Perilous Vault

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Mythic Rare

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Perilous Vault

Artifact

{5}, {T}, Exile Perilous Vault: Exile all nonland permanents.

Perilous Vault Discussion

SideBae on Hel devotional deck

4 weeks ago

Erebos, God of the Dead is a fun general -- good luck!

Most EDH games are decided by card advantage. You're typically facing down three opponents, meaning you're facing down about three times as many cards as you yourself can produce. Thus, anything that can recoup card advantage through mass draw or multi-for-ones is a good addition to a deck. With Erebos, I had a lot of luck with Words of Waste . This is an instant-speed discard effect (through Erebos' draw ability) and mana sink for the end of your opponents turns.

In a similar vein, cards like Smallpox are good for cleaning up the board from early threats, as well as setting back your opponents. I don't see it played that much, but I've had good success playing it myself. Pox is another option, but it is harder to minimize its damage to you as well.

Depending on your card pool, you may want to consider running Snow-Covered Swamp s instead of Swamp s. This allows you to run something like Dead of Winter instead of Languish ; it's more mana-efficient and tends to have a bigger effect.

Black doesn't have a lot of options in terms of mana-ramp. I see you've included Crypt Ghast and Cabal Stronghold (both powerful), but you should also consider artifact ramp. Sol Ring is an auto-include in almost every EDH deck, and cards like Charcoal Diamond , Coldsteel Heart , Mind Stone , Thought Vessel , Mana Vault , Mana Crypt (if you proxy or want to sell a kidney) and Everflowing Chalice are great as well.

One combo I had good luck with while playing Erebos was Raven's Crime with Null Profusion . This allows you to essentially cycle any dead lands you draw by casting Raven's Crime from the yard, while also making an opponent discard. In the discard vein, you seem to have some good discard pieces in your list already. Including Geth's Grimoire makes these into card advantage for you, and Waste Not is a great value engine. Syphon Mind is both a mass-discard spell and a mass-draw spell.

In your land-package, I think you should cut Leechridden Swamp . A majority of the time, losing one life isn't going to be significant; furthermore, entering tapped is a severe drawback. Running a normal or snow-covered Swamp is better.

A few of your creature inclusions are questionable. Gifted Aetherborn , Pawn of Ulamog and Basilica Screecher are not likely to have much of an effect on the board, and Brain Maggot or Kitesail Freebooter likely should be replaced with more global and/or recurring discard effects.

Night's Whisper is, most of the time, better than Sign in Blood as it is easier to cast and cannot be Redirect ed.

I feel that a lot of your spot removal consists of one-for-ones. Consume Spirit and Corrupt are good when there is only a single threat on the board, but are simply not good enough if two or more opponents are applying pressure at a given moment. Damnation and Toxic Deluge are the best black board-wipes, though they can be very expensive; I advise Nevinyrral's Disk or Perilous Vault as budget considerations. The life-gain effects of Consume Spirit and the like are probably not necessary when you're running Whip of Erebos and Pontiff of Blight .

Tutors are amazing in EDH. Demonic Tutor is the gold-standard, though it is expensive. Diabolic Tutor , which you run, is functionally identical to Mastermind's Acquisition in EDH -- you may want to consider running the latter for redundancy.

Cutting a Swamp for Reliquary Tower should be considered. This would let you drop Spellbook and free up a slot.

Because of the draw-power stapled on Erebos, you may want to consider running cards like Mindslicer . You'll recover much faster than your opponents, and with things like Waste Not or Geth's Grimoire on the field its a real powerhouse. This would require a sac-outlet; Phyrexian Tower is a good option here.

Good luck.

Optimator on Nikki Borgees

1 month ago

"One-card wincons" to consider: Insurrection , Expropriate , Painful Quandary , Rise of the Dark Realms , Revel in Riches , Cut / Ribbons . Perhaps Clone Legion , Rite of Replication , Mogis, God of Slaughter , Hour of Promise , Blatant Thievery , Grave Betrayal , or Mind's Dilation .

The Chain Veil , Inexorable Tide , Contagion Clasp , and Contagion Engine maybe?

One thing to think about is getting Nicol Bolas flipped and maybe joined by the other planeswalkers and casting Obliterate , Jokulhaups , Devastation , or Decree of Annihilation . Almost guaranteed ultimates. Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God would be the best--proxy for now and include in first build?

