Stubborn Denial

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

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Khans of Tarkir Uncommon

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Stubborn Denial

Instant

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

Emzed on Gisa and Geralf: Zombie Rave

5 hours ago

This deck looks very cool and well crafted. Since you are looking for cards to cut, i personally dislike Risen Executioner, Korlash, Heir to Blackblade, Contingency Plan and Dimir Keyrune. Mesmeric Orb seems powerful, but also risky since it can actually threaten to mill you all the way (i can't see a way in your list to get rid of it).
As for further improvements, Phyrexian Delver, Sidisi, Undead Vizier and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed are some great zombies. Black Market can be another powerful mana source, and a couple of delve cards like Murderous Cut or Dig Through Time could easily work here. Finally, i think it's important to be able to defend against game winning spells like Time Stretch, Tooth and Nail, Insurrection, Cyclonic Rift, Omniscience etc. A couple of counterspells like Swan Song, Stubborn Denial or Arcane Denial could provide a nice safety net to prevent those "Oops the game just ended" moments.

Emzed on Sidisi Brood Tyrant EDH

3 days ago

Sidisi works really well with Brain Freeze, Mulch, Buried Alive, Corpse Connoisseur and Fact or Fiction. More mass reanimation like Patriarch's Bidding, Zombie Apocalypse and Balthor the Defiled would be fantastic, as well as cheap ones like Reanimate, Animate Dead, Unearth or Endless Obedience.
Since your deck is very proactive and therefore often needs a lot of mana on its own turn, 3cmc counters with small upsides like Dissolve and Scatter to the Winds seem weak here. Cheaper ones like Swan Song, Stubborn Denial, Arcane Denial, Delay or Counterspell are much better, since you can more easily keep the mana open to cast them once it matters.
Naturalize is a solid card, but with all the tokens you generate, Sundering Vitae should usually be the same effect for 0-1 mana.

sylvannos on Is there any possibility this ...

4 days ago

I think you would benefit from playing Delver of Secrets  Flip in the deck. Or, in other words, play more like a Delver deck with Death's Shadow rather than a Zoocide deck with control elements. Trying to win on turn 2 consistently in a large tournament is going to be a problem. You're going up against a variety of different decks. If you're going all-in on a combo, you're gonna eventually lose to a deck like Jund Midrange or Grixis Control when you inevitably run into them at a large event.

One of the guys at my shop has done really well playing such a list. You can play a turn 1 Delver of Secrets  Flip or Thoughtseize, then lock your opponent out of the game with Remands, Mana Leak, and Stubborn Denial. The best part is you have Death's Shadow to inevitably wreck your opponent's day.

Here is what (I think) his decklist looks like:



That's one of the reasons I would play Esper Death's Shadow over the regular all-in version of the deck. Right now, you're not taking full advantage of the colors you're in except for Snapcaster Mage, Path to Exile, and Lingering Souls.

My suggestions may be too much to test in a short time frame if you're planning on going to a large event soon. I agree with APPLE01DOJ that your sideboard needs work. It's the best way to prepare for a large event without changing much.

I'd suggest something like:

2x Stony Silence
2x Kor Firewalker
1x Spellskite
1x Lost Legacy
1x Hibernation
2x Inquisition of Kozilek
1x Anguished Unmaking
1x Timely Reinforcements
2x Countersquall
1x Murderous Cut
1x Nihil Spellbomb

FriedR8tOnTime on Grixis Delver

6 days ago

Stubborn Denial is def a card I've considered playtesting. IMO Mana Leak is still the best counter spell modern has to offer. Remand isn't quite powerful enough in a format w Death's Shadow as the public enemy #1. Opponents can just cast the same card again early. Late game it's stronger but Mana Leak is still stronger in the same situations. Stubborn Denial doesn't counter creatures and in the current meta, combo decks aren't exactly popular, tier 1. WoTC needs to give us Counterspell in MODERN!!

Chopwood on Grixis Delver

6 days ago

Yeah, I realized that too :/ Well if oyu have snapcasters then it's probably better to use Mana Leak or Logic Knot. Maybe 1x Stubborn Denial.

Emzed on Penta: Child of Alara

1 week ago

Brilliant Ultimatum and Seek the Horizon aren't very good cards, i think you would do just fine without them.
Currently, your deck is all powerful fatties, but it lacks a supporting shell around them: Cards that cheat creatures into play (Elvish Piper, Garruk, Caller of Beasts, Selvala's Stampede), cards that benefit from them (Rishkar's Expertise, Chandra's Ignition), cards that interact with the opposition (Austere Command, Cyclonic Rift, Ashen Rider) and cards that protect you from bad things (Swan Song, Stubborn Denial) seem like they would be helpful.

landofMordor on God Tribal

1 week ago

I would nix the Slither Blade for pretty much anything else. It seems pretty low impact in this deck, since 1 unblockable damage is piddly compared to Rhonas swinging in. Brainstorm, Ponder, Stubborn Denial, Jaddi Offshoot, Judge's Familiar...and those are just the one-drops. Let me know your thoughts, though, and if I need to clarify! Best of luck!

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