Karn, the Great Creator Wishboard Tech List

Karn, the Great Creator

I’ve tried it, so you don’t have to.

I’ve tested a lot of these cards in various shells already. I tested Ankh of Mishra in a red hate shell (Black Vise, Ankh, Pyrostatic Pillar, Eidolon, Magus, Cursed Scroll, etc). I’ve tested many of these in Daretti, Scrap Savant with Welder, Krark-Clan Ironworks, and Smokestack. The Paradoxical Outcome and Bolas’ Citadel decks are both faster, but KCI Combo is both more powerful and more resilient to hate.

As always, let the evidence of your testing guide you to your conclusions.

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Five Stars
Four Stars
Three Stars
Two Stars
One Star
  • Ankh of Mishra
  • Black Vise
  • Blightsteel Colussus & Inkwell Leviathan
  • The Chain Veil (Testing inconclusive)
  • Chalice of the Void
  • Cursed Scroll
  • Duplicant
  • Engineered Explosives, Powder Keg, & Ratchet Bomb
  • Expedition Map
  • Forcefield
  • Foundry Inspector
  • Goblin Charbelcher
  • Gonti’s Aether Heart (potentially a very high ceiling, KCI)
  • Grindstone & Painter’s Servant
  • Hangarback Walker
  • Helm of Awakening
  • Helm of Obedience
  • Hope of Ghirapur
  • Inspiring Statuary
  • Jester’s Scepter (KCI)
  • Junk Diver, Myr Retriever, & Scrap Trawler (see KCI’s ban in Modern)
  • Karn, Silver Golem
  • Kuldotha Forgemaster
  • Lightning Greaves
  • Lion’s Eye Diamond (Probably bad unless in Bomberman or KCI.)
  • Lodestone Golem, Sphere of Resistance, & Thorn of Amethyst
  • Lotus Petal (Mox Opal is reusable and probably better.)
  • Memnarch (good, requires more testing and more blue manabase)
  • Memory Jar
  • Merchant’s Dockhand
  • Metalworker
  • Mindslaver (4 stars, requires more testing)
  • Mox Opal
  • Nevinyrral’s Disk vs Oblivion Stone
  • Nihil Spellbomb
  • Omen Machine (This got better after Narset)
  • Paradox Engine
  • Phyrexian Revoker
  • Pithing Needle
  • Planar Bridge
  • Portcullis
  • Pyrite Spellbomb
  • Sandstone Oracle
  • Sensei’s Divining Top
  • Sharuum the Hegemon (good, requires Welder/4 Horsemen shell)
  • Smokestack
  • Staff of Nin (likely worse than God-Pharaoh’s Statue)
  • Sundering Titan
  • Thran Dynamo
  • Time Vault
  • Trading Post
  • Uba Mask
  • Urza’s Blueprints
  • Weatherlight (Crew 3 is rough in a creature light deck.)

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