Jhoira's Familiar

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Dominaria (DOM) Uncommon

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Jhoira's Familiar

Artifact Creature — Bird

Historic spells you cast cost less to cast. (Artifacts, legendaries, and Sagas are historic.)

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Jhoira's Familiar Discussion

Ishan on Fast Mana is Fair and Balanced - JWC Storm Primer

3 weeks ago

Great list, had a few questions:

How do you feel about the other cost reducers you could put in this deck, such as Jhoira's Familiar, Foundry Inspector, and Herald of Kozilek?

How does Winter Orb fit into your game plan? When do you play it, how do you play around it, and would other cards like Static Orb be a worthy addition to the deck?

Thoughts on Grand Architect? I know there aren't a lot of creatures in the deck, but at worst it can tap itself and Jhoira for mana, and go infinite with Isochron Scepter.

GreenFuzzyNinja on Artifact King

3 weeks ago

I would recommend removing all your creatures Jhoira's Familiar, Goblin Welder, Etherium Sculptor, and Foundry Inspector. You should also add more of all said creatures. I would take out Akroma's Memorial, Act of Treason, and Tectonic Instability. For lands, I would add Inventors' Fair, and Buried Ruin. Also Strip Mine and Wasteland is always good. I would recommend having a better counter spell than Essence Scatter, but I don't know what format your in, so i'll just suggest the best ones. Force of Will is very good, and so is Mana Drain. Overall, I would add White, and define a win con.

Natalbee on Standard mill

1 month ago

Diligent Excavator and Jhoira's Familiar don't really do much for you here. The only Historic cards you have are the Howling Golems, Powerstone Shards, Sentinel Totems, and the Familiar itself.

I think Patient Rebuilding is too slow. Drowned Secrets with Psychic Corrosion should be more than enough, and then you fill out the rest of your deck with card draw and counter magic. Radical Idea would be better than Opt because you can cast it twice and it draws you two cards.

By the time you can attack with Fleet Swallower, you're probably only milling a small amount of cards because their library is dwindling. You can mill 10 at a time with only a Drowned Secrets, a Psychic Corrosion, a Radical Idea, and your draw for the turn.

I also don't know what Powerstone Shard and Howling Golem are doing for you. Also cards like Disperse and Blink of an Eye are good.

burferking on Kurkesh Scrap Engines

1 month ago

I'd suggest Cloud Key, Foundry Inspector, Jhoira's Familiar to lower your artifact costs. Then anything with afinity for artifacts, especially Mycosynth Golem.

Argor on Jhoira, Storm Captain

2 months ago

askewnotion I'm already planning to put Spellbook and Thought vessel to have more no max hand size cards in, paradoxical outcome is also on the list but I'm thinking of taking out unwinding clock and I do know of that hard lock combo, but I don't like playing it so I'm propably gonna pass on that But thanks for the tip with sembleance anvil, I will propably also add Jhoira's Familiar into it to have more cost reduction

JonnyG21 I did take it out when I was first building the deck because once I get 10 1/1's they seemed pretty useless in the overall strategy, but I might add it in for a few games to test if I like it or not

Farycane on Breya, ComboShaper

2 months ago

Myr Retriever + Scrap Trawler + Spine of Ish Sah + Krark-Clan Ironworks/Ashnod's Altar + Foundry Inspector/Jhoira's Familiar/Etherium Sculptor

Sac Myr Retriever to KCI/Altar (+2Mana) sac Spine (+4Mana) sac Scrap Trawler (+6Mana) get Myr Retriever back with Scrap Trawler trigger from Spine, get Spine back from itself. If you have at least Mana cost reduce of 2 you can now play Myr Retriever for free, Scrap trawler for 1 and Spine for 5. It's +-0 but you get to destroy a permanent for each time you do this loop (Yep, including lands!)Also gets you back an Artifact from your grave everytime you do this (Thanks to Myr Retriever)

Works with Spine and sac engine with every Infinite Mana combo, too.

patrickd117 on Artifactually Magnificent

2 months ago

I'd definitely cut:

Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer, Jhoira's Familiar, Tawnos, Urza's Apprentice, Mindlock Orb, Orbs of Warding, Truth or Tale (this one especially is total garbage), Essence Scatter, Opt, Frantic Search, Magmaquake (there are a lot of earthquake effects that don't negatively synergize with your commander like this does), Remove (Not sure if this is even in the deck), Spell Shrivel, Syncopate (there are way better counter spells)

I'd probably cut:

Foundry Inspector, Geode Golem, Sharding Sphinx, Thopter Engineer, Tormod's Crypt, Damping Engine, Brainstorm (Brainstorm really wants more ways to shuffle your deck than you have.)

I really like the card Steal Enchantment I'm surprised I haven't seen it in other decks before.

I also think you need at least one or two more lands. 34 is really low.

squillem on Equipped Cats

2 months ago

Hey man, here are my thoughts

First, although I know your manabase isn't finished, I'd recommend running at 37 lands total.

