Karn, the Great Creator

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
War of the Spark (WAR) Rare

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Karn, the Great Creator

Legendary Planeswalker — Karn

Artifact abilities of artifacts your opponents control can't be activated.

+1: Until your next turn, up to one target noncreature artifact become an artifact creature with power and toughness equal to the amount of artifacts equal to their converted mana cost

-2: You may choose an artifact card you own from outside the game or in exile, reveal that card and put it to your hand

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Karn, the Great Creator Discussion

LienLeinad on Kenrith Hate Bears **PRIMER**

1 day ago

Have you considered using Karn, the Great Creator over Stony Silence ? Seems very counter intuitive to use it considering you'd stop yourself from using treasures

metalnowak on Emry, Lurker of the Lock Arena Brawl Deck

1 week ago

I see a lot of similarities between our decks. I’ll have to use Shambling Suit I see to have overlooked it. I run more counterspells, but that’s just me.

I don’t have Jace so that probably why I don run him. Instead my planeswalker of choice (besides Ugin, the Ineffable ) is Karn, the Great Creator in case an artifact I like gets exiled, I can still pull it out with minus 2 ability.

Stonecoil Serpent , Steel Overseer , Corridor Monitor , Manifold Key are all stars. Especiall Stonecoil. I like to use Witch's Oven not just because it’s a cheap 1 drop, its also a sac outlet. For example I’ll cast stonecoil early game to get my artifact count up, then I’ll sack him to recast him with more counters later on. I also use the oven to sac Corridor Monitor if I need to reuse that ETB effect for some reason.

Scalding Cauldron is an interesting card. In the Eldrain prerelease I pulled emry and this cauldron I was getting a lot of traction using it to remove just about all my opponents creatures. That’s when I realized Emry has a lot of potential as a commander.

I like the deck overall!

daMZboi on Powerstone Shard Combo

2 weeks ago

ignore the last comment. it's old.

  1. Witch's Oven + Metalwork Colossus saves it

  2. Paradox Engine + Mystic Forge to pretty much play your entire deck

  3. Mana Rocks + Paradox Engine get insane mana to win with Walking Ballista

  4. Karn, the Great Creator is also nice for getting Walking Ballista or Paradox Engine or something else from the sideboard

  5. Sanctum of Ugin can chain Metalwork Colossus once you're able to play them for free

Profet93 on Xiahou-Dun's Black Soul

2 weeks ago

Imp's Mischief - Counters counterspells, redirects removal and extra turns. People rarely see it coming. Using hatred sucks because it is additional cost to cast is life, so you can have imp's mischief as a backup to removal. Same with insidious dreams.... this deck seems very very weak to blue. Have you considered perhaps the double edged sword Defense Grid ? Or hell, since you don't care about losing life, become the blue player with Withering Boon ! Show them what a Goku shooting a kamehaha can do!

Contamination - Synergy with bitterblossom, counterspell bait, brtual.

Rings of Brighthearth - Synergy with your commander, top, aetherflux....karn, ayara, razaketh, fetches,

No Reliquary Tower for necro?

Cavern of Souls - For blue! Same with Boseiju, Who Shelters All . Volrath's Stronghold should be highly considered as well to avoid commander tax and get back important pieces.

CUTS....

This is a combo deck so Karn Liberated at 7 for removal of 1 card seems weak. Would add in Blast Zone , Karn, the Great Creator , or Ugin, the Spirit Dragon .

Lotus Petal - Seems better in decks like locust g-d with built in card advantage to mitigate the card loss. You don't have much card draw in the deck so a few timely pieces of removal and you're gone.

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!

GhostChieftain on What are some reliable wincons ...

3 weeks ago

Im going to go ahead and not assume that you have anything quite yet and go through the common inf mana lines as well as infinite The Chain Veil . Sorry if these are redundant, but I feel like I shouldn't assume.

Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal + at least 3 mana worth of mana rocks= inf mana

Grim Monolith / Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth / Power Artifact = inf colorless mana

Deadeye Navigator + Peregrine Drake / Palinchron / Great Whale = inf land untaps

Grand Architect + Pili-Pala = inf mana

High Tide + Palinchron = inf mana

High Tide + Capsize + Palinchron / Great Whale =inf land untaps

Deadeye Navigator + Deceiver Exarch + Gilded Lotus =inf mana

The Chain Veil + Teferi, Temporal Archmage = infinite pw abilities

The Chain Veil + Teferi, Temporal Archmage + Tezzeret the Seeker = inf pw abilities w/o confusing new players

The Chain Veil + Everflowing Chalice w/at least 4 counters+ Tezzeret the Seeker = inf pw abilities

High Tide + Candelabra of Tawnos + The Chain Veil + Tezzeret the Seeker = $$$inf pw abilities and inf mana

With inf mana, anything that has forced draw x or mill x wins the game.

Another reliable win con is Karn, the Great Creator and Mycosynth Lattice as long as your opponents don't have a board presence.

With inf mana Deadeye Navigator combos, you can add in Deceiver Exarch to any of them and tap down your opponents at upkeep or better yet Riftwing Cloudskate / Venser, Shaper Savant to bounce all of their permanents.

You could also Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir + Knowledge Pool / Omen Machine to lock them out of casting spells

Hopefully at least something here helps!

Gleeock on Cats off the Lawn!

3 weeks ago

Yeah, I have thought about Karn, the Great Creator , I have used Titania's Song before for a similar effect, except I will have to think that one over because tutoring an equipment from outside could be a good move.

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