When you are instructed to “search” for a card, pick up the indicated decks or piles of cards, find every card matching the criteria specified, and choose one of them (for example, “search for a gearGear are Ranger cards that have ongoing effects or abilities that you can trigger during your turn (or at other times specified on the card). When they are played, gear cards are equipped... Read more card”). If you searched for a path cardCards that make up the path deck. Each round, during Phase 1: Path Cards, each Ranger draws a path card. There are two types of Path cards:
Read more, put the card into play. If you searched for a Ranger cardCards that make up your Ranger deck. On your turn, you can spend an amount of energy matching the card’s cost to play that card. The card then has an effect based on... Read more, place the card into your hand. Then return all unchosen cards to where you got them and shuffle any affected decks.
Some search effects may instruct you to search for the “next” card matching a certain criteria. In those cases, go through the deck card-by-card, starting at the top, and pick the first card that matches the criteria. If, in these cases, it specifies to search two locations (for example “search the path deck and discardPlace discarded cards in their corresponding discard pile and discarded tokens in the supply. Effects that trigger when a card clears do not trigger when a card is discarded. Read more”), search the locations in the order they are written. If you fail to find a card in a location, moveThe card is moved to a different area than the one in which it currently sits. If an area isn’t specified, you can choose to move it either along the way or within... Read more on to the next.
If instructed to search a set of cards, find that set in the collection, and search it as described above. If the set is currently in use, go through the deck and discardPlace discarded cards in their corresponding discard pile and discarded tokens in the supply. Effects that trigger when a card clears do not trigger when a card is discarded. Read more in which it is currently being used.