Steelshaper Apprentice


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Darksteel Rare

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Steelshaper Apprentice

Creature — Human Soldier

(White), Tap, Return Steelshaper Apprentice to its owner's hand: Search your library for an Equipment card, reveal that card, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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Steelshaper Apprentice Discussion

KALE434 on Zurgo, Bringer of War

2 days ago

For Better equipment i would suggest O-Naginata, Sunforger and Mask of Memory. For better equipment tutors i would say Stoneforge Mystic, Steelshaper Apprentice, Stonehewer Giant Steelshaper's Gift but ill leave that up to you! Awesome deck!

KALE434 on God sent Anya and her army to destroy

5 days ago

I would suggest Stoneforge Mystic, Open the Armory, Steelshaper Apprentice and Stonehewer Giant if you need more ways to search up equipment. For different equipment I would say O-Naginata and Tenza, Godo's Maul too kinda help with connecting with opponents. Also Kusari-Gama is a good one to help clear opponents boards of pesky flyers. To help with cheaper and faster equip costs Brass Squire and Leonin Shikari. Thats all for now hope those kinda help, also if you wanna check out more I'd suggest my New Phyrexia's Scourge for more ideas!

Snydog17 on Isamaru Equip

1 month ago

I would recommend having a few board wipes to access in dire need, Fumigate, End Hostilities, and Day of Judgment are cheaper equivalents to Wrath of God.

You have a lot of nice artifacts. But maybe a few more tutors could help get which ones you need. Relic Seeker, Steelshaper Apprentice, and Stonehewer Giant could help get what you need.

Card draw is white's biggest problem, so Puresteel Paladin and Sram, Senior Edificer.

Having too many lands sitting around could be a problem, so the cycling lands like Secluded Steppe could get rid of extra unnecessary lands.

Cathedral of War could help the Voltron esque function of your deck by buffing your Isamaru with Exalted, with Sublime Archangel and Battlegrace Angel serving this function also

I really help that this helps you with your deckbuilding.

Freezingfist on Project Weapons

1 month ago

Thanks for the deck props, Teufell!

Do only Kor have that kind of synergy? Nope! There's a lot of really fun 'tribal' decks. Most competitive are Faeries, Elves and Merfolk, but there are a lot of solid tribes. Flavorful and fun!

Synergy specifically with artifacts? Ehh, not that seem as strong in Equipment specifically. Cats, maybe... Kemba, Kha Regent, Leonin Den-Guard, Sunspear Shikari... Soldiers make a strong case... Weapons Trainer, Steelshaper Apprentice (and some of these overlap tribes)

For just artifacts, Vedalken come to mind Chief Engineer, Dispersal Technician, Etherium Sculptor, Grand Architect, Master of Etherium to name a few, but I haven't seen anything 'competitive' from a tribal standpoint... maybe I should try that... Could be a fun challenge.

golgariizzet on Bruse Tarl & Ishai Jeskai Voltron

2 months ago

Whispersilk Cloak, Enlightened Tutor, Stoneforge Mystic, Stonehewer Giant, Open the Armory, Relic Seeker, Steelshaper's Gift, Steelshaper Apprentice definitely would throw whisper in there and all of these are good choices for tutoring out your swiftfoot boots or lightning greaves what ever it is you need at the time

zlliM on Mono-White Equipment Deck

5 months ago

I see you are running just one black card and 7 swamps... I think you can make some cuts on Ruthless Ripper and turn the deck to mono-white. Or maybe you can curve it to red for more options for equip-based decks.

Steelshaper Apprentice, Auriok Steelshaper, Auriok Edgewright for synergy with equips. Dragon Throne of Tarkir for your weeniesMask of Memory and Mentor of the Meek give a try on that to keep the fuel goingStoneforge Masterwork for human theme and Strata Scythe if you consider going mono-white

NensouHiebara on Sram, Senior Edificer | Equipment Voltron

7 months ago


Burnished Hart - Used it before. Took it out after Sword of the Animist was added. Hart was slow in comparison to the other ramp options in the deck and I needed the slot for other utility creatures.

Ancient Den - Not a fan. It doesn't do anything aside from getting hit by artifact sweepers. I only have one card with metalcraft in the deck and it doesn't need the help.

Ethersworn Canonist - Not needed. Canonist an anti-combo card. I wouldn't even agree to be in a game with a combo deck.

Hanna's Custody - It affecting all artifacts is a deal breaker. I don't want to make my opponents' artifacts hard to remove.

Heliod, God of the Sun - Used it before. Didn't do a whole lot and devotion is tricky to build in a deck with a heavy use of colourless cards.

Blade of Selves - Not a fan of Equipment that don't benefit 8.5.

Thran Dynamo - No interest. I'm intentionally keeping mana rocks to a minimum so that my mana ramp isn't collateral damage from artifact sweepers.

Kor Duelist - Doesn't do enough. I like my double strikers to have an added bonus to them, preferably ones that also benefit the Voltron gameplan, like Silverblade Paladin.

Brimaz, King of Oreskos - No interest. Doesn't offer anything for the deck.

Kemba, Kha Regent - Kemba was the original Commander when I built the deck. I switched to 8.5, as I never cared for tokens and wanted to be pure Voltron. She's not worth it in the 99.

Steelshaper Apprentice - Used it before. Hard to justify using it again with all of cheap, efficient Equipment tutors that are now available.

Isochron Scepter - No interest. I don't want to be "That Guy".

Mentor of the Meek - No interest. Unless I happen to have one of my Planeswalkers out, I can't draw as many cards as I'd like with it. Mentor is a better fit in decks like Tokens where it can trigger much more easily.


I don't have any plans on what to cut for the Monarch cards. Not even sure if want to use them. Just putting up ideas on my Maybeboard.

Dust Bowl is an important card for my utility land removal package. Strip Mine handles any immediate problems and Dust Bowl prevents opponents from using too many.

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