Jwar Isle Avenger

Jwar Isle Avenger

Creature — Sphinx

Surge (You may cast this spell for its surge cost if you or a teammate has cast another spell this turn.)


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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Common
Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Block Constructed Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Heirloom Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Jwar Isle Avenger Discussion

DERPLINGSUPREME on Where's my Wastes?

4 years ago

you're wasting our time. its a common, so its like complaining you didn't get a Jwar Isle Avenger.

ClassyShinobi on Go Surge Yourself

4 years ago

Jwar Isle Avenger seems kinda meh at best, even when it's splurged. And when it's NOT, it's pretty terrible. I think Monastery Swiftspear in place of that would make your deck faster and more explosive. I feel the same about Goblin Freerunner, however I think I would still prefer it over the Avenger. I would also swap both Chandra, Flamecallers to the sideboard in place of the Anticipates, and bring it in for longer, grindier matches. If not both then at least one.

JWiley129 on Improving on Vanilla

4 years ago

DruneGrey & ChiefBell - You're correct that -X/-X is more powerful than +X/+X, so massaging those numbers a bit would be something I would do. However I'd like to look at a few examples of creatures that do so on ETB w/o any riders. Silumgar Butcher and Wasteland Strangler both come to mind as creatures that do this, but both require additional setup.

As far as cost-reduction mechanics. In these I would add a Cost Reduction Modifier to the denominator of the MVT. They're already pretty hard to evaluate, but I think I have a solid idea for a few.

Surge - If you notice, the Surge cost of some of the commons is about 1-2 more mana than you would expect to pay for that spell. However in all cases the least amount of mana you can pay is 0, which is great, but the real-world-case is at least 1. This would make me want to adjust the CMC of a Surge card to become the average of its Surge Cost and it's actual CMC. So Jwar Isle Avenger would have an Adjusted CMC of 4 since (3+5)/2=4. And 4 mana for a 3/3 flier is an MVT of 1. Reckless Bushwhacker is harder to evaluate there, since he gives +1/+0 if surged. This leads me to want two different MVTs for Surge cards: A non-Surged MVT and a Surged MVT. Then I would take the average of the two.

Delve - Looking at the "vanilla" delve creatures I'd wager that in Delve is equivalent to paid normally. So Gurmag Angler would normally cost in a regular set, but because of Delve gets added on. This mans that Tasigur, the Golden Fang's non-Delve CMC would be , which makes me uneasy. So I'd want to adjust a Delve spell's CMC by 1.

Evan_DAuteuil on Surgeon

4 years ago

Roiling Waters is doing you 0 favors in this deck. i am personally not a fan of Jwar Isle Avenger (a 3/3 flier for 3 is good but not great, and a 3/3 flier for 5 is horrendous). replace those 3 with red cards to even the deck out. i suggest more Goblin Freerunner if you have them.

aeonstoremyliver on Two Fat Pack Pulls...Haul or ...

4 years ago

So, I picked up two Fat Packs (and one booster) of Oath of the Gatewatch. Was hoping to pull an Expedition, but ya know. I think this was more bust than anything, but my pulls were:

2x Sylvan Advocate

1x Zendikar Resurgent

1x Baloth Pup F

1x Forest F

1x Eldrazi Displacer

1x General Tazri

1x Stone Haven Outfitter

1x Kor Sky Climber F

1x Remorseless Punishment

1x Dread Defiler

1x Sifter of Skulls

1x Kozilek's Shrieker F

2x Dimensional Infiltrator

2x Oath of Jace

1x Overwhelming Denial

1x Jwar Isle Avenger F

2x Eldrazi Obligator

1x Embodiment of Fury F

2x Needle Spires

1x Corrupted Crossroads

So I think I'm gonna stick to buying singles.

DoomOnYOU on Sultai Control ft. Day's Undoing

4 years ago

EDIT: I'm taking out 2 Stratus Dancer and adding a Woodland Bellower and an Infinite Obliteration to the sideboard. I don't like how slow Morph is. I may take out the other 2 for Jwar Isle Avenger because I like the flying. Further testing is needed

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