Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
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

The_Malkavian on Five Color God Stuff

18 hours ago

I've got a similar God deck that runs less off the Enchantment bit and more off indestructible. I've found a lot of use out of the Avatars like Avatar of Woe and Avatar of Slaughter

Also had great success with the Praetor's, which are kinda like Phyrexian Gods. Of course the trick with them is to keep them on the field for more than a turn...

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Magickamek on Thrasios and Tymna: Podcast

5 days ago

sorry man i just realized i commented on the wrong deck XD. Your mana base is amazing, i would just check for Blood Moon , yoou have sooo few basics in a non red deck its begging to be mooned. AS for the deck, it seems to be ver low cost very very fast moving, i see an ok amount of counters but im amazed at the 18/19 ramp cards, its hard to imagine that kind of ramp in the deck, i fear you would spend your hand so fast despite your drawing cards, its weird but im guesing your commanders can provide that spot. I think you are right in seeking another way to combo by itself, i cant come up with something in this momento but a Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur could se a place being reanimated giving you the kind of efect you seem to want in this deck. If i can come up with a combo ill tell you :D

greyninja on Combo vs. Synergy

2 weeks ago

@Illusificate, your second example is just good magic, mixed with a lot of luck! That's why we play edh: for the inevitable random and unique plays. I'm not sure if I'd be mad at that play because of how unlikely it'll ever happen again. I might be mad if they chose Iona, Shield of Emeria and picked a color I'm playing and lock me out turn one lol

I have a friend who mostly plays graveyard shenanigans; and he once skipped a land drop turn 1 to discard Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, then turn two cast Reanimate. Every player before me had to discard their entire hands since they couldn't remove it. On my turn 2 I target Jin-Gitaxias with Cyclonic Rift. Now that player has 1 less land, 10 less life, and everyone else has an empty hand. I was lucky to have my removal, but would you all consider this good or bad magic?

Sacramentho on Talrand, Master of NO

2 weeks ago

Thanks for your advice Shinwizzles!You are totally right about Illusionist's Bracers, I had misunderstood that card so I will exchange that for something else. Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur is definitely a good card, but he's a little bit too expensive for my budget.I've had a blast with Sphinx-Bone Wand so I will keep that in the deck even though it might not be the most competitive.Guile and Future Sight are two really nice suggestions that I will definitely think about adding to my deck.Once again, thanks for your comments! :)

Bababad on Kruphix and the Value Town Toolbox (Panharmony)

2 weeks ago

It has been stalling the board immensely :)

I don't always get to tutor off of it but it stops my opponents from playing creatures until they can remove it, which gives me time to set up or win outright.

If it does get off...I usually grab Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur and Spellskite or Deadeye Navigator and Greenwarden of Murasa depending on my matchups, but that's game most of the time

It's an amazing tempo piece

Shinwizzles on Talrand, Master of NO

2 weeks ago

Nice deck! I like Talrand, Sky Summoner for his bitchin' ability to crank out drakes like crazy. If you would like some suggestions though, I think you could do with dropping some creatures. If you included Proteus Staff, you could add in some huge CMC creatures with mean effects that can be cheated out early in the game. More dudes like Tidespout Tyrant and Stormtide Leviathan are good places to start. Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur and Guile have been working out well in my deck. The Proteus Staff can also be used to whisk away other pesky creatures, at the gamble of having to deal with another worse one.

Also, who's ability are you copying with Illusionist's Bracers? They only copy activated abilities, and I believe Talrand, Sky Summoner's ability is a triggered ability. Strionic Resonator could copy the ability, but I wouldn't recommend it. I'd go with Rite of Replication if you're in a big ol' hurry to get drakes out.

Staff of Nin seems overpriced for the weak effect. You could get the same effect from Future Sight and it is significantly cheaper. Bident of Thassa works too, if you're absolutely bent on drawing cards.

As an overall thought, you might want to lower the average CMC of spells in your deck. Being able to crank out 4 or 5 drakes in one turn based on several 1 or 2 CMC spells is a frightening ability, especially when done several times in a row. The neat thing is that many bounce spells (which open your opponents' spells back up to being countered if you missed them the first time) are super cheap anyway. Bounce an opponent's creature, get a drake to swing with next turn, counter that creature when they recast it, netting another drake to swing with, lather/rinse/repeat.

You might want to consider cutting the Sphinx-Bone Wand. I was super on the fence about it until I realized that it didn't spread the love around. I'd hate on one person with it until they died, and it'd make me a pretty obvious target. Even if you spread around who it hits with each spell, there are better and cheaper ways to deal damage.

Please don't think I'm trying to tell you how to run your deck, these are all just suggestions to perhaps think about.

Seems like a really solid deck! Thanks for sharing!

Kjartan on Big Blue Creatures?

1 month ago

Either U/B reanimate in a Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, or mono-U Quest for Ula's Temple in a Stormtide Leviathan Would be my best bets.

I'd go with quest because reanimate augur just feels like you're doing it wrong.

JThomasShort on

1 month ago

I like Wanderwine Prophets and would just personally avoid going infinite with him, but even the ability without abusing it is powerful. Maybe a replacement in the Etherium-Horn Sorcerer 6-slot?

I also love Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur and Sire Of Insanity but maybe when I build another deck, just because I want to stay on Wizard theme for the flavor factor.

Chaos Warp in the Fortuitous Find slot, maybe? What's the best use here? Warp one of my set-to-be exiled tokens and hope for a permanent replacement (not much hoping involved as the deck is statistically more permanents than spells, I guess) + emergency tuck of an opponent's wincon if necessary?

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