Rift Bolt


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Mind vs. Might (DDS) Common
Modern Masters (MMA) Common
Time Spiral (TSP) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Rift Bolt


Rift Bolt deals 3 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.

Suspend 1— (Rather than cast this card from your hand, you may pay and exile it with a time counter on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When the last is removed, cast it without paying its mana cost.)

Rift Bolt Discussion

nobu_the_bard on Interaction with eidolon of the ...

11 hours ago

Yes you will take damage when it comes out of suspension if the Eidolon of the Great Revel is still on the battlefield when that happens, when you cast Rift Bolt .

However, it is a 3 CMC spell. That you didn't pay the mana cost does not change the CMC.

If you somehow suspended Lava Axe (perhaps with Jhoira of the Ghitu 's help) when you remove the last counter from Lava Axe and cast it, you are casting a CMC 5 spell. That you paid zero to cast Lava Axe doesn't change the CMC. The Eidolon of the Great Revel will not hurt you.

likasumbody on Interaction with eidolon of the ...

12 hours ago


If I have an Eidolon of the Great Revel out on the battlefield and I cast a Rift Bolt with suspend, I know I don't take damage from eidolon on when I suspend it, but do I take damage when it comes down the following turn? Since it's CMC is 0, i.e less than 3 as per eidolon's text?

Sarios254 on Boros Humans

1 day ago

the first I would change is the Land base, that isn´t necessery if u havn´t the buget:

4x Arid Mesa 4x Inspiring Vantage

and take the 4x Clifftop Retreat reason: they are to slow for modern aggro Decks

If u play against arfifact heavy decks u need Stony Silence

And in this meta u need Rest in Peace or Relic of Progenitus for any graveyard heavy decks.

A nice red Aggro card Rift Bolt

Other things like Damping Sphere would be nice against tron or storm, but bad for yourself.

Squirrelbacon on Purge the heretics 2.2

1 week ago

I know that it was also suggested above, but with the meta changing some and the graveyard decks being silly right now, I think a few things could be changed for relatively inexpensive.


Sweeper--> With how the meta is right now, I feel that Volcanic Fallout isn't exactely what we're looking for here. Maybe instead we look at Pyroclasm now, since it's significantly cheaper than the others. Personally, I think that Anger of the Gods is your best bet since it exiles threats... Arclight Phoenix and Dredge are a real thing.

Flex--> 4 Wear / Tear seems excessive, but if it works for you keep at it. I'd also recommend graveyard hate. It can be as cheap as Tormod's Crypt or Relic of Progenitus , to slightly more expensive in Rest in Peace to the silly cards like Surgical Extraction or Leyline of the Void

Also, I agree with above that Abrade is a real card. I love seeing Abrade in almost all matchups.


Have you thought about going more burn-y?

Rift Bolt --> Just another 3 damage to the face. Feels decent.

Light Up the Stage --> Much better with spells than with creatures, but if the curve is low enough it's basically -draw two cards.

Eidolon of the Great Revel --> Probably will hurt them more than it will hurt you. That's why burn plays them as a 4 of. Plus, storm just makes a frowny face at the spirit dude.

This is all just ideas and my personal opinions so if you have any questions about my ideas please ask! I know you're on a budget, so I tried to keep the options pretty friendly overall. Have fun!

l7lancer on ▷Arclight Phoenix WITHOUT Faithless Looting! 【RNA】

2 weeks ago

I don't think Rift Bolt is really worth it. The timing might force some unoptimal plays...

How about 2 Chart a Course ? While slower you get another discard outlet, even card advantage as the game drags on.

If Faithless Looting gets banned we might have to accept that Phoenix got slower and rethink the deck. Taking a slower, but consistent approach. Maybe Young Pyromancer will make it back into the deck.

Also with Looting banned, Surgical Extraction might not be played that much anylonger, which is somewhat good for Phoenix!

sylvannos on Why aren’t ramunap ruins and ...

2 weeks ago

1) Burn decks in Modern rely heavily on colored mana. You aren't going to cast Atarka's Command and then Boros Charm the next turn without relying on shocks and fetches. Sunscorched Desert may as well read: ", discard this card: do 1 damage to target player."

You're never going to be able tap it for mana except to hardcast Rift Bolt .

2) Ramunap Ruins is slower than just upping your land count and playing a manland. The damage also isn't insignificant, because like Sunscorched Desert , you're never going to tap it for colorless. Burn can find itself struggling to race against Affinity, Dredge, and Death's Shadow . Those situations get worse if your opening hand is relying on a shitty version of City of Brass .

Ramunap Ruins is probably neat sideboard tech against control, but there's not enough room.

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Rift Bolt occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.28%

Red: 5.64%

Rakdos: 2.77%