Steelshaper's Gift


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
Fifth Dawn (5DN) Uncommon

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Steelshaper's Gift


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's Gift Discussion

alias42 on Sigarda Voltron

5 days ago

I would get rid of

Blade of Selves: the token copies get sac'd before they can do anything if you put it on sigarda, and if you don't what's the point?

Stoneforge Mystic, Steelshaper's Gift and Stonehewer Giant: assuming you take my advice on the blade, you're left with 3 equipment cards, so having tutors specifically related to equipments seems like overkill. You could make an argument in their favor because they grab darksteel plate which really helps you out, but I feel like if it's just to get that one card there are better ways to get it that don't just become dead draws if you've drawn all your equipment first. Like drawing your entire deck off enchantress triggers for example.

From there it gets kinda iffy. I can see alot of cards that can be potential cuts here. For example, with only 34 lands it seems that if you don't get exploration and Burgeoning in your opening hand you're likely to have all the lands out of your hand before you get them making them basically dead draws, but you do have alot of +x/+x for each enchantment you control so maybe between that and all of your enchantress triggers keeping your hand full of land they do pull their weight

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

1 week ago

Hi UR2L8,

Probably because I had a Damnation at the time. Tutor for for sure is viable (Vampiric Tutor, Imperial Seal, Reanimate), but also good for, Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, Steelshaper's Gift, Enlightened Tutor, also good for Gamble.

Damnation or Wrath of God both are so have pretty good control over which lands (or Mana Crypt). Most lands are anyway, some are yes. I think I generally pull more lands, and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, so more likely to be able to play Damnation Turn 2 vs. Wrath of God (why ramp lands) on Turn 2, another reason went that way.

squillem on Equipped Cats

1 month ago

Hey man, here are my thoughts

First, although I know your manabase isn't finished, I'd recommend running at 37 lands total.

Second, it's important to consider which equipment are powerful with this strategy, especially with Mirri. You'll likely need ways to keep her from dying. Since she has first strike, giving her deathtouch in addition will make it such that she will always kill the opposing creature before it deals damage, making her almost invincible in combat. You've already mentioned Quietus Spike, but other must-includes for this deck (imo) are Gorgon's Head, Gorgon Flail, and Basilisk Collar. You may also want to have ways to keep Mirri from dying to board wipes and removal. Darksteel Plate and Shield of Kaldra are both about 5 bucks, but they're pretty good. Cards that prevent targeting can be good, but hexproof is preferable to shroud. However, some shroud giving cards, such as Lightning Greaves and General's Kabuto. Mask of Avacyn gives Hexproof, but it's not a Great equipment.

Third, let's consider the equipment you're including. You want most of them to be strong enough to make a single creature into a threat on its own. You've already included cards like Argentum Armor, but frankly you don't really have enough equipment. I'm gonna list a bunch of equipment in various categories here that are worth considering (Sorry if some of this is already in your deck).


Sword of the Animist

Conqueror's Flail

Dowsing Dagger

Mask of Memory


Heirloom Blade

Forebear's Blade


Prowler's Helm

Trailblazer's Boots




Strata Scythe

Helm of the Host

Golem-Skin Gauntlets

Inquisitor's Flail

Grafted Exoskeleton

Stoneforge Masterwork

Assault Suit

Tenza, Godo's Maul

Bloodforged Battle-Axe

Blackblade Reforged

Masterwork of Ingenuity

Fourth, let's look at your creatures. In commander, lower-impact things tend to be outclassed quickly. As such, you generally want your creatures to either be significant threats or utility. Some creatures that I feel are worth cutting are:

Jareth, Leonine Titan (Not a particularly good card. He's only got a good size when blocking)

Leonin Relic-Warder (He's likely to die over the course of the game. Long-lasting removal is better)

Oreskos Explorer (You're in green, so your ramp spells are likely to be land-focused)

Phantom Nishoba (You'll probably want something stronger for you 7 mana. It's basically a 7-mana 7/7 with lifelink/trample and a downside.)

