Lim-Dul's Vault


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Uncommon
Masters Edition (MED) Common
Alliances (ALL) Uncommon

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Lim-Dul's Vault


Look at the top five cards of your library. As many times as you choose, you may pay 1 life, put those cards on the bottom of your library in any order, then look at the top five cards of your library. Then shuffle your library and put the last cards you looked at this way on top of it in any order.

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Lim-Dul's Vault Discussion

zapyourtumor on Simic Self-Mill

11 hours ago

You might want to see Win with Self Mill.

It isn't modern legal, but I use Mana Severance, and then Undercity Informer to mill myself with 3 mana.

using Dread Return, Narcomoeba, and Lingering Souls, Laboratory Maniac gets onto the battlefield one way or another.

Lim-Dul's Vault is really helpful in my deck, and is probably one of my favorite tutors.

FreudianSlip on Breya Infinite Combo Winstuff

1 week ago

Hey, may I ask why don't you run more tutors? Like Fabricate, Gamble, Lim-Dul's Vault and maybe Vampiric Tutor if you have the budget instead of adding massive amounts of redundancy into your Sharuum combo; repeated pieces aren't that useful, and in my experience with the deck you are more likely to combo off with Nim Deathmantle/Eldrazi Displacer + Ashnod's Altar/Krark-Clan Ironworks than with Sharuum the Hegemon or Saheeli Rai. Maybe I'm just wrong too, idk.

Isn't Trading Post pretty slow? I think you're better off running Phyrexian Arena or maybe even Ob Nixilis Reignited for the card advantage, not sure if the recursion part in Trading Post is working out for you. The sac effect sure is nice in combination with your combo kill conditions, but idk. Another possible card for that slot is Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas, maybe it might interest you. Ah, and Toxic Deluge is an awesome sweeper that I think would add a lot of resiliency to your deck.

Anyways, this is the list I currently use irl, I'd really appreciate if you could take a look at it and give me your insight! Good luck to us!

They see me Breyin', they hatin'

Commander / EDH FreudianSlip


shaistyone on Top Ten on Isochron Scepter?

2 weeks ago

Oh, and there was one very memorable game that Lim-Dul's Vault made super easy.

goblinguiderevealpls on Nekuzar's Wheel Empire

2 weeks ago

I forgot to mention, between low block potential and very high cmc, all 3 bolas cards are too slow and only really get one activation for soo much mana

But what ive noticed as i put money into the deck is it does best when played like storm, casting rocks and rituals and a pain spell and then chaining wheels for spike damage, the cumulative upkeep stuff is rather slow and really draws hate from opponents before you can kill them, and you are forcefeeding draw but you dont necessarily want them to use the cards you let them draw,

Price of Knowledge is ok, but in order to achieve the speed for storm, its really hard on the mama base, the only card above 6 cmc i run in mine is Kozilek, Butcher of Truth or Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, and i never cast them they're only as a more useful Library of Leng

On top of being able to chain wheels after sticking a 1-4 cmc pain enchantment like Liliana's Caress Underworld Dreams or a discard/draw/combo engine 4-6 cmc like Dream Halls, Waste Not Rhystic Study, playing dimir colors means you have access to the best tutors for wheels and graveyard recursion, ive found that filling my graveyard by discarding wheels as a massive secondary hand and then either resetting the mill with the eldrazi titan while milling opponents out often removes the need for Library of Leng, but its a good card to learn the deck in the sense it teaches you what you want to keep or discard during wheels, plus if you have 50 cards in graveyard casting a Yawgmoth's Will or Mizzix's Mastery usually wins me the game with either 300-500 burst damage or decking opponents

Theres plenty of budget ways to recast wheels and other important spells from the graveyard you usually can fill up relatively fast

Magus of the Will

Past in Flames

Mizzix's Mastery


Izzet Chronarch

Pull from the Deep

Call to Mind

Mystic Retrieval

Dralnu, Lich Lord

Non budget versions would be

Yawgmoth's Will

Snapcaster Mage

Kess, Dissident Mage

Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip (-2 flip is another snapcaster)

Tutors really help you with getting the enchantments, protection or wheels you need to gain the lead, ill start with budget

Trinket Mage

Treasure Mage

Merchant Scroll


Beseech the Queen

Increasing Ambition

Dark Petition

Diabolic Tutor

Diabolic Revelation


Lim-Dul's Vault



Better but more expensive options

Sensei's Divining Top and Scroll Rack to manipulate draws

Vampiric Tutor

Demonic Tutor


Mystical Tutor

Personal Tutor

Tezzeret the Seeker

Sgtpopnfreash on Competitive Kess Storm

2 weeks ago

Off the top of my head I can't think of any in the colors that I see often. As for mana dork hate its hard to beat Earthquake especially since it doesn't hit Kess. Toxic Deluge is another I would probably say should go in most black decks and its great against mana dorks. Other cards you might want to consider are Lim-Dul's Vault for a tutor and if you are trying to go for the Mind's Desire plan Helm of Awakening makes all your mana rocks that cost 2 mana neutral so you can bounce them with Hurkyl's Recall and recast them for a huge storm count before Mind's Desire. Paradox Engine is also very good for that strategy so maybe there is a reason to leave it in.

