Riot Control


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
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

Darth_Savage on An unstoppable deck, except against Rudolph

1 hour 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 ...

5 days 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

2 weeks ago

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

Scion_of_Darkness on Cat Lifegain

2 weeks ago

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

chadsansing on Kor/Leonin Equipment (Please Help)

1 month ago

Find that HP altered Jitte FTW/trade ;)

In addition to Comeuppance, Settle the Wreckage is helpful, as are some cards to smooth out combat, like Reconnaissance, High Ground, and Serra's Blessing. Flicker cards like Ghostway can give you an out during combat, as well, but will drop your equipment. Mark of Asylum might be good.

Holy Day, Dawn Charm, Riot Control, Encircling Fissure, Harmless Assault, and Pollen Lullaby can nerf combat damage for a turn. Something like Fumigate or Descend upon the Sinful can save you and add some value other wraths don't (like Wrath of God and Day of Judgment).

W does not have a ton of card draw. Maybe Inheritance and Slate of Ancestry? Possible counters include Dawn Charm, Rebuff the Wicked, Inspiration, Mana Tithe and Lapse of Certainty.

Ajani Goldmane and Ajani Steadfast can speed up your damage with counters. Healer of the Pride can net you some life. Brimaz, King of Oreskos, is just over $10, but may be useful here.

You can also slow things down with Ghostly Prison, Rule of Law, and Worship.

Other protection spells and combos exist, but might be too narrow to use here. I do like Solemnity + Phyrexian Unlife + Force Bubble + Greater Auramancy or Karmic Justice.

hubatish on Queen Marchesa

1 month ago

Congrats on building another EDH deck! Still brewing or have you put it together?

Ooh Golden Guardian  Flip - do you flip it with the deathtouch guys?

Do you find you take a lot of damage once you become the Monarch? Perhaps that's why Riot Control is in here? Comeuppance and Settle the Wreckage also seem good at that.

Graveyard stuff - deck doesn't seem to use the graveyard too heavily. Rest in Peace could be another combo piece for Helm of Obedience. Similarly, is Faithless Looting doing much here? I guess cheap filtering is always nice even if it is card disadvantage but Night's Whisper/Phyrexian Arena might be better.

Some of your equipment looks a little cute too; I really want to like Explorer's Scope but then it disappoints me (outside of Sram maybe). Also, what broken things are you doing with Sword of the Meek?

legendofa on Bystander Mode Activate

2 months ago

First thought is that if you have the budget, switch out Cancel for something else; it's been outclassed pretty hard. Disallow and Overwhelming Denial are both good options, and the latter has good synergy with Rewind.

Consider some Fog effects: Ethereal Haze, Kami of False Hope, and Riot Control are all effective. I haven't seen a Spirit-based Turbofog deck, but it might be doable.

Angel of Flight Alabaster gives your spirits a second chance if something goes wrong.

Supreme Verdict is a huge sweeper. AEtherize is pretty good bounce as a budget option.

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