There are very few things more horrendous than seeing a Stifle played by your enemy. One of them is to see only spells played by that very opponent in the stack.

Stiflenought is about controlling the tempo until you can play a Phyrexian Dreadnought and counter it’s “Enter the game” effect by either playing Stifle or perhaps other cards such as Vision Charm.


1 Black Lotus
1 Lotus Petal
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Time Vault
1 Voltaic Key


4 Phyrexian Dreadnought


1 Ancestral Recall
4 Brainstorm
1 Demonic Consultation
1 Fire/Ice
4 Force of Will
1 Gush
1 Misdirection
1 Mystical Tutor
1 Red Elemental Blast
4 Stifle
1 Vampiric Tutor
4 Vision Charm


1 Demonic Tutor
4 Duress
1 Imperial Seal
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Time Walk
1 Yawgmoth’s Will


4 Flooded Strand
4 Polluted Delta
3 Underground Sea
3 Volcanic Island


1 Island
2 Hurkyl’s Recall
2 Overload
2 Pyroblast
1 Pyroclasm
1 Pyrostatic Pillar
1 Rack and Ruin
1 Red Elemental Blast
3 Snuff Out
1 Tormod’s Crypt

Black Lotus

Stiflenought in MTG Old Frame Tournaments

Stiflenought is nowadays the most popular Old Frame Archetype rocking the Phyrexian Dreadnought, but it has been a while since it won, piloted by John Longo, the II MTG Old Frame League.

MTG Old Frame League (up to the XIII League)

  • Tournament Wins.
  • Second Place finishes.
  • Top 4 Finishes.
  • 6 Registered Players accounted for.

Live Tournaments (up to January 2023)

  • Tournament Wins.
  • Second Place finishes.
  • Top 4 Finishes.
  • 3 Registered Players.