Stubborn Denial


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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.

Stubborn Denial Discussion

Last_Laugh on Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

1 week ago

Holy crap, I didn't realize I'd become 'that guy' about responding to people on my own decks...

@darkmeta - I'm having a hard time following your combo (post #32) but I think it works. Thing is it costs at least 8 mana and as far as I can tell, it costs 8+ no matter what. My main go-to combo can start with Imperial Recruiter which costs 6 mana + 2 counters, Spellseeker which costs 5 mana + 2 counters, or it starts with Weird Harvest which costs 4 mana and 3 counters. The redundancy in this combo line makes it VERY reliable.

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@munky702 - I could use more counter magic from time to time but I'd start with Stubborn Denial and SwanSong if I went the non-creature route or I'd re-add Draining Whelk (which very well may happen). Glen Elendra has been in the deck for years lol. I also dropped my big Eldrazi and Craterhoof (Ulamog may make it back in to keep the shuffle effect present.)

To All: Thanks for all the compliments, feedback, upvotes, and support... keep it coming. Even if I'm bad at replying sometimes I still take good advice. Neoform made it in and it's a damn solid addition.

match_lighter on Esper Living Gifts

2 weeks ago

Have you considered Urabrask the Hidden to complete the praetor theme you have going. Aside from the obvious reason why you have to play Urabrask the Hidden , it also gives you a way to beat removal heavy decks right after you Living End without the risk of a Board wipe. Urabrask will also help against the aggressive creature decks that seem to be plaguing your meta. Another card you might add is Stubborn Denial which is a hard counter when your creatures are in play and can fight through combo, and other annoying spells.

Xica on Midrange Burn Cards

3 weeks ago

Magmatic Sinkhole is clearly one of the best options - due to also killing walkers - the delve however you cannot run multiple copies due to mechanic.

Spitebellows is also one of the top options, and it gets around stuff that counters "non-creature spells" like Stubborn Denial or Force of Negation ... etc.

However the real answer if simply running Dreadhorde Arcanist as with bolt "flashback" bolt it is easily able to deal 6 damage - which means that as log as the board is not completely clogged it can successfully attack through things like Primeval Titan . That creature is all the hard removal you could ever wish for.
Honorable mentions go to cards like Lightning Axe , Redcap Melee , Roast , Flame Slash , Harvest Pyre - and Abrade (for its versatility)

Peisistratos on Competitive Modern Mill

1 month ago

KamiKasper if I had to play Vantress Gargoyle it would be for a secondary wincon with defensive capabilities. I'd not waste slot with Stubborn Denial in that case. But thanks for bringing that out.

KamiKasper on Competitive Modern Mill

1 month ago

What are your thoughts on Vantress Gargoyle with Jace's Phantasm for added control with Stubborn Denial ?? Seems like it might be kind of cool. Could be a complete gimmick though..

heckproof on Jeskai Equipments

1 month ago

This build seems fairly solid. If you’re running a Knight of Autumn in the sideboard, you should be running a Temple Garden or another fetchable duel in the main so you can cast it. I also don’t think Mana Leak is the right card for this deck because the second you start trying to control the game, you’ll lose because you’ve deviated from your gameplan. If you want combo protection, it’d be better to run something like Spell Pierce , Stubborn Denial , or maybe even Mana Tithe if you wanna get cute.

Poseidon31 on Grixis control dragons

1 month ago

If you want to play control, i would cut Dragon's Hoard as you have only 10 possible triggers.

You only have two Counterspells and need more draw.

Countersquall , Mana Leak , Logic Knot are good Counterspells. Maybe Cryptic Command . Stubborn Denial with Dragons out there is another good non-creature Counter. Dissolve for Counter and Filter. For Draw Glimmer of Genius with Aether Hub ?? or Archmage's Charm for Counter or draw? Search for Azcanta  Flip for filtering and cardsearching?

Anger of the Gods for Massremoval? Rakdos Charm for like evrything in the sideboard?

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Stubborn Denial occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.13%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%