Darksteel Plate


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Mirran (MBM) Rare

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Darksteel Plate

Artifact — Equipment

Darksteel Plate is indestructible. Equipped creature is indestructible. Equip 2

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Darksteel Plate Discussion

Unlife on Land Destruction Commanders

1 day ago

I think Narset, Enlightened Master is one of the best LD commanders. Not having to rely on lands to generate mana and cast spells is great, throw a Darksteel Plate and her and she's fairly close to invincible

czarkingrex on Karlov Hates people

2 days ago

I'd say you're going in the right direction, though I would highly recommend Extort mechanics over creature reanimation; you'll find that gaining life and exiling peoples' creatures is way more effective than bringing back a couple of your dudes. Pontiff of Blight and Blind Obedience are the best at what they do. Aim to give Karlov indestructible too, so you can throw in more board wipes! Darksteel Plate or Indestructibility do the trick.

Suns_Champion on Super Smash Boros | Firesong & Sunspeaker EDH

1 week ago

manticoreknight Thanks for the comment! Gisela is already in the deck. thought about HH but didn't like him here, distracts from the main gameplan. Mind's Eye is good I'll consider it. Thanks again! Don't forget to upvote if you like the deck!

ogarith I am definitely still thinking about it. I don't have many targets but the repeated value is so tempting... thanks again! Please upvote!

elgosu1337 thanks for the detailed and extensive advice!

Been thinking about cutting Young Pyromancer and Monastery Mentor... I've already cut Blaze Commando so they seem next in line. I like them because, while they don't advance my specific gameplan, they still synergize with it and give me a ton of value. If I cut just one which would you cut?

Thalia's Lancers gets Neheb, the Eternal. I keep them because I feel Neheb is that important to the deck. And they can grab a finisher like Gisela or if Neheb is unavailible and I'm starving for draws Azor's Gateway  Flip. Might be cut after I get to playtest the deck but it'll stay for now.

I like Puresteel Paladin but not sure how heavy into equipment synergy I can go. Already finding room for Basilisk Collar, hope it works great. I want to avoid infect so no Grafted Exoskeleton. Sword of Kaldra seems to expensive and distracts from the theme. Darksteel Plate is already in the deck. Eight-and-a-Half-Tails was considered early on but is only good with painter's servant out and nixes the lifegain I get from my own creatures. Indestructible over protection. Sunbond was cut the other day. I really like it but had to make room. Might find it's way back in.

Isochron Scepter like I said above I'm low on targets and it seems hard to set up. Especially if i draw it late game. Tempting though.

I see your points here. Volcanic Fallout and Sulfurous Blast and Vandalblast will hit the maybeboard!

All the damage doublers are good but require me to have both the damage spell and the doubling spell in hand, and the mana to cast both. From my experience with Neheb and Brion Stoutarm I'm not a fan personally.

I'm glad you took the time and got a thorough understanding of the deck. Really appreciate it. Thanks again! Would love an upvote too!


Note #1: I'm considering adding another combo. Strionic Resonator and Sands of Time. This gives me infinite mana/untaps during my upkeep, meaning if I have Comet Storm or Aurelia's Fury in hand I win the game. Or Sunforger and Mistveil Plains. trying to come up with uses if I don't have those things out/in hand though. let me know your thoughts. Boros combo! Can ya believe it?

Note #2: I've noticed a few more Firesong and Sunspeaker decks popping up. This is good! I now need a unique name to make mine stand out. Any suggestion are much appreciated.

Thanks all!

elgosu1337 on Super Smash Boros | Firesong & Sunspeaker EDH

1 week ago

Really nice deck especially with the Painter's Servant value. You could probably add more red/white instants and cut some of the payoff like Young Pyromancer and Monastery Mentor since they don't really advance the strategy. Thalia's Lancers don't have many targets in the current decklist. Anarchist also seems overpriced for the effect.

