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Why is this card so underrated? You can have scry in ANY deck, and for cheap. Your Mono, White, Green, Red decks can now predict what there next cards are and or/ decide what comes next. That availability alone is a 4/5.
Posted By: bluelaser (7/9/2010 10:08:00 AM)


Oh look, they fixed Sensei's Divining Top

This card is quickly becoming the #1 first pick in draft outside of a bomb rare or mythic.
Posted By: LTJZamboni (7/16/2010 1:34:45 PM)


Just a balanced, great card. I love it. Not quite Brainstorm in its manipulative power, but can still be nifty in Miracle decks, most notably because of its re-usability; luckily they aren't mutually exclusive :D

Not that this guy needed Miracle at all to be relevant, but as they say, "just sayin'."
Posted By: bowlofgumbo (7/6/2012 12:37:03 AM)


Crystal Ball will never be Sensei's Divining Top. And as much as I love SDT, that's a very, very good thing. Of course complaining about that is like complaining that Seat of the Synod isn't as good as Mox Sapphire.

Yeah, this one can't pull off the insane infinite combos that the Top could give you, and perhaps worse, it costs 3 instead of 1 so you can't Trinket Mage it out. Still, outside the infinite combos, multiple Crystal Balls stack better (read: at all), and with a few Voltaic Keys it really lets you go through your deck at an enormous speed. Any combination of 3 between this and Voltaic Key will let you go through 6 cards for 5 colorless mana at instant speed every turn. That's a Foresee-worth of deck search every turn in any color. (Of course, if you find the card you want, you'll only be s... (see all)
Posted By: Lyoncet (2/22/2011 2:41:47 PM)


Limited-any-color-uncommon-bomb!!! (or it at least gets you to your bombs). Won me many games at my prerelease.
I agree with Van Lunen; one-of Crystal Balls should be everywhere. More than two-ofs of this card seem unlikely since it steals your turn three, but when you get it late game, you effectively have zero dead draws. Plus, it can be played late game with little-to-no fear of Mana Leak blowout (Love the anti-mana leak).

Ball + Dark Tutelage
Ball + Conundrum Sphinx
The latter I can see as more likely.
Posted By: Selez (7/15/2010 10:30:07 PM)


Scry is always very useful. If I can afford one in my picks on the Friday Night Magic, i never hesitate. This baby can make you draw the ultimate lightning bolt you would need instead of that stupid mountain again :-)
Posted By: bagilis (8/29/2010 11:53:58 AM)


this card is just so good, you can hardly pass it up. I might even slip it into my RDW, for the fact that its simply colorless.
Posted By: U-caster (8/27/2010 8:30:02 AM)


Dark Lotus? ::Smack:: Get yer head in the game foo!
Posted By: XTwistedsoulX (9/6/2010 2:40:23 AM)


A less broken top is still a top.
Posted By: HairlessThoctar (12/26/2010 10:13:55 AM)


This card is SO badass in clash decks... just sayin dropping an Adder-Staff Boggart while fixing my mana curve while seeing what my opposition is packing is pretty awesome
Posted By: Wynzerman (5/23/2011 11:01:39 PM)