Ral, Storm Conduit

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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
Vintage Legal

Ral, Storm Conduit

Legendary Planeswalker — Ral

Whenever you cast or copy an instant or sorcery spell, Ral, Storm Conduit deals 1 damage to target opponent or planeswalker.

+2: Scry 1.

-2: When you cast your next instant or sorcery spell this turn, copy that spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

TheOfficialCreator on Counting Storms

2 months ago

Elvish Spirit Guide and Simian Spirit Guide are pretty budget mana acceleration cards. Lotus Petal also isn't a Mox, so it's decent. Murmuring Mystic as well is pretty good, and Ral, Storm Conduit is really strong with Repeated Reverberation.

multimedia on My Highest Powered Deck

3 months ago

Hey, you have an interesting/fun deck, but sorry it's casual power level (PL) 5 at most.

Lands in the manabase and ramp sources are a big sign of what PL. A low budget manabase that has Highland Lake and Temple of the False God isn't PL 7-8. Very little ramp with a 4.0 avg. CMC is not PL 7-8. Please get rid of Temple of the False God.

It's difficult to get to PL 8 or higher on a low budget because the best lands and mana rocks are some of the most expensive cards in Commander. At best on a low budget unless playing mono-colored you're looking at PL 6. Your deck doesn't have any instants or sorceries? Izzet has many good low budget instants and sorceries especially for draw.

You have an infinite combo Niv-Mizzet, Parun + Curiosity, that helps to have a higher PL. Although, Niv-Mizzet, Parun is better as a win condition when it's the Commander not inside the 99. You have many potential other win conditions: Purphoros, God of the Forge, Reckless Fireweaver, Impact Tremors, Nettle Drone, etc., but lack enablers to combo with these win conditions.

To increase PL your deck needs to be more tuned to get to the final goal which is to win the game. PL 8 uses just about all cards in the deck to help to assemble a combo win, ramp, tutor, draw, protect the combo or stop an opponent's combo. If a card doesn't help to do one of these then it's not needed in the deck. Don't try to get to PL 8 unless you can spend for expensive price cards instead shoot for PL 6.

Here's some low budget cards to increase the PL of your deck:

multimedia on The Coming Storm

3 months ago

Hey, nice upgrades for the precon on a budget.

As thefiresoflurve commented you adding a wincon. By adding Ral, Storm Conduit and Expansion / Explosion(Expansion) you have, maybe without realizing it, added an infinite combo that uses Ral's static ability of damage to opponent as the wincon.

When you control Kalamax and Ral just wait with Expansion in hand for an opponent to cast any instant or sorcery. When that happens copy it with Expansion. Kalamax triggers to make a copy of Expansion which you can change it's target to the first Expansion that was cast. Being able to change the target means the copy of Expansion isn't copying opponent's spell it's copying Expansion.

  • The copy of Expansion from Kalamax resolves and copies the original Expansion that's still on the stack and repeat.
  • This makes the copy spell loop on the stack since the original Expansion on the stack is constantly copied by the copy of Expansion and original Expansion doesn't resolve until the end of the combo.
  • The loop ends when you target opponent's spell which is on the stack with the Expansion copy and resolve the original Expansion which is a copy of opponent's spell.

The copy spell loop is what enables Ral to be a wincon because his static ability says whenever you cast or copy an instant or sorcery spell. An instant or sorcery that's on the stack is considered a spell. An infinite copy spell loop on the stack when you control Ral makes infinite damage to opponents.

Good luck with your deck.

thefiresoflurve on The Coming Storm

3 months ago

You do have some wincons already in - Ral, Storm Conduit is the simplest.

Rewind is awesome for Kalimax, untapping bonus lands is great.

freezerboy on Is a color changing strategy …

4 months ago

I'll take a look at the deck. I've found that the color changing keywords are pretty challenging to search because of all the color overlap with things like "white" giving you lots of token generation abilities etc, so any decks that have a list are helpful. If only there was a primer of all the cards...

I also agree that a win condition seems challenging. Commander damage is possible, and so are things like Radiate+Artificial Evolution+Ral, Storm Conduit, which should give a copy for every permanent on the battlefield dealing a lot of damage. I have a feelings that there are other ways to leverage the targeting situation, like maybe storm or something like that.

freezerboy on Color Fight Party

5 months ago

ThatWeirdPerson - Boil was in the deck, and I originally had a lot more land destruction like that, but with the current EDH format, land specific destruction cards may be less useful than I expected. Stench of Evil and the like are also in the maybeboard, so if I get around to getting all the cards and can test it IRL, then we shall see. Sadly, Ral, Storm Conduit is the only current win condition in the game, if you get a permanent target and Radiate so for now it will stay unless the deck actually wins in another way.

legendofa - Thanks for the suggestions, and I like Crypt Angel so we shall see how that goes. There aren't a ton of creatures, but it does target specific colors and has protection so...who knows. Thada Adel, Acquisitor is an interesting idea and makes me wonder if I could leverage landwalking abilities in this deck way more to win games, so could end up being the only reliable win condition with the deck.

ThatWeirdPerson on Color Fight Party

5 months ago

Boil is great in this deck to wipe out opponents mana sources, run it over Ral, Storm Conduit

Quickspell on Does this infinite combo with …

5 months ago

Thank you Niko9, I suppose this means the combo works. Thank you for your suggestions, using Lightning Bolt is a great idea and additional wincon that should work with any other :)

My deck is not going for storm. Aetherflux Reservoir is a classic and great wincon, but I built my deck specifically to go for Chandra, Awakened Inferno and Worldfire. Displacer Kitten also combos with Teferi, Time Raveler - which I use to protect Worldfire - and some zero Mana artifact. I run Tormod's Crypt and Spellbook which work just as well as any Mox. I run Ral, Storm Conduit and two copy spells like Reverberate as a backup.

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