Bottomless Vault

Bottomless Vault

Land

Bottomless Vault enters the battlefield tapped.

You may choose not to untap Bottomless Vault during your untap step.

At the beginning of your upkeep, if Bottomless Vault is tapped, put a storage counter on it.

Tap, Remove any number of storage counters from Bottomless Vault: Add (Black) to your mana pool for each storage counter removed this way.

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Set Rarity
Fifth Edition (5ED) Rare
Fallen Empires (FEM) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Unformat Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Legacy Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Limited Legal
Casual Legal

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Bottomless Vault Discussion

_Putrefax on Message from Surgeon-General Yawgmoth Re: COVID-19

7 months ago

Seems to me like you'd struggle if you hit with Rest in Peace or other graveyard hate to stop your recurring bodies for your wincons. Maybe run the Bloodchief Ascension + Mindcrank combo as a way to win without your graveyard?

Some other things i thought might be cool would be the depletion counter lands like Peat Bog and Bottomless Vault, since your commander can proliferate the counters on them to make them tap for big mana.

New Ikoria spoilers added a couple spicy inclusions to your deck too - including a Blood Artist effect on an enchantment, and a 4CMC exile removal spell you can cast for free as long as your commander is out.

TitaniumTP on K'rrick Kobain and his Monster Mash

1 year ago

Let's get down to business, shall we?

DELETE THIS

Venser's Journal , Mindcrank , Armillary Sphere , Dash Hopes , Doomblade, Street Wraith , Leshrac's Sigil ,

QUESTIONABLE

Noosegraf Mob , Phyrexian Reclamation , Kaya's Ghostform , Blood Tribute , Whip of Erebos , Armillary Sphere , Reiver Demon , Pestilence Demon , Magus of the Mirror , Endling , Bloodthirsty Aerialist

At first glance these are what I think you should delete and think about deleting.


COMBO TIME

I notice that you have combo potential with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed . The only 2 card combo with him is Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Triskelion . All other combos with him require 4 pieces.

  1. The man (zombie?) himself: Mikaeus, the Unhallowed

  2. Sac outlet - Viscera Seer , - Ashnod's Altar , - Carrion Feeder ,

  3. The Sacrifice (something with persist, or that can somehow remove the +1/+1 counter from Mikaeus, the Unhallowed ) - Lesser Masticore , - Putrid Goblin , - Skinrender if you put the 3 -1/-1 counters on itself each time it enters, - Puppeteer Clique , - Lingering Tormentor ,

  4. ALL THESE TRIGGERS - Bitter Ordeal for infinite exiling of decks, - Falkenrath Noble for infinite damage, - Vindictive Vampire for infinite damage, - Zulaport Cutthroat for infinite damage, - Vengeful Dead for infinite damage, only if sacrificed creature is a zombie, - Blood Artist for infinite damage, - Pitiless Plunderer for infinite mana, - Pawn of Ulamog for infinite colorless mana, - Deathgreeter for infinite life, - Smothering Abomination for infinite card draw,

MORE COMBO

You also have the 3 piece combo of

  1. Sanguine Bond
  2. Exquisite Blood
  3. Anything that either causes you to gain life, or an opponent to lose life - Leechridden Swamp , - Ebony Charm , - Death Cultist , - Nightmare's Thirst

I recommend using instant speed interaction for the 3rd piece of the combo, so you can respond to removal by winning

If you decide to follow The Way of The Combo, you should also add library searching effectz to help make sure you always find your pieces.


LIBRARY SEARCHIN EFFECTZ

Expedition Map for finding lands for ramp, or combo pieces if you go for the aforementioned Leechridden Swamp combo Scheming Symmetry , Behold the Beyond , Demonic Collusion , Diabolic Tutor , Final Parting , Mastermind's Acquisition , Doomsday , Demonic Collusion , Dark Petition

The more combo and storm heavy your deck is, the more search library cards you will want to add.

