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Kind of a combo of Berserk and Overrun. Not hard to have a 4/x or 5/x in play so in most cases I find this is equal to or better than Overrun, occasionally MUCH better.
Posted By: Nighthawk42 (10/14/2010 5:05:03 AM)
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@Red_Dragonsfire: The boost Overwhelming Stampede gives does not come in the form of counters.
Posted By: Axelle (7/13/2011 9:11:23 PM)
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Berserk for all my creatures? Yes please!
Posted By: GengilOrbios (5/31/2011 12:15:03 PM)
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The key piece to my mono-green deck. A giant smile bursts forth in my heart whenever i see one of the 3 come up. I tend to put this and Blanchwood Armor together, so it really doesn't matter which creature has the armor, I drop this and everything just became a force of lethal damage.
Posted By: Tigerguy786 (6/6/2011 8:13:08 PM)
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That reminder text for trample looks pretty intimidating. I can just imagine a new player looking at this thing and running off scared. It's quite simple though really.
On a side note I'm glad this doesn't require targeting. The first thing I tend to do with my fatties is give them shroud.
Posted By: TPmanW (6/10/2011 12:51:07 PM)
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@Dizraeli: No, the tokens would not get the bonus unless Overwhelming Stampede somehow resolves with them already on the battlefield. Of course, any tokens that were already around (say, if you got two of them last turn) would definitely get the bonus.
Posted By: Bowshewicz (7/4/2011 7:21:06 PM)
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i had a couple big creatures out, my biggest being primeval titan with a blanchwood armor, and a bunch of small mana ramp cards

played this, giving each of my creatures +20/+20 and trample. my primeval alone, after attacking was a 42/42 trample.

this compared to overrun is far better if you have a creature that has more than 3 power. otherwise overrun is better, but my green deck has plenty of fatties to power this
Posted By: CrowJonSnow (9/2/2011 11:04:12 PM)
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Would two of these stack? Basically turning everything in play into X*2/X*2? Or with Might of the Masses?
Posted By: mattblack04 (9/17/2011 11:12:40 PM)
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Turn 1: Forest -> Utopia Sprawl
Turn 2: Forest -> Elvish Archdruid
Turn 3: Forest -> Llanowar Elves + Dramatic Entrance into Kalonian Behemoth
Turn 4: Forest -> Overwhelming Stampede and swing for 40 trample damage.
Posted By: Scytzo (10/20/2011 1:50:03 PM)
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If I had a charging rhino leading an assault, I'd probably feel like an unstoppable juggernaut as well.
Posted By: lilwolf2005 (1/11/2012 2:37:20 AM)
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The thing is, I struggle to imagine a situation where this will win you a game that Overrun won't win you anyway.

Let's take CinderBurn's example, but replace his numbers with Overrun and do some maths.

With normal Overrun, your opponent is facing:
6/6 Mana Elves (+2 from the SoulBear, +3 from Overrun)
7/7 Druid's Familiar (+2 from the Bond, +3 from Overrun)
8/8 Beastmaster (+4 from the Wolf, +3 from Overrun)
11/11 Silverheart (+4 from the Bond, +3 from Overrun)
All With Trample

Even without the +8/+8 from the Beastmaster on attack, that's 32 points of Trample Damage on Turn 5. With the +8/+8, that's 56 points. Yes, that's significantly less than with Overwhelming Stampede, but there's no realistic situation where that doesn't either kill your opponent or act as a one-sided board wipe, except for cases where Overwhelming Stampede wouldn't have fared better. You don't get bonus points for taking your opponent past 0 life. You get exactly the same points fo... (see all)
Posted By: deworde2510 (2/26/2014 3:59:32 PM)
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The big guy would need to be removed prior to resolution in order to prevent the big boost. That, fog effects and counters are the only responses worth mentioning. This card almost never disappoints. I would prefer it to Overrun if it weren't for the sweet classic border for the Tempest and Odyssey versions. 5/5
Posted By: Pongdok (1/23/2014 10:32:36 AM)
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Overrun is better for token decks. Even if the token deck runs a fatty or two to make Overwhelming Stampede better, the opponent could just kill the fatty in response to Stampede resolving.
Overwhelming Stampede is better for fatty decks where the majority of your creatures are at least Garruk's Companion/Leatherback Baloth-sized and is easier to splash.

If we were to branch out to other "overrun"-type spells, Bellowing Tanglewurm makes your creatures very hard to block and has a decent size itself, making it an ideal alternative to Overwhelming Stampede for the fatty deck, and Triumph of the Hordes is arguable better to run in token decks than Overrun, because you only need half the usual power to go lethal.

Use your imagination guys :) Playing unique decks is what makes Magic fun.
Posted By: GrimjawxRULES (11/14/2013 8:57:08 PM)
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In my experience using a green soulbond deck, this is easily better than overrun. This is not the fastest setup, but tends to be one of the most common for me.
#1: Llanowar Elves
#2: Wild Beastmaster
#3: Druid's familiar with the Llanowar Elves
#4: Wolfir Silverheart with the Wild Beastmaster
#5: Overwhelming Stampede on the 8/8 Wolfir Silverheart. Then attack.
All creatures get +8+8, so the now 13/13 Wild Beastmaster gives all other creatures +13/+13. Meaning for 3GreenGreen you gave all of your creatures +21+21 and trample. At which point you most likely win, though it's IS susceptible to fog and safe passage.
Posted By: CinderBurn (8/22/2013 7:16:28 AM)
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Not to be confused with the piece of crap that is Overwhelm.
Posted By: aznxknight (8/22/2013 1:51:35 AM)
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Once, my friend played this card 4 times against another one of my friends while he had a ton of tokens and other small creatures plus one like 7/7. In the end, he ended up dealing several thousand damage.
Posted By: F33N1X (7/14/2013 1:40:46 PM)
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"I CAST OVERWHELMING STAMPEDE, ALL MY 10 SAPROLINGS GET +12/+12, I GO ALL OUT AND YOU RECIEVE OVER 300 DAMAGE!"

"fog."

"@!$#@"

that actually happened...
Posted By: O0oze (6/16/2013 12:18:28 PM)
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Combos with Zektar Shrine Expedition. Just play any creatures on turns 1, 3, and 4, then pop the Shrine on turn 5, cast this, and swing for at least 35 damage, probably more.
Posted By: Aquillion (6/11/2013 4:45:45 PM)
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I just got here with random card. Seems like it would go in my simic deck in place of biomass mutation if I had it.
Posted By: danialjames (5/14/2013 9:30:37 PM)
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when used correctly this card can allow you to swing for over 100 damage in a token deck
just combo it up with big token like grove of the guardian or creature reliant card like crusader of odric.

I once had a mexican standoff with my token deck and my friend angel deck, we both have 11 angel token, he had sunblast angel and herald of war with 2 conjurer's closet with 50 lives

I on the other hand only have moonsilver spear and one white/green 8/8 elemental token (aside from the angel token). none of us dared to attack

I drew this card, then I buffed up my elemental token with selesnya charm making him a 10/10, then played overwhelming stampede, all my creature get +10/+10.
(14 power x 11 angel token) + 20 from the elemental = 164 damage
Posted By: tokenmage (4/5/2013 11:52:42 PM)
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