Karn Liberated

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Karn Liberated Discussion

ThePoisonMuse on Joke About the Trump Wall and the Avengers

1 week ago

Thank you for the advice. I left Propaganda and Ghostly Prison off because they don’t protect your Planeswalkers (see Norn's Annex )

Karn Liberated is a bit on the pricey end for me. I like the look of Assemble the Legion and Meekstone but I am absolutely terrible at making cuts until I’ve been playing a deck for a while. So for now I’ll keep them in a sideboard to switch in if I’m playing in a meta that refuses to play with mass land destruction.

kengiczar on Joke About the Trump Wall and the Avengers

1 week ago

How to stall:

Propaganda
Ghostly Prison
Meekstone (There are cheaper prints) Nevermore
Mystic Barrier + Commamder

I don't know any "fast" ways to win but cards I frequently win with are:

Assemble the Legion
Karn Liberated

The way Karn works is if you restart the game with a few Planeswalkers and something like Assemble the Legion and a few lands on the board most people give up. Especially if you've stolen their Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite or what have you.

Surgesyndicate on We are Legion (Sliver EDH deck)

1 week ago

Lanzo493, thanks for the feedback! After playing with this build for a while, it did seem like most of my higher cmc cards (e.g. Karn Liberated , Kindred Discovery , Merciless Eviction ) always felt like a dead card when I drew them, when all I really wanted was more slivers. A lot of the cards you suggested definitely seem to fit the flow of the deck, I will have to try some play-testing to feel them out.

As to having The First Sliver as a commander, the main reason I stick with him is for the randomness of the cascade ability. That "luck of the draw" feature of Magic has always been an exciting part of the game for me, and makes those power-plays all the more exquisite when the draw works in your favor. Aside from that, I can say that it is a good idea to avoid too many 1 cmc cards that are not slivers if you decide to switch over to The First Sliver as a commander. This guarantees that you have an extremely high probability of cascading into Galerider Sliver almost instantly, every game. I know this kind of contradicts my first statement about randomness, but knowing how to exploit your deck is nice too :)

StopShot on Will there Ever Be Effects ...

2 weeks ago

Actually, there is already one card that removes emblems and it’s Karn Liberated .

uJar_Gamer on Ineffable Tron

2 weeks ago

I can finally say that Ugin, the Ineffable is not bad and after painstakingly beating my head against the wall to build a customized deck I am pretty confident that I am on to something here. Eledain thanks for your feedback on Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma as well as Awakening Zone . Thursday night I ran those and you were right and having them in the deck slowed it down way too much and was pointless. thanks for the heads-up!

As a real-time player I still love the feel of the actual cards in my hands and it is very hard for me to transition over to the "virtual" MTG world so I have yet to make that leap. I realize this site is great in introducing builds at the click of the button or copy & paste. I use it for the play test feature and it helps a great deal.

Tonight I came in 4th place in tournament and that was huge with what I had come up against. The first round was with a young lady running a blue Merfolk deck. I have played against her several times before messing around with different builds and she is pretty tough. the first bout she nailed me like usual and I added a sideboard just for her and shut her down. She likes to get Sea's Claim out immediately so I brought Choke to this particular event just for her. It was hilarious and the expression on her face was every bit worth the play. "Sorry dear you just got choked.. Next!" That session I was 2-0

The next match I was up against Tron and this guy was running Once Upon a Time . The only reason he got me in two rounds was his hands were one step ahead of mine and bout two I was forced to mulligan down to four cards. he took the game with a 2-0.

The third and final match was another Tron with Karn, the Great Creator and it was definitely close all three rounds. He got Karn Liberated out turn three on the first bout and I popped creator. I couldn't come back so I gave him that win. In the second game we were neck-in-neck but I side-boarded in and dropped Pithing Needle shutting down Creator came out with two Wurmcoil Engine and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon for the win. Again the final match we were neck-in-neck and it was a race to the finish and laughing like champs the both of us all the way through. It was a really close game but I again came through with another choice sideboard Thought-Knot Seer and ended the match with Spirit Dragon again. I did get to pull Ineffable a few times through out the game and it proved to bare it's weight in gold and I am pretty happy with this custom build and encourage others to try it out if you ever get the chance. I might eventually add two more Karn Liberated later on to strengthen the brutality of it but Tron is so much fun to play and this build is sealed~

Thanks for stopping by my page here, have fun and see you all on the battlefield!

Profet93 on Cracking Rats - Gone Septic

2 weeks ago

Cabal Coffers for ramp

How do you deal with artifacts and enchantments? Oblivion Stone , Nevinyrral's Disk , Ratchet Bomb , Lux Cannon , Blast Zone , Ugin, the Spirit Dragon and Karn Liberated all come to mind.

Imp's Mischief is "counters" counterspells, redirects removal and some extra turn cards. More importantly, no one expects it from black.

I got some ideas for cuts if you're interested, lmk.

Profet93 on Let the Nightmare Go On..

2 weeks ago

Cut Swamp to go to 38 lands, 39 is too much

Cut swamp for Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth - Upgrade and goes with coffers and non-swamps

Cut swamp for Thespian's Stage - Copy coffers or any utility land like cradle, strip mine, etc...

Murderous Rider > Hero's Downfall

Hellfire is such an expensive card that hurts you, cut for something cheaper like Dead of Winter , Mutilate or Toxic Deluge .

How are you dealing with artifacts and enchantments? One Rest in Peace and you lose unless you make them proactively discard it which isn't always possible. Some suggestions of budget and nonbudget include....

Karn Liberated , Ugin, the Spirit Dragon , Ratchet Bomb , Lux Cannon , Nevinyrral's Disk , Oblivion Stone , Boompile , Ratchet Bomb , Perilous Vault , Blast Zone etc...

Ill-Gotten Gains seems like it can backfire a large portion of the time. What is the purpose of it, to put creatures in yards or general recursion? If you're looking for recursion of black cards, Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed can do the trick. General recursion can be down with Yawgmoth's Will . Artifact/Creature recursion can be done with Beacon of Unrest (not suggesting beacon, but just an idea to note).

Profet93 on The Toxic Deluge: Erebos, God of the Dead

2 weeks ago

IMO, the real reason I like Kukusho is for the lifegain. Getting 15 life allows you to get that much more card advantage. With ALL the ramp black has and all the card draw your commander provides, you should be able to win very easily. If your group knows you're going to cast repay in kind due to all your lifeloss, I wouldn't be surprised if it got countered or if they killed you prior to you being able to do so. Idk about your meta and the lvl of interaction but that's worth noting.

Thought Vessel > Charcoal Diamond - You already have enough black sources and the no max hand size is extremely useful for digging.

Reliquary Tower > Barren Moor - Utility > Looting. ESPECIALLY with necropotence, idk why it isn't in the deck already.

Again, Sol Ring , why isn't it in the deck?

You're also EXTREMELY vulnerable to artifacts and enchantments as you haven't slotted any removal for them. Some budget and non-budget options include....

Karn Liberated , Ugin, the Spirit Dragon , Ratchet Bomb , Lux Cannon , Nevinyrral's Disk , Oblivion Stone , Boompile , Ratchet Bomb , Perilous Vault , etc...

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Karn Liberated occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.09%

Green: 2.37%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%