Crystal Shard

Crystal Shard


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

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Format Legality
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Custom Legal
Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Unformat Legal

Crystal Shard occurrence in decks from the last year

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Crystal Shard Discussion

Coward_Token on Crouching Kadena, Hidden Phage

4 days ago

d_iros: your experience with what's underperforming should be your foremost guide, but here's my take:

Crystal Shard: Obviously versatile, but not essential. Does synergize minorly with Scroll of Fate & creature ETB triggers like Kadena tho

Mistfire Weaver: seems pretty mediocre, although it hurts a bit to cut a morph card

Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip & Lord of the Void: kinda mediocre, and cutting down on either would lower the average CMC. The Scroll helps with expensive stuff tho.

Not making your life easier but you might consider Vivien, Champion of the Wilds & Mystic Forge too

SerBorksaLot on Akatsuki, the Horizon's Shadow

1 month 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.

King_marchesa on The Secret World

2 months 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.

tef3ri on The Braided Siren's Song (Show n' Tell Theft)

2 months ago

You might also want to consider Crystal Shard as a redundant erratic portal that basically costs the same to activate in mono-blue

bl4ckb0l7 on [PreCon] Moving Shadows - Rogues & Ninjas

3 months 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!"

king-saproling on Jazz Hands Venser

4 months ago

Oh i forgot Crystal Shard

MagicMarc on Tutor me on Tutors

5 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.

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