Lim-Dul's Vault

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Planechase Legal
Premodern Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Lim-Dul's Vault


Look at the top five cards of your library. As many times as you choose, you may pay 1 life, put those cards on the bottom of your library in any order, then look at the top five cards of your library. Then shuffle your library and put the last cards you looked at this way on top of it in any order.

fluffyeel on Yuriko, The Tiger’s Shadow

1 month ago

Ninjas are awesome: one of my EDH decks is a Yuriko deck that makes people "very happy". And it's a good start that you have! Some thoughts about things to add that vary in budget-friendliness:

TwistdGod on Lord Xander Taxing your Deck

7 months ago

Lim-Dul's Vault - Solid card for searching your deck for a specific card. Red Elemental Blast - Cheap blue counter spell or blue permanent destruction if your pod has a lot of blue players. Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip - replace Sheoldred, Whispering One as tergrid combos better with your commanders ETB effect. while getting you advantage to boot.

DawnsRayofLight on O Captain! My Captain! (N’ghathrod) Casual

9 months ago

Brainstealer Dragon is really good, I would add it back in, I've been running it in chainer and it has been surprisingly good. Elder Brain is also fun, I've been running it in Isshin and it has been hilarious. Looking at your maybeboard there is an argument for many of those to be added.

Up the amount of control, run maybe 5-7 counterspells. Probably need more draw as well, you could use the usual Ponder, Brainstorm, Preordain, and the like, as well as some stuff like Blue Sun's Zenith, Gadwick, the Wizened (it may same janky but can help your creatures push through after the draw effect), and Lim-Dul's Vault.

Epicurus on Ramos: Getting Pumped

11 months ago

Hello there!

I'll get right down to it. I think you have +1/+1 counter support overkill here, and could use some ramp and draw action. I think that the comment above from Guerric covers a lot of the ramp, but I would also put Mirari's Wake on that list.

For draw, you do certainly have some amount, but I might suggest adding Lim-Dul's Vault and/or Diabolic Vision, Bringer of the Blue Dawn, Chulane, Teller of Tales and Garruk's Uprising. These choices are specifically good for your deck here, though obviously there are also the staples like Rhystic Study, and a slew of others. Being a 5-color deck, you could really choose anything.

And finally, I personally feel like Sage of Hours is too good not to include in any +1/+1 counter deck. And also, Doubling Season, if you can afford it.


Guerric on [Primer] Crouching One-Drop, Hidden Ninja

1 year ago

Thanks for the feedback xram666, and I appreciate the kind words!

As for the cards, I totally forgot about Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire! I remember when that was revealed I vowed to try it out in several of my black decks (since in any context it's a repeatable black tutor), but the top deck manipulation in Yuriko is unparalleled. Thanks for pointing that out- I will definitely put that in.

As for Thalakos Seer, I am aware of it and have thought about trying it out, but what holds me back is that I used to play Baleful Strix, which performs similarly to the seer. I ended up not liking it as much because one mana is just so much better than two for enablers. Being able to play the enabler, use ninjutsu, than replay the enabler in the second main to be ready to attack and enable ninjutsu the next turn is just so good. I also find that card draw is at a bit less of a premium in Yuriko since she draws so many cards anyway, so I didn't find that pulling Baleful Strix really made much of an impact that way.

I know that a lot of people play Brainstorm, but I personally don't like it too much in commander due to it's one off nature. Setting up one attack with only the top three of my library just doesn't inspire me all that much. I'd rather just use Scroll Rack, Soothsaying, Insidious Dreams, or Lim-Dul's Vault, which are more impactful, or Sensei's Divining Top, which is repeatable, or tutor with Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire (thanks again!) or Mystical Tutor or Scheming Symmetry. Its just hard to justify the slot for me, but I am an extremely value-centric deck builder, maybe to a fault!

