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In terms of raw usability, we all know Jace, the Mind Sculptor is the most powerful planeswalker. In terms of flavor though, Karn here is the strongest planeswalker alive. Why? Because he's what remains of the old generation of planeswalkers.

Think about it for a sec. Urza could destroy entire continents by snapping his finger. If memory serves Karn has urzas spark, and it shows. What can the wallet raper do? Exile your library, i.e. remove your memory. Karn can remove things from your mind. He can also remove things from existence. Look at his ultimate: IT RESETS TIME. He can wipe the floor with any other planeswalker alive with one hand behind his back. Jace has NOTHING on Karn.

Is he the best as a card? No, he's a bit restricted by that mana cost and needs good targets for exile. And he needs to live. But in terms of magics history, of its flavor, Karn is the greatest planeswalker since his creator.

Posted By: ShatterPalm (8/25/2013 11:57:39 AM)


He's very good against decks with permanents.
Posted By: snickerpuss (11/18/2012 11:17:14 PM)


R.I.P Venser, the Sojourner
Posted By: MCcreator (10/21/2013 11:58:25 AM)


That's IT
Posted By: BrightOrangePants (9/20/2011 12:59:17 AM)


This thing is a beast in a Modern Urzatron deck.
Posted By: SyntheticDreamer (4/19/2012 10:55:02 AM)


I agree that, flavor-wise, he should have been an artifact. I mean, he is the "Father of the Machines" for god's sake. But as a player, I know that would have broken him to probably "Flash-Hulk" status. I give kudos to R&D for resisting the temptation of putting flavor over game mechanics in this case.

No planeswalker should be able to be Master Transmuter-ed or any other tutor/put on the battlefield/enchanted/regenerated/whatever that a normal artifact could. Yes, it would have opened him up to Shatters and Naturalizes but that is far outweighed by the amount of degeneracy that could be put in a deck to abuse the hell out of him.
Posted By: OmegaSerris (9/17/2011 3:39:36 PM)


If you ever get targeted by this guy, just flash a Phage the Untouchable from your hand and say, "Problem, Karn?" /trollface
Posted By: Guest328481109 (5/16/2011 10:19:31 AM)


I like how they used the colorless planeswalker frame that Magic Set Editor has had since Rise of the Eldrazi.
Posted By: JFM2796 (8/9/2011 12:59:14 PM)


If you have two Hero of Bladeholds in your hand exile both of them with Karn then use ultimate. Swing for the win, I like it.
Posted By: V0ltaire (7/25/2011 7:36:58 PM)


@Combolulz: Geosurge cannot be used, since this card is neither artifact nor creature.
This card is colorless, but not artifact. (if there was any doubt just look at the collector number, it's 1, not somewhere in the artifacts)
This card looks like a lot of fun, glad to see Karn back.
Posted By: TreeTrunkMaster (4/28/2011 10:11:46 PM)


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