Crystal Shard

Crystal Shard

Artifact

, or , : Return target creature to its owner's hand unless its controller pays .

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Crystal Shard Discussion

plainsrunner on Sacrifice outlets and crystal shard

5 months ago

If you're sacrificing as a result of a spell or ability, as opposed to paying the cost for one like with Trading Post , you can respond to the spell or ability while it's on the stack, but once it resolves you have to sacrifice the permanent. For instance, if you opponent casts Soul Shatter to make you sacrifice your most expensive creature or planeswalker, you can use Crystal Shard to bounce the most expensive creature before the soul shatter resolves. However, once the soul shatter resolves, your most expensive creature or planeswalker left on the battlefield is going in the graveyard, no ifs ands or buts.

Swebb87 on Sacrifice outlets and crystal shard

5 months ago

Can I ask why you can play Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath and get the card draw and life gain, then bounce back to your hand using Crystal Shard before it sacrifices? Is it because they are ETB triggers and you can respond before the sacrifice triggers?

Swebb87 on Sacrifice outlets and crystal shard

5 months ago

Evening, if I Sacrifice a creature to Trading Post 3rd ability to return an artifact to my hand, but bounce the sacrificed creature back to my hand using Crystal Shard before it hits the graveyard, do I get the artifact from my graveyard to my hand from the Trading Post ability, or does it no longer see the creature to sacrifice and pay the cost?

Seuchenschutz on Animar Crossing

7 months ago

Nice Deck idea. What you need is more card advantage per creature. You could add Glimpse of Nature or Lifecrafter's Bestiary . Some mechanics to bounce your own creatures would be nice too. Like Crystal Shard or Erratic Portal

ChaosJester on Michonne Zombie Tribal

7 months ago

I also own a Secret Lair pack of TWD and this is deck helps me to find a starting point to build something with These cards, so thx a lot for sharing your idea. As a Johnny player, I would include a few cards that flicker/bounce your Commander or copy her ability. Conjurer's Closet , Crystal Shard and Erratic Portal come into my mind. Creating more walker tokens is not only flavorful but also interesting as chump blockers!

I also recommend Carrion Feeder because this is a good combo card with your Gravecrawler and Skullclamp .

Furthermore, you need more lands. 31 is way too less for an average cmc of 3. Usually people tend to play at least 35 our 36 lands and 5 or more mana rocks.

Osbert on Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer - Sneaky Morph Deck

7 months ago

Mana Maze is kind of a cute stax card that trips up a lot of decks but won't really affect you as morph is colourless on the stack. Cryptolith Rite is antoher great card for Kadena that helps your vanilla 2/2s do a little more.

I would highly suggest taking out Muraganda Petroglyphs . This effect is symmetrical and tokens don't have text on them so they receive this buff which makes it dangerous to play. A lot of green decks have an Avenger of Zendikar lurking somewhere in the 99 that will clean your clock quickly.

Instead of Crystal Shard I suggest you run Cunning Evasion . This lets you play mind games with the opponents by using the combat step as a way to reset your morph creatures. It either makes them unblockable or you get to morph the creature in response to the block being declared which lets you recycle the creature. It also makes Ixidron a headache for opponents to maneuver around as they don't want to put it back in your hand by blocking it but they also don't want to take 10+ damage by not blocking.

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