Vault of the Archangel

Vault of the Archangel

Land

: Add to your mana pool.

, : Creatures you control gain deathtouch and lifelink until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Modern Event Deck (MD1) Rare
Dark Ascension (DKA) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Vault of the Archangel occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.05%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

WB (Orzhov): 0.97%

RBW (Mardu): 0.5%

Vault of the Archangel Discussion

harbingerofduh on Dakkon, Master of the Plane

3 weeks ago

Liliana of the Dark Realms is really not worth the slot in a deck with only seven basic Swamps. You'd be better off with something that actually ramps you, like Kor Cartographer, or something that can fetch nonbasics, like Expedition Map.

In general, I think the land count should be higher anyway so that your Dakkon has a better chance of getting bigger than 6/6 or 7/7 (which isn't that impressive on an otherwise vanilla creature). Korlash, Heir to Blackblade is mediocre in Commander and terrible in this deck due to your relatively low Swamp count. I'd cut it and some of your lower-impact land fetchers (e.g., Traveler's Amulet) for more lands, perhaps utility lands like Vault of the Archangel and Homeward Path or multicolored lands like the scry lands from Theros block.

enpc on Esper vault

3 months ago

You can swap Voltaic Key out for Manifold Key . The only benefit theat voltaic gives is that it can target itself (for stuff like Rings of Brighthearth ). Manifold can give you an unblockable beater in a pinch.

I have also found that Vault of the Archangel is decnet as well. Granted you don't have a high creature count however stuff like Saheeli can abuse it. You could also consider Retrofitter Foundry - it's just good value.

Lanzo493 on

4 months ago

I would prioritize creatures that do more than just gain life or simply get bigger for gaining life. Any card that is already good, and then adds lifegain on top of it, is a good benchmark to consider adding to the deck. Vault of the Archangel and Kambal, Consul of Allocation are good cards that work better in a lifegain theme. Well of Lost Dreams and Drogskol Reaver will get you a lot of draw. I also like Sunbond for the occasional Voltron kill. And you've got to run Swords to Plowshares , just for the how well it fits the deck. Pristine Talisman is the only mana rock that gains life. Just letting you know in case you're interested.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Sorin to victory (orzhov vampires)

5 months ago

All right Caerwyn, there's a lot to respond to here but I'll try my best to hit everything.

I agree that the mana curve is too high. While I was doing my testing last night I realized I was getting overwhelmed by the time I could get out my five-drops. I'm still doing testing on Sanguine Bond , and we'll see if it's necessary or not. Anowon, the Ruin Sage is a hefty blow though. Not only is it immune to such cards as Cast Down , it breaks any kind of stalemate and even when you're behind it wrecks your opponent's ability to build up creatures.

I'm not quite sure what you mean by my four-drops since my only 4 CMC cards are Vampire Outcasts (which, granted, isn't that great but combos with other cards), and Sorin, Solemn Visitor , who is superb.

I was, in fact, considering adding Legion Lieutenant , so thank you for making my mind up about that. I think I will try and get a few Sanctum Seeker s in as well.

As for my mana, the lands I have listed were a guess as to what I have in the deck. I've now updated that. I get what you mean about Forsaken Sanctuary , and it's probably the most useless non-basic land in the deck (possibly excepting Vault of the Archangel . However, I almost always have mana options in my starting hand, and I plan my land usage to put out lands that come in tapped on turns when I wouldn't be using that extra land anyway.

The value in Sorin's Thirst is two-fold. First, it gets rid of some smaller creatures (or finishes off larger ones), and really it'll kill about as many creatures as Fatal Push , but it also gives me two life which can combo with Sanguine Bond or Bloodthirsty Aerialist or... Well, you get the idea. I will add Cast Down though, thank you for the suggestion!

VoodooJorge on Ayli's Dark Following

5 months ago

Griselbrand , Kothophed, Soul Hoarder and Demon of Dark Schemes were other demoms I considered for the list, along with Whip of Erebos and Vault of the Archangel for life gain.

CrimsonChaos on More cards being flagged

5 months ago

In my decks I'm showing Darkwater Catacombs , Boros Garrison , Cavern of Souls , Caves of Koilos , Dragonskull Summit , Evolving Wilds , Rakdos Carnarium , Sunbaked Canyon , Vault of the Archangel , Chromatic Lantern , Anointed Procession , Butcher of Malakir , and Cordial Vampire all as illegal in EDH. Also, the new cards from C19 have not yet been updated for legality, but since the official release is today that isn't terribly surprising.

CNobre on Queen of Pillows (Marchesa Primer)

8 months ago

Hi again mate,

thank you for the suggestion. As far as utility lands go I already have a ton of utility lands that tap only for colorless ( Phyrexian Tower , High Market , Rogue's Passage , Vault of the Archangel , among others) or don't tap for mana at all like Maze of Ith and Glacial Chasm . This puts an enormous strain on the manabase and the deck cannot handle more lands like this without start affecting the ability to cast my spells on time. I won't deny that Hall of Heliod's Generosity is an excellent card that would add recursion capacity to deck but atm I am even cutting Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion for the very same reason.

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