Buried Ruin

Buried Ruin

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, : Sacrifice Buried Ruin: Return target artifact from your graveyard to your hand.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Buried Ruin Discussion

rambunctiousOrator on it's a deck alright

1 month ago

Hey, sweet deck. Let's take a look at win conditions and lands. I've identified a problem with your deck: You aggressively want to control the board with your 1-3 drops. While other players are playing 6 mana bombs every turn your are trying to eke out board advantage with 3 or 4 creatures a turn.

  • You don't need board wipes in this deck, they actively go against your game-plan, and in no way help you win.
  • Less removal in general. I counted 18 pieces of removal in your instants and sorceries. Keep Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, and Damn and get rid of the rest. You ARE the threat, if your deck is running slowly to the point that you feel like you need removal, you need better creatures.

As for lands, use this mana base.

Lands:

How would I change your win condition...well you are trying to do knight tribal...

Consider these cards:

Remove these cards:

-15 pieces of removal from instants and sorceries, keep Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, and Damn

Good luck, and happy hunting. Let me know if you want to continue the conversation or have questions

DreadKhan on green machine

2 months ago

Hey, I think I understand you correctly when I say you want more utility/non-basic lands you can use in here? Do you have a budget in mind?

First off, I personally don't love Arcane Signet in a mono-Green deck, that shouldn't hurt to remove as a start? Sol Ring is probably good enough to keep. As for some non-basics you could look at, Wirewood Lodge is a good Elf land, Gilt-Leaf Palace is a good land maybe, not too cheap though. Tainted Wood might work, I'd consider Blighted Woodland, Tyrite Sanctum can make your Commander Indestructible, Mortuary Mire or Witch's Cottage can get you back a creature, I like to include bounce lands like Guildless Commons in decks short on lands (they count as 2 drops effectively), Nephalia Academy is probably useful if you face discard decks (bad if not though), Woodland Chasm can be found with Wood Elves (but comes in tapped unfortunately), Mosswort Bridge is a good Green land on a budget, War Room is a good one if you're splurging, Castle Locthwain can draw as well, but it's clunkier than War Room most of the time, Jungle Basin might be fine as a bounce land if you've got lots of basic forests, Castle Garenbrig has potential relevance, Buried Ruin can get back an artifact (if you add Vanquisher's Banner, or Staff of Domination, which combos very well with Elves), Scavenger Grounds can exile graveyards, and Bojuka Bog exiles 1 graveyard when it enters.

If you end up liking basics more than you expect, you could also go low on non-basic lands and use Primal Order, which can cause some decks considerable grief. I'll check in later, hope these give you something to think about at least!

Wuzibo on Questioning the Iona Banning

2 months ago

shadow63

Someone starts the game with Leyline of the Void out. What does my mono-red artifact deck do against that to actually enable my recur combos? Goblin Welder and Goblin Engineer are now useless. Myr Retriever is now useless. Daretti, Scrap Savant is now basically useless, only good for a free "faithless looting" each turn. Feldon of the Third Path is useless. Crucible of Worlds is now useless. Scrap Trawler is now useless. Trash for Treasure does nothing. Ichor Wellspring loses half its value. Buried Ruin is just a wasteland at that point. Codex Shredder Grindstone and Millstone now have to be used to mill other people or are useless. They got put into my deck to help me mill myself for a good Scrap Mastery, which is now also pointless.

So yeah, I guess i can still play them, but why would I? They no longer do what they're supposed to do. I wouldn't even bring this up if there was red enchantment removal, but there isn't, so for a mono red graveyard player, Leyline of the Void is as opressive and unanswerable as Iona Vs any monocolored deck

TypicalTimmy Fair enough. I had it played against me too. Before i ran kaalia and had daretti, someone dropped it and named red because i got my hand revealed a turn ago, or maybe the top card of my library was revealed or something. everyone saw i had obliterate or jokalhaups or something in my hand and i had dsteel forge on the board, so i was gonna wipe everyone else and win in the meantime. Somehow lattice hit the board so i obliterated anyway. Even in a 1v1 though, i technically could have still handled it just by using colorless stuff. Maybe that's just an advantage of artifacts - not being gimped by iona.

plakjekaas it sure would help the situation. Maybe not in a 'fun' way, but it would help. It's not "fun" when my carefully constructed combo that i made "uncounterable" is still just countered anyway, for free, because, you know, blue. So ban Mindbreak Trap too.

wallisface on

4 months ago

I like the new direction a lot! Feels a lot more competitive! Here are some thoughts on ways to improve:

  • If you ditch the Languish, then everything you cast costs 2 or less mana. That would let you go down to 20 lands, which I think will be important as your deck probably wants a very high density of spells.

  • Removing the above lands and spells will leave you with 5 free slots, which I think you should use to get some more creatures. I would personally be doing some 3-2 mix of Golgari Thug and Stinkweed Imp - both of these can quickly get Phage into the grave (just be aware that if Golgari Thug on the battlefield, you HAVE to put a creature card on top of your deck - this can sometimes be awkward, but is usually fine).

  • Mask of Memory is interesting, but not great as it requires you using you Dermotaxi on Stitcher's Supplier and then somehow getting through with damage on it. I would suggest running Smuggler's Copter instead of Mask of Memory, it gives you the same effect without requiring the equip cost, and has a much better time staying alive & dealing damage (while letting you discard towards your combo).

  • I would recommend Slip Through Space over Artful Dodge as it lets you draw a different card if you don't need it.

  • I don't think you need Negate, as you already have hand-disruption and killspells, you should be able to ensure your opponent can't be too annoying. I'd move Negate to your sideboard, and run Otherworldly Gaze instead, which can do a lot for setting you up for victory.

