Jinxed Choker

Jinxed Choker


At the end of your turn, target opponent gains control of Jinxed Choker and puts a charge counter on it.

At the beginning of your upkeep, Jinxed Choker deals damage to you equal to the number of charge counters on it.

(3): Put a charge counter on Jinxed Choker or remove one from it.

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin (MRD) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Jinxed Choker Discussion

Rettich on Magistrate's Sceptor Combo

2 months ago

I'm late to the party, but you might want to look into these cards, if you need more ideas on how to spice up your deck:

Volt Charge or Contagion Engine (Proliferate is great with multiple mana rocks and Lux Cannon or Titan Forge)
Dismantle (Move your charge-counters from your manarocks onto Darksteel Reactor or Jinxed Choker for alternate wincons.
Energy Chamber (Imo a great alternative to Surge Node)

crabclaw on King of Pain

1 year ago

theplotthinnens - As far as I know, the multiple categories thing just works now. I just re-checked the formatting I used, and it's as you have it:

1x Mobilization (C14) #Anthem #Tokens

And that puts Mobilization in both categories. If you want two words for one category, you'd format that as:

1x City of Brass (5ED) #Land #Self_Flagellate

Thanks for mentioning that, though. For some reason half of my deck was goofed up with an accidental category.

And also, thanks for the suggestons, Sivvi's Valor is a neat one-time thing and could be useful. Jade Monolith works similarly but is of course telegraphed to the rest of the table.

I would probably add in a more symmetrical effect like Angel's Trumpet or Dingus Staff before Jinxed Choker . It does grow on its own which is nice, but I'm not sure how useful it would prove.

Dealing 2-3 damage on an opponent's upkeep isn't a strong use of a card slot, since I find it unlikely that the choker would be passed back to me with Darien on the board.

theplotthinnens on King of Pain

1 year ago

I just decided to pick up my plans for a Darien deck that have sitting for about a year, and this looks like a great list. Sivvi's Valor is a gem of a find. You might like Jinxed Choker for the masochism.

I had a question about how you pulled off some of your formatting. In your custom categories, you're able to have many of your cards show up in more than one category; but when category is type, each card in the deck has only one copy. I tried to do that in my own lists a few years back but it didn't work (with a format like '1x CardName #Category1 #Category2' in the deck entry, it would only show up in Category 1) and TappedOut said that they didn't know how to solve it. What sort of workaround did you find, or did the site figure it out while I wasn't looking?

Gadianten on Sygg, Plunderer of Libraries

1 year ago

Jinxed Choker might be interesting as it has the potential to help you draw cards when its not your turn and is kinda funny.

Soulus101 on Why are you hitting yourself?

1 year ago

Thanks lithium142. The key token generator is of course Darien himself, and the rest of the deck revolves around ways to beat yourself up to generate tokens, and then getting value out of them, and generally being annoying, by making opponents make bad choices, and a bit staxxy. Jinxed Choker was almost too good when I played it out, because as soon as Darien hit the board my opponents were conspiring to pass it between each other, and it escalates so quickly in multiplayer!

Green is out of the question, as The King of Kjeldor is the inspiration and key; I'd essentially be building a completely different deck if I switched to Trostani et Al, which may be powerful but isn't the point (I'm well acquainted with Aura Shards! Hence all of the enchantment removal).

Darksteel Mutation is definitely one I am still considering. It's only out because I neglected to consider it for the initial build, but have been beating myself up (pun intended) ever since. I'll consider your spot removal suggestions, as I agree, it is a bit low.

In general I think that I have enough threats to weather a few wipes, so if Divine Visitation goes, there's still Cathars' Crusade. I'm also generally underpowered relative to my opponents, so their stuff goes before mine more often than not. And of course, there are the infinite combos to let me win from nowhere.

If I had the cash to splash, I'd be keen to attempt a Balancing Act + Teferi's Protection combo... Sacrifice ALL the permanents!

I dislike tutors in EDH (I play for lols, not wins), so I'm happy with the power level:price ratio at the moment. That said, thanks for your interest and suggestions!

thrane on Darien, King of Kjeldor Token/Lifegain EDH

1 year ago

Here is some of my favorite cards in my Darien deck:

Jinxed Choker, does not look like a threat at first but when it gets around 8-10 counters people start to worry.
Mask of Memory can draw you a lot of cards + if you have Land Tax, it can turn lands into pure gas.
Secure the Wastes can win you the game out of nowhere.
Luminarch Ascension is a power house and puts your oppenents in a strange spot with Darien out, "to attack or not to attack".
Oketra the True is a very good plan B commander when Darien is either removed or not working.
Hour of Revelation is a must.
Buried Ruin, Isolated Watchtower, Scavenger Grounds and Shefet Dunes are some great utility lands, worth trying.

I've played my paper Darien deck for a year, at my local store an in my playgroups. He is too much fun!

Best regards

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