Vault of the Archangel
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Vault of the Archangel Discussion
23 hours ago
1 or 2 things that would polish up the appearance of the primer: Would be really cool if you could put the color-banners in WUBRG order, polishes it up a bit, as well as maybe updating the banners to have the most important Allies in these colors, so Black: Drana, Red: Battlesinger.
You lack a line break in front of Mirror Mockery in blue support.
Also, in case you need/want some inspiration and didn't see it yet, I compiled all sorts of support cards over here.
In terms of support cards, I think the following deserve some mention:
Mentor of the Meek can be decent in slower matchups, but still is not that good as a topdeck when we are in dire need for an Ally trigger. Potential is definitely there though.
Rally the Ancestors in case all you need is some more triggers rather than board position (or only need that to chump-block).
Unified Front for decks that solely care about triggers, with one Ally like Excavator or Ondu Cleric, you easily get 12 or 20 life gained/cards milled. Still at sorcery speed, but imo this can be a decent budget-variant to Collected Company (if you consistently get converge-4).
Call to the Kindred can do work if you aren't afraid of getting 2-for-1-ed. Rather put it at not as good as they seem though, together with Infinite Reflection. Not sure where to put Polymorphous Rush, Deadeye Navigator or Leyline of Anticipation.
Lead the Stampede definitely deserves a mention as a hand-filler.
You already mentioned Tracker's Instincts and Commune with the Gods, but didn't include them in the support section. It is to note though that these only provide card quality rather than advantage. Grisly Salvage ought to be mentioned as well.
Colorless and multicolor cards deserve some consideration too, AEther Vial (together with Mimic Vat) could deserve a section on its own explaining the multitude of uses and whether to move the counters up to three. A paragraph on utility lands such as Alchemist's Refuge, Gavony Township, Vault of the Archangel, Slayers' Stronghold, Kessig Wolf Run. Mutavault can serve as an Ally for various effects, but likely destabilizes the manabase too much.
Multicolor cards I like to consider are Dromoka's Command, Atarka's Command in a very aggressive deck, Boros Charm, maybe maybe Beck, Kiora, Master of the Depths as well as Domri Rade, Venser, the Sojourner and Xenagos, the Reveler can be decent. Legion's Initiative and March from the Tomb can do some work as well.
2 days ago
2 Vault of the Archangel might be pushing it a little. 23 lands is the utmost minimum a token deck should run, and having multiple colorless sources can prove to be tricky. What decks are you finding lili to be best against?
2 days ago
Go down on a Vault of the Archangel and up one up on Windbrisk Heights, and I'd try really hard to put your third Thoughtseize in. Dismember in Bitterblossom shells is lackluster for the most part. If you ran it, I'd make it SB... Check mine out and let me know what you think. Project Bitter Processions
4 days ago
I never quite understood why Sorin, Lord of Innistrad was consistently rated as the lesser Sorin (compared to Sorin, Solemn Visitor), especially considering many of the same decks that use those throw in stuff like Auriok Champion and Vault of the Archangel anyway.
Given the prevalence of width tactics (Young Pyromancer and Lingering Souls), I'm surprised I don't see more Brave the Elements on the wide sides, and more Electrickery and Forked Bolt in decks that can't run Electrolyze or Pyroclasm effectively.
I also think there's potential out there for different tempo decks other than Izzet or Grixis Delver - with stuff like Abbot of Keral Keep and Monastery Mentor floating around, dying to be played with Lightning Helix, Brave the Elements, and Emerge Unscathed.
4 days ago
Wilt leaf style abzan is weak against unfair combo decks. The kind of unfair combo decks that play Primeval Titan and Wurmcoil Engine. In those instances Vault of the Archangel is mose definitely going to be better than Gavony Township. Nice uses but I find vault better in those 'oh shit' moment, and gavony better when you're already ahead.
4 days ago
A few budget minded thoughts -
Noble Hierarch would be worth including if it's not outside the budget - I would shave some of the removal since 12 is already a little too much. Otherwise I would still shave 1-2 for a bit more threats.
1 week ago
Oblivion Ring I just added as a catch-all, and it's there for cards like beefy planeswalkers (Ugin, Karn, etc) that might trouble me as well as giving me an additional answer to other things like enchantments or artifacts (lantern control has given me a problem twice recently), since I only have 2 other spells for those (Sundering Growth).
Liliana of the Veil I just added recently to try for myself and I kinda like her as a 1-of. I can't really tell you exactly why I decided to put her in other than she just seems to fit the deck's playstyle. She's won me a couple games.
I don't play Tokens any more than I play any of my other decks, so I'm not a pro. I actually just got back into mtg this year after not playing since Ice Age/Chronicles and only started playing modern around May. If you have any suggestions for cards that aren't listed here that you think are excellent in any particular match-ups feel free to mention them.
1 week ago
It is interesting. Not sure if I really like it though. For the willing side, I might be more inclined to just run Vault of the Archangel. The ready side is good though. Indestructible allows your allies to dodge removal and the psuedo vigilance is great. Although with new Gideon, Rootborn Defenses might be better (although I doubt it). Another option would be Dauntless Escort as it is CoCo-able.
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