Buried Alive

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Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Premium Deck Series: Graveborn Uncommon
MTG: Commander Uncommon
Odyssey Uncommon
Weatherlight Uncommon

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Buried Alive

Sorcery

Search your library for up to three creature cards and put them into your graveyard. Then shuffle your library.

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Buried Alive Discussion

JararoNatsu on The Dead

23 hours ago

The main issue I see is that in order to discard as many cards as you would need in order to cast Zombies from the graveyard as you want to, you will need a lot of card draw, and currently there is none in this deck ahem Secrets of the Dead. It would be much easier to focus on using cards that directly send cards to your graveyard from your library. Armored Skaab and Buried Alive are excellent examples of this. Gisa and Geralf is also a good means of pulling cards out of your graveyard. From there you can use cards that pull them out of the graveyard, including Zombie Apocalypse if you want a big pull.

Distended Mindbender also doesn't really fit into this deck too much. It doesn't serve the purpose you seem to want. That spot in your deck would be better suited to Gisa and Geralf and/or Prized Amalgam.

Edit: If you're going to use instants/sorceries to send cards to the graveyard/pull them back up, it would be wise to have a tutor like Mystical Tutor. They're not cheap, but they could prove to be useful.

VesuvanDoppelbanger on Karadredgedor

2 days ago

This looks like good fun. I think Buried Alive would be a great addition, as well as Careful Study.

dan98mg on the beautiful art of artifacts

3 days ago

Oddly enough its the Worldgorger Dragon combo that seems to be going off in Breya decks. First get it into the graveyard (Insert Dack Fayden, Entomb, Frantic Search, Buried Alive, Faithless Looting, Gamble, Wheel of Fortune & Windfall) Then animate it with Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead or Necromancy. With enough artifacts or lands that produce all of your colors. You can get all of the mana that you need and keep casting Breya/killing herself to kill everyone else. Also might help to throw in some tutors Lim-Dul's Vault, Mystical Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor, & Merchant Scroll. Then lets make sure no one is going to interrupt you during the combo turn Dispel, Pyroblast, Pact of Negation, Silence, Swan Song. Also, Necropotence/Notion Thief.

doozy on Purgatory (B/R Control)

4 days ago

musicman3310 I have considered this before, unfortunately the options I have with red/black are a bit too slow. If only Buried Alive was Modern legal. Thanks for the comment man.

LoneCrusader399 on By Any Means Necessary

4 days ago

Skullclamp, Cathars' Crusade, and Reconnaissance feel like must haves in this deck. They all synergize with your main strategy and/or help to enable it.

Recruiter of the Guard, Karmic Guide, Viashino Heretic, Anarchist, Selfless Spirit and Iroas, God of Victory are creatures that would fit in quite well with your general strategy.

Instead of Mizzium Mortars and Cerebral Eruption as boardwipes; Wrath of God, Terminus, Toxic Deluge or Blasphemous Act would be better.

I would actually play Sorin, Solemn Visitor over Sorin, Lord of Innistrad as Solemn Visitor's + ability is something you want more than either of Lord of Innistrads abilities.

Enablers like Buried Alive, Victimize, Oversold Cemetery and Viscera Seer will help you to ensure you have things in your graveyard to abuse.

Your also lacking good finishers and Alesha tends to lean towards combos. For example, any sac outlet with Murderous Redcap and Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit will infinitely ping everyone.

GolgariLeprechaun on This isn't a Tim Burton Movie... Meren Stax.

5 days ago

My Meren duel commander deck started out much the same way, a budget deck based on the pre-con with a couple dozen cards I had lying around that fit the deck and has grown from there. I am going to throw a couple of cards I think you might want to run in no particular order but feel free to take a look at my deck and make some comparisons.

For a start I would look at your instant-speed removal. Fatal Push, Dismember, Abrupt Decay, Go for the Throat and Smother are all cards I would run in any duel commander deck in golgari colours though Smother only really gets good once you are in a competitive meta where fast games keep the average CMC of creatures low enough to keep Smother relevant.

Since you are already running Buried Alive/Jarad's Orders and Victimize I strongly suggest you run Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Triskelion as a way win the game on the spot. Mike and trike are individually powerful cards and mike especially synergies very well with most of what a Meren deck is trying to do in general. More often than not you don't even need Trike to win with Mike in play. Another great wincon for Meren is Blood Artist.

Overall I think you creature count is a bit low, though I can understand that you are making room for stax pieces. In no particular order take a look at Lotleth Troll, Scavenging Ooze, Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip, Wood Elves and Thragtusk. Each one of those creatures are all-stars in my deck.

I worked out after much testing that cutting all non-creature mana acceleration was the way to go, but your mileage may vary.

freakingShane on I Have A Sunburn

6 days ago

Why didn't you just update your Spring Into Death deck list? There's only like 2 cards different, haha.

Okay, so first off, get rid of Sol Ring, scrub. Secondly, some potentially good fast mana sources would be Songs of the Damned, Cabal Ritual, Dark Ritual, and/or Culling the Weak.

Now on to the real meat:

Perpetual Timepiece, Elixir of Immortality, Primal Command, Piper's Melody (and friends)

These are good for grabbing your GY so you don't mill yourself out or to protect yourself from enemy Bojuka Bogs and such.

Combo 1:

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed Combo

  • Turn 1: Play a one drop ramp creature.
  • Turn 2: Play Buried Alive and fetch Mike and Triskelion.
  • Turn 3: Play Victimize, bring Mike and Trike out and ping infinitely to win.

Or tutor for Defense of the Heart and win the turn after you cast it.

Combo 2:

Necrotic Ooze Combo

Once it's out, the only thing that can interrupt this is Split Second since you can respond by adding and removing counters.

Combo 3:

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord Combo

This requires some knowledge of how the stack works.

  • Exile cards from your library until Phyrexian Devourer's ability is put on the stack.
  • In response to the ability, continue exiling cards to beef him up more.
  • Still before allowing the sacrifice to resolve, sack him to Jarad to smack your opponents for a ton of damage, similarly to the aforementioned Ooze-combo.

This gets around player Hexproof and graveyard hate, so you don't have to worry about things like Leyline of Sanctity and Leyline of the Void with this combo, unlike the other two.

Combo 4:

Colorless Mana Combo

  • Have/get Ashnod's Altar in play.
  • Play Nim Deathmantle.
  • Play Grave Titan, pop up two 2/2 tokens.
  • Sack the two tokens to Altar, then sack Titan to get a total of six .
  • Use 4 of that to make Deathmantle grab Titan back and get you two more tokens

Repeat this as many times as desired, netting 2 colorless mana every loop.

Rzepkanut on Gisa and Geralf's Family Farm of DOOM

1 week ago

Jaefarlii, thanks for noticing the typo in the description. I fixed it to more carefully explain how that Buried Alive sequence works.

I know Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Noosegraf Mob = an unending zombie horde, the card is just a little out of my price range for buying singles right now. I'm mostly interested in the card because it pumps the team and keeps everyone from dying....but that is a cool interaction too. Less immediate of a wincon than combining it with Triskelion but still good.

Thanks for the comments.

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