Tempered Steel


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Tempered Steel


Artifact creatures you control get +2/+2.

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Tempered Steel Discussion

entheogeneral on Bye Bye Tron, Hi there ...

1 day ago

I'd suggest something else:Affinity. All about Tempered Steel and small guys really. Dredge is fun though, do what you want, mate.

soliced on Artifacts of Zion

3 days ago

Tomb of the Spirit Dragon is an epic suggestion I'll see if I can grab one before tnight tornement. sadly the reason i need so much mana fixing is the double white in Tempered Steel it's a pain but it's needed and I'll be glad to help lyre4lyra

soliced on Artifacts of Zion

4 days ago

why Hope of Ghirapur?

its just a play style thing mainly, it can stall alot of decks not just control such as tron for example, no Expedition Map will buy you 1 full turn in a turn 4 win deck

why Inkmoth Nexus?

its not in my deck? i have Blinkmoth Nexus and always have its cheaper and becomes a 3/3 with Tempered Steel

as for Thoughtcast

ive tried i would say most if not all artifact based draw card and just settled on Thoughtcast as it just lands more often.

and finally Ensoul Artifact

you are very mush right about the risks but to hit turn 2 for 5 damage cant be looked down at even meta affinity finds it hard 2 hit that hard that fast

Metroid_Hybrid on Mono-color deck challenge..

2 weeks ago

Some guys at work are putting together Modern-legal, Mono-colored decks for some of the long downtimes at work this month.. Most of them are expecting me to go Mono-Black, however Im going a different route here.. I wanted something powerful, yet something so incredibly unique that they have never seen before.. I came up with something that fits these criteria, yet would lose HARD post-sideboard in a normal tournament environment; Mono-White Tempered Steel Infect w/ Ethereal Armor..

Blessed Phyrexian Steel..

Modern Metroid_Hybrid


I originally built this a few years ago, and therefore may be neglecting some other powerful spells printed since then. I also dont actually have a sideboard built IRL yet either; Im primarily concerned with streamlining the Mainboards effectiveness first..

Pieguy396 on New MTG Player

1 month ago

I would also recommend Affinity - the value is concentrated in Arcbound Ravagers and Mox Opals, making it easy to buy into. You can start with a Tempered Steel build like SaffronOlive's.

guyplayinmagic on U/W Affinity Tempered Steel

1 month ago

I was considering Blinkmoth Nexus since it is the meta for most all Affinity decks, but I am wondering what the potential drawback would be since I have a heavy focus on Tempered Steel and so I may struggle to cast it without more plains.

I like the idea of Servo Exhibition but am wondering what I would sub out, and Glint Hawk seems good but I am trying to keep all my creatures as artifacts for the sake of Tempered working its magic. Spell Pierce is definitely a good sub for the sideboard, though.

ShaharRyu on Running on a Budget

3 months ago

Hey N4kk1 and enpc. Thanks a lot for the feedback. This decks are more casual and not really competitive intended, although i like them to be as smooth as possible.

On the Budget affinity I will add Cranial Plating to 4 and Ghirapur AEther Grid seems like a nice addition to the sidedeck. I did consider Blinkmoth Nexus but it is still a bit too much for my low budget since a play set of those ($20) is over half my entire budget for a deck. Tempered Steel also seems like a very neet adition. I had seen it but wasn't sure about it. I will try running 2 of them (my budget limits me here again) and if it does works I will try saving up a little bit for a playset.

Regarding everything else. I gotta say this hurt me hard u.u . Although the Infect deck might be dead due to Fatal Push, I have to say am still a sucker for it and it is really fun when am killing my friends on turn 2 and there faces seen simpy confused.

Path to Exile is a staple which I love but can't afford. Am looking for other options like Oust, Condemn, Sunlance, Reciprocate, Gaze of Justice or even Swords to Plowshares. Icatian Javelineers is a card which I saw in some Soldier decks but might be better just going for Thraben Inspector as a solid 1 drop.

Finally on the Pseudoaristocrats deck I moved up the number of drainers and am trying to make it more of a 2/4 balance than 3 of each. Am still figuring out how to make it work out but am sure I am on track. It is a shame Fatal Push is so expensive or I will be running 4 as a no brainer.

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