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
Oathbreaker 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) Rare

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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.

Karn, Silver Golem Discussion

enpc on Feather EDH

2 months ago

shadow63: Yes, but you need 2 extra mana to pay for Isochron Scepter 's ability. And unless you have mana dorks who can at least produce 2 mana then you can't run the loop, UNLESS you also turn your mana rocks into creatures. Karn, the Great Creator only turns UP TO ONE artifact into a creature, and only until your next turn (since you can only activate a planeswalker ability once per turn). This means that unless you're running stuff like the man-lands and keyrunes, you can't pay to continue the loop.

Karn, Silver Golem on the other hand CAN make more than one artifact into a creature per turn. Thus while it is technically possible to use Karn, the Great Creator , OG Karn makes the combo MUCH easier to execute.

enpc on Feather EDH

2 months ago

shadow63: Yes, but To Arms! Only untaps creatures. So you need your mana rocks go be creatures too.

Waveblaze: unless you're already playing Karn, Silver Golem and he's in exile, Karn, the Great Creator can't get him. Wishboards are not allowed by default. You can house rule them, but the default is no.

Waveblaze on Feather EDH

2 months ago

That's a great suggestion! I'll try to make room to add it in (I already have a bunch of cuts to make). Also, you can use Karn, the Great Creator to get Karn, Silver Golem if you really want. Karn, the Great Creator seems a little bit more useful with his fetch ability, right?

enpc on Feather EDH

2 months ago

As has been mentioned before, adding more mana rocks will help the deck immensely.

If you're looking for a dumb untap combo, you could use To Arms! On Isochron Scepter with Karn, Silver Golem and a bunch of mana rocks. It's pure jank but is a bit of fun.

Also, unless you're trying to trigger Metalcraft, cards like Ancient Den are not good. They're just a worse land in that you can destroy them with any artifact removal (like Vandalblast ). Last thing you want is to lose a bunch of lands alongside losing a bunch of mana rocks.

LastEdegy on Willowmaker

3 months ago

@Cepitore - Thanks for noticing, I have been adding creatures which has a lot of value but doesn't contribute with the deck/commander. I have revised the deck now as best as I can.

@Dis4Dinosaur - Tower Defense should suffice. I don't have other cards to replace with Bar the Door in the meantime. Thanks for the suggestion though.

@SyrJet - I won't put any walls in this deck, it's been hard for me to remove the defender status of walls when it's time to all out attack, unlike high toughness creatures. Thanks for the suggestion though.

@Bezter - My problem with Builder's Blessing is that when my creatures doesn't have vigilance and attacks, the effect wouldn't be fully used. I have already bought Tree of Perdition and Karn, Silver Golem is an interesting choice, but I already have a lot of CMC. Thanks for the suggestion.

@i24 - it was just because i had that planeswalker, and i might as well use it. But now i have removed it, since as much as it has a lot of value, it wouldn't fit really into the deck.

@Chaseace3 - Thanks! I found some ideas in your deck, like Behind the Scenes and Trostani, Selesnya's Voice .. Although, I ultimately didn't include trostani, since I have a bit of lifelink, and that would overkill. Also it has specific mana color to cast.

@Bluerunt - It's the same with Trostani, Selesnya's Voice , but a lot more to cast and would increase my mana curve.

JARTLEONHART on How to equip Helm of ...

4 months ago

In order to have multiple copies of helm of the host, you need 3 pieces:

Helm of the Host : Simple. There is only 1 card that suit this role.

A "turn an artifact into creature" card. There are tons of these in different colors, but most are blue:

An "except is not legendary"/"maintain name" clone:

There are some cards that suits the role 2, but don't let you equip the clone. For example: March of the Machines

Conclussion: It's not easy to get it, but possible. It get's lot easier when you add a 4th role as Mirror Gallery letting any clone be of use.

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Karn, Silver Golem occurrence in decks from the last year

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