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Date Reviewed - 11.02.07
Magical Stone Excavation
First thing's first; I laugh at all of you who
paid $100 each for these when they were legal at
3 per deck and Diamond Dude Turbo was the king
of cheap kills.
With that out of the way...this card ON ITS OWN
is not that good. It's actually a -2 -- you're
giving up 3 cards, the MSE itself and two
discards, to get back one Spell. Very few decks
can turn that into a huge advantage, but Diamond
Dude Turbo can.
That deck will either have cards in hand it
wants in the Graveyard (Malicious) or free cards
it can dump and just get back (Phoenix Wind Wing
Blast), and at any given time after the first
couple turns, the deck usually only needs one
Spell (or to get one Spell back) to win a game.
When MSE was at 3, getting that Spell was
...with MSE at 1, it's not so much the case.
Even worse, everyone and their mothers are
siding D. D. Crows to deal with Zombies, which
are also great at picking off an attempt to
bring Dimension Fusion, Heavy Storm, or
something else big out of the Graveyard and
stopping the DDT player cold.
This thing actually isn't even worth limiting to
1 with Malicious at 2 and Crow seeing heavy
play. You have shots at activating it for free
with Diamond Dude's effect, but the odds of that
happening are about the same as you actually
drawing it and having to use it.
Closing the week, we get a goodie, Magical Stone
Excavation. This card is going for as high as $100+
on some websites right now, so that should tell you
The effect is simple, Discard two cards from your
hand to retrieve one Magic card from your Graveyard.
In short, that is awesome. It is a -2, as you give
up two, plus this card, to get a Magic card, but it
could be a card that won you the game, and the card
advantage doesn't mean a damn thing.
People who have it are playing it, and you should
get one and play it too. It's just that good.
November 2nd, 2007
Remember earlier this year when there was that $800
deck that everyone wanted? What made up more than
1/3 of the cost? That’s right, Magical Stone
A better version of Spell Reproduction. Discard ANY
two cards to bring back any spell card from your
grave and place it in your hand. Obviously, this is
a -2 in most situations, so you are going to want to
get a POWERFUL spell, meaning that this card is
mostly restricted to OTK’s as most regular decks
can’t afford a -2 at many points of the game.
Diamond Dude Turbo is the most obvious deck this
card goes in. Discard two Phoenix Blades to bring
back Dimension Fusion. Then remove 4 Warriors to
bring the Blades back to your hand, then play
Dimension Fusion and do massive damage.
Another deck this card works well in is Crystal
Beasts. Discard two beasts to get back Abundance or
Rainbow Ruin. Then play Blessing to bring back the
same two beasts in the back row, then play Abundance
and do huge damage, or play Ruin and continue
drawing and doing other things til you win.
And I’m sure the amount of OTK and other decks this
card works in goes on and on…..
Traditional: 3.5/5 (Dumping Light and Darks for a
Monster Reborn actually sounds rather good)
Advanced: 5/5 (OTK’s and other decks that can afford
See ya all next week!!!
Magical Stone Excavation
This is the most desirable card from the Champion
Packs. It is an Ultra, so back when DDT was fully
functional, this card was run in threes and reached
exponentially high value. STill useful today, it
allow you to get back a powerful spell that could
possibly win the game. DDT loves this card still, as
it helps to discard as well as get back that all
important Dimension Fusion or Premature Burial.
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