Stubborn Denial


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy 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

nicclypuff on Bant Eldrazi

1 day ago

I'm still saving up for Noble Hierarch and Engineered Explosives so I'm still using Birds of Paradise and Ratchet Bomb. Will definitely replace those as I get them. I'll try to get a playset of Stubborn Denial then test it out over Disdainful Stroke. Nissa, Steward of Elements seems like a pretty spicy tech, I'll test it out sometime.

Dorotheus on Darksteel Family (MODERN)

1 day ago

I don't really know you're budget if any, but I recently helped someone develop a deck that is based exactly around the same ideas you have here.Other cards he is running now are:
Tasigur, the Golden Fang It's a one-of and it's just good.
Mana Leak
Stubborn Denial as long as you have something with an Ensoul or Litch, it's a 1 mana counterspell, definitely the strongest addition you can make
Inquisition of Kozilek
Fatal Push
Vault Skirge played correctly can keep aggro and burn decks at arm's reach, and against removal decks they will wait until you try and Ensoul one of these, but you won't in that case, unless you have perfect answers.
Signal Pest Usually also unblockable and can take over the game just like Vault Skirge for the deck but gives the deck an interesting aggro line in combination with the Tempo/control aspects

Worldslayer is just not good enough without mitigating the equip cost, or cheating it out or something.
Darksteel Juggernaut again just not worth the mana cost, and once that's out, more of the "do nothing" artifacts can come out for interaction
Rogue's Passage you just won't need it because your 5/5s will be so threatening and/or evasive that they will be the removal and pressure a lot of the time.

Hopefully that helps you get a leg up. Good luck.

chadsansing on Bant Eldrazi

2 days ago

Nice deck!

I might mainboard Noble Hierarch over Birds of Paradise for the Exalted triggers, and also mainboard Engineered Explosives over Ratchet Bomb for the sake of speed.

The sideboard looks excellent. Maybe Disdainful Stroke could be Stubborn Denial? Locally, we run a few Denials mainboard. We also run a few Nissa, Steward of Elements, over Matter Reshaper mainboard for more recursive card selection.

Have fun!

aidan5x5 on Turn 1: Weird, pass. Turn 2: ...50 damage!?

1 week ago

Hey, I think that Spell Pierce would almost always be the better card since you're trying to kill by turn 4 and people won't usually have 2 mana up after casting a removal/counterspell that early in the game. I haven't played the deck so I don't how easy it is to get the Weird to 4 power in response to a turn 3 Fatal Push but that's the only kind of situation that I can see Stubborn Denial being the better card.

ComboCrazy on Turn 1: Weird, pass. Turn 2: ...50 damage!?

1 week ago

Hey! Smallpox is ANNOYING. Ive only ever fought against it once, so I dont know the archetype matchup very well, but I will say thats when Id side/mainboard in something in like Spell Pierce or Stubborn Denial. And actually I had not previously considered Ideas Unbound, but I dont think Ill sideboard it, simply because of the fact that its harder to cast, and it nets a one card loss at end of turn, so if I dont win, well, at least I can get a hellbent effect lol. I will play test it in matchups where I need that two mana counter with shoal though, thatd certainly be useful. Just not sure if its worth it.

sg_86 on Turn 1: Weird, pass. Turn 2: ...50 damage!?

2 weeks ago

Out of the three counter spells, Stubborn Denial is best

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on A Taste Of Mortality

2 weeks ago

Stubborn Denial and Willbreaker v Voltaic Key or Boros Charm? Denial and Willbreaker work well with the commander himself, but Key and Charm work well with your combos. Just something to consider

Zelpoke on Sea creatures

2 weeks ago

For sideboard I would think of adding Stubborn Denial, Dispel, Dismember, Grafdigger's Cage, Relic of Progenitus, Ratchet Bomb, Card:Ceremonious Rejection, Disdainful Stroke, Engineered Explosives (I know it's expensive), Negate, Chalice of the Void (SUOER EXPENSIVE!), Obstinate Baloth, Nature's Claim, and Choke. I'm probably missing something though.

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