Runaway Steam-Kin


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Rare

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Runaway Steam-Kin

Creature — Elemental

Whenever you cast a red spell, if Runaway Steam-Kin has fewer than three +1/+1 counters on it, put a +1/+1 counter on Runaway Steam-Kin.

Remove 3 +1/+1 counters from Runaway Steam-Kin: Gain .

Runaway Steam-Kin Discussion

lagotripha on OP Dragon! (Turn 5: 120+ Damage, For Under 65$)

3 days ago

I'd look at skewing things towards more creatures- mainboarding servants, cutting the number of Increasing Savagery / Bioshift / Forced Adaptationfor cards like

Deeproot Champion Merfolk Branchwalker Feral Hydra Grim Initiate Mistcutter Hydra Pollenbright Druid Quirion Dryad Runaway Steam-Kin Scrounging Bandar Stromkirk Noble Simic Initiate Vastwood Hydra Young Wolf

Keeping your creature count high massively increases the reliability of lists like this without breakning the bank. I'd also look at Temple of Abandon , Magma Jet , Cream of the Crop and Thunderous Wrath - the red and green miracles are really good with a little support, especially maindeck noxious.

rXp on Heroes, Villains and Thieves ~ Esper Hero

2 weeks ago

I do have a question regarding sideboarding : What do you do against monored burn/agro. With a lot of small burn spells that kills thief or hero. A lot of cards quickly on the board and some more annoying like Risk Factor or Runaway Steam-Kin means that I don't have the time to do something useful (one boardwipe if I'm lucky) and none of the creature survive for long.

VaalVanir on The Pie Raker's Army

2 weeks ago

aldrewelow Hi, how are you doing? Maybe I can answer your question for ChibiNature.

Isochron Scepter is great but will not trigger Paradox Engine , Zada, Hedron Grinder , Aetherflux Reservoir , Young Pyromancer , Monastery Mentor , and Runaway Steam-Kin .

The text says "You may copy the imprinted instant card and play the copy without paying the casting cost". The key is the word "COPY" and "PLAY", we want the word "CAST"

Hope this answers your question.

ChibiNature on The Pie Raker's Army

2 weeks ago

abrutalpanda yes Precursor Golem is indeed fairly irrelevant without enough flicker effects. Also our most common flicker/protection effect is Eerie Interlude which kills all of the golem's tokens every cast. And the loss of synergy when removing Phalanx Leader has been totally fine. The vast majority of the spells that Dreadhorde Arcanist hit are 1 CMC, and when you ever need to hit something bigger then Sunforger is a usually ready available buff for it. And Runaway Steam-Kin is also fine since a lot of what we cast is 1 cmc red spells, and he'll generate 3 red mana so it pays for itself when doing that. It doesn't always play out that nicely but he does more than enough in order to get the ball rolling without Phalanx Leader

TwinStags on The Pie Raker's Army

2 weeks ago

Precursor Golem ? Or is that irrelevant without enough flicker

I feel like removing Phalanx Leader takes away some synergy from Dreadhorde Arcanist and Runaway Steam-Kin . I know it’s not a combat based deck, but are you fine not pushing those two?

Sephyrias on Feather WAR Standard Deck

3 weeks ago

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I know Recklesss Rage doesn't kill the Arcanist, not saying you should cut it entirely, but I think you might find yourself in a spot sometimes, where you don't have a creature and need to kill something. Like when the opponent just hit Arcanist with Lightning Strike and you need to kill their Goblin Chainwhirler or Runaway Steam-Kin or else you lose.

By the way, does Feather's ability return Maximize Velocity back to your hand, if you cast it from your graveyard with Jump-Start? Might be worth playing as a 1-off to give Feather haste. Perhaps in the sideboard for control matchups?

urzasails on Teyo is super cute, okay? (WAR Standard)

4 weeks ago

I am not sure how the meta will be changing with WAR being released as it does mix things up a bit, but the former standard meta was almost completely Aggro with Esper/Azorius control being the exceptions. This being said, I would say it's important to have early removal like Moment of Craving as it takes out a common mono-white card, Adanto Vanguard , or a very common mono-red card, Runaway Steam-Kin , and boosts your life for later beatings. Also, I'm sure people have already alerted you of this, but wrath effects are your best friend. Kaya's Wrath , Settle the Wreckage , and Cleansing Nova are very boring and used by the net-deck Esper players, but are because they're very powerful control pieces. Again, I really like how your deck isn't like other esper decks and has more variety and creatures and big Drago bois, but there are a few staples that are quite important.

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Runaway Steam-Kin occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.2%

Red: 5.5%


All decks: 0.04%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Red: 0.11%