Karn Liberated


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Ultimate Masters Promo (UMAP) Mythic Rare
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Mythic Rare
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Mythic Rare
New Phyrexia (NPH) Mythic Rare

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Karn Liberated

Planeswalker — Karn

+4: Target player exiles a card from his or her hand.

-3: Exile target permanent.

-14: Restart the game, leaving in exile all non-Aura permanent cards exiled with Karn Liberated. Then put those cards onto the battlefield under your control.

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Karn Liberated Discussion

TypicalTimmy on UMA Karn, Liberated - Box ...

2 days ago

My box toppers was Karn Liberated. Currently priced at $170 on Card Kingdom and ranging between $155 - $180 on TCG.

I'm not immediately strapped for cash, but I'd also hate to sleeve it and have it curl due to my rather aggressive riffle shuffling method. Even doubling sleeving doesn't protect against that, lol.

So right now he's in a toploader.

But what do you guys and gals think I should do? Will it maintain value as the market settles? Will it increase overtime? Or is this as hot as it'll get?

_Delta_ on Ultimate spoiler season

2 weeks ago

To add to what you have said already DemonDragonJ, I think all the mythics they chose were good choices (although Balefire Dragon should have got reprinted imo instead in iconic masters or somewhere else. Wish there was a Mox Opal reprint though, and because there's not any affinity related reprints I have changed my mind on pursuing to build that deck. I got the Inkmoth Nexuss' and so i'm going to use those for my original plan of infect in modern.

Hopes that I still had were for Oracle of Mul Daya, Surgical Extraction, maybe some of or all of the leyline cycle, and then a few more tron related things I had hoped to see were Chromatic Star / Chromatic Sphere (one is simply pricey while the other I just wanted to see new art for as I don't like the old ones). But yeah I agree Filth would have been a better choice for a reprint. One of the things I would have liked to see most was a new art set of the urza lands so I can replace my mismatched art playsets lol. They would have made for a good uncommon reprint I think, and while it would have took up 3 of the set's uncommons you could simply cut out Rogue's Passage, and the like. City of Brass and or Reflecting Pool would have been good choices here, and maybe Vesuva over Thespian's Stage. This would have been a good opportunity to reprint Cabal Coffers I think too especially with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth being already present.

I'm however happy for the reprint of Karn Liberated, a noble hierarch reprint, Demonic Tutor (they should have done a tutor cycle though with idyllic tutor for white, worldly tutor for green, and personal tutor for blue). Dark Depths, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Phyrexian Tower, Phyrexian Altar, Entomb, Reanimate, among others were all cards that I still had been needing for a meren deck. The eldrazi titans I had been wanting to get a copy of each for decks as well.

Altogether though I think the set is certainly fine, they have certainly done better than iconic and m25, and have reprinted a lot of relevant cards that badly needed reprints like Celestial Colonnade, again Snapcaster Mage, Liliana of the Veil, Tarmogoyf etc. The reprints of Back to Basics, Temporal Manipulation, Phyrexian Altar, Phyrexian Tower were needed and hopefully there will be one for others like Ravages of War eventually too. I'm not one too complain too much tbh, and i'm mostly satisfied with this set as i'm sure some of the things that I still hoped for will get their chance at reprints sooner or later.

Chasmolinker on Brother, That Looks... Infected

3 weeks ago

So I was able to get in some playtesting against my Jund Midrange (Competitive) deck and I think it's a lot more even pre-board. I cut a Liliana of the Veil for Maelstrom Pulse and swapped Abrade with Fatal Push. I like the re-addition of Maelstrom Pulse a lot because it fills the spot of Abrade being able to hit Hollow One as well as another Karn Liberated killer. Also, it can be a pseudo board wipe against certain decks. A second Fatal Push helps me have a better chance to kill Inkmoth Nexus in the infect match-up. It's still anyone's game, but I feel better prepared for it should people go really aggressive and jam Infect, burn, and hollow one. Thanks again for playtesting my deck. Best of Luck!!

