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.

Ral Zarek Discussion

Hardhitta7 on None

1 month ago

Izzet Superiority

Just some u/r cards that I really like. None of them are expensive or need reprints but I would like them with a cool border or new art.

smackjack on Absolute Control

5 months ago

Stasis + Ral Zarek is extremely fun. Locks your opponent out of the game completely :). Check out my list: Tipping the scale (Stasis)

aponiato on Okaun + Zndrsplt's Flippin' Coin Flips

5 months ago

Looking good! This is a really fun deck type, and I really enjoy playing this combo of commanders. When you hit a hot streak of winning coin flips, it can lead to some really impressive wins and/or memorable games.

One note, though, is that effects that refer to a strict "heads/tails" outcome will not trigger Okaun or Zndrsplt. I had a player in my group point out that only a "win/lose a coin flip" outcome will trigger these commanders.

I learned to be wary of cards such as Molten Sentry, Mana Clash, or Ral Zarek (for example) as it will not proc your commanders' static abilities (since there is no winner or loser for those coin flips).

Gelectrode95 on Insert Coin To Play - [Primer]

6 months ago


Thank you! Yes, I thought about Ral Zarek but I don't think he really deserves to be in the list. It doesn't match the "win/lose a flip" theme (instead cares about "head/tail"), it draws hate because of the ulti, which can be extremely good but also completely useless (it's unlikely to lose 5 flips, but it may happen), and if you manage to play more turns thanks to it, it probably means that you were already winning. It's +1 is ok, but nothing really abusable in this deck, and it's -2 it's not so good. Maybe with a more "control oriented" version of this deck, with something with proliferate to make Ral faster...

rjife on Insert Coin To Play - [Primer]

6 months ago

Have you thought about Ral Zarek? It's got the coin flip ultimate has a bit of removal too. Love the decklist!

Savage1988 on Nicky B and his Pro-Life Posse

6 months ago

New changes:

  • Ral Zarek IN, Daretti, Scrap Savant OUT because daretti hasn't performed very well and i think ral's untap ability can enable more shenanigans. Also his ultimate is really nice, especially if we get to copy it with ..

  • Rings of Brighthearth IN, Contagion Clasp OUT because the clasp seemed too minimal impact and let's be fair: the rings needed to go in

  • Chandra, Flamecaller IN, Cruel Ultimatum OUT - it's cool, but rough on the mana and often you want to sweep the board instead of making 1 person sac 1 creature, bye bye flavor

  • Clockspinning IN, Izzet Signet OUT: This is probably a mistake but I've been hitting a lot of mana rocks, not always having a place to put the mana. This would be the one to cut i think. Maybe 12 rocks is pushing it? Clockspinning may not be the best, but with enough mana this can ult a walker out of nowhere, which is how I've been winning games with the deck. Will test and see how it goes.

  • Training Center & Mana Confluence IN, Vivid Creek & Vivid Marsh OUT - these are just straight upgrades on all fronts. I'm glad i got these lands. The proliferation on the vivid lands was a cute idea, but just that

Pending changes:

  • Blasphemous Act IN, In Bolas' Clutches OUT because that card doesn't make sense if we're not going for any flavor any more, though I've yet to cast the clutches and it probably be pretty cool. I don't have the act yet, but probably soon.

Savage1988 on Nicky B and his Pro-Life Posse

8 months ago



  • still think chromatic lantern might be good, should probably run over commander’s sphere

Savage1988 on Nicky B and his Pro-Life Posse

8 months ago

Thanks both for all the input so far!

I see the upside on familiar, it just doesn’t make up for its downsides IMO.

Cuts I’m looking at:

Possible adds

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