Steel Overseer


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
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

Vman on Tron lands without exped map ...

13 hours ago

Boza Lodestone Golem has been restricted in vintage for a while so a turn 1 occurence isnt too common.

I do agree legacy prison decks are much much stronger, my goal isnt too completely lock someone out tho, its just put them to a crawl with chalice on one most of the time.

Vault Skirge is a 1 drop through. Chalice for 1 XD but i do agree its a bit wonky and im thinking of cutting it as we speak. Steel Overseer tho is great in the deck pushing golem out of burn range, ballista and hangarback to the next level.

Most of the time i find myself casting Lodestone Golem on 3 OR on 4 if i had a turn 1 Thorn of Amethyst or Chalice of the Void to slow them down.

Im very grateful u auggested whir decks, im not too familiar with them but looked it up and will take notes from it!

Dreamweav3r your probably right regarding the win more. I noticed i never felt bad not getting tron, but felt better than i already was when i did. Ill try to build a solid 12 card sub :) thanks

DoritoDust007 on Tinker toys

2 weeks ago

Steel Overseer and Unwinding Clock as well, so you can get some real buff bois out there. Also Myr Matrix and Myr Incubator so you can flood the board.

Saljen on Artifact Deck

3 weeks ago

Every card you run over 60 decreases your chance of hitting your main pieces, like Steel Overseer . You really need to trim down to 60. Also, 26 lands for 80 cards is not enough. Not suggesting you should run more, just drop down to 60 and you'll see a ton more consistency.

FenrisBurgess on Jhoira's Pressure

1 month ago


Vman on Which is the better card ...

1 month ago

avrail its alright dude :) messing with an established deck is bound to get some negativity. But i always like to remind myself that its people who create the new meta are the ones who end up on top.

Looking at hardened scales affinity which started out as a meme too but is now the version that keeps posting gokd results. Im here trying something out myself :)

RedmundR2 i appreciate the concern :) i am a veteran player actually, its just that my experience with affinity itselr has been somewhat lackluster so i come here for some opinions.

So far the general consensus here and around my lgs is that Steel Overseer might be the card to cut, as its the slowest of the 3, mostly ends up being a lightning rod and also would do the least with t.steel

wallisface on Which is the better card ...

1 month ago

It depends what version of affinity you're referring to - the traditional one or the hardened scales variant.

For traditional affinity, you probably need all of these to stay competitive. But I can imagine, because this style of deck is looking for some kind of nonsense T2/T3 win, Steel Overseer is probably the least valuable. The deck doesn't at all, i'd imagine, without at least fielding the other 2.

For Hardened Scales, they don't run Cranial Plating at all. So obviously you ditch that card. You can't play the deck without the other 2 cards mentioned though, and there's not a whole lot of point trying to rank them between which is better (though lets be honest, the answer is that Ravager is always the best card)

Vman on Which is the better card ...

1 month ago

So ive been deckbuilding a bit for modern and while im kot ready to share my creation yet, id like some of your opinions on which of these cards is the best/worst in affinity and why?(im cutting one of them you see)

Cranial Plating

card:acrbound ravager

Steel Overseer

Any opinions are greatly appreciated!

Oodmad on Affinity?

2 months ago

First thing I have to say is that this deck is not a real Affinity deck. Not to suggest that the deck is bad, but most of what makes Affinity, as a deck, work seems to have been gutted for a different artifact plan. Affinity wants to get as many low cost creatures out as possible then use cards like Cranial Plating, Signal Pest, Master of Etherium, Steel Overseer, and Arcbound Ravager to turn that flood of cheap artifacts into a powerful synergy that overwhelms the opponent. If you are not trying to dump cheap artifacts and overcharge them with synergy enabling cards then you are not playing Affinity. Shrapnel Blast, Ensoul Artifact, and Tezzeret's Touch are not synergy enabling cards and their inclusion weakens Affinity's plan. I included Shrapnel Blast in my budget list because it does more than just burn my opponent, as I mentioned on my deck page, and I still run as many of the synergy enabling cards as are available within budget.

Because of the low artifact count you will have problems consistently hitting 3+ artifacts to turn on metalcraft and Cranial Plating is considerably less powerful.

I like Ensoul Artifact, but it is unable to dodge the best removal in the format (Fatal Push, Path to Exile, Abrupt Decay, Dismember, etc.) which sets you up for a 2-for-1. If Ensoul Artifact is something you want to use you will have to tailor your deck around the card. Check out my Ensoul Artifact deck for ideas on how to do that, Johnny 5 is Alive, it uses a discard shell, but I can see a counterspell shell working as well.

Another budget list you could look into is Gobots. Here is my version: Modern Gobots

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Steel Overseer occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.07%

Green: 0.5%

Grixis: 0.61%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Blue: 0.02%

Yore: 0.05%