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Buried Alive is absolutely nuts with this card.
Fetch up Devoted Druid and Morselhoarder for immediate access to infinite mana of any color.
Fetching Spikeshot Elder or Bloodrite Invoker as well will pretty much win you the game immediately, or for a flashier finish, grab Spawnsire of Ulamog and dump a sideboard full of Eldrazi onto the table.
Posted By: Artscrafter (7/22/2011 3:26:52 PM)


Abilities with the Untap symbol is particularly exploitable. For any combo requiring cheap untapping, Puresight Merrow and Leech Bonder are both better than Horseshoe Crab.

Palladium Myr + Pili-Pala = Infinite mana of any color

Any creature that can tap for Blue + Knacksaw Clique + Training Grounds or Heartstone = Infinite milling

Any creature that can tap for Blue or White + Puresight Merrow + Laboratory Maniac (in play) = Win through self-milling
Posted By: UncreativeNameMaker (6/11/2012 4:06:44 AM)


@Necrosage_Disel: It has a Mirran watermark because it's a natural inhabitant of Mirrodin that's unaffiliated with Phyrexia.

@LeafWheels: In most cases, when a creature card names itself, it means "this creature". For example, if Ashling the Pilgrim was in a graveyard, Necrotic Ooze would have "1R: Put a +1/+1 counter on Necrotic Ooze ".
Tarox Bladewing is different though. If it said "Discard a card named Tarox Bladewing," then you'd definitely have to discard a card with that exact name. But since it says "Discard another card named Tarox Bladewing," it implies that the name of the creature and that of the card ought to be the same. But what if they aren't? The wording is ambiguous to me. I'll have to look this one up at some point.

@VoidedNote: It doesn't work with level up creatures in the way that you want it to. The only activated ability it copies is the "Level up" ability itself, and not the "if you have x or more level counters, the creature has these abilit... (see all)
Posted By: Talcos (9/27/2010 7:05:36 AM)


@ThePhoenixOfDoom Incorrect. Viridian Emissary's ability isn't activated, it's triggered.
Posted By: Ratosai (4/10/2012 10:56:46 PM)


Turn 1: Badlands, Dark Ritual x 3, Necrotic Ooze, Buried Alive fetching Elvish Aberration, Pili-Pala, and Anger, Tap and untap Ooze, netting 2 mana each time, until you reach 30, play and activate Spawnsire of Ulamog...

Cue 'O Fortuna' as you unleash a turn one Eldrazi Apocalypse!!
Posted By: RJ.693 (3/13/2011 11:03:40 PM)


Great card great idea. But will it see play? Probly not...... Cairn Wanderer.....
Posted By: ninjaduckie (9/26/2010 1:37:11 AM)


If you can Buried Alive before playing this guy, and he doesn't win you the game he comes into play, then you're not trying hard enough. This card dares you... "Think of three creatures that will win if you put them in a blender..."

Seems like it will see Legacy play to me. Turn one Ritual into a Buried Alive, turn two Reanimate/ Exhume this guy with two abilities that should end the game. Does that make him a better target than reanimating a Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur or Iona, Shield of Emeria or any other old standby? We'll see. It seems like it's in good company.
Posted By: BegleOne (6/11/2011 7:36:05 AM)


I can imagine this getting way out of hand. Great idea.
Posted By: Chrome_Coyote (9/24/2010 3:17:58 PM)


This is what a good card looks like.
Posted By: Mister_Bock_Bagock (11/21/2010 12:10:59 PM)


@ ThePhoenixOfDoom: What are you talking about? Necrotic Ooze doesn't interact with Viridian Emissary in any way; it has triggered ability, NOT activated. For the 100th time: Activated abilities contain a colon. They're generally written "Cost: Effect."

@ SyntheticDreamer: It would be much more efficient to just use the Griselbrand itself, since with flying+lifelink you get your life back = free 7 cards. Not so with Ooze.
Posted By: theAzaZeL (6/15/2012 5:58:56 PM)