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Lead the Stampede
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Lead the Stampede
Mirrodin Besieged

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2011

Constructed: 3.33
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 3.17
Multiplayer: 3.00

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Lead the Stampede

On paper, it looks great. You could, in theory, draw up to five cards for the price of a Divination! Trouble is, you can only draw creature cards this way. Logic dictates there's probably going to be at least one land in there somewhere. And the fact that you have Lead the Stampede in your deck proves that not all your non-land cards are creature cards. On average, this is basically a green Divination. And I'd rather just splash blue for Foresee-- that gets me a card deeper in my deck, and lets me choose which cards I want to draw, instead of requiring me to draw creatures. Sure, Lead the Stampede might randomly give you more cards, but it might also randomly give you fewer. At least with Foresee you know you'll be a card up.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 2.5
Limited- 3
Multiplayer- 2

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Lead the Stampede
Would you play a card that summarized as "2G, sorcery, you draw five cards"? You should. Would you be afraid of playing such a card if it meant that you had to cut down on spells like Mana Leak and Path to Exile? You shouldn't be. This late in the hobby's lifespan, you can play that aforementioned sorcery and still counter spells with Mystic Snake, destroy lands with Avalanche Riders, and regrow things with Eternal Witness. Lead the Stampede may constrict your options - only in the most literal sense of the word. In every other way, it's a tool that some decks have been waiting forever for.
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Lead the Stampede which is a three mana Green spell that can potentially add five cards to your hand.  This is a very nice advantage, especially for creature heavy themes like elf, and should be quite popular as a form of acceleration there and in other decks.
In Limited which is a heavily creature based format this is a really effective card to refill your hand and take advantage of the often large supply of mana available in the later stages of the game.  With only a single Green in the casting cost and the generally easily splashable nature of the color, this is a good card to draft if no removal or major creatures are available in the pack after a rare.  In Sealed this is a solid card for most builds as it works well for topdecking purposes late in the game and should generally gain a card advantage.
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 4.0


    Welcome to another card of the day review here at Pojo.com. This time around, we look at Lead the Stampede from Mirrodin Besieged. Lead the Stampede costs two generic and one green mana for a sorcery that lets you look at the top five cards of your library, reveal any number of creatures from them, and put those cards into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

    To me, this is just a way for green to pull some creatures, nothing spectacular, just a green sorcery. There really aren’t any ways of breaking this card, no amazing combo that spells doom for your opponent once you play this, just some creatures in your hand, and things that aren’t creatures to the bottom of your library.

    While in standard, a good way to pull some perhaps much needed creatures, but outside of desperation for creatures, I think you could risk losing some good spells using cards such as this. This card’s flavor text should read: In Case of Emergency; Handle With Care.  

Limited: 1/5

Casual: 1/5

Constructed: 1/5

Multiplayer: 1/5

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