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Only just realised how good Buried Alive is with Haakon, after trying him previously with Cunning Lethemancer and Rotting Rats. As someone else mentioned, it pretty much acts a triple creature tutor - Haakon + 2 others, very possible Knight Exemplars if you're running the awesome white/black knights deck.
Posted By: JaxsonBateman (7/25/2011 5:03:19 AM)


This guy is pretty sweet, but it's easy to get similar effects from a mono white Knight deck, like with Emeria, the Sky Ruin or (although they aren't Knights) Reya Dawnbringer or Sun Titan without having to even pay their mana cost. It is worth noting this guy has a considerably cheaper cmc than Reya or the Titan though, but it's harder to cast him since you have to get him to the graveyard first.

There aren't really that many black knight cards to go with him, though Phyrexian Crusader is awesome.

This card is not worth splashing black for in your average Knight deck. Still, he can be outright evil in a deck built around him.
Posted By: AssKickingBoots (7/23/2011 9:01:42 AM)


Interestingly, Haakon / Nameless Inversion decks got a new toy in Innistrad, Burning Vengeance. Splashing red allows you to deal 2 damage to anything every time you cast a Nameless Inversion or a knight? I smell a fun (for you anyway) casual deck here.
Posted By: Guest1381794618 (9/22/2011 5:01:12 PM)


@SinforSanity No, the Command Zone and Exile are two completely different zones, unfortunately.

Seeing a lot more of this "cast from graveyard" stuff in Dark Ascension. I like it. So does my Burning Vengeance deck.
Other than that, Ashes of the Fallen
Posted By: pedrodyl (3/28/2012 12:08:32 PM)


He is really fun if you have null profusion on the board as well.
Posted By: Tommy9898 (2/23/2010 11:05:40 PM)


Comboes well with Nameless Inversion, but for added offense, combo with Wings of Velis Vel and Nameless to make any creature a 7/1. Running both and Stonybrook Banneret in my UB Haakon Control
Posted By: Gwafa_Hazid (12/26/2009 11:00:58 AM)


Yawgmoth's Will for Knights? Sounds tempting!
Buried Alive is simply amazing with him since it effectively acts as triple-creature tutor thanks to his ability - consider adding Judgement's incarnations (Filth - along with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Anger, Brawn, Valor, or Wonder) or Dredge creatures like Golgari Grave-Troll (since that one allows milling a lot of cards - possibly Knights rather than drawing a card).
Intuition is a cheap tutor and can also get him into your graveyard by searching for two Haakons and a third card (e.g. Bridge from Below).
Your possible mana accel of choice is Lion's Eye Diamond, since it allows you to both discard and cast Haakon at the same time and lets you play each Knight card discarded that way.
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Posted By: Mode (11/13/2009 6:42:10 PM)


I'd like to have him as the general of an EDH deck JUST to mess with people.

Yes, it's a waste to have a general you'll never be able to cast, but I think it's worth it to be able to, well, have a general you can't cast. The means justify the ends.
Posted By: DoragonShinzui (1/28/2013 10:02:00 AM)


Awesome card, run him in my black/white flanking deck, also lets you play stuff like nameless inversion as many times as you wish. Tons of potential =)
Posted By: Behalter (10/25/2009 7:06:30 PM)


Hakkon + crib swap, allows you to replay the instant as many times as you want in a turn because its an instant with the changeling type, turning a creature on your opponents side of the field into a 1/1 changeling per 3 mana.
Posted By: Donovan_Fabian (10/2/2009 12:05:08 AM)


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