Vault Masters Cube

Vault Masters Cube

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Author: Timespiraled
Release Date: September 2015
Illustrations: 375/375
Special Frames: M15 Clear, M15 Clearwalkers, M15 Planeshifted, M15 Walkers

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  • Vault Masters Cube is a stand-alone Magic: The Gathering custom cube set consisting of 375 black-bordered cards meant to be drafted as a whole with 8 players.
  • Vault Masters introduces no new keywords, but makes use of a large number of expert level keywords from the past to give you a challenging and dynamic experience.
  • Vault Masters features a plethora of cards inspired by some of Magic’s most powerful cards, up to and including the Moxen, Black Lotus, Channel and Time Walk.

Mechanics & Terms

Vault Masters uses 38 expert level keywords, but has a major focus on the following...
Retrace — Vault Masters uses 38 expert level keywords, but has a major focus on the following two
Spell Mastery — Introduced not too long ago, Spell Mastery returns on a dozen new cards, including on a creature.
Powerful Synergies — Though not a keyword, a large number of cards synergize together to form powerful combos. Keep an eye out for Reanimator and Tinker, Show and Tell/Sneak Attack as well as your usual Aggro, Midrange and Control archetypes.

There comes a time in every planeswalker’s life when he or she acquires some fragment of unimaginable power. Perhaps it comes in the form of some awe inspiring spell, or some ancient and forgotten relic from another world. The time has come for you to obtain this power.

With over 360 cards, Vault Masters is a unique cube drafting format for 8 players, where you will acquire and use cards whose powers can only be described as epic. Inspired by vintage level cards of the past, Vault Masters offers up a creative new take on the power-cube experience.

Whether you will decimate your foes through ferocious creatures, or score a three-round victory using impossible combos, the Multiverse is your plaything when you draft Vault Masters.

Join us in the original discussion thread to discuss cards and be kept up to date on new additions.

Find out more by visiting the original forum thread!

Come try a draft of Vault Masters over on the official Cubetutor Page!

Mon, 2016-02-01 08:55
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Please join me in welcoming Timespiraled's Vault Masters Cube to our featured sets page!

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Mon, 2016-02-01 18:25
Timespiraled's picture

A huge shout out to the Featured Sets team (marioware2, kikushadowblades and green_meep) for all their hard work and feedback all throughout the process.

I can only say that I hope you enjoy this pet project. It's been a real blast to make and play. I hope to have the time to do a Draft Night review in the coming month.


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Mon, 2016-02-01 18:52
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Guitarweeps's picture

Was Lotus Cradle intended to be mostly better then the original Black Lotus?

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Mon, 2016-02-01 19:00
Cajun's picture

It is a counterable Lotus Vale, but it is missing the mess of text that prevents you from using it as a Lotus.

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Mon, 2016-02-01 19:10
Timespiraled's picture

It is either a: Black Lotus that must be sacrificed immediately; or a Lotus Vale that can indeed be countered. It is very strong and modal, but there are definitely times, like when you wish you had 3 extra mana for a counterspell where this does nothing.

In exchange, the Mox variants all require that they be equipped on a creature.

You'll find a lot of cards based on preexisting ones, with some stronger, most weaker but all tweaked in some way.

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Mon, 2016-02-01 20:57
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That is a very interesting card to pick to make a stronger version lol

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Tue, 2016-02-02 00:29
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justnobody's picture

Did two drafts on CubeTutor, it's fun. But Elite Status is absolutely broken and always a first-pick. Essentially a 0-mana divination that you draw every game. I really like the cube as a whole though, there are some very elegant designs.

Met the devil of card design and sacrificed my creativity for unparalleled templating skill.


Tue, 2016-02-02 02:08
Timespiraled's picture

Thanks justnobody, saw the decks and looked them over.

Elite Status is definitely a sleeper that people learned to not pass. I'm glad you had fun drafting it. I know personally that some cards feel forced/hamfisted a bit but there are some of which I'm very proud of.

As a cube, I hope to refine it over time, pruning and fixing what needs to be done and all your comments and critique help! (on the official set discussion preferably!)

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Tue, 2016-02-02 09:14
digiman619's picture

God I wanna play Blue/red mana symbol with this...

Tue, 2016-02-02 23:29
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Woah! One of my set symbols is on a featured sets
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Wed, 2016-02-03 02:50
Timespiraled's picture

I hope that's alright with you isaac. The set's named after the LGS where I work and the symbol looks like a stylized V.

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Tue, 2016-02-09 16:56
isaac the awesome
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Yeah I just noticed that the symbol does look like a vm which is an acronym for the set. I am happy to share my symbols with anybody I would just appreciate it if they would cite me.

Mon, 2016-02-29 22:09
pang4's picture

I'm planning to print this thing, proxy it up, and bring it to my local playgroup, because it seems soooo sweet.

I love me some powercubes, and this might be the best version of one I've ever seen.

Furthermore, I believe Carthage should be destroyed.

Sun, 2016-04-03 19:36
Timespiraled's picture

That sounds sweet pang4! Let me know how it goes if it ever comes through!

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Mon, 2016-08-08 19:58
Project1734's picture

Dude, Exotic Smuggler can only be used if you have an extra booster pack. What if you pull Emrakul though... OMG!

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Mon, 2016-08-15 11:00
Timespiraled's picture

We've done an overhaul and are now at Vault Masters 2.0 (or Vault Masters 2016). You can view all the new cards, changes and fixes on cubetutor:

The changes have been amazing and the cube is even more streamlined than ever, with some serious tweaks to the entire structure, from balancing and artwork to outright pruning out of old cards.

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Sat, 2017-08-05 16:29

Uh, it isn't showing as custom cards anymore on cubetutor

Wed, 2018-02-14 03:03
Timespiraled's picture

Yeah I know, it'll be back eventually.

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