Risk Factor

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

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.)

9-lives on Igne Natura Renovatur Integra

2 months ago

Added Risk Factor as I have found that I run out of burn cards around 4th-5th turn. Every time, nearly.

Poolplayer on Hammer Smashed face

2 months ago

Core players remain, tweaked out some cards for cards I already had. I traded for Purphoros Hammers but it's just inanimate in a deck that's moving. Since it's not equipment it's a dead card with text. I wanted haste. Lightning Greaves gives me haste and protection at an instant with my equipment swapping cards. I upgraded Browbeat for Risk Factor as an instant on my opponents turn than using up good mana on my turn. Trying Burning Oil over Lightning Helix for the flashback text of having some late game burn available if needed. I like these Swiftblade Vindicator for the angry little package they come in. I could use some advice on sideboard. Maybe more dual protection swords depending on the opponent in there.

wallisface on Boros Burn

4 months ago

There's a good article on running burn at various budgetary levels here. If you do end up running stuff like Shock, Monastery Mentor, Vexing Devil, Lightning Strike, Deflecting Palm, Risk Factor, Rip Apart etc, then by all means live your dreams, but do be aware you'll be running a brew that is strictly worse than what you could be for that same budget. Rip Apart, Monastery Mentor, and Shock in particular are all terrible cards for burn and will make it a LOT harder for you to reliably win games (Rip Apart is at least playable in the sideboard).

In any case, you should definitely take on the advise of jethstriker and fix up the manabase. Burn generally needs 20 lands to begin with (so your land count is too low at the moment), but then you should always be aiming towards lands that don't enter tapped. Even Clifftop Retreat is too risky to be useful, and you'd be better off just playing all-basics than either that or Evolving Wilds. Battlefield Forge is a really good budget option for providing two colours.

DreadKhan on assault

4 months ago

Not sure if it's really worth the investment, but the old Kjeldoran Outpost and Balduvian Trading Post can lower your land count while offering either a decent token generator or a bad damage source, Trading Post doesn't cost you mana, just fixing. I guess you'd have to pull Aether Flash to put in Outpost, so perhaps as a sideboard card? Just had a thought, but Goblin Chainwhirler is a pretty fun card to play vs decks using small creatures, not sure if 1 damage would be enough to matter compared to Flash hitting stuff for 2.

I get that instants are better than sorceries in almost all situations, but I feel like Retribution of the Meek is just much bigger than Reprisal, while still being lower to the ground than Wrath of God. Also worth a look (and cheaper) is Slaughter the Strong, which will kill all of their creatures if none are small enough to survive, and solves wide boards of even Indestructible creatures, as it's a sacrifice effect.

It's a bit out there for sure (most people openly despise these cards), but I have had some luck using Risk Factor and Browbeat to just bulk draw cards for mana in Red, the key was using it in a deck that would seriously consider playing either as a Burn spell with no possibility of cards, but that's often what it will be (most people start worrying about Fireblast and hate to go below 9 life, and might start feeding cards). I feel like your Seismic Assault is pretty synergistic, they almost have to give you the cards to avoid taking more damage, and I think you win via damage usually?

Simerix on And So It Begins

7 months ago

You won't be able to use your white spells on Archon of Absolution

Oracle en-Vec is a card that I misunderstood for a while. Make sure you really want this in the deck.

Pursuit of Knowledge you definitely don't need. This card is only good in mono-white Eight and a Half Tails because they can protect it. You don't really need it with Feather.

Risk Factor - People will always take the damage

There are cards that care about instant and sorceries in your graveyard. Feather prevents them from going to the graveyard so they don't have a lot of use. See - Surge to Victory

Weird cards: Big Score, Deafening Clarion, Sevinne's Reclamation, Caged Sun

I have a lot more to say but it'll be easier to explain in person


9 months ago

Aikido of the Inward Eye and Mirror Flame

Modern* 9-lives


What are some useful aikido cards that i could use? Perhaps Hallow? Is Harsh Mentor a good card? I think that activating abilities is common? Braid of Fire is amazing for ramp. I'm really looking for straight up draw cards that are within boros manabase. Best thing i could find was Risk Factor; Useful as a damage card early on, and a draw card whenever the opponent is lower on health.

9-lives on

9 months ago

Eidolon of the Great Revel has been my best card I've played in this deck. I'm sure if I could, I would use Rip Apart far more. Deflecting Palm has won me three games so far. Gideon's Sacrifice with a Boros Reckoner has won me one game. I think the reason why is the unpredictability, as they don't expect the aikido element in this deck. Out of all the burn cards, I've used Boros Charm the least, and Lava Spike the most. Soulfire Grand Master has been very peripheral, and hardly ever used. Risk Factor works as expected, with later in the game when the opponent is lower on life points, they always say 'you get to draw 3.' Vexing Devil is a medium-good card; I only had someone say to let it be a 4/3 only once, and that opponent had a way to block/remove it. Out of all the cards Ive used, I haven't faced anyone to ever need graveyard hate with Rest in Peace.

Last FNM Modern I won two rounds, and one round the opponent had 1 life point left upon their win. However, I placed in 6th place.

SufferFromEDHD on Roasted

10 months ago

Although I am an EDH aficionado I too am a fan of the cheapest and fastest deck in Legacy.

Risk Factor might be worth a spot.

Skewer the Critics definetly worth a spot.

Sunbaked Canyon easy add. Opens up white utility in the sideboard.

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