Ral Zarek

Ral Zarek

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.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Mythic Rare
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal

Ral Zarek occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Ral Zarek Discussion

DeinoStinkus on Will and Rowan Kenrith EDH

3 weeks ago

The original Ral Zarek is a bit finnicky, but Teferi, Master of Time is cool too. The Tutelages work well with these cards. They are Sphinx's Tutelage, Psychic Corrosion, and Teferi's Tutelage.

TypicalTimmy on Responding to a Planeswalker who ...

1 month ago

I was playing around with my Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God deck when I got Ral Zarek out. Bolas was at 7, which means he can now use Ral Zarek's -7.

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.

TypicalTimmy on Nicol Bolas, Dreadhorde General

2 months ago

I may add Teferi, Master of Time for his -10. However, with Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God out, by the time you could get two extra turns, you'd have won the game with his -8 anyway.

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

This deck looks fun :) maybe throw some wheels in? Teferi's Puzzle Box? oh and Boompile and Ral Zarek

I have a chaos deck as well if you wanna check it out Izzet Chaos

LunoStarlyght on Pramikon, Beyond Time

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.

BMHKain on Sparky-chan's Undiluted Hatred to WotC

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 & WeiƟ 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.

I'd love to mention more, but these are my top contenders for what should stay (Unless Lethal Vapors can be used w/o something like Pithing Needle or even A creature like this...)

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.)

MinotaurtheMatador on Thoughts on "alternate" Commanders?

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.

For example, using Shaman of the Great Hunt or Ral Zarek?

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.

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