Second, it's important to consider which equipment are powerful with this strategy, especially with Mirri. You'll likely need ways to keep her from dying. Since she has first strike, giving her deathtouch in addition will make it such that she will always kill the opposing creature before it deals damage, making her almost invincible in combat. You've already mentioned Quietus Spike, but other must-includes for this deck (imo) are Gorgon's Head, Gorgon Flail, and Basilisk Collar. You may also want to have ways to keep Mirri from dying to board wipes and removal. Darksteel Plate and Shield of Kaldra are both about 5 bucks, but they're pretty good. Cards that prevent targeting can be good, but hexproof is preferable to shroud. However, some shroud giving cards, such as Lightning Greaves and General's Kabuto. Mask of Avacyn gives Hexproof, but it's not a Great equipment.

Third, let's consider the equipment you're including. You want most of them to be strong enough to make a single creature into a threat on its own. You've already included cards like Argentum Armor, but frankly you don't really have enough equipment. I'm gonna list a bunch of equipment in various categories here that are worth considering (Sorry if some of this is already in your deck).

Utility:

Sword of the Animist

Conqueror's Flail

Dowsing Dagger

Mask of Memory

Protection/Insurance:

Heirloom Blade

Forebear's Blade

Evasion:

Prowler's Helm

Trailblazer's Boots

Threat-makers:

Fireshrieker

Godsend

Strata Scythe

Helm of the Host

Golem-Skin Gauntlets

Inquisitor's Flail

Grafted Exoskeleton

Stoneforge Masterwork

Assault Suit

Tenza, Godo's Maul

Bloodforged Battle-Axe

Blackblade Reforged

Masterwork of Ingenuity

Fourth, let's look at your creatures. In commander, lower-impact things tend to be outclassed quickly. As such, you generally want your creatures to either be significant threats or utility. Some creatures that I feel are worth cutting are:

Jareth, Leonine Titan (Not a particularly good card. He's only got a good size when blocking)

Leonin Relic-Warder (He's likely to die over the course of the game. Long-lasting removal is better)

Oreskos Explorer (You're in green, so your ramp spells are likely to be land-focused)

Phantom Nishoba (You'll probably want something stronger for you 7 mana. It's basically a 7-mana 7/7 with lifelink/trample and a downside.)

Qasali Ambusher (This creature just isn't impactful on its own)

Sunspear Shikari (This one is also low impact. I wouldn't play a 2-mana 2/2 with both of those abilities natively in commander, and this card is worse than that.)

Don't get too attached to the cat theme. Have it be something you can take advantage of, but don't put in a bad card just because it's a cat. Additionally, don't be averse to putting in noff-type creatures when doing so improves your deck.

Let's look at some creatures that might improve your deck.

Eight-and-a-Half-Tails (Can help get your other creatures through for damage or protect them from removal. A tricky one to play with, but with high upside)

Sram, Senior Edificer (Card draw is A1 in commander, and this guy gets it for you while also carrying equipment)

Odric, Lunarch Marshal (Makes one threat into a whole team of them)

Leonin Warleader (Makes more vessels for the equipment, which have lifelink and benefit from tribal synergies)

Taj-Nar Swordsmith (Gets you what you need when you need it. Make sure you know what you're looking for though!)

Grand Abolisher (Gives you a lot more control over combat on your turn)

Leonin Abunas (Protects your equipment. May be unecessary, but worth considering)

Indomitable Archangel (As above, but it also has flying, which makes it even better.)

Brass Squire (Sneakily fantastic. Avoids the equip cost while also letting you move an equipment at instant speed)

Auriok Windwalker (As above, but it also has flying, which...huh, deja vu)

Mother of Runes (Good for defending from removal or getting a creature through combat)

Armory Automaton (Note: this can take your opponents' equipment as well. They can re-equip it, but not until they get back to their own turn.)

Alms Collector (This is a good cat. Worth including on its own merits. Takes stuff away from the blue player.)

Stone Haven Outfitter (Insurance for a board wipe. Your deck is weak to them, so keep an eye out for ways to protect your team.)

Mentor of the Meek (More card draw since most of your creatures are cheap)

Adorned Pouncer (Not sure about this one, but it has double strike and can come back from the dead, so that's something)

Mirran Crusader (This guy sees modern and legacy play for a reason. He hits hard and doesn't die easy)

Silverblade Paladin (The ability to give another creature double strike is fantastic.)

Steelshaper Apprentice (Weird card, but lets you get what you need.)

Emeria Shepherd (Another way to rebuild after a wipe. Consider holding this in hand w/ a few lands rather than playing it out.)

Jhoira's Familiar (Makes equipment and legendary creatures cheaper and has flying.)

Some additional advice: Run 10 ramp cards and 10 card draw cards. Consider including Steelshaper's Gift and Open the Vaults. That's all I've got for now!

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