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Wyleth, Soul of Steel $130 Voltron Budget EDH

“We shall see which way our paths lead.”

Art:Wyleth, Soul of Steel by Tyler Jacobson

Pricing courtesy of Moxfield.com

Wyleth is a really sweet commander who got lost in the fray of all of the precons that are out these days! Even so Wyleth is a really great commander and absolutely perfect for a budget option there are so many super strong equipment that allow us to swing hard and go for the win! While we have the same struggles that all Boros decks face we still have a really fun deck that can shine and be super strong and we can do all of it on a budget! Without further adieu lets get it!

The Deck:

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Wyleth, Soul of Steel $130 Voltron!

Commander (1)
Wyleth, Soul of Steel

Creatures (19)
Mother of Runes
Puresteel Paladin
Reyav, Master Smith
Sram, Senior Edificer
Akiri, Fearless Voyager
Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist
Bladegraft Aspirant
Brass Squire
Danitha Capashen, Paragon
Foundry Inspector
Ironclad Slayer
Astor, Bearer of Blades
Bruenor Battlehammer
Raiyuu, Storm’s Edge
Silent Arbiter
Danitha, Benalia’s Hope
Stonehewer Giant
Tiana, Ship’s Caretaker
Nahiri, Forged in Fury

Planeswalkers (3)
Nahiri, Heir of the Ancients
Nahiri, Storm of Stone
Nahiri, the Lithomancer

Instants (7)
Dawn Charm
Generous Gift
Path to Exile
Return to Dust
Surge of Salvation
Swords to Plowshares
Wear // Tear

Sorceries (6)
Open the Armory
Relentless Assault
Slash the Ranks
Steelshaper’s Gift
Unfinished Business
Winds of Rath

Artifacts (20)
Basilisk Collar
Bloodforged Battle-Axe
Golem-Skin Gauntlets
Sol Ring
Arcane Signet
Blackblade Reforged
Empyrial Plate
Fire Diamond
Hero’s Blade
Marble Diamond
Mask of Avacyn
Sword of the Animist
Talisman of Conviction
Thran Power Suit
Haunted Cloak
Loxodon Warhammer
Two-Handed Axe
Kaldra Compleat

Enchantments (9)
Ethereal Armor
Sigarda’s Aid
All That Glitters
Spirit Mantle
Forge Anew
Gift of Immortality
Timely Ward
On Serra’s Wings
Mantle of the Ancients
Lands (35)
Axgard Armory
Command Tower
Exotic Orchard
Forgotten Cave
Memorial to War
Needle Spires
Needleverge Pathway
15 Plains
Reliquary Tower
Restless Bivouac
Roadside Reliquary
Rogue’s Passage
Secluded Steppe
Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion

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Why Wyleth, Soul of Steel?

Wyleth is a card draw machine who can come down early and start getting the commander damage counter very quickly! Being able to come down early is a huge asset since we can swing before a lot of decks get their feet under them! Naturally having trample on top of being a ton of cards is a really strong way to get the pressure going! Wyleth is an absolute bomb of a card who doesn’t get as much play as a lot of really strong Voltron commanders!

Deck Overview:

This section contains information about cards in the deck and how they function within the deck! As well as highlighting some of my favorite cards in the deck!


Our creature package focuses entirely on supporting the equipment gameplan with cards like Brass Squire and Bruenor Battlehammer which both make our equipments free! Puresteel Paladin is the ultimate card when it comes to free equips and this card is an absolute bomb! We actually have a fourth Nahiri in our deck in Nahiri, Forged in Fury who can also help us get some free equipment Nahiri is also another strong outlet for a Voltron creature if we can’t stick Wyleth! Raiyuu, Storm's Edge is a really cool card that when attacking with Wyleth we can have 2 combat phases this can make us a huge threat very easily! Another card that works super well on its own or in conjuction is Reyav, Master Smith who gives are equipped creatures double strike for only 2 mana! Silent Arbiter is a perfect card in our deck since it prevents double blocking and we are perfectly fine with only attacking with one creature!


