Darksteel Plate

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors (DDU) None
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Mirran (MBM) Rare

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Darksteel Plate

Artifact — Equipment

Darksteel Plate is indestructible.

Equipped creature is indestructible.

Equip

Darksteel Plate Discussion

Wolfpig on Cho~Say~No!

5 days ago

Thanks for the suggestion with prison. The rest I passed on because I really don't want a win-con like stuffy, its cliche and your feelings about Elixir are pretty much the reason I chose it. I sincerely hope my opponents feel the same way when they loose to it heh.

It's labeled Voltron for Darksteel Plate / Open the Armory / and Pariah ment to work with Cho. I didn't call it tron because I don't have Urza lands? I'm a little confused by your comment. EDIT / Oh! The Description, DOI!

DuTogira on Looking for a cheap and ...

1 week ago

Seconding Vona, Butcher of Magan . She’s a fantastic mix of Aggro and control, and all she really needs are a few choice equipment ( Darksteel Plate + Lightning Greaves , Blackblade Reforged if you’re feeling real spicy) and she can absolutely take over a game. The only downside is that if you can’t keep her around, you very easily start losing.

Caerwyn on Can you cyclonic rift an ...

2 weeks ago

Please remember to link cards with double brackets, like so:

[[Sword of Fire and Ice]]

Equipment is a different permanent than the creature it is attached to. Sword of Fire and Ice gives the creature protection from Blue, but does not have protection from blue itself.

For an example, look at Darksteel Plate . For Darksteel Plate to both confer indestructible and be indestructible itself while equipped, it must have the keyword on itself and the keyword on its "equipped creature has" ability.

As a note, if you overload Cyclonic Rift , you will bounce both the creature and the equipment, since an overloaded Cyclonic Rift does not target, so therefore does not implicate protection.

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

3 weeks ago

I legit built this in Boza's new thread; The RPG Game

Braux, Deadgame's Champion

Legendary Creature - Minotaur Warrior

Trample, Reach

When Braux, Deadgame's Champion enters the battlefield you may have it fight any number of target creatures you don't control. If he survives, put two +1/+1 counters on it for each creature it destroyed.

"I've fell Angels, Sphinx, Demons, Dragons and Hydra. Take your shot."

5/7


I'd like to expand on him in here. See, there's a lot of anthems you have access to within Jund. Bad Moon , Creakwood Liege , Rageblood Shaman , Felhide Petrifier , Paragon of Eternal Wilds , Boartusk Liege , Ashenmoor Liege , Eldrazi Monument , etc. You can get him to insane levels of P/T. You also can make him Indestructible with spells such as Heroic Intervention or if you use Brass Squire to attach an artifact such as Darksteel Plate onto him in response to the Fight trigger. If nothing else, he's a supremely powerful boardwipe if you want to just pick off a bunch of things for or mana, which honestly isn't that bad. You maintain your own boardstate while destroying key pieces of everyone else's.

Since I sort of literally copy/pasta'd this, I'm reissuing the wildcard challenge.

Zerraphon on Holy of holies

1 month ago

So now I'm going to organize this post is from different types of cards and alternatives and/or strictly better cards that have the same Converted mana cost!

Let's start with enchantments! It seems like your all over the place, which is fine, but you have aura enchantments and land enchantments. which seems a little weird to me! Normally you want to either go a route for your deck, and this seems unorganized, so let us fix that! Serra Aviary is a bad card, cause it also gives opponents fliers +1/+1, we don't want this. So id suggest either going with some like Citadel Siege cause sure, it won't buff all creatures, and it'll give a boost to one creature you want per turn, or it can be used defensively which is always a plus! I'd also suggest going Dictate of Heliod cause it gives an extra +1/+1 for one extra mana, AND IT HAS FLASH! For cards that are better for the 4 cmc are Light from Within , Force of Virtue , Marshal's Anthem .

Also if you want anthem's like that there are some better than 4 cmc! such as Honor the Pure, Spear of Heliod , Glorious Anthem , Always Watching , Radiant Destiny

For ramp, I like the inclusion of Zendikar Resurgent but Mirari's Wake should be an auto-include 100%!

If you're looking for removal enchantments for commanders or problem creatures cards like Darksteel Mutation and Song of the Dryads , Imprisoned in the Moon are WAY better than Illusory Wrappings

For protection cards or cards that accumulate value, instead of Angelic Renewal and Angelic Accord , cards which can be good, but you don't have a whole lof of life gain or recursion to run these two! So I'd suggest cards like Sigil of the New Dawn , Kindred Boon , Privileged Position and Asceticism are 100% more effective in protecting your creatures or giving good value.

