Time Vault


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Rare
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Rare
Collector's Edition (CED) Rare
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Rare
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Rare
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Rare

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Time Vault


Time Vault enters the battlefield tapped.

Time Vault doesn't untap during your untap step.

If you would begin your turn while Time Vault is tapped, you may skip that turn instead. If you do, untap Time Vault.

: Take an extra turn after this one.

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Time Vault Discussion

malakirofgoodness on Key Vault

1 month ago

Get rid of all 4 Counterspell for Mana Drain. I'm pretty sure they're legal in vintage and Time Vault isn't budget so I think they'll work.

Snogglesworth on Good Infinite Combos For Artifacts ...

2 months ago

Barry, the problem is that Time Vault is over $600. Otherwise I would use it.

berryjon on Good Infinite Combos For Artifacts ...

2 months ago

Time Vault + Animate Artifact + Freed from the Real = Infinite Turns in mono-Blue, your commander not required.

SynergyBuild on Why Every Commander is Competitive

2 months ago

Yes, the true terms for the control I specified are "Permission" and "Stax", the reason I separate them is because the point of this isn't to delve into the technical theory behind gameplay, instead I want to be able to build a base for any player trying to make a cEDH deck. I can build up a deck with extreme ease if I know three things:

  • The Colors of the deck (The Commander)

  • The Base to use (The Archetype)

  • The Win Condition (The Combo)

I can build up any commander deck using those 3 things in mind, and I built up plenty of examples for them. I went over cEDH staples because I wanted to show the type of cards you should be interested in, though there are tons more than I said.

You mention countermagic in combo decks, but I suggested that if you look at "So, How do I Build Combo?", so I don't think I ever disagreed there. I also wen't over beatdown in stax, it was in the "Pick a Win Condition!" strategy where I mention blood pod being a beatdown strategy. This isn't to say they don't run Karmic Guide/Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker/Felidar Guardian/Birthing Pod combo as a finisher separate to beatdown.

You say you run Eidolon of Blossoms in your Saffi Eriksdotter, which I assume means you can sac Saffi, then the Eidolon to draw a card, but then wouldn't you rather Elvish Visionary? Harmonize is actually a card I greatly suggest against for most people. Green decks are mostly creature-based strategies, and would rather a tutor like Summoner's Pact, Chord of Calling, Green Sun's Zenith, Worldly Tutor, Birthing Pod, or Sylvan Tutor or they would rather a better draw spell like Lead the Stampede. Harmonize rarely is useful in cEDH, it is simply too clunky.

Again, in this list I have made no claims of any card not being cEDH worthy or anything, there is a use for most cards in mtg, not all, Eager Cadet will have to sit this one out, but Eidolon of Blossoms could be in an enchantress deck, and I guess a dredge deck could use the Harmonize to great ability, I never claim a card can't work.

Okay, this next one is the hardest... Edric, Spymaster of Trest and aggro. Yes, it is a deck that wins by dealing combat damage, yes it is a creature based deck that wins... "fast." No, it isn't aggro. Here is my argument, the deck is an extra turns deck, that has a draw engine based on dealing combat damage. This means that it isn't an aggro deck for two reasons, The goal of the normal Edric, Spymaster of Trest deck isn't to win as fast as possible by setting your opponents' life totals to 0, it is a deck based around being able to draw enough cards in a turn to chain effectively infinite turns together, which wins through use of combat damage as a finisher.

I would claim it is a combo deck, no, it doesn't set up a combo like Time Vault + Voltaic Key + Storm Crow to win a game, but it does effectively the same thing, in the same way a storm deck isn't technically a combo deck, nothing it does goes infinite or does something that was an unintended side effect of two or more cards in conjunction, a storm deck simply uses a lot of cards that synergize well, yet they are considered combo because they play the game with a mindset based on winning as fast as possible (while being protected from interaction) without the use of normal creature swings or general burn.

If you were wondering, I will come back to this primer and revamp it, give me a week though, because I have been working on making a primer for all of EDH... and that will take time.

heythatsprettygood on List of all infinite combos 2.0

2 months ago

hi i made a few infinite turn combos do not judge plz Clock of Omens Time Vault or Voltaic Key Time Vault

Deefy on I Z Z E T

5 months ago

Time Vault aint legal in commander

Hjaltrohir on Can Someone Explain Why This ...

5 months ago

I think the problem is that in EDH decks that want combos want far more efficient infinite turn combos (i.e: involving Time Sieve or Time Vault) so they have better options.

Conversely in janky decks or lower-level commander play, combos are often frowned upon for being restrictive (true) or are just not assigned the weight they are in cEDH therefore few people play them.

TLDR: Not a question of the card being bad necessarily, just needs to find the right player/playgroup to use its power-level effectively.

Boza on Is this a possible infinite ...

5 months ago

For reference - Vizier of Tumbling Sands.

Yes, this is an infinite turn combo. Almost anything that untaps a permanent is an infinite combo with Time Vault though. Kiora's Follower, Voltaic Key, Fatestitcher or even Venser, the Sojourner just to name a few.

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