Karn, Silver Golem

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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
Vintage Masters (VMA) Mythic Rare
Commander's Arsenal (CMA) Mythic Rare
From the Vault: Relics (V10) Mythic Rare
Urza's Saga (USG) Rare
Promo Set (000) None

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Karn, Silver Golem

Legendary Artifact Creature — Golem

Whenever Karn, Silver Golem blocks or becomes blocked, it gets -4/+4 until end of turn.

: Target noncreature artifact becomes an artifact creature with power and toughness each equal to its converted mana cost until end of turn.

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Karn, Silver Golem Discussion

GoblinsBeatElves on Card Art Easter Eggs

1 month ago

Suns_Champion, You mean Fblthp? He’s in quite a few cards, the others being Statute of Denial and Unquestioned Authority.

Also, in the card Treasure Trove’s art, you can see Hanna, Ship's Navigator, Karn, Silver Golem, Touchstone, Null Rod, Thran Tome, and Skyshaper.

DrukenReaps on Looking for a non-Blue Artifact ...

1 month ago

This is a good starting point to look at a large number of ideas:

https://edhrec.com/themes/artifacts

Karn, Silver Golem is...not cheap... so maybe not the one you want but I've had a lot of fun with him over the years. He does some really odd and rather busted things. Mycosynth Lattice allows pay to kill target land and he can pay to remove equipped equipment.

Glissa, the Traitor is interesting being in colors that hardly support artifacts but makes for an awesome stax or voltron commander. Having your opponents blow stuff up only for you to play it again and again is silly.

Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient honestly I've never seen him played. He doesn't appear to be that popular... But a limited Rings of Brighthearth has a lot of potential.

Bosh, Iron Golem I've played him in the 99 of some decks and late in a game he can be extremely useful. With cards like Spine of Ish Sah and Meteor Golem you could have a lot of fun.

goblinguiderevealpls on Looking for a non-Blue Artifact ...

1 month ago

i really like Glissa, the Traitor as a recursion engine for artifact goodstuff, she can be run as control to get more triggers but its not needed

other good ones are

Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer

Karn, Silver Golem

Bosh, Iron Golem

Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer

DrukenReaps on Should I Pretend This Or That?

1 month ago

SynergyBuild but that is why it is more fun, reminds me of some of the shenanigans I did with my Karn, Silver Golem deck..

I think one of the combos was Myr Retriever + Junk Diver sacrificed to Krark-Clan Ironworks with Semblance Anvil... I guess that isn't the worst but it is far from the best, lol.

DrukenReaps on The Dead Lands Rise

1 month ago

Iamme10000 I know land destruction would be great here but I just don't like doing that to people... I can't even bring myself to play Karn, Silver Golem any more, my first EDH deck, because of how well he blows up lands.

Anger I think should find a home here. Vinecrasher might, I'm a little less convinced there since I'd rather swarm with tokens.

Thanks for your thoughts! I'll take a look at yours and see what madness you made :)

enpc on Turning a noncreature permanent into ...

1 month ago

Thereare cards like Ensoul Artifact however I do not believe there are any that just deal with permanents as a generic group.

You can use combinations of cards, like Liquimetal Coating + Karn, Silver Golem or Song of the Dryads or Imprisoned in the Moon + Rude Awakening/Awaken cards/etc. however you'll be hard pressed to achieve it in a single card.

What's your end goal though? It makes it much easier to recommend cards if you have specifics in mind.

Decrepit_Angel on [Primer] Colored Mana is for the Weak

1 month ago

Wurwilf: Trading Post was in the list for quite a while but it is just so slow and most of the time it just made goats for a few turns and got hit by removal. It is great as a tool to loop cards when you have infinite mana and untaps, but Kozilek already does that if there isn't a Rest in Peace effect lying around. I think Trading Post is far better in lists like Karn, Silver Golem where you are more dedicated to combos and don't really have to option of just Annihilator 4'ing away whatever/whoever is causing you problems. And as bizarre as it sounds, Candelabra of Tawnos replaced Trading Post as a sacrifice outlet for my deck by allowing me to untap my High Market/Miren, the Moaning Well. It may not be as consistent at guaranteeing said effects, but I have cast Kozilek, Butcher of Truth on turn one before because of Candelabra of Tawnos so I think the tradeoff is acceptable. There is always Mirage Mirror if I need the extra sacrifice effect too (copy Kozilek, keep the clone) and Mirage Mirror also has really high upsides that Trading Post did not.

Haunted Cloak is definitely on the cutting board but given that the plan is almost always to cast Kozilek really fast, giving him haste is very relevant so that you can cripple/entirely knock someone out of the game the turn you cast him. And in the situation that you do not need it, it is 3 mana, which lines up well with cost discounters like Semblance Anvil to still work as a Dark Ritual effect with Krark-Clan Ironworks (a hidden, but surprisingly relevant theme of the deck, as is the theme of costing 3 mana for Mishra's Workshop shenanigans).

As for Static Orb, I absolutely love the card. An early Kozilek + a stax effect almost always kills off at least 1 player, and if you have good threat assessment, can win the game outright. Static Orb is not my favorite stax piece that the deck runs (that has to go to Tangle Wire) but when it is good, it is absurdly good. Also, it has the best phrase a stax effect could ever have for this deck: "As long as (insert name) is untapped..." meaning that Clock of Omens (or Blinkmoth Well) makes it one sided by tapping it down on your opponent's end step. Given that Clock of Omens is one of the best cards in the deck anyway and almost always my first tutor from a Kuldotha Forgemaster/Inventors' Fair, this is definitely a plus.

Zieo333 on The Chamberlain

2 months ago

My broad reccomendations for the direction are to go with more of an artifact based playstyle incorperating ways to trigger Macar as many times per turn as you can while clearing the field. then use all your mana for a in shot kill on everyone. a few card reccomendations are as follows but its just what caught my eye Royal Assassin Skirsdag High Priest Scrap Trawler Avatar of Woe Sheoldred, Whispering One Karn, Silver Golem Tragic Slip Tendrils of Corruption In Garruk's Wake Jandor's Saddlebags Strionic Resonator Voltaic Key Icy Manipulator Glaring Spotlight Arcane Lighthouse Illusionist's Bracers Koskun Falls No Mercy Holdout Settlement Hero's Downfall Beacon of Unrest Night's Whisper Unwinding Clock Blinkmoth Urn Scythe of the Wretched Puppet Strings Paradise Mantle

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