Indestructible (Effects that say "destroy" don't destroy this permanent.)
: Gain .
|Have (2)||, metalmagic|
|Want (5)||Aethos528 , nconiglio , uncappedmarker , metergram , matty266|
Printings View all
|Commander 2018 (C18)||Uncommon|
|Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors (DDU)||None|
|Commander 2016 (C16)||Uncommon|
|Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2)||Common|
|Commander 2014 (C14)||Uncommon|
|Magic 2015 (M15)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret (DDF)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Darksteel Citadel occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.23%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.07%
UR (Izzet): 0.61%
Darksteel Citadel Discussion
1 week ago
Hey, nice start and budget version of Alela.
Bident of Thassa is a very good budget card with lots of flying tokens. Bident with attacking Faeries can get you far ahead in a game with card draw and gives you resiliency to come back from board wipes. Diabolic Tutor is a budget tutor that can tutor for Bident. Oona's Blackguard is a two drop Faerie who has a good combat damage ability since there's many other Rogue Faeries in your deck. Rootborn Defenses protects all your creatures from a board wipe that destroys and you get free Faerie token.
For voltron Cranial Plating is a reason to go more artifacts than enchantments with Alela. Plating can be a busted card for voltron because you can keep equipping it to your Faeries. Seat of the Synod, Vault of Whispers and Darksteel Citadel are budget artifact lands that count for Plating. Two drop mana rocks are good with Alela such as Orzhov Signet, Azorius Signet, Dimir Signet, Mind Stone, Prismatic Lens, etc. Two drop mana rocks help to cast Alela turn three and the faster you can get Alela onto the battlefield the better your Faerie army will be. Paradoxical Outcome and Rebuild are budget mass bounce effects for artifacts and Outcome includes enchantments as well as draws you a card for each permanent you bounce. Bounce artifacts and cast them again to create more tokens.
Good luck with your deck.
2 weeks ago
Tricky. 8 Whack is well known and fairly optimised. The benifits of being 'off list' will likely shine in your sideboard slots to let you steal some wins- include your sideboard in your planning.
Burning-Tree Emissary sees play in these lists and is fairly cheap.
Since you are already looking at Signal Pest it might be worth testing Kuldotha Rebirth and Shrapnel Blast, while cutting prospector for Bomat Courier or Ornithopter. This also lets you test Darksteel Citadel in your land slot. If you cut outburst you can cut to an uncomfortable 18 lands fairly safely- with a couple slots open for Mogg Fanatic.
Its similar speed to 8 whack, but the 'direct to face' finish is a touch more resilient to 'normal' sideboard answers, while more vulnerable to any affinity answers in the meta.
2 weeks ago
I like the list but am a bit confused about the use of Darksteel Citadels
3 weeks ago
heavyuser I'm really glad you are enjoying it! It only gets better from here as you get more used to all the alternate play lines. I will say though that you may reach a point where people preemptively attack you because of what the deck can do, but then you just have to give them a hard time that they have bad threat assessment and how you have no boardstate and other people....and then kill them again!
I think both of your additions are solid. The only reason I don't run Gamble is since I have had the deck for several years now I want the most randomness possible (in all my decks regardless of color), so I don't run any more tutors than the creature ones. Running it is definitely advantageous, and there is hardly a more red-esque spell than Gamble.
Please keep letting me know how your next games go! It always makes me happy to hear when people have fun playing a deck that was never really taken seriously before.
3 weeks ago
Got the last cards for this deck last week and WOW, it really is so much F'ing fun to play. I wasn't perceived as a threat for the majority of the game until it was too late.
I did make a few changes and wondering what you think about it Liquidbeaver
I'm having some trouble figuring out what to cut though, any ideas?
4 weeks ago
Wholesale Changes. CMC = 2.41 pre-changes
- Riddlesmith >> Emry, Lurker of the Loch
- Accorder's Shield >> Everflowing Chalice
- Spellbook >> Mishra's Bauble
- Welding Jar >> Altar of the Brood
- Pyrite Spellbomb >> Arcane Signet
- Grinding Station >> Golem's Heart
- Izzet Signet >> Talisman of Creativity
- Azorius Signet >> Talisman of Progress
- Boros Signet >> Talisman of Conviction
- Clock of Omens >> Mystic Forge
- Myriad Landscape >> Rogue's Passage
- Terramorphic Expanse >> Inventors' Fair
- Island >> Ancient Den
- Island >> Darksteel Citadel
- Island >> Seat of the Synod
- Mountain >> Great Furnace
- Ral Zarek >> Ugin, the Ineffable
- Dance of the Manse >> Saheeli, Sublime Artificer
- Gravitic Punch >> Tezzeret the Seeker
- Makeshift Munitions >> Brainstorm
- Sphinx's Revelation >> Swan Song
CMC = 2.46 post changes
1 month ago
Amun: The point of Darksteel Citadel , Flagstones of Trokair , and Cascading Cataracts is because I run Armageddon . Having Crucible of Worlds would be really good for this deck but I don't have anything that can search for it expect Enlightened Tutor . So the odds of getting those cards and then Armageddon is to much chance so I'd rather just chance it with lands, besides card like Land Tax , Luminarch Ascension , and Smothering Tithe can still work really well with no lands.
If this deck gets ahead I can easily go over 7 cards with Well of Lost Dreams , Mind's Eye , The Immortal Sun , and Alhammarret's Archive so Reliquary Tower can help. However, if you have any land suggestions to swap those out please let me know!
Thanks again for checking out my deck!
1 month ago
I appreciate your input; in reviewing your, I am not understanding your land choices. Darksteel Citadel , Flagstones of Trokair and Reliquary Tower . You must play against people that target your lands. There is not enough draw power for the tower to even have a place.