Darksteel Plate

Darksteel Plate

Artifact — Equipment

Darksteel Plate is indestructible.

Equipped creature is indestructible.

Equip

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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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Legality

Format Legality
Unformat Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Darksteel Plate occurrence in decks from the last year

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Darksteel Plate Discussion

Optimator on Giant's Deck

1 week ago

Even though you are primarily Giant-Tribal, you may still want to have a small suite of "Brion" cards.

I have a Feldon of the Third Path and Mimic Vat, both of which are extremely good in Brion decks. I also have a Adarkar Valkyrie, which can be good too.

Gift of Immortality is extremely good with Brion. I don't have one though.

Sigil of the New Dawn isn't the most efficient, but can be good.

I have a Serra Avatar too, which is the best Fling-able creature around. Evra, Halcyon Witness is great too, but I don't have one. It's cheap though. A Stalking Vengeance would double up Brion's damage, but I don't think I have one either. Reya Dawnbringer is way mana-expensive but can be useful with such pricey giants dying left and right.

Flameshadow Conjuring can be good with Brion too. I don't think I have one though.

Phyrexian Processor is one of the craziest pieces of Brion tech around. It's not too expensive--I would totally slide this card in, even if I was doing Giant Tribal. You can get blown out, but the payoff is enormous.

Another piece of Brion tech is Grafted Exoskeleton, if you wanna be dirty.


Since Brion isn't the center of the strategy, protecting him isn't at such a premium. Cards like Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves are still good for protecting your big giants though. It may be worth sliding some cards like that in, but since it's a casual deck you may get away with none.

That said, I have Whispersilk Cloak and Mask of Avacyn in my collection.

Another option on a budget is Mirror Shield. Darksteel Plate is pricey but fantastic when you want to stick a huge beater and keep it around.

I have a Cradle of Vitality on-hand. Might be really good!


If you have any more Threaten-effects, those are functionally creature removal with your commander out. Perhaps a couple of cards like that deserve a slot. Captivating Crew is fun because it's repeatable. Song-Mad Treachery  Flip is cool because it's a land too!

I own: Hijack - Grab the Reins - Mass Mutiny - Traitorous Blood - Traitorous Instinct - Portent of Betrayal - Word of Seizing - Harness by Force

There are many more.


Illusionist's Bracers is very good with Brion, even with less of a focus on him. Probably worth keeping in.

I think Minion Reflector won't be good--too expensive. Seance is decent but probably won't be reliable often enough to make it worth a slot.

jakeyuki12 on Rograkh / Ardenn, Commander legends duo

2 weeks ago

Flickerform is good as a way to blink your creatures to get enter-the-battlefield effects. I don't think it's that great for protecting creatures, I think equipment like Commander's Plate (particularly on Rograhk since red doesn't do creature removal particularly well) and Darksteel Plate or even stuff like Swiftfoot Boots do a much better job at protection than Flickerform. Copy effects like Fork are never bad, I don't think it's a bad investment.

mitcho78 on Geralt of Rivia

2 weeks ago

protection Hammer of Nazahn Darksteel Plate Shield of the Oversoul Indestructibility Timely Ward Bastion Protector Boros Charm Heroic Intervention Valorous Stance Inspiring Call Flawless Maneuver Deflecting Swat

wipe boad and boost yourself Subterranean Tremors Storm's Wrath Deafening Clarion Hammerfist Giant Fault Line Warmonger Starstorm Scourge of Kher Ridges Pyrohemia Chain Reaction Ryusei, the Falling Star Lavabrink Floodgates Into the Maw of Hell Shivan Meteor Star of Extinction Blasphemous Act Volcanic Offering

other fun card Coalhauler Swine

fighting for exemple Titanic Brawl Dromoka's Command Khalni Ambush  Flip Inscription of Abundance Ulvenwald Tracker

redirection Spitemare Boros Reckoner Rite of Passage Pariah's Shield Pariah

same effect Vigor Retaliator Griffin The Ozolith Phytohydra

get back monarch Soltari Visionary Zealot il-Vec Loyal Apprentice Lieutenant Kirtar Selfless Spirit Blinkmoth Nexus and all flying creature Academy Raider Haunted Cloak Shadowspear get trample Captain's Hook Cobbled Wings Pyreheart Wolf Trailblazer's Boots Frontier Warmonger Court of Ire Regal Behemoth and creature with trigger

boost and finish Pathbreaker Ibex Thunderfoot Baloth

become huge Inquisitor's Flail Solidarity of Heroes Hydra's Growth Invigorating Surge Furnace of Rath Kalonian Hydra Duelist's Heritage on yours creatures and on a creature attacking you

