Steel Overseer


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

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2020 (M20) Rare
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS) Mythic Rare
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret (DDF) Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Rare

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Steel Overseer

Artifact Creature — Construct

: Put a +1/+1 counter on each artifact creature you control.

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Steel Overseer Discussion

MrBoombastic on Golgari Overseer

4 hours ago

Hi there.

A few suggestions to your deck:

  • Take out Manifold Key . It's a bad card and does next to nothing for the deck. Having it in just to untap Steel Overseer and Hangarback Walker is going to be very mediocre at best, as you will already be in a good spot, if you get to untap with them normally. Nissa, Voice of Zendikar looks like a much stronger inclusion.

  • Heroic Intervention is a good sideboard card, but I wouldn't play it in the main. Inspiring Call I'd take out all together. Drawing some cards is fine, but you mainly want it for the indestructibility, which Intervention does better and cheaper. Stonecoil Serpent should go in the main instead.

  • Verdurous Gearhulk is a tad expensive with only 21 lands in the deck. I'd take them out. If the deck gets to do its thing, the Gearhulk is just a win-more card anyway. Rishkar, Peema Renegade is strong in this deck and adds a lot of pressure early on. Remember that he also scales super well with Animation Module + any card that puts counters on the tokens, as they get to tap for mana and make even more tokens.

Argy on Pioneer Pummeler

4 days ago

I just had a thought, and it's not an original thought, and an expensive thought, so sorry ...

... but Smuggler's Copter would REALLY help to smooth out the draw with this deck.

That way you wouldn't get stranded hunting for certain things.

Of course there is removal to worry about but, better they get rid of that than Pummeler .

You could also think about maybe using Steel Overseer to pump Electrostatic Pummeler .

If you had a few more Artifacts you might then be able to use Inventors' Fair to tutor Pummeler .

Probably too many thoughts in there. Use or ignore as you see fit.

TypicalTimmy on Nicol Bolas from theme booster?

2 weeks ago

If you are looking to build Grixis (Bolas' colors) I'd recommend the following three Planeswalker decks that you can mash up into one:

  • Jace, Ingenious Mind-Mage 's deck from Ixalan. This gives you strong card advantage, a means to untap creatures, and that ultimate can be game-breaking if you rip your opponent's key pieces from the board.

  • Tezzeret, Master of Metal 's deck from Aether Revolt. You can run artifact creatures and use Tezzeret to filter down into more, while using Jace to untap them all. If you are able to get your hands on even a single copy of Steel Overseer , Jace allows multiple uses out of it. Tezzeret's ultimate is an even stronger version of Jace's, and the 3 is really powerful if you have a strong enough artifact base.

  • Ral, Caller of Storms ' deck from Guilds of Ravnica. What he allows is even more draw, more damage, and another form of boardwipe.

Between these three, you have a lot of draw / filter effects, life-draining effects either in the way of Tezzeret's life loss or Ral's damage, untap abilities with Jace, and all three of these Planeswalkers dramatically impact your opponent's boardstate with their final abilities.

When coupled with Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God , you now have even MORE draw, MORE control, and the ultimate basically wins you the game if you control of destroy their boardstate.

For example, you can use Jace to gain control of any Legendary permanent, Tezzeret to control their entire creature base, or Ral to merely kill everything in sight.

Mike94 on PIONEER - Abzan Midrange

3 weeks ago

I get what you are trying to say thegreatwizard, Walking Ballist is overall a way better card compared to Hushwing Gryff. The Gryff is a still a better "silver bullet" against the copycat deck in particular. Gryff could also be a decent answer to Collected Company decks who most of the time run ETB creatures to get tons of value of their CoCo. Then there is also the one off Illness in the Ranks which makes the tokens 0/3.

The reason for running silver bullets has a lot to do with the fact that this is an midrange oriented deck. The focus doesn't lay on delerium or any specifick strategy. It looks to play the strongest cards on their own in black, green and white. Synergie and efficient disruption is the name of the game. Generating more value and winning on resources.

Walking Ballista is just a worse Shock in the wrong deck. 2 mana for 1 damage or 4 mana for 2 doesn't sound very good, Abzan has better removal to offer. Last of, it's not that great on it's own. You want to have Hardened Scales , Winding Constrictor or Steel Overseer on the field while playing this card. The ballista is a staple for Scales and "counters matter" decks.

Murphy77 on Mechanic Beatdown [ELD]

1 month ago

Prismite , Mana Geode and Gateway Plaza might just add value to Chamber Sentry . I love Steel Overseer in this deck. Other cards that I would consider if you can slow down your opponent enough to be competitive are Sorcerous Spyglass and Bag of Holding .

polinoto on Artifact Standard (?)

1 month ago

Actually I tried (on arena) to remove Shimmer Dragon and replace it with Salvager of Ruin ; I also added 1x Vial of Dragonfire in order to take it from the deck with Renowned Weaponsmith if I have more mana than I need. I'll try Gingerbrute over Shambling Suit , even though it's not a threat himself nor I'm able to consistenly search for Steel Overseer . I let you know if it will be a good addition (ty for the suggestion btw).

storro on Artifact Standard (?)

1 month ago

why no Gingerbrute it seems really good with Steel Overseer

Joe_Ken_ on Golos' Golem Gambit

1 month ago

Looks like a ton of fun. Ever think about putting Steel Overseer in the deck since it is mostly artifact creatures?

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Steel Overseer occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.09%

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All decks: 0.01%