Search your library for up to three creature cards, put them into your graveyard, then shuffle your library.
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Buried Alive Discussion
1 day ago
Nekraphobia yes this did start as a budget list but I'm open to taking it to 80% tuned. I like Entomb, Buried Alive, Glimpse the Unthinkable, etc. I would be tempted to put in bigger impact creatures though. What do you think?
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To be honest with you, the competitive meter here means almost nothing, I honestly dont know how it is calculated. haha. The strongest meren lists i have seen are Hermit Druid combo lists. how that combo works is like this (synopsis by SynergyBuild years ago, but still relevant because he is a badass) "Nah, by using the five color lands (City of Brass, Mana Confluence, Forbidden Orchard, Tarnished Citadel, Exotic Orchard, and Reflecting Pool), along with fetchlands, you can build up a fast (low to no tapped lands), consistent (at getting your colors), and no-basic landbase for Hermit Druid to deck you. Bring back Dregscape Zombie and Bloodghast, sacrifice them to Dread Return, bring back Necrotic Ooze, then use Wall of Roots's ability to activate Blighted Bat's, then make infinite mana between Devoted Druid and Channeler Initiate, then use Walking Ballista to instantly win the game!"
As a bonus, Ballista combos with Mikaeus as well, so you have some synergies between the two. Things like Entomb and Buried Alive will net you Hermit early so you can access him in a hurry. Some fast mana in the form of creatures and rituals, some nice interaction like you already have, and bringing the average manavalue of your deck down will help as well. You are already runnning Stitcher's Supplier which is my favorite bit of tech. Ramunap Excavator is another solid bit of tech I really like to combine with Azusa, Lost but Seeking to get all kinds of value. Blood Pet, Stinkweed Imp, and Golgari Thug are all good bits of tech for Meren. The Gitrog Monster is also surprisingly good for us. The card draw he can get us with a little bit of ssetup is nothing to be scoffed at. To be honest, the main issue i am having currently is finding solid self-mill options.
1 month ago
Hey, nice casual budget version, but are undying creatures other than Mikaeus and Flayer really worth it?
Consider more enablers to get +1/+1 counters on your creatures?
If you're going for an attacking strategy then consider a few more fliers that have some added value when they die or when they ETB?
You have several high CMC creatures here, more reanimation and enablers could help.
Olivia, Mobilized for War is a +1/+1 counter enabler and an enabler for reanimation.
Some cards to consider cutting:
- Essence Backlash
- Kumena's Awakening
- Abnormal Endurance
- Pharika's Libation
- Butcher Ghoul
- Invisible Stalker
- Taurean Mauler
- Demonlord of Ashmouth
- Hound of Griselbrand
- Mer-Ek Nightblade
- Falkenrath Marauders
- Silumgar, the Drifting Death
- Blood Tyrant
- Sphinx of Magosi
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
DuTogira: The original intent of the question wasn't meant to be "Is the graveyard a resource?" but was more talking about players passively using the graveyard (through effects like Eternal Witness and Phyrexian Reclamation) to get a second go of some cards versus players who actively play out of the graveyard, using effects like self mill and card like Buried Alive to actively fill up their graveyard only to play out of it later.
The conversation here has been good though, so I didn't wan't to derail it just becuase it wasn't my original topic of conversation (which is a bit narrow and more applicable to cEDH rather than EDH as a whole).
As a side note, I play a Saffi Eriksdotter graveyard combo deck, so it's not like I don't know about using the graveyard as a resource. That being said though, I still typically will avoid running lots of wheels and draw/discard effects unless the deck heavily leans into the theme. I get the efficiency of wheels but I've always been very much a "play from your hand" kind of player. Even my Saffi deck reflects this.
1 month ago
I almost always put some amount of graveyard recursion in my decks. It can certainly stink when someone exiles after I play a Buried Alive or set something else up but I've also shied away from revolving entire decks around it. I don't want Rest in Peace to just be me scooping every time. My Mairsil, the Pretender uses my graveyard and hand equally and my Ghen, Arcanum Weaver is more just cool to use rather than the deck's focus.