Possible upgrades:

Boardwipes: Toxic Deluge , Black Sun's Zenith , Hour of Devastation , Decree of Pain , Curse of the Swine , In Garruk's Wake , Deadly Tempest , Evacuation , Nevinyrral's Disk , Last One Standing , Perilous Vault , Oblivion Stone , Kindred Dominance , Necromantic Selection , Subterranean Tremors

Removal: Capsize , Bedevil , Hero's Downfall , Chaos Warp , Kolaghan's Command , Reality Shift , Pongify , Rapid Hybridization , Vraska's Contempt , Rakdos Charm , Price of Fame , In Bolas's Clutches , Plaguecrafter , Merciless Executioner , Fleshbag Marauder , Unstable Obelisk , Vandalblast , By Force , Shatterstorm , Hostage Taker , Yawgmoth's Vile Offering , Settle the Score , Dark Impostor , Hour of Glory , Sever the Bloodline , Silence the Believers , Spread the Sickness , Slave of Bolas , Electrodominance

Draw: (I would add Erebos once you're home) Patient Rebuilding , Phyrexian Arena , Greed , Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Notion Thief , Windfall , Mystical Tutor , Blue Sun's Zenith , Pull from Tomorrow , Stroke of Genius , Braingeyser , Mind Spring , Expansion / Explosion , Invoke the Firemind , Deliver Unto Evil , Augur of Bolas , Painful Truths , Fevered Visions , Search for Azcanta  Flip, Fact or Fiction , Dig Through Time , Treasure Cruise , Tidings , Thassa, God of the Sea , Day's Undoing , Reforge the Soul , Standstill , Deep Analysis , Necrologia , Steady Progress , Tezzeret's Gambit , Oath of Jace

Random utility: Ophiomancer , Metallurgic Summonings , As Fortold, Pendrell Mists , No Mercy , Stranglehold , Fated Return , Dark Intimations , Spellseeker , Sire Of Insanity , Thief of Sanity , Spark Double , Primal Amulet  Flip, Dragon's Hoard , Mystic Retrieval , Shreds of Sanity , Spelltwine , Ashiok, Dream Render , Torpor Orb , Baleful Strix , Darksteel Myr , Solemn Simulacrum , Wayfarer's Bauble , Vedalken Orrery , Saheeli, Sublime Artificer , Will Kenrith , Mana Geyser , Gem of Becoming , Thran Dynamo , Narset, Parter of Veils , Keranos, God of Storms , Thrilling Encore , Star Compass , Coldsteel Heart , Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs , Ensnaring Bridge , Crawlspace , Expedition Map , Burnished Hart , Torment of Scarabs , Cruel Reality , Mnemonic Betrayal , Yawgmoth's Will , Bloodchief Ascension , Nightscape Familiar , Gonti, Lord of Luxury , Thaumatic Compass  Flip, Dreadhorde Invasion , Fraying Omnipotence , Thrummingbird , Viral Drake , Past in Flames , Mizzix's Mastery , Omniscience , Tainted AEther , Aid the Fallen , Deepglow Skate , Flux Channeler , Rings of Brighthearth , Silent Arbiter , Meekstone , Mudslide , Astral Cornucopia , Everflowing Chalice , Lethal Vapors , Sunbird's Invocation , Stolen Strategy , Maze of Ith , Spreading Plague , Merchant Scroll , Polluted Bonds , Black Market , Grave Upheaval , Memory Plunder , Pain Magnification

Beaters: Dragonlord Silumgar , The Scorpion God , The Locust God , The Scarab God , God-Eternal Kefnet , God-Eternal Bontu , Darksteel Colossus , Colossus of Akros , Visara the Dreadful , Tsabo Tavoc , Avatar of Woe , Balefire Dragon , Nicol Bolas , Hellkite Tyrant , Bladewing the Risen , Grave Titan , Inferno Titan , Steel Hellkite , Vampire Nighthawk , Torrential Gearhulk , Noxious Gearhulk , Combustible Gearhulk , Dominus of Fealty , Roil Elemental , Tidespout Tyrant , Kokusho, the Evening Star , Keiga, the Tide Star , Ryusei, the Falling Star , Wrexial, the Risen Deep , Etali, Primal Storm , Nezahal, Primal Tide , Tetzimoc, Primal Death , Dread , The Haunt of Hightower , Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , Razaketh, the Foulblooded , Enigma Drake , Crackling Drake , Archfiend of Depravity , Sheoldred, Whispering One , Thing in the Ice  Flip, Niv-Mizzet, Parun , Sepulchral Primordial , Molten Primordial , Diluvian Primordial , Ob Nixilis, Unshackled , Sire of Stagnation , Utvara Hellkite

Strangelove on Chainer Fun

1 month ago

Saw your post on /r/edh. I've been tweaking a casual mono-black Belzenlok for a while now (...bascially Necrologia -on-a-commander into every version of Rise of the Dark Realms ).

Chainer's game plan should be something like... Ramp > Control > Reanimate.

Focus on filling and stealing from your opponents' graveyards and protecting Chainer.

Stax: Honestly, I would avoid hard stax. It encourages your opponents to hate you and escalate their power-level.

What this deck really needs is ramp: 38-40 lands and 12-16 cards like Bubbling Muck , Charcoal Diamond , Heartless Summoning , Burnished Hart , Coalition Relic , Revel in Riches , Black Market , Magus of the Coffers , Gauntlet of Power , Nirkana Revenant , etc. Also Phyrexian Tower .

