Ral, Storm Conduit

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.

Ral, Storm Conduit Discussion

Doemerf on MTGNerdGirl's Kykar | Game Knights #28

4 weeks ago

hawk911 don't get so upset over people offering actual constructive, valid feedback. I just made a very casual Kykar deck myself and even though it's probably under $150 in total cost it is likely stronger simply because it's a bit more focused. The 11 planeswalkers in her deck are insane. Planeswalkers have inherent weaknesses in EDH and unless you're playing a superfriends deck that supports them you're really not doing yourself any favors. I mean how is she planning on protecting any of her walkers with the little interaction she has and very few actual blockers. Her creature choices are questionable and I would get rid of all of the card draw ETB ones. She has some of the Kykar staples in Young Pyromancer, Talrand, Murmuring Mystic and Monastery Mentor but since 3 of them care about instants/sorceries instead of all non-creature spells, the best way to build would be spell slinger. Support them with cards like Electrostatic Field, Goblin Electromancer, Guttersnipe, Curious Homunculus  Flip, Elsha of the Infinite, and definitely Niv-Mizzet, Parun. Then run way more interaction, some burn, definitely mana rocks, and if she wants to run walkers I would recommend Ral, Storm Conduit, Saheeli, the Gifted, or Saheeli, Sublime Artificer. Anthems might seem nice but you're really not going to be winning by going wide and tall with a bunch of tokens in a deck that doesn't create tokens anywhere near as fast as Elves or some other commanders could.

Satan666420 on Riku

1 month ago

Also with Ral, Storm Conduit you can get an extra copy again with Riku and Twinning Staff so Skyshroud Claim can get 6 lands. Cool combo I have in my Riku list

Monomanamaniac on Does activating isochron scepter count …

1 month ago

The question is, if I activate Isochron Scepter with Dramatic Reversal on it, am I playing a copy of dramatic reversal, or am I casting it. Like specifically in the case of how cards likes Kykar, Wind's Fury or Ral, Storm Conduit would see the card

multimedia on Riku of Two Reflections - Work in progress

1 month ago

Hey, some base numbers to consider when starting out a three color casual Temur deck:

Of course these numbers can be increased or decreased as you build the deck, but this is a good starting point with some cards to consider adding.


Any creatures or instant/sorceries you play think of them has having two additional mana in their mana costs that way you can get value from Riku. This means more creatures and instant/sorceries that are lower mana cost such as Coiling Oracle and Growth Spiral. Oracle and Spiral for two mana can help to get to five or more mana to cast Riku.

Legendary creatures are not the best with Riku because of the legendary rule. Only allowing you to have one card that's the same name in your control meaning you don't really want to copy a legendary creature with Riku. The token copy still triggers any ETB abilities, but then you remove the token copy and keep the original legendary creature.

Some budget win conditions with Riku

  • Biovisionary + one copy of Biovisionary + Twinflame
    At beginning of your end step resolve the Biovisionary win the game trigger before the Twinflame exile tokens trigger which wins the game before the tokens are exiled. Biovisionary is also good with clones such as Phyrexian Metamorph. With Riku in your control get Biovisionary onto the battlefield, make a copy of it, clone it with Metamorph and make token copy of Metamorph gives you four Biovisionarys. Twinflame also combos with Dualcaster Mage for infinite Dualcasters who can attack with haste.

  • Ral, Storm Conduit + Fork Expansion / Explosion/Reverberate/Twincast
    With Ral in your control cast a Fork, copy it with Riku. Let the copy resolve and then copy the original Fork still on the stack. Resolving the Fork copy then copying the original Fork makes a copy instant loop which does infinite damage to your opponents one at a time with Ral. These Forks are good with Riku outside the combo because for four mana you can copy an opponents spell twice. Forks are nice in multiplayer Commander where you have many opponents who are casting instant/sorceries you could copy.


Some of other cards $5 or less each that are good with Riku

Budget Lands

More Expensive Lands

DeinoStinkus on What is the Greatest Number …

1 month ago

Ral, Storm Conduit copying a Narset's Reversal copying a Ponder on the stack infinitely for infinite damage.

DemonDragonJ on What is the Greatest Number …

1 month ago

Copying spells has long been a popular strategy for many players, and some players have sufficient skill to copy a single spell multiple times, so I wish to ask the other users of this forum about the great number of times that they have copied a single spell.

The best that I, myself, have managed to do, thus far, is copy a spell only twice: once with Ral, Storm Conduit and once with Riku of Two Reflections, but I do hope that I eventually will be able to copy a spell more times than that, especially since I recently added Dualcaster Mage to my red/blue/green EDH deck.

What does everyone else here have to say about this subject? What is the greatest number of times that you have copied a single spell?

multimedia on Copy-Dino in da house! - Kalamax, the Stormsire

1 month ago

Hey, good version/first attempt of Kalamax and nice deck description.

With a $400 budget I think you can afford to cut some basic lands for more dual lands that ETB untapped: Stomping Ground, Cascade Bluffs, Shivan Reef, Karplusan Forest, Flooded Grove, Fire-Lit Thicket. Bluffs is very helpful since it can make or , important combinations to cast spells for Kalamax. Holdout Settlement and Survivors' Encampment are unique lands with Kalamax because like Springleaf Drum they can tap Kalamax to make mana. Best of all either one can be tutored for with Crop Rotation and are busted interaction with Kalamax and Seedborn Muse.

You've left out one of the better combos with Kalamax: Ral, Storm Conduit + Kalamax + any instant Fork. You've added a Doublecast step to the combo which you don't need to do. By copying an instant Fork with Kalamax then you make an infinite instant copy loop with the Fork which kills your opponents one at a time with damage from Ral.

Can't use Narset's Reversal as the Fork because of the "return to owner's hand" clause. Reversal can be a repeatable Fork with Kalamax which can be ridiculous value, but it's not a Fork that can make an instant copy loop. Reverberate is another instant Fork and it could replace Doublecast.

Melek, Izzet Paragon and Swarm Intelligence are not needed for six and seven mana. Could cut them for Arcane Signet and Wavebreak Hippocamp. Natural Connection is too slow ramp with not enough payoff with Kalamax. It could be cut for Nature's Lore which is two drop ramp that can get Triome, Breeding or Stomping and the Shock land can ETB untapped.

Good luck with your deck.

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