Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur

Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur

Legendary Creature — Praetor

Flash

At the beginning of your end step, draw seven cards.

Each opponent's maximum hand size is reduced by seven.

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Mythic Rare
New Phyrexia (NPH) Mythic Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Noble Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal

Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Blue: 0.19%

Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur Discussion

Stardragon on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

Hydra Hunter X3

Creature- Human Warrior

First Strike, Protection from Hydras

Hydra Hunter's Power is X

When Hydra Hunter kills a hydra put X +1/+1 counters on it where X was the hydra's power

Since it seem we are returning to New Phyrexia in the near future make a new Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Urabrask the Hidden, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur or Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger

zelian12 on Golos Lands

2 weeks ago

I've been playing various 5 color lands decks for years now and love this deck in particular. I love how solid the mana base feels even without the usual command tower/mana confluence. I've made some small changes after playing a few games so if you wanted feedback, here you go:

I think Rites of Flourishing is way worse than Exploration. I suspect this is a budget issue which is unfortunate because t1 exploration in this type of deck is almost always better than t1 sol ring.

I've swapped out Swiftfoot Boots for Sylvan Safekeeper. They have about a similar impact on the board but safekeeper costs less and gives you outs to go off with Titania or sac and replay lands.

Reliquary Tower feels weak given that discarded lands are easy to get back and a lot of your card advantage comes from exiling cards with golos. I'm not sure how you're drawing enough cards to make it worth it, unless you're scapeshifting with Tatyova out. Is it a meta choice to counter Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur?

Here are some other cards I'm considering in this list: Krosan Verge, Witch's Cottage, Burgeoning, Heroic Intervention, Rings of Brighthearth, Last Stand, Bolas's Citadel, Mythos of Illuna, and maybe one more big piece of recursion and one extra turn spell, probably, Muldrotha, the Gravetide, and Nexus of Fate

rockleemyhero on ConstantVigilance

3 weeks ago

yo! So to start, I can trade Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Eldrazi Temple, Birds of Paradise, Arcanis the Omnipotent, Day's Undoing, which adds up to about $40. Looks like uro is $45 on tcg mid. I'd like to hold onto eldrazi conscription, c sphinx and breeding pool if possible because they are in decks right now. Anything else in the $5 range work for you?

1empyrean on The Song of Phyresis

3 weeks ago

This comment is specifically about the double masters art. I despise both of the new arts and I agree that a lot of the new stuff is too comic-book-y. A few of the alternate arts from ikoria make it work, but not these 2.

I know its not as good as the other 2 fading enchantments, but did Parallax Nexus just not make the cut? I can see it overlapping a bit with Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, but covering the early game.

Sanguinolency on Kinnan, combo prodigy

1 month ago

Pretty solid list so far, I have a few suggestions though. First and foremost, if you haven't checked out the cEDH decklist database, I recommend it. If you're truly wanting to get in to cEDH, then that is a good outlet for deck brewing. There are a bunch of cards in your list that are solid picks for a Kinnan deck, but there are also some that aren't up to snuff with the meta, but that's not a necessarily bad thing. Competitive EDH is about play the most powerful cards in the your color pie to achieve your overall win condition and to do it as efficient and consistent as possible. Kinnan is quite new and people are still trying to find the best way to brew the deck, but his strategy is undoubtedly proactive, so we have to try to overwhelm our opponents as fast as possible.

Here are the cards in your deck that you just don't see in the cEDH meta. Not a bad thing, just something to consider.

Your mana dorks are higher in CMC that the meta heavy mana dorks. This puts them being cast usually around turn two, which is when you want to be casting Kinnan.

Elvish Mystic, Fyndhorn Elves, Llanowar Elves are more reliable turn one creatures. Maybe try cutting Silver Myr, Maraleaf Pixie, and Quirion Elves for these.

Arcum's Astrolabe - It's just way too circumstantial, especially when you only have 6 snow lands in the deck. This card would be dead in your hand most of the time. There are also better mana rocks.

Mind Stone has been sub-par for a while. In cEDH, you want to get plenty of mana as soon as possible so you can start setting up for win quickly. This is why Grim Monolith and Mana Vault are very prevalent in the meta. They are net positive mana rocks that come in quickly.

Whir of Invention and Blue Sun's Zenith are on the cusp of being played in the meta and not, mostly Blue Sun's Zenith as it's used to help draw the deck after getting infinite mana. Usually you see these more in mono blue decks because they have plenty of blue to pay the non-generic mana and can go big with the X cost, however, once you leave mono blue it's very difficult to keep up mana for interaction after casting these and usually when X is greater than 2, it's worth someone countering it. If they're countered, the feel bads set in as you're now 5-6 mana behind. I would suggest cutting at least Whir of Inventions for a cantrip like Brainstorm, Ponder, Preordain that nets you cards for cheap.

Chord of Calling - Most of the creatures in your deck are very low cmc, so I don't think the redundancy of a Green Sun's Zenith is needed, especially when it costs 2 additional green mana.

