Kari Zev's Expertise

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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Aether Revolt (AER) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Red: 0.15%

Kari Zev's Expertise Discussion

CaptCreek on Krenko Not-So-Budget-Anymore EDH

1 month ago

Since goblins are very raider-ish and thanks to Ixalan are ACTUAL pirates (Or... pirate-adjacent?), I've elected to put in a "Steal your stuff, use it against you, then blow it up so you can't get it back" subtheme. Cards like Threaten , Harness by Force , Hijack , Frenzied Fugue , Traitorous Blood , Besmirch , Mark of Mutiny , etc. add some awesome flavour to the deck and sort of adds an element of flexibility and chaos that comes with always having different toys to play with depending on the decks you're playing against.

That, and the fact you can use them on your own Krenko to abuse his activated ability by untapping with him multiple times a turn! Kari Zev's Expertise is an amazing effect, because it lets you cast another 2cmc threaten effect from your hand for free, making even MORE goblins!

That's my take anyway. It also feels very goblin like to steal someone's toys, beat them over the head with them and then blow them up after they're done.

Kaowool on Rakdos Sacrifice

1 month ago

Awesome suggestions, thanks a lot! (Love Kari Zev's Expertise !!)

About Bazaar Trader , in fact it make me keep the control of the creature stolen with Claim the Firstborn / Act of Treason / Mark of Mutiny , so yeah its a good fit in there!

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Rakdos Sacrifice

1 month ago

I like the ideas you have here, though I'm not quite sure where Bazaar Trader fits in as you're not exactly trading anything nor do you have anything that would have them at a disadvantage if they had it, i.e. Sleeper Agent . That being said, have you considered Kari Zev's Expertise ? It feels like a strictly better version of Act of Treason and it allows you to play Thud for free. Also Yahenni, Undying Partisan feels like he would be a solid sacrifice outlet for this deck since it is free and he just gets better as the game goes on. Whip of Erebos and Dictate of Erebos could help with some recursion and double your removal. Hope this helps.

gidthekid on Unsealing Fling

6 months ago

That Kari Zev's Expertise is a gold mine! Perfect to grab a creature and Fling for free!! I didn't even know about that card!

Ghalta, Primal Hunger does seem like a good bet. Flinging for 12 is so tasty!!

I really like the idea of Sol Ring , as they serve as an untap for Traxos, as well.

Once it rotates, and if it drops in price, I'd like to include Carnage Tyrant , especially for multiplayer games.

I guess I'm not sure which balance of creatures to run.

Do I need Fleetwheel Cruiser ? Maybe Ghalta instead of Fleetwheel?

Thanks for your comments, Tharion and Mullac!

Tharion on Unsealing Fling

6 months ago

I’d say use Kari Zev's Expertise over ACT of Treason

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