Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia Mythic Rare

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Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur

Legendary Creature — Praetor


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

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

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Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur Discussion

vbfabled on Which Character should become a ...

2 days ago

Yeah I don't mean planeswalker card, but yes, an Urza card would be awesome if he weren't so dead.

Just a non-planeswalker character that would be cool as a planeswalker.

Another idea, one of the Phyrexian Praetors ascending would be pretty intense. Imagine Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite traveling to other planes, or maybe Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur spreading the phyrexian oil to other worlds. I personally hoped that the Planar Bridge on Kaladesh would be used to bring Phyrexians to the plane in an apocalypse type story.

Delta-117 on The Queen's Egg

5 days ago

I do hope The Professor's prediction comes true, I never was playing magic at the time of Dominara even though I do know a lot of the lore now.

I never got to play with slivers early on. I only discovered slivers about 3 years ago (Started magic at around Journey into Nyx and mainly played with a lot of theros stuff first) when I had a friend who happened to have some m14 slivers and I one day I traded for some such as a Galerider Sliver and 2 much older Russian Sidewinder Slivers who he originally got from someone else I think. I didn't even know at the time that there was more older ones but I found these interesting and wanted the ones he had.

Later on when where I lived actually got a game store that opened and had started to doing Fnms had I found out from two people the format of commander who both owned Sliver Overlord edh decks that there were more slivers. At this point I was practically already playing with a commander deck lol, as my casual magic deck was a deck featuring cards like Prophet of Kruphix, Heroes' Bane, Arcanis the Omnipotent, Horizon Chimera, and a bunch of other things. This became later my first commander deck with Vorel of the Hull Clade (Now it's an Atraxa, Praetors' Voice deck with Vorel still in it btw) and I started to also plan a Sliver Overlord deck.

One of the two I mentioned at my lgs even in time decided to sell his sliver overlord deck because he never got to play it enough, so I traded for some older slivers like Sinew Sliver, Brood Sliver, Fungus Sliver, and a couple others he had. He however wanted to keep Sliver Legion, Sliver Queen, Sliver Overlord and Sliver Hivelord.

I have my own Sliver Overlord, and Sliver Hivelord now but I still need to in time buy the others. Then I got to acquire some of the lands to finish my deck. I regret earlier trades that I have done however, use to have a Wooded Foothills, Windswept Heath,Flooded Strand, Polluted Delta, Steam Vents and Temple Garden but I traded them all away thinking I wouldn't need them, and I sure was very wrong. It was rather silly of me still being new to the game sort of then.

Like I even opened at one point a Windswept Heath expedition not knowing it's entire value but I sleeved it still because they looked nice. I later discovered and sold it for store credit at a store and bought a bunch of cards with it like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Omnath, Locus of Mana, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, I think you get the point. All these big splashy cards to go into my casual magic decks to use on my friends. Then I later when I started playing magic a bit more seriously it rather sucked to realize I had no use for them in standard or modern or wanted to use them for edh any longer. That store even had Sliver Legion and Sliver Queen but I didn't yet know about slivers :(

Going to now anyways buy them next once I first open a bunch of Amonkhet for standard stuff perhaps. Although it would be nice to see a reprint for the Sliver Legion. The next set after Amonkhet however though has turned out to be one called Ixalan I think it was spelled? This looks to be a mesoamerican inspired plane so there's no hope for slivers in September/January. More likely will get a few merfolk instead is my guess. However maybe the block after in the summer could be dominara? I would live to see slivers as first of all I would enjoy playing them in standard as I never got to do that earlier. Then anything for edh would be awesome. Currently have my Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, Sliver Overlord although the lands are fairly budget, and Athreos, God of Passage for my edh decks. I am trying to upgrade them all slowly over time as I'm as well upgrading my very costly modern infect deck (Need Noble Hierarch playset and 5 more green related fetchlands) and a little before that my b/g delirium deck for standard (rather absurd its more than my Atraxa deck in $ right now thanks to a playset of Grim Flayer, Liliana, the Last Hopes, Blooming Marsh, and what not making it like over $470 I believe, use to be a bit more value but it's falling). As you can see I'm trying to slowly upgrade rather a lot of things even though my standard I'm happy with for now, but I do hope to finish Slivers maybe by the fall is my guess?

Now if you thought you were ranting then that is nothing compared to all of this! This is much worse so I do apologize. (Longest TappedOut comment I have made I think in the little more than a year on here now lol).

buildingadeck on Staples?