Speaking of value, enchantments you should look to include are: Sylvan Library fantastic enchantment. Rhystic Study and Land Tax are all good cards you should look at!

Now that we got enchantments out of the way! lets work on these instants! I love some of these instants, Absorb is a fun card that I'm 100% gonna get, same with Archmage's Charm ! Disdainful Stroke , Essence Scatter (and the like), Commencement of Festivities and Guardian Angel are all weaker versions of cards like Mana Drain and Counterspell which I'd upgrade with. I'd also suggest getting some artifact/enchantment removal such as Krosan Grip one of the best in this as it has split second, another card I highly recommend is Bant Charm one of the most versatile instant printed in these colors. some other instants i enjoy and have seen good results with are Teferi's Protection , Plasm Capture / Mana Drain , Render Silent , Arcane Denial , Dawn Charm and Heroic Intervention . Those are just some of my recommendations! I may have some more but You'd really need to let me know what direction you want to go!!

For sorceries, you're in gosh darn green! WHERE ARE THE RAMP SPELLS?!!??!!? Add Farseek , and since we have big fatty CMC angels, Recross the Paths puts in some work! Kodama's Reach and Explosive Vegetation are better than cards like Rampant Growth because 1) it gives card advantage (2 lands for 1 card) and 2) gives us more mana to work with during the late game! (this is when angel decks typically win). other ramp spells I use are Cultivate and Traverse the Outlands .

I've noticed this deck does not have a SINGLE BOARD WIPE, as big as our angels are for the CMC, we won't be able to cast them until later, board wipes are essential to have especially since you aren't running any pillow forts kind of cards, I HIGHLY recommend adding some, cards that I've always had in my white decks are Austere Command , Rout , Supreme Verdict , Cleansing Nova , Descend upon the Sinful , Planar Cleansing and Mass Calcify . Some other sources that are more focused with tribal is Harsh Mercy sure each player gets to pick a creature type, but that typically is one creature for them, and of course we'll pick angels, so we get the upper-hand in this!

We need some card draw, and this is important as I don't see any in this deck and that is a HUGE mistake. Think about adding cards like Rishkar's Expertise , Praetor's Counsel , Blue Sun's Zenith , Sphinx's Revelation , Finale of Revelation just to name a few that come to mind.

For Lands, these look just.....fine albeit slow, but not quite optimized. I totally understand how people on a budget don't run cards like Misty Rainforest and the like. But as a 3 color deck, I suggest adding in cards like Temple of Enlightenment and Temple of Plenty at least you'll get value from them coming in tapped. Other cards I'd suggest are Krosan Verge , Prairie Stream , Flooded Grove , Wooded Bastion , Seaside Citadel , Path of Ancestry , Forbidden Orchard (cause what is a 1/1 to our angels? PFFT) other lands that give some utility in a pinch are: Scattered Groves and Irrigated Farmland ! other good cards are Glacial Fortress (and it's kin), Hinterland Harbor and Temple Garden !

For Artifacts, I see the signets, I don't typically run the Sol Ring and X signets just cause I like my land ramp better and won't get destroyed with target removal or artifact/enchantment wipes. but as a 3 color deck, you 100% NEED Chromatic Lantern basically makes all your mana problems go away, just tap lands for whatever color you need! If you're trying to go for some voltronish cards, I'd suggest going like Darksteel Plate , which basically secures that you keep whatever creature you want alive for the rest of the game (unless they exile it with a spell somehow). Godsend is also a good card as people won't want to block because it exiles shit, which is GREAT, let me tell you how many times people didn't block because they wanted to keep their creature(s).
For tribal support cards, there is a very small pool to chose from, So you might want to grab a Vanquisher's Banner , Herald's Horn , Urza's Incubator , Door of Destinies , Coat of Arms , Stoneforge Masterwork and Cryptic Gateway are some cards to look at!

Ok, lets finally get this creature situation fixed! first of, YOU'RE AN ANGEL DECK WITHOUT ITS PRIME GURL!?! WHERE IS MY Avacyn, Angel of Hope ?!?!?!??!!?!?!? I'm disappointed!!!! But for real, add her.

