Lead the Stampede


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
Conspiracy (CNS) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH) Uncommon
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Uncommon
Mirrodin Besieged: Mirran (MBM) Uncommon

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Lead the Stampede


Look at the top five cards of your library. You may reveal any number of creature cards from among them and put the revealed cards into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Lead the Stampede Discussion

ClockworkSwordfish on Q - UG Prophet of Kruphix

3 days ago

When you're this creature-heavy, I'd try and make a small concession for something that takes advantage of that fact. Thorn of Amethyst, Call of the Wild, Heartwood Storyteller and Lead the Stampede are all good examples.

ModernStormPlayer996 on Cloudy with a Chance of Elfball (865 ON T4!!!)

2 weeks ago

How is Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx working for you? I had it as a 2 of then a 1 of then took it out as it mana screwed me in terms of colored mana a couple of times. Also I found it to be a "win more" card, if I wasn't doing too well then I couldn't use it to help but if I was doing well already and didn't need mana anyway then it just provided extra mana. Then again my deck is Abzan and yours is Selesnyea. Also Since you now have 4 Chord of Calling main-deck, I highly suggest you take out the 3 Lead the Stampede out of your sideboard and replace it with cards easily found by Chord of Calling that wreck decks like Melira, Sylvok Outcast, Kataki, War's Wage, Scavenging Ooze, Spellskite, and Aven Mindcensor

Jimmy_Chinchila on Budget-ish Modern Elves

3 weeks ago

Looks solid, I know it's budget but things like Gilt-Leaf Palace and Cavern of Souls and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx could be good. I run a 1x of Cavern and 3x Palace and 1x Nykthos in my build.

Sounds odd but I also put 2 Chords in the side and run 2 Lead the Stampede main as game 1 I'm trying to power out elves to race and so have less need to find specific elves, and game 2 flip in the Chords along with whatever toolbox creatures suited to the opponent.

I'm not super crazy about Path, I feel like it's a dead card a lot of the time as many non-aggro creature decks need a lot more removal to play defense against and so the goal should be racing to hit the Shamans and not even worrying about combat. And against smaller creature decks you've already got Ezuri to get over them. But I could be wrong, I've never really tried non-creature removal spells in Elves.

Have you considered Hushwing Gryff or Auriok Champion? I like them too sometimes

Really nice, +1

rothgar13 on Cloudy with a Chance of Elfball (865 ON T4!!!)

3 weeks ago

From my testing of Elves decks, I found that Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx was pretty win-more most of the time, and it could be pretty bad when you really just needed an untapped source of . I'd advise moving on from it and adding more lands that can produce . The reason why I'd do that is that Elves has a bunch of incentives to run the Devoted Druid + Vizier of Remedies package - 2 Devoted Druids and an Ezuri, Renegade Leader are infinite pump for your team as well as infinite , and Devoted Druid + Vizier of Remedies + Ezuri, Renegade Leader also achieves the same result. To make room for that, I'd part with the Craterhoof Behemoth (which is good, but not great in Modern) and the toolbox creatures (which you just don't need when you can threaten to kill people in so many different ways). Lastly, Chord of Calling is pretty much just better than Summoner's Pact for this deck.

As far as the sideboard goes, I question the inclusion of Choke (there are only 2-3 major blue decks in the format, and your matchup against all of them seems fine to me), and I would rather see more Lead the Stampedes to help outlast grindy opponents.

sylvannos on U/G C-c-c-combo Elves!

3 weeks ago

@filthyc4sual: For real, Summoner's Pact is broken as shit in this deck.

I used to play a full set of Beck / Call, but ended up cutting down until I eventually only had 1 copy. I've found Lead the Stampede usually fills the same purpose, except it helps recover after getting hit by a Pyroclasm.

Regal Force is amazing because it helps you build up to critical mass. Even if you have only 2 or 3 elves out, you're still getting a Harmonize out of it.

Sargeras on Cloudy with a Chance of Elfball (865 ON T4!!!)

4 weeks ago

In response to your question, yes I can take a look.

I always like when people play decks that aren't necessarily tier 1, and actually go for some variance, so +1 from me.

Having played with and against Elves in modern, I can say this is close to what you want to be playing here, I do have some suggestions however.

  1. This is more meta dependent, but if you are going to be playing against decks like combo or control, which are this deck's main enemies, you'll want to be playing an Overgrown Tomb or two combined with some Thoughtseizes in the sideboard. I know you've said that most regenerate wraths are too slow. But I've played against Elfball with UW Control, and I know Wrath of God beats this deck unless you have some sort of interaction beforehand. In addition, Anger of the Gods has also been very effective against this type of deck.

  2. How has Pact worked for you? In my experience Chord of Calling was more effective, as getting something like Ezuri or Archdruid at the end of my opponent's turn was usually enough to win on the next in grindier matchups.

  3. The other main reason I'd suggest adding black to the manbase is to play Shaman of the Pack, as this card used to win me games all the time when I played Elfball, as you don't always need a lord to finish the game, and it makes Chord of Calling ridiculous if it resolves most of the time.

  4. As for the rest of the board, I've seen Lead the Stampede be decently effective, although most of the time, its just another Collected Company which has its own pros & cons, (Which do actually become relevant in some games) I've played Sylvan Messenger, which is usually pretty good for what it does as a one-of. Besides that, sometimes Krosan Grip can be needed, but thats more meta dependent.

Hope this helps,


filthyc4sual on Naughty Elves

4 weeks ago

I would add Wirewood Pride and Craterhoof Behemoth as more win conditions, and add more lands. I don't feel comfortable going below 33, even in Elves. I would also consider Regal Force, Primordial Sage, Glimpse of Nature, and maybe Elvish Visionary and Lead the Stampede for card draw and Wirewood Channeler for ramp. All in all though, seems like a good and fun deck!


1 month ago

@Atroxreaper. Your deck will be ignored because, well, you're selfish


Hope that helps for starters! :)

My deck: EDH Aggro Cats (Focused on his Eminence ability of +3/+3). Still looking for unique card interactions worth adding. Consistency is my priority in the deck.

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