Jhoira of the Ghitu

Jhoira of the Ghitu

Legendary Creature — Human Wizard

, Exil a nonland card from your hand: Put four time counters on the exiled card. If it doesn't have suspend, it gains suspend. (At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from that card. When the last is removed, cast it without paying its mana cost. If it's a creature, it has haste.)

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Mind vs. Might (DDS) Mythic Rare
Modern Masters (MMA) Rare
Future Sight (FUT) Rare

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

Jhoira of the Ghitu occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.0%

Jhoira of the Ghitu Discussion

VladMarkov on [EDH] Eldrazis Floating over Battlefield

3 weeks ago

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Eldrazi R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

You can see them. They are somewhere there. Waiting in their sleep. And when they wake up - they will bring interplanar Chaos and destruction.

Prepare yourselves, though shall they spare no one.

Eldrazis Fhtagn

After finding Jhoira of the Ghitu , I was thinking what needs Suspend the most. Obvious answer - high mana cost cards. And what's more expensive, than Eldrazi? Hmm, I have no idea. And that's how the deck has been made. Few cards with "put on the battlefield", like Belbe's Portal or Quicksilver Amulet , few "without paying mana cost", like Omniscience , Sunbird's Invocation or Temporal Aperture and with enough mana rocks Planar Bridge or, of course Eye of Ugin .

Additionally, I like to play someone else's spells, so there is few stealing cards, like: Knowledge Exploitation or Reversal of Fortune .

I have spicied it up with some returning sorceries/instant cards, like Mystic Retrieval or Narset's Reversal .

Of course not to forget draw cards, but it's obvious in blue decks :)

And last and most important part - cards, that are taking off the time counters from suspended cards - imagine card:Omnisciense with Suspend 4 on turn 3 :) And then you have, for example Timecrafting and bang, t4 card:Omnisciense. And if not that, then maybe Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger ? And there is more removing time counters, like Clockspinning or Fury Charm or Timebender .

That do you think? Does the deck have a chance?

I am looking forward to see your feedback :)

BMHKain on Omnath, who Mana Breaks for us all.

3 weeks ago

@king-saproling: All cut. I even have two others that would've been great w/ the Chopped, on the chopping block. So we're still 12 running to get slaughtered. As I'm still planning a 5-Color Solemnity oriented deck, should I find ideas for the other 10 cards to cut?

You already knew about my other deck idea; but it requires a 5-Color CMDR. The Deck has one Law: No Counters Allowed. W/ stuff like Decree of Silence , Stuff for Suspend , Persist , Undying , Age Counters among other kinds of stuff. Now I just need a 5 Color CMDR that might help this case: Cromat , It's 5 Abilities Neither grant it a +1/+1 Counter to itself, & its 4 Other Abilities don't matter for requirements; thus being the CMDR of choice.

That said, I've 10-12 cuts left, depending on opinion to cut here. On the following deck:

A Space-Time Quaking Ressurection of Dead Magic.

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


, I already decided on 4 things on the chopping block:

1: Sunforger : 9 Instants are even on there, limiting my options so much it's insane; & not a lot are good targets anyway.

2: Secrets of the Dead : The Saddest Part is that I've no support for this. 1/3 out of 3 is chopped.

Maybe I'll add more choices. But I'll leave this to you one last time; even as I'm working on a True Cromat Anti-Counters (Not Counterspells.).Deck, & I'll still try Atemsis, All-Seeing alone if you don't mind. Same for ol' Cromat . The rest is up to you; How to bring such decks to 100 cards? Have I annoyed you enough? I wonder what you'd recommended cutting for both.

Until then, I'll be waiting... Great work BTW! :D

BMHKain on king-saproling

3 weeks ago

Hey, king-saproling! Like to say thanks for the help on my Omnath #1 deck, even though it's too bad you never suggested what cards to cut as well. You can do so if you wish (You don't have to...). But I've two more decks that seem to be going nowhere on me; one you might think is going great on 1/3 aspects, but I still need help on the others anyway. The other? I am going nowhere w/ Jhoira of the Ghitu CHAOS. I want your thoughts on the deck before I make a decision on a new CHAOS CMDR (Unless you think it's fine.) Regardless, here are the decklists, should you wish to help. Thank you for your efforts. :)

If we're NOT Heroes, then Jhoira is Occam's Razor.

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


(CHAOS... Revised?)

A Space-Time Quaking Ressurection of Dead Magic.

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


(Flashback/Other Nonperms, Assymetrical Protection to you/your stuff from damage & nobody else, & HUGE BURN; that's already fine.)

Omnath, who Mana Breaks for us all.

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


If I had the predicament to cut OVER 33 cards, I'd rather do so in a Superfriends Deck alone. I actually do need help here if you are willing.

Oh, & Happy New Years; if you wanted me to say it. :)

BMHKain on Jhoira #1 CHAOS/Suspend Help (Jhoira ...

1 month ago

If we're NOT Heroes, then Jhoira is Occam's Razor.

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


(Someone tell The Professor The Time Spiral's end turned off all the Planar Gate s, & only debris can get through. The Weatherlight has lost the ability of interplanar travel.)

