: Gain .
, : Sacrifice Buried Ruin: Return target artifact from your graveyard to your hand.
|Have (2)||metalmagic ,|
|Want (2)||argentum2f , skate4lifer|
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|Double Masters (2XM)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2018 (C18)||Uncommon|
|Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2016 (C16)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2014 (C14)||Uncommon|
|2012 Core Set (M12)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Buried Ruin occurrence in decks from the last year
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Buried Ruin Discussion
2 days ago
Thanks for your comment. I am very happy about such comments, as it is difficult to keep an eye on every possible combination with over a thousand commanders, especially with such a commander like Ishkanah, which you don't meet in your LGS every day. Thanks to your comment, I can see more of the potential of Ishkanah. I you want to tune up your deck, I have some recommendations for that:
I would exchange:
- Panharmonicon has only 3 targets + your commander... I think that's not efficien enough I would rather play this beast of a card: Ohran Frostfang because this card converts your spiders into carddrawing killer spiders.
- Far Wanderings for Cultivate because it's more reliable and effective
- Vessel of Nascency for Jarad's Orders because this card is just a perfect tutor for decks like this
- Blood for Bones for Victimize
- Is Witchbane Orb one of your meta picks, because a lot of your opponents play curses or burn? If not, I would rather play more carddraw because you have to less of it in your deck. Play Sylvan Library (or Phyrexian Arena) instead
- Drown in Filth with either another good removal like Abrupt Decay; Caustic Caterpillar; Plaguecrafter (Force of Despair, Darkblast, Snuff Out, Force of Vigor, Tragic Slip etc.)
- Cut 2 Forests and a Swamp for Bala Ged Recovery Flip, Khalni Ambush Flip & Hagra Mauling Flip
- Grapple with the Past for Fiend Artisan/Phyrexian Arena/Opposition Agent
- Entomb for any other tutor like Demonic, Vampiric, Grim Worldly Tutor etc. or Buried Alive
I would play as many cool utility lands with a sacrifice effect and as many fetch lands as possible because they're needed for Delirium and have also great potential with the MVP in every graveyard deck Life from the Loam:
- Evolving Wilds/Terramorphic Expanse/Ash Barrens/Jund Panorama
- Prismatic Vista/Verdant Catacombs; Windswept Heath/Wooded Foothills/Bloodstained Mire etc. (If they're out of budget, you just can play the cool and cheaper utility lands and you'll be fine) Other cool lands: Grim Backwoods!!; Geier Reach Sanitarium, Drownyard Temple Phyrexian Tower, Emergence Zone, Haunted Fengraf, Buried Ruin I would also add Deserted Temple because it can produce together with Cabal Coffers + Rings of Brighthearth infinite black mana.
Carddraw or Cardadvantage:
- Ohran Frostfang!!
- Driven / Despair!!
- Sylvan Library!!
- Night's Whisper
- Lifecrafter's Bestiary
- Phyrexian Arena!!
- Journey to Eternity Flip
- Phyrexian Reclamation
- Fauna Shaman/Birthing Pod/Fiend Artisan/Survival of the Fittest/Yisan, the Wanderer Bard
Other good finishers/ combo pieces:
- Altar of the Brood / Blood Artist / Zulaport Cutthroat
- Craterhoof Behemoth or the budget version: End-Raze Forerunners / Overrun
- Triumph of the Hordes
Well, I'm sure that you already know what other options there are to tune up the deck. If you want to win consitenly I would add more ways to produce infinte mana like Nim Deathmantle + Priest of Gix + Ashnod's Altar or Magus of the Coffers + Staff of Domination OR another unigue and complicated way to filter infinite colorless mana with Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth is together with Mirage Mirror and a Swamp...
To make the whole thing more consistent you have play all green and black tutors, play fast mana like the Moxes, Mana Crypt/-Vault, Manadorks (Elvish Mystic/Elves of Deep Shadow/Llanowar Elves etc. and pack some premium removal in the deck to raise the power level. If you're interested we can brew a fringe competetive list together.
1 week ago
For the infinite etb/die triggers, you might also include Thornbite Staff attached to Gisa, together with something that can provide any amount of like Phyrexian Altar. I know you dont plan on buying any other cards and those two cards might be a bit more expensive, but just another option you can think about.
Im thinking about adding Gisa, Thornbite Staff and some other cards to my Syr Konrad, the Grim's For the Void deck, but its already hard enough to find any free spot... :D I run several cards as you as a combo pieces, so you might check those out, its a mix of aristocrat/reanimator.
I would replace Tormented Thoughts - since this isnt really any discard focused deck for Beacon of Unrest - just to have another reanimator spell that can hit anyone's graveyard, but more importantly, it can bring back some of yours artifact combo piece. Land budget variant could be Buried Ruin.
1 week ago
Lightning Greaves is a really good card, if your commander only needs to be either hasty or protected to execute your game plan.
In an equipment strategy though, Shroud prevents other equipment being attached to the greaves-equipped creature. It's really awkward to have to shift the greaves away from your one big creature to equip it with other pieces, opening it up to removal while doing so.
I'd cut that.
I'm a fan of Brass Squire in these decks, cheating on equip costs is pretty powerful if a quarter of your deck is equipment.
Relic Seeker is solid.
Buried Ruin can grab an equipment from the graveyard back to hand, great utility on a land.
Inventors' Fair seems like a must-run.
