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Stifle Discussion

Guerric on Does Providence make your STARTING …

1 week ago

Yeah, Neotrup and seshiro_of_the_orochi are right. This is like Leyline of Anticipation in that you need to reveal it from your opening hand, which would dictate that happening before you draw a card, then on the first upkeep of the game (whether yours or your opponents) the triggered ability would go on the stack where it could be technically be hit with a Stifle effect if your opponents have it, though likely it being the first upkeep they don't.

Rhadamanthus on Stifle or Trickbind

1 week ago

That works, but it's because Stifle and Trickbind target the ability, itself, not the source of the ability. The ability on the stack is its own separate object.

In your example, when Gaea's Blessing is milled and its last ability triggers, the trigger goes onto the stack and people can make responses before it starts resolving. That's when you can target the ability with Stifle/Trickbind.

Wbg1415 on Stifle or Trickbind

1 week ago

Can Stifle or Trickbind target a card in a graveyard like Gaea's Blessing when it gets milled?

B0NGUS on Rograkh is the Final Boss

2 weeks ago

Removed Wear / Tear .

Added Dismantling Wave .

Cons: 1. Dismantling wave is more expensive most of the time.

  1. Dismantling Wave cannot target two pieces of one opponent.

Pros: 1. Dismantling Wave will often get three pieces.

2.Dismantling Wave can target multiple artifacts or multiple enchantments.

  1. The special action to cycle Dismantling Wave is not a spell, so to be countered it must be targeted with a Stifle or Voidslime effect, causing it to be a hard to avoid wipe.

Omniscience_is_life on Can Eternal Witness return Liliana, …

3 weeks ago

It goes like this:

  1. You pay 3 loyalty counters and put Lily's ability on the stack.

  2. State-based actions are checked and Lily goes to the GY.

  3. Her ability resolves (provided no one does anything tricky like Stifle it), returning E Witness to play.

  4. E Witness triggers, returning (ostensibly) Lily to your hand.

Dromar39 on Does WotC Care About Keeping …

1 month ago

The bottom line, if it makes WotC money then they will most likely print whatever they want. With that said, I agree with smackjack, I don't think Counterspell and Stifle will be a game changer in modern.

smackjack on Does WotC Care About Keeping …

1 month ago

I was playing both modern and legacy for about 10 years before stepping down to only play EDH. If i was still playing modern i would have welcomed Counterspell to the format. It was one of those cards i really missed when playing. Sure, i preferred Legacy, i do like high power level, but i don't think Counterspell will warp the format in any way. Stifle is not that good of a card, the best thing Stifle can do is countering a fetchland. So putting that into modern will punish greedy high budget decks which is a good thing for the format?

DemonDragonJ on Modern Horizons 2 Spoilers

1 month ago

Some cards from Modern Horizons 2 have been revealed, and, as far as I know, they were revealed by a legitimate source, so I feel comfortable with providing a link to them, here.

I am not happy that WotC is bringing the original Counterspell to modern, since it was always associated with the vintage and legacy formats, and there is even a rumor that Stifle is being reprinted in this set, so that makes me even more displeased about the set.

However, I do like both diamond lion and brainstone, because those cards are nice references to older cards in the game; in particular, the lion shows that WotC is experimenting with ways to circumvent the reserved list, without actually violating it. The fact that brainstone's ability costs 2 mana to activate means that I likely shall not use it; I understand that moving a colored effect to a colorless card means that it needs to be more expensive, but making it literally three times as expensive is simply too much for the card to become widespread, in my mind. If the stone cost only 1 mana to activate (in addition to the 1 mana to cast it), I could have accepted it, but it simply is too expensive, as it is, in my opinion.

Also, I think that is is awesome that WotC is printing an enchantment land, after having declared that it was unlikely that they would ever do so; does this mean that there is now some hope for additional artifact lands, in the future?

Let me now open the discussion to everyone; what are your hopes and speculations for Modern Horizons 2?

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