Riot Control


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Common

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Riot Control


Gain 1 life for each creature your opponents control. Prevent all damage that would be dealt to you this turn.

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Riot Control Discussion

passascats on Kambal Consul of Life

1 month ago

So, I would definitely work in Palace Siege, Phyrexian Reclamation, and Dawn of the Dead. Being able to recure your creatures is going to be really helpful with Ayli.
These are some creatures I run in my deck: Wall of Reverence, Divinity of Pride, Wurmcoil Engine, Archangel of Thune, and Rhox Faithmender. Some of them are pricey and may not fit exactly what your going for, but Divinity of Pride is pretty solid.
I run Proper Burial for value on sac triggers. I also like Riot Control, I have a lot of tokens in my meta so the creature count can get crazy, but depending on what decks you play this may not be a good fit.
Good Luck!

DerkaDan on Awaken Control

2 months ago


Thanks for the tips and suggestions! I really do like the versatility of Vanish into Memory and will be making that switch for sure. Energy Arc and Herald of Secret Streams seem to be interesting, but I've had several instances in my playgroup where the flying from Abzan Falconer has come in handy on the defense, and the lifegain from Riot Control has kept me alive from minor poking that didn't warrant a removal spell. I may even need to go down my awaken pet cards of Coastal Discovery and Encircling Fissure! Mirrorweave might replace my Cataclysmic Gearhulk or Urza's Ruinous Blast.

As for your deck... it seems sweet! I think I'll even replace my Burnished Hart with a Thaumatic Compass  Flip. Would definitely recommend a Nimbus Maze as an untapped triple land for Kozilek. I also recommend Drownyard Temple just as a recurrable land. Cards like Anticipate and Winds of Rebuke seem to be underpowered as you have other cards in the deck that do their job better. Would recommend Metallurgic Summonings as a less frail Docent of Perfection  Flip or Talrand, Sky Summoner. You do have an amount of tapped duals/utility lands but how has Amulet of Vigor been? Then again everyone's meta is different so I don't know how low and fast your deck needs to be. My deck tries to be as creature light as I can since I'm usually trying to wipe the board, but Nezahal, Primal Tide, Kefnet the Mindful look good with their ways to protect themselves and to draw cards.

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Awaken Control

2 months ago

First off, love the deck, I've loved noyan dar control ever since I saw it win a couple months ago. I've been trying to build a similar deck (Mother, May I?) but I'm having trouble fine-tuning it, so I figured I could ask you for help? I'm not a control player at heart, so it's no wonder, I even used to hate counterspell and playing on other people's turns haha. Anyway I have some suggestions to make this deck stronger

Like Herald of Secret Streams v Abzan Falconer? Vanish into Memory/Gush v Glimmer of Genius? Vanish can stop attacks, combos, save noyan dar, and gush can save your lands (like kefnet can). Energy Arc v Riot Control? Energy arc is a hidden gem. It can ramp you a bit with enough awakened lands, it can fog, it can fog someone else if you want to bargain, and it can be a combat trick in so many ways.

I want to mention Godhead of Awe and Mirrorweave too. Awe can buff your creatures while controlling others, and mirrorweave is an instant, one-sided sweeper (each other creature becomes a 0/0 elemental). Oh, and View from Above and Tolaria West. Tolaria west can tutor for Inkmoth Nexus/Scavenger Grounds/Pact of Negation, and view from above can pump a land a bunch. Hope this helps!

Darth_Savage on An unstoppable deck, except against Rudolph

2 months ago

Hi Wooliestkey5654

Turbo Fog is an interesting deck for Modern, it's budget friendly so easy to pick up and works well against creature heavy metas (Humans, Hollow One, etc). Personally I'd suggest you might want to replace:

You haven't listed a sideboard, so maybe something like; 2x Jester's Cap, 3x Relic of Progenitus, 2x Nevermore, 1x Riot Control, 1x Settle the Wreckage, 2x Blind Obedience, 1x Peace of Mind and 3x Approach of the Second Sun as a starter? To be fair Approach of the Second Sun could be a main-deck card as another win condition. Another option for win-cons is Planeswalkers; Gideon of the Trials, Gideon, Champion of Justice and Nissa, Worldwaker being the first ones I'd think of.

wereotter on How many instances of life ...

2 months ago

Oh thanks! They must have updated Gatherer since I first started brewing cards for their deck as that wasn't there before, so I didn't think to check again now. I had a similar issue trying to find an answer to how Riot Control and Paraselene triggered off them, and eventually someone at Wizards stated there wasn't an official ruling yet but they only gained you life once.

imafreak05 on Cat Lifegain

3 months ago

Scion_of_Darkness I see the plus to using Riot Control. thanks!

Scion_of_Darkness on Cat Lifegain

3 months ago

Consider replacing Holy Day with Riot Control. It'll stop damage from any source and gain you some life from your tokens.

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