Is there a reason you took the kobold as second partner other than novelty? Akiri, Line-Slinger is very powerful as a beatstick in the command zone
2 weeks ago
HELLcaster19: If you have both Reservoir and Bolas's Citadel, Sensei's Divining Top helps with the combo aswell. Its infinite damage with Sensei, Necropotence is not (without Elixir of Immortality), so anyone who just gains a lot of life is out of reach.
Beacon of Unrest or Buried Ruin are both fairly nice to return some destroyed combo pieces back to board/hand. Hall of Heliod's Generosity to get back either Necropotence for combo or just some other googie enchantments to recast with Bolas's Citadel.
Tainted Sigil - could help you to get your lost life back from either damage or enables you to pay some huge amount of life for Necropotence, etc.
1 month ago
To indicate what your commander is put CMDR in "*"s on each side - it'll better enable the community give you suggestions and help you out. With this type of strategy you're going to want some recursion. Academy Ruins and Buried Ruin both offer this. Whir of Invention would fit really well in this deck; maybe also consider Oblivion Stone and Perilous Vault as outs to hyper aggressive decks. some more additional tutors like Demonic Tutor, Imperial Seal, and Vampiric Tutor will bolster your consistency but sort of break the bank too. Lastly, Smothering Tithe can help you out with that huge color requirement.
2 months ago
You need to decide what you want the deck to do before you can start cutting cards. Without knowing your build goal, you will not be able to know where to cut.
What do you wan this deck to do? Examples/ideas:
Is this deck mainly aggro? then keep the big monsters and the ramp. Cut the little creatures that are not mana dorks or cost reduction.
Is this deck mid-range good stuff? then cut creatures until you get 14-18, And add interaction cards to stop or negate your opponent's plays.
Is this a combo deck of some kind? For example; Is it built around Icy Manipulator + Voltaic Key for it's control? then get rid of the other stuff that is not part of that game plan.
Or is it going to cheat stuff out with Amulet and bridge? Then get rid of the icys and keys and focus on cheating big fat bombs out early.
Is it a toolbox deck? then cut your bombs and strong cards to 1 copy each and add more tutors to the deck.
These are just a tiny sample of archetypes, I am just showing how you can decide what kind of deck this is. Once you do, a lot of the cuts may become obvious depending on what you want for the deck.
But there are some cuts you should do no matter what goal you have:
-3 Fabricate (You already have 4 tinkers and 2 tezzerets), -1 Black Vise (Without support for it only 1 copy of this is just an annoyance when it shows up in your hand or is in play), -1 Paradox Engine (This is a freaking amazing card but it does not do a lot for this particular deck) , -1 Winter Orb (Like vise, without support it is not that useful with 1 copy), -1 Colossus of Akros (You have better big bombs already), -4 Etched Champion (this is a vanilla 2/2 most of the time and is probably the worst creature in your list), -4 Ornithopter (These are okay with the other cards in your deck but you will ramp into big stuff so fast they are just not too useful), -4 Welding Jar (at the very least cut it down to 2 since it synergizes with Academy Ruins. But Academy Ruins, Tinker, and Tezzeret the Seeker do the same thing kind of as this already. Id cut all of them to the maybeboard and see how it plays).
In a vacuum, none of these cards are bad by themselves. But none of these cards help you reach your goals for the deck. And only having 1 of something has a very low chance of seeing play. So if it does see play, it needs to do big things for you.
For your lands, they are another resource for the deck. So I would suggest filling in your land base with support cards. Stuff like;
+3 Buried Ruin (if you dont want to get more academy ruins), +2 Rogue's Passage (they don't hurt and can let you win off the back of one of your big creatures), +2 Arch of Orazca (really, slots of any land that gives card advantage), +5 more Islands or so, whatever gets you to 20-22 lands. If you dont want any of the other non-island cards, just add islands.
Your deck has very little interaction and I would suggest adding some to the deck. There are hundreds of options but I would look to add stuff that is similar to any of the following cards:
Spine of Ish Sah, Unstable Obelisk, or Meteor Golem. These cards synergize with academy ruins and buried ruin and can be Tinker targets when you need them. Just 1 or 2 copies of cards like these in the deck you can tutor for. Once you bring one of them online, you can keep bringing them back repeatedly to destroy your opponent's game state.
Then you need instant speed answers you can use to respond to what your opponent's do. Interaction is important and you will lose games just because you didnt have a Disenchant in your hand. Add copies of stuff like Scour from Existence, Titan's Presence, Not of This World or even repeatable stuff like Capsize or similar.
I am not saying you have to do any of the things I suggested. But you do need to decide what you want to do with the deck, cut cards, and add land and add interaction to the deck or it may just stay a hot mess like it is now.
2 months ago
Thanks so much for the +1 and suggestion, elariand!
Buried Ruin is included for not only The Ozolith, but also Ratchet Bomb and Pithing Needle, which are in the sideboard. Since I'm not running more than 1-2 copies of each of those spells, having a way to get them back can be pretty useful.
I've chosen Glacial Fortress over Hallowed Fountain for a few reasons, the first and foremost being cost - this is a "budget" deck. I'm actually pretty impressed that while I've tweaked it here there, for years now it's stayed very near $100. Additionally, this deck doesn't have much in the way of lifegain, so I'm not a big fan of losing 2 life, especially when I can already opt to lose 2 life to cast the only spell that has a U mana cost. There are a lot of plains in the deck, so it's pretty uncommon to draw only Glacial Fortress. Of course, those are just my reasons. Anyone building a similar deck could opt for other lands of course. :)
2 months ago
Hi ! Very nice deck ;)