Crystal Shard


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Mirrodin (MRD) Uncommon

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Crystal Shard


(3), Tap or (Blue), Tap: Return target creature to its owner's hand unless its controller pays (1).

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Crystal Shard Discussion

Wolfrage76 on Naughty Dragons in Timeout

1 month ago

soul22 Well... It is an awesome card for her but... there are sometimes better options. For example, if I have Peregrine Drake or Scourge of Valkas as examples (or any great ETB creature) and Crystal Shard, would it be better to play Paradox Haze or say Twinning Glass? Or Belbe's Portal? Paradox haze is wonderful but I'm trying to figure out how to play without it to free up a potentially sick slot. Paradox haze can REALLY suck to have in play if opponents play stuff that makes me sac a creature during my upkeep, or that gives me damage then, etc. So it comes down to deck workflow I guess.

Tristanraid on Damia, Sage of the Infinite

1 month ago

This is pretty basic conpared to the Damia jank i played last week. It had Crystal Shard, Fleshbag Marauder & Malevolent Awakening constantly board wiping and Glen Elandra should definitely be in there as well.

passascats on Casual Allies Budget Deck

1 month ago

If you are looking to do this on a budget, I'd look at more copy creatures and token effects, and replace some of the less good allies in the deck. Cards like Rite of Replication, Clone, or even Dack's Duplicate can give you the Ally synergy without running mediocre cards.
Also, a few more flicker effects can go a long way. Crystal Shard, Ghostly Flicker and maybe even running a Venser, the Sojourner could help.
You could also run Arcane Adaptation. This will let even non ally creatures trigger your ally boons!
What your looking for is more consistency in a deck like this. It's easy to get lost in a five color deck like this, so think about your most powerful interactions and how to have them happen more frequently. Slowly trim the fat and you'll have a beast of a deck in no time. I would focus on a three color pie with 2 color splash.As you start to invest more in cards, look at things like Door of Destinies or Coat of Arms which can be huge boost in tribal decks like this.
Good Luck!

ThallionDarkshine on I'm afraid of no ghost !

1 month ago

I would try cutting back on some of the single use token producers and focus more on repeatable token production. Custodi Soulbinders and Twilight Drover are some great repeatable token producers I see in your maybeboard that I think should totally make the main deck. Baku Altar is kind of mediocre, but is another way to repeatably generate spirit tokens.

There are a lot of great spirit effects that trigger off of casting spirit spells, and I think a great way to synergize with this is self-bounce effects. Nikko-Onna is repeatable enchantment removal that also triggers on cast effects. Nebelgast Herald can tap down opposing creatures, either to protect you from attacks or to tap down potential blockers. Sire of the Storm lets you draw cards off of your spirits, and Bygone Bishop does the same for all your cheap creatures. Spectral Shepherd lets you repeatably bounce your own spirits, whether to save them from removal or just reuse their etb effects. Celestial Kirin is a great piece of repeatable removal triggering off of your spirit casts. Another great way to bounce your own spirits is Crystal Shard. It can also disrupt your opponents by forcing them to leave up a mana (2 if you attempt to bounce at eot and again on your turn) to prevent their creatures from being returned to hand.

YouveBeen0wned on Admr. Brass, Grabbin' that...

1 month ago

Feel like its alot closer to what I want it to be.. Equilibrium, Crystal Shard, and Erratic Portal are in the mail. Feedback welcome!

Zelphyr on Nivvy Werbenfiremindjensen

2 months ago

I can't respond to your FB post so I'll do it here. With all the symmetrical draw you have I'd suggest running something like Mind's Eye and Consecrated Sphinx that way you always gain some value. I'm not a fan of the Ravnica bounce lands like Izzet Boilerworks because it's too big of a target for land destruction and unless you have a way to untap it multiple times in a turn it's rarely worth the risk instead i'd run something with more utility like a Riptide Laboratory also The land count is a little low at 36 (35 because maze doesn't tap for mana). If you do run Riptide Laboratory I'd consider a small package to make a lot of use out of it like Venser, Shaper Savant and Trinket Mage. Trinket Mage might as well be the new front man for smash mouth because he's an all star and can fetch up bombs like Sensei's Divining Top and Sol Ring. Don't underestimate Riptide Laboratory because being able to save your general in a pinch is great also you're already running a lot of wizards as well. It seems like you're running quite a few tax cards (study, kazuul, propaganda) I'd take a look at Crystal Shard because it's always fun to catch someone when they're being greedy also you can make good use out of it too. That being said it looks like a fun multiplayer deck :D

passascats on Prime Speaker Zegana

2 months ago

Looks like a good start. It's not clear to me what your primary win/cons are, but drawing cards and playing good stuff is always fun (Simic is may Fave).
I would put in some more stuff to maximize your hand size. Venser's Journal, Thought Vessel, Praetor's Counsel, and maybe even Library of Leng.A couple more bounce/flicker effects might be useful. Nephalia Smuggler and Ghostly Flicker are my favorites, but I also use Crystal Shard to bounce my stuff or threats from others.
If you're planning on going in for commander damage some protection for your commander might help too.

Things I would look at cutting: Skullclamp, Foe-Razer Regent, Spitting Image, and Curse of the Swine (I love this card but it always ends up less effective than I think it is my hand).

Good Luck!

Yen24 on I Love The Drake!

2 months ago

dthoreson813 This deck description has sort of fallen into disrepair over the years, as I took it apart and haven't really put much work into revamping it. Regarding your suggestion, the deck wins by looping Time Warp and its ilk repeatedly with Archaeomancer or Mnemonic Wall and Crystal Shard, so it doesn't matter if it wins with 2/2s or 3/3s once it has access to infinite mana, attack steps, and bounce (with Capsize).

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