Karn, the Great Creator


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard 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

OLucas on Locket Mill

1 day ago

-2x Ceremonious Rejection + 2x Salvage Titan

With the higher amount of cheap stuff, such as Springleaf Drum , the alternate casting cost of the titan is less steep when there's a Scrap Trawler on the field. Its upsides are that it allows to continue playing the game to combo kill against Karn, the Great Creator + Mycosynth Lattice or Damping Sphere without needing to first remove them. It's also a threat that has an inbuild card advantage mode in its return ability.

lloydsmith28 on Artifactual - Golos - EDH

6 days ago

Even though this deck far outweighs my own, what's you main win-con? I know you're building around a theme but mine is mostly big boi golems, that i hope to get out (havent got any out because ppl just blow up my shit all the time lol). However i just added maze's end and 10 gates (left out a few so i didnt have too many) as an alt wincon with golos, and i have a bunch of bounce spells to trigger golo's ability multiple times then just use his ability and get some free shit out. Main thing mine is missing is Karn, the Great Creator and Darksteel Colossus . One fun combo is Karn, the Great Creator and Parhelion II , because you can have it in your sideboard and bring it out when you have enough mana (8 CMC) and instead of crewing it you can use karn's +1 ability to make it into a 8/8 flying creature that makes 2 4/4 angels when it attacks, ive dont it on MTG:A and its a fun combo.

HobbyGamer007 on Blightsteel budget

1 week ago

Well without any reasonable way of control, you'll just eat a Swords to Plowshares and all your speed advantage from ramping with the Tron lands is for nothing. I'd instead recommend running Karn, the Great Creator and Mycosynth Lattice as a combo. Sure it is a 2 piece, but if you have one copy of the Lattice in the Sideboard, Karn can wish it for you. Maybe you want to cut the golem tribal altogether then. A bit sad for the nice Gateway but I guess it'd be better that way. How are you

Skyler1776 on Standard Affinity

2 weeks ago
  1. My apologies. I was on the previous page and saw that deck, not this one. 2.Why not more Emry? Your artifact base looks quite interesting and full, and Karn, the Great Creator looks really synergetic with the deck. Apologies again!

Lanzo493 on Kazuul’s Mono Red Stax

2 weeks ago

Karn, the Great Creator is a great stax card just by being an unsymmetrical Null Rod . Plus, if they attack him, you get ogres.

Darth_Savage on Pillage Coats Charm Calamity Boom! T1 LD Primer!

3 weeks ago

Hi Asturonethoriusaline you left a couple of comments over on my deck Ode to Hogaak and asked for some feedback... First a quick aside, Hogaak was rightfully banned in Modern, Faithless Looting was banned at the same time, this card was one of the best graveyard enablers around. Looting made decks like Hollow One and Izzet Phoenix possible and allowed them to reliably finish in top 8s of championships. The modern format is adjusting to this banning, additionally Stoneforge Mystic was unbanned.

Your deck looks a lot like ponza or mono-red prison, but it also looks far less consistent than those decks. Ponza has a better ramp package in Arbor Elf and Utopia Sprawl it can also lean on Blood Moon which it shares with the prison deck and can just net free wins. Mono-red prison also has the Karn, the Great Creator and Mycosynth Lattice combo (this would also work with Liquimetal Coating). What I'm trying to say is there are established modern decks in this vein, which have been optimised.

There isn't a lot I can suggest here outside the obvious, what I will say is don't underestimate the importance of consistency, for example you could use Ancient Stirrings to dig for coating or a land... Another card you might want to use is Veil of Summer this was just printed in m20 and has mostly replaced Autumn's Veil.

Good luck with your brew and have fun refining it.

enpc on Feather EDH

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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.

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