Karn, Silver Golem


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

Printings View all

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) Rare

Combos Browse all

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.

Karn, Silver Golem Discussion

GuthixPriest on kozi

2 weeks ago

im also working on a colorless deck useing Karn, Silver Golem id definitely suggest useing urza tron lands ( Urza's Tower , Urza's Power Plant , Urza's Mine and i personally love Blightsteel Colossus (recently won a game with only it and Eldrazi Conscription ) and possibly a Predator, Flagship for removal but all in all i think this looks okay. granted i've only been playing mine for a couple weks.

Dango on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

3 weeks ago

The Mythic Edition Elspeth, Knight-Errant looks so good. At least we know she's okay roaming the Theros underworld. It would be amazing if we got an Orzhov Elspeth in a future set when she comes back.

Also, I think I might scrap my New Kozi draft in favor of Karn, Silver Golem . I imagine some Mycosynth Lattice combo with Karn and enough mana equates to some mass land destruction. Voltaic Construct with Karn and any rock that taps for three or more mana is a sweet tech that generates infinite mana as well. Yeah, sorry Kozi. I think I'm drafting this.

Omega137 on Your Average Arcum Dagsson Deck

1 month ago

I found out that Arcum has a huge target on his head as soon as you put it into your command zone, so anything that 1)keeps him safe, 2)makes him come out earlier or 3)enables the combo faster is usually a safe inclusion. If I had a Mox Opal , Mox Diamond or Mana Vault to spare they would probably go into the deck as they accelerate into an earlier Arcum when players are less likely to have the ressources to respond. I'd say it's a certain improvement but not a necessity.

Karn, Silver Golem would help as a plan B(or C after Memnarch ) for beating face should the combo-win( Rings of Brighthearth + Basalt Monolith for infinite Mana into arbitrarily large Walking Ballista ) fail. Never had a chance to try it out though. I have a March of the Machines somewhere that could emulate the efffect, might try it out and opt for Karn if I like it. Thanks a lot. :)

matthewthewizard on Your Average Arcum Dagsson Deck

1 month ago

WOW! I just made an Arcum deck really similar to this! I noticed a lot of Arcum decks use some of the really expensive artifact cards such as Mox Opal and Mana Vault Do you feel like those cards help the deck, and how much? Also, I did not see Karn, Silver Golem in your list. Have you tried using him? Thanks!

alechodgin23 on Traxos, Battlecruiser Operational

1 month ago

Cool deck bro! Got a +1 from me! Definitely think you're going the right route by running the card draw you have. It's the only option you got! If I were you, I'd consider putting in Planar Bridge

I'd also consider running Karn, Silver Golem or Hope of Ghirapur as your commander. Karn allows you to weaponize your artifacts and also gives you an awesome blocker. Hope is great because it slows down your opponents until you can get a bigger board state! Especially since you'll have plenty of extra Mana to recast it multiple times. Awesome deck though!

I'm interested to see what you think of my Tap City deck. I'd love some recommendations if you have any!

NINJA1492 on Saheeli, Combo Queen

2 months ago

Value Cards:

Mirrorworks with most of the deck, Voltaic Key for ramp, Paradox Engine for ramp, Tawnos, Urza's Apprentice for copying value, and Mindslaver for recurrable control

Recovery cards:

Goblin Welder , Daretti, Scrap Savant , Codex Shredder , Recoup , Scrap Mastery


Chaos Warp , Spine of Ish Sah , Nevinyrral's Disk , Oblivion Stone


Ensnaring Bridge


Inventors' Fair , Kuldotha Forgemaster , Saheeli's Directive (artifact genesis wave, not a tutor but close), Fabricate , Trophy Mage , Whir of Invention , Mystical Tutor , Tezzeret the Seeker

Card Draw:

Sensei's Divining Top , Padeem, Consul of Innovation , Wheel of Fortune , Mind's Eye , Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain , Stroke of Genius , Sai, Master Thopterist

Combos: Infinite Mana:

Rings of Brighthearth + Basalt Monolith ,

Metalworker or Gilded Lotus or Basalt Monolith or Thran Dynamo or Mana Vault or Grim Monolith + Voltaic Construct + Karn, Silver Golem ,

Su-Chi + Nim Deathmantle + Ashnod's Altar or Krark-Clan Ironworks (add Purphoros, God of the Forge for infinite damage too)

Krark-Clan Ironworks + Scrap Trawler + Myr Retriever + Sol Ring or Mana Vault or Grim Monolith or Mox Opal . Add Pyrite Spellbomb , Mind Stone , Solemn Simulacrum , Commander's Sphere , or Ichor Wellspring to draw your deck. Pyrite Spellbomb and Mycosynth Lattice on board or Mox Opal lets you do infinite damage with this loop too. Hangarback Walker in this loop makes infinite 1/1 tokens. Walking Ballista in this loop does infinite damage. Aetherflux Reservoir on board leads to infinite life (because the loop takes casting 3+ spells) and thus infinite damage.

Infinite Mana Outlets:

Walking Ballista , Retrofitter Foundry , Staff of Domination ( add Aetherflux Reservoir to kill), Stroke of Genius , Comet Storm

Infinite turns:

Prototype Portal + Ugin's Nexus

Wipe Your Opponents:

Mycosynth Lattice + overloaded Vandalblast

or Mycosynth Lattice + Darksteel Forge + Oblivion Stone

GoblinsBeatElves on Card Art Easter Eggs

3 months 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 ...

3 months ago

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


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.

Load more

Karn, Silver Golem occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%