Lead the Stampede


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy Uncommon
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas Uncommon
Mirrodin Besieged Uncommon
Mirrodin Besieged: Mirran 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

Shane on Communist Elves

1 day ago

Lead the Stampede so you don't run out of gas. Also Dwynen's Elite, and Heritage Druid make for a good turn 2 play.

austinbromine97 on Golgari Elves

2 days ago

Eldritch Evolution over Lead the Stampede and put in 2 Gilt-Leaf Palace for 2 forests.

Dr.Steinbergowitz on Reckless Revolt Zoo

1 week ago


If I had Atarka's Command, I would definitely be running it. Probably also Simian Spirit Guide. This is kind of a budget build, but I think it came together pretty well for using essentially just the cards I already had.

I don't think I want to go any deeper into the counters side strategy by adding other non-creature cards because they work against Lead the Stampede, which is actually really effective in this deck.

TMBRLZ on Elf Deck: Lead the Stampede ...

3 weeks ago

I prefer Lead the Stampede - in some cases I prefer it more than CoCo

sylvannos on Elf Deck: Lead the Stampede ...

3 weeks ago

Lead the Stampede is often a better Harmonize for in Elf decks with a high creature count.

StoryArcher on Elf Deck: Lead the Stampede ...

3 weeks ago

I'm really warring with myself over these two cards. Figure a deck with between 30 and 38 elves not counting these four slots - Lead the Stampede lets me dig 5 cards deep for 3 mana while Sylvan Messenger lets me go 4 deep for 4 mana but also gives me a 2/2 elf with trample in the bargain.

How much of a difference would it make whether the deck had Elvish Harbinger in it? When I'm playing with EH in the deck, it seems like Sylvan Messenger is the card I go for 90% of the time, but when I take EH out, that's when the two cards really seem like a toss up. Thoughts?

sylvannos on Best artifact for an elf ...

1 month ago

I like Staff of Domination because it does...well, everything. The option is always lingering over your opponent's head that you'll go infinite once Elvish Archdruid resolves. The important things are:

  • It can work on its own. If your opponent hits you with something like Whipflare, you can still tap down their Arcbound Ravager, gain life, and draw cards to get back in the game.
  • You can control combat. When you have a couple of lords on the table, being able to attack with a 4/4 Elvish Mystic, then untap it so it can block, can be crucial to racing other aggro decks.

Also, I'm going to shamelessly plug my own Elf deck:

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

Modern sylvannos


I'm more partial to full-combo with Nettle Sentinel and Heritage Druid. I've found Lead the Stampede and Summoner's Pact beats Collected Company and Chord of Calling unless you're playing Shaman of the Pack and lots of lords. With Collected Company, I found it underwhelming when I spend 4 mana to flip two 1/1 mana dorks into play.

The main difficulty you'll find playing Elves is how vulnerable you are to Lightning Bolt and red in general. Naya Burn and R/G Tron are by far the worst matchups. You absolutely shit all over everything else when you can empty your hand on by turn 3, restock with Lead the Stampede/Beck / Call, and then still kill them with Craterhoof Behemoth regardless of anything else.

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