Extirpate

Extirpate

Instant

Split second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't cast spells or activated abilities that aren't mana abilities.)

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 their library.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Extirpate Discussion

Balaam__ on 8rack

2 weeks ago

Looks good overall. Maybe look into Fatal Push or Tragic Slip as creature removal over Hero's Downfall . They can both be triggered pretty easily by way of Rotting Rats or if you added some fetchlands to pull swamps. Also, Surgical Extraction might be a better overall pick than Extirpate , but your mileage may vary.

legendofa on Seasons' Approach: How the seasons go by...

1 month ago

Extirpate is better in a mill or discard deck, where you can forcibly fill your opponent's graveyard.

Anguished Unmaking is good general-use removal, but not required. I find 1-2 aren't as punishing with the lifeloss, but that again is a personal choice. Use whatever removal you're happy with and fits with the rest of the deck.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Seasons' Approach: How the seasons go by...

1 month ago

legendofa: I'll do that, thanks a lot. I have another question I'd like your opinion on:

I pulled a copy of Extirpate from TSR. As I have never played it before, I'm not sure how much of a drawback the restriction of having to choose a card from a graveyard is. Would you play it instead of Lost Legacy ?

One final thing regarding your suggestions: I actually have some copies of Anguished Unmaking , I always forget it's such an expensive card. I've removed it after playing it for quiteva while. The lifeloss can actually be quite taxing.

TheVectornaut on my attemp at a deck..

1 month ago

It can often be bad manners to put silver bullet cards in the mainboard. Usually, you'd put such cards in the side and swap them in for games 2 and 3. I know a lot of casual playgroups don't play best 2 out of 3 though, so if this player is using that deck a lot and consistently winning off of a single card, they can't really be surprised if you include some way to answer it in the 60. That said, Duress and Languish effects are the kinds of answers that are extremely common in black anyway. I personally wouldn't bat an eye at seeing them here. Underworld Dreams and Fate Unraveler , definitely not so much.

What is the card in question, by the way? That will obviously affect what's an appropriate response. When I played modern elves, it was pretty rare to bother with drawing the deck when you could just dump it with Collected Company and Genesis Wave . But, from playing other green decks over the years, cards like Lifecrafter's Bestiary , The Great Henge , Vanquisher's Banner , Beast Whisperer , Soul of the Harvest , Primordial Sage , Zendikar Resurgent , Glimpse of Nature , and Regal Force are what come to mind. For the creatures, they would be easy enough to deal with given enough Murder s. For the artifacts, things are rough. Black really hates destroying artifacts, so the very weak Phyrexian Tribute was the best option I could find. However, there is always the nuclear option of running Extirpate or Surgical Extraction with discard to essentially lock a single card out of the game. These are very much sideboard cards though, so running them main has a good chance of drawing a negative reaction.

TheVectornaut on Budget vampires black splash white

1 month ago

Like Surgical Extraction , Extirpate is a card that usually fares better in the sideboard. Without the assistance of Duress effects, you'll have to wait until you successfully destroy the offending card or hope that your opponent is running a graveyard strategy, and in matchups where your opponent has more of a singleton toolbox build, it may never do anything at all. I'd rather have more hard removal in the main to kill off any additional copies of enemy threats that do get played. For vampires, I always love the Zendikar one-two punch of Feast of Blood and Urge to Feed . Feast is the better card in most cases, especially if you're gonna play around Vito or any other Sanguine Bond effects. Urge is better in situations where you have plenty of small vampires that can capitalize on higher power through lifelink, evasion, and the like.

legendofa on How to make people stop playing Ad Nauseam

2 months ago

What do you think of Surgical Extraction or Extirpate in Pithing Needle 's place? It has a broader range of targets than Jace, Wielder of Mysteries , especially if you hit the right targets with Thoughtseize and Duress . Is there another use for Needle that I'm not thinking of?

Balaam__ on Slaughter game

2 months ago

Looks great, although I’d probably run Surgical Extraction or Extirpate instead of Slaughter Games . I realize it’s the deck’s namesake card, but either of the ones I suggested are cheaper and faster and do the same thing. Since you’re playing a discard based deck the stipulation it can only target a card already in the graveyard doesn’t matter.

Valengeta on Thran: The Untold Saga Of Modern's Destruction

4 months ago

Hello, you deck looks really nice. I have some suggestions of cards for you to think about:

First, as mentioned before Leyline of the Void, Anguished Unmaking, Despark are good cards to consider, and I also think you should lose the Lingering Souls for something more useful to you. For the same 3 mana you could drop Phyrexian Arena, Grim Tutor, Crypt Incursion, a third Wrath of God or you could lower your curve and play Surgical Extraction, Extirpate, Smallpox, Inquisition of Kozilek, Castigate, Dark Confidant

Secondly I would like to recommend some artifact and enchantment removal, mostly for sideboard, since you are within the color range of dealing with those easily: Revoke Existence, Fragmentize, Heliod's Intervention, Demystify

Next I have some cards that protect you from Discard and Burn decks: Leyline of Sanctity, Witchbane Orb, Teyo, the Shieldmage or The Wanderer

Lastly, if you’re looking for more finishers, I’d also lose Sorin, Grim Nemesis for things like Necromancer's Covenant, Gideon of the Trials or a fourth Fall of the Thran and a Kaya, Orzhov Usurper

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