Stubborn Denial


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat 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

RedmundR2 on Thassa'sDriving!

3 days ago

I like the idea, it definitely is cool to see some recent cards have good spots in a modern deck, however I think this deck could get a big boost by adding in more affinity cards into it, and having more artifacts matters cards along with it. The Judge's Familiar and Glint-Nest Crane slots can be used for cheaper artifact creatures to power up a Mox Opal, allowing you to potentially get enough mana to get your powerful vehicles out and manned quicker than you would on curve. Having the birds pilot stuff is hilarious but stuff like Memnite can accomplish the same thing while helping you ramp. This would change this deck from tempo to more of a pure aggro deck, but has a different top end with vehicles. This kind of hand-dumping strategy could make your looting with Smuggler's Copter even more powerful, and can make Jace, Cunning Castaway's +1 more viable on turn 3.

As for the sideboard I would consider Spell Pierce over Stubborn Denial just because the Ferocious effect doesn't work unless your vehicles are crewed and later in the game its too easy to play around if ferocious doesnt go off.

Don't turn this into a pure affinity deck tho as that would be a dumb suggestion on my part and ruin the soul of the deck on your end. I think you can take some of that deck's core and infuse it here and have success.

TheBloopKing on PyroSnapThing

5 days ago

Delver of Secrets  Flip would actually be very good in this deck. It's missing a factor that I can't quite put my finger on. Either not in your face enough, or not utilizing Pryomancer better.

I'm very fond of a couple Faithless Looting to help you dig for cards you need. And also a little more counter spells. Remand for card draw and stall. Spell Pierce i'm finding is very good against aggro decks and early game because players tend to spend all their mana the first 3 turns. Dispel work against other control decks and I see you have already taken a liking to Stubborn Denial.

I also like the idea of Lava Spike as it's another efficient 1 mana burn that speeds up the game for Awoken Horror.

Permafrost on Kefnet Savage Beaking (Multiplayer EDH)

3 weeks ago

Damn, you weren't kidding about the budget difference! lol I definitely got a few ideas from your list for mine, like Tezzeret the Seeker and Stubborn Denial. The new Timetwister from battle bond seems legit as well. I'm going to try out some of your suggestions, and possibly re-work my ramp package. I think I focused too much on having cards that replace themselves instead of just using Kefnet's ability to draw me cards.

+1 all day

PLHess on UB Delve

4 weeks ago

Well, I have a playset of Negate, and a couple Stubborn Denial... Are you thinking about Mana Leak ?

Xica on MonoR Demigod Hollow One

1 month ago

If you have problems with creatures, you can use cards with "bloodrush" as combat tricks, the chief being Viashino Shanktail which can lead to blow outs thanks to Flameblade Adept, or Hollow One being able to murder Wurmcoil Engine. (Rubblebelt Maaka, Scorchwalker are also worth consideration, and if you splash gree you get acess to Ghor-Clan Rampager.

Spitebellows gets around Stubborn Denial in decks, like Grixis death's shadow.

ZorrosRage on Fast and Easy Steamed Broccoli Recipe

1 month ago

I know it don't have haste but just feel like Combat Celebrant and Goblin Rabblemaster could be strong here.

I can see Ghor-Clan Rampager being strong

Rhonas the Indomitable could be a decent test Heir of the Wilds could be solid. I used him in a similar deck

Vexing Devil would cause your oponent to take dammage or give you Ferocious

you might be able to use Stubborn Denial since your using a lot of big creatures

Feed the Clan would be good in the side vs burn

CalebMaSmith on Atraxa's Trifecta

1 month ago

Path to Exile, Serum Visions, Brainstorm(cantrips are very important), Counterspell, Stubborn Denial, Go for the Throat, Mana Drain(Odds are you won't be able to afford that one unless it's a proxy), Supreme Verdict(personally my favorite boardwipe ever made)Thing in the Ice  Flip(my second favorite boardwipe)Cyclonic Rift(top notch card, but kinda pricey

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