Kari Zev's Expertise


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt (AER) 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.

Kari Zev's Expertise Discussion

Darth_Savage on Living End Fortune

1 month ago

Architects of Will has cycling and a cool effect. As Angel_Zero said an expertise, I'd go with Kari Zev's Expertise since it's cheaper to cast and more suited to your mana base. Hope this helps, good luck with your brew.

Kogarashi on Expertise + suspend

1 month ago

Ancestral Vision and other cards like it that have no casting cost in the upper corner have a CMC of 0, regardless of other ways to cast them like Suspend. Kari Zev's Expertise can be used to cast Ancestral Vision from your hand without paying for it.

M_Malcom on Expertise + suspend

1 month ago

Can Ancestral Vision and simalr cards be played for free by cards like Kari Zev's Expertise and the other cards in the cycle

FSims81 on Ravnica Allegiance: Spoilers and Speculation

1 month ago

The expertise cards would combo well with Electrodominance in Modern with the right build. to kill something or burn face, cast Kari Zev's Expertise for free to steal something from your opponent at instant speed and cast another card with CMC 2 or less?

Dete on Prowess - Mono Red Kiln Fiend

1 month ago

you should cut down Searing Blood, Wizard's Lightning and Kari Zev's Expertise to add Manamorphose Mutagenic Growth and some protection like Apostle's Blessing/ Bathe in Light/ Shelter, since you want to go full on aggro and probably dump your hand the moment you attack with Kiln Fiend adding Fling back to the deck in the post board or in the main board can give you just enough reach to kill the opponent if you couldn't in the early game. (some of the suggestions need you to splash a color)

aswordforthefallen on Indomitable Emrakul

1 month ago

I'm not sure about the sideboard just yet. This is a tricky and awesome deck with a lot of room for mind games, interesting sequencing, and overwhelming with goblins as a solid plan B. If the opponent keeps mana open to counter and spot remove, the goblins keep coming and crashing through. If they tap out to wrath the board, a surprise plant token becomes Emrakul. I did come across Kher Keep and Geier Reach Sanitarium, both of which merit playtesting. Blood Moon looks like it has a home in the sideboard at minimum, possibly in lieu of some number of Guttural Response to better cripple Jeskai control, in addition to non-blue decks. Goblin Assault as a side-board or main-board option might be better than it looks what with having plant tokens that don't move. The last thing I can think of tonight is having in the SB Kari Zev's Expertise in conjunction with having 8 rituals to cast IC on T4 using one of the opponent's creatures.

Rogue_Toaster on The Grind Never Stops | Zada Storm Primer

2 months ago

I highly recommend adding the mana dorks to the list. In my own testing, they help reliably accelerate into zada without compromising your mana base. The also work well with Twinflame effects and Kari Zev's Expertise as sort of pseudo-rituals.

I would also like to shout out Loyal Apprentice. It seems innocuous, but the extra (hasty) bodies it puts out really add up.

Indomitable Creativity is also hilarious if you target just Zada. If you have enough tokens, you can polymorph every artifact and creature out of your deck :^)

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Kari Zev's Expertise occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.01%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.08%

Red: 0.11%