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.
|Have (2)||, metalmagic|
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|Iconic Masters (IMA)||Mythic Rare|
|New Phyrexia (NPH)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur Discussion
4 days ago
Here is the more combo like version. I will say it's a pretty rough draft, but this is just to give you an idea of what I was considering . You'll want to customize it to best suit you and your meta.
4x Pentad Prism
4x Izzet Signet
4x Steam Vents
2 weeks ago
Having your own suite of creatures comes in handy too. Buried Alive, Entomb, Phyrexian Delver, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Deceiver Exarch were my bread and butter. I also had Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur cause I'm a horrible person. Consecrated Sphinx and Vilis, Broker of Blood make for excellent value plays if you're not into being a degenerate but still love value. Lastly, wheels come in super handy for this type of deck Wheel of Fortune and Windfall fill the yard up and provide you with a nice reload.
2 weeks ago
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Today, I’d like to speculate on the nature of Phyrexia, and what it means for the multiverse in general, as well as give some thoughts on what it could mean as far as set design and returning mechanics. A return to Phyrexia has long been awaited especially by some of Magic’s older players, and I myself find it to be an unique threat in a very unique card game. Let’s begin, shall we?
Evidently, Wizards is going to return to Phyrexia sometime in the next 3-5 years, probably as an arc. It was originally hinted at by Karn, who said he wished to eliminate the Phyrexians next after he finished Bolas. There were alludes to Phyrexia in the set Modern Horizons as well, although these are disputed among the community. Finally, in Double Masters we saw a return of many important Phyrexian reprints, as well as some well-deserved reprints from the Mirrodin blocks, including Mox Opal. We will be discussing the box topper version of Mox Opal later, but the main point is that Double Masters supplied us with glimpses into what New Phyrexia has become: a deeply divided but isolated plane, unable to escape from the bounds of the Blind Eternities due to the multiplanar event known as The Mending of Dominaria.
What is the state of New Phyrexia now? It can be broken down, I believe, into three main points:
Mirrodin is dead. Mirrodin was a dying plane during the New Phyrexia set, so it would not come as a surprise if even the last of the Mirran resistance has been compleated. Many of the original leaders of the Mirran resistance have been corrupted by the glistening oil of Phyrexia, including Glissa and Atraxa. Melira and Koth are known survivors of the Phyrexian corruption and invasion, although it has been a long time since we last saw Phyrexia; therefore we can;t assume anything about their vitality.
There are five Praetors. These Praetors, one for each color, are immensely powerful entities that judge upon the matters of New Phyrexia. They are Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Urabrask the Hidden, and Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger. Out of them all, Elesh Norn has the most authority as the leader of New Phyrexia’s “government”. Jin-Gitaxias is the innovator of Phyrexia, leading a research project to learn how to break the boundaries of the post-Mending universe. More on that later. Sheoldred is most aligned to the old ways of Phyrexia. Urabrask is considered by the other Praetors to be a dangerous threat to Phyrexia, as Urabrask has a much different set of ideals than most Phyrexians. He has on occasion turned a blind eye to the actions of the Mirran refugees. His intolerable actions led to the sabotage of the forge where he lived, causing a massive explosion that supposedly killed Urabrask. Finally, Vorinclex is the least intelligent of the Praetors but by far the strongest. Vorinclex exemplifies the predatory nature of Phyrexia, and wants all to be truly wild once again.
The Phyrexians are trying to escape. Jin-Gitaxias and his league are doing research into ways to escape the bounds of New Phyrexia and invade the Multiverse. This is seen by the flavor text of Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite: “The Gitaxians whisper among themselves of other worlds. If they exist, we must bring Phyrexia’s magnificence to them.” With the recent importance of the Planar Bridge, created by Tezzeret, in multiversal events, it would not be surprising if the Phyrexians reengineered it somehow to transport non-living matter across the Blind Eternities. That secret lies with Venser, a planeswalker who gave his life to save his friends on Phyrexia. Venser’s spark holds the secret to universal travel without a spark.
