Crystal Shard


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin (MRD) Uncommon

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Crystal Shard


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

Crystal Shard Discussion

Chandra585 on Free Sh*t Tribal!

4 weeks ago

I completely forgot about that one, it’s great! For the purpose of recasting Wanderer, I have Crystal Shard and Temur Sabertooth , but more couldn’t hurt!

Jayd0nlink on Oh, You Wanted to Play Magic?

1 month ago

Alright hkhssweiss, so I have updated and edited my deck a bit, and I wanted to see what you thought. Here are the cards I took out:

And these are the cards I put in:

Anyway, if you could tell me what you think, that would be great. And again, thanks for all of your help hkhssweiss!

Funkydiscogod on Budget Acid Trip

1 month ago

What's your opinion on Crystal Shard ? You can target your own creatures and decline to pay (so you get them back i), or use it on the opponent's creatures to annoy them.

ive-been-degaussed on Roalesk Energy

1 month ago

Jace's Triumph is a strictly-better Divination, but both are pretty bad.

Contentious Plan and Steady Progress seem both like cards you should add here. Same with Merfolk Skydiver and Evolution Sage .

You'll want ways to reuse ETBs to get energy again: Crystal Shard , Erratic Portal , Conjurer's Closet .

smashadams83 on A Riddle of Sphinx - Unesh EDH

2 months ago

Gwathnar that’s a good suggestion I should add it for some extra ramp.

Wedjat while I do have rift , I also have Curse of the Swine to take care of creatures and also Duplicant which can be abused with Crystal Shard and becomes absurd if I have shard with a paradox engine setup to exile all of my opponents’ creatures. Addionally, I have a good amount of countermagic to take care of problem cards. O stone is a good suggestion though as I can tutor for it easily. I’ll keep that on the maybeboard in case I find I need it going forward.

multimedia on Given to Fly

2 months ago

Hey, bounce of your opponent's permanents is a fine strategy, but consider expanding on this strategy? More bouncing or blinking of your own creatures with ETB abilities to then get more value from them.

Budget cards ($5 or less each) to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • 2x Island
  • Aeon Chronicler
  • Burnished Hart
  • Jeering Homunculus
  • Mu Yanling
  • Jace, Ingenious Mind-Mage
  • Sturmgeist
  • Soramaro, First to Dream
  • Disappearing Act
  • Dream Fracture
  • Fumble
  • Vision Skeins
  • Split Decision
  • Prosperity
  • Reality Strobe
  • Grasping Current
  • Rhythmic Water Vortex
  • Concentrate
  • Argentum Armor
  • Coveted Jewel
  • Skullcage

I offer more advice if you want it, including explanations about cards I'm suggesting to add/cut. Good luck with your deck.

hkhssweiss on Dromar, The Hacking Teenager

2 months ago

Hmmm I think if you were to go for the more blinking theme it would be more efficient with the color haxing, our only enabler atm is Dromar as well as Cryptic Command / Mystic Confluence .

You can consider adding in Crystal Shard , Deadeye Navigator , Eldrazi Displacer or even Conjurer's Closet / Erratic Portal . Aminatou, the Fateshifter can also be considered and paired with Felidar Guardian . Venser, the Sojourner can also be contemplated and be added in as another line to win.

Venser, Shaper Savant can be added in for multitude of uses, this paired with the color hacking/bouncing theme seems pretty solid :P

Rytlock on Baby's First Deck

3 months ago

Here's some things you might consider changing around.

This deck wants to win by copying lots of things. There are a few ways for you to win. One of the easier ways to do this might be to exploit Biovisionary . You just have to get four of him on your board by the end of your turn to win. Cards that you included already, like Rite of Replication make this very easy to pull off, provided you have both ready to go.

Birthing Pod , and Fauna Shaman , although more expensive, can help you search for important creatures like Biovisionary or even Worldgorger Dragon . You already have a few ways to make tokens or copies of Biovisionary

Ixidron , and Kederekt Leviathan can help to slow down your opponents and clear their creatures if you find yourself in trouble.

Genesis is another good creature that can pull things from your graveyard if you screw up or someone kills your Biovisionary .

Lastly, Crystal Shard , and Conjurer's Closet can be used to flicker your own creatures to have them constantly re-enter the battlefield and trigger effects.

Things to reconsider:

Comet Storm Bad.

Insidious Will You have a lot of counterspells. Consider cutting some of the higher mana cost ones like this.

Reiterate , Increasing Vengeance , Reverberate These might all be better if they copied creatures instead of just instants/sorceries. (Don't let go of all of these, just cut them back to one or two.)

Lightning Strike Bad. Lightning Bolt is better, but you really have no use for cards like this in the deck.

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Crystal Shard occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Blue: 0.14%