Puresteel Tokens

Posted in Feature on March 9, 2012

By Gavin Verhey

When Gavin Verhey was eleven, he dreamt of a job making Magic cards—and now as a Magic designer, he's living his dream! Gavin has been writing about Magic since 2005.

Puresteel Paladin is a card that hasn't seen much play recently, but with some of the exciting white-black tokens enablers in Dark Ascension, Magic Online player Triosk decided to give it a whirl! Mixing together tokens and equipment alike, Triosk found some cool overlap to play to a 3–1 finish in a recent Daily Event!

Finding the intersection between tokens and Puresteel Paladin might seem tricky, but there are a surprising amount of places they come together. One of the coolest overlaps the deck has is between tokens and living weapon artifacts. Mortarpod and Flayer Husk aren't just Equipment that come in on a free creature—that creature is a token! Intangible Virtue doesn't discriminate, pumping Germ and Spirit tokens alike.

Additionally, tokens and Equipment tend to play well together. When you have a bunch of pithy 1/1s, you want to suit them up, and Equipment is a great way to do that! Sword of Feast and Famine on tokens is incredible, and using Mortarpod to fire at creatures over and over again is pretty strong as well.

Of course, synergies aside, the deck is also just full of powerful new cards. Lingering Souls and Sorin, Lord of Innistrad are flagship white-black cards from Dark Ascension, and Vault of the Archangel helps you race nicely—and also turns Mortarpod into a killing machine! Puresteel Paladin is just as strong as ever in Equipment-heavy decks, generating you card advantage and then ultimately generating you tons of virtual mana as you toss around Equipment for free!

Triosk has built up something cool that brings two unlikely archetypes together. Like tokens? Been waiting to play Puresteel Paladin again? If so, this is what you've been waiting for. Give this deck a try at Friday Night Magic tonight!

Triosk's Puresteel Tokens

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