Puresteel Paladin should be fairly reliable for helping you equip the Sunforger for 0, and draws a few cards. You could add a few more equipment like Basilisk Collar to kill creatures easily and gain more life, Grafted Exoskeleton to kill players much faster (and also withers creatures), or even Sword of Kaldra to exile indestructible creatures. Darksteel Plate protects your commander from your own burn as well. Eight-and-a-Half-Tails is easy to use with Painter's Servant. Sunbond is interesting because it lets you potentially go the voltron route, but you might want to keep it a spellslinging deck.

Isochron Scepter is a very notable absentee, but perhaps you don't have enough instants to make the most of it.

You could also benefit from a few more spells that do damage to everything, such as Volcanic Fallout and Sulfurous Blast, which can also be cast with Sunforger, and gain you lots of life and really hurts your opponents with Repercussion. Aftershock doesn't net enough value. Vandalblast seems a lot stronger for 1 more mana.

The damage doubling of Insult / Injury could be really helpful before casting even more spells. Spells that copy spells like Howl of the Horde and Increasing Vengeance could be quite impactful.

Ultimately, it seems like the Spiritualize combo will be the main Sunforger target since it can win once your commander deals combat damage or you cast any red spell with Painter's Servant out, or Lightning Helix or Warleader's Helix without the Servant, or you Swords to Plowshares your own creature. Not sure if you'd want a few more white instants to combo with Spiritualize and your commander.

I hope the above helps. Look forward to seeing where you take this deck!

SirSchwaenzelot on Damia Discard

1 week ago

Really like the deck! +1

I cards that would be really useful to include would be :

Viridian Longbow - for perfect creature removal with Damia (or some more creature removal in general f.e. Vraska's Contempt)

Also I think you should use more mass discard so that your opponents start running out of options, Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip or Painful Quandary

Drake Haven for more nice discard value

Laboratory Maniac to defend yourself against getting milled

Reanimate or similar cards for more Reanimation

Splendid Reclamation works really well as a late game super-ramp (in general, you do need more ramp because damia is so damn expensive, but this depends on your local meta)

Keening Stone as an nice win-con after all that discarding

I also think you need at least 3-4 more artifact and enchantment removal cards else your opponents will go wild a very spicy option would be the Vraska, Relic Seeker and Vraska the Unseen

Also some board wipes like In Garruk's Wake or Necromantic Selection could be useful despite of beeing mana-heavy, else Damnation would be an option

Also you can include more protection for Damia, because she is so vital for the strategy EDH staples would be Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots or even Darksteel Plate.

In case you're wondering what to cut for all this, I'd recommend stuff like Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, because works agaibst the discard value or Masticore, because it's just not good, but I think you can find it yourself.

I hope I was able to help you and my recommendations are useful. :)

crowned on Super Smash Boros | Firesong & Sunspeaker EDH

1 week ago

Have you considered the Stuffy Doll route yet, Boros Reckoner and Blasphemous Act ? Try to make as much stuff of your's indestructible with Hammer of Nazahn, Darksteel Plate and both copies of Avacyn (Archangel Avacyn  Flip, Avacyn, Angel of Hope) and spam effects like Earthquake, Rolling Earthquake which turn into one-sided boardwipes with an additional upside?

Themysteriousone on Shirei - Denier of Death

2 weeks ago

chadsansing Hey, thanks for the upvote, glad you liked my deck. I try to make decks around not so used commanders, love the feeling of somebody asking me "what's that commander do?". Also check out my other deck, one for Jarad you may see something to help your other deck as their both Golgari. Threats of Golgari

As for tutors, this is me personally never really to big a fan of it. I had Sidisi, Undead Vizier, but removed him out. Nothing wrong about tutors, but they're just too expensive money wise, and can sometimes feel too powerful at times for my liking.

As for Toxic Deluge I actually have that in my Jarad deck, but decided I wanted to play Life's Finale to test it out. Also I want board wipes that will not take out my commander when he has Darksteel Plate.

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