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

FatherMcHealy89 on Galazeth's Hoard

1 week ago

Trade Hypersonic Dragon for Goldspan Dragon , and Farideh, Devil's Chosen for Jhoira's Familiar Good treasure tribal cards are Xorn and Dockside Extortionist

You will have a lot of mana sitting around from Galazeth Prismari turning your artifacts into Arcane Signet , you can look into using X spells as win conditions like Earthquake , Fault Line , Finale of Revelation , Expansion / Explosion , Comet Storm , Blue Sun's Zenith , and just generally good spells like Omniscience .

Saheeli's Artistry and Invoke the Firemind are good options for trade ins depending on if you're looking to win through spell slinging over combat tricks.

FatherMcHealy89 on Galazeth's Hoard

1 week ago

Trade Hypersonic Dragon for Goldspan Dragon , and Farideh, Devil's Chosen for Jhoira's Familiar Good treasure tribal cards are Xorn and Dockside Extortionist

You will have a lot of mana sitting around from Galazeth Prismari turning your artifacts into Arcane Signet , you can look into using X spells as win conditions like Earthquake , Fault Line , Finale of Revelation , Expansion / Explosion , Comet Storm , Blue Sun's Zenith , and just generally good spells like Omniscience .

Saheeli's Artistry and Invoke the Firemind are good options for trade ins depending on if you're looking to win through spell slinging over combat tricks.

Omniscience_is_life on One Card is Enough (Losheel) **Primer**

1 month ago

Heliogabale--first off, thanks for the logistics call. I'm still VERY new to spicing up my decks with code, so we'll see if I can figure out how to make that switch ;)

As to your actual card suggestions:

Meletis effectively draws us 3 cards here--a land, an 0/4, and a random card with Losheel. Plus 2 life. All that means that it's a pretty effective piece of value, given the... how shall I say it nicely... restrictive nature of its color.

Dragon Throne of Tarkir sure is slow, but with our cost reducers ( Jhoira's Familiar et al.) it becomes a little more fathomable. Sticking the Throne onto a Bronze Guardian or Shambling Suit is a great feeling, too.

This Ellie is only in the deck due to the insanely low number of respectable pump effects in white. Anthems only do so much--I find myself needing 4+ extra power to close games how I'd like to.

I like Reconnaissance , I honestly hadn't considered the possibility of an opponent removing Losheel in combat. Makes ya wonder how I've made it this far in this game... anyhow Recon should be finding a spot here soon. Good call.

I tested ATG for a while, but found it underwhelming. It either goes onto a creature without evasion and gets chumped out, or makes a threat and gets its host removed, two-for-one'ing me.

Vedalken Orrery is an insanely powerful card (may we please have a reprint, good people of WotC?), I might find it worth the +ahem+ considerable financial cost it implies.

I hadn't thought about Winds of Abandon as an evasion effect, that's pretty spicy! I don't like ramping my opponents, but I suppose it doesn't matter if they are no longer in the game.

All in all, thanks for the comment! I feel lucky to have you next in line on that thread, last time the advice given was far less applicable.

Cheers!

jbgrv on The Pragmatist's Pet

1 month ago

Most of my commander decks were built for fun and casual play, and built with some lore aspect or tribe flavor. Sometimes, in order to make them more competitive, I have to replace some of the fun cards for stronger and better cards.

Recently I was sad when I had to replace Unwind with Mana Leak in my Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain deck. I know Unwind is bad counterspell, but it has Jhoira on it! I also had the Weatherlight and Jhoira's Familiar in this deck, but they had to make room for other more useful cards...

But I keep record of those removed pet cards and I have them all in a special box with intention to put them back for funny non-competitive games.

Kipdog on Jhoira's Toys

2 months ago

Jhoira's Familiar is another discount option, admittedly on a 4 mana body Doubling Cube can do some bananas things for mana, esp when combined with Manifold Key or Voltaic Key Shimmer Myr is a cheap alternative to Vedalken Orrery The only other suggestion would be to consider a couple of Windfall or Wheel of Fortune effects - the roadblocks come when you run into a full hand of lands, sometimes one big refill is all you need to get to the win?

TheWanderinGPlaneswalker on Colorless Golos

5 months ago

Oof. My first test hand was Mishra's Workshop , Mana Vault , Jhoira's Familiar , Thespian's Stage , Commander's Sphere , Bonders' Enclave , Kuldotha Forgemaster . Turn one mishra's into vault into golos turn 1. Golos plays vesuva from deck. So turn one double tapped Mishra's Workshop , a tapped mana vault, and a golos. 2nd turn my draw was an Ancient Tomb . Turn 2 I just wont even use the ancient tomb to make a point. Play Commander's Sphere and play Kuldotha Forgemaster . Turn 3 draw is Darksteel Forge . Heck at this point... Play Ancient Tomb , tap all mana to get 9 to play Darksteel Forge from hand. t3 darksteel forge. Also, t3 I'll tap Kuldotha Forgemaster at instant speed likely on end of opponents' turn sacrificing golos, sphere, and vault, to get Blightsteel Colossus t3. t4 I draw a sanctum of ugin. Tap both mishra's workshop and the bonder conclave to cast golos. Search for dark depths tapped. Play Thespian's Stage from my hand. At eot on opponents turn I can tap the ancient tomb to pay the mana for stage, to turn it into dark depths to make a 20/20 marit lage token. I'm also attacking with an 11/11 infect, trample, double indestructible (I know 2x instances doesn't count for that keyword) creature on t4. Also at the end of that same turn 4 I can marit lage into play.

So this was literally the first playtest I've done with this deck. And for this to be the inagural playtest that's kind of exactly beyond what I would want to happen XD. The idea is to fast ramp and use golos to help that, then play out eldrazi and replay golos again to search for more lands to be able to convert the mana into colored mana to start spinning the golos wheel for powerful eldrazi or more ramp to spin the wheel more times. The same kind of strategy both kozilieks have just as a mana ability instead of a cast trigger. The 2nd hand I accidentally drew looked much more mundane, so I doubt this would ever be the norm, but I still could see regular hands allowing a t5 eldrazi probably. I mean, I would expect that in a colorless eldrazi deck with tons of ramp anyway, the difference is they would always have the eldrazi to play and then the fuel after that from all the cards they drew. But this was a cool start I just had to share. Mana vault AND mishra's turn 1 into golos to double mana vault turn 1 is DISGUSTING. But that's what happens when you draw 2 eternal format ramp artifacts/cards turn 1. Just sharing on my own post because this is the kind of thing that's legendary and want to put keep it around. Maybe you'll enjoy it too XD

jonno.scott on Protect the Facts

6 months ago

Oh Akroma, Vision of Ixidor also works well with Crystalline Giant, and is historic for Jhoira's Familiar, Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle, etc. Just food for thought.

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