Skeleton Shard


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

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Set Rarity
Planechase (HOP) Uncommon
Mirrodin (MRD) Uncommon

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Skeleton Shard


(3), Tap or (Black), Tap: Return target artifact creature card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Skeleton Shard Discussion

Wolfrage76 on Vela's toys bring her pleasure and you pain

2 months ago

WalkingIllusion The infect stuff was based on the idea that I can use recurrsion to keep using them to drop infect counters on people and the creatures could just walk in. But I did pull all but Inkmoth nexus (because I can use it with hatred to instakill a player if needed) and a Phyrexian Juggernaut (which would work sweet with Blade of Selves and the Mirage Mirror to take out multiple people at once). Blightsteel Colossus is listed but I'm actually running the Darksteel Colossus instead because Blightsteel colossus is kinda boring to play. I may go back to an infect version but I'm liking the direction this is going now. As for your counterspells suggestion, I need to decide if I'm going with cheap CMC counters or some of the bigger ones.

jpsuchecki So Skeleton Shard is a good idea - need to fig out what to replace. Buried Ruin will go in and replace another land - I also have Academy Ruins which is sweet, but more ways to pull from my graveyard gives me more of an excuse to run Codex Shredder ;) Command Tower - not sure how I didn't add that. And probably Command Beacon too since Vela isn't cheap to cast. Rhystic Study... I.. want to add it... but i always want to add it... but "didja pay yer 1?? didja pay yer 1??" really starts to annoy my local group ;)

Ledian Hmm. I think i may have Steel Overseer. I do agree there are better options than Seer's Lantern, and I think I will add Voltaic Key.

Thanks, y'all!

jpsuchecki on Vela's toys bring her pleasure and you pain

2 months ago

Scrap Trawler and/or Skeleton Shard for graveyard retrieval. Buried Ruin is a land that does the same thing, but one-time use (still might be worth it). Swap something like Submerged Boneyard for Command Tower. Rhystic Study is a great card draw especially in multiplayer.

If you're considering Throne of Geth consider Contagion Engine as an alternative.

Also, I know some people hate this card but Mycosynth Lattice could work nicely here.

jpsuchecki on Thopt Thopt Thopt Thopt

2 months ago

I would write a better description of what you're trying to achieve. It is kind of hard to offer advice when all you have to go on is "win by flying." Other than that I would suggest cards that help reduce the cost. Cloud Key, Foundry Inspector, Mycosynth Golem, and Semblance Anvil. Skeleton Shard is a nice graveyard retrieval. Energy Chamber is nice for a counter. I know you said you're on a budget, but consider Mycosynth Lattice and Darksteel Forge (a destroy all artifacts would easily shut this deck down). I use Consulate Crackdown and Mycosynth Lattice as an alternate win condition.

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Pallino on Breya, Oddly Satisfying Machining Porn

4 months ago

NicS18 thanks for the suggestions. To be honest i used to run both Darksteel Forge and Mycosynth Lattice with Arcum Dagsson, but was a little to much.
Now that I think about it Dagsson was the problem, i will try to run the combo without him maybe.

jpsuchecki I love Panharmonicon but i have four maybe five ETB triggers in this deck, it's not really worth it.
I never used Skeleton Shard but it's fast and cheap enough for give it a chance, i like it, thanks!

jpsuchecki on Breya, Oddly Satisfying Machining Porn

4 months ago

Skeleton Shard could also be useful in this deck.

LeaPlath on Justice: R.I.P.

6 months ago

Well this just isn't competitive.

Skeleton Shard only recurrs Myr Retriver. Who returns another Myr retriver. So not that great.

All your creatures either fail the bolt test, or line up poorly with the cards that see play in the current format. Your wincon is a 7 mana dude in a 22 land deck, with no ramp. On turn 7 assuming you draw and play a land each turn, you will generally already be dead from the aggro decks, or dead from the combo decks. The midrange decks are able to out value and strip your hand by this.

You are running lots of 1 ofs, which don't really help you and your engine cards are both slow (Scepter costs 6 mana at sorcery speed to discard 1 card) and Elixar isn't really a thing in modern because there isn't really a mill deck and the life gain is minimal. Even control decks don't run it because they have access to Nahiri/Collonade/Clique etc.

What are you actually wanting? Some sort of aggressive, strip your hand, mono black deck? Or slow black mono black devotion midrange?

toothlessthedragon on This deck plays all the EPIC spells.

9 months ago

LTmiller that's what we thought at first, but Skeleton Shard only gets back artifact creatures so we made a mistake by putting it in.

juliusthejules on Will a creature equipped with ...

11 months ago

I have an Artifact + Black deck with Silverskin Armor, Skeleton Shard, and two Myr Retriever. If I were to attach Silverskin Armor to Disciple of the Vault and it goes to the graveyard, can I use Myr Retriever or Skeleton Shard to bring Disciple of the Vault back from the graveyard to my hand?

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