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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
2 days ago
defwalter_white, the Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots are in the deck to protect Jhoira of the Ghitu, since she's a target as soon as she hits the field. I guess it'd help if I threw a Laboratory Maniac in the fray to assist with the Enter the Infinite card. I figured that if I have my entire library in my hand, that I'd be able to come up with something to close the game out before I drew my final card. Hasn't come up in a game yet.
I try to avoid tutoring in many of my decks. Tutoring removes a lot of the variety, and with it, some of the challenge of piloting a deck. I mean, I could throw the ol' Isochron Scepter and Mystical Tutor combo in there and tutor up every spell I could want, but that kills a lot of the variability of the deck.
As for the Eldrazi, not sure if you just missed them or what, but they are definitely in the deck. I've got all of the good legendary ones in there, and a fair amount of non-legendary ones too. I think the only legendary one I'm missing is Emrakul, the Promised End, and that's because she sucks.
Mystic Remora and Rhystic Study are indeed great for card draw, but don't really fit in the theme of the deck. I've got Arcanis the Omnipotent, Jori En, Ruin Diver, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, and Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius included in the deck for card draw purposes.
Thanks a bunch for all of the suggestions! You've certainly given me plenty to consider and think about!
1 week ago
1 week ago
Consider the following:
You have a number of high costed creatures, making Defense of the Heart a strong option. A turn 5 Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger would be powerful; a turn five Vorinclex and Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur is game-winning.
Sylvan Library is a bit expensive, but a great card--two mana for topdeck manipulation and the chance for additional cards when necessary.
2 weeks ago
du verkar missat att lgga till Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, men grt bara om du knner frt.
2 weeks ago
Ok, well take a look at my Kess Splinter Twin deck. I've been playing dedicated Splinter Twin combo with Sedris, the Traitor King for years. Basically myself and some other user came up with the same concept a few years back and that guy helped popularize the deck. Now Kess has drastically improved the deck.
This deck can be fast to combo out, but it's real strength lies in being able to push for the win through many different paths. You can end-step flash in Deceiver Exarch and combo out on your turn, you can reanimate your combo pieces, you can out value people with Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, or you can strip people's hands with a Wheel of Fortune effect with Notion Thief. In the end, this deck has to be respected.
Contrast that deck with my Mimeoplasm deck. This creation was limited by what I had on me while the other two have been in progress for years. The deck has an awful land base just because I had no really good picks left. The deck has a decent ramp package, efficient mill that doubles as draw, some amount of interaction, and some fatties as payoffs. It's not all that sophisticated but it has some nuance to it. The primary gameplan is to just cast ridiculously high-value cards until you're the last one standing. With Demonic Tutor, you could also combo with Seasons Past and Time Warp.
3 weeks ago
1# - Don't use basic mountains. Blood Moon makes every nonbasic into plains, thus you should run Plains & swamps + your non-basics. Otherwise you will leave yourself wide open to that enchantment. And it will deny you from casting Unburial Rites from the graveyard (while making Lingering Souls into something like Krenko's Command). Fetch lands help you as they can act can get you to your basics if you get them on the field before blood moon
2# - If you want the ability to reanimate non-artifact creatures, there are candidates that are a lot stronger, like Iona, Shield of Emeria, Griselbrand, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur. And for reanimating artifact creatures, there are better reanimation spells like Trash for Treasure
3# - You MUST have some way to answer graveyard hate. Luckily there are plenty of option in mardu colors, that accomplish this, i mean cards like Wear / Tear
4# Lightning bolt is not a removal spell. Sure sometimes it can kill creatures. But we are living in the world of Thought-Knot Seer, Hollow One, Gurmag Angler & Thing in the Ice Flip (these days Tarmogoyfdoesn't stand out that much) - thus lightning bolt is good for "bolting the bird" but not much else. You play white, PLEASE play the best 1 cmc removal spell, Path to Exile
5# If you don't get anything of discarding cards, i would advise against running 4x Cathartic Reunion, as they require you to discard 2 (which can be a problem if the game goes long), and if it gets countered you can get into a lot of trouble (if you discarded something important (like a reanimation spell), because you needed to pay the cost, to discard something you wanted to reanimate), play more Tormenting Voice - and i would add 1x Reverberate in place of 1 of those loot spells, as it can mean twice the cards drawn, or can act as a counterspell, if you copy the opponent's counterspell with it.
6# Run more than 4x reanimation spells! Those are your win conditions, if you don't get to them you are like a fish on land.
3 weeks ago
Thanks for the comment kyleo. I never heard of Hapless Researcher but I did have Alchemist's Apprentice serving the same role already. Also, all of the revealed Permanents ETB effects trigger after Primal Surge resolves; therefore, Baleful Strix, Mulldrifter, Regal Behemoth and Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur will each trigger Laboratory Maniac and win the game before my turn fully ends. As for the various Mikaeus, the Unhallowed Combo win-cons, I have already used these to get lead my Meren of Clan Nel Toth to victory and try to vary my decks whenever possible. Madame Meren's Grave Pact (Meren of Clan Nel Toth).