Vault of the Archangel
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, : Creatures you control gain deathtouch and lifelink until end of turn.
|Want (4)||Chessythief , pendraggon , Cliper51 , beastofragex|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Vault of the Archangel Discussion
2 weeks ago
KingKilvas all great suggestions, I probably wont consider Vraska, Scheming Gorgon as Keisen cant ping players and Im not really a huge fan of alternate win cons. Hooded Blightfang unfortunately doesn't do as much as expected. Goblin Sharpshooter is fantastic, but I'm just not willing to buy one, absolutely run the card if you are willing or have it already. Same thing for Quietus Spike and Vault of the Archangel. I originally had Call of the Death-Dweller in but I don't want to rely on Keisen being in the graveyard because if it gets countered that's a huge letdown. Reaper's Talisman should actually be in here, I originally didn't have it in because I didn't realize Keisen had vigilance. I appreciate the recommendations.
2 weeks ago
Looks like a fun deck! Have you considered Vraska, Scheming Gorgon as an alternate wincon? Hooded Blightfang, Blood Cultist, Goblin Sharpshooter, Call of the Death-Dweller, Viridian Longbow, Quietus Spike, Reaper's Talisman, and Vault of the Archangel all also fit your theme pretty well. Hope this helps!
3 weeks ago
If I may plug my own version, Strange stories from the old church has a couple of tech pieces that I've gotten to like. If you expect your mob of Zombies gets Pyroclasmed or something, Westvale Abbey Flip gives you an option for a bigger creature, and Vault of the Archangel can break a stalemate. They're both pretty pricy, though.
I like this build, and it's one of the more original approaches I've seen.
1 month ago
Slow cards are bad, especially when they're so easy to counter.
By the time the card is "good," you're already (generally) in a favorable position. It's a win-more card, which means you could've drawn cards that better fit your overall gameplan, or more interaction for protection.
It's kind of like Vault of the Archangel in a creature deck. Classic winmore trap card that harms the deck more than it helps.
1 month ago
You could use Shadowspear to attach it to your expendable tokens (it also gets you a very welcome additional activated ability).
Bastion of Remembrance will be a future staple in aristocrats (or it is already).
Even if it doesn't produce Zombies: Blight Mound
And you're playing tribal... where is Vanquisher's Banner?^^
2 months ago
Hey thank you for your feedback. The big thing I'm concerned about with Vault of the Archangel is that it is a non-plains which makes Emeria slightly harder to get online. Whether that's worth it is difficult to decide. On Prismatic Ending that is a legitimate thing I'd like to add. The only big consideration is that Vanishing Verse hits other Solitudes and Murktide Regents which prismatic ending would not hit. I'm not sure I'll have to do testing. Thank you for the feedback and suggestions.
2 months ago
I'd add an Indatha Triome and replace the VV's with Prismatic Ending. Also honestly I don't think sword of fire and ice is that good here and its just another non-white card you can't reveal to martyr, so I'd drop it for something else. Hope of Ghirapur is cute so maybe you can keep a singleton but I'm really not sure about solitude since that uses up 2 white cards instead of one making martyr worse again.
Also a single Vault of the Archangel is always fun in BW decks.
2 months ago
Thank you for the rich feedback Beware!
I take your point on Sol Ring and Sol Talisman, although the former does help get Athreos online on turn 2 as well as accelerate how quickly the bigger spells are played like Phyrexian Altar, Remembrance, Angel of Glory's Rise, and anything else above 4 Mana in general. Sol Talisman I was trying on in place of Land Tax or an unconditional draw spell like Night's Whisper. It's cute in a bad way so I agree with you that it needs to go.
Black Market is OK. It's just helping me with mana at a point when I don't need it much anymore. Still, the mana package here feels raw so I'll play around with it again and see if it feels like a better functional fit as I do like how on theme it is.
Expedition Map is a personal preference. I like being able to grab Cabal Coffers or Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth to power up mana. I also have found being able to grab a Bojuka Bog pretty helpful against graveyard decks. And weirdly enough, snatching Vault of the Archangel has helped me several times to deter aggro with deathtouch capable Shadowborn Apostles or improve survivability with lifelink. Finally, there are games where lack of lands can be an issue and it gives me an out to those corner cases to stay on curve or fix mana colors.
I have never had a problem with Dark Confidant. Nearly 83 cards in the deck are 2 mana value or less so the damage is often negligible especially when our life total matters as little as it does in a combo build. In a pinch, I can sac it to Razaketh, the Foulblooded, Diabolic Intent, Phyrexian Altar, or Skullclamp when draw is no longer necessary. I'm comfortable with this risk profile particularly with fair access to lifegain as from Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, and Vault of the Archangel.
I'm going to take your advice on a few of these suggestions and I really appreciate the years of experience behind your feedback. Thank you!