The scariest part is that this Combo was very powerful while Teferi was around in Standard. YES. This was a legitimate Combo in Standard. Which also meant ARENA players had to deal with this Hell Clock. Ol' Master Tang himself wasn't kidding about his comment on Iron Claws.
(Reference of Note: Master Tang from Kung-Pow: Enter the Fist)
Ral Zarek: ... Err... Why no to him? He's got ALOT going here. He can Tap an Opponents Perms or Untap them, & yours too if you choose & Weiß Versa (There's a Bad Pun there). This can be set to Tap Artifacts & Creatures for stuff like Nahiri, the Harbinger to EXILE. These Perms don't even include the "Nonland" Restriction, so if an opponent has a response, you can Tap that land to restrict Mana Pool Levels. This also goes for their Rocks/Boulders to restrict their mana further. But in any way possible, as long as it is Not an Instant or Sorcery, IT'S A TARGET BEGGING TO BE WASTED OR EVEN REUSED. So much versatility, & the Scariest part? This ability increase Ral's Loyalty by +1. Not even 0 or even -1; this Loyalty Ability is not only potent, but it increases Loyalty. Though I will agree that -2 is lackluster in practice, though God help us all if Ral's -7 is altered in a way that the Amount of Heads in such a Game of Chance is blown to more than 5 shots for an Extra Turn each... XP Trust me, he's amazing.
That said, What would your Final 15 cuts be in your case? I'd keep what I said (& Lethal Vapors if I had a noncreature Perm that is a Multi-Targeting Pithing Needle) for the reasons just said, & they sound like fine points to me. I'll try all I can otherwise, but for now, What would be your 15 cards to cut here?
(Can't believe I cut Tezzeret, Artifice Master; maybe something can be cut for him back in... Still owe you big time.)
4 months ago
I'm just curious as to everyone's thoughts on here about using "alternate" Commanders.
- Alternate Commander being any non-legendary creature, or any Planeswalker who does not say they can be used as your Commander.
Not specifically just those two; I'm only using them as examples. Obviously some are horrendously over powered, but the vast majority of them really aren't.