Great Sable Stag


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
2010 Core Set (M10) Rare

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Great Sable Stag

Creature — Elk

Great Sable Stag can't be countered.

Protection from blue and from black (This creature can't be blocked, targeted, dealt damage, or enchanted by anything blue or black.)

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Great Sable Stag Discussion

MagicMat on Stomping the ground

5 days ago

DexztrO I think Great Sable Stag is just better

Skjoldschoennemann on Stompy Stompers Stomping Mages

4 weeks ago

Thanks for the suggestions. I think Scaled Behemoth is a bit expensive, and I'ts not that good if it's countered or your opponent has a lot of chump blockers.

Carnage Tyrant is way out of my budget.

Prowling Serpopard and Great Sable Stag are really great and I would see if I can get room for them.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Stompy Stompers Stomping Mages

4 weeks ago

Very cool list. There are some cards you might to take a look at: Great Sable Stag, Prowling Serpopard, Carnage Tyrant, Scaled Behemoth.

Skywatch on Cool cards I wanna build around

1 month ago

Why do you want to build around Great Sable Stag?

CurdBrosBrewingCo on Garruk Green Devotion (w/ Combo)

1 month ago

Hey GrownMardu.

I have been surprised with the Affinity match up in particular. I'm currently 68.6% against affinity. In theory it felt like I poor game one match up; but it just hasn't played out that way.

This answer got really long; so I put the answer in a "spoiler" thing:

Discussion of Affinity, Tron, and Deaths Shadow Match-ups Show

Briandhoffmann on Tribal Star Lords

3 months ago

I wouldn't make them tribal decks. I would just pick a "commander" that reflects that colors greatest strengths. You might at well make the format modern as well if its just going to be the set 5 decks.

Here are some Ideas for my commanders and their edicts.

W- Go wide Odric, Lunarch Marshal, or Odric, Master Tactician with some tiny fellows that all have cool keyword abilities and a few angels

W edicts: Luminesce, Celestial Purge, Surge of Righteousness

U- Control Talrand, Sky Summoner, or Baral, Chief of Compliance. Just load the deck with all instants and sorceries and a few sphinx as win cons

U edicts Encase in Ice, Flashfreeze

B- Midrange Gonti, Lord of Luxury, Yahenni, Undying Partisan. just play a bunch of mean and treacherous things and sprinkle with demons

B edicts: Deathmark, Talara's Bane, Self-Inflicted Wound

R Tempo "aggro wont work in a 5 player game" Grenzo, Havoc Raiser, Lovisa Coldeyes, kind of aggro but with more card draw and removal with some good dragons too,

R edicts: Combust, Rending Volley

G Big ol' Ramp Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Silvos, Rogue Elemental, just get lots of mana, defiantly include some hydras.

G edicts Display of Dominance, Great Sable Stag, Mold Adder (I kno they're creatures but green gets an exception)

greatdevourer on Anti Azami lady of scrolls

6 months ago

Agreed TheDevicer. I've faced many a blue player, and there are a lot of ways to deal with mono-blue decks. However, not knowing more about the player, their skill levels, their current local meta game, their collection, or even what deck their playing, I was just suggesting a strategy and providing some samples to kick start the conversation. Are Great Sable Stag and Mistcutter Hydra great cards? No. But since both cards are under a dollar each, they are an affordable start and .

Yes, limiting a blue player's options in one strategy. So is overwhelming the player with more threats than they can counter. Another tactic is pushing that turn clock faster than the blue player wants to run. For example, swinging each turn with a Slith Firewalker or Taurean Mauler or similar creature that keeps getting bigger. And I can't think of a blue player that hasn't hated me dropping a Teferi's Puzzle Box on the table. There goes planning anything long term.

My Pacifism deck gives players all kinds of trouble. In the early game blue players defend me because I have more Wrath effects and creature control. Later in the game, they turn on me because I'm screwing up their strategies too.

It comes down to a lot of factors, but as a jump off point for a discussion, I didn't think that Great Sable Stag and Mistcutter Hydra were bad choices.

TheDevicer on Anti Azami lady of scrolls

6 months ago

As a long time blue player, if you cast Great Sable Stag and Mistcutter Hydra vs me, I'm 100% ok with that. Seriously. What are you doing? Putting me on a 5 turn clock? At turn 3 to 5 or something? And that's being generous.

Nah mate. Instead of trying to put down resilient threats, you need to manage my ability to play the game. That's how you shut down a blue player.

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