Surgical Extraction

Surgical Extraction


( 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

Balaam__ on Etrata Again & Sideboard Switch

4 days ago

Really awesome idea to design a deck around. Gotta give you points for working outside the box/outside the meta as it were.

What I would do is sideboard in some removal to make this more playable in the long run. I doubt it would ever be competitive, just due to the odd nature of what you’re trying to accomplish here, but specific cards like Dismember, Fatal Push, Surgical Extraction or Tormod's Crypt can go a long way toward making even kitchen table matchups more even. Otherwise, this looks really fun!

Balaam__ on The God Pharaoh's Gifts

1 week ago

I think you’re right, and I also think that if you sideboard in the best of those selections that this deck will probably be just about as good as it can. It’ll be perfectly playable, but the odd Surgical Extraction or what have you will more than likely tank a game once in awhile. All in all, I think what you’ve built here looks really fun.

fatalzintomyum on Rakdos Shadow

1 week ago

Isn't Cling to Dust a bit of a nonbo? I would think that more Surgical Extractions might be more in order

zAzen7977 on Alchemy Balcony

3 weeks ago

Nihil Spellbomb, Soul-Guide Lantern, and/or Surgical Extraction are critical for graveyard based decks. Maybe even a lone Pithing Needle will come in handy.

I’m sure I’m forgetting something. If I remember more suggestions, I’ll let you know :)

wallisface on Mill-House

3 weeks ago

Some thoughts.

  • Tome Scour isn’t a great card. Its mills equivalent to Shock. Its a card that just doesn’t get you enough value for what its doing. Remember that every mill card effectively does nothing until you get the last card - so the ones you run need to be getting good value. Personally i’d put Mind Funeral in the same bucket, but tastes may vary.

  • 20 lands seems really low, especially with the quantity of 3-drops, and the likelyhood you’ll be wanting 4+ mana. Feels like you need at least 23. More fetches will help the crabs also

  • its good to keep in mind that Mill is a control deck at heart. We’ll never be as fast as the likes of burn so there’s no point trying to compete down that line. The optimal plan is to prevent the opponent being able to win in a timely matter, and then close out the game when they’re floundering around for answers. Stuff like Surgical Extraction is a must.

  • its not a bad thing, but something to be aware of is that running loads of creatures validates your opponents killspells.

Have a gander at my mill deck, that’s won a bunch of local tourneys. Note i still haven’t altered it to figure out the optimal quantity of crabs Tsunami

RNR_Gaming on Mill-House

3 weeks ago

100% add in Archive Trap card is gas in modern. Other than that Fatal Push, some number of Crypt Incursion and Surgical Extraction

ZendikariWol on Eva green, black, red, white

3 weeks ago

No fetches with Wrenn and Six?? I think this deck gets much better when you start running 4x Bloodstained Mire, 2x Verdant Catacombs, and 2x Wooded Foothills. I'd recommend cutting City of Brass, Gemstone Mine, and Mana Confluence for more shocks and fetches. They're essentially flawless fixing if Rn6 is in play. And either way (even more so now than if you put in fetches), you've got a pretty painful mana base, why not 4x Death's Shadow rather than Spawn of Mayhem? It's just bigger, and now you've got this weird ponza/Rn6/Shadow deck that can feel a little better about Surgical Extraction in the sideboard and Noxious Revival to get back your stuff.

DeinoStinkus on Strange Tales #3 - TappedOut

3 weeks ago

Hello everyone. I’m DeinoStinkus, TappedOut’s resident crocodile and ultimate master of jank and underappreciated strategies, as well as recent #1 decklord. This is the article series Strange Tales, where we’ll be exploring everything custom, from the craziest custom cards and user-made formats to wild speculation and analysis of sets.

Today, we will be discussing TAPPEDOUT! TappedOut is, of course, my favorite MTG site, and there are many reasons for this! The first is the amazing community that the site supports, the likes of which cannot be found anywhere else! The same characters come again and again. And while that may sound boring, it helps form legitimate friendships with the users. The community is why I came to TappedOut, and it is why I stay. The forum system on the site is splendid, and it’s easy to get to new threads. Let’s go into more detail. I will go through each of the tabs on the main page and tell you EXACTLY why they are amazing.

THE DECK BUILDER TAB: While one of the big problems people have with TappedOut is the deck builder system, I believe it is pretty good for what it does. Unfortunately, the card retrieval system is incredibly slow, so it is often better to manually insert or copy-paste the cards you need. However, what TappedOut lacks in card listing it makes up for in its incredible customization options! Not only do you have the option to make a deck private, you have the option to share a deck with other people. You can choose the thumbnail for the deck, choose what colors are splashed, and much more. And for the tech-savvy, you can even have CSS enabled to give your deck page an extra splash of color!

THE CARDS TAB: I simply must give Femme_Fatale a shoutout here, they do an incredible service to the site by upkeeping the database. TappedOut would not be possible without their help. In the cards tab, you can find prices for every card ever printed (and promos are being added constantly). In addition, TappedOut is home to a small but comfortable custom card area, where you can not only easily create custom cards but you can also create entire custom sets to group them in! It is also easily compatible with MSE.

THE EVENTS TAB: I’m going to be honest, the events tab is not very appealing to a user such as myself. The Events tab is used to share MTG events with the community; however, it is very much underused.

THE DRAFT SIM/CUBES TAB: I honestly think these two could be combined, but I see the argument for keeping them separate. The draft sim system on TappedOut (which has recently been fixed) is amazing. It’s easy to sort picks, see the color wheel, etc., and the only thing I wish they’d add is an easier way to add basics at the end. I frequently use the draft sim on TappedOut. The cubes on TappedOut are neat as well, and very unique! I rarely draft cubes, but when I do it is a rewarding experience.

THE FORUMS TAB: This is by far my favorite. The forums are TappedOut are why I came, and they are one of the reasons why I stay. While it is prone to occasional drama, this can often be sorted out. The forums are also a good place to make actual friendships, and I can say without a doubt that some of the best friendships I’ve had are on TappedOut. Even for new users, the community is very supportive, rarely rude or condescending, and overall I’ve had a great time using the forums. The aesthetics of the forums are just so smooth and calm as well, unlike many other sites where the white and blue everything is like a Surgical Extraction. My god. But TappedOut’s forums look nice, are nice, and smell nice (never mind, they smell like Internet).

THE COMMUNITY TAB: This is where you can see the “leaderboards” for decklord and helper. A decklord’s status is a mix of activity, decks built, helper points, and many other factors. A helper’s status is based on the number of helper points that player gets in an amount of time. The leaderboards reset every now and then, bringing new users to the top. I currently hold both #1 decklord and #1 helper, but I’m sure that someone else will get to the top someday. The community tab also used to host livestreams from TappedOut content creators (I know quite a few), but now serves to show who’s the most active and who helps out the most on decks that need it.

Thanks for reading my article! Feel free to leave some feedback below or contact me about any ideas you have for future articles, I plan them one in advance. My email is [email protected] if you want to reach me that way. If not, have a good day, be cool and kind to everyone, and GIVE ALL YOUR WORLDLY POSSESSIONS TO yeaGO, the creator of the site! See you next time where we will talk about something that’s been a long time coming. See you then!

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