Karn, Scion of Urza


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

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Mythic Rare

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Karn, Scion of Urza

Legendary Planeswalker — Karn

+1: Reveal the top two cards of your library. An opponent chooses one of them. Put that card into your hand and exile the other with a silver counter on it.

-1: Put a card you own with a silver counter on it from exile into your hand.

-2: Create a 0/0 colorless Construct artifact creature token with "This creature gets +1/+1 for each artifact you control."

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Karn, Scion of Urza Discussion

kdown on Colorless Artifact Ramp

1 day ago

Karn, Scion of Urza, not invited to the colourless party, sheds a single tear of sadness.

Batnam313 on Sultai Reanimator

1 day ago

I've considered running it in the side. I feel it's pretty weak right now with Walking Ballista and Karn, Scion of Urza constructs running around.

djnewellmit on Re-growing Pummeler

2 days ago

I took the updated deck with Untamed Kavu to my LGS's Standard Showdown last night and bull-dozed my way to a 4-0 victory and 1st place out of 16 competitors. I played against two notionally tier-one decks (mono-red and UW Approach) and two tier-two competitive decks (WB knights and mono-blue Djinn). The newer players were caught completely off-guard when I fired off Pummelers for the win.

First round was against mono-red. Fanatical Firebrand and Goblin Chainwhirler kept my Pummelers from doing anything. In game 1, I had a handful of Sage of Shaila's Claim and drew into two Bristling Hydra, which allowed me to stabilize against his board of 2x Soul-Scar Mage, Earthshaker Khenra, and Hazoret the Fervent. I eventually found Hadana's Climb  Flip and sent one kicked Untamed Kavu over their heads as a 12/12 flying, vigilance, trample. For Games 2 and 3, I sideboarded out 3x Electrostatic Pummeler since he had so many easy answers with burn spells, Fanatical Firebrand, and Goblin Chainwhirler. I brought in 3x Greenbelt Rampager in their place, but did not see an elephant through games 2 and 3. In game 2, the opponent got land screwed and I beat him down with a Cub, Kavu, and Hydra. He was stuck on three lands; he revealed his hand after I killed him to show his Chandra, Torch of Defiance, 2x Verix Bladewing, and 1x Glorybringer.

Second round was against a (newish) player with WB knights. The deck had a full 4x History of Benalia, but I did not see any Lyra Dawnbringer. In Game 1, he got out the combo of Knight of Grace + Knight of Malice , which made blocking very difficult. I played out several Sage of Shaila's Claim, a few other blockers, Hadana's Climb  Flip, and one Electrostatic Pummeler. I managed to survive History of Benalia's third chapter while he had 2x Benalish Marshal, 2x Knight of Grace, 1x Knight of Malice, and the two knight tokens by chump blocking everything I could to leave my Pummeler alive. I was down to 2 life and hit him on the crack back with Electrostatic Pummeler + Larger Than Life for 54 damage, which he did not see coming. Game 2 was another easy win as I matched his knights with chump blockers, and kicked a Kavu into a flipped Hadana's Climb  Flip again.

Round 3 was a good player running a mono-blue Djinn/Throne of the God-Pharaoh deck. He had a lot of 1 power flyers and unblockables, but no answer to my Pummelers. In both Games 1 and 2, I managed to field 2x Electrostatic Pummeler while holding 2x Larger Than Life. I played one Larger Than Life on each robot, then swung in with both to play around a possible Unsummon. I pumped the unblocked Pummeler for lethal.

Round 4 was a typical UW Approach running both Karn, Scion of Urza and Teferi, Hero of Dominaria. The deck and player were both very good. I over-played my creatures in Game 1 as I was trying to race him landing his planeswalkers or Lyra Dawnbringer. He Fumigate'd, leaving me holding a couple Blossoming Defense but no creatures. He eventually double-Approached for the win. I sideboarded in 2x Negate to counter Approach, but I did not see Negate or Approach of the Second Sun in Games 2 or 3. In Game 2, I landed a turn 3 Cub, turn 4 Hadana's Climb, and turn 5 Hydra while playing around Censor and Syncopate and was able to kill Teferi when he played him. Flipped Hadana's Climb  Flip, and finished him off with the Cub + Hydra. Game 3 was almost identical, just replace the Cub with a Kavu.

Overall, I was surprised by the first place finish. I would have been happy with 2-2 when I saw my first opponent drop Fanatical Firebrand + Mountain . The mono-red match-up was very unlucky for my opponent, otherwise it could have easily run this deck over. The other three matches felt very fair, and my deck won by being bigger and faster than my opponents. I was drawing a good number of Blossoming Defense through out the night, saving my creatures from several Cast Out and Seal Away. Untamed Kavu worked great in the deck; I was never unhappy to see it. I played it several times on turn 2, and several times kicked. The Kavu works amazing with Hadana's Climb  Flip, especially if the Kavu was kicked. This deck does not go wide very well. The vigilance was critical in a couple games to allow me to send the Kavu to attack with pump spell backup and have it available to block as well.

GeminiSpartanX on Selling Karn

2 days ago

I'm looking to sell a NM Karn, Scion of Urza. I'm asking $52, and optional tracking will be an extra $2. I prefer to ship only in the US. Let me know if you're interested!

wolfhead on I am iron man

2 days ago

i havent gotten many games in since its been printed so its good to hear damping sphere hits so hard haha

no offense.

im just usually not the deck thats good at being hit with thought-knot into thought-knot into thought-knot into smasher

sorry to hear the meta gods arent being kind to you right now, though im sure theyll print a colorless annul or something soon enough and your thought-knots and karns will be back to stomping over everything again lol

speaking of which, have you gotten to try out Karn, Scion of Urza yet?

Pervavita on Mono White

3 days ago

I Just tried Karn, Scion of Urza out and I am quite happy with the results. I will have to update my list latter.


3 days ago

Trevorlb21 I've decided to cut 1 Field of Ruin to add 1 Demonlord Belzenlok back to the deck. It was between that card, Battle at the Bridge, or Mastermind's Acquisition as a 1 of. As far as Karn, Scion of Urza goes...if I feel like has too long of a shelf life, I just play it on top of him AFTER I activate it for the turn then get a SECOND activation out of the new copy. If you want to see someone get pissed off; there's your trigger. You tick him up, draw cards, then play another copy, tick him down to get the other card. The salt flows out of your opponent as he realizes he's fucked up. That's the aggressive fuck you play with 4 copies of Karn, but I don't expect everyone to want to do that. I do it because it wins me games, and my opponent then looks at Karn like he's satan and he goes after him. When he does that, I simply just steamroll him with other creatures.

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