Lead the Stampede


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Iconic Masters (IMA) None
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

Hyperalgialysis on Is it worth it to ...

2 weeks ago

What kind of elf deck are you running? If it is the basic they get big with all the lords, or Shaman of the Pack then not so much. If you think you could or are running Master Biomancer then I suggest you try it. Basically if your mana base can handle it and you have another reason or two to run some blue then go for it. If you are just running it for the draw, it will probably be better as Lead the Stampede since melody is based in you having creatures out.

Will361405 on Is it worth it to ...

2 weeks ago

With iconic masters downgrading Lead the Stampede to common, is it still worth it to run Distant Melody? Or should the deck just be mono green?

landofMordor on The Wolfman

1 month ago

Love this deck! It's super creative and very budget to boot.

However, you've got a couple of issues -- first, Orim's Chant is not Modern legal. Second...Silence is probably worse than you'd think. Even if you cast it during your opponent's upkeep, they can cast instants in response that will still resolve. Rather than trying to affect your opponent, it might be wiser to only try to control your own board -- through Geier Reach Bandit  Flip, for example, or 4x Moonmist.

Finally, cut Thraben Inspector! You'll be able to put in Lead the Stampede or something else for card draw, but you should max out your Werewolves if you can.

Mandalorian on A Few Elves? How Bad Can it be?

1 month ago

All the cards I think I could possibly suggest are already in your Maybeboard!

There is Devoted Druid and Cloudstone Curio if you ever want to make it a combo deck instead of stompy

Copperhorn Scout can be really good at untapping Elvish Archdruid for a lot of mana after attacking or Chord of Calling after attacking

I would suggest 1 Pendelhaven as it can allow your 1/1 dorks to be more aggressive when you need them to be.

Collected Company is obviously excellent and aside from that either Chord of Calling or Lead the Stampede should replace Nylea's Presence. Some do one or the other and some do a 2/2 or 3/1 split. Either way I think one of these should definitely be mainboard. Lead the Stampede is excellent at refilling your hand and Chord of Calling can get that 1 Ezuri you need to win on the spot. Both are powerful, though I lean more towards Chord since it allows you to play singleton hate cards you can tutor for in sideboarded games.

Joraga Warcaller is a pretty awkward card with Collected Company because you cant have it come in with counters to pump the whole team. In a Coco build I would cut it and a couple Visionaries and 1-2 Champions to make room for Heritage Druid and Nettle Sentinel. The most explosive starts possible with Elf decks involve Heritage Druid. Ex-

T1 Forest, Elvish Mystic

T2 Forest, tap Elvish Mystic and play Heritage Druid, tap both forest and play Dwynen's Elite, tap 3 untapped elves, play Elvish Archdruid

T3 Forest, tap 3 Forest for Ezuri, Renegade Leader, tap Elvish Archdruid for 6 , use Ezuri, Renegade Leader's overrun ability, attack for 20 with trample.

Turn 3 you can deal 20 damage, but an explosive start like that doesn't happen without Heritage Druid, its just not possible. With Nettle Sentinel you can tap it for mana using Heritage Druid cast a spell, untap the sentinel, and do it again, essentially playing out your whole hand.

Anyway, Elves are my favorite Modern tribe, I hope this helped a bit! Happy Brewing

Mandalorian on

1 month ago

I think you have a decent start to a good Elf deck here! My suggestions would be to go up to the full amount of Elvish Archdruids since it is the best lord you have.

Ezuri, Renegade Leader has the ability to give all your elves +3+3 and trample repeatedly! Very good and very game ending as a backup to Shaman. He also protects your other elves from being killed with his regenerate ability.

Dwynen's Elite is very good at helping the Elf decks go wide

Lead the Stampede can help you refill your hand after you've played it out, creating a second wave of elves to be cast and making very hard for your opponent to keep up.

Some black sources for Shaman would be good as well. Nothing incredibly expensive but there is cheap fixing like Llanowar Wastes should be enough

OriginLeon on ✨✨ZURS' Enchanted Woods ✨✨

1 month ago

Hey man.Actually I already have the full deck in paper except for Dryad Arbor, Inquisition of Kozilek, Wooded Foothills and Rest in Peace. I plan to buy them at my local store tomorrow anyway. I do think it could be a little hard for us to trade anyway since I'm from Brazil kkk.

  • The main reason I'm not running (and don't plan to) Noble Hierarch is because of the price. I'm happy with Arbor elf, mainly because they can provide all four color according to what land I have in game, and black is actually more important than blue on the deck.

  • I did consider Eland Umbra as a 1-of but I do not know what I could take out for it. I'm afraid if Doran is Destroyed before damage it just does nothing. But the protection from Fatal Push is nice so maybe I could remove a Lead the Stampede but I fear I may be with an empty hand too soon.

  • I had two Nyx-Fleece Ram on my maindeck but after an experient friend's advice I put one of them on the sideboard since to increase the control part of the deck a little and I liked the change ever since.

  • I have a couple of Fatal Push I could include on the deck, but I still do not know what to take out. Maybe if I start to be too overpowered by creatures I'll consider putting it in, but as for now creatures are not my main concern when playing this deck since it has really good defense.

  • Greater Auramancy is a great card and I do wish I had two of them, one for this deck and the other for my Zur the Enchanter commander (Zur Enchanter Tokens Only Fly) but I find it too expensive for the moment as well and Spellskite is already doing a good job at protection enchantments here.

icehit6 on Cloudy with a Chance of Elfball (Primer)

1 month ago

Couple recommendations.

First one that I think should definitely be implemented is Horizon Canopy. If you get ahead early, you're not going to need lands later. Filtering it out for draws is super effective and definitely worth it. Cavern of Souls needs to be one of the lands too. I'd at least run two. At a high competitive level, which seems to be what you're doing with this, Cavern of Souls is really important.

Second recommendation would to consider Lead the Stampede for the mainboard, or at least the sideboard. It's really effective against board sweeps, or if you get very ahead early and you're able to dump your hand by turn two. It basically refills you with more gas. Overall looks fine though.

Personally I wouldn't have selfless spirit mainboard - it wastes a slot that can go towards playing aggressive in game one. And as well, having three Ezuri, Renegade Leader plus a Craterhoof Behemoth seems a little much. Maybe two Ezuri's, one Craterhoof, or just three Ezuri.

Just some suggestions! :)

JoshFox on Stomping the ground

2 months ago

Great deck MagicMat! And great comment section you have going here! I feel like I got a MTG education browsing through it.

I feel your your frustration with some of the suggestions. I see you are trying to do something specific here and it is not super helpful when someone says, "try this $50 card," or, "add these 2 extra colors." So I will refrain from recommending Goyf, fetch lands, and Golgari Charm.

That being said if you play the same dudes all the time it might be fun to have an alternate build. I play planeswalkerless Abzan and have a ramp build and a discard heavy build that I posted here Abzan Beatdown. This makes it fun for me, and, honestly, fun for the guys I play against as they try to figure out what I am doing.

For you the obvious Plan B is Collected Company build. It may not be better then what you are doing, but showing up one night with 4X Coco and 4X Lead the Stampede with all the hate and pumps in the SB, and 31 beaters in the MB could be fun!

If you have time I would love to get some eyes on my deck Abzan Beatdown, too. Any help is appreciated!

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