  • With the above suggestions you have awesome odds of getting Phage into the grave, and pretty decent odds of getting Dermotaxi into hand - but to increase those Dermotaxi odds slightly i'd suggest replacing 2 of your 20 lands with Buried Ruin. This will let you grab a taxi from the grave in a pinch, if the game has gone late and you really need one.

  • I think overall your sideboard should focus on counterspells and ways to avoid opponent hate. Between games you always want to leaving all your combo-finding pieces in, so the cards you'll be swapping in-and-out are the hand-disruption and killspells. In that vein you don't need additional killspells in the side. Dispel is a great sideboard card, as it will deal with most threats. Welding Jar could also be good for protecting the taxi. Annul is probably also a great sideboard card for dealing with any weird stuff your opponent might be up to.

Liquidbeaver on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

4 months ago

Went through and made some minor updates to the primer, as well as some card changes to add some more Christmas spice!

Buried Ruin out for Command Beacon: Really should have done this sooner with how frequently I've had to recast Ib compared to how often I benefit from recurring an artifact, especially at the cost of losing the land. Also allows Ib to be cheated in, which prior to Command Beacon was not possible.

Goblin War Party out for Beetleback Chief: This has been a long time coming as I've slowly made the deck able to take advantage of creatures more than spells. The haste is now less important due to the increased amount of non-combat shenanigans the deck is doing, so it is outclassed by a body that makes tokens. This could be Siege-Gang Commander instead, or in addition if I can find another space.

Jeska's Will out for Tibalt's Trickery: This deck has always been the most fun for me and the rest of the table when it is was at it's most unpredictable, and Jeska's Will is just kinda boring from that perspective.

And for the most controversial swap of the day...

Faithless Looting out for Heat Stroke: (thanks Rasaru for the suggestion, I had never seen it!). Faithless Looting, as much as it was so good in Modern it had to be banned, with my version of Ib I find myself perpetually with a 0-1 card hand, where I can't cast or re-cast Faithless without losing everything I would draw.

As for Heat Stroke, note that it says after each combat, so not only does this "buff" our Ibsplosions (or provide redundancy when Ib isn't out!) to where they kill anything they hit, it only hurts us in the sense that we are incentivized to not block when we get attacked, but it will also destroy any blocked or blockers in any other combat as well. Chaos and disarray over control and planning!

All in all I am very happy with the current list, everything feels good and fun, it's balanced for my playstyle. Other than a couple lands or artifacts I don't feel anything is included just because it's a staple, but because it's the best card for what I want to do.

Liquidbeaver on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

4 months ago

Went through and made some minor updates to the primer, as well as some card changes to add some more Christmas spice!

Buried Ruin out for Command Beacon: Really should have done this sooner with how frequently I've had to recast Ib compared to how often I benefit from recurring an artifact, especially at the cost of losing the land.

Goblin War Party out for Beetleback Chief: This has been a long time coming as I've slowly made the deck able to take advantage of creatures more than spells. The haste is now less important due to the increased amount of non-combat shenanigans the deck is doing, so it is outclassed by a body that makes tokens. This could be Siege-Gang Commander instead, or in addition if I can find another space.

Jeska's Will out for Tibalt's Trickery: This deck has always been the most fun for me and the rest of the table when it is was at it's most unpredictable, and Jeska's Will is just kinda boring from that perspective.

And for the most controversial swap of the day...

Faithless Looting out for Heat Stroke: (thanks Rasaru for the suggestion, I had never seen it!). Faithless Looting, as much as it was so good in Modern it had to be banned, with my version of Ib I find myself perpetually with a 0-1 card hand, where I can't cast or re-cast Faithless without losing everything I would draw.

As for Heat Stroke, note that it says after each combat, so not only does this "buff" our Ibsplosions (or provide redundancy when Ib isn't out!) to where they kill anything they hit, it only hurts us in the sense that we are incentivized to not block when we get attacked, but it will also destroy any blocked or blockers in any other combat as well. Chaos and disarray over control and planning!

All in all I am very happy with the current list, everything feels good and fun, it's balanced for my playstyle, and other than a couple lands or artifacts I don't feel anything is included because it's the "best red card" of it's type, but that it's the best card for what I want to do.

wallisface on Help with my landfall deck

5 months ago

Honestly I feel like Crucible of Worlds and Buried Ruin is a largely pointless addition - it’s too niche in this list to provide reasonable value.

That Crucible slot would be far better used, imo, running additional Scapeshifts.

Additional thoughts:

  • Both Tatyova, Benthic Druid and Yarok, the Desecrated seem kinda useless for their mana costs. It feels like in both cases you’d just be better off running Primeval Titan.

  • I think your biggest issue with this deck will be keeping the crabs alive. I know from playing traditional mill, they get targeted hard. And in your case, theres no real plan-B. I think you need more ways to acquire crabs from the deck, or resurrect crabs en-mass from the grave.

Romer on Flipping the Odds - A Coin Flip Story

7 months ago

Seeing how huge an advantage Krark's Thumb is, I was thinking about cards that will help you have it more often. You may not want all these but just thinking out loud...

Tutor it out of your library:

  • Fabricate, probably the best
  • Tribute Mage, also the best
  • Reshape, drawback: you have to sacrifice an artifact (probably a mana rock)
  • Inventors' Fair could work if you have enough other artifacts in the deck
  • Goblin Engineer can tutor it to your graveyard, then bring it back to the battlefield. It's a few hoops to jump through but also an option to bring it back from the graveyard if someone's destroyed it.

Get it back from the graveyard:

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