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- Kolaghan's Command and Surgical Extraction
- Priority Question. Surgical Extraction on my end step.
- Can I surgical extraction a faithless looting in response of my opponent flashback it?
- Does grafdigger's cage stops a Surgical Extraction from being cast on a graveyard?
- Does "searching" a hand count as a look or reveal?
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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
3 days ago
Wanted to throw in my motions for my meta-tuning/upcoming release :
Blood Tribute -> Revival//Revenge - Well covered in thread already! Strictly better.
Thaumatic Compass Flip -> Weathered Wayfarer - I typically find myself with this card in hand in low mana situations, leaving me in a position where I'm painfully waiting for a third mana to crack it. Wayfarer is cheaper and can find maze quicker than Compass transforming if desired.
Virtus the Veiled -> Surgical Extraction - Virtus generates too much heat at my table without evasion/haste feels like a dead card; I feel the same about master of cruelties, but payoff is far greater. I've seen a rise in early game Entomb/Reanimate effects - I've been hit twice with a turn 2 It That Betrays in the last month, along with a Shadowborn Apostle deck becoming a heavy hitter at my local LGS and an infinite spore frog loop.. I don't want to use Rest In Peace, etc. since that will generate too much hate, as opposed to singling out a combo piece. Also, the surprise 0 cost will catch even the best players off guard.
Xantcha, Sleeper Agent -> The Scorpion God - Too many sacrifice effects in my meta for this to be worth the slot; it’s also killed me twice due to Homeward Path type effects. Scorpion God seems like a good politicial tool and dump for mana kept open for instants before next turn, also card draw.
1 week ago
For Goblin Welder's ability to work, you need to have (a) a target artifact in a graveyard, which will go into play and (b) a target artifact in play that will go to the graveyard.
You will not be able to put Blightsteel Colossus into play using Goblin Welder because Blightsteel Colossus cannot go into the graveyard. Blightsteel Colossus has a replacement effect, indicated by the word "instead" in its shuffle ability. Replacement effects do not use the stack--they merely occur in place of what normally would. So, in this example, if Blightsteel Colossus would go to the graveyard, it "instead" is shuffled into your library, meaning at no point does it ever actually touch the graveyard. As such, it will never be a legal target for recursion with Goblin Welder's ability.
Compare to Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, which has a very similar effect. However, Emrakul's is a triggered ability--meaning it hits the graveyard, the ability triggers and goes on the stack. Until the ability resolves, Emrakul is a valid target in a graveyard, which is why you can hit her with Surgical Extraction during that brief interlude.
on BU Mill
1 week ago
I highly recommend Jace's Phantasm along with Glimpse the Unthinkable for potentially swinging for 5 in the air on T2. Artful Dodge is great evasion and Trepanation Blade can be fun. Also recommend Extirpate/Surgical Extraction.
I have a primer on my page for Modern Dimir Mill if you are interested/want more ideas.
1 week ago
Love the idea (and your channel!), though I think building a whole deck to counter another one is a lot of effort when you could pack say 3 Leyline of the Void and 3-4 Surgical Extraction in the SB while waiting for an inevitable ban, don't you think? :)
1 week ago
Surgical Extraction or something among those lines would be good to help you against dregde and other graveyard-based decks.
Crucible of Worlds is also worth looking into. Helps against green tron, which is really hard to beat with this deck.
1 week ago
:) happy to help. I noticed you had some Surgical Extraction in your maybeboard, and I have to say in the new graveyard-based metagame maindeck Surgical does work. I believe it would be best if you put in 2 copies of it and 1 more Fatal Push (or maybe even all 3 Surgical since you have so much discard) to fill in the space Augur of Skulls left behind.