Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur

Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur

Legendary Creature — Praetor

Flash

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

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

Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur Discussion

Azeworai on Illuna, Apex of Blue Shenanigans and Stompy Boys

1 month ago

I completely understand style over synergy. In each of my decks, I have a single, immutable slot betaken to a selcouth or wacky card.

You may have noticed in my Illuna list that there is a single Temporal Aperture, which has been surprisingly good on occasion, despite being against most of the deck's entire strategy. (It gave me a Jin-Gitaxias once.) I also have a Moonring Mirror in Kumena, a Stillmoon Cavalier in Tymna and Sidar, a Cao Cao in Chainer, and more that needn't be mentioned.

Having Questing Beast as a pet card holds far more power than others, so follow what you enjoy.

nooodle_ on Rograkh + Silas are INSANE!! cEDH

1 month ago

Love the idea! Creatureless polymorph is an archetype I like messing around with. Thoughts on cheating in a Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur instead? You get the extra 7 cards at your end step but then have to protect him for a turn cycle so it might be more vulnerable than going for Sire of Insanity. If he does survive the turn cycle you basically win though.

Balaam__ on {BUG} Praetor Reanimator

1 month ago

psionictemplar makes a good point. And that’s one of the strengths of a Reanimation build, the ability to select targets to exhume that can affect the table in multiple different ways. Without extensive playtesting we can only approach it with logic and reasoning, but you still get a decent idea of how it would perform against the common archetypes. I’d recommend copying Iona, Shield of Emeria first if possible, then Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur second. Sticking the first will greatly improve the odds of the second coming into play uncountered. From there you can set yourself up for subsequent turns. Griselbrand is worth considering too, maybe in place of Sheoldred, Whispering One. Lifelink and the draw ability will also help you out greatly.

Balaam__ on {BUG} Praetor Reanimator

1 month ago

Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur basically denies your opponent their whole hand, if you can stick the landing. His text decrees that your opponent’s hand size is reduced by 7. There are ways around this but they’d pretty much have to intentionally build specifically for it in order to do so. I’d wager most of the decks you’d face wouldn’t account for this possibility. And the ability to draw 7 at your end step will practically guarantee you’d be set up for the best possible play on your following turn. Absolute worst case scenario is that you can’t copy him from the graveyard for some reason, but since you do have access to blue a hard cast is possible (though extremely unlikely. Almost impossible, unless you’ve already played Iona). The risk/reward payoff is like getting 100 to 1 odds on something. I think it’s worth investing the card slot for him.

Arthurshepard80 on The necromancer of the dead swamps

2 months ago

GrazieBalaam__ in effetti avevo preso in considerazione Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur circa un anno fa.Quello che cercavo di fare era di valorizzare Kalonian Hydracon un attacco devastante con TwinflameQuando ci sono riuscito... quanto mi sono divertito

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