Darksteel Colossus

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vintage Legal

Darksteel Colossus

Artifact Creature — Golem

Trample, indestructible.

If Darksteel Colossus would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, reveal Darksteel Colossus and shuffle it into its owner's library instead.

Balaam__ on Blast Of Golems

1 week ago

Great little combos here. Not sure if you’ve updated this behind the scenes or not, but it might be worth considering running a second Darksteel Colossus. Odds are low, but should you wind up with your only copy in your opening hand (or the first 4 draws afterward), you don’t have a way to get it back into circulation again. A second copy would be a buffer against this scenario. It’s an expensive card though, so budget alternatives that would produce the same results would be something like an ability to discard a card from your hand for whatever reason, thereby getting your finisher back into your library to be ready for Shape Anew.

DreadKhan on Rakdos

2 months ago

It's not really a great card, but Shivan Gorge can deal some damage to each opponent, which can let you shave mana off of spells for a turn. There is also stuff like Spear Spewer that pings each player, that's a much better way to achieve that goal I suppose. There are also Kessig Flamebreather and Firebrand Archer that can turn any non-creature spell into damage, not sure you have enough stuff to justify them, but felt they were worth a mention. There is also good old Pyrohemia/Pestilence, which can ping each opponent (and it clears out x/1s if tokens are an issue in your area). Not sure if you will be able to get in for damage consistently, but Rite of the Raging Storm tokens usually suck to block, so you might get 5 damage per turn in some metas.

I feel like it's worth throwing in something like Carrion Feeder or Viscera Seer if you want a sac outlet that can clear out lots of bodies and derive value from it, Feeder even works with Pitiless Plunderer (or another 'mana from dead creature' card, Pawn of Ulamog and Bog Initiate will work on a budget) and Gravecrawler to go infinite.

Final point, maybe a few Annihilator creatures that have high MV as their drawback, they tend to be colourless anyways, so can give a full discount and be free sometimes. Artisan of Kozilek and Pathrazer of Ulamog are good examples that aren't too pricey, but Titans are obviously more expensive/powerful, it's worth noting you'll always get cast triggers, even if you're casting them for nothing/very little. Some of these can also let you run cards that care about high MV, like Protection Racket and Timesifter, both are very strong in some metas. Heck, I think I'd just run Protection Racket either way now that I think about it, I'm not sure there is a drawback to that card in this deck, it's big drawback is that it's bad in combo decks because people won't give you combo pieces, but in a deck that isn't attached to any one card you can run it safely. There is also Meteor Golem, Platinum Emperion and even Platinum Angel to offer some value if stuff like Darksteel Colossus or Blightsteel Colossus are over the budget, and there are big old utility beaters like Tsabo Tavoc that are worth a look, you can shave 5 mana off still.

Rakdos is a pretty nifty Commander, hope you're having fun with him!

TheoryCrafter on Brother's War Spoilers

2 months ago

Yes. Unlike treasure tokens, Powerstones is a reusable source of mana. If they came onto the battlefield untapped, you could get cards like Darksteel Colossus out on the battlefield much sooner.

TheOfficialCreator on BR

5 months ago

I love it!! It self-reinforces with spells getting easier and easier to play as you go along.

That being said, what are your payoffs for this deck? Your finishers? I see a couple of cards like Marionette Master that do have a strong effect with Treasures but I'm talking something incredibly large that can serve as an ending spell.

Something like Blightsteel Colossus, Darksteel Colossus, Inferno of the Star Mounts, or Hellkite Tyrant (which are easy to get w Magda).

Also, Goldspan Dragon would be OP in this deck.

Hope this helps with your deck!

Delphen7 on Dumb question...? Syr Konrad, the …

6 months ago

Yes, they will trigger Syr Konrad. At one point the cards were in the graveyard, at the next they weren't; thus they left.

However, something like Darksteel Colossus, which has a replacement effect for the shuffle, will never actually enter the graveyard (At least it shouldn't)

sylvannos on Mana Crypt is bad

6 months ago

@KL185: I'm pointing out some of the obvious applications to having cheap, fast artifact mana. Going land -> Mana Crypt -> Trinisphere means you get to keep playing Magic while your opponent sits around doing nothing for three turns while you set up a Wasteland/Strip Mine + Crucible of Worlds lock. Mana Crypt was a $100 card long before EDH was a thing, where it could only be played in Vintage.

@Tryptic: Honestly, I agree about EDH's banlist being complete garbage. All of the format's problems stem from the availability of fast mana and tutors. Prismatic had the right idea where it banned fast mana like Mana Crypt and Sol Ring, tutors (ranging from Mystical Teachings to Demonic Tutor), and then any other degenerate cards like Memory Jar, Necropotence, Yawgmoth's Will, or Gush.

There's a reason the format was able to have whacky decks with 4x Darksteel Colossus and 4x Akroma, Angel of Wrath be viable. The only cards that were specifically a problem for the format were things like Sundering Titan and Battle of Wits (both banned). Cards like Biorhythm weren't a problem because it played more like conventional Magic. If you can cast an 8 mana spell, you SHOULD be winning the game.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Fling into the Incinerator

8 months ago

You might consider more creatures that are huge and shuffle themselves back in: Worldspine Wurm, Darksteel Colossus and the more mean OG Eldrazi titans.

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