Qasali Ambusher (This creature just isn't impactful on its own)

Sunspear Shikari (This one is also low impact. I wouldn't play a 2-mana 2/2 with both of those abilities natively in commander, and this card is worse than that.)

Don't get too attached to the cat theme. Have it be something you can take advantage of, but don't put in a bad card just because it's a cat. Additionally, don't be averse to putting in noff-type creatures when doing so improves your deck.

Let's look at some creatures that might improve your deck.

Eight-and-a-Half-Tails (Can help get your other creatures through for damage or protect them from removal. A tricky one to play with, but with high upside)

Sram, Senior Edificer (Card draw is A1 in commander, and this guy gets it for you while also carrying equipment)

Odric, Lunarch Marshal (Makes one threat into a whole team of them)

Leonin Warleader (Makes more vessels for the equipment, which have lifelink and benefit from tribal synergies)

Taj-Nar Swordsmith (Gets you what you need when you need it. Make sure you know what you're looking for though!)

Grand Abolisher (Gives you a lot more control over combat on your turn)

Leonin Abunas (Protects your equipment. May be unecessary, but worth considering)

Indomitable Archangel (As above, but it also has flying, which makes it even better.)

Brass Squire (Sneakily fantastic. Avoids the equip cost while also letting you move an equipment at instant speed)

Auriok Windwalker (As above, but it also has flying, which...huh, deja vu)

Mother of Runes (Good for defending from removal or getting a creature through combat)

Armory Automaton (Note: this can take your opponents' equipment as well. They can re-equip it, but not until they get back to their own turn.)

Alms Collector (This is a good cat. Worth including on its own merits. Takes stuff away from the blue player.)

Stone Haven Outfitter (Insurance for a board wipe. Your deck is weak to them, so keep an eye out for ways to protect your team.)

Mentor of the Meek (More card draw since most of your creatures are cheap)

Adorned Pouncer (Not sure about this one, but it has double strike and can come back from the dead, so that's something)

Mirran Crusader (This guy sees modern and legacy play for a reason. He hits hard and doesn't die easy)

Silverblade Paladin (The ability to give another creature double strike is fantastic.)

Steelshaper Apprentice (Weird card, but lets you get what you need.)

Emeria Shepherd (Another way to rebuild after a wipe. Consider holding this in hand w/ a few lands rather than playing it out.)

Jhoira's Familiar (Makes equipment and legendary creatures cheaper and has flying.)

Some additional advice: Run 10 ramp cards and 10 card draw cards. Consider including Steelshaper's Gift and Open the Vaults. That's all I've got for now!

Sarkhanite312 on Sram's Gonna Need A Lot of Hands

1 month ago

Nice deck! Personally, I'd swap out Loxodon Punisher for Leonin Abunas for that added protection, and maybe inserted Steelshaper's Gift or Open the Armory. Anyway, +1 for cool edh!

DespairFaction on Aurelia's New Christmas Toys - Retired

1 month ago

Steelshaper's Gift, Open the Armory if you aren't running those already, otherwise Godo, Bandit Warlord is probably the next best bet, after that maybe something like Taj-Nar Swordsmith

Jallis370 on Tempo Swords

1 month ago

Steelshaper's Gift seems like the only replacement for stoneforge...

superbioman100 on Victory In Numbers

1 month ago

Thank you so much SynergyBuild for the suggestions! I was scared using Blasphemous Act but with Rootborn Defenses I could see that as a very fun combo! I actually initially had Steelshaper's Gift as a tutor but felt that I didn't have enough targets. Any other instants and sorcieries for Sunforger or other targets for the steelshaper's/ Open the Armory would be greatly appreciated!

SynergyBuild on Victory In Numbers

1 month ago

+1! Love the deck, do you think Blasphemous Act could be better than Wrath of God? Also, you can run Rootborn Defenses if you are concerned that your opponents would board wipe, it is even fetchable with Sunforger.

If you want, Sunforger can be an especially powerful card, and if you want some cards to find it, Open the Armory and Steelshaper's Gift are good at that.

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