Jhoira's Familiar

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal

Jhoira's Familiar

Artifact Creature — Bird

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

EscapingBurger on You Dropped This

1 month ago

Thanks, Rogue's Passage definitely looks useful for a giant Broodstar or Master of Etherium.

As for combos, the big one is probably Chakram Retriever + Emry, Lurker of the Loch or Emry, Lurker of the Loch + Mirran Spy . You can tap Emry to cast an artifact from your graveyard, then immediately untap her to do it again. With a 0-cost sacrificible artifact like Urza's Bauble, you can do this as much as you want, which triggers things like Sai, Master Thopterist and Efficient Construction every time the artifact comes into play. You can also sacrifice Ornithopter to Ashnod's Altar repeatedly this way for infinite mana. Foundry Inspector, Etherium Sculptor and Jhoira's Familiar make more of your artifacts cheap or free so you can recur them more. You can even make Solemn Simulacrum cheap enough this way to sacrifice it to Ashnod's Altar and cast it again with the mana you get, repeating for as much land and card draw as you want.

The deck doesn't rely on infinite combos or anything, and even a simple trick like Aether Spellbomb + Emry, Lurker of the Loch can let you bounce a troublesome creature at least once per turn. A lot of the stuff in here is maybe more just good synergy than true combos.

Poly_raptor on Mishra, Eminent One | Artifact nonsense

1 month ago

Eowyn_0728

Good question lol.

I did forget about Top, but I’m not someone that ever really plays top, but it could be a good addition.

Tezzeret, Master of the Bridge - I’m not running a heavy amount of creatures and planeswalkers, so giving them affinity seems like it’s a bit so so, because there’s a lot of ramp anyway, the expensive cards are also some of the non-creature artifacts. His abilities are good but he is quite a lot of mana.

Jhoira's Familiar is 4 mana, Etherium Sculptor, Enthusiastic Mechanaut and Cloud Key are cheaper.

In one of the first drafts I was running Contraband Kingpin which is similar to artificers assistant but I cut it because i often found id rather cast other things in hand in the play tests.

Mystic Forge always struck me as a combo card but could be useful I suppose.

Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain is similar to the answer I gave for the Koi, Skyswimmer Koi draws off etb not cast so draws from Mishra’s tokens entering. The other 2 don’t really fit the deck I don’t think?

What would you cut for any of the suggestions?

SweetDreamsies on Jhoira

2 months ago

Enthusiastic Mechanaut and Jhoira's Familiar for more reducing

hiiii on Sagas

2 months ago

Stenn, Paranoid Partisan could be cool? At first I was thinking Jhoira's Familiar, but that seems a bit expensive... Stormscape Familiar might also be an option, tho its package is much weaker for the same price. If you want free artifact drops for Urza's Saga, you could always look into artifact lands!

Gidgetimer on Does torpor orb stop jhoira, …

7 months 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, …

7 months 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)

7 months 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

9 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
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