Risk Factor


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Rare

Combos Browse all

Risk Factor


Target opponent may have Risk Factor deal 4 damage to them. If that player doesn't, you draw three cards.

Jump-start (You may cast this card from your graveyard by discarding a card in addition to paying its other costs. Then exile this card.)

Risk Factor Discussion

l7lancer on Pioneer Burn (competitive)

1 month ago

Chandra's Triumph should be replaced, it's IMO not even worth a Sideboard Slot.

Wild Slash is a straight upgrade to Shock , even though it's uses a corner cases of a corner case in this deck.

This deck looks like the Modern Prowess deck, but you've choosen Chandra ToD as top end. I'd play Bedlam Reveler instead or the Acolyte of Flame as a 2 of main and move ToD to the board vs control.

Risk Factor should be replaced with Light Up the Stage as it easily can be cast cheaper.

Recommended Mainboard changes:

-3x Chandra's Triumph -2x Risk Factor -1x Stoke the Flames -5x Mountain -3x Chandra, Torch of Defiance

+4x Wild Slash +4x Ramunap Ruins +4x Light Up the Stage +1x Bedlam Reveler +1x Chandra, Acolyte of Flame

Overall the deck looks like a promising starting point for a pioneer burn deck, but some tuning is needed! Keep it up!

ccsteffen on Wizzard’s Prowess Burn

1 month ago

Risk Factor Guttersnipe too bad he is a shaman and not a wizard.

mghadley on Budget friendly burning dwarves

1 month ago

I like it, going to try something similar myself. What about a little more draw like another The Flame of Keld , Browbeat or Risk Factor . Just to get your hands on those dwarves a little sooner.

ZendikariWol on Torbran Spellslinger EDH

1 month ago

I'd like to toss out Risk Factor as a suggestion. It'd be a monster in this brew.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Faerie Fun Deck

1 month ago

How about some CHEMISTER'S Insight ? Har har, funny jokes.

Personally I think Thrill of Possibility and Chemister's Insight are underpowered.

Electrodominance is an excellent card for Izzet Spells. Bonecrusher Giant gives you an upgraded Shock and a good creature. Ral, Storm Conduit gives extra damage and card filtering. Thousand-Year Storm you might also consider if you're playing several spells in one turn. Risk Factor forces your opponent to take 4 damage or let you draw three.

Just some suggestions. You'll have to make room for whatever cards you put in, so be selective.

MrBoombastic on Aggro Eldraine Knights

1 month ago

A few things I'd consider:

  • Go either Boros or Orzhov - their gameplans differ a bit and seem better when seperated.
  • Rimrock Knight is a fine addition to the Boros knights, but only because they don't have better options.
  • Acclaimed Contender should always be a 4-of in any knights deck imo. It's a good body with a great ability.
  • Risk Factor doesn't see play in the mono red decks, even though they have more reach in burn spells and evasive creatures. That makes it less likely to be strong here, as reach/pressure is needed to really make the card playable.

Got more suggestions, but they all depend on what color combination you choose to go with.

Happy brewing!

Roboticwarrior on Torbran's Calamity

2 months ago

Thank you guys for your input. Risk Factor and the giant was removed along with 2 shocks and 1 Tin Street Dodger to make room for 1 Mountain 2 Legion Warboss 4 Fervent Champion and 2 Chandra's Spitfire

MrBoombastic on Torbran's Calamity

2 months ago

I feel like you need at least 1 more land, so you can more reliably cast your Torbran, Thane of Red Fell . Also Risk Factor seems like a mismatch, as you want creatures to trigger your Cavalcade of Calamity . If you really want your Cavalcade to go off, you need as much synergy as possible. Legion Warboss goes really well here, much more so than Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin . As mentioned above, Chandra's Spitfire is also great and probably more 1-drops, so you can curve out.

Load more

Risk Factor occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.38%

Red: 5.46%

Rakdos: 2.14%


All decks: 0.08%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%