If CHAOS was meant as a Casual Favor, then nobody would try & exploit its full power. Jhoira of the Ghitu , Captain of the Weatherlight WILL make you beg to differ. With Izzet League colors, & the intelligence even The Con's Clave would make an exception to their Unthinkable Natural Laws against Identity, & would like to learn from Jhoira, & not any other colored individual. Jhoira is Well-Rounded, Intelligent, Cunning, even Self-Centered is something The Con's Clave doesn't think of with The Izzet League, which is seen as The Con's Clave as their Prime Enemy for their "Problem Solving". But does Jhoira of the Ghitu get crazier than even what is left of the aligned Guild?

1: The deck is already at 100 cards, so all we need to do is Replace; Not Add to or Cut from, Replace a card w/ another entirely. Which ones?

2: & are the best colors for CHAOS, & Jhoira has both. What CHAOS cards would you think would work in this deck w/ a Suspend Subtheme also?

3 FINAL: Think about your choices. Think to yourself: (Will Card A have an impact that's bigger than a Nuclear Bomb on Cards B, C, D, etc. (HUGE impact on the whole Game.), or Smaller than choosing Pinball (NES) over CONTRA (Remember, 1988 was more costly than even 2020, where what we have now, is very likely to be more affordable. Basically a 1-Video-Game per Year Clause.)? (Too Little of an impact to do much.). Next, think about Flaxen Intruder as "Evil Goldilocks". Her Flavor Text alone should ask: What Card is Not Too Strong, Not Too Weak, but just Right? Out of exclusively CHAOS cards in //, which cards have a balanced CHAOS ratio than can still make the deck work outside of Casual Gaming?

Oh, BTW: here is the analysis for the Evil Goldilocks Effect : Grip of Chaos : Too HOT! (This card makes every play, & every effect unpredictable, thus it should be wise to only take Random Effects to a controllable environment.) -> (Just Right.) <- Too Cold... Conundrum Sphinx (Too weak for a 6-cost, & just using it's effect may as well be a "Draw one card" effect & nothing else.) This should be a guide in case any of you want to use...

Any suggestions must include a card to replace with. Besides that, what do you suggest? I'll be waiting...

18ths on Five-Mizzet Re-experienced

1 month ago

Update 3:

Hadana's Climb  Flip replaces Forgotten Ancient - this guy synergizes with 3-4 cards in the deck. It can also do something just on it's own too, but its not anything particularly powerful, and the fact it cant be fetched by Niv is just a nail in his coffin. Climb can be enabled by some counters cards, triggers Daxos and then helps push his enormous tokens (or flying double striking Kalemne) at opponents faces. It's also yet another way to fix mana. (albeit slow)

Marchesa's Smuggler replaces Jhoira of the Ghitu - Jhoira was meant as a good cheap Izzet creature that can be also useful later. She ticks all these boxes but... it turns out proper sequencing is very important in this deck and suspend is straight opposite to that. Also she needs cards that would be powerful on completely empty board, because in 4 turns the situation can be vastly different. Smuggler also ticks those boxes, but giving haste and unblockable without the need to tap, even if the cost is quite high, can be game changing in this deck.

Maw of the Obzedat replaces Mycoloth - Mycoloth is a huge red flag to our opponents, even those with poor threat assessment. It also have to wait an entire turn to actually do something. And to be honest - I yet have to see this card actually untap. There are also a lot of token producers, we need some payoffs too. Maw is more subtle, and can do its stuff on the turn it hits the board, is a free sac engine and can save the most important creatures from damage based board wipes.

Expansion / Explosion replaces Secure the Wastes - StW is a very good spell but I found it to be suprisingly situational. It gets really good only with Mizzix on board. Without her, there are more exciting things to do with 6-12 mana than getting some 1/1s that barely affects the board. On the other hand, both modes of Expansion / Explosion are crazy. Expansion can be used as a counter-counterspell without even using blue and copy crazy amount of EDH staples - ramp, removal, tutors - you name it. Explosion also gives us a wincon to decks that are resilient against token strategies. When behind, can also be used as a very expensive draw AND removal.

Gidgetimer on Jhoira of the Ghitu and ...

1 month ago

The reminder text on Jhoira of the Ghitu is simply explaining how suspend works. It isn't an upkeep trigger that she has. As such the suspended cards will continue losing counters even if Jhoira is removed, however each suspended card has its own individual trigger that removes a counter from that card. This means that you can only remove an extra counter from one of them using Strionic Resonator .

TangoWithTojo on Jhoira of the Ghitu and ...

1 month ago

My question is with Jhoira of the Ghitu and her upkeep trigger: "(At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from that card. When the last is removed, cast it without paying its mana cost. If it's a creature, it has haste.)" So in relation to that upkeep effect, I know it is possible to copy it with Strionic Resonator but my question is specifically if I had lets say 3 permanents exiled with Suspend-4. When my upkeep rolls around to drop them down to Suspend-3 and I pay (2) to copy the effect with Strionic Resonator does it only decrease one permanents counters to 2 or does it copy all of them simultaneously, taking all 3 permanents to 3 counters?

I guess an easier way of asking this is, do each one of the suspend counters count as an individual upkeep trigger, on the stack, if I have more than 1 card in exile?

enpc on Isochron Scepter + Narset's Reversal ...

2 months ago

Why not use Elite Arcanist to cut down the number of pieces required for the combo?

Important question for you though: what's your end goal here? Looping Teferi's Protection is cute and all, what's your game ending play?

My recommendation would be including Jhoira of the Ghitu and suspending a lot of MLD effects.

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