Shards of Alara

Shards of Alara contains 250 cards.
It is part of Shards of Alara block.
Released: 2008-10-03
Individual cards released between 2008-10-03 and 2022-04-29.
Base set size: 249 cards.
Akrasan Squire

Akrasan Squire {W}

Creature - Human Soldier
Bant's armies are primarily composed of members of the Mortar caste, loyal commoners who haven't yet earned a sigil.
Angel's Herald

Angel's Herald {W}

Creature - Human Cleric
{2}{W}, {T}, Sacrifice a green creature, a white creature, and a blue creature: Search your library for a card named Empyrial Archangel, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
Rigorous faith and belief are rewarded on occasion, and richly so.
Related card: Empyrial Archangel
Angelic Benediction

Angelic Benediction {3}{W}

Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, you may tap target creature.
"Even in single combat, I am never alone."
—Rafiq of the Many

Angelsong {1}{W}

Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.
Cycling {2}
Clash of sword and cry of beast fall mute when angels sound the call to prayer.
Bant Battlemage

Bant Battlemage {2}{W}

Creature - Human Wizard
{G}, {T}: Target creature gains trample until end of turn.
{U}, {T}: Target creature gains flying until end of turn.
"A night attack will be easy. We'll make an air raid over the Akrasan border. Just get me some flint to light the war torches."
Battlegrace Angel

Battlegrace Angel {3}{W}{W}

Creature - Angel
Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, it gains lifelink until end of turn.
Cradle of Vitality

Cradle of Vitality {3}{W}

Whenever you gain life, you may pay {1}{W}. If you do, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature for each 1 life you gained.
Naya's trees grow tall and sturdy. Their foliage intertwines to form dewcups, rainwater pools where the elves gather to celebrate life.
Dispeller's Capsule

Dispeller's Capsule {W}

{2}{W}, {T}, Sacrifice Dispeller's Capsule: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
"I find its symmetry pleasing. It rids our world of offensive refuse while disposing of itself."
—Dolomarus, Proctor of the Clean
Elspeth, Knight-Errant

Elspeth, Knight-Errant {2}{W}{W}

Legendary Planeswalker - Elspeth
[+1]: Create a 1/1 white Soldier creature token.
[+1]: Target creature gets +3/+3 and gains flying until end of turn.
[–8]: You get an emblem with "Artifacts, creatures, enchantments, and lands you control have indestructible."
Ethersworn Canonist

Ethersworn Canonist {1}{W}

Artifact Creature - Human Cleric
Each player who has cast a nonartifact spell this turn can't cast additional nonartifact spells.
"The noble work of our order is to infuse all life on Esper with etherium. Our goal will be reached more rapidly if new life is . . . suppressed."

Excommunicate {2}{W}

Put target creature on top of its owner's library.
Rebels and other malcontents forced into the ritual awake lost in Topa's vast savannahs. Those who find their way back return humble and repentant.
Guardians of Akrasa

Guardians of Akrasa {2}{W}

Creature - Human Soldier
"Only by the bravery of those who put loyalty above glory is our home kept safe."
Gustrider Exuberant

Gustrider Exuberant {2}{W}

Creature - Human Wizard
Sacrifice Gustrider Exuberant: Creatures you control with power 5 or greater gain flying until end of turn.
"The elves claim the canopy. The nacatl claim the mountains. I suppose you think we ought to stay on the jungle floor?"
Invincible Hymn

Invincible Hymn {6}{W}{W}

Count the number of cards in your library. Your life total becomes that number.
Bantians believe those who are born into the highest caste and live a life of discipline and virtue can ascend to become angels.
Knight of the Skyward Eye

Knight of the Skyward Eye {1}{W}

Creature - Human Knight
{3}{G}: Knight of the Skyward Eye gets +3/+3 until end of turn. Activate only once each turn.
The Order of the Skyward Eye does the bidding of an evil force, unwittingly stirring fear and mistrust across Bant in accordance with his plans.
Knight of the White Orchid

Knight of the White Orchid {W}{W}

Creature - Human Knight
First strike
When Knight of the White Orchid enters the battlefield, if an opponent controls more lands than you, you may search your library for a Plains card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
Both guide and guard on open plain.
Knight-Captain of Eos

Knight-Captain of Eos {4}{W}

Creature - Human Knight
When Knight-Captain of Eos enters the battlefield, create two 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens.
{W}, Sacrifice a Soldier: Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.
The strength of Bant's caste system is the unfailing loyalty of its meekest members.
Marble Chalice

Marble Chalice {2}{W}

{T}: You gain 1 life.
The cup was a gift from the sphinx Tameron, who hoped that those who drank from it would live long enough to decrypt the sphinxes' wisdom.

Metallurgeon {1}{W}

Artifact Creature - Human Artificer
{W}, {T}: Regenerate target artifact.
"By the time I got there, the heart had stopped. Fortunately, I was able to replace it with something better."
Oblivion Ring

Oblivion Ring {2}{W}

When Oblivion Ring enters the battlefield, exile another target nonland permanent.
When Oblivion Ring leaves the battlefield, return the exiled card to the battlefield under its owner's control.
A circle of light and a word of confinement.
Ranger of Eos

Ranger of Eos {3}{W}

Creature - Human Soldier Ranger
When Ranger of Eos enters the battlefield, you may search your library for up to two creature cards with mana value 1 or less, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle.
At his side, humble beasts become weapons more deadly than sharpened steel.
Resounding Silence

Resounding Silence {3}{W}

Exile target attacking creature.
Cycling {5}{G}{W}{U}
When you cycle Resounding Silence, exile up to two target attacking creatures.
Rockcaster Platoon

Rockcaster Platoon {5}{W}{W}

Creature - Rhino Soldier
{4}{G}: Rockcaster Platoon deals 2 damage to each creature with flying and each player.
"Aven bandits can be sly. You've got to fill the sky with boulders—and then seek cover immediately."
—Knight-Captain Wyhorn
Sanctum Gargoyle

Sanctum Gargoyle {3}{W}

Artifact Creature - Gargoyle
When Sanctum Gargoyle enters the battlefield, you may return target artifact card from your graveyard to your hand.
As their supplies of etherium dwindled, mechanists sent gargoyles farther and farther afield in search of salvage.

Scourglass {3}{W}{W}

{T}, Sacrifice Scourglass: Destroy all permanents except for artifacts and lands. Activate only during your upkeep.
"Soon I will sleep, eyes closing to a world tarnished with flesh, and then wake to a polished vision."