Baral, Chief of Compliance
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy 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
Planechase Legal
Pre-release Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard 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.

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CopperheadCA on Jhoira, Weatherlight Legends

1 month ago

Playtested 3 games against my deck. Glad to see you included my commander Minn, Wily Illusionist. Found everything very expensive. I would suggest adding some lower cost legendaries. All these 4/5/6 drops you have could be switched over for 2 drops, can play twice as many in one turn to activate your commanders effect more often.

Some quick suggestions from a quick MTG search:

Additionally, I'd suggest some cards that react more to all the card draw (even if they aren't legendaries):

AscendedLandfalls on Nekusar' s Group Hug of Death

5 months ago

Baral, Chief of Compliance might be a good fit if you decide to add a few more instants and sorcery spells.

Fluggleshmuggits on Cube Eternal

5 months ago

Changelog 12/10/22

Original Dual lands are in
2 color man lands are in
upgrades in every color and almost every guild pair



Jett2112 on Kess, Dissident Midrange

8 months ago

I love your support creatures but I feel like you should bring in a Snapcaster Mage. That and Mission Briefing will help to recur counterspells and removal on opponents turn since Kess, Dissident Mage can't do it.

This deck as shown now seems more "turbo" than "control" to me with that Ad Nauseam, Simian Spirit Guide, Grim Monolith etc. If you want to lean in to the turbo storm line consider Baral, Chief of Compliance, Archmage Emeritus and Yawgmoth's Will

Baral, Chief of Compliance + Lotus Petal + Brain Freeze + Underworld Breach = storm off till your own deck is gone and then usually have enough Brain Freeze copys to mill all opponents.

There are ways to make a storm or magecraft win with Archmage Emeritus, Storm-Kiln Artist and Underworld Breach but that would mean raising the curve and running cards that are bad topdeck by themselves.

+1 this is a proper cedh deck! Check out my "cruel control" version of Kess cedh Pox Diamond to see what I mean about the difference between "turbo/storm" and "control". Also I have a pretty extensive maybe board there that might have some spice edhrec won't show you.

TheoryCrafter on Card creation challenge

9 months 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

9 months 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

9 months 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

11 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.

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