Disciple of the Vault

Disciple of the Vault

Creature — Human Cleric

Whenever an artifact is put into a graveyard from play, you may have target opponent lose 1 life.

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin (MRD) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Disciple of the Vault occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Disciple of the Vault Discussion

Stardragon on

1 month ago

Mj3913 not sure Marionette Master, Disciple of the Vault or Summoning Station would work as treasure/gold and food tokens are tokens so they don't go to the graveyard

Mj3913 on

1 month ago

An Aristicratic approach may be the best. Things like Marionette Master and Disciple of the Vault and Reckless Fireweaver. There's more I'm sure...

Not sure if Summoning Station would be of interest to you? Also there's things like Vermiculos and Glassdust Hulk that build up on artifact etb... Storm the Vault  Flip if you have X spells. Kinda all over the place color wise but nothing's decided yet so never know.

Boza on The Companion Mechanic was a ...

1 month ago

DarkHero - even if they are a 5/5 vanilla creature for 5 mana, like Jegantha is in most cases, you can play it in monogreen Tron for no deckbuilding cost. So, why not?

If the deckbuilding cost is minimal, why would you not do it? If the deckbuilding cost to include a companion is high, should even be playing the deck and not another deck that gets a free card?

The real deckbuilding cost is that other decks are strangled out.

Lurrus is a 3/2 lifelink, which a respectable body, akin to a Kitchen Finks that gets another card for basically. In Vintage, you could go Black Lotus, Lurrus, recast lotus. In modern, it basically asks the question "Have you played a Mishra's Bauble this game? If so, would like to cast a Rogue Refiner with lifelink?"

Lets also talk about mechanics being banned for less than 90% dominance.

Affinity - 7 cards banned in Standard (Arcbound Ravager, Disciple of the Vault and the 5 artifact lands) - none of them were related to the mechanic, but all of them were banned because of the Affinity mechanic. The five artifact lands were also on the first Modern banlist.

Dredge - Golgari Grave-Troll still holds the honor of the only unbanned card in Modern that was re-banned. Still a menace in Vintage, because not casting cards to win is super good.

Phyrexian mana - continues to see bans till last year, with Gitaxian Probe being banned.

The reason why not all cards with these broken mechanics were banned in the respective formats they broke was that once you ban the good ones, the mechanic stops being oppressive. However, the difference with companion is that while affinity, phyrexian mana and dredge have few powerful cards and many weak ones. Nobody is clamoring for the ban of Magmatic Sinkhole, because its effect is not comparable with Treasure Cruise.

However, there are only 10 companions, they are all rares and they all stat'ed to be competitive.

Since Lurrus was banned in Vintage, several Vintage just switched to Lutri, since the singleton restriction is just not that severe in Vintage. If Lutri is banned, Yorion will replace it. Requiring to play 80 cards is hardly a restriction since you have access to the entire card pool. If Yorion is banned, they will switch to Jegantha, as the most powerful restricted cards have only one mana symbol.

I think that if the only available companion costed , had no deck-building restriction, and was a vanilla 2/2 creature, I would still play it, as there is no downside to doing so.

DarkHero on The Best Black Common

1 month ago

Disciple of the Vault is amazing, Tragic Slip deserves a little recognition.

enpc on The Best Black Common

1 month ago

Disciple of the Vault is pretty dope. Not only was it a staple in Mirrodin block, but it also sees play in some vintage and commander lists, even at higher levels of play.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on unbanning

2 months ago

PitaGryphon definitely not. I wish, but that would definitely not be enough to revive affinity, especially now that Mox Opal is banned. Unfortunately, the deck is outclassed by everything else happening. Adding one decent synergy would not be enough. Besides, the blowout potential of cards like Vandalblast or Shatterstorm destroying all permanents is a real risk for an affinity deck.

I think Disciple of the Vault might be the scarier card alongside artifact lands. But I didn't play standard in those days and don't know how strong the deck actually is.

Sabriel_Malar on Esper ETB

4 months ago

sharuum + Phyrexian Metamorph + Disciple of the Vault -metamorph can be any artifact copy effect like Sculpting Steel for infinite damage.

Sensei's Divining Top + Etherium Sculptor + Mystic Forge is infinite draw, can also add Aetherflux Resovoir for infinite life to beam people with, also useable with top and Bolas's Citadel

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