Vault of the Archangel


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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

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Vault of the Archangel


: Add to your mana pool.

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

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Vault of the Archangel Discussion

Wizno on Purified Necromancy

6 days ago

Hey there fellow necromancer! I am also running the Lich Queen (long may she reign) and she truly is the pinnacle of all things undead. I like the deck you've got going on but I do have a few suggestions for you based on my own experience running zombie tribal for a while. First off, you are missing the best piece of zombie tech ever: Rooftop Storm. It's just plain unfair (for everyone else) and lets you cast Varina for free from the command zone (or at least cheaper since you have to pay command tax still). While I'm still figuring out my own configuration for my deck, I've found that Debtors' Knell is an interesting card and can be quite useful in reanimating targets you may have milled. Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is not a zombie but boy oh boy does she make me happy to be running white now. A super buff AND a mini-board wipe is something to be feared. I would recommend adding in Cabal Coffers if you can as you can generate insane amounts of black mana and that's what the deck is hungry for (well that and brains). I know that some folks don't like him but I think it's always worth running Risen Executioner to get another lord buff. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is another powerful zombie I would consider running too. A few pet cards for me personally are Prized Amalgam and Scourge of Nel Toth as they are constantly recurring threats or solid sac fodder. I would also suggest adding in Unholy Grotto to get back any zombie you may need again or save a key zombie from a Bojuka Bog. Vault of the Archangel is another utility land I'm exploring right now in my own deck but with a go-wide style deck like ours, it seems like it could be a nice inclusion. While Varina herself is card advantage, I would consider adding in some additional card draw effects like Painful Truths, Read the Bones, Necropotence, Rhystic Study, or Phyrexian Arena. If you would like a another win-con option, white does open up Approach of the Second Sun and Varina's ability can help dig you faster to that second casting. I hope this all helps!

yeoman67 on Trailer Trash Ayli

1 week ago

K gonna try to build it into a value sac outlet, recursion plan. If you like it look at Shirei, Shinzo’s Caretaker who also can the the same strat.

Mana base changes boring I know

Desert of the True/Desert of the Glorified- Secluded Steppe\Barren Moor

Forsaken Sanctuary- Tainted Field

Orzhov Guildgate- Orzhov Basilica

Now onto cards to add

Command Tower, Scoured Barrens, Isolated Chapel, Vault of the Archangel, Bojuka Bog, Caves of Koilos, High Market, Temple of the False God, Shambling Vent

land base like this you have 3 tapped lands so a pretty fast mana base. I would say 1 of the land destruction lands ie Ghost Quarter would be a good addition, while over budget Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is the best. Non budget options Fetid Heath, Godless Shrine,Westvale Abbey  Flip, Cabal Coffers.

Cards to ditch

Rogue's Passage, Blighted Fen, Opal Palace

8 other mana soucres Orzhov Signet, Sol Ring, Orzhov Cluestone, Burnished Hart, Hedron Archive, Darksteel Ingot, Commander's Sphere, Sword of the Animist

Removal package 5 pieces of spot removal in Utter End, Swords to Plowshares, Mortify, Anguished Unmaking and Unmake can target all toss Vindicate IF you can grab it. 3 board wipes Dusk, Fumigate, Day of Judgment Will post again am sleepy

lagotripha on Remember the Titans?

2 weeks ago

The traditional options are trample/double strike/lifelink etc enablers to soak up mana and let your titans end the game. Kessig Wolf Run is the biggest, paired with Slayers' Stronghold for a 'drop titan, fetch slayers, gain haste, attack, fetch kessig, spend the rest of your mana' turn. Vault of the Archangel also appears surprisingly regluarly.

Gavony Township is used in a lot of 'go wide' lists. Westvale Abbey  Flip has appeared a lot recently.

Other than that, its Tolaria West/bounceland for Summoner's Pact.

SpectraDevil on Life is a resource!

3 weeks ago

Agreed, you are light on removal, but if you use it on only major threats i think it should be ok every deck has a weakness its hard to cover everything within a 60 or even 61 card limit. However i already mentioned Vault of the Archangel gives your creatures lifelink and death touch so you can use it as a multi-purpose tool in some situations not only can you use it as removal it can some times prevent your opponent from wanting to attack you, plus its a land so its very hard to remove. considering your running a fair amount of vampires Feast of Blood comes to mind.Hero's Downfall could also be a consideration. This is personal preference but i do prefer Soul Warden over Ajani's Welcome and i feel Doom Blade is an upgrade compared to Terror its less situational and you do loose the "cant be regenerated" part, however not many cards in the world of magic allow you to regenerate creatures.

SpectraDevil on Life is a resource!

3 weeks ago

Vault of the Archangel Wouldn't hurt either. I've been trying to build a deck like this that is built around Angelic Accord and Bubbling Cauldron ever since they came out back in 2014 so I'm very familiar with these kinds of cards

ThallionDarkshine on Long Live the Queen!

1 month ago

Two other great ways to give your deathtouchers the ability to ping things are Viridian Longbow and Thornbite Staff. The longbow is great because you don't need to pay mana to ping, while the staff untaps the creature whenever something dies, letting it machine gun down your opponent's creatures. One great card for lifegain is Vault of the Archangel. Also, in addition to giving your creatures lifelink, it also gives deathtouch, allowing you to do your pinging shenanigans if you can't find a deathtouch creature.

DukeNicky on The Markov master race

1 month ago

Ah RobbyRobrob42 fair I know that pain for sure on occasions. I can look for more budget friendly cards for you. Sorin is only 5$ thankfully and another good card would be Vault of the Archangel

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