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Extirpate maindeck or Sideboard ?



 
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Extirpate Maindeck or Sideboard
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Magx



Joined: 07 Sep 2004
Posts: 452

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:54 pm    Post subject: Extirpate maindeck or Sideboard ? Reply with quote

After seeing a LOT of Extirpate maindeck,

I wanted to know what do YOU think ?

Does Extirapte belongs maindeck or is it a sideboard card
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TD



Joined: 19 Jul 2006
Posts: 110

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neither; it shouldn't be played at all in most decks. Maybe in vintage you could use it to hose MD ichorid, but...
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Berzerker



Joined: 24 Aug 2005
Posts: 56

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

extripate is an amazing hoze for almost any deck, it combos amazingly with discard. Against blue decks 1 extripate gets rid of 3 counterspells (the first one was used, therefore in the graveyard). The fact that it is an instant and with split second makes it an extremely viable card.
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FiReBLT



Joined: 31 Dec 2004
Posts: 297

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why is neither not an option?
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kilomitro



Joined: 25 Oct 2004
Posts: 163

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

idk why ppl think the card is good. its a reactive cranial extract, and even that card didnt see alot of play. being uncounterable and one mana is nice, but only as nice as their grave.
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SpareSocks



Joined: 24 Dec 2005
Posts: 49

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kilomitro wrote:
its a reactive cranial extract

cranial extraction is reactive also.
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Magx



Joined: 07 Sep 2004
Posts: 452

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FiReBLT wrote:
Why is neither not an option?


because the question is " maindeck or sideboard" ( obviously IF you running it)
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NahHolmes



Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Posts: 738

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kilomitro wrote:
idk why ppl think the card is good. its a reactive cranial extract, and even that card didnt see alot of play. being uncounterable and one mana is nice, but only as nice as their grave.

Cranial Extraction was an extremely popular card that saw plenty of play, anyone who has ever Cranial Extractioned naming Cranial Extraction can tell you that.
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TD



Joined: 19 Jul 2006
Posts: 110

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NahHolmes wrote:
kilomitro wrote:
idk why ppl think the card is good. its a reactive cranial extract, and even that card didnt see alot of play. being uncounterable and one mana is nice, but only as nice as their grave.

Cranial Extraction was an extremely popular card that saw plenty of play, anyone who has ever Cranial Extractioned naming Cranial Extraction can tell you that.


Cranial Extraction was popular, but the card was only really useful against a handful of decks outside of the recursion loop used by some Gifts deck. However, Gifts Ungiven was also considerably more powerful than this for a variety of reasons:

1) It was much more likely to hit a card in their hand; you were much more likely to hit a copy they had in hand, and you could proactively choose to cranial for a card they had just tutored for or which you had otherwise seen in their hand. You seldom have that option with extirpate.
2) It allowed you to take out cards proactively - cranialling a combo deck before they went off meant you could take out a critial piece of the combo and slow them down, or you could take out the card which could impact your current board position.
3) It was much more efficient - if it is in their graveyard, it is taking you -two- cards to get rid of all the copies, whereas Cranial Extraction only takes one
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