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
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1 day ago
Of course you need more than 3 mana regularly, you have cards in the deck that cost 4 mana (and also some in the sideboard), and Snapcaster Mage also needs more than 3 mana sometimes. AetherVial can obviously help out if you draw it and it lives, but a 23rd land still seems useful, maybe a utility land like Ghost Quarter, Vault of the Archangel or Windbrisk Heights.
If this deck is meant to be competitive, it should probably have a few sideboard cards targeted at Affinity. Stony Silence hits your own AetherVial but takes them out completely, whereas Zealous Persecution is a card with more broad applications.
The deck seems really vulnerable to Blood Moon (also a concern in the Affinity matchup), you might want a more permanent answer to it than Leonin Relic-Warder. Celestial Purge and Disenchant would be my ideas.
3 days ago
1-of Vault of the Archangel?
Sweet deck! Falkenrath Aristocrat is one of my favourite cards I have never seen work, this looks like a legit list though.
1 week ago
I will drop the Westvale, I mainly just put it in on a whim because I felt like the 2nd Vault of the Archangel wasn't necessary, but I guess I could invest in a Fetid Heath to replace it. I'll drop two of the Honor of the Pure for now and drop one of the Gideon, Ally of Zendikar. I'll move a single Dismember to the main since I already had that in the deck previously. This may be a dumb question, and I feel like I knew the answer at some point but what does Rest in Peace stop that Grafdigger's Cage doesn't? I will switch the Nevermore for the Runed Halo. I agree about Stony Silence but I personally have an attachment to Kataki, War's Wage because I knew the artist personally, I also like having the extra body on the board. I may go down to two and add one Stony Silence just for security.
1 week ago
Abbey is bad in modern. Even if you hit a land drop every turn, the soonest you could play it is turn 6. The token making ability is too costly - both mana and lifewise. There's a reason tokens doesn't like playing multiple blossoms. The flip ability is useful for evading a field wipe, but on the whole you trade a massive field presence that is hard to answer for something that can easily be taken out by things like Path to Exile and Cryptic Command. Tokens doesn't run many colorless lands, because we want to be able to play Spectral Procession turn 3. Abbey is a dead land until turn 6 at minimum. Vault of the Archangel js the superior colorless land.
1 week ago
1 week ago
Perhaps Angel of Despair over another creature card? Being able to bring in unrestricted removal that hits for 5 is pretty good, and I like the idea of having access to another Vindicate over, say Angelic Arbiter.
Vampiric Tutor would probably fit in here very nicely, as could Vault of the Archangel, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Slayers' Stronghold, Nomad Outpost (you're running Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds, so this could easily replace one of those. It makes Skeletal Scrying slightly worse, but I'd already prefer Vampiric Tutor over it, since the latter can find you Necropotence which is so much better lol).
Is this a 1v1 or multiplayer deck? I'm imagining 1v1 due to running lots of spells that target one player, but I figure it couldn't hurt to suggest Utvara Hellkite as it can give you the legs to kill more than one player if need be. Not exactly needed in 1v1 though I do like it better than Resolute Archangel for some reason (not a huge fan of card slots for life gain unless it's insane. Vault of the Archangel could gain you boatloads of life so maybe Resolute isn't necessary if you add that in).
1 week ago
Cool. +1. I would prefer Sorin, Solemn Visitor over Lord. I find Vault of the Archangel cool but pointless with Sorin, Solemn Visitor. However it can definitely be played (uncounterable, hard to destroy). I don't see the point in all your Artifacts. If I were you I would be playing a more control-aggro style that cared about gaining lots of life after throwing some away. I don't have much Modern experience in this aspect but I do know that you need removal and Read The Bones style, except not exactly. I don't know what might be the best choice. However I find your artifacts not very good or useful at all. Westvale Abby/Ormendahl, Profane Prince (whew, how to link this) also Lifelinks. It's especially cool with tokens.
1 week ago
This is like a KTK standard deck with a Vizkopa Guildmage in the Maybeboard. If you want something that could actually compete in modern, you need to dig waaaaaay deeper and you might be better off dropping the BW colors.
Some cards you might consider:
Dark Confidant - Not a warrior, but one of the best black draw engines in the format.
Obsidian Battle-Axe - Could be useful
Of course, if you dropped the BW, you could play:
Wild Nacatl - Excellent card
Goblin Bushwhacker - Again, great card
TBH it seems like you took your DTK standard deck and changed the tag to "modern". If you really want to call it a modern deck, you need to take the time to figure out ways to make it truly viable in modern.