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Riot is a triggered keyword ability which lets a player choose if a creature enters the battlefield either with haste or with a +1/+1 counter on it.[1]

Expansion InfoEdit

Riot was introduced into Magic Arena with Ravnica Allegiance (open beta).

VideoEdit

Watch this explanatory video to see how Riot works.

Gruul Mechanic Spotlight Riot

Gruul Mechanic Spotlight Riot

Comprehensive RulesEdit

Comprehensive Rules Glossary (October 4, 2019)

Riot
A keyword ability that lets a player choose whether certain creatures enter the battlefield with haste or with a +1/+1 counter. See rule 702.135, “Riot.”

Comprehensive Rules (October 4, 2019)

  • 702.135. Riot
    • 702.135a Riot is a static ability. “Riot” means “You may have this permanent enter the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter on it. If you don’t, it gains haste.”
    • 702.135b If a permanent has multiple instances of riot, each works separately.

Riot Card ListEdit

14 results
Burning-Tree Vandal Burning-Tree Vandal C2Color R (3)
Creature — Human Rogue (2/1)
Riot (This creature enters the battlefield with your choice of a +1/+1 counter or haste.)

Whenever Burning-Tree Vandal attacks, you may discard a card. If you do, draw a card.

RNAC
Clamor Shaman Clamor Shaman C2Color R (3)
Creature — Goblin Shaman (1/1)
Riot (This creature enters the battlefield with your choice of a +1/+1 counter or haste.)

Whenever Clamor Shaman attacks, target creature an opponent controls can't block this turn.

RNAU
Domri, Chaos Bringer Domri, Chaos Bringer C2Color RColor G (4)
Legendary Planeswalker — Domri (5)
+1: Add Color R or Color G. If that mana is spent on a creature spell, it gains riot. (It enters the battlefield with your choice of a +1/+1 counter or haste.)

−3: Look at the top four cards of your library. You may reveal up to two creature cards from among them and put them into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.
−8: You get an emblem with "At the beginning of each end step, create a 4/4 red and green Beast creature token with trample."

RNAM
Frenzied Arynx Frenzied Arynx C2Color RColor G (4)
Creature — Cat Beast (3/3)
Riot (This creature enters the battlefield with your choice of a +1/+1 counter or haste.)

Trample
C4Color RColor G: Frenzied Arynx gets +3/+0 until end of turn.

RNAC
Ghor-Clan Wrecker Ghor-Clan Wrecker C3Color R (4)
Creature — Human Warrior (2/2)
Riot (This creature enters the battlefield with your choice of a +1/+1 counter or haste.)

Menace (This creature can't be blocked except by two or more creatures.)

RNAC
Gruul Beastmaster Gruul Beastmaster C3Color G (4)
Creature — Human Shaman (2/2)
Riot (This creature enters the battlefield with your choice of a +1/+1 counter or haste.)

Whenever Gruul Beastmaster attacks, another target creature you control gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is Gruul Beastmaster's power.

RNAU
Gruul Spellbreaker Gruul Spellbreaker C1Color RColor G (3)
Creature — Ogre Warrior (3/3)
Riot (This creature enters the battlefield with your choice of a +1/+1 counter or haste.)

Trample
As long as it's your turn, you and Gruul Spellbreaker have hexproof.

RNAR
Rampaging Rendhorn Rampaging Rendhorn C4Color G (5)
Creature — Beast (4/4)
Riot (This creature enters the battlefield with your choice of a +1/+1 counter or haste.)
RNAC
Ravager Wurm Ravager Wurm C3Color RColor GColor G (6)
Creature — Wurm (4/5)
Riot (This creature enters the battlefield with your choice of a +1/+1 counter or haste.)

When Ravager Wurm enters the battlefield, choose up to one —
• Ravager Wurm fights target creature you don't control.
• Destroy target land with an activated ability that isn't a mana ability.

RNAM
Rhythm of the Wild Rhythm of the Wild C1Color RColor G (3)
Enchantment
Creature spells you control can't be countered.

Nontoken creatures you control have riot. (They enter the battlefield with your choice of a +1/+1 counter or haste.)

RNAU
Rubblebelt Rioters Rubblebelt Rioters C1Color RColor G (3)
Creature — Human Berserker (0/4)
Haste

Whenever Rubblebelt Rioters attacks, it gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is the greatest power among creatures you control.

WARU
Skarrgan Hellkite Skarrgan Hellkite C3Color RColor R (5)
Creature — Dragon (4/4)
Riot (This creature enters the battlefield with your choice of a +1/+1 counter or haste.)

Flying
C3Color R: Skarrgan Hellkite deals 2 damage divided as you choose among one or two targets. Activate this ability only if Skarrgan Hellkite has a +1/+1 counter on it.

RNAM
Wrecking Beast Wrecking Beast C5Color GColor G (7)
Creature — Beast (6/6)
Riot (This creature enters the battlefield with your choice of a +1/+1 counter or haste.)

Trample

RNAC
Zhur-Taa Goblin Zhur-Taa Goblin Color RColor G (2)
Creature — Goblin Berserker (2/2)
Riot (This creature enters the battlefield with your choice of a +1/+1 counter or haste.)
RNAU


Keywords

Abilities Evergreen Abilities: DeathtouchDefenderDouble StrikeEnchantEquipFirst StrikeFlashFlyingHasteHexproofIndestructibleLifelinkMenaceProwessReachTrampleVigilance
Other Keyword Abilities: AfflictAftermathAfterlifeAscendConvokeCrewCyclingEmbalmEternalizeFabricateImproviseJump-StartKickerMentorRiotSpectacleTransform
Ability Words  AddendumEnrageRaidRevoltUndergrowth

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