All in all, the possibility is very exciting for a return to Phyrexia and its complex yet very traditional enemy structure. There are traitors, resistors, and a massive looming threat over the universe. Will it be stopped? I don’t know. Personally, I’d like to see a true mutliplanar story set sometime in the future. What do you think will happen? Let me know by commenting!
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1 month ago
Hey there! I would recommend more ramp and some different lands! Maybe some of the following can be of use to you?
- Yavimaya Coast
- Breeding Pool
- Misty Rainforest
- Botanical Sanctum
- Hinterland Harbor
- Flooded Grove
- Waterlogged Grove
- Skyshroud Forest
- Ancient Tomb
- Prismatic Vista
- Fabled Passage
- City of Brass
- Mana Confluence
- Reflecting Pool
- Exotic Orchard
- Strip Mine/Wasteland
- Forbidden Orchard
- Gemstone Mine
Now I understand some of these are bigger budgeted, but a good mana base is quite important in commander, and while you have a good landbase already, these could make it much smoother and help lessen the chance of mana problems! Not only that, but it is very important to have ramp, so you can play your deck faster. Around 7-12 ramp spells is the average, so I would recommend some of the following:
- Birds of Paradise
- Talisman of Curiosity
- Sylvan Caryatid
- Lotus Petal
- Selvala, Heart of the Wilds (If you keep Arix as your commander)
- Kodama's Reach/Cultivate
- Sakura-Tribe Elder/Rampant Growth
- Arcane Signet
- Simic Signet
- Nature's Lore/Three Visits
- Emerald Medallion/Sapphire Medallion
Again I know that's a lot, but I would seriously recommend all of them, they are extremely helpful! Now I wouldn't recommend ALL of those, but maybe chose are 10 that stand out to you! Ramp is extremely important so definitely try it out.
That said, I have a couple more suggestions as well. Arixmethes is good, but I'm not sure how he helps with card draw or anything. Since you have a average mana cost of 4.40 (which is a lot) maybe Kruphix, God of Horizons could be a better commander? Or maybe something like Tishana, Voice of Thunder and Prime Speaker Zegana? I'm not sure but I think having a commander that relates to the deck could be a pretty good improvement. ALSO, since you want to draw out your deck, Laboratory Maniac and Jace, Wielder of Mysteries could be pretty good combos. If you have Leveler and one of these guys you instantly WIN which is pretty crazy! And if you have nothing in your graveyard, Paradigm Shift can have a similar effect. Maybe they are worth including? Oh and before I forget, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur and Thought Vessel are very fun in these decks :).
In the end let me know what you think! Did I miss anything? Or if you have any questions for me or want further help feel free to ask I'd love to help! If this does help be sure to check and support some of my decks: Double Trouble EDH, A Deal With the Devil EDH, and many others! Anyways though, hope this helps, good luck on your deck, and have a great day!!! Happy tapping!
2 months ago
DeinoStinkus Definitely! Lmao.
Dragonlord Ojutai would fit perfectly and he definitely feels like the perfect yugioh card.
Reznorboy I would say Esper would be your go to. Yugioh is all about special summoning big dudes on turn one, right? Well then you definitely want a reanimator style list that can play big fatties like Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur and play a really sweet control package.
2 months ago
I offer Sen Triplets.
2 months ago
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2 months ago
Lord_Olga off the bat just the fact that this one costs more than Slaughterhouse I would say buy Slaughter. As for additions for the deck, I would say Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur would be a great addition. The fact that you draw 7 and that the opponents hand size is reduced to 0 means that they never really get the chance to play many spells and are discarding even more cards. Of course the drawback is his mana cost. I would only include 1 in the deck if you do include him, and would suggest ways to pump mana such as Irencrag Feat or Dark Ritual. In a tri color deck I would recommend adding at least 2 Chromatic Lantern just to help with mana problems. Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted might be a decent card as well.