EXTORT OP

Basilica Screecher , Thrull Parasite , Syndicate Enforcer

Nothing much to add here, but extort is so broken in this deck. Extort will be extra powerful in storm builds.


Okay, it's Mana Time

Caged Sun

COOL LANDS

Castle Locthwain , swamp with benefits, Thespian's Stage , can become a copy of other dank lands like Temple of the False God and Cabal Stronghold , Crystal Vein , pop it on the turn where you're going to try and win, Westvale Abbey  Flip, potential wincon, Leechridden Swamp , potential combo piece and also fun to use with leftover mana, Bottomless Vault , probably sucks but you could use it in a storm deck, Memorial to Folly , Mortuary Mire , Temple of the False God , Myriad Landscape , ramp that looks like a land

Mana Rocks

Cryptolith Fragment  Flip probably not good, Thran Dynamo , super epic, Hedron Archive , Prismatic Lens , Fractured Powerstone , you know you want this for the planeschase ability, Sisay's Ring , Ur-Golem's Eye , Liliana of the Dark Realms , Nirkana Revenant , Paradise Plume , Magus of the Coffers , Black Market

For mana rocks you want the best bang for your buck, since you can just pay life instead of {B}. I like the mana rocks that cost {4} but tap for {2}, and the ones that cost {2} and tap for {1}. The more control heavy your deck is, the more rocks you want.

Ramp

Wayfarer's Bauble , Burnished Hart

Lots of Mana Fast

Cabal Ritual , Bubbling Muck , Spoils of Evil , Culling the Weak , Sacrifice , Dark Ritual , Songs of the Damned

Getting giant bursts of mana is good in any mono Black deck, but you should invest more heavily the more combo and storm themed your deck is, since you want to pop off in a single turn and cast 1,000 spells.

Investments

Basal Sliver , Blood Pet , Bog Witch , Overeager Apprentice , Basal Thrull , Priest of Yawgmoth , Blood Vassal , Soldevi Adnate

A lot of these cards that are single time use mana sources would be great in a storm deck where you would just build up your load until you bust damage all over the faces of those unfortunate enough to be within 50m of you. They're also good in reanimation decks, which could utilize Phyrexian Reclamation to keep getting them back.

Summary:

The more control heavy your deck is, the more mana rocks you want. If you're going for combos then you want more quick mana. The only land I'm gonna have to 100% recommend is Thespian's Stage . Keep in mind that the more nonbasic lands you have in your deck, the less useful cards like Crypt Ghast and Cabal Stronghold will be.


TRIBAL

Zombie Tribal

Corpse Harvester , library search, Cemetery Reaper , lord, Undead Warchief , epic lord, Josu Vess, Lich Knight , wincon, Endless Ranks of the Dead , wincon, Death Baron , lord, Liliana's Mastery , lord, Graveborn Muse , card draw, Zombie Master , protection, Graf Harvest , team evasion, Fleshbag Marauder , saccy, Phyrexian Delver , recovery, Cryptbreaker , card draw, Lord of the Accursed , lord, Shepherd of Rot , hurty everyone, Stronghold Assassin , funny removal, Loyal Subordinate , Liliana, Death's Majesty , potential finisher, Grave Titan , Open the Graves , board wipe protection, especially good if you're going all in on creature aggro, Curse of Disturbance , Awaken the Erstwhile , once you're in an advantageous position just cast this and watch your opponents cry, Tombstone Stairwell , this would be especially epic if you have cards to buff your boys, Risen Executioner , lord

Some cards that could be spicy in zombie tribal. Epic combos would be lords such as Cemetery Reaper and Lord of the Accursed , and fatties such as Army of the Damned and Josu Vess, Lich Knight . Having tons of zombies also combos with Pontiff of Blight . I think that Eldrazi Monument in a zombie build is nightmare fuel.

