(3), Tap or (Blue), Tap: Return target creature to its owner's hand unless its controller pays (1).
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|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Crystal Shard occurrence in decks from the last year
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Crystal Shard Discussion
5 days ago
IMHO, I think you need to swap out some low-drops for evasion, you don't have a lot of bounce/recursion to re-Ninjitsu your big fatties. I'd recommend Key to the City or Dauthi Embrace. Crystal Shard if you want to lean towards more bounce.
2 weeks ago
You play the card with grandeur, then you play sakashima which would be your commander. Then you bounce the card with grandeur back to your hand with something like Crystal Shard then you can discard the card with grandeur to activate the copy of it on the battlefield. This works best if you have a way to keep returning the grandeur card back to your hand from the graveyard.
3 weeks ago
You might also want to consider Crystal Shard as a redundant erratic portal that basically costs the same to activate in mono-blue
1 month ago
I'm not sure, if I get the mechanics.
Attack with rogues like Deathcult Rogue and ninjas like Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni, opponents will probably want to block your ninja if they have to choose - Then use "smokebomb" cards like Crystal Shard or Erratic Portal, bounce your ninja and use ninjutsu on the unblocked rogue! Now that's ninjastyle... ;)
Am I right, if I say:
Attack with both (rogue and ninja). Hopefully my opponents block the ninja. I bounce it, the ninja, back on my hand, use it's ninjutsu ability, return the rogue (unblocked) to my hand and bring back the bounced ninja to activate it's triggered ability?
Uh... I like that. My playgroup didn't see this coming. I think I will invest the necessary 250€ on this deck. This one seems fun to play and I LOVE X. Had to read it like three times to get, what it does, but once I got it, it was like: "OMFG! That's awesome fun!"
3 months ago
Also, if in blue, you can run Fae of Wishes. This tutors using your sideboard. It's like adding 15 more cards to your deck without the clunkiness of stuffing them into the deck. Quite repeatable with stuff like Crystal Shard or similar.
5 months ago
Just updated this deck a good bit. Took out some of the less ideal walls I had in there and added in some simple bounce enablers like Crystal Shard & Erratic Portal to get me some additional Arcades triggers. Let me know what you guys think.
Commander / EDH*
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