[RIX] Storm the Vault / Vault of Catlacan



  • Storm the Vault - 2UR
    Legendary Enchantment - R
    Whenever one or more creatures you control deal combat damage to a player, create a colorless Treasure artifact token with "T, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.".
    At the beginning of your end step, if you control five or more artifacts, transform Storm the Vault.

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    Vault of Catlacan
    Legendary Land
    (Transforms from Storm the Vault)
    T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
    T: Add U to your mana pool for each artifact you control.

    Thank you, WotC, for making sure to calm our Tolarian Academy dreams early in the spoiler season.

    It's also important to note that you only get one treasure per combat damage step, no matter how many creatures you have attacking. Ignoring first strike, double strike, or similar shenanigans, you'll only get one a turn. It's also a must-transform, so you can't have one of these going for its front side past the five artifact limit.



  • There are, of course, many other ways to get Treasure tokens into play. It would be completely possible to have 5 out already by the time you cast this ... but the effort compared to just playing an Expedition Map seems excessive



  • @brass-man

    It counts all artifacts you have in play, not just treasure tokens.

    But it really doesn’t matter because this card is unplayable garbage.



  • If it wasn't for the "end step" clause, it would be actually good. The way it is it's unplayably bad.



  • @hierarchnoble said in [RIX] Storm the Vault / Vault of Catlacan:

    It's also important to note that you only get one treasure per combat damage step, no matter how many creatures you have attacking. Ignoring first strike, double strike, or similar shenanigans, you'll only get one a turn. It's also a must-transform, so you can't have one of these going for its front side past the five artifact limit.

    Also, you're wrong. Double Strike does get you 2 treasures. πŸ˜‰



  • @fsecco said in [RIX] Storm the Vault / Vault of Catlacan:

    @hierarchnoble said in [RIX] Storm the Vault / Vault of Catlacan:

    It's also important to note that you only get one treasure per combat damage step, no matter how many creatures you have attacking. Ignoring first strike, double strike, or similar shenanigans, you'll only get one a turn. It's also a must-transform, so you can't have one of these going for its front side past the five artifact limit.

    Also, you're wrong. Double Strike does get you 2 treasures. πŸ˜‰

    That's what he said, "ignoring first strike, double strike or similar shenanigans. . ."



  • @khahan said in [RIX] Storm the Vault / Vault of Catlacan:

    @fsecco said in [RIX] Storm the Vault / Vault of Catlacan:

    @hierarchnoble said in [RIX] Storm the Vault / Vault of Catlacan:

    It's also important to note that you only get one treasure per combat damage step, no matter how many creatures you have attacking. Ignoring first strike, double strike, or similar shenanigans, you'll only get one a turn. It's also a must-transform, so you can't have one of these going for its front side past the five artifact limit.

    Also, you're wrong. Double Strike does get you 2 treasures. πŸ˜‰

    That's what he said, "ignoring first strike, double strike or similar shenanigans. . ."

    I love seeing Cunningham's Law in action.



  • @hierarchnoble hahaahahah sorry I was reading on my phone and didn't see the punctuation. I read "no matter how many creatures you have attacking, ignoring first strike, etc..." πŸ˜›



  • But who's on first?



  • Essentially a 2UR costed tolarian academy that needs 5 artifact out by your end step after casting this, so you can flip and have 5 blue mana up for Gifts and Flusterstorm back-up πŸ˜‰ OP


  • TMD Supporter

    @ten-ten Or we could just play Expedition Map... Or god forbid someone plays a Crop Rotation. Seems better than this nonsense πŸ˜„



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  • The commander/casual version of Tolarian academy I guess. Don't expect to see this anywhere else (especially not in vintage) since it's way too narrow, slow and costs a lot of mana for a do nothing. Although you never know the power level of the academy effect may be ridiculous enough to make this relevant somewhere ?



  • @macdeath said in [RIX] Storm the Vault / Vault of Catlacan:

    The commander/casual version of Tolarian academy I guess. Don't expect to see this anywhere else (especially not in vintage) since it's way too narrow, slow and costs a lot of mana for a do nothing. Although you never know the power level of the academy effect may be ridiculous enough to make this relevant somewhere ?

    Agreed. If you're spending 2UR and you have 5 artifacts... you don't need Tolarian Academy.

    The mana-for-attacking-creatures effect is nice and all, but we have a far more playable(ish) version in Curse of Opulence. So... no, this card is a nothingburger.


 

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