Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur

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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

Flash

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

Kiyomei on 京 An illusion? What are you hiding? (CEDH-$T4KS) 京

3 days ago

@pato_mtg, I've actually been thinking about replacing Aura Shards for a while now because of these pesky artifacts... And going over your question, again and again, has changed my mind about it...

Scenarios, where it could have been way more useful than my enchantment, is plentiful as far as I can recall! also, the only way to stop them with Aura Shards would be creatures with flash which also has very low odds to pull of anyway and we already have a fair bit of hate towards artifacts so it could actually act as a backup you can keep up if you have a Null Rod out and people are looking for an end step removal to try and go for a win on their turn regardless of how Staxy your board is with Artifact combos mentioned in the previous post.

Although for the other two, I'm still not 100% convinced even though Reanimator occasionally screw you over with a turn 1 or 2 Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur or any of the commonly used targets like Sheoldred... we do still have a re-castable untapping/tapping bird at our disposal that can still prolong the game to a point where those beasts won't easily beat you down anyway. And it will eventually require other people to respond too if it doesn't snowball to far out of hand. I feel like running Counter spells like Flusterstorm , Spell Pierce And similar cards like this for these early reanimator scenario's is something I'd prefer as they could also prevent board wipes that slip through at other points in the game! And imagine a pod where 2-3 of your opponents manage to put a reanimated beast on the table... Your singular swords won't save you and you just move on I guess :'(...

Or yea to flash in Containment Priest only for these kinds of scenarios :)! Heck, I'd even run more grave-hate before I'd consider swords if Reanimator was a problem as you have so many choices...

Ground Seal , Grafdigger's Cage , Rest in Peace , Silent Gravestone , etc, etc...

(It will be a pain to see Aura Shards go as I've had so much success with it removing every single Ramp artifact and later on crucial pieces they needed a turn cycle for to go off with :'(... but the day has come to accept that CEDH loves its Paradoxfluxervoirscepter or chain veil combos too much and storm is everywhere xD)

ztcrown on Nicol Bolass

2 weeks ago

Crosis's Charm , Cruel Ultimatum , Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur , Dream Salvage , Perplex , Skull Rend , Fraying Omnipotence , Rakdos's Return , Wit's End , Quest for the Nihil Stone , Patient Rebuilding , Shrieking Affliction , Torment of Hailfire , And also there's lots of great specter creatures that would work great in the deck, probably better than a dragon sub-theme if you wanted to go full discard control.

emdub84 on Kefnet, the mind your own business

2 weeks ago

Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur would be great in this deck.

Sejr_Odinsson on Inalla

2 weeks ago

@ kani7796 : yeah Rhystic Study is amazing, I usually toss it in any blue deck. I was trying to lower the mana-curve of this deck towards quicker wins so I left it out, but I will likely toss either it, or Mystic Remora in soon (that one is a little better in the first 2 turns, it catches everyone's mana rocks usually). For now, there's plenty of card draw in the deck, and the stuff I reanimate from other folks' graveyards usually gives me some card advantage too.

As for the combat, I don't attack a lot, mostly I'm trying to control the board with Galecaster Colossus , or reanimating big threats. The first combo that can win on the spot is Ashnod's Altar and Bloodline Necromancer . If you have the 1 extra mana for Inalla's trigger and you make a token of Bloodline Necromancer when it comes into play, then, while the real copy's trigger is still on the stack, sacrifice it for 2 mana using Ashnod's Altar , the ETB trigger of the token copy can now target the real one in your graveyard. When it comes in from the graveyard, make a new token copy with the colorless mana you have using Inalla's ability and repeat. Infinite 3/2 lifelink tokens with haste, and infinite colorless mana left over (since you generate 2 every time but only use 1).

The other major combo is Wanderwine Prophets . If you cast them and have 3 extra mana you can take infinite turns just using Inalla's ability from the command zone. It's a slightly more involved process, I'd look it up if I were you, it's a 1 card combo which is rare in EDH.

If that doesn't work, getting a Sire Of Insanity into the graveyard turn 2 or 3 and then reanimating it can cause really interesting games, and doing the same thing with Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur can win games on its own for sure.

Thanks for the comments!

apowers77 on Throbbing Mana and Tapping Tentacles

3 weeks ago

Murkfiend will not be going back in the deck. After looking at it, I don't think it would be a good fit. Took out Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur and put Asceticism back in.

HEXPROOOOF on Savage Cheeks

1 month ago

Philoctetes I added the following cards because I already have them or they are cheap: Caged Sun , Ivory Tower , Thaumatic Compass  Flip, Basalt Monolith , Clever Impersonator , Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur , Viseling , As Foretold , Mystical Tutor , Swan Song , Terrain Generator .

Ahh and I took this card Sunstone , because I do not have snows lands and ~27 are a little pricey for me.

Thanks again!

triproberts12 on Now you see me...

1 month ago

I'll leave it to you to make deck choices, since you look like you know what you're doing from the list. The one thing I will say is that while I understand the desire to not bring a deck full of "oops, I win" combos to the table, sometimes games of Commander just need to end. If you're considering stuff like Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur and Expropriate , those are far less fun for the table than putting in the work to assemble something like Pauper Peregrine Drake combo.

Drakoy07 on Atraxa's Wrath of Life

1 month ago

Hey KayneMarco! Thanks a tun for the +1 means alot :)

So to address omitting the praetors I think all I have to say is CMC cost. They cost a tun each!

I am running the Phyrexian theme but from the angle of purely embodying the ideals of Phyrexia without actually running infect or a tun of Phyrexian creatures...etc. I see Atraxa as the next generation of Phyrexia so no need to include her parents.

My build is to try to be as fast as we can (without breaking the bank ofc); lean and mean. I do make some acceptions for cards that basically say I win Tooth and Nail (or at least 1 turn from winning) but generally try to stick around the 5CMC as my upper limit for good support cards. She ramps well enough to get me to that 9 mana mark with a spare 3 mana left over occasionally for me to copy Tooth and Nail with Mirrorpool and if no one can stop this...we win. By this point couple of the guys at the table usually aren't far off winning either, so I can't afford to have 4 old-timers accompany her. I prefer to have them watch from the sidelines and admire their handy work as she rages and bathes in the lifeforce of her enemies.

I'm trying to fit alot into her to be quite versatile without loosing what she's meant to be (A Voltron while we Control till we can piece together our Combos); and having her "makers" in the deck will simply slow her down or I'd have to rework the deck completely to build it around them instead, which might be interesting, but not for this current build. + My group has a ban on the 2 best ones anyways :) Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger & Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur Those would probably be the only ones I would run as I don't run enough creatures to make use of neither Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite nor Sheoldred, Whispering One.

They each have very individual abilities and don't crossover unless you're running a creature-counter build and even then it would be a tight squeeze for 2, but all 4 would be a little too much on the casual side for my current liking. I'd probably definitely need to run Cabal Coffers combo (Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth) to have access to the amount of mana I would need to get them out as early as I'd like. Then to fit that in I'd need to run more cards to grab both those cards like Expedition Map Tempt with Discovery Crop Rotation etc. in addition to possibly running Weathered Wayfarer to try to have Coffers combo out consistently + changing the land base to include more basics so we can add more green ramp to make use of Coffers when we activate it. With all of that...probably most of the counter spells would be replaced changing the deck entirely.

I hope that answers your question :)

Thanks again for checking out the build. Any card recommendations or changes you'd make?

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Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.12%

Blue: 0.49%

U/R (Izzet): 0.07%

G/U (Simic): 0.07%

BUG (Sultai): 0.11%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0.05%