I really like a one of Dryad Arbor over one Pendelhaven for edict effects.

Guerte on [[Primer]] Gonti - Night Market Shenanigans

3 weeks ago

SurpriZe: I recently replaced Arch of Orazca with Arcane Lighthouse. Haven't gotten to use it yet, but I'm sure I will.


I played my first two games of commander in over a year tonight, and by first, I mean with physical cards.

Game 1 vs Atraxa Superfriends:

I got stomped pretty hard in this one. Kiora, the Crashing Wave emblem with Ugin, the Spirit Dragon closed out the game on that one.

Game 2 vs Atraxa Superfriends and Breya Artifacts:

This game was awesome. There was a lot of back and forth interactions throughout the game. Atraxa was able to ultimate a Jace, Unraveler of Secrets and Tezzeret, Artifice Master, and we were also under an Ensnaring Bridge.

I'm sitting at 14, Breya at 34, and Atraxa at 35. Atraxa has a Karn Liberated, Teferi, Temporal Archmage, and Atraxa out, along with a couple thopters. My turn, I cast Kokusho, the Evening Star to bait out the emblem counter. I then cast Living Death and bring back Duplicant, Vulturous Aven, Ravenous Chupacabra, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Rune-Scarred Demon, Kokusho, the Evening Star, Sheoldred, Whispering One, and Gray Merchant of Asphodel. I drain each for 16 (I also have a Necropotence out), putting them at 18 and 19 and gain 32 to go to 46. I exploit Gary from Aven, draw 2 and lose 2 down to 44, and then exploit Kokusho from Sidisi, bringing them down to 13 and 14 and me up to 54. I use my two tutors to go grab Ashnod's Altar and Lifeline (the two creature removal effects didn't matter). I then dump 10 life into Necro, sculpt my hand to contain Ancient Tomb, Cabal Coffers, Lifeline, Ashnod's Altar, Go for the Throat, Animate Dead, and Reanimate, and pass.

It's Breya's turn, and he casts Merciless Eviction naming Planeswalkers, and states he's more nervous about them than my creatures, and he didn't want to lose what creatures he had.

Atraxa goes, can't do much, and EOT brings out Teferi, Hero of Dominaria.

On my turn, Sheoldred triggers, and I bring back Gary for the win.

Had Breya chose to exile creatures, my line of play would have been GftT to bait out the emblem counter, made enormous mana with Coffers, then drop Lifeline, Ashnod's Altar, and Meteor Golem, followed by Animate Dead and Reanimate on Kokusho and Gary, and then loop with Lifeline/Altar to close out the game.


I definitely had a blast tonight. I played against two people I never met, made some good friendships, and I'm looking forward to playing more. I'm really glad the second game went the way it did. It played out beautifully.

Kamerot on Om nom Trample

1 month ago

Gets around indestructibility. the theros gods see a lot of play in my group, especially Purphoros, God of the Forge and it's my only way of dealing with them besides Karn Liberated. Also I've found a lot of blue players don't counter it since they can draw back into the enchantment/artifact I'm removing.

And I'll gladly take a look at your Azusa deck. Always happy to pass on what little tidbits I can.

scubarobnj on Opponents Turn: Can you Ad ...

1 month ago

Say for example:

It is your opponents turn four and they cast main phase Karn Liberated. Could you in response: cast Ad Nauseam and/or Spoils of the Vault and dig until you find Pact of Negation and then counter their Karn? (Assuming you don't die in the process)

Once Ad Nauseam and/or Spoils resolves, priority would then shift back to the opposing player and at that moment would Karn just resolve? Or would Karn still stay in question on the stack, and would priority again shift back to myself, allowing me to cast Pact of Negation?

My thinking is no, it is not possible to do counter Karn this way but just want to be sure.

IAmTheWraith on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 month ago

Firstly, Congratulations enpc!! My gf is the polar opposite, so having a future wife that plays magic is a true feat!!!

Now, the Ultimate Masters box toppers look great, but why no Legendary Frame for Karn Liberated?

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