[AER] Baral, Chief of Compliance



  • So has anyone tried this card yet? I've done some brief fooling around with it in a control-ish Mentor list. I would say that the loot has probably been better than the cost reduction so far for me (mainly because the reduction affects so few things), but can't really say my list is built to benefit too much from the cost reduction either. I'll try tweaking a bit more and see if there's a solid build to be found.



  • @kistrand jam in this guy in a deck with 4 ak some intuitions gift ungiven package a couple of circular logics tinker and why not squee plus bazaar. It's fun. Not good enough to compete with the tiers but isn't terrible neither.



  • Been running this guy in a control-ish Mentor shell in the tournament practice room on MODO to rather good success (meaning at least slightly more wins than losses). Posting the decklist here for tips from more experienced players. Initially the list was more "passive" than "active" but it has gradually moved into a hybrid between aggro and control. Baral has been good, sometimes great. The cost reduction is good when "going off" with demonic tutor (cc =1 with Baral) or Tinker (cc = 2) or Yawgmoth's will (cc = 2). Looting is nice during normal turns but one needs to be careful to not loot without thinking through if you want to risk losing good cards in hand. Baral is obviously great against Thorn-effects, that's where he really shines. But anyways, on to the decklist:

    Baral-Mentor:

    Main:
    3 Baral, Chief of Compliance
    4 Force of Will
    2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
    1 Swords to Plowshares
    3 Monastery Mentor
    1 Pyroblast
    2 Flusterstorm
    2 Dack Fayden
    2 Mana Drain
    3 Mental Misstep
    1 Tinker
    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Time Walk
    1 Treasure Cruise
    1 Dig Through Time
    1 Brainstorm
    1 Ponder
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Library of Alexandria
    4 Flooded Strand
    2 Scalding Tarn
    3 Tundra
    2 Volcanic Island
    2 Underground Sea
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Demonic Tutor
    1 Yawgmoth's Will
    1 Polluted Delta
    2 Gush
    1 Blightsteel Colossus
    1 Island
    3 Preordain
    1 Mindbreak Trap

    1 Mindbreak Trap
    3 Swords to Plowshares
    1 Pyroblast
    3 Containment Priest
    1 Grafdigger's Cage
    2 Stony Silence
    2 Fragmentize
    1 Supreme Verdict
    1 Spell Pierce


 

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