Darksteel Reactor


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

simondiamond2012 on Lavinia: "Pool's Closed"

22 hours ago


Good brew so far. +1.

As to some on here who've talked about Strip Mine cards, I agree with them on the possible usage of Strip Mine and Wasteland. This deck looks like it can benefit off of it.

As for wincons and finishers in the deck, I can only imagine the collective frustrations with trying to find cost efficient ways to close out a game. Leyline/Helm is always a good stand-by, but I also wanted to get your opinion on something like Darksteel Reactor , especially if ran alongside Inexorable Tide . Tide interacts with As Foretold, at a minimum (Luminarch Ascension as well, in the mid to late game, not so much turn 1 or 2 when you ideally want to drop it), not to mention other Planeswalkers should you choose to run them, like the new Teferi PW, or even the Venser PW.

Other creatures that came to mind were creatures that didn't have an ETB ability so that you could run Torpor Orb effects. ETB's look like they could cause a problem for this deck in the midgame (such as Yisan finding an Acidic Slime or a similiar effect), and I'd be curious to see how you might plan to shore up that concern.

I've also built my version of it in case you're interested at looking at it.

Again, Bravo Zulu on an otherwise solid gold list.

Cruizen93 on Vorel of the Counters

1 week ago

@Lanzo493 It's funny I had 3 of those cards in the deck you mentioned. lol Darksteel Reactor , Everflowing Chalice and Magistrate's Scepter . I had to make so many cuts in the deck though. I might replace Sage of Hours with Magistrate's Sceptor. Any suggestions to fitting in the other 2? And Thrummingbird ? I have such a hard time cutting cards lol

Lanzo493 on Vorel of the Counters

2 weeks ago

How about Darksteel Reactor and Everflowing Chalice ? Thrummingbird is also a solid card, especially if you play multiplayer where at least one person doesn’t have flyers. Magistrate's Scepter can win you games. He’s easier to use than Sage of Hours because it doesn’t lose all his counters and it’s harder to remove.

Natalbee on Build-A-Cat Workshop

2 weeks ago

Darksteel Reactor just seems reaaaal slow to me. Even with Contagion Engine . Maybe if I added a Doubling Season ? It would make Sphere of the Suns more useful, too...

Hellkite Tyrant is a beast! Totally forgot about that guy! It'd be kind of hilarious with Mycosynth Lattice , too :P I'm gonna try and find a spot for him.

ZypherW on Build-A-Cat Workshop

2 weeks ago

If you like secondary win conditions, might I suggest Darksteel Reactor or Hellkite Tyrant ?

Scion_of_Darkness on Hydra Ascension

1 month ago

Yeah, you're leaning into the +1/+1 counters. I have a deck that cares more about the doubling and uses Darksteel Reactor and Magistrate's Scepter . Keeping taking extra turns until you auto-win.

BTW, if you like extra turns, Sage of Hours for your deck.

mrxentrix on Hydra Ascension

1 month ago

I love these suggestions! Keep them coming! Though Darksteel Reactor is kind of the direction that I'm going with this deck. I don't think it will match since most of these counters are creature based. I think Springleaf Drum fits in very well in this deck!

Scion_of_Darkness on Hydra Ascension

1 month ago

Hell yeah it does!

"For each counter on target permanent, put another of those counters on that permanent."

So it'll do the Hydras, the Ascension and maybe throw in a Darksteel Reactor for shits and giggles.

But... it does it activated ability when it untaps, so you need to tap it first and it aint built for combat. Springleaf Drum or something like it.

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