Vault of the Archangel
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, : Creatures you control gain deathtouch and lifelink until end of turn.
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Vault of the Archangel Discussion
9 hours ago
16 hours ago
I think you should remove a Hushwing Gryff or two to put in one or two Leyline of Sanctity, and probably you should drop a Vault of the Archangel for a Whip of Erebos, but otherwise, this is a great deck.
2 days ago
I would drop Vault of the Archangel, I believe its mana cost is too high to ever really be effective. The main reason I believe it would be insane your deck is because imagine using one of its other abilities, and also returning Bedlam Reveler to your hand with his cost being reduced by 1 just by casting Kolaghan's Command. I could make a losing battle go your way.
3 days ago
Thanks for the recommendation and upvote!
I keep going back and forth on Kommand. In your experience does it pay off in matchups where it has no artifact targets, given my low creature count? Feeling like it was 2 damage + discard for 3 CMC is why I wavered, because then it's an instant speed but weaker Blightning. But, I haven't tested with it yet so I may be undervaluing the occasional Disentomb it gives.
In the meantime I've been thinking hard about sideboard and my removal suite. The thought of Chalice of the Void for X=1 on turn 1 or 2 keeps me up at night. I'm also becoming skeptical of Vault of the Archangel. It threatens combat tricks but I have yet to actually use it.
3 days ago
Hello there! Thanks for the feedback!
First of all, sorry if it's not the PM, I just can't manage to find the private chat here, all I see is the wall (the interface is not to friendly for me).
Secondly, my currency and budget. The currency is ruble and the current exchange rate is 64,92 R for 1$US. Not so friendly as well :D I buy cards from local sellers who sell cards at the exchange rate about 40-45 R for 1$ with price usually taken from starcitygames. So I'm ready to spend, say, 50$ more to get my deck killing!
Thirdly, the cards and deckbuilding!Yes, I've heard about the rule of 9x4.The thing is - I don't have all 4 copies of all the cards I'd like to have in my starting hand (because of both shortage of some cards at local market and their prices). The other thing is - some of the cards I'd like to play are legendary and I don't really need 4 copies of each of them since I can't put a copy because of the rule of legends. But I agree that I should have at least more than 1. 9 favourite cards... Okay, I'll try to list them and note how much copies of it have to make the wishful deck correlate with the current set of cards.So...Ajani's Pridemate 4 Athreos, God of Passage 1 Cliffhaven Vampire 3 Drana's Emissary 4 Ghost Council of Orzhova 2 +Obzedat, Ghost Council 1 (I guess you could count them as one but it's a great help if I could have them both at the battlefield because although similar, they have a different name and mana cost)Vampire Nighthawk 3 Sanguine Bond 1. So... we have 8, right? I would totally like to have Exquisite Blood working with Sanguine Bond, but I don't have it yet, it's hard to find and expensive.So let's have Path of Bravery 2 at number 9.
Also I've just got some sweet land cards like Mirrodin's Core, Forsaken Sanctuary, Mage-Ring Network, Haunted Fengraf and Vault of the Archangel and sweet artifacts like Staff of the Death Magus, Staff of the Sun Magus, Profane Memento, Prism Ring and Alhammarret's Archive.What do you think? What could fit?
4 days ago
NotSquishedYet - oh man, i love it. I effectively have a "3/3 deathtouch" in this deck. With ample opportunities to make him bigger. Whew, I'll have to rethink things now. If I'm not too far ahead of myself he's an auto 2x. Maybe 4x if it fits the bill. It's easy putting him in but what to take out. This interaction is so powerful here it could really rework the deck.
Funny this came up I've been scratching my head about Vault of the Archangel. I was running Gavony Township and it's not what the deck wanted. Did feel from it that some sort of "swing" was needed as a pseudo back up plan. Don't believe that would be as much an issue with a rock solid 1CC drop in here. Well, maybe not "rock solid" but I'll see.
MTGO players gotta lag behind until August 1st for Moon. Even then the prices are bonkers as everyone's trying to snatch them up quick.
I've done more playtesting with my current list. It's a very quick and devastating deck when it runs well. It feels like it's right about where I want it. Each card has shown what it can and can't do more than not. SB work was my next plan.
1 week ago
If you had to swap a land, I would suggest either Hall of the Bandit Lord or Vault of the Archangel. I definitely see where you are going with these, but I feel like unblockability is more supplemental than the possible haste for Kaalia or the "nice to have" deathtouch/lifelink.
As you absolutely know, however, you can totally snub my suggestions! It's completely up to you!
2 weeks ago
The statistical average for Kaalia of the Vast is 29 creatures, I play 31. Her ability only triggers off creatures, no creatures in hand means she is being ineffective. Balefire Dragon I'm always happy to see, Lord of the Void can be fun, Bloodgift Demon for card advantage. The three big hitters you've already identified Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Hellkite Tyrant, and Ob Nixilis, Unshackled will be nice adds later. Dark Confidant scares me based on the Angel/Demon/Dragon CMC.
It definitely is not mainstream, I may be the only one playing it, but since you already mainboard Stranglehold, it has very good synergy with Maralen of the Mornsong. It's draw lock down, and I just search and pull a Vault of the Archangel or Baneslayer Angel. A Lightning Greaves + Maralen of the Mornsong + Stranglehold has won me games before. I have combos that I search for though, if you click my deck link you can see.
Your on the right track, good initial build, it will get stronger as always with cards you've already identified. +1.