evncrbch on Nekusar's Wheel in the Sky

4 weeks ago

cdkime - I also had Jace Beleren and Temple Bell on my list, so it's good to hear some confirmation there. As for tutors, I think I'm only running two with Mystical Tutor and Demonic Tutor. Mystical Tutor I think stays for sure because I can wheel, and hold priority to cast the tutor, place a wheel on top of my deck, then draw it and use it. You make a good point about drawing enough cards that I don't need a lot of tutors, so maybe I will toy with cutting Demonic Tutor, the downside of course being I sacrifice some ability to find cards for specific scenarios. One thing I am worried about with cutting Breathstealer's Crypt is not having enough damage. Your argument against Sire Of Insanity is valid, I will pay close attention to that as I continue to test the list before purchasing any updates. I was also underwhelmed with Lim-Dul's Vault, so I'm glad to hear someone else thinks it's not super strong here. As for Seizan, Perverter of Truth, I really like this guy. With Nekusar out, he's dealing 4 extra damage per turn to each opponent, and he helps me dig through the deck faster to find more wheels, draw spells, etc.

I think my main concern is not having enough ways to hurt my opponents when they draw cards. Perhaps I need to add Kederekt Parasite back in to make sure I have enough effects. I do think Spiteful Visions needs to stay out though. I don't think I have enough in the way of defence to manage hurting myself as well as being hurt by the rest of the table. Are there any other pain permanents I'm missing that you know of?

cdkime on Nekusar's Wheel in the Sky

4 weeks ago

Jace Beleren--I playtested him, and generally found his effect too slow to justify a space. One extra card and one extra damage is not significant. Further, he is not protected by your pillowfort cards. Temple Bell has the same issue as Jace's +2 ability.

You have a lot of tutors in your deck. Given the inordinate amounts of card draw this type of deck generates, I found tutors do not add that much, and you could probably cut a few of those.

Breathstealer's Crypt the reveal effect is nifty for scouting what your opponents will do, but even with creature-heavy opponents, you're not getting that much out of the card.

Seizan, Perverter of Truth--I never found myself casting this card. While the damage it inflicts to yourself is inconsequential, I usually found better uses for 5 mana.

Sire Of Insanity works poorly with a bunch of wheels. Many wheels give you cards equal to the number in your hand. If their hand size is zero, your primary "burn" spells fall flat. As you stated, an empty hand is less threatening, but it slows down your kill considerably.

Lim-Dul's Vault is a great card in many decks, but, like other tutors, you are drawing enough cards, and there are enough viable paths to victory that finding the right card is not quite as important.

goblinguiderevealpls on Ramos the Voltron Spellslinger

1 month ago

Ive heard ramos is best used as a storm commander, cast a ton of multicolor spells, then cast double the amount with double the mana

Note that 1 cmc spells like Brainstorm literally pay for themselves with ramos out, and things like Manamorphose and Dark Ritual have double the ramp potential

For storm, you're gonna need a LOT of instants, ramp, and "storm" spells

Storm/ multicolor spells


Gitaxian Probe

Shadow of Doubt

Brain Freeze




Lim-Dul's Vault

Chromatic Star

Mind's Desire

Burning-Tree Emissary

Tendrils of Agony


Increasing Vengeance

Painful Truths


Prismatic Geoscope

Birds of Paradise

Wild Cantor

Bloom Tender

Zhur-Taa Druid

Seething Song

Dark Ritual

Cabal Ritual


Also, charms are a great way to generate mana with ramos while having many modes for utility and building storm count

Crosis's Charm

Grixis Charm

Naya Charm

Dromar's Charm

Jeskai Charm

Bant Charm

Sultai Charm

Abzan Charm

Mardu Charm

Temur Charm

Esper Charm

Azorius Charm

Boros Charm

Izzet Charm

Darigaaz's Charm

Dimir Charm

Jund Charm

Rith's Charm

Treva's Charm

Simic Charm

And many more..

Storm also needs a lot of tutors and recursion spells if you can afford them

Snapcaster Mage

Yawgmoth's Will

Mizzix's Mastery

Kess, Dissident Mage

Past in Flames

Vampiric Tutor

Demonic Tutor

Mystical Tutor

Enlightened Tutor

Sylvan Tutor


Increasing Ambition

Signal the Clans

But yea, from what I've heard and seen about ramos, you want to storm multicolor spells in order to cast more spells with the mana and using the insane ramp to win via stuff like Mind's Desire, Grapeshot, Brain Freeze and Tendrils of Agony after a huge storm count of multicolor spells

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