Tempered Steel

Tempered Steel


Artifact creatures you control get +2/+2.

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Set Rarity
Double Masters (2XM) Rare
Arena Cards (ARENA) Rare
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Historic Legal
Limited Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Arena Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal

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Tempered Steel Discussion

casual_competitive on Golem Tribal

1 month ago

Tempered Steel its even got a little goblen guy in the art

GoblinElectromancer on BUDGET Tempered Artifacts

4 months ago

No because Cranial Plating is probably the best card in the deck. Usually you'l win from swinging with a huge Ornithopter, Signal Pest or Gingerbrute. And it's super scary when you get plating on Vault Skirge because of how much life you gain. I would cut one Tempered Steel because Steel Overseer will make all of your artifacts bigger and it's one less mana. If you don't want to cut Tempered Steel maybe cut a Galvanic Blast or just play an extra card.

GoblinElectromancer on BUDGET Tempered Artifacts

4 months ago

I think that Gingerbrute is slightly better than Bomat Courier because brute can make itself unblockable to most creatures. If you can't find anything to cut I would take out one Memnite and maybe one Tempered Steel. You'r probably right about All That Glitters. Leaving in one or two Bomat Courier is probably good. It just feels really bad to have it on the battlefield with a lot of cards exiled under it and having no access to red mana.

Clashboy15 on BUDGET Tempered Artifacts

4 months ago

Do you think Bomat Courier is better than Gingerbrute? I'm not sure what to take out for vault skirge, but I will definately be putting 4 of them in. I do agree taking out one or two etched champion and adding one more steel overseer.

I personally don't think all that glitters would be great, since its not an artifact it self, and modern is filled with cards like Fatal Push, so putting all that glitters on any creature I have might result in me getting 2 for oned. Losing two for one would especially be bad since the deck has no card draws Besides, the point of the deck is to go wide with Tempered Steel instead of making one beefy boy.

WhatevWorks on 3 open slots in Modern …

5 months ago

I made a budget RW Affinity deck in Modern, and I have 3 slots that I can't figure out how to fill. Currently, I'm playing 3x Tempered Steel in the slots, but that feels too slow compared to things like All That Glitters and Steel Overseer. What should I play in its place? I've been considering moving Emerge Unscathed to the mainboard, and I've also been considering Goblin Oriflamme or Shrapnel Blast, but none seem to fit perfectly in with the deck. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Link: Mechanized Revolution (RW Affinity)

RNR_Gaming on Pin Cushion 2.0

11 months ago

Seems kinda fragile I'd suggest a back up plan like beats with Tempered Steel and thopters

lagotripha on impeccable speed (modern)

1 year ago

There were a bunch of traditional Tempered Steel budget affinity lists that are worth a look.

Have you looked at Thraben Inspector instead of Ardent Recruit? The artifact/redraw is worth a lot. There are some interesting modern artifact staples- Etched Champion , Blade Splicer , etc.

Leonin Elder is an interesting anti-burn tool, Servo Exhibition is a decent artifact count source.

The main trick to budget lists is to plan for your local meta and play to that- don't be scared to maindeck sideboard tools to get more slots.

Dreamweav3r on Assemble the B-Team

1 year ago

If you had one in play certainly, but again 18 lands isn't enough to play a 4 drop on curve consistently. And if your affinity deck is making land drops 4 turns running with an unplayable 4 cost card stuck in hand till then, arent you already losing? Running out of cards in affinity isn't really off-track for what the deck is expected to do, however, with it being a budget deck you lack the oomph provided by cards like Arcbound Ravager . Typically the way affinity games want to go (non budget) is turn one dump their entire hand, turn two play a payoff. IE Steel Overseer or Arcbound. Springleaf Drum is essential during step one, but if you lack the payoffs you end up playing a bunch of mediocre creatures that wont be fast enough. This is probably why you feel like you run out of cards so much and why you think its the biggest problem. Going back to Mystic Forge , yeah its easy to see a situation where it would be insane, but you have to think about what your deck is ultimately doing. Affinity proper is an aggro deck with some combo potential provided by Arcbound Ravager . Without that, it's really just an aggro deck trying to get creatures into play and win with big Cranial Plating swings or going wide. So, given the mana you have, by the time you can cast Mystic Forge aren't you already losing a fair deal? Affinity really doesnt want more than 2 lands and would rather just keep adding creatures to the board. I'd suggest you embrace your choice to play Tempered Steel as it's something this deck does that real affinity doesnt. Hence why earlier I suggested Servo Exhibition .

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