Jhoira's Timebug

Jhoira's Timebug

Artifact Creature — Insect

: Choose target permanent you control or suspended card you own. If that permanent or card has a time counter on it, you may remove a time counter from it or put another time counter on it.

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Jhoira's Timebug Discussion

TheVectornaut on Blue/Black Beginner Deck

2 months ago

I think this deck is really well-positioned to become a "draw-go" style control deck that plays instants and flash creatures on others' turns. Pteramander , Augur of Bolas , Brineborn Cutthroat , Threnody Singer , Vodalian Arcanist , Naiad of Hidden Coves , Wavebreak Hippocamp , Murmuring Mystic , and all of your instants (save for the likely too slow 4 mana ones) already fit in such an archetype to at least some extent. The horse fish is particularly insane as a card draw engine, and I'd try to get a playset of it if you can. Stacking them to draw even more cards with Nymris, Oona's Trickster , Baral, Chief of Compliance , Slitherwisp , etc. would also make Ominous Seas more viable, possibly even supplemented by draw payoffs like Chasm Skulker and Nadir Kraken .

Some other options that care about flash might be Cunning Nightbonder , Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir , Leyline of Anticipation , Torrential Gearhulk , and Mystical Teachings .

For more generally good instants, Counterspell , Mana Leak , Countersquall , Frantic Search , AEtherize , Vapor Snag , Rewind , Cryptic Command , Opt , and Brainstorm (if you're playing with the legacy banned list) are options of varying budgets and power levels for a control deck.

The first cards I'd cut would be anything with suspend or that applies keyword ability counters. I think some amount of counter manipulation would be needed to maximize the value from such cards (with Clockspinning , Jhoira's Timebug , Paradox Haze , and Nikara, Lair Scavenger being a few things that come to mind). Then, I'd cull any sorceries or creatures that would take up all your mana on your own turn for minimal impact. Dead Revels , Frost Lynx , Alirios, Enraptured , and so on.

Sorry it took me a while to submit this after seeing the deck get posted earlier this week. Let me know if you have any questions and good luck with your build!

Polaris on Jhoira of the Ghitu + …

2 months ago

I think Neotrup covered it, but just in case the reason this doesn't work isn't clear, here's the short version:

At the beginning of your upkeep, both suspend triggers go on the stack. Once the one on top resolves and casts its spell, that spell goes on the stack above the other suspend trigger. It will resolve before the other suspended card gets its time counter taken off.

In regards to your other question, if you cast Reiterate from suspension without paying its mana cost, you can still pay the buyback (as this is an additional cost, not part of the mana cost). Note that if you don't have a target for Reiterate when its last time counter is removed, you can't cast it and it will just stay exiled forever. You'll need Clockspinning or Jhoira's Timebug to get the Reiterate out of suspension when you can use it.

ConstantVigilance on Time to get Kraken!

11 months ago

Epic! But why no Jhoira's Timebug

also this is the person who posted the $25 jhoira deck on reddit

abbatromebone on Dripping-Gargadon

2 years ago
  • new ideas are use Timecrafting and green to ramp and get the deck to go off
  • use Dust of Moments and Shivan Sand-Mage to remove a lot of counters at once.
  • use Jhoira's Timebug and Rift Elemental

  • Now my understanding is that the last one will be the slowest. Now its a toss up between the first two. I can ramp and do stuff which should be effective, or I can go the slow route and do more of a control like match up. Where Curse of the Cabal could be played. If i sac a lot of my stuff anyways It will hurt me a lot less than my oppunet. Then I just grind the game out.

EventuallyClassy on Goodbye Hello

2 years ago

Sisay's Ring out, and Jhoira's Timebug in its place. Seems like being able to remove that last time counter off of something, when ever you want, could be useful.

kingofcramers on pauper suspend

2 years ago

I like this deck a lot already, but it needs focus. I would cut all the extra shit like sea gate, compulsive research, ramp spells, and into the roil, then increase the core of the deck to all 4 ofs (I'm looking at you, Jhoira's Timebug). Also, since the bug can add time counters, maybe something like Aven Riftwatcher or Keldon Marauders could be good (I know these are off color).

Honestly I think going into red could be strong because of Rift Elemental, and the only really strong green card in the deck is Durkwood Baloth and that could easily be a splash. Plus, red opens up bolt, which is nice interaction.

I'm digging it tho keep brewing

pawnstorm on Suspended Emergence

2 years ago

Dichotomancy can work well with Elder Deep-Fiend and with the counter manipulation in the deck (Jhoira's Timebug, Clockspinning) can go off quite suddenly to break a stalled-out board. That being said, there might be something better for the spot.

TheRoaringRegisaur on Suspend in Time

2 years ago

The deck seems fun but i have a few concerns. Why include Timecrafting and Jhoira's Timebug? I don't see anything with suspend or that uses time counters. And although Render Silent seems to fit well, you have no way to pay for its white mana requirement.

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