Darksteel Plate

Darksteel Plate

Artifact — Equipment

Darksteel Plate is indestructible.

Equipped creature is indestructible.


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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors (DDU) None
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Mirran (MBM) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Darksteel Plate occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

White: 0.56%

Red: 0.27%

Black: 0.2%

Darksteel Plate Discussion

Pheardemons on Card advantage.... in White?

1 week ago

Thinking that you may have too many draw spells and not enough interaction. Plus, if you're trying to make this a voltron style deck, you should look into stuff like Darksteel Plate and other artifacts and to build and protect your commander. I like the concept though.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Mageta the lion

1 week ago

Indestructible definitely will be important:

Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Darksteel Plate, Hammer of Nazahn and Shield of Kaldra are good choices for that. To find these equipments, how about Open the Armory and Steelshaper's Gift? Maybe also Stoneforge Mystic?

Man, this deck might get expensive...

Oh yeah: Zetalpa, Primal Dawn

ClockworkSwordfish on Thrun You Very Much (MTGO 1v1 Commander)

1 week ago

Why leave an opening for boardwipes? Darksteel Plate should help shut down most of those pretty readily.

robcastpwnz on Torbran, Taxes of Red Fell

2 weeks ago

Phillygreenman007 Thanks for the suggestions! I have a copy of Darksteel Plate that I will add. I think this card works pretty well with Torbran. I really like Helm of the Host but it's so expensive to cast. Anytime I manage to play it in a game it doesn't do well. It always gets removed immediately or they wait till I spend all my mana attaching it to something then destroy the creature or the helm. I think it's a fantastic card but I don't feel like this deck has the mana to play it effectively.

DankMagicianD on Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge

4 weeks ago

Timesifter seems too risky, even though it looks fun. I recommend Darksteel Plate, to protect the commander that your strategy relies upon.

robcastpwnz on Sramalamadingdong

1 month ago

Pretty cool looking deck. I think white is my least favorite color, there is no way I would make a monowhite deck. I used to run a Selesnya Voltron deck and I had a hard time making it work. My biggest issue was that my commander would get taken out before I could finish anybody off and then I was left with a bunch of equipment laying around my battlefield. I did manage to win a few times with it and I think it's still a fun strategy either way.

I know a lot of times the only creature on board is the commander and that makes it scary to leave yourself wide open. Maybe something like a Ghostly Prison or Windborn Muse could help you with defenses so you can attack without having to worry too much about getting hit. Hall of Heliod's Generosity might be good to get back some of your enchantments if they end up in the graveyard. I'm not sure about recurring artifacts in white though. I noticed you have at least one card that does that but I don't really know of any others (in white). I don't really see how good Panharmonicon is here. There are a few ETB triggers but I don't see anything that really makes it worthwhile. I'm pretty sure Sram's ability doesn't trigger the Panharmonicon because Sram is a cast trigger not an ETB. I could be wrong though. I do really like the card and maybe I'm missing its purpose here but I think it could be replaced with something more synergistic.

I'm not sure if you have a budget to upgrade this deck, how your meta is, or if you plan on making any more revisions to it but I'll give a few more recommendations that are on the pricy side. Steelshaper's Gift is a tutor that fetches up equipment. It could slot in very nicely. Hammer of Nazahn is a pretty strong equipment card I think. It lets you attach equipment for free, which could come in very handy in a Voltron deck. If your meta is a little more casual, Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip can be a fun card. Godsend can be a pretty high CMC but it's pretty good removal and protection. Darksteel Plate is a pretty good equipment card. You are already running a lot of the budget options I would suggest, like Whispersilk Cloak is one of my all-time favorite cards. Argentum Armor , Quietus Spike and Grappling Hook are some budget equipment options I might suggest.

This post is probably more than you need but if you want any other info feel free to message me. Good luck with your next games with the deck!!

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