Volatile Rig


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Rare

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Volatile Rig

Artifact Creature — Construct


Volatile Rig attacks each turn if able.

Whenever Volatile Rig is dealt damage, flip a coin. If you lose the flip, sacrifice Volatile Rig. When Volatile Rig dies, flip a coin. If you lose the flip, Volatile Rig deals 4 damage to each creature and player.

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Volatile Rig Discussion

landofMordor on Guilds of Ravnica: Spoilers and ...

2 months ago

Boza, I feel you there for sure! My first booster was RTR (pretty sure I opened Volatile Rig, or immediately traded away my Hallowed Fountain for Azor's Elocutors facepalm), and my first prerelease was GTC (I wanted Boros, but drafted Gruul with my little brother so that we wouldn't have to sit alone amidst a bunch of strange middle-aged men...), so I also have a high nostalgia quotient for Ravnica.

I think I'm going to have to see what knobs R&D turned with regard to these new mechanics before I make a verdict. If Mentor is the icing on top of a well-statted, complex cake, it'd be a far cry from just slapping Mentor on top of a French vanilla creature. Same with Surveil (which, although it's only a typo away from "Survey", carries a much more sneaky connotation!), Undergrowth, and the rest.

I can actually really see the flavor hit of Undergrowth. The underclasses of the Golgari (gorgons and Kraul) have revolted after gathering their strength, and now the Golgari, themselves the underclass of Ravnica, are poised to grow into a position of power! But none of that is possible without the dead (RIP Jarad?) who fuel their growth.

poorpinkus on Evening the Odds - An actual decent coin flip deck

4 months ago

Thanks Rivor! I've had some of the most fun games with this deck, but don't be fooled by its unassuming nature - It actually does pack quite a punch. The generals' abilities work extremely well together, and if you win 3 coin flips during your turn, Okaun is big enough to outright kill an opponent. The other great thing is that since nobody knows what the outcome of a coin flip is going to be, it makes it much more difficult for opponents to know what to do about cards like Puppet's Verdict or Volatile Rig since there is a chance that it could actually benefit them (at the expense of other opponents).

Anyway, all I'm trying to say is that while the deck archetype is surely not the most powerful, the deck is actually incredibly explosive, and when playing against medium-tier decks I end up being the archenemy half of the time

Thanks for the comment, and I hope you have fun with it!

RavenedFuzz on Savra's Victims

1 year ago


Remember: Try to alternate between Savra (cmdr) and Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord to check goodness.

Just to remember: To remove:-Volatile Rig -Horizon Spellbomb-Murder-Korozda Guildmage-Woebringer Demon.

+++We might want to add+++:

+++ Ogre Slumlord+++ Something better for mana/ramp (I'm not really confident about the "Sac costs"... as most of those creatures and enchantments require a few mana to have "sac goodness". +++ Phyrexian Altar+++ Expedition Map+++ Myriad Landscape

maxon on Need Help With group hug ...

1 year ago

I've been brewing this deck:

Electric Storm Hug N Slug

Commander / EDH* maxon


I've got more than 100 cards in it so far, but I'm not done picking stuff to go through.

I was hoping the good folks of TappedOut could take a gander and suggest some utility creatures they think might work well in the build. Preferably with a thoughness of 4 or more, as I will likely be running both Anger of the Gods, Sweltering Suns as well as a good number of X spells where everything burns. I have some creatures in there under that threshold, some of which might go, some will certainly stay.

Any other suggestions on spells are also welcome, a well as suggestions on what to take out (with good reason).

This deck is going to be good and janky, with the general idea being that the deck almost feels explosive and doesn't always watch it for itself. Imagine if Volatile Rig was an EDH deck.

kingofheights on Diaochan, Gambling Fan.

1 year ago

Play a Radiate targeting the Fiery Gambit. 8 mana, you win the game, maybe?

Play Krark's Thumb. Everyone knows the most winningest gamblers cheat a little.

Play Planar Chaos. Play Chance Encounter.

Play Crooked Scales and Mogg Assassin. Now those are some gambling cards.

Literally play Desperate Gambit. Target Heartless Hidetsugu with it, when his ability is on the stack. This is the most correct way to play Gambit.

Play Sorcerer's Strongbox.

Play Volatile Rig.

Play Fighting Chance.

Play Mana Crypt, because it flips coins.

Jantun on Night at the Museum

1 year ago

I'd probably yank Volatile Rig.

nyctophasm on Winning? Who cares? CHAOS!!!

2 years ago

So I have a couple ideas of some changes this deck might make. I'm still trying to make it even more chaotic, despite how bad it is already. Here's my thoughts. Anyone agree or disagree whether these will increase the chaos?

Out: Volatile Rig, Scrambleverse, Skyscribing

In: Shared Fate, Fatespinner, Tide of War

K9soul on Who said this would be a fast game? I didn't...

2 years ago

If you like flipping coins maybe you should add Volatile Rig, hes pretty fun

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