Stave Off

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning (DDN) Common
Conspiracy (CNS) Common
2012 Core Set (M12) Common

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Stave Off

Instant

Target creature gains protection from the color of your choice until end of turn.

Stave Off Discussion

Arievilo on Heaven's Gates

2 weeks ago

Hey Snivy__ thanks for your comment. You’re absolutely right, I really don’t know why I did that, I guess probably because I have the card Stave Off but don’t have Brave the Elements . I’ll replace it though

Mondo1212 on Feather The Redeemed

4 months ago

Here ya go, Derrick,

Where is Gamble

Ramp or extra mana

Fellwar Stone , Fire Diamond , Marble Diamond , MindStone, Sword of the Animist , Thought Vessel , Hardened Berserker , Treasonous Ogre , Neheb, the Eternal , Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion Desperate Ritual , Pyretic Ritual , Seething Song ,

Target spells that are dope

Coordinated Assault , Enrage , Otherworldly Outburst is cool and you can loop it if the creature you buff dies making a token, Samut's Sprint , Titan's Strength , Accelerate , Aleatory , Chaotic Strike , Stun , Niveous Wisps , Carom , Formation gives banding which is spicy, Spiritualize , Stave Off , Bathe in Light , Feat of Resistance , Chaos Warp target tokens to get permanets from your deck for free, and is good removal.

Heroic/Prowess Creatures cuz value

Vanguard of Brimaz , Fabled Hero , Tethmos High Priest , Leonin Iconoclast , Arena Athlete , Akroan Line Breaker , Monastery Swiftspear , Soul-Scar Mage , Dragon-Style Twins ,

these are some cards I think you should look at, don't need all and some might not fit exactly but if you like them then put them in. Cut some lands you can go down to 34 if you add in more artifacts, which go great with paradox engine.

Cards I think you should replace: Emerge Unscathed rebound fucks with your commander it exiles them not letting you put them back into your hand; Aurelia's Fury really expensive to get any good use out of it, or if you want protection during your turns run Grand Abolisher or Silence ; Expose Evil is too slow of a draw engine Mentor of the Meek with the tokens you make is better for drawing; Burnished Hart and Solemn Simulacrum are meh, better to go with artifact ramp that can feed the paradox plan, plus artifact ramp is cheaper and faster; speaking of artifacts Boros Cluestone and Boros Keyrune are good flavor options but aren't that good as other artifacts; Inferno Titan and Sun Titan are good creatures but don't fit into the game plan as well better to put things that help with the gameplan.

JoosetheMuice on Feather, the Reedemed

4 months ago

Gods Willing is just better than Stave Off , though you could even have both. Comet Storm could also be worth it, since if you target feather it goes back to your hand, though you don't wanna kill her. Rolling Thunder could even be better since you can just assign feather the one. World at War could be a game winner. I'm not sure I love Mass Calcify , namely because sometimes it just doesn't deal with your problems. I'd choose Austere Command over it. Lastly, even though its semi-hated, Balefire Liege could fit well in here. it's a mini pump, and you cast a lot of red and white instants and spells.

solarbeam on Selesnya Heroic

7 months ago

You're a bit vulnerable to the removal in Modern, Path to Exile, Fatal Push, Lightning Bolt, Liliana of the Veil, Terminate, Cast Down, Reflector Mage, and Dismember are the biggest ones out there. You can play against these spells while working with heroic with cards like Apostle's Blessing, Stave Off, Brave the Elements, and Feat of Resistance. Against cards like a Liliana of the Veil you could run Windswept Heath and Dryad Arbor or spells that funtion in a similar way to Cartouche of Solidarity

Terminus is the go to sweeper right now, but outside an effect of Eerie Interlude there's not much you can do against that, but against regular sweepers like Damnation or Supreme Verdict, a copy or two of Heroic Intervention or a similar effect belongs somewhere in your main deck or sideboard

MrCuddlefish on

10 months ago

I would add more cards like Stave Off or Mighty Leap in order to allow your Immolating Souleater to be able to attack for lethal, or any substitute for those cards.

Brolamog_the_Infinite_Higher on Glare Lock

1 year ago

Orion_121 Black isn’t a color I have tested much with, but I have considered adding a Black splash before. I decided against it early because I found the win conditions to be a bit unreliable, and overall I think the deck performs slower wife succumbing to the same weaknesses. Syphon Life is aggreeably a great win condition for the deck, but after that Stab Wound type effects become our next viable option which similarly folds to non-creature decks. Pestilence is a card that looks good at first in this deck, but I have reservations on dealing damage to our own creatures as that potentially makes us prone to targeted removal. Black luckily does give us the best removal Pauper has to offer, but keep in mind that removing creatures potentially slows down the speed of the lock. As far as Gods Willing is concerned, I find the Scry to be more valuable than hedging against certain match ups and thus feel that Stave Off would be better suited for the sideboard for those particular match ups you mentioned!

Orion_121 on Glare Lock

1 year ago

You mentioned in another thread you had tried /R /U /G variants to moderate success, is the same true for /B? My local meta is pretty high in control / mill / burn and being able add 4 Scoured Barrens and swap out Soltari Trooper and Cenn's Enlistment for cards like Syphon Life, Castigate, Raven's Crime or Devour Flesh would be an asset in those matchups.

I'm also pretty curious about Gods Willing over Stave Off. I can see how in a deck with no card manipulation scrying is valuable but losing the soft-counter for Inside Out or Rancor seems questionable.

Kamerot on Lyra, Dawn Breaker Commander

1 year ago

Hey there, I like where you're going with this. A friend of mine runs an angel tribal that I loath, so I know with time, this deck will definitely be a monster. I do see that you have some inconsistencies for it being tribal. Like quite a few things that only target one creature whereas you want stuff that affects all of your divine beings.

So here's a list of things I would drop and some suggestions as well. Not knowing your budget, I'm just going to suggest anything that comes to mind. Take out:

So I know its a long list. Most of those cards don't do enough to help, have too high of a cmc for what they do, or don't fit the tribal theme. Add in:

A lot of the suggested upgrades suggested are designed to help your game plan you have set up, are better versions of cards you had, or just to help get your angels out quicker since they are expensive to cast and white has some of the worst ramp in the game. Here's a little k to my friends deck for more ideas: Angels in the battlefield Best of luck to you!!

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