Darksteel Citadel

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom 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

kamarupa on A Bigger Boat

5 days ago

6 bounce-wraths seems pretty extreme, especially in a deck that's so mana-hungry. I suggest dropping 2-4 of them in favor of a few Chasm Skulker s. That said, Cyclonic Rift seems relevant.

With Islandwalk potentially being the difference between a win and loss, perhaps Quicksilver Fountain would be of use here.

1x Halimar Depths can add a little dimension to your mana-base. Scavenger Grounds and Field of Ruin / Ghost Quarter might be useful enough to leave 1x of each in your mainboard.

Negate is usually a good mix of power and uses for a low-ish CMC and low $. Cancel seems better than Logic Knot.

Chart a Course seems to fit thematically, but you'd need some more creatures to make it viable. Jace's Ingenuity is just bad. It makes Harmonize look like a dream. As rule of thumb, draw card isn't good if it works out to much more than 1CMC/card drawn. And it doesn't create card advantage unless you're drawing at least 2 cards - that is - can-tripping is deck-thinning. I don't think you want to deck thin here, because those slots are better used for lands you need to cast your big creatures. Divination is probably the more acceptable option, though I'm not particularly found of it.

Perhaps some counterspell ramp would be helpful: Curious Homunculus  Flip/ Vodalian Arcanist or even just Silver Myr .

Another option: use Master Transmuter to drop an Inkwell Leviathan . This would require more artifacts, but that could be the way to go - things like Springleaf Drum and Paradise Mantle with Ornithopters can be a very fast mana ramp. You'd also get Stoic Rebuttal , Darksteel Citadel , and creatures like Etherium Sculptor . If you do go with artifacts, Buried Ruin would be smart.

kamarupa on Trying out Esper Artifacts

2 weeks ago

Given that Master Transmuter costs 4 to cast, and there are lots of other spells even higher, I suggest you run 24 lands or include more ramp via Paradise Mantle / Springleaf Drum .

I also suggest you include 1x Buried Ruin . Darksteel Citadel might be worth including, too.

Thoughtcast instead of Temple Bell .

Cranial Plating is usually pretty good.

DoctorAwker on Jhoira Draw Lots-o-Cards (Underappreciated)

3 weeks ago

I'm not sure what kind of budget you're looking at, so I'm going to try to keep from suggesting anything too up there.

Cloud Key and Herald of Kozilek are two more cost reducers to consider. The latter works on colorless spells not artifacts, but that's every artifact you have other than Etherium Sculptor.

Paradise Mantle would be a good fit in here, especially with the untap effects you have. Modern Horizons added the rest of the talisman cycle, so Talisman of Creativity would be a great include.

I'd swap out Purphoros for Reckless Fireweaver . You'll probably end up doing the same amount of damage, but I've found it paints less of a target on you. And Riddlesmith can give you an effect that's similar to Jhoira's, if you want the redundancy.

Stoic Rebuttal is at best Counterspell , and at worst no better than Cancel , so I would just run Counterspell. I know you'll have the Metalcraft 99% of the time, but other than flavor there's no reason to use it instead.

I'd also consider adding in some of the mass bounce spells that can hit your artifacts: Retract , Hurkyl's Recall , Rebuild , and Paradoxical Outcome .

One of the nice things about this deck is how little color mana you need, so I'd upgrade your lands. Since you're running two artifact lands you may as well add in Darksteel Citadel too. Buried Ruin is great for any artifact heavy deck. And Ash Barrens , Grixis Panorama , and Shivan Reef can help color fix for you without slowing you down or hurting you too much. You only have four potential triggers (plus I guess two more for the X spells you have) for Sanctum of Ugin , so I would run another tutor over it, but that's a personal preference. I would also swap out more Mountains for Islands, since your deck is blue heavy, but if you don't have any problems with the ratio then don't worry about it.

Hope some of this was helpful!

Dragaan on Oblivion Doom Engine

1 month ago

<3 <3 Scuttling Doom Engine! Reminds me of my old M15 deck that used Generator Servant to power out the Scuttling Doom Engine , then used Galvanic Blast for a potential early 16dmg burst. Also included the ol' turn1 Darksteel Citadel into Ensoul Artifact on the Citadel to make an indestructible 5/5 that can attack on turn2. Or you could use it on Ornithopter for a 2mana 5/5 flyer. Ghostfire Blade was great in the list, too.

Man, what a crazy fun standard deck. I miss Doom Engine and Ensoul Artifact :( Glad to see people haven't forgotten about that card. Still think he will have his day eventually...

Xerxez on Tempered Steel

1 month ago

Some suggestions that I think should be cheap overall, I would recommend bumping up the Cranial Plating count, and the Vault Skirge as well as Darksteel Citadel . Signal Pest is also a little helpful, and Springleaf Drum also adds mana while also adding artifacts. For win conditions based on artifacts that makes a helpful difference. Master of Etherium is also fun but that's more personal choice I think. Good luck!