Vampire Tribal

Sanctum Seeker , Kalastria Highborn , Blade of the Bloodchief , Bloodlord of Vaasgoth , Malakir Bloodwitch , Bloodline Keeper  Flip, Gatekeeper of Malakir , Nirkana Revenant , Drana, Liberator of Malakir , Sadistic Skymarcher , Defiant Bloodlord , Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Butcher of Malakir , Cordial Vampire , Bloodtracker ,

If you decide vampire tribal is better, here are some options. I would only play cards like Blood Tribute if you're going vampire tribal, I don't think it's worth to play unless you can get more value than just chopping 1 player's life in half.

To Go with Your Creature Spam, Sir...

Dowsing Dagger  Flip, Mask of Memory , Necropolis Regent , Bloodforged Battle-Axe , Explorer's Scope , Throne of the God-Pharaoh , Whip of Erebos

Buff My Team!

Sword of the Paruns , Intimidation , Death Pit Offering , Eldrazi Monument , Obelisk of Urd

Summary:

The more of one tribe you have, the more synergy you have. Only include lords if you're all in on that tribe.


REMOVAL

Targeted Removal

Hero's Downfall , Vraska's Contempt , Murder , Murderous Rider , Noxious Gearhulk , Malicious Affliction , New Blood , Ruinous Path , Tendrils of Corruption , Bone Splinters , Liturgy of Blood

Epic Board Wipes

Decree of Pain , Crux of Fate , Kindred Dominance , Bontu's Last Reckoning , Do or Die , Hellfire , Necromantic Selection

Summary: Use more board wipes the more control heavy you want your deck to be. Try to choose targeted removal such that the end cost will only be {1} and some life, so that it will be as cheap as possible. This is especially important in storm builds. Since we play multiplayer quite a bit, you'll probably want to add extra board wipes, especially the ones that draw you cards or come bundled with reanimation.


Wow, I Hate Minorities

Wow, I hate tokens

Ritual of Soot , Force of Despair

Wow, Green is Cancer

Perish

Wow, I hate when other people play spells

Painful Quandary

Wow, I hate when other people attack me

No Mercy , Dread , Koskun Falls

Wow, I hate myself

Season of the Witch (okay, maybe not that much Revenge of Ravens )

Wow, I hate lifegain

Tainted Remedy , False Cure

Wow, I hate real board wipes

Sudden Spoiling , Mutilate , Languish , Massacre Girl , Golden Demise

Wow, I hate burst damage

Palace Siege , Polluted Bonds

Wow, I hate my opponents having creatures

Dictate of Erebos , Grave Pact , Butcher of Malakir

Wow, I hate this one person in particular

Curse of Vengeance , Trespasser's Curse , Curse of Fool's Wisdom


Lifegain

Profane Memento , Crypt Incursion , Vampiric Link , Loxodon Warhammer , Kokusho, the Evening Star , Cavalier of Night , Whip of Erebos

Protection

Rush of Vitality

Benefit from Death

Ogre Slumlord , Shadows of the Past

Cool Card Draw

Moonlight Bargain , Promise of Power , Succumb to Temptation , Ransack the Lab , Infernal Contract , Necrologia , Carnival of Souls , Grim Haruspex , Night's Whisper , Succumb to Temptation , Phyrexian Etchings , Cruel Bargain , Dark Deal , Foreboding Fruit , Live Fast , Painful Lesson , Necropotence

Add more card draw the more stormy you want your deck to be. Also try to add ones that will cost the least amount of mana if you take your commander's ability into account.

Card Draw Requiring Sacrifice

Altar's Reap , Costly Plunder , Morbid Curiosity , Bankrupt in Blood , Skulltap , Merciless Resolve

These will be better in decks where you're sure you'll have tons of creatures. So adding these into zombie tribal would probably be a good idea, since you have things like Army of the Damned and Josu Vess, Lich Knight that produce a million tokens.


