Invasive Surgery


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Uncommon

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Invasive Surgery


Counter target sorcery spell.

Delirium — If there are four or more card types among cards in your graveyard, search the graveyard, hand and library of that spell's controller for any number of cards with the same name as that spell, exile those cards, then that player shuffles his or her library.

Invasive Surgery Discussion

Argy on Pioneer Turbo Mill

1 month ago

Sorry mate, I keep having more thoughts the more I test against this deck.

I would also put some Disallow and maybe some Essence Scatter in your Sideboard.

I am convinced that Disallow is better than Dissolve due to the ability to counter any, well, ability.

Dependent on the deck, of course. Some decks would rather Scry a card away - yours might be one.

Essence Scatter will stop things like Walking Ballista

Proposed Sideboard

4x Disallow
3x AEtherspouts
3x Invasive Surgery
3x Essence Scatter
2x Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger

Then adjust based on local meta.

Keep Turn Aside in mind if people keep destroying your stuff.

Argy on Pioneer Turbo Mill

1 month ago

I know they are slower, but have you considered a couple of Evolving Wilds to help with Delve?

I notice that you don't have a Sideboard yet. Invasive Surgery would be good against Control / Thoughtseize

If you can afford him, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger would help settle games that go long.

AEtherspouts or River's Rebuke would be another excellent Sideboard card, this time against Hardened Scales - knock all those pesky +1/+1 counters off.

Argy on Draw-Go! Pioneer Style

1 month ago

Righteo, then. Here we go!

Just checking that you know the second time Approach of the Second Sun is cast, it must resolve in order to win the game. A lot of people don't realise that and get a nasty surprise when it is countered, and they don't win.

This deck absolutely creams my Cast a Shadow [Pioneer] deck, which is set up primarily to deal with Creature decks.

It struggles against my Monothopters [Pioneer] deck, which is a lot more aggressive.

Aggressive decks will be this deck's downfall. To that end, I think you need to get your curve a bit lower. You can do that by building a Sideboard.

Some spells you might want to consider for it are:

The other way to go beside this is to use spells like Syncopate or Spell Pierce , to counter early spells of any kind.

Hope that helps.

Shad0wRaz0r on Shuffle Lockdown

11 months ago

In regards to some other of your recommended cards, Invasive Surgery would only really work if I can activate delirium, which is difficult for me. The deck runs primarily on instants and sorceries, and it is not likely that I will often get 2 other card types in the graveyard, let alone have them stay there due to shuffling effects. I will probably replace the field of ruins with more ghost quarters, as you recommend. Blessed Reincarnation gives the opponent another card, which could be better than their original one. Overall, though, my deck takes a different approach then your suggestions. They could create some sort of green blue shuffling deck, but, as I said above, I find my UB version more efficient.

Darth_Savage on Shuffle Lockdown

11 months ago

It's conditional and would need some setup but Invasive Surgery would make sense in your sideboard, particularly against Faithless Looting decks. Cranial Archive or Quest for Ancient Secrets might also work. Field of Ruin is unconditional, booth players must shuffle, Ghost Quarter lets your opponent decide. Stream of Consciousness does what you want, but if you were willing to splash green Memory's Journey is better and you have access to Riftsweeper and Unravel the Aether, the last is worth considering since you don't have enchantment/artifact removal.

Isochron Scepter, might be useful, also Boomerang and Eye of Nowhere can bounce lands, or anything else which is a good stalling tactic. Last thought Blessed Reincarnation is probably better than Commit / Memory, and hits twice. Hope this helps, have fun brewing your deck.

allanrichardo on Blossom War [ Najeela Control cEDH ]

11 months ago

In Dack Fayden, Containment Priest, Laboratory Maniac

Out Telling Time, Invasive Surgery, Memory Lapse

Inserting the most effective PlanesWalker in EDH imo. He never be a dead draw. At worst, he is 3cmc looting effect/steal target sol ring. If he survive one turn, then enjoy !

hungry000 on Modern Legal "anti-sorcery" spell?

1 year ago

Only cards I can think of are Invasive Surgery and Swan Song.

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