Crystal Ball

Crystal Ball

Artifact

, : 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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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR) Uncommon
Mystery Booster: Convention Edition (MYSCON) Uncommon
Commander 2018 (C18) Uncommon
2011 Core Set (M11) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Crystal Ball occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Crystal Ball Discussion

DemonDragonJ on Clash of the Titans

1 month ago

I have replaced Crucible of Worlds with Crystal Ball, since this deck does not contain any lands that can sacrifice themselves, making the ball a far more appealing option for this deck.

DemonDragonJ on Crystal Ball or Crucible of ...

1 month ago

MindAblaze, DrukenReaps, I am actually surprised by your suggestions, but I do appreciate them, very much, since I was planning to keep the crucible, but you are both correct; this deck does not contain any lands that sacrifice themselves, so Crystal Ball is definitely better. Thank you very much for your suggestions.

MindAblaze on Crystal Ball or Crucible of ...

1 month ago

Do you play fetchlands? Strip Mine et al.? Cycling lands? Dredge of any sort, especially Life from the Loam? Any other way that you put your own lands in the graveyard?

If so, Crucible. If not, Crystal Ball is repeatable top deck control for a reasonable cost.

DemonDragonJ on Crystal Ball or Crucible of ...

1 month ago

I have a copy of Crucible of Worlds in my five-colored EDH deck, which is definitely an awesome card, but I am wondering if I should replace it with Crystal Ball, because that card is also very awesome.

I am experiencing difficulty with this decision, because, while WotC has not been emphasizing land destruction nearly as heavily as it once did, land destruction does still exist, so the ability to play lands from the graveyard is very valuable. Crystal Ball is very nice, but the deck does already contain both Arcane Encyclopedia and Temple Bell, so I am not certain if it really needs to have the ball.

What does everyone else say about this? Should I replace Crucible of Worlds with Crystal Ball?

triproberts12 on Rat Utopia Experiment

1 month ago

If you're trying to win with a big enough board of creatures, you'll reach critical mass faster if you sac them to Plunge into Darkness or Reprocess. Planar Portal is awfully inefficient. You're not cheating Eldrazi into play, so tutoring for the piece directly seems way faster. Crystal Ball is cute, but this doesn't feel like the deck for it. Black is loaded up on ways to tutor, reanimate, scry, draw, etc. On the whole, I would examine how many artifacts you're playing. Of what's there, I'd look for upgrades, as well. Arcane Signet is strictly better than Charcoal Diamond, because that is the world we live in.

Nodrog666 on Numot Stax

1 month ago

Hey man! Good first draft! I like some of the ideas in here. I have some constructive criticism for you, so, as brutally honest as I will be with my suggestions, keep in mind I’m just offering my best advice on how to improve this list. I tested this deck a bit and here’s some thoughts I have:

More Tutor / Draw: You’re running very little card advantage, which I noticed when I was testing this deck. There isn’t enough dig or deck manipulation going on here. Basically every time I found myself durdling. Here are some suggestions:

More spot removal: Your deck doesn’t have a lot of ways of dealing out targeted removal. Mass Land D and other sweeper spells are great and all, but you also need ways of handling individual problems as they arrive. Here are some suggestions I have:

More Persistent harassment: You’re running MLD, Tax, but you aren’t running a whole lot of effects to consistently torment the opponent. Smokestack, Pendrell Mists, Kataki, War's Wage, Manabarbs keep pressure on your opponents. Even just running more stuff to slow things down (Winter Orb, Tangle Wire, Kismet, Rule of Law, Stranglehold etc.) would be useful here.

Consider less creatures, more enchantments: Hatebears are cool, but consider the fact that they are easier to kill than their enchantment counterparts. Magus of the Moon dies much easier than Blood Moon and you want these effects to have a good return on investment. This one is more food for thought than actual criticism.

Suggestions for cuts: Hall of Heliod's Generosity (?): It’s a great card, but right now you aren’t running enough Enchantments to justify it. Most of the time it’s going to just tap for colorless. If you run more Enchantments, it’s a keeper! (I think I’m going to try and find a slot for my own deck)

Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain: This is pretty vestigial. It’s not really pulling much weight. Cut it.

Karn, Silver Golem: See above.

Remorseful Cleric: This is too squishy. Run Tormod's Crypt instead. Just as easy to recur (moreso, in fact, cause Academy Ruins sees it) and it lowers your curve.

Tomik, Distinguished Advokist: I get what you’re going with here, but you’re blowing up your lands anyway, making them untargetable is kind of moot. There’s a bunch of hatebears I’d rather run in this slot.

Burning of Xinye / Wildfire: These are weak, you can do way better for MLD in your colors. Add Sunder (Cheaper at Instant speed!).

Saltblast: This card is kind of bad. Costs waaay too much for targeted removal. Also, is completely dead against decks that run white. I’d honestly remove this and replace it with Wrath of God instead.

Karn, the Great Creator: Not doing enough. I see the combo with Mycosynth Lattice, but Hellkite Tyrant is a much better combo.

Elspeth, Sun's Nemesis: This card isn't great. If you want Elspeth, put in Elspeth, Knight-Errant or Elspeth, Sun's Champion instead. Both make tokens as a +1 ability.

Empowered Autogenerator: Too slow, too expensive. It’s not as good as it looks. Ideally, rocks should slot into the 0-3 CC range. If you desperately wanted something in the 4 slot, why not just run Thran Dynamo instead? It’s more consistent.

Firemind Vessel – See above.

Phantasy on Aminatou

3 months ago

Cards I like: Forge of Heroes Crystal Ball Reality Acid (really good, the combo is weird but strong)

I think we can drop: Custodi Lich Baleful Strix (It's a bit expensive even if it is good lol) Rune-Scarred Demon (Tutors are boring, also expensive)

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