Skeleton 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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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

LeaPlath on Justice: R.I.P.

1 month 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 A Truly EPIC Experiement

4 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 ...

6 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?

warrior_boots on Part-ners: Silas Renn

6 months ago

Thanks for the comments on this and Part-ners: Ravos, SoulCycler. I hadn't considered Kusari-Gama yet. Between Whispersilk Cloak, Whirler Rogue, and Key to the City, I think I am happy with the number of evasion pieces for now. I also have a few other forms of recursion in the deck between Trading Post, Skeleton Shard and Beacon of Unrest, in case Silas doesn't have a clear path to through the battlefield.

Burnished Hart is a tempting target, but I am trying to spread the love between various partners. I may give the Hart to a deck without as many mana rocks (maybe Ravos, Soultender -- recursion in the command zone and the Hart's even from Theros!).

Nevinyrral's Disk seems like a serious consideration as a synergistic boardwipe. What to cut for it, though? Maybe Thada Adel, Acquisitor?

twistedmage on

7 months ago

I would recommend some artifact lands Ancient Den or Vault of Whispers. Maybe a Skeleton Shard for recursion?

The7thBobba on

8 months ago

Awesome concept, dude! Have you considered a Skeleton Shard or two? Stay frosty!

Lordquinton on

9 months ago

Skeleton Shard seems useless in this deck as you have no artifact creatures.

Groose-kun on Worship By Sacrifice

10 months ago

Yeah you're definitely giving me some good ideas for editing, I thought about Servo Schematic in replace of Ichor Wellspring for Arcbound Ravager. Scrap Trawler is a great idea! another possible edit into the deck or in the sideboard. the reason I thought of Pia's Revolution was because of the take back for artifacts, but Skeleton Shard puts in work. I thought adding some might help me improve the chance of getting that return. Thanks for the great Ideas! It really helps improve this deck Pyranem.

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