Vault of the Archangel


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Event Deck Rare
Dark Ascension 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

Vorthos_Jenny on Khan By Her Own Hand

2 days ago

Maze of Ith and Reconnaissance to cancel your attacks.

alternate recursion is a big help, as alesha can sometimes be outplayed. Sun Titan Phyrexian Reclamation

instants that u absolutely need: Boros Charm Crackling Doom Eerie Interlude

Gilded Light is my favorite graveyard protect

Sorin, Lord of Innistrad- dont bother ulting him. use his -2 right away, then +1, then -2 again. or go with Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and -4 right away.

need lots of ramp, you're sinking two mana a turn just to do stuff some decks do for free. But, Alesha does some things different/better.

Vault of the Archangel turns your weenies into something your opponents will cringe at.

Consider building either much heavier recursion or lots of tokens to supplement. If you go with tokens, City of Shadows

Buried Alive and Faithless Looting, obv

Balefire Liege is a HUGE help.

Mandalorian on Dragons BRW (competitive?)

5 days ago

Path to Exile is probably the best removal spell to play if you're going to splash white.

Kolaghan's Command is a nice 1-2 of giving you a mainboard edge against affinity while giving you versatility by giving you access to recursion, discard, and removal all on 1 card.

Not sure if Faithless Looting is what this deck wants to be playing since you don't have ways to utilize cards that will be discarded from it. Faithless Looting is not really card advantage but actually card filtering (replacing a number of cards with different cards). If filtering is what you want then its fine but if you want advantage (replacing 1 card to get more than 1 card) then maybe Painful Truths would be better.

I like Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury over Moltensteel Dragon or Avaricious Dragon because it pumps the team and dodges sorcery speed removal

Sorin, Solemn Visitor

Vault of the Archangel

Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker

Leyline of Sanctity > Witchbane Orb

Sergal on Tokens?? What a Junk Deck

6 days ago

Infral, hey thanks man! If you want to "budgetize" the landbase, I would start by cutting the fetches. This is gonna lead to inconsistency with fixing the colors, so fill it up with duals. If you want to keep the deck competitive, dont strip it to only basics. A more budget landbase could look like this:

4x Godless Shrine 3x Temple Garden 2x Overgrown Tomb 2x Gavony Township 1x Vault of the Archangel 2x Sunpetal Grove 3x Isolated Chapel 1x Woodland Cemetery 1x Caves of Koilos 2x plains 1x forest 1x swamp

That cuts the landbase down to under $150 while still keeping it competetive. Its definitely not as consistent (meaning color screwing is a possibility), but it is consistent enough to post results. Hope this helps. Cutting 9 fetches out of a deck is def gonna have some backlash, but I wouldn't stress it. Playtest with the deck and landbase so you know what hands to keep and not keep to minimize color screwing and mulliganing (even though both of these are based off total luck, it helps to know your cards). The deck in itself is pretty evenly distributed between colors, but still fairs white as the dominant color, so keep that in mind too.

AlexRuzhyo on Kaalia's Assault

1 week ago

Hey there! I run a somewhat competitive Kaalia Deck. It has a small primer giving insight to my choices. It may provide inspiration should you be looking to change anything.

It's become habit for me to stalk "Help!" and offer suggestions on commanders I'm familiar with. Since you don't have any specifications on mbudget, meta, or level of competition, I'm going to only offer general advice. There's a fine line between suggesting changes and crushing the spirit of an EDH deck, and I often hestitate to step over it.

Anyways, my comments!

That's about it. Obviously more can be said based on what you want to do with the deck, but those are my armchair thoughts. I couldn't quite fit it in any one category, but take a look at Boros Charm are wrath protection, Planeswalker removal, or double-value off of something that fires on hitting an opponent.

If you have any questions or critiques, let me know. If this was of any value to you, I always appreciate upvotes; it helps for my own visbility and critiques.

JohnnyBoyG on I'm Feeling Trigerred

1 week ago

SquirrelbaconThanks for all the suggestions.

This deck isn't actually abzan; the only reason you see green in the color composition is Kitchen Finks. So no Siege Rhino, Collected Company, or Windswept Heath.

