Topi’s Daily Card #1177: Darksteel Plate
Darksteel Plate is one of those cards I’m super wary of seeing. More often than not this is put into a deck in which you want to protect your commander on way or another, and Darksteel Plate does a good job. It’s used in conjunction in with Shield of Kaldra or the newly printed Hammer of Nazahn in order to protect your creatures, whether you want to keep your commander alive or to keep, well whatever you want alive in order to win. Utility creatures, huge monsters, if you can equip, you can make it that much tougher to kill. The fact the plating is indestructible as well makes it great and tough to get rid of, leading to people running things like Return to Dust instead of regular destruction. It’s powerful, goes in any deck, and can be a headache to get rid of. I’m surprised I don’t see it more often.