Darksteel Reactor


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Darksteel (DST) Rare

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Darksteel Reactor


Darksteel Reactor is indestructible. ("Destroy" effects and lethal damage don't destroy it.)

At the beginning of your upkeep, you may put a charge counter on Darksteel Reactor.

When Darksteel Reactor has twenty or more charge counters on it, you win the game.

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Darksteel Reactor Discussion

Snap157 on What's it feel like to ...

2 weeks ago

Darksteel Reactor tells your opponents that If they can't win after 20 turns, it's not going to happen. Give up.

Helix Pinnacle allows you to buy your way to victory.

Mortal Combat says that If your opponents manage to kill 20 creatures and still havent won, they should give up.

Hedron Alignment surrounds opponent in hedrons, trapping them like the eldrazi

ninjanomical on OHHHH KURSES

3 months ago

Thanks fellas!

cmsrDPM thanks for the heads up. I still have to playtest, but the initial idea was to leave the board alone (mostly), so they can all swing at each other. We shall see how that goes. I may just need more board wipe.

Phill2016 thank you! Out of all your suggestions I can see Darksteel Reactor being the best for me. Unfortunately Enduring Ideal is already in a deck in our playgroup, so it's kind of played out. Bitterheart Witch was a consideration, but since it's basically a tutor I subbed it for actual tutors.

Thanks again for the suggestions guys.

Phill2016 on OHHHH KURSES

3 months ago

I like the deck, but I have a few suggestions. If you need a wincon other than approach, you could try running Azor's Elocutors, Darksteel Reactor, and Helix Pinnacle. You should also try more tutors to help you find curses and wincons. Bitterheart Witch can help find curses for you. Something like Diabolic Revelation can help you find lots of stuff for the situation you're in. Just for lols, Enduring Ideal gets you a curse per turn. I like the deck, keep working at it!

Pygmyrhino990 on R-tifacts good??

3 months ago

First of all if your ramping into door to nothingness you either want duel lands or tri lands and Mana rocks such as the various border posts or signets. Secondly you want a secondary win condition, and my advice is (staying in colourless theme) Darksteel Reactor. Although slow, many people will try to work out ways to eliminate it because it appears to be a threat. Finally you need more blockers to help protect your plan. Keeping theme, Etched Champion and Myr Servitor fit nicely here.

Firewild Borderpost

Fieldmist Borderpost

Veinfire Borderpost

Mistvein Borderpost

Wildfield Borderpost

Dimir Signet

Orzhov Signet

Azorius Signet

Gruul Signet

Selesnya Signet

Golgari Signet

Simic Signet

Boros Signet

Rakdos Signet

Izzet Signet

Obelisk of Esper

Obelisk of Grixis

Obelisk of Jund

Obelisk of Naya

Obelisk of Bant


Gemstone Array

Chromatic Lantern

Crumbling Necropolis

Jungle Shrine

Seaside Citadel

Arcane Sanctum

Savage Lands

Sandsteppe Citadel

Mystic Monastery

Opulent Palace

Nomad Outpost

Frontier Bivouac

entheogeneral on You Can't Kill Me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!

4 months ago

Thanks, all helpful suggestions. I agree with the Mistveil Plains if I were basing my deck completely on Enduring Ideal, but that's a great idea, sometimes I draw Form of the Dragon and I have to wait them out.The last strategy you proposed seems amazing ( I love when no one can attack me ), which is why I should get Ensnaring Bridge and then use Peace of Mind. What do you think about Darksteel Reactor in an Atraxa, Preator's Voice EDH deck?

Funkydiscogod on You Can't Kill Me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!

4 months ago

If you just want to wait until they mill out, replace your Form of the Dragon with Peace of Mind and replace the New Benalia with Mistveil Plains. This way, if you draw a card you want, you discard it, put it on the bottom of your library, and then Ideal it up. Win by milling them out.

Or, combine Stony Silence with Mycosynth Lattice; nobody would be able to cast spells or activate abilities. If you had a Ghostly Prison, they can't attack you, either. Since nobody can do anything, win with anything that triggers on upkeep, like Darksteel Reactor.

Pieguy396 on TURBO SENATE

4 months ago

Also, if you don't want to use Darksteel Reactor and Azor's Elocutors, Sphinx's Tutelage is also a good win-con for a Modern Turbofog deck. I'd also recommend running some number of wraths (Supreme Verdict, Wrath of God, Day of Judgment) as sort of super-fogs. Angelsong is also an option for another good fog. In any case, sweet deck!

noccio3896 on TURBO SENATE

4 months ago

Man, that's a cool idea! Just I don't understand Darksteel Reactor really. I mean, if the opponent keeps focussing Azor's Elocutors, you have time to charge it and get the opponent waste creatures/removal/damage, but it's way to slow in my opinion!

Also, you have too little option to proliferate (try something like Steady Progress that get you draw too, if you need others damage preventions). You also need protection from removals like Path to Exile or black removals, so Gods Willing or Apostle's Blessing can be nice i think...

To replace your artifact, i would try Contagion Clasp! It's cheap on mana and you can keep it in play to proliferate when you have no other options!

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