Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur


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
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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

hkhssweiss on Inalla Wizard Tribal

2 days ago

redcomet14 Fun list so far, I would recommend Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead, and Windfall for more reanimation package as well as card draw. Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur is also pretty devastating if you can get him up by like T1 or T2. If you have the budget, Intuition is also an amazing card for Inalla.

Hope that helps!

Infiniteomniscience on How to make this deck ...

2 days ago

bushido_man96. I have removed Distended Mindbender, Patron of the Moon(Though I am reconsidering that as it synergizes well with Nesting Dragon, and gives me mana regardless, whether I have to wait one turn or not. I would like you opinion on this.), Dreamscape Artist, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, and Sire of Stagnation, as I recall. I have added Viscera Seer, Nirkana Revenant, Burnished Hart, Archfiend of Depravity, and Ghoulcaller Gisa, as I recall. Is this fine?

Infiniteomniscience on How to make this deck ...

3 days ago

bushido_man96. Yes, Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder seems nice, but I'm usually going to have high power creatures, so he would be immediately killed. If anything, I would put a card that can just bring back Thrilling Encore, since it is the same mana cost, and that will be of more use when I will sacrificing tokens. Krenko, Mob Boss is a little bit too slow for me. Ghoulcaller Gisa is an almost definitely; I'll think about it. Most of the rest of the cards in that paragraph I have considered, and rest of the cards seem pointless except for the tokens generation, or just have one aspect about them that I would rather not have to satisfy(e.g. the mana that needs to be spent for Pentavus to create tokens or the artifact requirements.) For the next paragraph, I probably add one of two of those cards. I should have clarified a bit more that I need things the get sacrificed, instead of things that sacrifice. Archfiend of Depravity most certainly going to be added.Diplomatic Immunity as well. Distended Mindbender allows me some vision into an enemies' hand, while having a lower CMC with a sacrificed creature. Patron of the Moon and Dreamscape Artist are there for a bit of ramp. The deck's average CMC is 5.5, so I would prefer to have as many lands as possible onto the battlefield. Lotus Bloom is a free source of mana that gives me an extra boost when I need it. Sire of Stagnation, Blight Herder, and Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur is what I meant by "fine tuning". I would like to have at least some card draw, all while inhibiting opponents. Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur and Sire of Stagnation would be great if they had a "may" in between the "you draw". But that what Omniscience and the ramp is for, and if the card draw gets too out of hand, I can just sacrifice them. "...if you're opponents aren't playing creatures, they can't sacrifice them". Yes, good point, but that is why I have annihilator creatures. Thank you for the suggestion, and please give me feedback on my reasoning! Thank you once again!

bushido_man96 on How to make this deck ...

4 days ago

Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder and Krenko, Mob Boss are some good token generators. You could really do your mana curve a favor and probably go with early goblin drops to support the Krenko rout. Ghoulcaller Gisa is pretty solid, and for lots of fun, equip her with Thornbite Staff. That can make a lot of tokens you can then sacrifice for fun stuff. Kher Keep is a solid land to include. Even cards like Myr Battlesphere and Pentavus can provide you with sac outlets. Hangarback Walker is another solid option. Blue has options like Thopter Spy Network and Efficient Construction for generating tokens.

So, with your commander, what you care about is creatures getting sacrificed. Not dying, but sacrificed specifically. So, the best way to help yourself out is to not rely on your opponents to provide the sac fodder. For that, you need more sac outlets of your own. Cards like Carrion Feeder, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Viscera Seer, Phyrexian Ghoul and Nantuko Husk are all free sac outlets that you let you start putting counters on your commander really quick. Red offers Goblin Bombardment, which could be switched out with Vicious Shadows.

Archfiend of Depravity would fit your theme well, too, along with the Eldrazi you have with the Annihiliator mechanic, but you don't need too many of them. Running three or four of them is probably sufficient.

You want to protect your commander, so add cards like Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves, and a budget option no one ever thinks about, Diplomatic Immunity.

Distended Mindbender could probably go. I fail to see how it fits what you want it to do with your Commander. Patron of the Moon doesn't look like it fits, and neither does Dreamscape Artist. I'd cut Sire of Stagnation as well. Blight Herder probably isn't great, either. Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur is a good card, and good for card draw, but if you're opponents aren't playing creatures, they can't sacrifice them, and it just might make you a big fat target. I'd ditch Lotus Bloom for something more like Worn Powerstone or even a Mind Stone.

I hope these suggestions help. Thraximundar looks like a fun commander to run. I hope these suggestions help you to focus the deck more, and make it run more smoothly. Let me know what you think.

Mr9Loganja on rash decisions

1 week ago

Replaced Soothsaying with Telepathy. I would just rather have info than another top deck fixer upper lol. Considering a Nexus of Fate line. We would essentially take the same route with scepter and staff, resolve an overloaded Cyclonic Rift, then proceed to take turns with rashmi beating face as the win con. I need to find another alt. Thinking maybe Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur. Big beater with an oppressive ability lol

jpermar on The Downward Spiral

1 week ago

Another tweak:

Sure, from time to time someone gets a Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur or something equally terrifying into play. But that's super rare, especially considering you have some of the biggest and baddest threats in the format in this deck. In general, if you need to kill one creature or planeswalker, you are already losing badly and a single Hero's Downfall isn't going to bring you back into the game. Instead of trying to dig out of that hole, let's ensure we can take over the game right away with more damage (more mana!)

Winterblast on Najeela Hulk-Pod (Budget cEDH)

2 weeks ago

it would make sense to add more Combo pieces if it was a Combo that you manually assembled most of the time but here we have a Combo that is actually just Birthing Pod, Buried Alive/Reanimation or Hulk with Necromancy or Flash. What happens afterwards is not really relevant for calculating the chances of drawing into a combo naturally. Let's say you have a Reanimation spell in hand...you want to find Buried Alive and don't have as many tutors because of budget but you have added your additional combo pieces...then you draw into murderous redcap. Not really helpful, is it? Same for Reveillark, doesn't replace a universal tutor. What you added is only relevant for having more options post-hulk but you still have the problem of getting there. You might want to play more cantrips like Impulse or Preordain, maybe Grim Flayer or Frantic Search if you go more for reanimator.

Adding Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur might be useful for you (instead of Razaketh). Actually, Jin was in my deck as well too but as Razaketh wins with very little requirements (budgetless at least) I found myself not reanimating Jin at all because whenever it would be possible to generate value with Jin, Razaketh would just win instead. Not having an easy Razaketh win available makes Jin more attractive imo.

Hissp on Tasigur Seasons Past / Season Pastigur

2 weeks ago

I'm working on a control Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow deck, grabbing inspiration from top control Commanders in similar colors.

I've heard Notion Thief is usually a must-include...interested to hear your thoughts on omitting it here. Also curious how you feel about Nezahal, Primal Tide vs. Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur as far as reanimator targets.

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