Block more or become blocked Bloodthirsty Blade and all goad Nemesis Mask Lure Brave the Sands can block 2 creatures with your commander Entangler Goblin Diplomats

juste some exemple, make a choice now :)

meME12 on The Riddle of Steel: Wyleth EDH

2 weeks ago

nice take on Wyleth, it looks a bit like the precon, and I would recommend taking out seraphic greatsword for Darksteel Plate

snowbener on Comboless Syr Carah Storm (To keep your friends)

2 weeks ago

Hi there, fellow Syr Carah player! I had a great time tinkering with this deck since it so difficult to make a well oiled machine of a commander deck with mono red that isn't goblins, but also I had a lot of problems with losing momentum when Syr Carah got removed or just being flat out top decking and I actually managed to fix a lot of those problems with some neat enchantments and artifacts that will even make you keep all of your friends!

First of all, I do think it is handy to have some sort of equipment in my deck to keep my girl Carah alive, like Darksteel Plate or Hammer of Nazahn.

For card advantage I run a Ghirapur Orrery and it is the greatest thing ever, it makes you able to ramp and draw card when you are out of them which happens fast since the majority of your deck runs cmc 2 spells. Also I play about 37 lands in my deck with some land value engines, Flame Jab and Tectonic Reformation are awsome for that end in Syr Carah!

And you might not want to play too much storm, but I do play an Ignite Memories for the lulz and it is so much fun to play with a Possibility Storm. If you have one and you don't know where to play it... this is the deck.

I also like to play some grave retrieval aswell so when I am in topdeck mode. There is not a whole lot of stuff to retrieve anything that aren't instants, sorceries and artifacts with so I have a copy of Underworld Breach and also Past in Flames, since you can cast it in the late game from the graveyard, even if you had it miss on one of your exiles.

And Fiery Emancipation, its a high cost card, but everyone is about to get nuked the nest turn, and maybe even that same turn if you have Neheb, the Eternal with you.

Good luck homie, may your opponents be extra crispy!

MrKillStar on Angels Brought The Apocalypse

3 weeks ago

I really like Angel themed decks, but the only problem is, most angels are just super expensive and looking at your deck list, there is just no ramp, except very few cards... Im just gonna type some cards, maybe you'll like some, most likely not all of them, just so you have some larger pool of cards to choose from. :)

Myriad Landscape/Burnished Hart is alright; Land Tax is just auto-include in most decks; Caged Sun is also good, but you need to ramp into it somehow; Sword of the Animist is ok, but you need to swing with a creature and there are no Haste enablers (not even Lightning Greaves.

First of all, I would cut exile board wipes, since it just hurts mono-white without ramp the most (Play of the Game and Perilous Vault). You could hold priority and cast Teferi's Protection, but.. dont really know about that... :D

Sunscour should have really good place in mono-white deck.
Endless Horizons - is something like budget of Land Tax, but can also help to thin your deck after you get enough mana on board.
Planar Bridge,Planar Portal,Thran Temporal Gateway,Belbe's Portal,Cryptic Gateway - to either search for anything or put big stuff directly on board. Urza's Incubator should be there to reduce mana cost of your big angels.

worldslayer -> protect your creatures and artifacts: Show

Card draw in white isnt the best, so using artifacts is really helpful, both for ramp and card draw: Show

Some mana rocks for sure: Show

Some ramp with white creatures and spells: Show

Lanzo493 on Correct EDH deckbuilding fundamentals?

1 month ago

By removing their commanders, they won't necessarily learn to change their deck to a new commander-independent strategy. They could just choose to run more ways to protect their commander, from Darksteel Plate and Lightning Greaves to cards like Whispersilk Cloak if they really get desperate. This is what I've done in my commander-centric decks. In my commander-centric decks, I do add lots of cards to protect them because I hate getting them killed too much.

king-saproling on Political Intrigue and Disappearances

1 month ago

Looks good so far! You might like these: Cloudshift (works like conjurer's closet), Kaya's Ghostform, Ghostly Flicker, Deadeye Navigator, Nephalia Smuggler, Bastion Protector (protects merieke and allows you to steal legendary creatures indefinitely), Darksteel Plate (equip to a stolen creature to keep it even after merieke untaps), Chakram Retriever, Magewright's Stone, Thousand-Year Elixir, Aphetto Alchemist, Vizier of Tumbling Sands, Adarkar Valkyrie (target a stolen creature, then untap merieke to regain the stolen creature for good), Opalescence (lets you take enchantments), March of the Machines (take artifacts), Sydri, Galvanic Genius

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