Surgical Extraction

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

Instant

( can be paid with either B or 2 life.)

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

MrSilk on Lantern Control (U-Swing Variant)

3 hours ago

orderdone

Lantern is what I like to call a meta deck.. In that it'll always be relevant unless the meta is inundated with artifact hate. My particular LGS is Boros Burn heavy and Eldrazi (all variants) heavy, but I know this deck can handle its own at almost every establishment.. You just have to be able to deal with the salt from other players.

My sideboard choices:

2x Ghirapur AEther Grid - This is a common component in classic Lantern decks as an alt wincon

1x Ghost Quarter - For decks that run tight amounts of lands or for decks that need lands as wincons like Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle decks.

1x Grafdigger's Cage - For decks that rely upon reanimation or playing cards out of their graveyards

2x Pithing Needle - This is a mainboard card in just about every other Lantern deck, it's very useful for shutting down trouble cards like planeswalkers

1x Pyrite Spellbomb - Another alt wincon in classic Lantern decks, bring it back to the field with Academy Ruins

2x Surgical Extraction - For trading in to kill off known combo decks

1x Thoughtseize - For trading in and out hand disruption cards

2x Welding Jar - For decks that have a lot of artifact hate

4x Whir of Invention - Trade this in to convert this deck to the Whir version of Lantern.. Trade out all of the extra blue cards in the mainboard for these four.

goblinguiderevealpls on the soul sisters

3 hours ago

best cards in soul sisters are Serra Ascendant and Martyr of Sands, thats why its an "aggro" deck cuz it can play a 6/6 turn 1, you're missing both and only have the sisters, how do you plan on winning outside of pridemate?

Mentor of the Meek is a good draw card, and Champion of the Parish is a cheaper cmc ajani pridemate

Ranger of Eos tutors most creatures in the deck

Kor Firewalker and Auriok Champion are insanely good sideboard cards, and Lingering Souls and Timely Reinforcements are good ways to overrun with tokens and gain loads of life,

splashing red you can run 1 or 2 Norin the Wary if you want virtually untouchable etb soul sisters life on both end steps, and it combos well with pridemate, cotparish and Impact Tremors

if you need more control and defense vs combo you can run stuff like Thoughtseize, more copies of Inquisition of Kozilek, Surgical Extraction/ExtirpateLightning Bolt/helix, Boros Charm

sideboard you're also gonna want Stony Silence and/or Kataki, War's Wage for affinity and Rest in Peace for graveyard hate

tikitree on Modern Donations? (v2)

16 hours ago

Juppe

Go for the Throat and Terminate are split like that because in my play group Surgical Extraction is played in 8/10 decks. because of that I don't want to lose all my kill, so I keep it split. I am running the Victim of Night Sideboard to bring in and replace the Go for the Throat when affinity comes up.

Will-o'-the-Wisp I do fully admit is a strange card, but I need some form of blocker early, cause I don't want to have to chump with the Bazaar Trader. If you have a recommendation for another 1 drop blocker with flying that is better I am happy to switch out.

Lightning Bolt Honestly would love to add them, but am not sure what to go down on to put then in. Maybe at my next FNM I will try cutting out the Lich's Mirror and adding 2 to see how they feel.

Death's Shadow I did address in the description that it is a little bit of an off card in the deck. but I explained it there that "As you don't normally worry about your life total too much you are usually in a position to play Death's Shadow to slow down, or stop an opponents attacks on you. As well as if you pull off a donation with Abyssal Persecutor and your own life total is in the negatives you can get the full value of a 1 drop 13/13 to fight back with." So at this time I still stand by having them in.

Honestly really solid suggestions and I may do a little experimenting in the near future with adding some Lightning Bolt and more Mind Stone. But taking out the Death's Shadow and Will-o'-the-Wisp leaving me with only 8 creatures I would start suffering to more of the aggro decks.

Icbrgr on Blood Angel's Pact

3 days ago

true.... however those playing graveyard hate like Rest in Peace/Surgical Extraction can hurt you and you wont have to worry about your Platinum Angel going into the GY.

willis1234 on Do you like fish stick?

3 days ago

Surgical Extraction is a good modern card by itself but it buffs your Cosi's Trickster too. Lord of Atlantis or other merfolk lords would be a good edition. Spreading Seas is good with Lord of Atlantis too.

wonderboyrox on Red/Blue Slinger

1 week ago

Yeah, when I originally saw you running Reforge the Soul, I assumed it was just there to help replenish your hand while fitting your theme of using instants/sorceries, as for the Thought Scours figured you had em for their useful card draw and to disrupt things like opponents scrying and such.

Either way, I hope you get some use out of Surgical Extraction if you decide to try it out!

wonderboyrox on Red/Blue Slinger

1 week ago

+1. I can dig it. I am not quite sure how I feel about you main boarding Startled Awake  Flip though, seems a bit out-of-theme for this deck.. but if you sideboarded in some Surgical Extractions, then I could totally see it.

Cereal_Killer on Red Emrakul's apostles

1 week ago

I tried the u/b version and I noticed that even with Taigam's Scheming and Telling Time, the deck needs red cards as Faithless Looting.

Beseech the Queen costs too much, but an Expedition Map or Tolaria West could help getting the Shelldock Isle so i'll make so space for them.

Lost Legacy is a good card, but has 3 problems:1) It's sorcery, not instant such as Extirpate or Surgical Extraction.2) Costs 3 mana (but this isnt a real drawback).3) Although it makes me exile what I don't need, it makes me draw cards. This means I can't use it on apostles cause i'll lose the match due to the fact i can't afford to draw 25 cards all in one turn. (consider 25 apostles + 3 lands (not fetching them, or you have to count them doubled) + 1 lost legacy + other 1/2 cards in hand + 1 card draw per upkeep in hand for a total of 33 cards, minimum, out of my library before drawing 25. It's a risk). Although it is very useful after you have removed all apostles with a Surgical Extraction or an Extirpate,the mana cost and the type (sorcery) make it a less desiderable card.

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