I'd recommend Dark Deal and Ward of Bones as soft stax. The first fits right into your game plan and the second is pretty clutch vs. artifacts and enchantments.

Board wipes like Boompile , Nevinyrral's Disk , Coercive Portal , Perilous Vault are very necessary in mono-black because they are some of the only ways to deal with artifacts and enchantments.

...If you want to lean into stax... here's a list for evil people :)

glhf!

PIZZ_PAZZ on Omn Nasty

1 month ago

The list looks pretty good, but I might take out a bit of ramp in favor of more removal. Lignify , Beast Within , and Song of the Dryads are all got options for single target removal. Also Nev's Disk, Oblivion Stone , and Perilous Vault are good choices for board wipes in green if you're looking for them.

Unenlightened on $10 Fistful of Dollars

1 month ago

So I just played this deck in a 4 way game, and it performed pretty well; I managed to swing 14 unblockable commander on one turn with Aether Tunnel attached to Saitama I mean Shu Yun. Next turn a guy plays a spot removal card on Shu Yun.

And that's when I searched my entire deck and found that there were precisely two cards that could help me get rid of Faith's Fetters .

So, yeah, this deck has a glaring weakness to aura-based creature neutralization. Deadpoo111 was saying to drop a lot of bounce cards, but I was sitting there for multiple turns able to do nothing but occasionally try to counterspell or buff other player's creatures to help them kill each other. I finally got Shu back to the command zone when someone cracked a Perilous Vault .

So, two things. One, Deadpoo111 was right about unblockable enchantments making Shu a huge target. And two, he was wrong about the lack of need for bounce spells.

flapjackwars on Assassination for Dummies, a Black Rose Primer

1 month ago

Hey, I like the changes! Perhaps I feel a bit vindicated that you're coming around to some of my conclusions. I'm also assuming from these changes that the people you play with have gotten a bit more cutthroat. Marchesa unfortunately has a natural ceiling and a hard time keeping up with the arms race without big wads of cash; the cardpool just isn't kind to her. Still, I'm liking this build a lot. Have you checked out any WAR or Horizons pieces? I like Fblthp a lot and Massacre Girl, Bontu, and Spark Double could all be worth trying as well. I like the move to Engineered Explosives but if you're still having enchantment troubles you should try things like Boompile , Oblivion Stone , Perilous Vault , and Apocalypse . They're expensive and tricky but game-winning power plays when everything's going right and can also actually bail you out in a game when you're behind, which very few Grixis cards do in a creature-based EDH deck like this.

QuietMyth on St. Kozi, the Nope Pope

2 months ago

Hiya, you commented on my list, so i'm here to give some pointers.

Overall it looks great, the only thing I really have for you is a list of cards that are kind of traps.

Armillary Sphere is really bad, unfortunately. Probably just going to want a 2 drop rock in this slot.

most people consider It That Betrays a win-more card, I think it can be fun, but it doesn't have a spot in my lists.

Field of Ruin is terrible in commander if you ask me, boosting 2 other players to get rid of a land isn't something this deck has to do when it can run better strip mine effects.

Lux Cannon is playable so long as you keep in the clocks and Paradox engine, but if you ever look at cutting one of those you should look at Lux cannon first

Hedron Matrix is 4 to cast 4 to equip, so there's generally no reason to run it when you could jam Fireshrieker instead

Thran Temporal Gateway is far and away better than Quicksilver Amulet , it's basically a second copy of Vedalken Orrery

Ugin's Nexus is something I slot in when I feel like playing Emrakul, the Promised End in the command zone, which isn't often, but it's probably fine either way.

I've cut Perilous Vault in favor of Nevinyrral's disk, Oblivion Stone, All is Dust, and Ugin the Spirit Dragon. We can get our stuff back from the graveyard pretty easily, but exiling our mana rocks is pretty rough.

You have a 10 drop priority eldrazi in the command zone, so adding things like Desolation Twin can really muck up your opening hands, I'd look at keeping the in-deck big bois to a minimum.

Good luck!

PS: Don't underestimate the power of Phyrexia's Core and High Market !!! Protecting your eldrazi from getting exiled and having a -land- that can sacrifice Ugin's Nexus is very very good!

UpperDeckerTaco on Absence of Color

2 months ago

xmistfitxzviprx any suggestions as to what to replace for Ancestral Statue ? I want to keep the curve where it is, so as for 4 drops to replace, I was thinking either Hedron Archive or Perilous Vault . The Archive is nice to have for additional ramp and some card draw, but 4 mana for 2 mana is slower than the rest. Whereas the Vault I am finding myself not casting it as much. I have thought about putting in Nevinyrral's Disk instead of Perilous Vault . What are your overall thoughts?

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