Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy 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
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur

Legendary Creature — Phyrexian Praetor


At the beginning of your end step, draw seven cards.

Each opponent's maximum hand size is reduced by seven.

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wallisface on Kruphix - Fun, Casual Deck for Modern Group Games

3 months ago

That’s a pretty tough question. If you’re asking ”what 15 cards do i remove from this deck without changing anything else” then my answer is going to be your 15 highest-mana cards. Stuff like Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur you have no hope of casting, but everything else costing 5-or-more mana is also going to be a massive struggle and tbh a games likely to be over not long after the first 4-mana spell is cast.

So that would be my suggestion if all you’re doing is cutting 15 cards.

Going further than that, if you were to make additional changes, I still believe more mana-curve-fixing would need to happen. As to the theming, I don’t want to pick your decks “build-around” cards for you, i’d suggest you pick 3-4 cards you’d really want to include in the deck (that work well together, and that you’d want to run playsets of), and then I could offer some advise on what to add to make those cards work to the best of their potential.

DrukenReaps on People's Thoughts on Mommy Norn?

3 months ago

So I guess Sheldon and maybe a few others from the Rules Committee aren't happy with Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines. You can listen to or read Sheldon's thoughts in this link, his article is in video description - Elesh Norn Potential Ban?!

I find myself, maybe not for the first time, but actually wanting to build mono-white. She's interesting to me if maybe generic. I at least have a group that will let me play her regardless of the Rules Committee.

But I'm curious what other people think about this opinion piece by Sheldon? And I have to ask, why so hard on Elesh Norn when Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur and Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger exist. I don't really take issues with those cards myself but they are much more threatening imo than the new Elesh Norn. Heck I think the old Elesh Norn is more threatening, Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite. I guess you can argue the lower mana cost of Mommy Norn but mana doesn't mean much to Vorinclex. Trust me, that one is coming for you xD

I guess I'm just interested in y'alls thoughts? Do any of these get anywhere near what you think of when you think bans?

Delphen7 on 【DMU】▷ Exile【EVERYTHING】COMBO【Deck!】w/ Temporary L

6 months ago

The deck was really neat! You definitely struggled against Tron though.

I'm not sure how good Leyline of Hexproof is, as it was never brought in, you can out race burn, and discard mostly helps your ultimate plan, plus Grief (If it stays in) shuts down opponents' options. Maybe a card for tron would help that matchup? Haven't followed reanimator lists too closely though so not sure on that one.

Following your thoughts on swapping out the elementals for other targets, these are all things that came to mind:

  • Terrastadons, as that card was beastly against everything.
  • Ashen Rider (Removes anything, including tron pieces)
  • Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur (Dies to bolt, but lets you dump cards/find reanimate spells really quickly and forces opponents to deal with it or lose)
  • Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger (Nasty critter that ends games if its allowed to attack)
  • Iona, Shield of Emeria (Shuts off mono colored strategies, and is annoying against even 2/3 color decks)
  • Sundering Titan (The more colors the more backbreaking)
  • Griselbrand (With some tweaking maybe its a comboey list? Nasty critter on its own too)

As for Temporary Lockdown, it definitively has legs in modern. It was super sweet against everything you went against, and there are many other tier decks it would hurt

ILuvMtg on

7 months ago

Enter the Infinite. I can't imagine my Woah, where did THAT come from??? Jodah deck without it. Other suggestions are Worst Fears, Expropriate, Chromatic Orrery, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Bringer of the Black Dawn, and Rhystic Study, to name a few.

You can check out my deck for more ideas, although I'm working on a budget so you have more freedom than I do in terms of cards you can add.

Good luck =)

TheOfficialCreator on How is Camaraderie a Bend?

7 months ago

I think Urabrask the Hidden was a bit of a stumble that also occurred with Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, and Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger.

Namely, Wizards designed the first ability, then went "what's the opposite?" and then put it on the card regardless of if that ability was in the color pie.

Plus, it's my personal opinion that the more expensive a spell is, the more it can diverge from the color pie. To an extent, obviously.

ArchWaltz on

8 months ago

Add the following (OPTIONAL) for stax & advantage purposes

Somedutch on Self Mill Reanimator Shenanigans

10 months ago

Triton: Thank you for the suggestions! I'm absolutely going to need to find Tortured Existence as I like that option significantly more than Phyrexian Reclamation for this deck. Much more on theme.

I thought about Anje Falkenrath, but I don't believe there is quite enough madness to justify it. Could be wrong though.

Monastery Siege is an interesting idea that I haven't considered, but one goal I had was to keep the enchantments and artifacts to a minimum since there is no reasonable way to recur them.

Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur is 100% an inclusion for the deck, but I don't have one and it's expensive. Also very mean like you said. Still on the radar regardless though.

That reanimation package is all great options as well, but I don't currently have any of them. Might have to keep an eye out to see if I can pick them up sometime though.

Triton on Self Mill Reanimator Shenanigans

10 months ago

Love the deck! It's refreshing seeing a Kess deck that isn't just a sweaty spell slinger deck! :p

I got a couple really cool suggestions for you as well!

Tortured Existence: I absolutely love this card in my Mimeo deck, and I think your deck can abuse it even more!

Anje Falkenrath: Very good card in a Madness-heavy deck

Monastery Siege: Both modes are super useful, but I'd imagine you'd want the Phyrexian Arena effect more often than not

Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur: If you wanna be mean hehehe

The cheap reanimation spell package: Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead, Reanimate, and Necromancy. They're quite spendy nowadays, but oh-so-good

I noticed that there aren't many mana rocks, I'd definitely recommend the 2-CMC Talismans and Signets if you need them!

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