Kari Zev's Expertise


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Aether Revolt Rare

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Kari Zev's Expertise


Gain control of target creature or Vehicle until end of turn. Untap it. It gains haste until end of turn.

You may cast a card with converted mana cost 2 or less from your hand without paying its mana cost.

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Kari Zev's Expertise Discussion

Lagwire on Affliction to Pain

1 day ago

Hey there ghilliman, I like the idea of this and what you got here is a good start. If I may make a few suggestions, I think you need to focus more on wining combats rather than making big creatures. With the afflict mechanic you basically come out ahead even if they block it, so my first suggestion is Borrowed Hostility Gives your afflict creatures first strike to win early combats or a late game combat when more mana is available. I also recommend switching out Canyon Slough with either another pair of Foreboding Ruins or basics. You don't want your mana coming in tapped when playing a aggressive deck. You also might wanna include Graf Harvest with this many zombies you're sure to get value. Oh and my last suggestion is Kari Zev's Expertise I personally think its one of the strongest red cards right now right next to Abrade

PeeBee on UR Prowess

4 days ago

I would suggest going up to x4 Soul-Scar Mage as you'll want to get on the board as early as possible and it now makes all your removable useful later on in the game.

I would go down a single Bedlam Reveler as you want to find one late game, but multiples are a bit useless, and the discard your hand trigger can sometimes work against you.

I cant really tell the purpose of Kari Zev's Expertise and feel it would be better replaced with burn spells to trigger prowess and allow for instant speed removal/prowess gain. An extra Shock some Magma Spray, Incendiary Flow, Abrade, Collective Defiance or Sweltering Suns would all be better.

However quite a lot of the cards arent optimal picks for that slot and i assume budget is a big consideration so i've tried to suggest cheaper cards.

SwagMuffinMr.5 on Amonkhet Paradox Smorc.

5 days ago

I LOVE this deck idea. I was planning on building one just like it however this is a way better structure then the way I was going to take it. I have some suggestions though.

First off, I would suggest swapping out a Wrangle with another Fling because fling has faster burst potential than Wrangle where fling can basically double damage and Wrangle is going to remove a single blocker but only increase damage to a maximum of 4. Plus fling just has more synergy with Kari Zev's Expertise

Second, Hazoret's Favor just seems too slow for me. This may seem like a pretty wild suggestion but I think it would be efficient if you replaced those two with two Lathnu Hellions. The hellions have haste, they are high tempo for their mana cost, and they have nice potential for fling fuel. All you would really need them for is just two turns anyways. Turn 3 play and swing for 4 damage. Turn four, pump with invigorated rampage and swing for 8 damage, then second main phase fling it for another 8 damage.

Last, I think Goblin Dark-Dwellers is a really good card to gain more value from Kari Zev's Expertise however it will be rotating out soon so eventually you might want to replace those with more Glorybringers, Combustible Gearhulks, or Heart-Piercer Manticores.

Remember, these are just suggestions, but I think these are some of the changes you should make to get the deck faster. Your original work has inspired me to play this deck in standard. What a fun deck!

DominicNation on Izzet Aggro

5 days ago

I've done a couple of playtests and I'm finding you run out of gas really quickly, I play a U/R Control deck and I suggest you include at least 4 Glimmer of Genius or Hieroglyphic Illumination 6 ideally. I'd run 2/3 Negate in the mainboard with 1 in the side, and 2 Dispel. Personally I'd up the land to 22 to play it safe, or run a few Evolving Wilds if you want to filter the deck a bit. I like the touch with Kari Zev's Expertise. Stealing a Torrential Gearhulk or a flipped Awoken Horror  Flip is fantastic. What about running a couple Sweltering Suns in the side for Zombie or tokens match up? Sphinx of the Final Word I'd recommend mainly for control match ups. Otherwise, I really like the idea of this deck, it's punchy and burns.

pinecone2k3 on Red mess

1 week ago

There are a few cards that do the same as Act of Treason, but just a little better, for the same converted mana cost. Examples: Harness by Force, Hijack, Kari Zev's Expertise, Traitorous Blood. Just some food for thought.

Jbay113 on (HOU) Unblockable prowess

1 week ago

jaylawlerrr I like your deck idea one card I'm thinking about putting in from your list is Kari Zev's Expertise. It goes with the unblockable theme plus 2 prowess triggers and 1 is free.

Lagwire on Harness the Burn

1 week ago

I would suggest adding in Kari Zev's Expertise in the mainboard or the sideboard. I think this card has a lot of versatility and it really helps finish up a game when they were relying on just one blocker.

Gamered on Harness the Maelstrom~ Yidris EDH

1 week ago

Have you ever thought about adding some expertise cards of the kaladesh block? Baral's Expertise, Yahenni's Expertise, Rishkar's Expertise and Kari Zev's Expertise? They let you cast a spell for free.I use them in my Yidris deck and sometimes I cascade into a lot of cards.Feel free to give me some advices about my deck, it works differently from yours: Nicol Bolas, the chaotic maelstrom dragon

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