Jhoira's Familiar

Jhoira's Familiar

Artifact Creature — Bird

Historic spells you cast cost less to cast. (Artifacts, legendaries, and Sagas are historic.)

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Jhoira's Familiar Discussion

Gidgetimer on Does torpor orb stop jhoira, …

1 month ago

Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain doesn't trigger on ETB, it triggers on the spell being cast. Torpor Orb has no interaction with Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain.

If instead we use something that does trigger on an artifact entering the battlefield, like Kappa Cannoneer, you are correct Torpor Orb will stop the trigger from Jhoira's Familiar entering.

Monomanamaniac on Does torpor orb stop jhoira, …

1 month ago

So in this scenario I have Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain and Torpor Orb in play and I cast Jhoira's Familiar. The question is, do I get to draw a card? Torpor orb stops triggers from creature etbs, and the familiar is a creature, but jhoira isn't triggering because a creature entered but an artifact. I think the orb would block that draw but I'm not sure

ultima333 on Urza, Lord High Artificer - Critical Mass (v1.3)

1 month ago

A few basic optimizations really stand out to me. For example, swapping Workshop Assistant for the cheaper Myr Retriever or the flying Junk Diver. Etherium Sculptor over Jhoira's Familiar is another- though being fair the former doesn't discount non-artifact legendaries.

Unless you need it as a creature, Spine of Ish Sah is probably better than Meteor Golem especially as it synergizes as sacrifice-fuel, and can be tutored out with Arcum. It has the ability to also take down problematic lands if needed, like Fields of the Dead or a flipped Thaumatic Compass.

I'd also highly, HIGHLY recommend Master Transmuter - she's a wonderful addition, her worst case scenario is flickering your artifacts- getting an additional ETB out of them, by putting back down the same artifact you picked up. Her best is swapping a Sol Ring for a Darksteel Forge at instant-speed.

leesteak on Sai the Guy

3 months ago
  1. Combo 1: Retrievers and Cost reducers
    Requirements:Myr Retriever + Junk Diver OR Workshop Assistant + Ashnod's Altar OR Krark-Clan Ironworks + Cloud Key OR Foundry Inspector OR Jhoira's Familiar
    Process: Have all cards in play. Sacrifice Myr Retriever. Sacrifice Junk Diver, returning Myr Retriever to hand. Play Myr Retriever. Sacrifice Myr Retreiver, returning Junk Diver to hand.
    Result: Infinite Colourless Mana. Infinite Permanent ETBs. Infinite Artifact Casts.
  2. Combo 2: Retrievers and Sol Ring
    Requirements:Krark-Clan Ironworks + Myr Retriever + Junk Diver OR Workshop Assistant + Scrap Trawler + Sol Ring
    Process: Have all cards in play. Tap sol ring. Sacrifice sol ring. Sacrifice Junk diver. Return sol ring to hand. pay sol ring. Tap Sol Ring. Sacrifice sol ring. Sacrifice myr retriever, returning both sol ring and junk diver. Play sol ring and junk diver. Tap sol ring. Sacrifice sol ring. Sacrifice junk diver. return sol ring and myr retreiver to hand.
    Result: Infinite Colourless Mana. Infinite Permanent ETBs. Infinite Artifact Casts.
  3. Combo 3: Top off the top
    Requirements:Sensei's Divining Top + Mystic Forge OR Future Sight + Jhoira's Familiar OR Foundry Inspector OR Cloud Key
    Process: Have all cards in play. Tap Sensei's top to draw a card. Play Sensei's top off the top of library.
    Result: Infinite card draw. Infinite* permanent ETBs. Infinite Artifact Casts.


Payoffs

  1. Altar of the Brood
  2. Goblin Cannon
  3. Staff of Domination
  4. Sands of Delirium
  5. Aetherflux Reservoir

twechsler on Messing with Lore

8 months ago

TheVectornaut no worries about timing. There's no rush to build a good deck. I'm just glad to hear from you. Based on your descriptions I think the second option is where I want to go with this deck, but with some added self-mill so I can really build up options for osgir quickly. Here are some cards that are on the way that I am most likely going to add soon: Phyrexian Triniform (big creature that may work better than triplicate titan), Rings of Brighthearth (4 tokens instead of two with osgir), Blinkmoth Urn(big mana), Goblin Engineer (sac and tutor in one), Zirda, the Dawnwaker(more mana help) and Leonin Abunas (protection). I also am pretty sure I will get Coveted Jewel, Basalt Monolith, Jhoira's Familiar (mana help), Grinning Totem, Kuldotha Forgemaster, Oswald Fiddlebender (tutors), Urza's Bauble (draw). I think if I get these and drop the ones in the sideboard section the deck would have increased mana efficiency, more tutors, and overall just stronger. The last piece I think would be a Mesmeric Orb, Grinding Station, or Keening Stone to fill up faster because the current GY fill cards are just lacking. Let me know if you think these are good choices out of the maybe board to snag. Ill try to playtest the deck a bit more online to see as well. Thanks!

twechsler on Messing with Lore

8 months ago

seshiro_of_the_orochi thank you for your suggestions. I am planning on adding Jhoira's Familiar because I think it will run very well in this deck. Thran Dynamo is another great one but I think I have a lot of mana ramp cards right now (about 16). In the future, I could swap that out for Burnished Hart or Excavation Technique as I think these are the worst mana cards right now. Similar story for Myr Retriever but I agree because he is very mana efficient. I have 9 cards for recursion not including osgir but I can definitely swap the myr in for Sun Titan or Refurbish. I know Lightning Greaves has some infinite combo ability because of its 0 mana cost to equip but I'll probably get the cheaper of the two unless you really think that its worth the extra dough. Once again thank you so much for taking the time to help me out.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Messing with Lore

8 months ago

Two cards that are good with commanders with Tap-abilities are Umbral Mantle and Thornbite Staff. I also imagine Jhoira's Familiar to be quite useful here. Thran Dynamo is another powerful mana rock to copy, and Myr Retriever is great in most decks that run more than the usual mana rocks. Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots seem important for both haste and protection for Osgir. Finally, Lodestone Myr seems to have some potential with your deck.

I wish you the bestest of fun with the deck!

libraryjoy on Messing with Lore

8 months ago

Jhoira's Familiar is another good card for a build like this.

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