Fossil Find

Fossil Find

Sorcery

Return a card at random from your graveyard to your hand, then reorder your graveyard as you choose.

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Set Rarity
Shadowmoor (SHM) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Fossil Find Discussion

ZendikariWol on Niv's 59 Dualcolored Hits

4 months ago

Bring to Light may be pretty good, Fight to the Death , when revealed, serves to say "wanna make a big attack? ban plan." Flower / Flourish or Safewright Quest is good two-color mana fixing. Putrefy and Mortify are both pretty strong. Thrash / Threat is pretty all right creature removal if Niv is out. I am partial to Archon of Valor's Reach - I just like the card. Armadillo Cloak is def all right if Nivvy's your main wincon. Artifact Mutation and Aura Mutation are awesome, as is Hull Breach . I know one of my friends has a Kresh the Bloodbraided deck that would be utterly demolished by a Backlash . Bedevil is absurdly versatile removal. Blightning has a special place in my heart for taking any deck that doesn't know how to draw cards directly out of the game. Mostly a 60 cards, 20 life thing tho. Boros Charm can fizzle a removal spell, or it can make Niv into a really big meat stick. Burning-Tree Shaman and Cindervines are absolute murder for spellslinger decks. Casualties of War might help with those planeswalkers you seem to want to make disappear. Cauldron Haze is an... unconventional way to eat a removal spell. Clan Defiance is pretty all right, though it is an X spell that doesn't just kill a player directly. Countersquall is a good not- Negate , as is Dovin's Veto . Curse of Chains is a cool removal spell. Deathsprout is removal and ramp. A bit costly but Murder and Rampant Growth combined (minus one mana) is worth considering for casuals like me. Debtors' Knell can be a nice finisher.

Defiler of Souls is one of my favorite cards of all time. I just love playing colors and I like turning downsides into upsides.

Despark and Deputy of Detention (not to mention the D-Sphere itself) is pretty good removal. Destructive Revelry is pretty good removal as well. Dimir Doppelganger would fuck a reanimator deck six ways from Sunday. Divinity of Pride is a big, lifelinking threat. Djinn Illuminatus is sneakily very strong. Imagine duplicating all your removal spells as many times as you bother to pay for them. Domri's Ambush is even more good removal (this time creature removal). Dragonlair Spider is just quite good at making tokens. Dreadbore kills two relevant types. Dromoka's Command is sweet removal but not many of its other options are relevant. Dueling Grounds is Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist (or Mirri is Dueling grounds- whatever). Both are awesome pillow fort. Escape to the Wilds draws cards. The color-matters auras from Eventide and Shadowmoor are strong with Niv and also on-theme.

Fossil Find alluded to graveyard order... in a 2008 set... huh.

Identity Crisis just discards your opponent's... everything. Ionize is a pretty all right counterspell. Justice Strike , another pet card of mine, is just very a flavorful removal spell. Mindleech Mass is crazy cool. Mirari's Wake is a really conventionally strong card. Mistmeadow Witch is more expensive and more timely Soulherder (fizzles removal!). Mnemonic Betrayal is just a gem. Mystic Snake and Frilled Mystic are both counterspells. Necrogenesis makes tokens and screws up reanimation. Palliation Accord is pretty freaking pillow forty. Pillory of the Sleepless , Anguished Unmaking , and Vindicate are more solid Orzhov removal. Plasm Capture isn't great, I don't think, but it feels like a card that has some wild stories attached to it, don'tcha think? Rakdos's Return seems like another really fun spell. I want to make a RB casual Rack deck. Silumgar's Command is a good card. Thought Erasure is a perfectly suitable discard spell. Trygon Predator is good. Wheel of Sun and Moon ensures that every card in your deck is just a few Niv triggers away.

And BAM, I've looked through every two-color card in Magic. There we go. That's what stood out to me, but I find that many players are more competitive than I am and therefore have different definitions of what a good card is. Feel free to take some or none of my advice. All would likely prove disastrous for your deck- a lot of the cards I suggested were removal.

legendofa on Cards that care about graveyard ...

11 months ago

Fossil Find is, to my knowledge, the last card that references graveyard order, and the only Modern-legal one.

lagotripha on Merry Merrow 3.4

1 year ago

I tried something like this built around Shrouded Lore and Fossil Find / Nettle Sentinel . It never really clicked together in the way I wanted though- I hope you find a way to make it all work.

lagotripha on ($45) Pyro-Hero-Tempo

1 year ago

Manamorphose and Fossil Find are pretty spectacular if you aren't running fetches. Intangible Virtue will likely function better than Cavalcade of Calamity

LoneCrusader399 on Jeskai Heromancer

1 year ago

lagotripha: I'm just not a fan of the random clause on Fossil Find . Since I am playing fetches, it feels like the chances of getting something I want are pretty low.

lagotripha on Jeskai Heromancer

1 year ago

Weird card I've been testing in Boros heromancer- Fossil Find . Since I'm not pulling fetches back out of my yard, I can recover either hero/mancer or manamorphose type effects fairly consistantly, upping the spell count a lot and offering some resiliency. Thoughts?

lagotripha on Steam-kin combo (opinions please)

1 year ago

This looks like a deck that wants Gemstone Caverns mainboard, along with Mirrorpool.

Heck, a full Ceaseless Searblades/Lavaclaw Reaches back up plan isn't too awful.

Any thought on cutting the ritual plan to become a 'purer' creature-combo deck? It should build some resilience to disruption. Burning-Tree Emissary, Geosurge, Cloudstone Curio, Priest of Urabrask and so forth? It gives a lot more solid a back up plan than 'draw rituals and not combo pieces'.

Alternately, you could look at value red 3 drops so that the rituals do things without the combo in hand- I'm a fan of Goblin Rabblemaster turn 1 off a guide and ritual.

You can run Fossil Find so that any two you have in hand with a graveyard with 1 card or less in it makes infinite storm with 3 mana, and it can also help recover pieces in a pinch. I've used it in Nettle Sentinel/Blistercoil Weird decks before, although the mana generation is a little different there. A Paradise Mantle backup isn't really on the table here- I'd look at cutting the rituals for things like Expedite or Crimson Wisps if you go that direction, but that combo finds it tricky if it draws too many lands.

ThallionDarkshine on Gruul mana

1 year ago

I'm not sure what your feelings on combos are, but Aggravated Assault and Hellkite Charger both go infinite with Radha and enough creatures. I think the deck could also use a couple more early drops to generate mana with Radha. Lotus Cobra seems neat for its ability to generate mana on its own and with Radha. I also kind of like Nest Invader for this purpose.

Some things that I'm not sold on: Dragon Arch with only 12 targets feels like it'll be pretty dead a lot of the time. Fossil Find, while a sweet card, feels like most of the time won't get you back something relevant for the current situation. I think your Isochron Scepter package is sweet, but am not sure if 5 targets is enough to justify it. It feels like a lot of the time you'll have the scepter sitting in your hand with no target. That being said, if you can get any of those targets on it, it should be a pretty hilarious game. Rosheen Meanderer also feels kind of bad with only 3 x-spells to cast.

Overall, it's a sweet deck with lots of cool and janky choices, but I think you may be trying to go in too many directions with it. Try to pick a couple key things you want the deck to do, and cut the other packages to focus on the chosen one.

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