Darksteel Citadel

Darksteel Citadel

Artifact Land

Indestructible (Effects that say "destroy" don't destroy this permanent.)

: Gain .

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Uncommon
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors (DDU) None
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Common
Commander 2014 (C14) Uncommon
Magic 2015 (M15) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret (DDF) Common
Darksteel (DST) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Block Constructed Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Darksteel Citadel occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.23%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.07%

Blue: 0.3%

Red: 0.42%

UR (Izzet): 0.61%

Darksteel Citadel Discussion

multimedia on Alela Faerie Tribal Budget

1 week ago

Hey, nice start and budget version of Alela.

Bident of Thassa is a very good budget card with lots of flying tokens. Bident with attacking Faeries can get you far ahead in a game with card draw and gives you resiliency to come back from board wipes. Diabolic Tutor is a budget tutor that can tutor for Bident. Oona's Blackguard is a two drop Faerie who has a good combat damage ability since there's many other Rogue Faeries in your deck. Rootborn Defenses protects all your creatures from a board wipe that destroys and you get free Faerie token.

For voltron Cranial Plating is a reason to go more artifacts than enchantments with Alela. Plating can be a busted card for voltron because you can keep equipping it to your Faeries. Seat of the Synod, Vault of Whispers and Darksteel Citadel are budget artifact lands that count for Plating. Two drop mana rocks are good with Alela such as Orzhov Signet, Azorius Signet, Dimir Signet, Mind Stone, Prismatic Lens, etc. Two drop mana rocks help to cast Alela turn three and the faster you can get Alela onto the battlefield the better your Faerie army will be. Paradoxical Outcome and Rebuild are budget mass bounce effects for artifacts and Outcome includes enchantments as well as draws you a card for each permanent you bounce. Bounce artifacts and cast them again to create more tokens.

Exotic Orchard, Arcane Sanctum, Esper Panorama, Ash Barrens, Caves of Koilos, Opal Palace are budget lands to consider adding.

Good luck with your deck.

lagotripha on Gobbo Time!

2 weeks ago

Tricky. 8 Whack is well known and fairly optimised. The benifits of being 'off list' will likely shine in your sideboard slots to let you steal some wins- include your sideboard in your planning.

Burning-Tree Emissary sees play in these lists and is fairly cheap.

Since you are already looking at Signal Pest it might be worth testing Kuldotha Rebirth and Shrapnel Blast, while cutting prospector for Bomat Courier or Ornithopter. This also lets you test Darksteel Citadel in your land slot. If you cut outburst you can cut to an uncomfortable 18 lands fairly safely- with a couple slots open for Mogg Fanatic.

Its similar speed to 8 whack, but the 'direct to face' finish is a touch more resilient to 'normal' sideboard answers, while more vulnerable to any affinity answers in the meta.

RobotWizard1248 on Rakdos Minotaurs

2 weeks ago

I like the list but am a bit confused about the use of Darksteel Citadels

Liquidbeaver on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

4 weeks ago

heavyuser I'm really glad you are enjoying it! It only gets better from here as you get more used to all the alternate play lines. I will say though that you may reach a point where people preemptively attack you because of what the deck can do, but then you just have to give them a hard time that they have bad threat assessment and how you have no boardstate and other people....and then kill them again!

Darksteel Citadel and Buried Ruin are the two most cuttable lands. I definitely suggest not dropping below 23 basics. Darksteel only interacts with Goblin Welder really.

I think both of your additions are solid. The only reason I don't run Gamble is since I have had the deck for several years now I want the most randomness possible (in all my decks regardless of color), so I don't run any more tutors than the creature ones. Running it is definitely advantageous, and there is hardly a more red-esque spell than Gamble.

Nyx Lotus is something I am also considering. The only thing I am questioning is the ETBT, but that could be mitigated in a deck running more ramp and things like Mana Echoes.

Please keep letting me know how your next games go! It always makes me happy to hear when people have fun playing a deck that was never really taken seriously before.

heavyuser on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

4 weeks ago

Got the last cards for this deck last week and WOW, it really is so much F'ing fun to play. I wasn't perceived as a threat for the majority of the game until it was too late.

I did make a few changes and wondering what you think about it Liquidbeaver

Added: Cavern of Souls removing Darksteel Citadel

Thinking about adding: Nyx Lotus Gamble

I'm having some trouble figuring out what to cut though, any ideas?

epartica on Angels Brought The Apocalypse

1 month ago

Amun: The point of Darksteel Citadel , Flagstones of Trokair , and Cascading Cataracts is because I run Armageddon . Having Crucible of Worlds would be really good for this deck but I don't have anything that can search for it expect Enlightened Tutor . So the odds of getting those cards and then Armageddon is to much chance so I'd rather just chance it with lands, besides card like Land Tax , Luminarch Ascension , and Smothering Tithe can still work really well with no lands.

If this deck gets ahead I can easily go over 7 cards with Well of Lost Dreams , Mind's Eye , The Immortal Sun , and Alhammarret's Archive so Reliquary Tower can help. However, if you have any land suggestions to swap those out please let me know!

Thanks again for checking out my deck!

Amun on Angels Brought The Apocalypse

1 month ago

I appreciate your input; in reviewing your, I am not understanding your land choices. Darksteel Citadel , Flagstones of Trokair and Reliquary Tower . You must play against people that target your lands. There is not enough draw power for the tower to even have a place.

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