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

Oodmad on Affinity?

2 days 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

TheVectornaut on Softened Scales

2 weeks ago

I'd rather drop Memnite than Ornithopter since the latter is much better with Plating. Still, running both makes sense in a list centered around Ravager and/or Steel Overseer. Personally, I think Disciple of the Vault is weak without a combo or some significant token generation to back it up. Galvanic Blast would probably deal more damage. Etched Champion too is likely to get in some damage while putting less strain on your colored mana requirements.

hkhssweiss on Unreliable Army

2 weeks ago


What is the price range for cards suggested? That is super weird haha, you can lower the curve more by adding in the 2 cmc dorks like Gold Myr, Silver Myr, Manakin, Millikin. Or you can actually cut out the non efficient artifact creatures and use the rest of the slots for synergy.

Some win condition might be like Mechanized Production, or running a bunch of lords that buff your artifact creatures like Steel Overseer.

shagreel on I will kill myself till you die

3 weeks ago

Section 1 Get +1/+1 counters other than attacking

Arcbound stuff by CMC (some are in other categories): Arcbound Worker, Arcbound Slith, Arcbound Stinger, Arcbound Crusher, Arcbound Hybrid, Arcbound Bruiser, Arcbound Fiend, Arcbound Lancer, Arcbound Overseer

Creature type based: Metallic Mimic

Just because it is an artifact: Steel Overseer

Creatures that already have counters:

Clock work creatures by CMC: Clockwork Beetle, Clockwork Condor, Clockwork Vorrac, Clockwork Hydra, Clockwork Dragon

Sacrifice outlets to consider:

  1. Culling Dais
  2. Demonmail Hauberk
  3. Blasting Station
  4. Metalwork Colossus
  5. Phyrexian Vault
  6. Spawning Pit
  7. Shivan Harvest
  8. Arcbound Ravager

Value / payoff cards Ramp Scion tokens:Eldrazi Skyspawner, Drowner of Hope, Incubator Drone

+1/+1 Ramp: Crystalline Crawler, Workhorse

Other cool Ramp Oblivion Sower, Pilgrim's Eye

Token time: Pentavus, Tetravus, Triskelavus

Draw: Matter Reshaper Solemn Simulacrum Filigree Familiar

Other: Control: Wizard Replica

Damage: Flayer Drone, Vulshok Replica, Pierce Strider

Gain Life: Peace Strider

Recur: Scrap Trawler, Myr Retriever, Arcbound Reclaimer

Cheating: Summoner's Egg

Other cards I like

Vela the Night-Clad She makes all your colorless permanents only blockable by an artifact

Scarecrone Recursion

Storm the Vault Mana ramp

Liquimetal Coating some of those creature that are not a artifact... now it is

Phyrexian Scriptures Kill all non-artifact creatures / also places a +1/+1 counter

Valengeta on Boom Bots (100% competitive budget)

1 month ago

mitzy thank you for your comment and suggestions. I thought about those cards, especially Dispatch, but for that I would have to either splash white or get non-basic lands and one of the appeals of this deck is that it is cheap to build. Nonetheless is something to consider in the future if I want to invest some more cash on it. Ensoul Artifact is great and maybe I can sit out 2 Shrapnel Blast for it. If Tezzeret the Seeker goes on mainboard is exactly to use "mass ensoul artifact", and get extra counters with Steel Overseer using its first ability. Vault Skirge is one of those cheap and efficient creatures the deck relies on and it's definitely an option, as is Perilous Myr.

IAmTheWraith on Balancing Traxos

2 months ago

Adaptive Automaton seems like it would be a fun card in the deck. Also, Steel Overseer turn two can just go off

NyeShnefDerp on Saheli, The Great Cheater

3 months ago

Ooh, upgrading Pre-Cons is always fun, so ill just throw out a few suggestions, you can filter through what you like and dont Darksteel Forge, Saheeli Rai, Cyclonic Rift, Consecrated Sphinx, Blightsteel Colossus, Hellkite Tyrant, Wurmcoil Engine, Steel Overseer And last, but not least Hangarback Walker, If you need any more suggestions, or want help on what you should cut, Im always more than happy to help, happy brewing!

dbpunk on Breya - Etherium Singularity

3 months ago

Steel Overseer+Pentavus+Intruder Alarm. Each one is good on their own for your deck, but together and Ashnod's Altar or other effects could result in infinite mana or infinite tokens.

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