Surgical Extraction


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Rare
New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Surgical Extraction


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Choose target card in a graveyard other than a basic land card. Search its owner's graveyard, hand, and library for all cards with the same name as that card and exile them. Then that player shuffles his or her library.

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Surgical Extraction Discussion

DankStompy on Competitive Modern Mill

2 days ago

i think Surgical Extraction and Extirpate would help more than Darkness or Visions of Beyond. you're still getting cards out of the opponents deck, but more importantly you're hitting their win conditions. theres more than a few decks where a Surgical Extraction/Extirpate or 2 essentially forces them to scoop immediately. and even if you don't "completely" rob them of win conditions, you're bound to hit something that can let you slow the game enough to mill them at your leisure.

Sliver_God on Delver

3 days ago

Looks strong, and Legacy Delver is a thing of beauty, so incredibly fun to play... Needs sideboard... Suggesting: Flusterstorm, Ancient Grudge, Pithing Needle, and some assortment of hand disruption and removal, probably including Surgical Extraction and something else good, whatever you like that is easy to cast.

Clawed6 on Gray Merchant of Piss on your Grave

1 week ago

Love black devotion with Gary!

My only suggestion is to replace the Surgical Extractions with removal - Fatal Push say.

lagotripha on Neos Esper Mill

1 week ago

I'd take a look in the esper control toolbox. If you're prepared to lose a little speed, cards like Esper Charm can help you just keep the game on lockdown while Fraying Sanity takes someone out.

Bitter Ordeal might be good sideboard against combo.

Similarly, Surgical Extraction can be very effective.

I ran Mind Grind a lot prior to everyone increasing basic land counts- if you've already fetched a lot, it hits like a truck.

Reap Intellect can be similarly disruptive, if a little less flexible.

ParadoxicalSlacker on Thoughts on Damping Sphere?

1 week ago

I do have other ways of dealing with Tron, I just like having as much ways to deal with them as I can. I run Disdainful Stroke and often use Ghost Quarter with Surgical Extraction to get rid of their lands. Luckily, I can put down a Tasigur, the Golden Fang as early as T2. Do you have other suggestions for sideboarding against Tron?

TheVectornaut on Fraying Sanity Mill Deck

2 weeks ago

I think the weakest cards in the deck are probably Dreadwaters and Chant of the Skifsang. Rather than waiting until turn 5 or 7 for Dreadwaters to be as good as Tome Scour or Mind Sculpt, I'd want recurring mill triggers from a creature. Hedron Crab is the go-to option, but Manic Scribe could be built around too. As for the Chant, you could use a Commit, Anchor to the Aether, or something to that effect to put threats onto an opponent's library and immediately mill them. If you're worried about cards you don't want in graveyards, Surgical Extraction is a tech option. I'd definitely mainboard Visions of Beyond over Divination since it will almost always give you more resources for less mana. An interesting alternative is Skyscribing since it forces the opponent to draw from their thinning deck while interacting favorably with Sphinx's Tutelage. Finally, I'd look at including some Ghost Quarters. The card is just good in general, but it really gets nasty with Archive Trap.

MrBronson on Skred

2 weeks ago

You should take out Surgical Extraction from your sideboard

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