Before it rotates from Standard, we need to have a word about Risk Factor.

An updated version of Browbeat, Risk Factor gives your opponent the choice of taking 4 damage or letting you draw three cards. Cards like Risk Factor present an interesting deck building challenge. Because your opponent gets to choose which mode is activated, you need to put them in a situation where both modes are painful.

That's certainly the case with today's counter-burn deck. If your opponent takes 4 damage, they have to worry about dying to Shock, Slaying Fire and Storm's Wrath. If they let you draw, they can forget about resolving spells through Ionize, Negate and Mystical Dispute.

Best of all, thanks to jumpstart, any cards you draw can turn into extra copies of Risk Factor. The bad choices never end!

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Izzet Counterburn by SBMTGDev

'Izzet Counterburn' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: SBMTGDev

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Standard

Market Price: $159.51

Cards

Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Storm's Wrath

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.36

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Storm's Wrath deals 4 damage to each creature and each planeswalker.

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Slaying Fire

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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Slaying Fire deals 3 damage to any target.
Adamant — If at least three red mana was spent to cast this spell, it deals 4 damage instead.

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Castle Vantress

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.90

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Castle Vantress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control an Island.
{T}: Add {U}.
{2}{U}{U}, {T}: Scry 2.

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Brazen Borrower // Petty Theft

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $20.18

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Opt

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.08

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Scry 1.
Draw a card.

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Risk Factor

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.36

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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.)

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Flame Sweep

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.16

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Flame Sweep deals 2 damage to each creature except for creatures you control with flying.

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Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.14

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Negate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Counter target noncreature spell.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Shock

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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Shock deals 2 damage to any target.

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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.90

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This spell costs {2} less to cast if it targets a blue spell.
Counter target spell unless its controller pays {3}.

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Temple of Epiphany

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $0.46

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Temple of Epiphany enters the battlefield tapped.
When Temple of Epiphany enters the battlefield, scry 1.
{T}: Add {U} or {R}.

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Steam Vents

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $14.25

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({T}: Add {U} or {R}.)
As Steam Vents enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Ionize

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $0.44

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Counter target spell. Ionize deals 2 damage to that spell's controller.

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