Darksteel Plate

Legality

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

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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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Darksteel Plate

Artifact — Equipment

Darksteel Plate is indestructible.

Equipped creature is indestructible.

Equip

Darksteel Plate Discussion

griffstick on Hydra Fight Club

7 hours ago

The deck is built and I've used in in a few different match ups.

Let's just say that having gargos with Darksteel Plate and Whip Silk is insanely powerful. There's definitely a problem with the deck speed and card draw. Its deck speed has 2 gears. Fails to ramp and doesn't work at all or rockets to 30 mana. The inbetween doesn't last very long. The card draw problem comes from rocketing to 30 mana. Or playing all the hydras for just 2 mana and emptying your hand... I will be making changes based on these problems and make an update to the deck. As of today the deck is 1W-1L in a 1v1 matchup against a boros deck. Is 5W-3L in 4 player matchup.

One 4 player game ended on my 6th turn. I went first in that game. I ramped har doubling my mana early then playing 3 hydras the turn after gargos came out. Then the next turn I won with Finale of Devastation x =13 searching out God-Eternal Rhonas witch doubled everyone's power gargos and all my hydras where over 30 to 40 power.

DerektheRed on Stalker

20 hours ago

Seems like a fun idea. If opponents don't play creatures to prevent the win-con, swing for commander damage.

Ninjutsu isn't going to help you much since Etrata triggers on damaging a player, but the return to hand effects are smart. IMO, for this deck to work you need better evasion and better protection. Whispersilk Cloak is a 2-for-1 and should definitely be in your deck.

Evasion: I don't flying is sufficient, you need unblockable. Amphin Pathmage , Artful Dodge , Deepchannel Mentor , Distortion Strike , Glaring Spotlight , Key to the City , etc etc.

Protection: Since Etrata is a potentially fast win condition (from any one opponent's perspective), they'll gun hard for her. Swiftfoot boots is not enough. You have access to cheap 1-shot spells like Unlikely Aid and Without Weakness , or equipment ( Darksteel Plate , Hammer of Nazahn , Shield of Kaldra , etc.)

xaarvaxus on Birds of a feather...

3 days ago

Not sure I understand the inclusion of Worn Powerstone over Sol Ring unless its just a placeholder until you get another copy. For scrying power Crystal Ball is strictly superior to Seer's Lantern , [though I would add the Crystal Ball to replace the Manalith as pretty much any mana rock is better here]. My understanding is that despite the low CMC of the deck, Feather is actually fairly mana hungry so perhaps more artifact ramp may be in order to get the engines going sooner.

While I haven't played with or against Feather yet, I watched a few videos and Feather dies a lot even with the instant speed protections so my feeling is you'll really miss not having Swiftfoot Boots , Darksteel Plate , etc. to free up your mana to just buff and draw cards.

Last_Laugh on Best Way to Protect Commander ...

4 days ago

Lightning Greaves is the low hanging fruit here. Other than that it's still equipment like Whispersilk Cloak , Mask of Avacyn , Champion's Helm , and Darksteel Plate .

edit Beat to the punch.

FenrisBurgess on Best Way to Protect Commander ...

4 days ago

DrunkManSquakin666 on Marchesa's Pillow Fort of Doom

5 days ago

@ totalnovice

Thank you so much, and thanks for the upvote! :)

Yeah Wall of Glare could work rather well, but it doesn't deter fliers on its own and Guardian of the Gateless can get pretty nasty if I have Rune-Tail's Essence out or a Darksteel Plate on her. If anything, I'd run both for redundancy if I had the room, lol.

I know, right? Worship is very underrated, indeed. Took me forever to slot it in this deck, but I wanted it in so badly, because of its sentimental value, though that's not to say it's a bad card by any stretch of the imagination.

Yeah, Pull from Eternity is another unsung hero, especially in Sunforger packages, lol. I simply HAD to try it out, especially with the threat of exile being a factor.

theguy419 on Bruna, the Fading Light

2 weeks ago

i'm noticing some problems that you have with too little recursion and too little in the ways of protecting her from targeted removal. cards like Faith's Reward , Second Sunrise , Resurrection and False Defeat are really good to make sure your creatures come back when you get blown up after you summon your god emperor angel. you also are mono white so the problem with that is your card draw is very limited to really get going. take a look at cards like Mind's Eye , Scroll Rack + Land Tax . it's a great way to draw 3 a turn for one mana. Staff of Nin is a good passive draw for you every turn and you should absolutely look at putting The Immortal Sun in your deck. card is nuts and fucks on planeswalkers at the same time which only really affects one card in your deck. other cards that will help with your voltron strategy are various cards like Steelshaper's Gift , Open the Vaults , Stonehewer Giant and Stoneforge Mystic . various equipments that are really good for what you wanna do are things like Champion's Helm , Darksteel Plate , Whispersilk Cloak , any of the sword of cards (just gonna put a link to all the sword of cards of your choice all but body and mind are sweet https://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?name=+%5Bsword%5D+%5Bof%5D+%5Band%5D), Batterskull , Sword of Vengeance Hammer of Nazahn . certain creatures that are just good stuff that you should think about are Selfless Squire , Thalia, Heretic Cathar , Karmic Guide , Reveillark , Linvala, Keeper of Silence also look at putting in Nahiri, the Lithomancer for a good planeswalker for equipment

cards i'm seeing that are just meh: Aegis Angel , Resolute Archangel , Banisher Priest , Fiend Hunter , Herald of the Host (doesn't really do anything to make your commander the one shot machine you want), Deathless Angel , Oracle's Vault (becomes to easily blown up right after you put all the work into making it work), Emancipation Angel , Divine Visitation (i get why you have it there for the 1/1 spirits you make, but it's not worth it), Requiem Angel .

other then that you just trim the fat of cards that don't help make brisela your one shot machine you're looking for. hope this helped!

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Darksteel Plate occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

White: 0.56%

Red: 0.27%

Black: 0.2%