last edited by Thewhitedragon69
The problem with reanimator in vintage, beyond the fact that it gets the splash damage from dredge and oath hate, is that it is not faster than oath or dredge and it uses the stack, unlike dredge. Dredge is very linear, fast, and consistent. It wins most game 1s because the opponent is usually banking on counterspells or spell taxers...and dredge doesn't care much about those things. You can make competitive bazaar decks outside of dredge, but they won't be as good as dredge - at least g1. G2/3, the grave hate comes in, but dredge even has tools now to completely abandon the graveyard plan when the opponent goes all in on grave hate and is suddenly drawing blanks.
I'm perhaps the biggest fan of innovation/deck building there is (I'd quit playing and deck build full time if I had to choose between the two), but I don't think bazaar has much utility outside of dredge or as a complementary card to decks that don't really need it (i.e. shops decks using it with uba mask or crucible).
Survival decks/madness decks can use bazaar effectively, but I don't know how good they are overall. They also use bazaar as more of a CA engine than they do a wincon path with squee. They can use vengevine and rootwallas, but their main bazaar play is to get squee and generate CA. They use survival itself as the wincon since it tutors for the creatures.
I'm not a fan of relying on the graveyard. It's too easy to hate out. It's fine as an angle for advantage, but anything all in on the grave needs to be as stack-immune and fast and consistent as dredge. The only thing I can think of that MAY be decent is like a Modern Hollow One style build. I doubt that's fast enough even with powder and bazaar. You have things like Anger...but it's a stretch. Dredge pulls it off as a plan B mainly because the opponent totally diluted their deck with useless grave hate and mulled into grafdiggers or something.
edit Goblin welder is certainly a strategy that has done well with bazaar. I totally forgot about him, and that might work. Mindslaver dodges grafdiggers/containment priest and there's a lot of synergy with welder and bazaar for a lot of attacks. Uba stax also synergizes with both bazaar and welder. I think welder is the key if you really want a non-dredge deck that uses 4x bazaar and the grave as a plan A.