Stubborn Denial


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Uncommon

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Stubborn Denial


Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays 1.

Ferocious If you control a creature with power 4 or greater, counter that spell instead.

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Stubborn Denial Discussion

Brandamn on Abzan Dorks - Need Mana base

1 day ago

Abrupt Decay kills both of those and doesnt get countered by Stubborn Denial but I agree a number of Fatal Push would be good but wouldnt drop any Abrupt

Hatchman on Torpor and Fatty friends

2 days ago

Nice Deck conception, i recommend to add a full Playset of Thoughtseize and cut a Land, the Duress and move the Languish or the Stubborn Denial to the sideboard. Beside of that recommendation +1 from me.

MuffinBoffin on Unsympathetic Intellect

2 days ago

I suggest you swap your Spell Pierce with Stubborn Denial. with a Kiln Fiend out, or another creature that has been pumped already, it's just a 1 mana Negate.

colton815 on Pushing Rhona's Snake Card

3 days ago

it turns Stubborn Denial into a hard counter right away.

Esper879 on Death's Shadow

1 week ago

FNM 2017 01 12: 2/2

Round 1 Grixis Madcap 2-0

Game 1: Won when I ripped a turn 4 Kolaghan's Command to remove the Platinum Emperion they just Madcap Experimented for.

Game 2: Won with it coming down to an Inquisition of Kozilek from the opponent. The only thing in my hand was a land and a Snapcaster Mage in hand with a lone Stubborn Denial in the graveyard. Played the Snapcaster Mage and targeted the Stubborn Denial with a Gurmag Angler in play.

Round 2 5 Color Shadow 1-2

Game 1: Won with a decent opening hand.

Game 2: Lost due to flooding.

Game 3: Lost due to flooding.

Round 3 Storm 2-1

Game 1: Lost draw 9 lands during the game. No creatures.

Game 2: Won with a quick Tasigur.

Game 3: Opening hand was 2 Snapcaster Mage 1 Inquisition of Kozilek 1 Thoughtseize and drew into 2 more Inquisition of Kozileks. I didn't draw into any creatures and despite having two Gifts Ungiven and a Blood Moon cast on me Tasigur, the Golden Fang and Gurmag Angler eventually got me there.

Round 3 Mirror Match 0-2

Game 1: Lost the close game that came down to top deck. Eventually a timely Fatal Push and a Death's Shadow won him the game.

Game 2: Lost due to kepping a one land hand and a Thoughtscour. Inquisition of Kozilek pulled the Thoughtscour from my hand and I didn't draw another land for the next three turns.

I'm updating the sideboard.

+2 Liliana of the Veil

+1 Illness in the Ranks

+1 Nihil Spellbomb

-1 Liliana, the Last Hope

-1 Deprive

-1 Ceremonious Rejection

MrSilk on Modern Competitive Solemnity - Non Budget

2 weeks ago

No, I'm definitely up for all the information I can get!

I actually found Drift of Phantasms last night after I left my previous comment about Muddle the Mixture. I kind of realized that I should also search for a possible transmute card set to 3 CMC and I guess I lucked out that there was one that matched the color. I'm definitely planning on using it to tutor for basically ALL of my combo pieces I have. I'll definitely be removing my Idyllic Tutors for it.

As for the manabase, why have 1x Irrigated Farmland instead of making it into another Hallowed Fountain? Is it because of the cycle ability? Other than that, yeah it looks pretty good. My meta does play Blood Moon, but not so much Leonin Arbiter.

I personally really like TiTi because he's very low mana cost, flips on a spell with solemnity, board wipes and attacks same turn and good removal bait. Muddle the Mixture is in there mostly for countermagic and to call in a TiTi if the situation calls for it.. So if there are better cards to put in that slot, I'm fine with that.

I can also try -1 TiTi for something else.

So here's what I'm going to try.

-1 mana (adding in your mana base)

-1 or 2 MAYBE Thing in the Ice  Flip

-2 Idyllic Tutor

+1 Kitchen Finks OR +1 Opt/Path/Verdict/Spreading Seas

+2 Drift of Phantasms

I am stuck on the cards below on what to sub out for them.

+1 Opt

+1 Path to exile

+1 Glen Elendra Archmage (it's her CMC that has me on the edge).

+1 Supreme Verdict

+1 Mana Tithe, what do you think of Stubborn Denial in the chance I flip a TiTi? Or just another Dispel for early game?

So I'm a total noob with planeswalkers. I'm the only person in my regular playgroup that doesn't play them. With Gideon of the Trials what is stopping my opponents from just attacking it/killing it next turn after I play it?

I'm in the gray area with my counter magic. I need spell removal to countermagic cards that will prevent me from playing my combo pieces.. I fear that by the time I can play my combo pieces, my opponent will have the mana to pay the cost on Mana Tithe So I would perhaps need more early game spells like Dispel or Muddle the Mixture before Glen Elendra Archmage can get out to counter the hate for my usually inevitable turn 3 first combo piece. If possible I'd like to wrap up the game by turn 5-6 and so far with this current build the deck has been pretty consistent!

Wow, that's a lot more than I intended to write up and I might have rambled a little bit. I'm going to make some changes to this list here and then save the previous (expensive mana) list to an update. Feel free to keep the conversation going, I'm looking to make this thing as good as I can get.

Kaleo42 on Modern Tinker

2 weeks ago

Stubborn Denial to protect the colossus from Path to Exile. Other counters could really help smooth this out. I don't like that you cant attack with the colossus before turn 5 with this deck, I would recommend looking at Pentad Prism and other early mana that can make a world of difference.

Bovine073 on Competitive Affinity

2 weeks ago

You're on the full burn build I see, and that's sweet, I've been thinking about doing that myself. With that, are you sure that it is better to cut Master of Etherium rather than 1-2 Steel Overseer?

As for your sideboard, my main qualm are the Ensoul Artifacts. In your description you say that they're great against GDS, but really that's only if you have the citadel out for it, otherwise you are 2-for-1ing yourself 99% of the time. If you want a card that hoses GDS, try Hazoret the Fervent, it's becoming a mainstay in many peoples' affinity sideboards, and it's honestly just great. Also, I have to suggest to you some amount of Thoughtseize and Spell Pierce/Stubborn Denial in the board. They're great cards, and stop you dying from Stony on T2 a lot of the time.

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