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Strictly better than:
Bloodstone Cameo
Drake-Skull Cameo
Seashell Cameo
Tigereye Cameo
Troll-Horn Cameo

Better, in my opinion, than:
Talisman of Dominance
Talisman of Impulse
Talisman of Indulgence
Talisman of Progress
Talisman of Unity

Arguably, situationally at least, better than Alloy Myr. Darksteel Ingot is an auto-include in any EDH I make, and I have to fight myself to take them out of 60 card decks. Indestructible mana of any color just can't be beat.

Coalition Relic Can either give you 1 mana of any color every turn, or 2 every other turn. It also is not indestructible. So you've got steady, solid mana every turn with the ingot, or 2 mana every other turn that can be blown up at your opponent's whim with the relic. There a... (see all)
Posted By: endersblade (7/10/2011 3:16:36 PM)


It's so regal.
Posted By: lorendorky (6/16/2011 11:08:21 PM)


@greg2367, Coalition Relic?
Posted By: alucard311 (6/18/2011 11:32:08 PM)


I agree with greg2367-
I also find this the best colored mana artifact after Lotus and Moxen,
and an incredibly useful card all around.

Coalition Relic is good, but I prefer Indestructibility to Charging.

Works well with Tolarian Academy, Phylactery Lich, etc.

5/5- GREAT mana artifact! The days of crap like Standing Stones are nothing more than a bad memory.
Posted By: drpvfx (10/20/2011 3:38:44 PM)


The Now-and-Future-King of 3-Drop Mana Accelerators, forevermore...

edit: @alucard311 - It makes my comment less impressive, but I'd have to say that it's actually tied for second place with Worn Powerstone, behind Coalition Relic :-)
Posted By: greg2367 (4/30/2012 4:07:58 AM)


I think the reason that darksteel doesn't power itself is the same reason why depleted uranium bulllets don't power themselves, they need to be set up correctly to get power out of it.
Posted By: nope.avi (12/13/2011 9:56:51 PM)


Just don't get the flavor here. Sure, it's a hunk of Darksteel, that's why it's indestructible. But why mana production? If Darksteel generates mana like this, why doesn't Darksteel Colossus cost less or even pay for himself? Or Darksteel Myr be more like Alloy Myr? Hell, why doesn't Darksteel Relic do ANYTHING?

Yeah, those examples would be overpowered mechanically, I'm just saying from a lore standpoint.
Posted By: OmegaSerris (12/5/2011 12:11:17 AM)


is it just me or does this nice little mana fixer NOT work out all that hot? i mean it works, but it always seems to just sorta flounder about... *shrug* 3.5 almost 4/5.
Posted By: nunyaJs (2/10/2012 1:21:53 AM)


I love love love love love it. Very strong in five color decks, and instrumental in getting out the bringers on turn 3. Also, it survives all manner of foolery like Jokulhaups and Capricious Efreet. It is very good at what it does, but can be replaced in some deck by other rocks like: Boros Signet and friends, Everflowing Chalice, Felwar Stone, Iron Myr and friends, or Foriysian Totem and friends.

Posted By: kiseki (3/16/2012 10:37:59 AM)


Chromatic Lantern or Coalition Relic are usually a lot better.
Posted By: Lifegainwithbite (1/12/2013 3:33:25 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!