Puresteel Storm

by DedWards on 10 April 2017

Main Deck (60 cards)

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Deck Description

I saw HellishCow's deck Puresteel Gaveleer Combo and thought I'd have a crack at designing it my way. Our lists are very similar largely because the same cards are just that good, but the biggest difference is I decided to run a few more lands.

HellishCow's deck:

How to Play

Both Puresteel Paladin and Sram, Senior Edificer draw you cards for each equipment played and most equipment here costs {0}, so you should be able to play and draw a lot of cards in a single turn.

There's two main ways to win here: Grapeshot and Goblin Gaveleer. Grapeshot relies on the aforementioned draw effects. Play a lot of free / cheap equipment in one turn, followed by Grapeshot. Goblin Gaveleer relies on its built-in power boost, trample and Puresteel Paladin's ability to make equip costs {0}. Play a lot of equipment, equip them all, and attack.

Accorder's Shield; Bone Saw; Cathar's Shield; Kite Shield; Paradise Mantle; and Spidersilk Net all cost {0}. That's 22 "free" draw spells.

Paradise Mantle serves an extra purpose as a form of mana acceleration.

Golem-Skin Gauntlets + Neurok Hoversail allow Puresteel Paladin and Sram, Senior Edificer to cover Goblin Gaveleer's role, if needed.

Deck Tags

  • Modern
  • Boros
  • Combo
  • Storm
  • Equipment

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Card Legality

  • Not Legal in Standard
  • Legal in Modern
  • Legal in Vintage
  • Legal in Legacy

Deck discussion for Puresteel Storm

Hi DedWards.
You replied my decks and I passed by searching your help on the new one I published, and I stumbled on this amazing deck.
This deck is something. That Grapeshot along with the non stopping card drawing and free/cheap casting spells, to equip on Goblin Gaveleer.... I love to see tiny things going big!
Loved the deck and I would like to try it! The Puresteel Paladin is an expensive card, can you find something to replace it? On the drawing part, you have Sram, Senior Edificer doing the work, but on the free equiping matter...

By the way, concerning my deck, I would appreciate some feedback if you have the time :)


Posted 10 April 2017 at 14:52


Sadly, Puresteel Paladin is too important for this deck. The closest equivalent to the draw is Sram, who's already in here, but just as important is the Paladin maki equip costs {0}. Goblin Gaveleer relies on the Paladin to equip it for free. I did a Gatherer search and there's no replacement for the Paladin at all. The closest I get is a looting effect (Riddlesmith / Quicksmith Genius), but that doesn't help.

The free equip effect can be half helped with cards like Sigarda's Aid and Brass Squire, but neither are as efficient as Puresteel AND you'd need to make space for it in the deck, which would most likely take equipment slots.

Please be sure to check out HellishCow's deck I mentioned in the deck description.

Posted 10 April 2017 at 15:26


Damn. The 4x Puresteel Paladin is worth more than the rest of the deck but I love the mechanics on this one.
I did checked the HellishCow's version and I honestly liked yours better. Even having more lands and less equips it gives you more consistency to go through the combo.
Thank you for checking my deck, I appreciate your feedback! :)

Posted 10 April 2017 at 20:03


Love the deck concept, the only thing I'd worry about is if they manage to snipe or bounce your creatures.
I'd suggest side-boarding a couple of Lightning Greaves or Swiftfoot Booths just in case. (2 mana each which slows your deck a little)

I know you're focusing on low cost equipment, but can't help but suggesting: Leering Emblem and Cranial Plating.

Posted 11 April 2017 at 16:26


It'd have to be Swiftfoot Boots. Greaves grants Shroud, which will prevent equipping more after it.

I actually chose Golem-Skin Gauntlets over Cranial Plating as it's slightly cheaper overall and the only artifacts in the deck are equipment. Besides, the preferred target (the goblin) already gets +2/+0 per equipment attached. The Gauntlets are just a backup idea.

Posted 11 April 2017 at 17:28


Interesting deck, protection of your main combo piece Puresteel Paladin is very important. I would maybe add in your sideboard Cavern of Souls for countering, Apostle's Blessing for removal and protection (Path to Exile, Fatal Push, Lightning Bolt), even Noxious Revival maybe an idea for bring it back from your graveyard, also Mox Opal would be a great addition for mana ramp and adding to the storm aspect.

Posted 22 April 2017 at 02:35


You need to play retract and opals if you want to make any use out of the grape shots.

Posted 27 April 2017 at 00:23