Storm Build Cards

Aphotic Wisps , Cremate , Succumb to Temptation , Yawgmoth's Will , Ill-Gotten Gains , Priest of Forgotten Gods , Skirge Familiar , Rain of Filth , Dredge , Gravebind , Nighthaze , Street Wraith

The idea of a storm deck is to cast as many spells in one turn as possible, building up a fat storm counter to execute all who oppose us with our 3 finishers, which are Aetherflux Reservoir , Tendrils of Agony and perhaps Empty the Pits . You'll want lots of cheap spells that only cost {B} mana and replace themselves, such as Aphotic Wisps . One time use mana is also dank here, such as Dark Ritual and Cabal Ritual , and creatures like Basal Thrull and Soldevi Adnate .


Win Cons to think about

TheMasterlives on Dr. Yawgmoth Will See You Now

1 year ago

I mean the big wincons would be infect either by cheating out Blightsteel Colossus or proliferating one of the other sources. Or you could ult any of the Lilis. Otherwise I kind of was going for an Arisocrats good stuff deck with a Phyrexian theme where possible, which explains some inclusions like Gate to Phyrexia .

You get some decent token generation with things like Bitterblossom , Ophiomancer or Weaponcraft Enthusiast . Having these tokens helps since I went low on the land count accidentally, so you can sac them to your Phyrexian Tower or Ashnod's Altar . Other ways of getting mana include Astral Cornucopia and Bottomless Vault both of which take advantage of Yawgmoth's proliferate to get you more mana.

Some cards like Phyrexian Dreadnought and Phyrexian Soulgorger are more for flavor, but also can provide some sac outlets to get off death triggers. So despite the price of some of the cards it's likely not ideal, but in my playtests so far it's been pretty fun.

MikeRat on

2 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions! I am trying to swing more for the Rat Colony, the primary reasons that Marrow-Gnawer is in there is for the fear, and Pack Rat just so I have some rats with a bit more toughness. If there was a cheaper card that gave the rats a universal buff like fear or shroud or something then I wouldn't mind ditching it in favor of a cheaper deck that works as well.

Solid point about Foul-Tongue Shriek and Bottomless Vault, will most likely sidebar those in favor of some of the other cards you mentioned. Thrumming Stone looks like a strong contender.

t3hdarkness on

2 years ago

What format are you intending to use this for? The cards are all Modern Legal.

By the time you can use Foul-Tongue Shriek and Bottomless Vault effectively you will no longer need them.

You've got too many 1 ofs to be reliable and some cards that don't particularly work together.

Marrow-Gnawer and Pack Rat want to make tokens, but Bontu's Monument, Door of Destinies, Herald's Horn, and Vanquisher's Banner need you to cast cards to do much. There might also not enough card draw to reliably keep Pack Rat making tokens.

I'd suggest adding one more Swarmyard and Cabal Stronghold and 1-3 more Sign in Blood (or Night's Whisper) Aphetto Dredging and Go for the Throat (or Victim of Night).

Depending on if you decide to focus more towards tokens or more towards Rat Colony there are a few interesting strategies either using Thrumming Stone or splashing green for Bloodbond March.

Azdranax on Mana base for first commander …

3 years ago

Looks like you have a pretty good start here, but if anything you are probably a little mana flooded, as you have 36 lands, 4 rocks, Legion's Landing, Expedition Map, Black Market, Sword of the Animist and Cabal Ritual. Meanwhile, your deck only has one card that exceeds a CMC of 6, and no X-value instant or sorceries to pump extra mana into, once achieved. Considering how nimble the deck is based on CMC, your current mana base is overkill.

Realistically, Bottomless Vault and Gilded Lotus aren't going to do much for you, as they are too slow based on the average CMC of your deck. I'd lose both and replace with something like Fellwar Stone, which should also speed up your early turn plays. You can then add back Anguished Unmaking as well. From there, play test and see how often you're dealing with too much mana and not enough spells by turn 6, and then potentially pare down one more utility land and possibly Black Market as well, unless you move to some additional card draw to increase it's value.

Hope this helps, good luck with your build.

cklise on Vampiric Flood

3 years ago

Molten Slagheap is much better than Bottomless Vault; two colors of mana, access to colorless (if needed), and you can keep it untapped and accessible.

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