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Stifle Discussion

rob_shifflett on Lazav, the Multifarious

20 hours ago

I am brewing a deck Spooky similar to this. What are your thoughts on Wormfang Manta, as a response to removal? I will be running Torpor Orb and Stifle spells.

Boza on Can you stifle half of ...

3 weeks ago

You cannot be more than 100% sure. Other than that, you are completely correct - all of that paragraph is one single trigger. Usually in MTG separate triggers have separate paragraphs - compare Etrata, the Silencer to say Riverwise Augur and then both to Niv-Mizzet, Parun. You cannot Stifle just the "put two cards back" part of the Augur trigger; however, you can stifle either the draw ability or the damage ability of Niv Mizzet (which will trigger it again, but the point still stands).

Geralf_Cecani on Can you stifle half of ...

3 weeks ago

A friend of mine has built an Etrata, the Silencer deck and Stifles a PART of the trigger, the part that shuffles itself into the deck, but not the part the exiles the Boi with the hit counter. I am 2374% sure this is complete garbage, but I just need proof. The way he says it works is that, since there's a fullstop (maybe it's called a period in America?) between the two sections of the ability, it a seperate ability.

Daedalus19876 on The Ten Plagues: Locust God EDH | *PRIMER*

3 weeks ago

JetSteel: I'm glad you like the deck :) I actually don't run Snapback anymore, but the same principle applies with Stifle and Firestorm, my termination methods of choice. I've never had major problems getting them to resolve, since I'm running Force of Will and Pact of Negation, and if I hold up mana before doing the combo I have many other counterspells I could use. (That being said, I HAVE died when doing this by forgetting a Ruric Thar is on the battlefield!)

cdkime on

4 weeks ago

It doesn’t work. You can only “choose new targets” for a copy if the original ability targeted. Otherwise, you are just copying the ability, and will have two “exile your library” triggers, which does nothing for you.

Leveler’s ability is a triggered ability - the “when” in the ability is the indicator. As such, you could counter the ability with Stifle.

vasarto77 on

4 weeks ago

I think the Artifact he stated still works. The Ability Leveler does not need to target anything. Strionic Resonator Targets leveler ability that is in effect and you are in ownership of that triggered ability. All I need to do is be in control of the Triggered ability of leveler, which I would be since it is my card I am casting, and the Resonator would copy and redirect it.

BTW, would Stifle work in conjunction? Like if I just had the mana open to cast stifle with strionic ability and then stifle my leveler after the copy has been made.

Gidgetimer on card:Kira, Great Glass-Spinner clones

1 month ago

As Boza said they would both trigger on the first spell or ability to target each of your creatures. The only corner case where this may prove useful is that a single Stifle effect will not prevent their spell from being countered.

Harashiohorn on One-Trick Pony: Lazav!

1 month ago

Stifle and Trickbind type effects can cancel out Bog, and other ETB graveyard hate. Disallow is a counterspell and stifle effect stapled onto one as well.

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