Other cards considering should be Metallic Mimic (if you're going for a 1/1 counter theme.) Solemn Simulacrum should go in here, he's just too good not to have here! Rhonas the Indomitable is a great mana sink, and if you really need to give trample to your creatures, Nylea, God of the Hunt is also a good alternative. Resplendent Angel is a great 3 cmc angel, don't underestimate this gurl! Sephara, Sky's Blade is also a great (shittier) version of our gurl Avacyn, Angel of Hope but still a good effect none-the-less! Iridescent Angel , for a 7 mana angel, I was hesitant at running her in my jenara deck, but has proved to be SO GOSHDARN STRONG! Can literally take ANY damage from ANYTHING (don't mention the Eldrazi to this gurl) but it has soaked up a lot of damage over my games. Archangel of Tithes is a great 4 cmc angel that gives taxes for attacking and defending! great include! Angel of Invention a fabulous card, especially if you have something that gives +1/+1 counters, say a Bow of Nylea , is a great addition to our squad! Angel of Serenity is a good card here as well! great recursion for this deck! since we're in bant, Stoic Angel is also a good include! Akroma, Angel of Wrath can't go wrong with an 8/8 creature with so many keywords and protection(s)!

Also, there is ONE card that is SO GOSHDARN UNDERRATED AND NEVER PLAYED and has literally been the BIGGEST beater I've EVER seen is non-other than Selfless Squire . THIS GURL...Where are my words for this card. It's a fog effect but you get a MASSIVE creature that has to be answered or your opponent die! I've had people swing at me for 20+ damage, not worried because of Selfless Squire and she becomes a huge creature, give her trample and/or indestructible, good game! This gurl is so badass she can oftentimes beat an ELDRAZI TITAN 1v1 (in terms of power/toughness). Best and most fun card I'VE EVER PLAYED IN A CREATURE! 50/10 would recommend!

Nemesis on Riku Copy Deck

1 month ago

Sorry, I wasn't really being clear. The artifact and enchantment removal can be traded with any of the ones listed. Personally I like all three of the ones I listed more than the ones you currently have.

As for the phantasmal terrain & Seasinger combo, I would definitely trade them out for something else. if you want to stick with the "steal a creature" subtheme you have going on, Dominating Licid could work as a replacement.

About the protection comment, I was talking about the artifacts along with other effects. In your list you have: Lightning Greaves , Swiftfoot Boots , Mask of Avacyn , Darksteel Plate , Whispersilk Cloak , False Demise , Diplomatic Immunity , & Regeneration . I think you may have a few too many, but this is just my personal preference.

Lastly, the deflection effects are usually pretty sumoptimal, but if they're in the deck for the theme, then I totally understand keeping them in.

Stardragon on K'rrik's Pact of Cruelty

1 month ago

multimedia Tyrant-Thanatos thxs for all your ideas im still figuring what to cut for Gravecrawler and Carrion Feeder but i do not understand why both you guys want me to add Blood Celebrant Pay a black mana and one 1 life for a black mana seems to be bed business. I get that it has synergy with Vilis, Broker of Blood but that's 1 card out of 100, if there is any other reasons why I should add him that I'm missing pls let me know

Demarge Thxs for your help as well your right with all the draw power having unlimited hand size is a thing i should of done as well as adding protection to my commander im thinking of thing like Darksteel Plate and Mask of Avacyn as well as making room my Swiftfoot Boots , but I don't know if i can find room my Painter's Servant . Deathgrip is a nice sideboard card but it to situational for the main board.

Zerraphon on Serra's Playground

1 month ago

Patdypat Awesome, I appreciate your feedback! Unfortunately there arnt a whole lot of great commanders for a control based angel tribal deck! I’ve ran a karametra edh deck and it was so stupid powerful! But that’s not really want I want to play again as it drew so much hate! (Hahah, and it got boring rather quickly) I never thought of making Shalai, Voice of Plenty as my commander if I’m being honest! Although, now I have some more questions! Lol. Do you think a Mind's Eye would be good in a control deck without blue? And what about Ajani, Mentor of Heroes , how would you feel about him being included? (I really only ask about some of these cards because of the masterpiece set(s) that they have! (I’m a big sucker for them) would you consider having a Darksteel Plate so I can wboardwipe and not worry about the death of my commander?

And lastly, what kind of instants and/or sorcories would you include in a deck such as this? Without the blue or black?

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Darksteel Plate occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

White: 0.56%

Red: 0.27%

Black: 0.2%