Baral, Chief of Compliance
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Baral, Chief of Compliance

Legendary Creature — Human Wizard

Instant and sorcery spells you cast cost less to cast.

Whenever a spell or ability you control counters a spell, you may draw a card. If you do, discard a card.

TheoryCrafter on Card creation challenge

3 weeks ago

TypicalTimmy, combine Roxy with Guile and either Baral, Chief of Compliance(with help from Laboratory Maniac or Jace, Wielder of Mysteries) or Lullmage Mentor and its insta-win.

Font of Remedies

Whenever you pay life, put that many serum counters on ~.

, pay four serum counters: Regenerate target creature.

Create a non-enchantment permanent rewards you for paying life

Andramalech on I don't like the modern card frame

4 weeks ago

Squee_Spirit_Guide I love this. I think I'll always be a Timmy or Johnny at heart, because it puts a little personality into it for me.

On the topic of card frames, I personally love to see a lot of overlap; like newer cards such as Ignoble Hierarch and Baral, Chief of Compliance that got retro frames. Even stuff like Gaea's Herald that has had multiple arts, I wish we could see more reprisal where we get the older art.. in a newer frame. Good little break to remind me of how far magic has come in terms of development seeing this put together.

MrGuizee666 on Viability - mono blue wincons

1 month ago

Evening modern community!

I'm trying to put together a monoblue deck to play in modern league in MTGO and currently I don't think there's any win conditions for mono blue besides Murktide Regent. I can't afford buying 4 copies of that card, it's just too expensive. Other cards I can't afford are Archmage's Charm, Tasha's Hideous Laughter, Subtlety and Force of Negation. My deck consists of Baral, Chief of Compliance, Snapcaster Mage and Torrential Gearhulk to make spells like Cryptic Command and Time Stop cheaper or free. So far I've been thinking about the viability of these cards below as my win conditions, but I'm not sure if I should include them: Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Thassa's Oracle. I'm also including Narset, Parter of Veils and Ashiok, Dream Render for some utility. What do you guys think?

Tagredor1 on Kros, Contract Abuser

2 months ago

Hey Leonantti,

I've been able to playtest this build for a couple months now, and there's already been a few changes, although I haven't added things like Gluntch, the Bestower mainly because I sort of skipped that set, but will add it in the future.

Overall, I do enjoy this version, but it does come with a few weaknesses, such as my lack of much interaction, i.e. Counterspells and Removal, which I find I tend to lack in all of the decks I build. As an example, yesterday I managed to draw over half my deck by turn 6 and get most of my wincons in hand, but couldn't cast any of them due to one of the players in that pod running Baral, Chief of Compliance.

In my opinion, this is a very good 'come second' deck, but you're right with Simic Ascendancy being a good pick, my only concern with it is it requires both Leech Bonder and Paradise Mantle to function properly. That being said, it is a good pick, and one that I will probably put in the deck when I find one, as even though you do need to wait till upkeep, that isn't a problem as you can just perma goad every other creature to stay safe till then, spend the 1 G U if needed for a +1/+1 counter, then just insta win in the upkeep then.

ETdotG on Noyan Dar, Spell-Police

3 months ago

Hey that deck seems realy nice, I would change Stroke of Genius by Pull from Tomorrow and Curious Homunculus  Flip by Baral, Chief of Compliance I would also put more manlands, Celestial Colonnade Hall of Storm Giants Forbidding Watchtower and Faceless Haven seems good pick to me (and if u wana be mean Inkmoth Nexus lol. But outside of that that a neat build ^^

lhetrick13 on Jeskai Aggro

5 months ago

Radiant_Draconis - Glad you were open to it and I can not deny the synergy is there with Kaza and Stormchaser Mage, I just thought that his abilities seem to be a little lackluster for your build given how it only affects the next instant or sorcery, the lack of wizards in the deck, it requires him to tap, most your spells do not actually require a colorless mana, and you don't really need haste/flying. I would have thought something that plays more upon the strengths of the deck (control/burn) like Baral, Chief of Compliance would fit in nicely. Even Goblin Electromancer would give you the same bang without the need to tap a creature and you could get out multiple of them as they are not historic. Either way, enjoyed looking at the deck!

SufferFromEDHD on Noyan Dar Living Landscapes

6 months ago

Decree of Silence decent synergy with Baral, Chief of Compliance and Hall of Heliod's Generosity.

Karmic Justice would protect a huge percentage of this deck.

City of Brass this is for 3+ colors. This needs to be upgraded. Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire and Otawara, Soaring City are worth a spot.

Crucible of Worlds???

nbarry223 on Unprecedented Domination

7 months ago

Murktide Regent is another decent choice that may fit in. I guess Teferi, Time Raveler is a decent option as well, although I don't like a 3 CMC sorcery speed removal option, as that's about all he is in here unless it is a control matchup.

Ethersworn Canonist seems like a weird choice, but it is actually a solid option for a control deck. If my opponent doesn't really run artifacts, I now only have to worry about them playing one card per turn to deal with, and they can't even counter my response if they are another control deck, as an example.

Baral, Chief of Compliance on the other hand is used as more of a ramp spell, and is very useful for card selection. I have a lot of draw a card discard effects in the deck, because my reanimator package is generally a backup plan. It is nice to be able to pitch cards like Archon of Cruelty or Faithful Mending if needed, or just about any instant/sorcery on demand, since I have so many ways to cast them from the grave.

The Unmarked Grave + Persist package is not solely used to reanimate Archon of Cruelty, which is why I chose it. Persist can be used to reanimate Ethersworn Canonist or trigger Snapcaster Mage effectively becoming Mission Briefing without the surveil. Unmarked Grave can be used to tutor for cards to use in specific scenarios with any of my instant/sorcery reanimators. It can also effectively tutor for lands with Crucible of Worlds or Ethersworn Canonist / Engineered Explosives with Academy Ruins (Engineered Explosives also synergizes very well with Ethersworn Canonist in this scenario).

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