ou peered into its depths prior to the release of Eventide, and now the Orb of Insight has returned for Shards of Alara! If you've never utilized the Orb before, you needn't fear, as it's relatively simple to use. Simply type in a word (or number) and the Orb will tell you how many times it appears on Shards of Alara cards. Flavor text isn't counted, and you can enter any type of mana costs and activation costs. For example, to search for , you’d type “WWUUUBB” in the Orb.
If you've got sufficient time on your hands and managed to enter every single word in the English language, plus all the words and mana costs in Magic, you could put together every single word in the set! Of course, there are probably going to be some Shards of Alara-specific words making their debut into the Magic lexicon this time around, so you'll need to enter every possible string of letters too (just to be safe...). At that point, it's just a simple matter of re-arranging all that data into the exact card text of all the cards in the set. If you hurry, you should be able to finish before the Prerelease Events!
What Shards of Alara secrets will you be able to unveil? Only the Orb knows, so get to work! And of course, we'll see you back here on Wednesday, September 3 when the Shards of Alara Minisite debuts, followed by the official kickoff of Shards of Alara previews on Monday, September 8.
Ready? Click here to launch the Orb and get started!