Surgical Extraction
Name
Surgical Extraction
Mana Cost
{bp} (1)
Type
Instant
Rules Text
({bp} 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 any number of cards with the same name as that card and exile them. Then that player shuffles their library.
Color
black
Card Ratings
Modern
Legacy
Commander
Rarity
Rare
Expansion Set
Modern Masters 2015 Edition
Multiverse Id
397706
Card Number
99
All Versions
Prices
recent pricing
Modern Masters 2015 Edition   $43.75

Current Legal Formats

Commander

Appears in Commander decks: 0.0%
When included, average number included in deck: 0.00

Rulings

2011-06-01
A card with Phyrexian mana symbols in its mana cost is each color that appears in that mana cost, regardless of how that cost may have been paid.
2011-06-01
To calculate the converted mana cost of a card with Phyrexian mana symbols in its cost, count each Phyrexian mana symbol as 1.
2011-06-01
As you cast a spell or activate an activated ability with one or more Phyrexian mana symbols in its cost, you choose how to pay for each Phyrexian mana symbol at the same time you would choose modes or choose a value for X.
2011-06-01
If you’re at 1 life or less, you can’t pay 2 life.
2011-06-01
Phyrexian mana is not a new color. Players can’t add Phyrexian mana to their mana pools.
2011-06-01
“Any number of cards” means just that. If you wish, you can choose to leave some or all of the cards with the same name as the targeted card, including that card, in the zone they’re in.