Crystal Ball

Legality

Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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2011 Core Set Uncommon

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Crystal Ball

Artifact

1, Tap: Scry 2. (To scry 2, look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)

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Crystal Ball Discussion

akrondo21 on infinite quietness

2 weeks ago

Okay, I'm thinking drop Crystal Ball, Heartstone, Lifecrafter's Bestiary, Index, and Serum Visions. To replace those, I'd look into adding Ponder, Preordain, Brainstorm, Counterspell, Enlightened Tutor, Swords to Plowshares, Thopter Foundry, Sword of the Meek, Muddle the Mixture, and Sol Ring. These will help search through your deck to assemble the lock, get the lock in play, and protect your pieces while getting your wincon out. Of course, this is assuming you start winning a bunch and have a ton of extra store credit built up.

kanokarob on And I'll Pay a Red | Only 5 Red Spells! *PRIMER*

4 weeks ago

Oracle's Vault is a good card, and Kurkesh can make it really strong and fast, for sure. If you want to use it that's reasonable, however as I see it, it doesn't add anything of value that the deck specifically needs. You have no control over the top card of your library beyond the Crystal Ball, which is likely on the chopping block when something comes around worth replacing it for. Kurkesh has little interest in casting a thing for free every turn, he's more into searching for the few cheap things he needs quickly to go off.

Again, Oracle's Vault isn't a bad card by any means, especially in Kurkesh. But for Kurkesh, there's no need for it.

Alcarin on Melek, Izzet Voltron

1 month ago

Very creative deck! I love Izzet, and this seems like an unexpected way to run it. The downside I think would be that everyone would probably gun for you right from the start. Do you find that?

Really like your idea of Djinn Illuminatus and Prescient Chimera.

Here are a few suggestions:

McDeity on Grand Arbiter. (Unchained)

1 month ago

Nice deck- I enjoy seeing other people playing Commander Unchained. I am fortunate that my playgroup--after some persuasion-- came around to playing with fun cards as well.

A few notes after reviewing the list- Brainstorm, Sensei's Divining Top, Halimar Depths are all great cards, but to truly maximize their strength you need to run more ways to consistently shuffle. It looks like you run Windswept Heath, so you're on the right track, but a Polluted Delta, Arid Mesa, Scalding Tarn, etc would go a long way towards making those spells more reliable. I'm actually not even certain that they're correct in this list: only Terminus and Long-Term Plans seems to have much synergy. A Preordain, Ponder, or even Crystal Ball may just be a better effect. If you do decide to up the shufflers, Jace, the Mind Sculptor probably becomes better than Jace Beleren as well.

Hokori, Dust Drinker and Rising Waters could be upgraded with Static Orb and Relic Barrier. The Orb is weaker in general, but combos with Barrier and Blinkmoth Well to allow you to fully untap while your opponents can't. Similarly, Winter Orb was re-un-re-errated (the only word to describe its messy history) to where if it's tapped, it turns off. This means that it too will work with ways of tapping it to be the only person who gets to have fun.

Since you're running Enchanted Evening (presumably to get cute with Aura Thief), you could look at subbing Sphere of Safety in for a lesser card.

Anyhow, these are just some ideas after taking a look around. I've been piloting an Arbiter deck for a few years now, and occasionally enjoy checking in on what other people are doing wit him. God bless, and best of luck in your conquests.-McDeity

EpicFreddi on In Response, Spin Top (Miracles Primer)

2 months ago

... so, what's the plan. Replace Top with Crystal Ball?
No seriously. we should start the brew-machine and rebuild it to make it playable. Not Tier1, but playable.

ACD11 on Niv-Mizzet Combo EDH

2 months ago

I am thinking about removing the following cards, any suggestions will be taken into considerationKraum, Ludevic's Opusfoil iconLudevic, Necro-Alchemistfoil iconCrystal BallShow and TellDjinn of WishesPolymorphist's Jest

UpsetYoMama on Need Help with a Wizard ...

2 months ago

Spore Flower could represent the poppies? Flowering Field would be better, but it's in white. If you switch to Abzan, there are a lot of white things you could include.

Crystal Ball is also perfect.

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