6 days ago


Mana Crypt

Sol Ring

Eternal Scourge

Mox Diamond

Chrome Mox

Dimir Signet or other on-color signets

Mana Vault

Grim Monolith

Winter Orb

Static Orb


Tangle Wire

Null Rod

Sphere of Resistance

Thorn of Amethyst

Isochron Scepter

Paradox Engine

Fellwar Stone


Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Boonweaver Giant

Aven Mindcensor

Swords to Plowshares

Path to Exile


Angel's Grace

Stony Silence

Rest in Peace

Grasp of Fate



Vryn Wingmare

Enlightened Tutor

Idyllic Tutor

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite



Swan Song

Arcane Denial

Force of Will

Mana Drain

Cyclonic Rift

Into the Roil

Chain of Vapor




Gitaxian Probe


Laboratory Maniac

Mystical Tutor

Tezzeret the Seeker

Dramatic Reversal

Stroke of Genius

Mystic Remora


Phantasmal Image


Snapcaster Mage

Gilded Drake

Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur



Wheel of Fortune


Blood Moon


Red Elemental Blast

Decree of Annihilation

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker

Zealous Conscripts


Demonic Tutor

Vampiric Tutor

Buried Alive

Necrotic Ooze

Grim Tutor

Imperial Seal

Dark Petition

Toxic Deluge


Animate Dead


Ad Nauseam

Tendrils of Agony


Sidisi, Undead Vizier




Birds of Paradise

Arbor Elf

Elves of Deep Shadow

Avacyn's Pilgrim

Noble Hierarch

Beast Within

Nature's Claim

Crop Rotation

Life from the Loam


Noxious Revival

Eternal Witness

Seedborn Muse

Food Chain

Reclamation Sage

Survival of the Fittest

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

Craterhoof Behemoth

Chord of Calling

Worldly Tutor

Natural Order

This is the best I have off the top of my head. The multicolored ones add some things, too.

TheDarkSlayer21 on Mimeoplasm ETB

6 days ago

Fauna Shaman, Survival of the Fittest, Buried Alive and Intuition are pretty much MUST HAVES for this type of deck.

Rune-Scarred Demon, Acidic Slime, Terastodon, Woodfall Primus, Duplicant and Eternal Witness are good ETB triggers.

Hermit Druid and Mirror-Mad Phantasm can easily get a lot of cards in your graveyard.

I like running Monastery Siege, Ancient Excavation, Compulsive Research, Forbidden Alchemy, Frantic Search, and Thirst for Knowledge for draw/discarding

would also recommend running a Homeward Path in case people steal your stuff from your graveyard.

Sheoldred, Whispering One, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, and Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger are powerful cards on their own.

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, Spinebiter and Putrefax can be extremely deadly.

I would also recommend adding in a few more board wipes, specifically Life's Finale.

If you need more suggestions, this is the deck that i made for the mimeoplasm

Experiment 626

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21


Jimmy_Chinchila on Baral, Chief of Nope

1 week ago

I think a Sapphire Medallion would get you further than Fellwar Stone. Engulf the Shore is a cruel way to get 2nd chances to counter things. I always like Myriad Landscape in mono color decks, and Reliquary Tower is another spot that could provide more benefit than a basic island. A few more finishers would be nice, you could keep the table in check until you can play a Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur or Sphinx of the Final Word or some krakens, something ridiculous.

I like the combo, it's solid, just think something like Cavern of Souls could ruin your day and having some longevity can help the deck recover from combo pieces getting removed or turned off.

Nearly nice build, gave some great ideas for a version of this I'm working on. +1!

Ps. The goal should be to see how quick you get the whole table to scoop lol!!! Actually if you could get this combo online and protect it often enough it'd be a solid competitive deck in an environment where you aren't looking to make any friends!

Voltron3030 on Sidisi, Brood Tyrant

2 weeks ago

Lab maniac is a fun way to win. Consider him with Prime Speaker Zegana and Deadeye Navigator (deadeye also pairs with your commander extremely well). If price is no object, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur is amazing. You've got notion thief and he is great for maniac decks, especially if you add Forced Fruition. And you've got Jace's archivist too, which is one of my favorite cards ever probably.

Overall though, I think you need a more creature heavy build to get the best chances of pooping zombies with Sidisi. Try to find creatures that have similar effects as your other spells. For instance, I ran a bunch of the creatures that let you dig land when they enter. If I get land out, better odds of milling creatures later and getting a zombie. If I just end up milling a dig creature, it makes a zombie at least, unlike a Rampant Growth. Or, instead of Reanimate, use Hell's Caretaker (super good in Sidisi decks). Kami of the Crescent Moon would probably be a good substitute for Dictate of Kruphix. I remember at one point my old Sidisi deck had 55 creature spells. But that's just how I ran my Sidisi deck. I've seen others that are more combo heavy and need specific non-creature spells that look more like what you have here. Obviously find what works for you and what you have fun playing.

I'll pick through my collection and see what I have that is on this list and I'll let you know next time I see you.

Winterblast on Why not Cthulhu?

2 weeks ago

I would include some spells to draw huge lots of cards, for example Rishkar's Expertise, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur... Hardened Scales and Forgotten Ancient to get Counters on Animar faster...maybe Berserk to go for a quick kill with commander dmg after repeatedly casting stuff like Dream Stalker, which can bounce himself (there are some creatures that can bounce themselves or other creatures, when they come into play, I would include all of These instead of some other rather irrelevant creatures). Cloudstone Curio already does that but you better have more such effects in the deck. Maybe include Aluren for even more combo approach (you know how to play with Imperial Recruiter?). Grinning Ignus makes infinite mana with Aluren and it can be cast over and over again for without any help

giving your creatures haste would also be fine. Concordant Crossroads maybe, because you don't really care about helping the opponents when you swing with a shitload of colourless creatures after one huge draw...and it costs only 1 mana.

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