Buried Alive


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology Vol. II (CM2) Uncommon
Premium Deck Series: Graveborn (GRV) Uncommon
MTG: Commander (CMD) Uncommon
Odyssey (ODY) Uncommon
Weatherlight (WTH) Uncommon

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Buried Alive


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

Juanturnkill on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 week ago

I could see lazav a little higher, as he can add redundancy to necrotic ooze combos and ub has lots of tutors to find Buried Alive so it has a chance.

The trostani goes infinite with Ashnod's Altar and Nim Deathmantle, but probably still tier 4

redkhan on Looking for a Skeleton List ...

1 week ago

The basic package you want for reaanimator is typically:

Reanimate Animate Dead Necromancy Entomb

Sometimes you want:

Dance of the Dead Buried Alive

I would warn against trying to mix in the tribal stuff unless you are doing the Wanderwine Prophets. The main strategy for reanimator is cheating in creatures that benefit you. So I'd offer up running Jin-Gitaxis and/or Sire Of Insanity and depending on your spice level Sire of Stagnation.

god_dammit_nappa on Looking for a Skeleton List ...

1 week ago


I need help building an efficient Reanimator package for a general who doesn't reanimate creatures. If I get that figured out, I can build the rest of the deck from there.


Hey guys.

I'm trying to make my Inalla, Archmage Ritualist precon into a good/fun deck.

I want to abuse the ETB strategy for Inalla, so I'm putting in cards like:

Cards That I Own

I own cards for a Tribal deck, so I'd like to put in my cards like:

I also own just a few cards I've seen in common reanimator builds:

The Big Problem:

Considering that I plan to replace the majority of my Instants and Sorceries with ETB Wizards, I realized if I wanted to use them more than once, I'd have to build some kind of Reanimator package for the deck.

If there's any strategy in EDH that I suck at the most, it's definitely reanimator!

Do any of you have a simple decklist or skeleton of Reanimator staples that I need to put in the deck? I would greatly appreciate any help.

DangoDaikazoku on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 week ago

I'm thinking that Vampiric Tutor could set up his surveil ETB trigger and I could pick up Necrotic Ooze that way. The Buried Alive package with Palladium Myr, Pili-Pala, and Walking Ballista can take care of the rest under ideal circumstances. I'm also thinking that I'll end up packing the deck with lots of self mill just to dump targets for ooze. With enough mill I could probably even go for a Laboratory Maniac win by copying him too. So much versatility with this guy!

enpc on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 week ago

DangoDaikazoku: Lazav needs to get over summoning sickness but yeah, that works. Would be better if you could get the loop down to 3 creatures though for Buried Alive, but it's a pretty compact package as is.

ERoss8 on Muldrotha or mimeoplasm?

2 weeks ago

Both are super powerful, and approach the same graveyard theme in two different ways. Either one is a great commander, so it’s more what style of graveyard deck you want.

The Mimeoplasm is more of a reanimator deck that relies a lot on the commander to close games out. This deck will feature a lot more creatures, usually ones like Lord of Extinction and Consuming Aberration coupled with Death's Shadow and Phyrexian Dreadnought to make your commander a one-shot kill.

Muldrotha, the Gravetide is a more value-driven deck. Instead of packing a bunch of huge creatures (although Consuming Aberration is still an amazing card for the archetype in general), it continually reuses many of its most important spells over and over again, as many of them sacrifice themselves. This is most prominent in 2-card non-infinite combos with Muldrotha herself. Being able to repeatedly wipe the board with Pernicious Deed and Nev’s Disk (not spelling that name), or destroying all your opponents’ lands with Strip Mine can easily get out of hand. The commander itself isn’t necessarily required for the deck to function, at least in the way The Mimeoplasm needs to be out, but it’s definitely better if she is. Muldrotha definitely is a better option for a “goodstuff” style deck that doesn’t have any direct theme.

Regardless of which you choose, a self-mill theme is a must, with Grisly Salvage and Satyr Wayfinder being good examples. There are also some cards that let you tutor any card into the graveyard, like Entomb or Buried Alive. Villainous Wealth is a super fun card that I suggest anyone playing sultai should run.

Hopefully this helps!

jessetaverne on Muldrotha, Tides of Madness (1 combo)

2 weeks ago


Cheers! (Though you didn’t +1 yet ;)) i’m definitely going to try Night Incarnate, great addition i think. I think High Market is unnecessary with the two altars i’m already running? Or is there a particular reason to run it? Command Beacon is definitely on my wants list already, just not finding anyone to trade with though. I might cut Dreamborn Muse/Bounty of the Luxa/Courser of Kruphix i think.


Thanks for upvoting and commenting. Lots of new things i hadn’t come across yet. Flash + Protean Hulk is new to me, can you explain how it would work? Mindslicer seems mean as hell, especially after a Cyclonic Rift. Birthing Pod could work but i’m unsure whether it would require me to twist my deck too much. Buried Alive is a nice cheap replacement for Intuition i suppose, and i’m running more reanimation than i thought i was.

All in all some great suggestions and i’m likely to pick up some of them, cheers to both of you.

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