Karn, Silver Golem
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Premodern Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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.

TypicalTimmy on Adding deathtouch to Caltrops - …

1 month ago

I have Caltrops in play. Using a temporary method, such as Karn, Silver Golem, I turn Caltrops into a creature until end of turn. With it now a creature, I cycle Void Beckoner and put a deathtouch counter on it and move to my end step.

Caltrops ceases to be a creature, but still has a deathtouch counter on it.

Now, whenever a creature attacks, Caltrops deals 1 damage to it and subsequently kills it. Correct?

ganchy on Colors Are For Suckers

5 months ago

McDuckington sweet! You already run Forsaken Monument, one of my favorite infinite mana combos is Forsaken and Basalt Monolith because its so simple. Basalt taps for four, and untaps for three. If you’re open to Rings of Brighthearth things can get even wackier, providing infinite colorless mana with just itself and Basalt. Not to mention all the copying of other valuable activated abilities. :]

Karn, Silver Golem is an incredible combo piece when combined with abilities like Voltaic Construct, allowing you to cheat the price of untap costs on mana rocks by making them into creatures! If you’re feeling evil (you always should) you can play Mycosynth Lattice and kick things up a notch by making your opponents lands into artifacts, which you turn into 0/0 artifact creatures with Karn for just one mana. Combine with infinite mana for infinite fun for the whole family!

brolio on Wrong manacost on Karn

5 months ago

There's an error on Karn, Silver Golem's manacost.
Currently {5C}
It should be {5}


Rhadamanthus on When does a non-creature artifact …

6 months ago

For Gisa, yes. "Dies" is short for "going from the battlefield to the graveyard", and Gisa, Glorious Resurrector replaces the event "a creature an opponent controls would go from the battlefield to the graveyard." If Karn, Silver Golem has turned something into a creature and it would die, that's an event Gisa's first ability can replace, so the card will go to exile. It won't be returned by the second ability because that ability specifies "creature cards".

For Scythe in your specific example, it depends. Kiku, Night's Flower's activated ability doesn't interact with Scythe of the Wretched because it makes the creature deal damage to itself, but Scythe wants the equipped creature (here, Kiku) to have dealt the damage. If the creature dies in combat with Kiku then it will work fine. The other card will be returned to the battlefield because Scythe doesn't care whether it's an actual creature card.

freezerboy on When does a non-creature artifact …

6 months ago

Trying to figure out if a non-creature artifact will be exiled with Gisa, Glorious Resurrector if I use Karn, Silver Golem to make it a creature and then kill it with a Kiku, Night's Flower for example. Same kind of thing if Karn makes the artifact a creature and they die to Kiku equipped with Scythe of the Wretched.

DrukenReaps on Unique Commanders

10 months ago

I think I have a few things that might work for you.

This first is Child's Choices. The idea is to be playing only with cards that give opponents choices to make. Everything from good ones like Rhystic Study to meh ones like Killing Wave. I use to run a 60 card deck based around the same thing. This is kind of a side project.

Next up I'm not sure really counts but Beep-Beep Motherfucker. Its a vehical deck which isn't that unique but it is more focused on tapping and untapping things that have abilities like King Macar, the Gold-Cursed and Fallowsage. I dunno if this is all that unique though, I just haven't seen it out in the wild.

Last idea is playing the best color, colorless In all seriousness if your meta doesn't have a colorless commander floating around it needs one! There are all kinds of silly things you can do if you just pay a little more mana than other colors usually have to. Check out my Druken Distortion. Though if you are looking for unique you might build Hope of Ghirapur or Karn, Silver Golem instead. Just watch out for that Vandalblast...

griffstick on What is your pet tech …

10 months ago

@PlutoniumWedding in that same way I use Karn, Silver Golem to make equipment fall off.

CasualCucumber on Commander only RL?

10 months ago

I have always wondered how they could get away with printing certain reserve list cards like Karn, Silver Golem and still keeping an RS.

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