Karn, Scion of Urza

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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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Karn, Scion of Urza Discussion

golgarigirl on R/B Brudiclad Artifacts and Tokens

1 month ago

Generally a mana rock is considered 1/2 of a land to count toward your land total. They're tricky because people can blow them up, and you need mana to even play them in the first place (feels really bad to have a Commander's Sphere in hand and only ever get 2 lands). So I try not to skimp too hard on lands for them. Or anything really.

As for planeswalkers, you could certainly pick more than 2. There are a lot of artifacts-matters planeswalkers out there! Karn, Scion of Urza makes a really good token for Brudiclad to copy, and helps with card advantage, so he's a favorite of mine. Saheeli Rai is similar. Daretti, Scrap Savant is probably my favorite of them all for any deck.

There is no real ratio that fits every deck. But there are some guides out there that explain waaay better than I can. If you have some time, check these out:

Tolarian Community College commander deck build guide

Command Zone commander deck build template

Dankey on Tezzeret Thopter Control

1 month ago

Urza, Lord High Artificer would be interesting to include, but isn't as strong if we have few artifacts in play or are in a losing position compared to Tezzeret. His ability to tap artifacts for mana is nice, but Whir of Invention is the only spell we're running that has a heavy blue mana cost; Improvise allows it to tap artifacts to pay for itself.

His "pay 5 to play a random card from your library" ability is interesting, but especially expensive when we have few artifacts in play; he competes with Karn, Scion of Urza or Karn, the Great Creator if I were to include more spells that cost 4cmc.

Dankey on Tezzeret Thopter Control

1 month ago

Urza, Lord High Artificer would be interesting to include, but isn't as strong if we have few artifacts in play or are in a losing position compared to Tezzeret. His ability to tap artifacts for mana is nice, but Whir of Invention is the only spell we're running that has a heavy blue mana cost; it can tap artifacts to pay for itself.

His "pay 5 to play a random card from your library" ability is interesting, but especially expensive when we have few artifacts in play; he competes with Karn, Scion of Urza or Karn, the Great Creator if I were to include more spells that cost 4cmc.

Dankey on Tezzeret Thopter Control

1 month ago

Urza, Lord High Artificer doesn't answer our opponent's threats or search for a specific win condition/utility spell. His ability to tap artifacts for mana is nice, but Whir of Invention is the only spell we're running that has a heavy blue mana cost; it can tap artifacts to pay for itself.

His "pay 5 to play a random card from your library" is interesting, but expensive and inconsistent; I'd rather just play Karn, Scion of Urza or Karn, the Great Creator if I were to include more spells that cost 4cmc.

Coward_Token on Strixhaven spoiler season

2 months ago

Move over 60-format nerds, it's C21 time!

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hellokitty6666666666666 on Don't sleep on Maralen

4 months ago

Sadly Ashiok, Dream Render does not prevent your opponent from searching their library from Maralen of the Mornsong 's trigger. The ability reads "Spells and abilities your opponents control." You control Maralen of the Mornsong and her ability. This does, however, work with Aven Mindcensor which you're already running, and Mindlock Orb , but that's much harder to build around.

Some interesting things to consider if you go that route though is more cards like Dark Confidant , that "put cards in your hand," instead of drawing. Such as Sleight of Hand , Sword-Point Diplomacy , Narset, Parter of Veils , Karn, Scion of Urza , etc.

Polaris on Can a copied Ethereal Forager …

4 months ago

No. When a card uses its name, it means "this object." Flickering Ethereal Forager will make it a new permanent, unlinked with the cards exiled when it was originally cast. The same applies if you cast another Ethereal Forager; each will have its own stack of cards it can return from, and they aren't shared. A card or token that's a copy of Ethereal Forager won't have any exiled cards to draw from at all, unless it had some other ability that exiled something (for example, if you turned a Living Lore or Izzet Chemister into a copy of Ethereal Forager after exiling an instant or sorcery with it).

Cards that bypass this restriction, such as Karn, Scion of Urza or Haldan, Avid Arcanist , will use some other way to keep track of what cards they're allowed to use.

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