We are running three Nahiri’s here! And how could we not, Nahiri has always been a planeswalker who is focused on equipment! So we have to start it off with a classic Nahiri in Nahiri, the Lithomancer who is a card we mostly use for her plus and minus abilities being able to make tokens as blockers and recur equipment’s is really strong, while we never usually ult her it is a crazy powerful equipment if we can get there! Nahiri, Heir of the Ancients is a really cool card that actually has the same plus as the Lithomancer, but this Nahiri offers us a great way to cycle through the top cards of our deck and grab a key equipment! We almost never use her Ult even if given the opportunity but that is of course situational! Nahiri, Storm of Stone is a really cool card that we mostly use for her passive ability giving our creatures first strike and making our equips 1 mana cheaper, we almost never use her ability since we want that passive for as long as possible!


Swords to Plowshares, Generous Gift are both really cheap and strong removal spells, while we don’t have a ton of removal in testing I found we had enough to get by! Wear // Tear and Return to Dust are a great way to take care of a pesky Aura Shards or really any problematic artifacts / enchantments! Dawn Charm and Surge of Salvation are both awesome cards that we primarily use to protect Wyleth or in the case of Dawn Charm can be a great way to counter a huge X spell against us or protect us from combat damage for a turn!


As most Boros decks are we are pretty light on both instants and sorceries but all of the ones we do have are pretty impactful! Slash the Ranks is a really strong way to clear the way for us while keeping Wyleth who is our most important creature on the field! Unfinished Business is a really strong way to recur a key creature and get them buffed up! Open the Armory is basically a Demonic Tutor in our deck and is just so good! If we didn’t commander damage kill an opponent we can use Relentless Assault to try again on the same turn!


We have a little bit of mana ramp through our artifacts which can be an effective way to cast a bunch of our stuff early! We have both diamonds as well as Sol Ring and Arcane Signet all of which are really strong pieces of ramp! We have an absolute ton of equipment so I am just going to focus on some of my favorites like Mask of Avacyn which not only provides a defensive buff but hexproof can be an invaluable keyword! Embercleave is a really strong card that can allow us to attack for a little and end up hitting for a lit, a great piece of trickery! Thran Power Suit is a pretty broken card that makes Wyleth really hard to kill!


We are a bit of hybrid voltron deck combining both equipments and auras, so for auras we absolutely had to include All That Glitters and Ethereal Armor which are both really strong and cheap ways to get huge buffs! On Serra's Wings basically gives Wyleth a buff and some keyword soup for only 4 mana! Timely Ward is a great card to hold in case of removal or a board wipe! Mantle of the Ancients is an absolutely busted card that can allow us to fully rebuild after a board wipe or mass artifact / enchantment destruction! Sigarda's Aid is a really broken one mana enchantment that makes our deck better in every way!

Land Base:

Since Wyleth lets us draw a ton of cards the most important land in our deck is Reliquary Tower which is the strongest land in our deck! Beyond that we have some extra ways to draw out of flooding like Forgotten Cave and Secluded Steppe! Restless Bivouac is a really good card that we can use an attacker or blocker and buff up Wyleth! Needle Spires is another card we can use to get some damage in! Roadside Reliquary is a cool card that can often let us draw 2 cards for 2!

Strengths of the Deck:

  • A bunch of card draw
  • Decent amount of interaction
  • Wyleth can easily commander damage kill

Weaknesses of the Deck:

  • Deck is a little one-dimensional
  • Weak to artifact hate
  • Weak to single target removal

Deck Stats:

Sample Starting Hands:

5 Helpful Upgrades:

These are in no particular order but these are cards that I think would improve the deck greatly but were removed due to price!

Main Win Conditions:

There are no infinite combos or loops in the deck worth noting that while this deck can be absolutely be upgraded to a more combo focused strategy! I chose to not go combo because many of the Voltron style combos are all pretty much the same and since this is a budget deck it does not need to be turbo optimized! All that aside we have a bunch of different ways to win, the most common route is to buff up Wyleth, Soul of Steel and not only have a ton of card advantage but win through commander damage!


Wyleth is a really cool card that often gets overlooked by a lot of players, Wyleth’s strength comes from helping out with one of Boros biggest problem which is drawing cards! While Wyleth sometimes draws us too many cards that is a great problem to have! This deck is an absolute blast and won’t hurt your wallet! Thanks for reading to the end and thanks for all of your support!