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CardShark Content - Sharkobaby T (12/25/2003)

Card Name: Lobotomy
Lobotomy
LobotomySet: Tempest
Cost:
4
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
Look at target player's hand and choose any of those cards other than a basic land. Search that player's graveyard, hand, and library for all copies of the chosen card and remove them from the game. That player shuffles his or her library afterwards.

Casting Cost: 2BU
Card Type: Sorcery
Card Text: Look at target player's hand and choose any of those cards other than a basic land. Search that player's graveyard, hand, and library for all copies of the chosen card and remove them from the game. That player shuffles his or her library afterwards.
Artist: Thomas M. Baxa
Rarity: Uncommon

At first glance, the card Lobotomy
Lobotomy
LobotomySet: Tempest
Cost:
4
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
Look at target player's hand and choose any of those cards other than a basic land. Search that player's graveyard, hand, and library for all copies of the chosen card and remove them from the game. That player shuffles his or her library afterwards.
does not seem to be much of a card. I know this is true because when I first saw it I thought the same exact thing. I mean who cares it just removes a few cards, right. However, this card can become a major pain in the neck and even decide the winner of the game when you combine with a few other cards.

For example, if you had a Noble Benefactor
Noble Benefactor
Noble BenefactorSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
U
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
If Noble Benefactor is put into any graveyard from play, each player may search his or her library for any one card and put that card into his or her hand. Each player who searches his or her library shuffles it afterwards.
in play all you need to do is have your opponent destroy it. After that thanks to Noble Benefactor
Noble Benefactor
Noble BenefactorSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
U
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
If Noble Benefactor is put into any graveyard from play, each player may search his or her library for any one card and put that card into his or her hand. Each player who searches his or her library shuffles it afterwards.
’s ability, you and your opponent can each search your libraries for a card. Note, if you do not have a Lobotomy
Lobotomy
LobotomySet: Tempest
Cost:
4
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
Look at target player's hand and choose any of those cards other than a basic land. Search that player's graveyard, hand, and library for all copies of the chosen card and remove them from the game. That player shuffles his or her library afterwards.
card in your hand at this time get that card out of your library and into your hand. Most likely, your opponent would get his or her most powerful card out of his or her library. So, use Lobotomy
Lobotomy
LobotomySet: Tempest
Cost:
4
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
Look at target player's hand and choose any of those cards other than a basic land. Search that player's graveyard, hand, and library for all copies of the chosen card and remove them from the game. That player shuffles his or her library afterwards.
and get rid of that card once and for all.

A safer way to use this card is to have Seer’s Vision, Telepathy
Telepathy
TelepathySet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
102
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Text:
Each of your opponents plays with his or her hand revealed.
or any other card that allows forces your opponent to play with his or her hand revealed. That way if they draw a powerful card or if they have a powerful card in their hand you can eliminate it.

If you have a powerful card like Mirari
Mirari
MirariSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
303
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Text:
Whenever you play an instant or sorcery spell, you may pay 3. If you do, put a copy of that spell onto the stack. You may choose new targets for the copy.
at your disposal, you will be able to duplicate Lobotomy
Lobotomy
LobotomySet: Tempest
Cost:
4
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
Look at target player's hand and choose any of those cards other than a basic land. Search that player's graveyard, hand, and library for all copies of the chosen card and remove them from the game. That player shuffles his or her library afterwards.
as many times as your mana pool allows. That way you can remove up to 28 cards from the game. Just hope that they do not have a bunch of lands in their hand. However, to be on the safe side, just play a card that allows you to see your opponent’s hand, beforehand. Note you can only remove up to 28 cards from the game because your opponent can’t have more than 7 cards in his hand.

Now the moment we’ve all been waiting for, this is one of the most powerful combos you will ever see with Lobotomy
Lobotomy
LobotomySet: Tempest
Cost:
4
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
Look at target player's hand and choose any of those cards other than a basic land. Search that player's graveyard, hand, and library for all copies of the chosen card and remove them from the game. That player shuffles his or her library afterwards.
. First, play Lobotomy
Lobotomy
LobotomySet: Tempest
Cost:
4
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
Look at target player's hand and choose any of those cards other than a basic land. Search that player's graveyard, hand, and library for all copies of the chosen card and remove them from the game. That player shuffles his or her library afterwards.
and get rid of a set of cards. Observe your opponent’s deck carefully and remember the most powerful card in there, this is a key step in order for this combo to work at its full potential. Next, play Meddling Mage
Meddling Mage
Meddling MageSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
116
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
As Meddling Mage comes into play, name a nonland card. The named card can't be played.
and name that card so your opponent won’t be able to play it and your problems will be solved. Also works extremely well if you use the combo above this one before you play Meddling Mage
Meddling Mage
Meddling MageSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
116
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
As Meddling Mage comes into play, name a nonland card. The named card can't be played.
. This way you will be able to remove up to 28 cards and render up to 4 cards useless.

I am sure there are more combos out there so do not feel limited by these combos. And best wishes to all those who try any of these combos.


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