Karmic Guide


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Rare
Eternal Masters (EMA) Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
Urza's Legacy (ULG) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Karmic Guide

Creature — Angel Spirit

Flying, protection from black

Echo (At the beginning of your upkeep, if this came under your control since the beginning of your last upkeep, sacrifice it unless you pay its echo cost.)

When Karmic Guide enters the battlefield, return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Karmic Guide Discussion

LupoReed on A painful transaction: Orzhov control/ Aristocrats

9 hours ago

This looks very similar to my list if I was focusing more on that deck instead of my others. I like the concept. Might keep this deck in mind when I start improving my own list again. Anyway, I see that you have both Blasting Station and Karmic Guide. If you already have both in there I would recommend adding in a Fiend Hunter.

Blasting Station + Fiend Hunter + Karmic Guide is infinite damage. Karmic Guide comes in, bringing back Fiend Hunter who then exiles Karmic Guide. When that fully resolves Sac it with Blasting Station, which untaps Blasting Station and you can then bring back Fiend Hunter. Also because of how Fiend Hunter's text is (Oblivion Ring instead of Banishing Light) You can sac it with one of your sac outlets and the card it targets will remain in exile.

SynergyBuild on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 day ago

Nah, Gaddock Teeg stops how many decks? What some storm payoffs like Aetherflux Reservoir? so it'll make Zur the Enchanter use a Snap on it on combo turn, big deal.

Really it sometimes hurts Captain Sisay's Paradox Engine and Teferi, Temporal Archmage's The Chain Veil occasionally, and most decks have good long-game and don't need to combo out immediately, waiting to remove it.

What decks do they need to stop? Protean Hulk, Hermit Druid, The Gitrog Monster, all 'when this creature dies' triggers, Most Pod lines with Karmic Guide, all of the reanimator/Worldgorger Dragon lines, like Kess Twin with their silly Intuition for Laboratory Maniac, Demonic Consultation & Reanimate or Buried Alive for Phyrexian Delver, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, and Deceiver Exarch. It hurts so much of the fast-combo decks, and is in incredible hatebears colors, I don't think it is just 'on par' with Gaddock Teeg, Gaddock Teeg would have to be lucky to be 'on par' with Anafenza, the Foremost.

Oh yeah, with Captain Sisay, Anafenza, the Foremost also shuts down the main Paradox Engine, Bontu's Monument, Mikaeus, the Lunarch/Saffi Eriksdotter, Captain Sisay, Bow of Nylea line for infinite damage by constantly recasting Mikaeus, the Lunarch/Saffi Eriksdotter from recurring it.

@nch0r on T.N.T Dynamite

2 days ago

The creature tap effects are there to stop Kiki combo, which is prevalent in my meta. Also, I play in a very creature heavy meta and having creatures enter tapped helps me connect in order to get card draw from Tymna the Weaver.

My primary Buried Alive line is Karmic Guide + Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Felidar Guardian, in the graveyard Karmic doesn't have protection from black so I can Reanimate Karmic, Karmic brings back Kiki, Kiki copies Karmic bringing back Felidar, then Kiki + Felidar for the win.

I used to run Carpet of Flowers, however, my meta has shifted to ancestral Animar being the only blue deck at the table, so it often is a dead draw I also cut Choke for this reason.

I absolutely agree with you about Bloom Tender it's on my short list of cards I want to acquire.

I'm concerned about Leonin Arbiter being a nonbo with all of my tutor lines, e.g. Yisan, birthing pod, buried alive, etc. I do run other tutor hate, Stranglehold, Aven Mindcensor have you found that leonin is worth the cost to you?

FireRogue on Shalai, Voice of Many

2 weeks ago

First of all, having a Savannah and only one fetch seems criminal. As for actual suggestions, I'll start with cards in the Maybeboard that I don't think belong there.

As for your mainboard, it looks sweet!

White Sun's Zenith definitely looks like it want's to get in here, and the new Emmara, Soul of the Accord seems like a solid role player here.

I'd also want to get in a couple lands that make creatures, Vitu-Ghazi, the City-Tree or Legion's Landing  Flip for instance.

If your deck gets up to enough mana, you could also consider replacing Beast Within with Terastodon, but then you lose the instant speediness. Wolfbriar Elemental also feels like a card that would enjoy getting into the deck if it can easily make lots of (green) mana, but maybe that's too many token generators?

There's also a couple solid white value creatures that appear to be missing from the list, namely Sun Titan and Karmic Guide, although I can't actually decide if Sun Titan is good here. You've got a lot of expensive cards in here...

As a final thought, its not critical, but if you've got one, I'd swap Banishing Light for Oblivion Ring, since the old templating gives fringe capacity for shenanigans

BMHKain on 4 simple favors & I'll ...

2 weeks ago

Soldier of Fortune, Boros' Final Stand

Commander / EDH* BMHKain

SCORE: 1 | 102 VIEWS

I don't want help with the deck in general this time; I'll do that after myself. This time, before I plan my Deck & Izzet Pride (cdkime & I both agreed I'd be best in Izzet, though my traits seem to derive from my Ambitions, Nobunaga-Style), I would like some help for 4 qualities this is lacking...

  1. There is a list of stuff with potential way down. What do you see as good there?

  2. What 5 Color/UBRG commander would you recommend in

    Kozilek, Spatial Render

    Commander / EDH* BMHKain



It's also to be noted that I'm working on a guide for Boros in MTG. If anyone wishes to contribute, check here:

The Index of Aurelia's Codex...

Unknown* BMHKain


Haven't updated it in awhile though... Thanks for helping in advance BTW! :D

Mortiferus_Rosa on Aminatou

1 month ago

Im going to make these suggestions under the assumption that price is not an issue.

Card Suggestions

Lokust on

1 month ago

Main wincon:

Flash + Protean Hulk to get Karmic Guide and Carrion Feeder. Use Karmic Guide to bring back Protean Hulk and sacrifice it to the Carrion Feeder search libary for Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker tap him to copy Karmic Guide while effect is on the stack sacrifice Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker to Carrion Feeder now use the steak to bring Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker back to the battlefield and repeat untill you can swing in and kill the opponent(s)

crabclaw on Darien Tokens / Control

1 month ago

So I've only played two games with the latest changes to my list, but the recursion cards I've seen bring a ton of value. Karmic Guide and even Conqueror's Foothold  Flip were huge -- since white lacks so much card draw, being able to bring removed cards from out of the graveyard is even better.

Grand Abolisher is also a really strong effect for Darien, but typically needs to be held back until I can throw a haymaker on the same turn I drop it (otherwise it will soon eat removal before I get to untap).

The biggest overperformer is almost no doubt Weathered Wayfarer. I wish there was another card with his [repeatable] effect in monowhite, as it feels that so much of my gameplan depends on getting him out to find my painlands. Ranger of Eos and Recruiter of the Guard can both grab him in a pinch, but games where I don't find any of those three are usually very rough. Expedition Map works in the same vein as the wayfarer, but is obviously a one-shot effect.

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