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Surprise Illusion Virginia
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Surprise Illusion Virginia is a combo reanimate deck type.


Using Surprise Illusion to add any race to Sir Virginia, Mystic Light Insect and reanimating any Evolution creature of the preferred race from your graveyard was the main intention of the deck.

However, with the January 15th, 2011 restriction of Sir Virginia, Mystic Light Insect to 1 copy per deck the deck type was essentially vanquished from gameplay, only for later having Surprise Illusion restricted to 1 copy on August 11, 2012. 

  • If the player casts Surprise Illusion before putting Virginia in the battle zone the combo is approved, and Virginia's CiP effect can be extended to any race. For example, consider Sir Virginia being reanimated alongside Amaterasu, Founder of the Blue Wolves with Hellgate Moon, the Enlightened. Amaterasu's CiP effect can be resolved before Virginia's, thereby casting Surprise Illusion and then in the end any evolution creature can be reanimated.
  • Although there are other ways, the combo itself is very difficult to achieve and in many circumstances, makes the deck hard to build.
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