Moosemandude on Mono White Metalcraft

1 month ago

Lotus Petal could definitely be good in this deck Garchomp98. If I were going to add it I would probably cut the Vault of Whispers , one Plains , the Scale of Chiss-Goria , and one Tooth of Chiss-Goria . This deck is certainly capable of running with sixteen lands and with the added Lotus Petal I would think you can get away with fifteen. I think the Vault of Whispers comes out before Darksteel Citadel because Vault of Whispers is really only in the deck to maybe cast Vault Skirge without paying the life. On the other hand Darksteel Citadel having indestructible is important when facing cards like Gorilla Shaman . The Scale and the Tooth are also definitely two of the weaker cards in the deck.

dingusdingo on Urza, Lord High Artificer cEDH *Primer*

1 month ago

I found your response of calling card selections "cute" to be incredibly patronizing. You'll have to forgive my terse tone if you truly weren't trying to patronize me, but regardless, you have as much time as you need between postings to look at your deck and the suggestions. If you are truly a competitive player and this is truly a competitive deck, people should not have to spoon feed you the reasoning as to why a card works with 8% of the cards you run (I didn't even include the mediocre synergy Seat has with Sai, Master Thopterist or Fabricate ). You have to consciously put every card into the list, so they were all intentional choices you made. You should have familiarity with the cards you run, especially if you claim this to be a competitive deck. You should also have familiarity with competitive concepts, like removal that requires 2 turns and 2 mana to work is far worse than removal that requires 1 mana to work at instant speed (why run Legacy's Allure before Pongify or Rapid Hybridization ? They are both less conditional and cheaper).

A close reading of my earlier comment will also show I only had a strong tone towards the card choices and deck building ideas, not at a person. Also quick shout out to all the people swearing at me and calling me a douche, the bad card suggestions, lack of card suggestions, and ad hominems have been pivotal to the development of this list. I'm not gaining anything from writing paragraphs explaining easy includes for YOUR list, so if you want to keep flinging mud I'll simply leave you to it. If you want to talk cards, put on your big boy pants, realize that you can make an ignorant or bad card choice without being an ignorant or bad person, and lets talk winning.

Mind Over Matter is expensive to cast, and combos out with tap to draw permanents, which this list doesn't run. It's been ignored by cEDH due to the massive color cost requirement + CMC and how weak the combo pieces are outside of combo.

Riddlesmith could have value, but this list doesn't have the artifact density required. It also does absolutely nothing by itself, meaning it has no value without other pieces to make it go. Relatively weak card and any loot effect for 1 or 2 cmc will outperform in a fast format like cEDH.

Time Spiral is also mostly ignored because it doesn't generate the value you want. It isn't reusable like Timetwister , so it doesn't generate value with looping as a wincon. It requires 6 mana to cast, and you're only getting 6 untaps with 6 lands in play, meaning turn 6 as the earliest (read: 3 turns after someone else has won). Even with 3 mana and getting 3 mana back (so it effectively costs 3), it has a high initial cost which means it will sit in hand without being used, while Timetwister could be used earlier. Hits for a lot off Ad Naus and Dark Confidant , which are format staples. Mediocre replacement for twister, but you'd be better off running another 1 2 or 3 cmc draw piece that isn't already used, Sleight of Hand comes to mind for this list.

Precognition Field does the same thing as Urza but allows you to peek top of library. Just like Future Sight , the slot is literally wasted with this commander, because you don't need another infinite mana outlet. If you need help getting to your infinite mana combo pieces, you should run more tutor and draw, not a slow and expensive top of deck value engine.

Cephalid Coliseum is usually ignored because of how unreliable threshold is. Timetwister resets it, and GY hate is very common. Its a painful non-island island in the vast majority of games, and generates land disadvantage when you can use it. Coliseum has its place though; it's very useful in Doomsday decks as a low opportunity cost pile cracker and sifter, but is still sometimes passed over in those lists because of the cost of Doomsday. It can also be used in decks that run Laboratory Maniac as a way to draw on an empty library, but most ignore Coliseum because they achieve no cards in library by drawing the deck, which means they will almost definitely have a draw card they can play that isn't dependent on a land drop. Also Coliseum gets caught by all the non-basic land hate that sees play.

Darksteel Citadel is a worthwhile include if blue mana density is high enough. Dodges Armageddon and opens up same lines that Seat of the Synod does.

I also have one more suggestion. Baral, Chief of Compliance has more value in this list than Etherium Sculptor . You run a total of 32 instants and sorceries, 15 of them which can be cost reduced (the 32 matters in case opponents play a tax effect). Meanwhile, of the 21 artifacts you play, only 15 of them can be cost reduced due to the amount of 0 cost rocks. Baral also generates value on the ridiculously large amount of counterspells you run though, which makes it a more worthwhile include. If you do decide to up artifact density (and include Mishra's Workshop , which you should due to playing under Trinisphere and orb effects anyways), then sculptor may end up being the better slot.

You also really don't need future sight in your infinite lines. Voltaic Key can replace it in the Paradox Engine line, and the other line is weak anyways because its creature based (easiest permanent type to remove). Voltaic Key untaps Sensei's Divining Top while top trigger is on stack, and use Top again. Sensei's draws a card, then goes to top of library on first trigger, then draws itself on second. Assuming you have 2+ mana in rocks you break parity, on 3+ you generate positive mana. You can do a similar thing with Rings of Brighthearth and Sensei's Top, plus Brighthearth combos with both the monoliths, so it serves as a second B for the A + B of Power Artifact and Monoliths.

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Darksteel Citadel occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.23%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.07%

Blue: 0.3%

Red: 0.42%

UR (Izzet): 0.61%