Buried Alive


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH 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


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

SaberTech on LabManiacs Deck Tech: Sidisi, Brood ...

1 day ago

Thank you for the video, I've been looking at variations of this sort of deck and it is great to hear about it from someone with so much experience piloting it.

I have a question regarding the Commander choice for the deck, and I suspect that it has been asked a lot but I was hoping you could address it here because I can't seem to find a Tapped Out account for LimeBlue.

Why run Sidisi, Brood Tyrant as the commander instead of Thrasios, Triton Hero + Vial Smasher the Fierce? With the partner commanders you get access to the Morselhoarder + Devoted Druid + Necrotic Ooze combo, which takes up less card slots than the one in the Sidisi build and is harder for the opponents to interact with because you don't need to give it haste, giving opponents one less opportunity to disrupt the combo. Having Thrasios means that you can win off of Buried Alive and a reanimation spell, because with just producing infinite mana you can then cast Thrasios and dig through your deck for Walking Ballista. Thrasios also combos just as well with Food Chain as Sidisi does.

Another side benefit of Thrasios is that as a 2 mana commander he is easy to drop on the board if the game is going slow and you need sac fodder for Dread Return or Diabolic Intent.

So is there a specific reason that I'm missing for running Sidisi?

viperfang4 on The Scarab God of Zombie Combos

4 days ago

Also Entomb and Buried Alive help search. Every ritual you can get would be good such as Dark Ritual, Cabal Ritual, Culling of the Weak, etc.

NV_1980 on Meren's Returning Army

5 days ago

Hi Atsu,

I had not considered Necrotic Ooze yet, I'll look into it. I'm not really fond of Phyrexian Devourer; too unpredictable. Also, I'm not fond of exiling my own stuff .

Though I truly like Buried Alive and Jarad's Orders, I'm very reluctant to add more tutors to the deck. Mostly because it already contains quite a few of them, as well as the incredible effective Hermit Druid and Life from the Loam that allow self-mill AND a plethora of ways to draw additional cards.

I'd like a Walking Ballista, but I don't have one and obtaining one at this time in my country is next to impossible (no retailer has had it in stock for months).

Ohthenoises on Daxos the Terminator

5 days ago

Buried Alive for Eidolon of Rhetoric, Spirit of the Labyrinth, and Grim Guardian and then Replenishing them would induce many lols. (Agent of Erebos too I suppose)

The salt would flow.

Thoughts on the -1/-1 guy as well? Doomwake Giant? Him + Replenish is a little silly, maybe too jank (probably) but I could see it to wipe dorks and utility creatures. It would wreck Yisan hard for sure.

thegigibeast on Daxos the Terminator

5 days ago

Well, it could even go for shenanigans with Entomb and Buried Alive. I start to like the idea. What could be cut for it? I was thinking about cutting Vedalken Orrery, and I think replacing it for Replenish would be good.

We could bury 3 enchantment creatures, then replenish them, which would be spicy good. Also simply Entomb -> Replenish could be a thing. Also it could help against a wipe. Yup definitely in.

ZM4C on Shirei

5 days ago

Buried Alive is a few bucks but worth the price. It pulls out my infinite combo for my Alesha, who points to the left deck and puts it into my graveyard for accessibility. Great for any graveyard recursion deck too

Atsu on Meren's Returning Army

5 days ago

A cool little affordable combo you could look into incorporating is Buried Alive, Necrotic Ooze, Phyrexian Devourer, and Triskelion. You fetch all three, bring back Necrotic Ooze through Meren, and win on your end step if no one has answers as you just keep drawing from your deck to gain counters until you can ping the table to zero.

Buried Alive and Jarad's Orders are two I'd highly recommend in general as they're both affordable tutors in a Meren deck.

Protean Hulk + Walking Ballista + Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is another cool combo similar to Tooth and Nail but needs a sacrifice outlet to get going. It's a bit on the pricier side but it seems great with tutors!

I like how you run Kodama's Reach and Cultivate to supplement the thinning fetches would bring to the deck, and is something I may look into implementing as well

bushido_man96 on BG Combo Central

1 week ago

Been looking through your list again. Jarad's Orders is another solid tutor for this deck, giving you a creature to play and one to pitch for Meren or whoever to bring back. Nice touch, and I'll look at adding it somewhere, if not just to switch out some of my stronger tutors for the flavor. I also want to add Buried Alive, but I'm just not sure where to put it yet. I've made some changes to my list, trying to make it more balanced with some removal and whatnot.

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