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Magical Stone Excavation


Card Number - CP02-EN001

Card Ratings
Traditional: 3.00
Advanced: 4.50

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.

Date Reviewed - 11.02.0


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 inevitable.
...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.
3.5/5 for the potential to break a game open.

Dark Paladin

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 something.

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.


3/5 Traditional
5/5 Advanced

Art: 5/5

Lonely Wolf
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 Excavation (x3)!!!

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 it)
Art: 5/5

See ya all next week!!!
General Zorpa 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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