Jhessian Balmgiver

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Conflux (CON) Uncommon

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Jhessian Balmgiver

Creature — Human Cleric

Tap: Prevent the next 1 damage that would be dealt to target creature or player this turn.

Tap: Target creature is unblockable this turn.

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Jhessian Balmgiver Discussion

TheKamikazeBagel on Best tap abilities in bant ...

7 months ago

I'm putting a Jhessian Balmgiver into my Derevi deck. It has both a tap ability and makes creatures unblockable.

UnleashedHavok on Beware The Monk!

1 year ago

Sorry it took me a while to get back with you guys.

Daring Apprentice I like your use of cards for draw power and card advantage, thanks for sharing! I have added a Command Tower and Mystic Monastery, I'm not sure why I didn't have them in the initial build lol. And I'm also totally using Kaho, Minamo Historian, she's awesome! I'm planning on using Jori En, Ruin Diver for card draw, he's pretty great. Especially with my low curve. My card advantage is going to be different from yours though, I'm wanting to be able to survive late game so my card advantage is taking form in cards like Frost Titan, Homura, Human Ascendant, and Yosei, the Morning Star. I don't want to have a bunch of high costing cards, I'm planning to try to keep it to 9 or 10 total. I'm also still wanting Thassa, God of the Sea, I just haven't picked her up yet.

Hey back Beio53! I have looked at cipher spells. I've got a Hidden Strings set aside, I'm just trying to figure out where I want to slide it in! I also enjoy the Hands of Binding. I feel like they would pair beautifully with my other tapping abilities, I'm just trying to figure out where to put them. I'm not sure how I feel about the Jhessian Balmgiver, it feels pretty fragile to me. I have been thinking about Mistfire Adept for a while, in addition to an Elusive Spellfist (I LOVE his art), and a Mystic of the Hidden Way. I like the Spectral Flight a lot but funny story; I'm actually wanting to cut my number of enchantments down to make room for a few more creatures while keeping my instant/sorcery count high. I'm not sure what I'm going to do quite yet honestly.

Beio53 on Beware The Monk!

1 year ago

Ey UnleashedHavok, I like the unblockable synergy you've got going here. Since I've got a lot of artificial prowess from my yasova deck, I think there's some interesting pieces you could use. First of all, Leering Emblem is perfect for shu since you'll have basically triple prowess but for your creature spells as well. Also, I see that you like rebound spells like Emerge Unscathed. Have you looked into any cipher spells? They're sorceries to trigger your prowess then they become a pseudo enchantment on a creature that recast themselves when they deal combat damage to a player: Hands of Binding to tap a creature for two turns, trigger prowess and double strike, swing with shu, and the first strike damage will trigger another free casting of it for more prowess boost in your normal combat damage. Hidden Strings is incredibly versatile and cheap. To be totally honest, I'm not sure that you need to worry as much about defense if you can tap the board out with these effects but that's your decision. Also, for a steady source of flying/evasion, Jhessian Balmgiver, Mistfire Adept, or Spectral Flight are cheap and EFFECTIVE options. I see Quiet Contemplation and Niblis of Frost in your suggestions and maybeboard: cannot sing their praises enough in a prowess deck. Anyway, love shu and he's right there with Rakdos, Lord of Riots for my next deck build. Hope to see how it progresses!

Sendaran on Modern Blue White Budget Willbreaker

1 year ago

Lands that target creatures are absolutely hilarious with Willbreaker. Rogue's Passage is one of the best options. Sandstone Bridge, Skyline Cascade and Soaring Seacliff are other options in your colors. Ruins of Oran-Rief can be used against Eldrazi, so sideboard only at best.

Kytheon's Irregulars is another budget option for things you already have. Topplegeist is nice too, although you'll miss on the extra fun from delirium without some other changes. It's still a solid one drop.

And here's a random list of dirt cheap things that get those triggers in different ways: Beacon Hawk, Abuna Acolyte, Benevolent Ancestor, Crossbow Infantry, Jhessian Balmgiver, Viridian Longbow, Zealous Inquisitor. The last 3 are probably the most interesting and flexible even without Willbreaker in play.

crackerjacker on Right Through You

2 years ago

I built this deck and found that Jhessian Balmgiver works nicely in it. Only using 1 of her though.As does Grasp of the Hieromancer.Been debating about putting in Spectral Shepherd and Drogskol Cavalry, as spectral would let you replay Topplegeist and Rattlechains for their effects which would also play well with Drogskol.

RogueArtificer on Kung Fu Hustler

2 years ago

No, I think that was something I missed when I cut Deepfathom Skulker I wanted to have a resilient source of colorless to make Shu Yun unblockable. Or I never committed to the Trinket Mage as Civic Wayfinder package.

The one thing I was meaning to add in, that I did completely forget is Runechanter's Pike Definitely over Spear of Heliod because it's on flavor and a beating all in one.

The Jhessian Balmgiver was definitely a fun find when digging for ways to make Shu Yun unblockable because all the red versions of Dwarven Warriors don't jibe with Shu Yun's 3 power. Which is legitimately the only time I wish he had 2 power instead of 3.

I definitely need more rebound, and actually have a Distortion Strike sitting in my binder, but it just didn't meet the criteria for the challenge. Might just have to cheat and put it in anyway.

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