Stubborn Denial

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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Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Stubborn Denial occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.13%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Stubborn Denial Discussion

Last_Laugh on Animardrazi

1 week ago

Ok, I'm starting out with an 'I don't mean to be too critical so take this with a grain of salt'. I have suggestions for additions and cuts.

There's 2 main problems here. 1: Your mana cost is a bit high even for Animar (It's reasonable, I've seen MUCH worse but 3.5 avg. cmc or less is ideal) and 2: Your choice of/number of non-creature spells.

I'll address these out of order.

Cuts/Replacement Suggestion:

Cut: Fuel for the Cause, Mystic Confluence, and Ionize (over costed and no Animar discount) - Replacements: Stratus Dancer, Draining Whelk, and Stubborn Denial.

Cut: Mind Stone, Chromatic Lantern, Commander's Sphere, Kodama's Reach, Cultivate, and Rishkar's Expertise - Replacements: Beastcaller Savant, Rattleclaw Mystic, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove, Cloud of Faeries, and Peregrine Drake.

Cut: Doubling Season, Jiang Yanguu, Path of Discovery, Guardian Project, - Replace: Soul of the Harvest, Primordial Sage, Tishana, Voice of Thunder, and Glimpse of Nature

I don't want to overwhelm you all at once, so let me know if you're picking up what I'm putting down. I can suggest some cuts/replacements from your creatures if you'd like. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Here's my list for ideas... Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

Epicurus on Izzet Prowess - Modern

1 week ago

You obviously know the deck much better than me, but it seems like Distortion Strike is a serious wincon. If it were me, I'd run at least 3x of that.

Also, as a utility in case of disruption or removal when setting off the kill switch, I think it would be good to have something like Spell Pierce or Stubborn Denial or Force Spike. Maybe one or two of, just in case.

And finally, Narset's Reversal targetting your own spells, is a great way to up your spell count in a turn.

That's all I got. Cheers!

mistarilledawn on Trample Tribal: BOGLES?!

3 weeks ago

Hey man! Awesome deck. I run a Bant Bogles deck, here for reference. I like having a small splash of blue for some extra variety in the enchantments, and Stubborn Denial is very handy for that early game Chalice of the Void, among other things. I'm trying out Mana Tithe right now, though, just to give it a shot.

Any thoughts?

Bruxo on Trial dragon tribal

1 month ago

I think that you don't need that Doubling Season. Sure, it's always a great card, but I don't think that it has that many synergy in this deck.
There are probably too many mana rocks in your deck. You could exchange some of them for removal or protection spells like Heroic Intervention, Eerie Interlude, Stubborn Denial, Beast Within, etc.
Two cards that I removed from my Ur-Dragon deck were Tyrant's Familiar and Frontier Siege. The first, because I mainly use Ur-Dragon as a finisher, so Familiar would most of the times be 5/5. The second, because although Frontier Siege can provide mana or creature removal, there are also better options than a 4 mana enchantment.
Good card to consider: Golos, Tireless Pilgrim.

capriom85 on RG vs RUG

1 month ago

Magnanimous, Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner is the idea for card draw and also the ramping ability. Imagine T1 mana dork, T2 Kiora uncapping land to hold up Stubborn Denial or Shock mana. T3 sees a 4-5 drop creature. I am looking at Glorybringer or Stormbreath Dragon here, drawing me a card, getting 4 damage in, and possibly killing off a creature.

x12721, sure PSZ might not be so good. Good call.

triproberts12, true. I think the Stubby D addition may be worth it.

triproberts12 on RG vs RUG

1 month ago

You're basically asking the same question that Standard BGx Explore players were asking. Basically, the conclusion that they came to is that a third color IS worth splashing, but only for counterspells, and probably only out of the sideboard. If you don't have a pressing need for Negate or Stubborn Denial to shut down decks that go just under you, then stick with 2-color.

x12721 on RG vs RUG

2 months ago

If you were to splash blue at all, it should be for Negate/Stubborn Denial. Savage Knuckleblade just isn't worth it, in my opinion. You have much better three drops in RG as it is, and Prime Speaker isn't where you want to be for double blue.

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