Crystal Shard

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin (MRD) Uncommon

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Crystal Shard

Artifact

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

Crystal Shard Discussion

Rytlock on Baby's First Deck

3 weeks ago

Here's some things you might consider changing around.

This deck wants to win by copying lots of things. There are a few ways for you to win. One of the easier ways to do this might be to exploit Biovisionary . You just have to get four of him on your board by the end of your turn to win. Cards that you included already, like Rite of Replication make this very easy to pull off, provided you have both ready to go.

Birthing Pod , and Fauna Shaman , although more expensive, can help you search for important creatures like Biovisionary or even Worldgorger Dragon . You already have a few ways to make tokens or copies of Biovisionary

Ixidron , and Kederekt Leviathan can help to slow down your opponents and clear their creatures if you find yourself in trouble.

Genesis is another good creature that can pull things from your graveyard if you screw up or someone kills your Biovisionary .

Lastly, Crystal Shard , and Conjurer's Closet can be used to flicker your own creatures to have them constantly re-enter the battlefield and trigger effects.

Things to reconsider:

Comet Storm Bad.

Insidious Will You have a lot of counterspells. Consider cutting some of the higher mana cost ones like this.

Reiterate , Increasing Vengeance , Reverberate These might all be better if they copied creatures instead of just instants/sorceries. (Don't let go of all of these, just cut them back to one or two.)

Lightning Strike Bad. Lightning Bolt is better, but you really have no use for cards like this in the deck.

hoffie4 on Ephara Control

4 weeks ago

Other useful cards to get the ETB trigger:

Cool ETB effects:

Other fun and useful cards:

Token Generation to Get ETB Triggers

hkhssweiss on Free Spells Are Just Better!

1 month ago

You can add in Sunbird's Invocation for some more pseudo-cascade shenanigans!!! Just more random fun! Crystal Shard is also fun to play with in allowing you to bounce your Maelstrom to do it all over again!

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Pir and Toothy spell slinger

1 month ago

There's a couple more flicker effects that I don't see in your main or sideboard like Nephalia Smuggler / Displace / Illusionist's Stratagem / Deadeye Navigator and weird ones like Baral's Expertise and Supplant Form . And creatures that counter spells work well with blink like Frilled Mystic / Mystic Snake / Draining Whelk .

There's also Everflowing Chalice / Astral Cornucopia that work with Pir, and Thrummingbird / Skyship Plunderer that are basically magpies (with Toothy) and help the counter themes. Tel-Jilad Stylus / Crystal Shard / Lord of the Unreal helps with protecting Toothy. What do you think about Whirlpool Drake / Whirlpool Rider / Forgotten Creation / Teferi's Puzzle Box as an additional Alhammarret's Archive? Turbulent Dreams is a nice additional Cyclonic Rift. And why do you run no planeswalkers like Kiora, the Crashing Wave / Nissa, Vital Force / Garruk, Primal Hunter (they enter the battlefield and activate with an additional counter with Pir.

What do you think of Empyrial Plate / Thassa, God of the Sea / Words of Wilding / Sphinx's Tutelage / Psychic Corrosion / Key to the City as an extra wincon? I have my own deck (here)[http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/22-07-18-pirtoothy/?cat=type&sort=cost] and I'm considering if these are suboptimal.

SK00MA on Pir and Toothy spell slinger

1 month ago

Enral - Yeah, you are totally right. I have died so many times that way. I think partially due to the problem is that I have not had enough experience with the deck. I have died so many times to my own faults. For example flickering him to draw cards and then he doubles up on counters then he gets killed and I draw out. Maybe, I should throw in Stifle and Disallow to stop Toothy, Imaginary Friend own leaves the battlefield trigger. what do you think?

High Market would be a good addition, thanks. I have played with Crystal Shard before and it is a neat card to also catch people off guard and bounce something. Think it might be a little to slow though for this build.

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Pir and Toothy spell slinger

1 month ago

There's a couple more flicker effects that I don't see in your main or sideboard like Nephalia Smuggler / Displace / Illusionist's Stratagem / Deadeye Navigator and weird ones like Baral's Expertise and Supplant Form .

There's also Everflowing Chalice / Astral Cornucopia that work with Pir, and Thrummingbird / Skyship Plunderer that are basically magpies (with Toothy) and help the counter themes. Tel-Jilad Stylus / Crystal Shard / Lord of the Unreal helps with protecting Toothy. What do you think about Whirlpool Drake / Whirlpool Rider / Forgotten Creation / Teferi's Puzzle Box as an additional Alhammarret's Archive? Turbulent Dreams is a nice additional Cyclonic Rift. And why do you run no planeswalkers like Kiora, the Crashing Wave / Nissa, Vital Force / Garruk, Primal Hunter that enter the battlefield and activate with an additional counter with Pir?

What do you think of Empyrial Plate / Thassa, God of the Sea / Words of Wilding / Sphinx's Tutelage / Psychic Corrosion / Key to the City as an extra wincon? I have my own deck (here)[http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/22-07-18-pirtoothy/?cat=type&sort=cost] and I'm considering if these are suboptimal.

Enral on Pir and Toothy spell slinger

1 month ago

SK00MA: The reason why temur sabertooth and crystal shard is so good is because it gives you control on how big Toothy can get to be able to reset it when you're at risk of drawing out. The problem with labman is that if you have Toothy having more counters than your remaining library, your opponents can kill you instantly by just removing him. Flash cannot save you in that scenario unless you have labman in your hand or in play already since you'll be forced to draw out the entire library if you have no immediate responses. Maybe that's my anecdotal experience with it but might work out in your build. Either way I still think Crystal Shard maybe warrant some playtesting in your build. Have you also thought of High Market ? It is another check on Toothy's power as well as ability to get value out of Chasm Skulker in response to him getting exiled/bounced. I like your spellslinger's approach a lot.. +1 from me!

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Crystal Shard occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Blue: 0.08%

RUG (Temur): 0.11%