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 Post subject: Karn, Silver Golem
AgePosted: 2014-Jan-24 10:09 am 
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So it is Robot Week over at PureMTGO.com, and I decided to update my (very) old Karn deck. I wanted the deck to be as non-combo as possible, no stax, just good clean fun. Here is where I ended up:

Commander
1 Karn, Silver Golem

Creatures (18)
1 Arcbound Reclaimer
1 Colossus of Akros
1 Darksteel Juggernaut
1 Duplicant
1 Golem Artisan
1 Jhoira's Toolbox
1 Junk Diver
1 Kuldotha Forgemaster
1 Lodestone Golem
1 Palladium Myr
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Precursor Golem
1 Scarecrone
1 Shimmer Myr
1 Steel Hellkite
1 Steel Overseer
1 Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre
1 Wurmcoil Engine

Artifacts (42)
1 Batterskull
1 Bonehoard
1 Diviner's Wand
1 Sword of Fire and Ice
1 Sword of Light and Shadow
1 Arena of the Ancients
1 Blinkmoth Urn
1 Brittle Effigy
1 Clock of Omens
1 Cloud Key
1 Coalition Relic
1 Darksteel Forge
1 Druidic Satchel
1 Elixir of Immortality
1 Everflowing Chalice
1 Expedition Map
1 Fellwar Stone
1 Forcefield
1 Gilded Lotus
1 Grim Monolith
1 Guardian Idol
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Mimic Vat
1 Mind Stone
1 Mind's Eye
1 Mirrorworks
1 Nevinyrral's Disk
1 Oblivion Stone
1 Phyrexian Processor
1 Portcullis
1 Relic of Progenitus
1 Sculpting Steel
1 Serum Tank
1 Sol Ring
1 Spine of Ish Sah
1 Staff of Nin
1 Temporal Aperture
1 Thran Dynamo
1 Torpor Orb
1 Voltaic Key
1 Worn Powerstone

Planeswalker (1)
1 Karn Liberated

Sorcery (1)
1 All Is Dust

Lands (37)
1 Ancient Tomb
1 Blasted Landscape
1 Blinkmoth Nexus
1 Blinkmoth Well
1 Buried Ruin
1 Crystal Vein
1 Darksteel Citadel
1 Desert
1 Deserted Temple
1 Dread Statuary
1 Eldrazi Temple
1 Ghost Quarter
1 Gods' Eye, Gate to the Reikai
1 High Market
1 Homeward Path
1 Inkmoth Nexus
1 Maze of Ith
1 Miren, the Moaning Well
1 Mishra's Workshop
1 Mutavault
1 Mystifying Maze
1 Petrified Field
1 Phyrexia's Core
1 Reliquary Tower
1 Rogue's Passage
1 Scorched Ruins
1 Springjack Pasture
1 Stalking Stones
1 Strip Mine
1 Tectonic Edge
1 Temple of the False God
1 Thespian's Stage
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
1 Urza's Factory
1 Vesuva
1 Winding Canyons
1 Zoetic Cavern

In my original version I had Voltaic Construct (to make infinite mana) and Myr Matrix plus a couple of other mana dumps, but I took them out. I also took out Planar Portal as just being too mana intensive. Really, I just wanted to bring the average CMC down to something respectable.

If you watch the vids in the link below you'll see that I sort of underutilize Karn, and that's my bad. But still, the deck was fun and did well. It obviously gets hosed to Austere Command, Merciless Eviction and the random Hellkite Tyrant, but it has enough card draw and recursion to help out with most problems.

Anyways, to see the deck in action and read a little more, clicke here: http://puremtgo.com/articles/conqueror- ... lver-golem

Questions, comments, concerns, let me know!

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 Post subject: Re: Karn, Silver Golem
AgePosted: 2014-Jan-24 1:08 pm 
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Have you thought about running Not of this World? Bet noone would see that one coming.

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 Post subject: Re: Karn, Silver Golem
AgePosted: 2014-Jan-24 2:12 pm 
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I think I would definitely have it if I was running Kozilek as my Commander, since having a free Counterspell would be awesome. As is right now I would have relatively few creatures (and non-creature artifacts if I have Karn out I guess) that would make it free. The deck is pretty mana hungry with all the activated abilities so keeping up 7 mana is problematic.

Actually I could see another version of the deck using a +1/+1 counter and proliferate theme what would be good for the card too.

But it's better than Null Brooch. I'll have to keep track of how often my stuff gets targeted and what my mana situation is like and reassess.

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