Vault of the Archangel
: Add to your mana pool.
, : Creatures you control gain deathtouch and lifelink until end of turn.
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|Want (3)||Shankmaster4k , Throl7 , tempDevelopper|
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|Modern Event Deck (MD1)||Rare|
|Dark Ascension (DKA)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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%
Vault of the Archangel Discussion
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.
3 months ago
Other notable cards to add,
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.
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.
5 months ago
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.
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!
5 months ago
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.
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.