I agree that Obzedat, Ghost Council isn't actually that great. When I added it, I was thinking about a situation where I have Panharmonicon on the battlefield, which means an 8 point life swing each turn. But that doesn't always happen, and I don't think its powerful enough to justify its high cmc and inconsistency.

I disagree with you about Priest of the Blood Rite. Remember, the demon isn't dependent on the priest, so if they kill the preist, I still get the demon. Besides, they're not going to be wasting their removal on it. Because it does 2 damage to me each turn, I'm very happy to see it die. Unless I have a Flickerwisp in hand, I'll attack with it into a bigger blocker. Then my opponent has a choice of blocking, meaning I no longer take the damage, or taking 2 damage a turn him or herself.

Restoration Angel is absolutely insane, I can't believe I forgot about it.

Vault of the Archangel seems good, I'll try it.

Changes:-2 Obzedat, Ghost Council-1 Tidehollow Sculler-1 Fairgrounds Warden+4 Restoration Angel-1 Plains+1 Vault of the Archangel

DroThaShow on Saint Traft's Army

1 week ago

the black mana is just for Vault of the Archangel to give my spirits an added threat when i have extra mana available. I would include Lingering Souls if my three mana slot wasn't pretty stacked already. Maybe I'd remove the cryptics and the Essence Flux if i were to include them.

Squirrelbacon on I'm Feeling Trigerred

1 week ago


Nice to see some abzan that isn't running a suite of hand hate! If you are trying to keep the deck budget friendly, I'd like to suggest Siege Rhino. He's only on average around 2 dollars, so he would be a very easy substitute. The easiest change would be...(in my opinion)

-2 Obzedat, Ghost Council

-2 Priest of the Blood Rite

+4 Siege Rhino ---- maybe only add three???

Obzedat, Ghost Council is a great card, but for 5 cmc, you get more out of the rhino in terms of cmc(only 4) and a lightning helix type effect instead of a glorified shock. 6 point life swings are much more powerful than a 4 point swing considering how tight modern can get, plus, you can have multiple Siege Rhinos on the board vs only one Obzedat, Ghost Council. Legend rules are rude. :/

Priest of the Blood Rite just dies to all removal. Only having 2 toughness is hard since nearly any removal kills him. Yes, the bounce effect is nice since you can potentially just stack demons, however, that's committing several resources to a 5cmc card that dies to almost everything.(sorry Gut Shot, you don't quite do it yet)

Now, if you want to break the budget more... there's a few options.

Restoration Angel - Literally does what you want the deck to do, but at 4cmc she is competing with several other spots in the deck. It is up to you, but, not only can she bounce creatures on our turn she can do this on an enemies turn. She almost acts as a counterspell in a sense since you bounce your creature to make them untargetable in a way.

Collected Company - With your current decklist, it only misses 4 creatures. For as annoying as I find the card, I can't say it isn't useful. Very strong card, especially in a deck with so many cheap cards that say "when this enters the battlefield". This card does nearly everything you want it too, however, you could also whiff hard and find 6 lands lol!

Windswept Heath - Same reasoning for Marsh Flats, just thins your deck and they are the cheapest(I believe) of the fetch lands. I'd also add at least one Forest, Blood Moon kills three color decks. Unless you want mountains... then I mean, you do you man. Also, maybe add a 1 of Vault of the Archangel. Turns your little people into slightly more scary little people.

I hope this isn't overbearing. Just wanted to give some extra options. If you have any questions feel free to ask or bounce ideas here!

Good luck!

DuBie15 on Naya Beat 'n' Burn

1 week ago

I would strongly suggest Pillar of Flame over wild slash. The exile clause can be a big deal against cards like Scavenging Ooze or especially Kitchen Finks. Also in the side board use Molten Rain over Peak Eruption destroying a mountain is not a huge deal in modern, if you want to kill a land it would be something like a tron land or Vault of the Archangel or Gavony Township, something that has impact. A great card to combo with Burning-Tree Emissary is Talara's Battalion. Also Mutagenic Growth is free pump and Temur Battle Rage combos really quite well with Become Immense and can set up for otks.

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