Umezawa's Jitte is amazingly flavorful, which is a huge plus for me. Its also just such an iconic card in magic's history, which is another plus. It's also definintely good, and could definitely work. For me my intuition is that it might just be a bit too midrange with my approach. Usually when I play creatures are going into and out of my hand, which makes the cost of re-equipping it over and over again burdensome. I've always played with Sword of the Animist, which is one of the best non-green ramp cards there is, but I usually abandon it after I get a few lands out because I want to use the creature for something else. I definitely think it could work, especially if you're disciplined enough to keep building up charges till you can dome someone with it, but I'm not sure I have the discipline! That being said, its a cool card, and if I had a copy I would probably be trying it just because it's that cool.

Thanks again for all the suggestions!

ShredderTTN86 on C'mon! What Are the Odds!?

1 year ago

Lim-Dul's Vault could be a worthy addition as another way to get things to the top.

K1ngMars on Help optimizing my Wilhelt Precon

1 year ago

I would definitely suggest you to include the recently printed Poppet Factory, as it allows Wilhelt, the Rotcleaver to generate a zombie every time you sacrifice a zombie, due to the fact that the Decayed ability gets overwritten. Besides, Gravecrawler too allows for infinite loops with Phyrexian Altar and a permanent dealing damage triggered by creature deaths, like Bastion of Remembrance.

To support the combo route, which could definitely help in keeping up your game, I would also suggest to add some tutors, to help you smooth out your hand and always find the right cards at the right time. Such cards could range from Lim-Dul's Vault to Scheming Symmetry or Demonic Tutor, mainly depending on your budget. Remember, tutors don't necessarily need to be 60 bucks to be good. They are always good.

Apart from that though, another proactive way to stop you opponents into their tracks is to simply use counterspells. Dimir offers some of the best control magic available, amongst which I'll recall: Counterspell, Countersquall, Arcane Denial, Wash Away, Disdainful Stroke... The choices are endless and should be suited to what are the main threats you wish to answer in your playgroup. Overall, 5 counterspells should be enough to step up your game a bit in terms of interaction, without making your deck a control-focused spellslinger deck.

As a last note, I'll link you the deck of one of my friends, which I've helped with in upgrading. It's a comboless Wilhelt with quite a strong presnece in games, hopefully it may be of some inspiration to you.

Undead Unleashed | Upgrade Precon copy

Commander / EDH emanem98


Fenizrael on Nekusar's Old Fashioned Snake Oil

1 year ago

AscendedLandfalls Thanks for the suggestions! I actually bought a Harmonic Prodigy today before I even saw your suggestion - I was browsing singles at my LGS and I saw him and immediately saw a use for him. Lim-Dul's Vault is nice and I have a copy in my Phenax deck - I should probably add it to this deck, though I'm not exactly hurting without it.
Magus of the Wheel was in an older iteration but doesn't wheel immediately because of summoning sickness - that means he telegraphs to the table that I'm about to do something bad, and I worry that it will result in my death instead.
I've flirted with putting Dark Deal in the deck and I probably should. Preordain and Gitaxian Probe are fine additions to any blue deck. Raiders' Wake and Fell Specter actually run into the same problem as Megrim and Liliana's Caress in that there isn't as much forced discard in the deck to warrant their inclusion (though I love that these both have ways of doing both), which actually means those two are both on the block right now as I contemplate focusing more on the force feed draw aspect of Nekusar.
Raiders' Wake and many of the cards mentioned also have the problem of being 4 cost and above when I'm trying to push the overall cost of the deck down to try and make it more explosive. That same cost consideration is what makes cards like Mind Over Matter and Peer into the Abyss ones that I'm hesitant to include (though I acknowledge they're definitely good cards). I used to have Mind over Matter in the deck when I had Temple Bell - I think I took it out because Mind over Matter was expensive and I think infinite combos weren't the feel of the deck I wanted. I think this was likewise why a lot of tutors never went in, because I could push the power level up with a lot of these cards, but I think Nekusar has always just been a deck that I wanted to feel a little bit random heart-of-the-cards relying on what you draw.

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