Darksteel Citadel


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

Printings View all

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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Darksteel Citadel

Artifact Land

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

: Gain .

Darksteel Citadel Discussion

multimedia on Triple A [[Azorius Artifact Attack!]]

1 week ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. Chandra585 gave you good advice.

Tezzeret is a little over the $10 limit for cards upgrades, but I think you should make the exception because he really does everything you want with artifact strategies. His abilities are all repeatable that's what makes him so good in Commander. The budget lands that Chandra585 mentioned are also good upgrades. To expand on budget land suggestions consider:

The artifact lands untap by Unwinding Clock. Fair is a great land for artifact strategies.

Other good budget cards for artifact strategies to consider adding are:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Azorius Guildgate
  • Azorius Chancery
  • Evolving Wilds
  • Terramorphic Expanse
  • Temple of Enlightenment
  • Ice Cave
  • Ixalan's Binding
  • Martial Coup
  • Cloudblazer
  • Foil
  • Darksteel Ingot
  • Worn Powerstone
  • Aether Gale
  • AEtherspouts

Payzo on Martial Arcanist Taigam

1 week ago

Hi there Aqveteig


You could cut for example Keiga, the Tide Star and Yosei, the Morning Star because I don't think they fit the theme of the deck.

I don't think Cackling Counterpart should be in the deck.

You could also cut Send to Sleep and Traumatize

I don't think Darksteel Citadel is useful

High Tide I feel like this is shouldn't be here.


Lightning Greaves is a must-have.

You are missing Expropriate I know you are going budget, but still is a great card.

You should definitely add Baral, Chief of Compliance

If you are running Smothering Tithe you should consider adding Stasis so you can get a hard lock on your opponents while still being able to play spells

Hope I've been usefull

Garchomp98 on Mono White Metalcraft

2 weeks ago

Why not have Lotus Petal s? Like i'd go for 3 of them cut the Scale of Chiss-Goria , 1 Tooth along with 1 Bonesplitter or a secong Tooth. Or maybe Darksteel Citadel s? You need colors and fast ramp

Seems awesome btw i love to try it

multimedia on Esper Artifacts

3 weeks ago

Hey, looks good for a budget causal deck. Is Sydri, Galvanic Genius your Commander? I don't see her card in the decklist. All Commander decks usually show the card of the Commander, but it's missing here.

Good job winning more than losing, but 28 lands with only 9 mana rocks and a 4.2 avg. CMC is pretty risky. The first thing to consider doing is cutting all the five drops except Adjudicator and Scourglass. I suggest to cut the rest five drops because the six drops, which there's also a lot of them, are much better cards. My advice is to prioritize all your six CMC or higher cards. Choose a few of them and cut the others for lower CMC support cards.

I'm going to break my advice up into two comments. The first comment is about budget lands to consider adding as well as cards to consider cutting. The second will be budget cards that are good with artifact strategies to consider adding and cards to cut.

Budget lands and mana rocks ($3 or less each) to consider adding:

Can add all these for about $25.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • 2x Island
  • 1x Swamp
  • 1x Plains
  • Temple of the False God
  • Orzhov Guildgate
  • Scoured Barrens
  • Sejiri Refuge
  • Orzhov Basilica
  • Pith Driller
  • Guardians of Koilos
  • Razormane Masticore
  • Clockwork Hydra
  • Dreamstone Hedron
  • Salvage Titan

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Vman on Can a math genius help ...

3 weeks ago

Hi! I know the math is possible, its just im godawful at it myself.

So im running the following

4x Mox Opal 4x Springleaf Drum As artifact rainbow mana producers

4x Spire of Industry As my rainbow land 4x Darksteel Citadel 4x Blinkmoth Nexus As my colorless lands

And finally 1x Mountain And 4x Plains As basics.

Can any math wiz do the odds on my average % chanfe on getting 2 white mana on turn 2 or more importantly turn 3? I need WW.

Also what if i go down in plains? How much worse does it get.

Cloudchaser.Kestrel on Darien, King of Kjeldor

3 weeks ago

If you end up going the Armageddon route - may I suggest Darksteel Citadel and Cascading Cataracts ?

BlackDeegs on Earth Breaker

1 month ago

My preferred targets for the Boom are to hit my own Darksteel Citadel which turns Boom into a two mana kill a land or Gods' Eye, Gate to the Reikai for the 1/1 spirit.

I actually really like having the Ghost Quarter you suggested in here thought as I can target Darksteel Citadel to create mountains as a second use for it and recycle it with Crucible of Worlds . I have gotten a little use out of it primarily to destroy lands during my opponents turns as well.

I took the Inferno Titan back out as I felt every time I drew them I was feeling disappointed and I did some test plays just by myself with them in and they were an okay win-con but didn't quite have synergy with the deck.

Thanks for commenting and helping improve the deck!

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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%

U/R (Izzet): 0.61%