Stifle

Stifle

Instant

Counter target activated or triggered ability. (Mana abilities can't be targeted.)

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Set Rarity
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common
Conspiracy (CNS) Rare
Scourge (SCG) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage 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

Stifle occurrence in decks from the last year

Legacy:

All decks: 0.31%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Blue: 0.14%

Stifle Discussion

Legendary_Cardboard on Blue Fish Urza - cEDH Primer

3 days ago

ToffMcSoft I'm really liking this list and thinking of building it as I am wanting to play something other than Fish Hulk. I also just love that it's friggin URZA. Nostalgia mega bonus. Anyway, I see in your last update that you added Rapid Hybridization, another card I love, but your reasoning is that it can kill Thassa's Oracle. Isn't it too late by the time it hits the board, since its triggered ability will go on the stack? Are you assuming you'll kill it and Stifle/Trickbind the trigger? If anything I like Hybridization and Pongify to kill mana dorks to try and slow down the table. I may even try to fit Reality Shift in for this too.

Anyway, thanks for an awesome list, gonna start working on putting it together!

enpc on Oracle Core

1 week ago

If your meta is so heavy with Oracle Hulk, would Angel's Grace be the better choice over Stifleesque effects? you already run Ad Nauseam and all you have to do is shut down the Oracle trigger, which Angel's Grace does. Plus one mana split second is nice.

EDIT: My bad - I see it's already in the maybeboard.

Daniel_3 on Alela Storm

1 week ago

ShaDoWz_6677 The Reason im Not Playing Cards like Trickbind , Stifle is because my playgroup doesn't play Hulk decks. Otherwise I would Definitely consider putting them in because as you said they are great counters for Flash Hulk Decks. I also have Blind Obedience in Combination with Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter as an alternate win con but including Thassa's Oracle is a great idea. I will Definitely Playtest the Oracle. The Reason I won't Include Tendrils of Agony is that I have a hard time Manualy Storming of. And I also Didn't include the Mage's because I wanted to keep the curve low if I have to cast an Ad Nauseam as a Response to Something and not in Combination with an Angel's Grace. Staff of Domination finds its place as an Mana Outlet if one of my Infinite mana Combos resolve. It gives me the Possibility to draw my Deck and Storm of easier and it would also pair really great with Thassa's Oracle. Thank You for your Suggestions and the Kind Words.

ShaDoWz_6677 on Alela Storm

1 week ago

Also, Staff is cute, but i dont feel it belongs. your not a combo deck. your a storm deck. Tendrils of Agony should be in this deck also. if you intend on top storming with bolas citadel or dramatic scepter storm, you wont always have AER out. You wont always hit Exsanguinate. So you can rely on traditional storm with Tendrils to hit your opponent in the face for X damage (depending on storm count) gain X life and hopefully kill the board. The feel bad with AER is when you go to pay 50 life, and someone trickbinds your AER. you paid 50 life, did 0 damage and died for it. Back up plans are always reliable in these situations when you can stop them from out right winning cause they stopped you from killing everyone in 1 turn with 1 ability. Tendrils forces them to hold Stifle or Voidslime as well to storm the storm trigger. cEDH runs only what is needed. Trickbind is the most used ability counter in cEDH right now because of split second. I would consider running Stifle and Trickbind so you can get the full value against the issue decks you will come across (most cedh is trigger/activated ability decks so stopping them the turn they want to go off with TB or Stifle is HUGE especially against the growing amount of variant storm decks, among other decks like TnT hulk, and any breakfast hulk variants.

AlwaysSleepy on Oracle Core

2 weeks ago

SynergyBuild

Good suggestions.

Cephalid Coliseum is an interesting one and likely playable. Though I have some hesitation with the Threshold, it is a card in EDH which is relatively okay to run.

I like Tale's End. Trickbind in this meta may be stronger though. I think it's a solid choice after though for added tech, but I may lean Stifle over it. 2 CMC can't be countered + 1 CMC over the Legendary clause. But that clause is for sure still okay.

I'm generally not too impressed with Abeyance. It sometimes works and sometimes doesn't help. I think in the current meta having cards with failure modes is less acceptable than it used to be. Similar reasoning to Narset's Reversal. With the card quality where it is, there isn't much motivation to play cards with capacity to miss.

bkelly8401 on Thrasios Thassa Tournament- INPUT WANTED

2 weeks ago

I am dealing with Aetherflux Reservoir Demonic Consultation and extra turns. I agree that Angel's Grace and Teferi's Protection are probably enough to carry me through those pieces and will probably drop Stifle for that reason. I really really appreciate the tips!

enpc on Thrasios Thassa Tournament- INPUT WANTED

3 weeks ago

I have been giving it a bit of thought and depending on your meta (i.e. if everyone is running fish hulk) then I actually think that Angel's Grace is better than Stifle. Both of them can be used to respond to the Oracle trigger (though you need to let your opponent resolve Demonic Consultation with grace before casting it). Then they can't win the game that turn and theoretically should lose next turn anyway. But the benefit of Grace is that it only costs one mana, has split second and still does work with Ad Nauseam. Plus it still interacts with Jace, Wielder of Mysteries more than Stifle does. Of course, all of this only works in stopping Fish/Jace combo, not other oes (which Stifle may be more suited to). But it's just a thought.

Yeah, when I saw how compactly the Fish Hulk line went into Najeela I was kind of grossed out. And the fact that the pieces still aren't dead with the Derevi backup is nice too.

SynergyBuild on Oracle Core

3 weeks ago

Cards I have been testing as possible options for this deck:

Cephalid Coliseum - This one works well against the mirror-match, killing in response to the oracle trigger, but also just has decent value targetting yourself. This isn't the worst even if it is just a bad island too, and this deck can fill it's yard fast too. Great in grindier matches.

Tale's End - Stifle effect, that can hit commanders, Jace, Wielder of Mysteries, Oko, Thief of Crowns, and other walkers, then it can hit Derevi, Empyrial Tactician, Tymna the Weaver, and Edric, Spymaster of Trest in the Najeela deck. Linvala, Keeper of Silence is seeing play as a one-sided counter to this deck in some midrange builds, and it too can be countered. So while it isn't a great counterspell, stifle effects are in high demand, and this does some outside work.

Abeyance - This Orim's Chant effect is often way more powerful than it seems. It is no silence when you are trying to go off, 2 CMC and it doesn't stop any artifacts, enchantments, or walkers, but the card can shut down an on-stack flash, by making Nomads en-Kor unable to activate, and also stopping the consult line but shutting down further consultation casts. Few cards can shut down both halves of this line, while also cantripping, and being able to be used to protect yourself from interaction in a pinch or grab a top-of-deck-tutored card. I have found mild success for this card, but haven't seen it in enough games to be completely sure.

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