Force of Vigor - It's not bad, I've seen a few decks run it that are more on the control side, but Kinnan is trying to be more proactive than reactive. Blue has some of the best removal in the game for cheap. Maybe consider a Chain of Vapor. That way if there is a problematic card for you on the board such as Cursed Totem or Linvala, Keeper of Silence, you can hit it regardless of what it is for one mana regardless of whose turn it is.

Ghost Quarter - if you need to get rid of a problematic land, I suggest Strip Mine over this, as it doesn't have the downside of letting the opponent replace the land.

With Tree of Tales and Seat of the Synod it's better off to just run basic lands, in case you encounter Back to Basics or Blood Moon.

There are a few suggestions I'd like to make for you to add that are practically staples for most of the cEDH Kinnan decks:

Seedborn Muse to help you use your commander more and acquire an overwhelming board state.

Training Grounds and Biomancer's Familiar to reduce the cost of Kinnan's activation.

Grim Monolith, Mana Vault, and Fellwar Stone as they're some of the best mana rocks in the format.

Right now, if you were to play a game with this list, I wouldn't be afraid of you activating Kinnan because there's nothing that will severely impact the game. Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur is in a lot of the other cEDH decks because getting this guy on the field is detrimental to every opponent's strategy. I suggest you get a higher creature count and put more scary things in the deck. You'll whiff a lot with on activations with a creature count that low.

Here is a link to my current Kinnan build that has been assembling win (in a vaccum) very consistently between turns 3 and 4: Kinnan Activations cEDH

greyninja on B̶i̶r̶d̶, p̶l̶a̶n̶e̶, s̶u̶p̶e̶r̶m̶a̶n̶, shark?!

2 months ago

@Komamura I like your style. Thank you for the insight!

Benthic Biomancer is kinda silly. My friend told me about it since he too was looking to build Shabraz and Brallin, Skyshark Rider  Flip. Usually involving Glint-Horn Buccaneer, you give it lifelink with Heliod, Sun-Crowned, discard to deal 1 damage, gain 1 life, put the +1/+1 counter on the Biomancer, draw and discard, deal 1 damage, gain 1 life, draw/discard, repeat until gg

Tireless Tribe is also odd. I added it because PlaytoWin on YouTube said so, but I now realize the tribe + Brallin + Curiosity is gg

Kozilek & Ulamog are mostly meant to be discarded to reshuffle haha but maybe I'll ramp to hard cast ?

Key to the City will likely come out of the deck. Undecided atm.

Cavalier of Flame, Dream Trawler and Heliod, Sun-Crowned were all booster pack pulls. I'm stoked to have them.

Whirlwind of Thought is a whirlwind slam dunk, just gotta wait until the new set arrives. I'll have to print out Brallin&Shabraz proxies if I want to use the deck currently

Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur is super cruel lmao I'll think about it


@Thornspire my pleasure, and I very much appreciate the kind words!

I have a few friends that bring the heat, so I need to keep em on their toes with spot removal, boardwipes, and I should probably run more counterspells in my blue decks. They are a necessary evil

Cephalid Coliseum WOW I'm going online and ordering it right now

The Ozolith is interesting. Once I get some games in, if I feel like my commanders are being removed constantly I'll probably invest in one

Very torn on Sigil of Sleep. Been seeing it in a lot of lists and I know I have a playset somewhere. Two friends with graveyard theme decks run a lot of ETB creatures I'm scared of (Plaguecrafter etc), but it can be a continued control piece for one mana on Brallin

Land Tax is a great idea! It makes Tectonic Reformation 100x better. I'll pick one up if I find a good deal. I like where your head is at


Thanks again y'all! You both have fun builds and it's neat to see differences & similarities in the three.

I can't want to actually play the deck!

Komamura on B̶i̶r̶d̶, p̶l̶a̶n̶e̶, s̶u̶p̶e̶r̶m̶a̶n̶, shark?!

2 months ago

Cards I am unsure about:

Benthic Biomancer is interesting but unless im missing something it doesnt combo off. Having a draw engine is nice but a 3 card combo that doesnt win the game seems underwelming. (again, I may just be missing something there)

Psychosis Crawler is a good card but very expensive. Its also a card that generally draws in attention. People know what you are trying to do at that point and really work to kill you.

Tireless Tribe in theory is a great blocker or means to discard your hand. In reality I would say its a pretty situational card. Or a win more card.

Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre is one of the best creatures in EDH but is stupid expensive. You have a ton of artifact ramp so its probably worth it. Shuffling your graveyard into your library is great but you already have Kozilek, Butcher of Truth.

Key to the City is interesting. brallin gives shabraz trample so unblockable isnt as important. Definitely a niche card but could work.

Cards I like:

Cavalier of Flame Love the concept of the card but dont own one to test it.

Dream Trawler is a great one. Need to consider adding this to my deck.

Heliod, Sun-Crowned is a card i had in my deck to begin with but seemed like a cool extra. im already gaining life and increasing the size of my creatures.

Mana Crypt is just lovely. Need one myself.

Suggestions:

Whirlwind of Thought would fit into your deck nicely. You have way more artifacts and smaller spells to cast.

Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur would be a good card to replace the big boi ulamog. (if you wanted to take it out)

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