Vault Skirge

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

Vault Skirge

Artifact Creature — Imp

( can be paid with either or 2 life)

Flying

Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)

indieinside on Dauthi Shadow Tribal

2 months ago

yeah, I took Cabal Stronghold out as well. LOL. I added Vault Skirge and Jet Medallion. Thanks for the input SufferFromEDHD

SufferFromEDHD on Dauthi Shadow Tribal

2 months ago

Well you definitely inspired me to explore Orzhov shadow! That equipment package is tiiight.

Vault Skirge solid flyer.

Jet Medallion ramp.

Corpse Dance this is becoming a major pet card of mine. Shadow benefits from haste and Gix is a discard outlet.

Hatred ends games.

Profet93 your disdain of Cabal Stronghold always makes me LOL. I have removed it from almost every deck.

DreadKhan on Tempered Steel/Starlight Spectacular

6 months ago

It's too bad that stuff like Mox Opal and Lotus Petal are pricey, these would make it easier to flip Erayo by speeding the deck up. Whenever I look at an Artifact deck I can't help but wonder if Vault Skirge and Cranial Plating fit in, even without any black.

greenweird on Manaless Affinity

9 months ago

I don't terribly like using Salvage Titan, since while it can be casted for free, it eats your affinities, preventing you to play Myr Enforcer and the likes if you later draws them, so I kept only one. I'm surprised yours neither have Scale of Chiss-Goria or Barricade Breaker, the former being a free artifact that's actually useful, and the latter being the thing you ideally curve out on during your turn 1 with the help of the ugin land. Vault Skirge looks funny, I might try that on my own deck. I'm also toying with having Thought Monitor and Power Depot in my deck, and possibly also Zuran Orb, but I haven't decided how I'm feeling with them.

DreadKhan on Power Word Death

9 months ago

Phyrexian Totem isn't the easiest card to use, but most deck don't use a lot of instant speed burn spells or Flash creatures so as long as you've killed off their blockers it's a solid attacker. It can also force the opponent to keep blockers home. In practice, since it swings for 5 it can be fine to lose a few things to it in my experience (provided you're already ahead that game), and in situations where you can't use it to attack it's still a mana source that helps you cast your Obliterators.

Haha, yeah, I don't know if there is anywhere local I can buy cards, it's such a niche interest here, but online stores can make it easy to find cheaper versions of cards, though you have to do online shopping (which I wasn't eager to do). I know of a few European and North American companies who sell tons of stuff, and I think TCGPlayer.com has sellers from all over, and you can set the site to restrict sellers to ones that will ship to your area (it used to be pretty buggy, I have less trouble with it now).

The nice thing about 1 drops is that they allow you to start pressuring the board early, and some of them have useful abilities like Deathtouch, which let them trade with your opponent's better creatures. If you're not sure that Deathtouch creatures are good enough (or evasive lifelink creatures, like Cutthroat and Vault Skirge), you can also try out cards like Duress, Inquisition of Kozilek, or Ostracize, since you get to pick what they discard these can be incredibly useful for only B mana. The best of these is probably Thoughtseize, followed by Grief and Unmask, but Inquisition usually works well in a format where people hate using cards with MV higher than 3. Some more 1 drops you can consider are Cryptbreaker, which is a zombie tribal card that can make tokens and draw cards eventually, and Foulmire Knight, this has Adventure and can draw a card if you draw it later in the game, and a 1/1 Deathtouch can block fairly well.

Dark Ritual isn't quite an auto-include in every deck, but it's one of the best cards that's legal in Legacy, it's especially useful if you can use all 3 mana and can play it turn 1. In your deck as is, if you have Ritual you can play a Gatekeeper or Messenger turn 1, either of those is a fair bit of value that early, and Vampire Nighthawk is really good with Dark Ritual since you can start gaining life turn 2. It turns a Grave Titan in a turn 4 play, at which point it's a very strong creature when you're sneaking it out so early, and while it's unlikely, you can end up with 2 Rituals in your opening hand and play Titan turn 2. If you use 1 mana discard spells as well as Hymn to Tourach, you can cast both (for the record you should cast the Duress type effect before Hymn) turn 1 which should decide most games on turn 1. Dark Ritual is a key card in decks that are trying to be fairly competitive, so if you want to make your deck stronger it's a great card to consider.

With all your removal (and the discard you've got), have you thought about x1 or x2 Sangromancer? It's a 3/3 flyer for 4, which isn't terrible, but it can gain quite a bit of life while still threatening your opponent. I guess it'd be a creature version of your Incursion, it won't gain as much life but it'll deal more damage.

If you want something to accelerate your games there is Phyrexian Arena, which was printed into Standard again, so it's extremely cheap compared to a few years back. It's not the best draw effect out there, but drawing a card each upkeep is pretty good value if you're not playing the fastest games, this card is also good with Dark Ritual, but it will cost a bit of life over time.

DreadKhan on Voice of the Emperor

10 months ago

I'm not really sure how you'd protect against it, but a deck that runs a lot of edicts (Diabolic Edict is the OG I think, it's easy to run more of these than you run creatures) would burn through 12 creatures pretty quickly, I guess you mulligan for a hand with both Light Paws and multiple free creatures?

I am a fairly big fan of Vault Skirge, evasive lifelink for only 1 mana seems like it would fit in, maybe sideboard material vs decks that run tons of removal? Skirge is also an Artifact fwiw, so it'll help All That Glitters, playing Skirge turn 1 and Glitters turn 2 seems like a pretty solid start?

Really out there idea, have you thought about throwing in some artifact lands, probably just Ancient Den to squeeze a bit of extra damage out of your All That Glitters? Probably not a good idea if people run a lot of artifact hate in your meta, in some areas there are no drawbacks to them, in others they're big liabilities.

I'm not sure how long your games end up going, but Single Combat might be a helpful card vs decks going wide (with creatures and/or planeswalkers), I figure few decks will have a better single creature than you, and yours can have evasion and vigilance. Maybe another sideboard idea?

Reliquarian on Dread Stompy

10 months ago

I have considered Vault Skirge! not so much Cranial Plating (though I should try it out) but with skirge that could be a nice combo. Currently my slot for 1 mana threats is being filled by Stonecoil Serpent since it is evasive and is flexible enough to be a late game threat off of a couple sol lands (it also combos nicely with The Ozolith, and has protection from troublesome cards like Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath and Baleful Strix). I know traditionally skirge is a staple in steel stompy, and I may try it out in this list since the lifegain can matter a lot, especially with all of the life loss in longer games from Ancient Tomb, and being a flyer that you can pump is great too. Thanks for the suggestions!

DreadKhan on Dread Stompy

10 months ago

Have you thought about using Vault Skirge and Cranial Plating in here? Having a big lifelink flyer isn't bad, you don't even need to pay B to use either. Technically your deck can make some Black mana in a pinch, meaning late game, when you don't want to pay life you probably won't have to. Plating works best with Evasive options, which your deck already runs several of, it's unfortunate you can't abuse it's BB ability though.

Hope those aren't too janky, I'd hate to waste your time! Lots of cool stuff going on in this deck!

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