|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Printings View all
|Modern Event Deck (MD1)||Rare|
|Dark Ascension (DKA)||Rare|
Combos Browse all
Vault of the Archangel
: Add to your mana pool.
, : Creatures you control gain deathtouch and lifelink until end of turn.
Vault of the Archangel Discussion
6 days 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.
6 days ago
Target creature with flying gains lifelink and deathtouch until end of turn.
Draw a card.
"Of course she broke the interplanar record. She has wings!"
Create another pun card.
1 week ago
-esper: weak, better if you’re running expensive shock lands
-2 mana confluence? You mean one?
-nephalia: unless mill/discard is popular in our group
-guildgate: I don’t like slowlands in two color decks. I’d legit just replace these with basic lands
Bojuka Bog : graveyard hate
Mistveil Plains : super good recursion
Orzhov Basilica : cool cuz you can use the land you’re gonna return, then play this
Vault of the Archangel : great long game and surprise
2 weeks ago
Fixed the above to give you less cancer:
Tap for mana:
Joiner Adept (+)
Leyline Prowler (added, removed maelstrom nexus)
Paradise Druid (?)
Gleaming Barrier (?)
Farhaven Elf (+)
Gatecreeper Vine (+)
Pilgrim's Eye (+)
Ranging Raptors (+)
Sylvan Ranger (+)
Cards I can remove:
1 month ago
Cleaned up the manabase. I ran too many colorless utility lands because the deck is primarily black. However this made it too hard to cast Necropotence or cast multiple cards.
In: 2 basic swamps
I never use vault and am never happy to draw it. Casting cards is always better. Vault has slight value as a threat but is usually no better than Wastes .
Cavern is Command Tower about 2/3 of the time, but it can really cause problems when it counts, which is why I never ran Unclaimed Territory . The uncounterable creatures ability is not very helpful as our vampires are mostly trash and we would still get a token anyway. Some vampires are worth countering but aside from Champion of Dusk I would actually prefer they counter a vampire since that increases the odds of resolving something important later on.
1 month ago
multimedia, I was contemplating putting all six shocklands that were supported by Atraxa's colors, but I instead chose to use three allied-colored shocklands and three enemy-colored checklands.
Also, I chose to have more than half the lands in this deck be basic lands, in the case that an opponent of mine is cruel enough to use Blood Moon or Ruination , I really would like to have some further utility lands in this deck, such as Grim Backwoods or Vault of the Archangel , plus, I would like to add Gavony Township back to this deck, so could I reduce the number of basic lands to 20, and still have a strong mana base?
2 months ago
2 months ago
Looking good. Mark of Fury is okay, but has to survive till EOT. I hate 1 removal giving a 2 for 1. Maybe double up on your Expedite with Crimson Wisps . I like it better because it can still draw you an A/D/D to cast with the haste Kaalia of the Vast .
I see your playing Terramorphic Expanse , there's definitely other better fetch lands, but don't forget about Evolving Wilds . I don't recommend either because I hate tapped mana (except Bojuka Bog ).
Obviously Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Restoration Angel or Village Bell-Ringer go infinite, but there is also Combat Celebrant and Zealous Conscripts as well, but of course relies on the Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker quite heavily.
Also, not sure if you've mapped out all your Infinite combos, but don't forget you have:
Tainted Pact is an inexpensive (and instant) speed tutor, the problem is, you can't have any duplicate lands in your deck (even duplicate basic lands) so that's where it gets expensive. There's also Demonic Consultation if your a gambler lol, damn those top 6, it's also instant so can pull a Master of Cruelties if Kaalia of the Vast triggered ability gets on the stack, tutor for the killer.
You may want Crucible of Worlds , it works best with all the fetches like Windswept Heath , Wooded Foothills all the fetch lands, but also is awesome with Strip Mine or Wasteland ($$$). If you have Crucible of Worlds + a Fetch land, basically can filter out all the mana from the deck (while ramping) so when you draw it's usually favorable. I've contemplated it over Chromatic Lantern but don't have one to test, although reasonably priced since reprint.
I have similar worries around Cartouche of Zeal (2 for 1), but when you need haste you need it. I like Leyline of the Void more than Tormod's Crypt , Relic of Progenitus for sure, since it's a lasting effect and CMC0 in opening hand, and prevents the Experience from getting earned at all. But they are ok at the job. Relic of Progenitus would be amazing if it could target the card, but it has more utility than Tormod's Crypt anyway even with the downside.
Be careful with Angel of Jubilation he shuts down your deck too, like Goblin Bombardment , Razaketh, the Foulblooded , Necropotence , Phyrexian Reclamation , Diabolic Intent (might be wrong on this one would have to check the rule book on additional costs), Mana Confluence , Bloodstained Mire (or any Fetch).
Maybe Blood Crypt / Godless Shrine / Sacred Foundry probably enter tapped too (again this one would have to read the rulebook too, not sure if that's considered paying a cost to "activate abilities" probably not because it doesn't have the : symbol on it.
City of Brass is another good multi-color mana asource.
Terminus is a terrific way of getting rid of all those recurring creatures too (unless he can sac them all in response somehow).
I might have mentioned before, Angel of Despair is far superior to someone like Angel of Jubilation unless she's solving a specific pod problem for disruption to your deck. Hellkite Tyrant is hand if you play artifact decks like Breya, Etherium Shaper or Teferi, Temporal Archmage .
Mother of Runes can give protection if your facing Targeted removal.
Some ideas anyway, the reprinted fetches like Windswept Heath are fairly cheap still (I think).
Vault of the Archangel occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.05%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.04%
WB (Orzhov): 0.97%
RBW (Mardu): 0.5%