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"Uh, could someone lend me a Spellbook?"
-Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur
Posted By: Ragamander (12/3/2011 5:06:12 PM)


This is a prime Reanimator target. Prime. I mean for cripes sake, if you get him off he's a Mind Twist for their entire hand if he can survive to their end step, nevermind the full hand he draws you of rituals and reanimates, while allowing you to discard more reanimator fuel.
Posted By: Guest1381794618 (5/13/2011 12:33:51 AM)


Don't care that he costs 10 CMC. Don't care I don't run a reanimation deck. Don't care other Praetors are more popular. This is my favorite card. FOREVER.

Drama aside, I simply love this guy. He is... the most brutish Blue card out there. What do I mean by brutish? "At the beginning of your end step, draw seven cards." "Each opponent's maximum hand size is reduced by seven." It's just like a punch to the face, except it hurts more. My favorite combo is just Quicksilver Amulet and him. He can't be countered because he wasn't cast, and if he survives until your next upkeep, you've practically won. Johnny, Timmy, Spike, Blue, and Epic; all neatly wrapped up into the sinister yet devilishly handsome leader of the Progress Engine; Jin-Gitaxias.

Fun bit of Trivia: His original name was supposed to be "Jin-Gitaxias, Augur of the Core" but it was too long. Not only that, but his original cost was 7 colorless and 3U but it also took up too much space.
Posted By: Kura-san (10/14/2012 12:24:14 AM)


If you untap with this guy, you win. I can't imagine coming back from that amount of card disadvantage.
Posted By: TheSwarm (5/1/2011 7:53:31 PM)


Why can't I, hold all these cards?
Posted By: Totema (10/12/2011 8:38:50 PM)


I just realized each of the Praetors seems to have a "signature spell", a la the M11 planeswalkers.

Elesh Norn - Norn's Annex
Jin-Gitaxias - Gitaxian Probe
Sheoldred - Reaper of Sheoldred
Urabrask - Priest of Urabrask
Vorinclex - this is the iffy one. Unlike the other four, nothing else in the block has his name in it ... but guess which green sorcery showed up in Mirrodin Beseiged that actually shows Vorinclex in its art?

That's right. Praetors' Counsel.

Edit: @infernox10, Marrow Shards is actually part of a different cycle of 5 cards depicting a Praetor (I was wrong about Praetors' Counsel being a 'signature' spell, it's actually part of this cycle too ... seems like there is no "Vorinclex's _____") The other cards in this 'art cycle' arePsychic Barrier, Praetor's Grasp and Act of Aggression.
Posted By: nemokara (1/31/2012 4:59:44 PM)


I just realized that his triggered ability triggers every end step you have, not just the turn you play him. Holy psychotic crap.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (6/7/2011 12:27:48 PM)


quicksilver amulet is rumored to be getting re-printed.

Yes, I see where this is going..
Posted By: Deco_y (6/24/2011 12:32:28 AM)


card advantage elemental?
Posted By: Arachibutyrophobia (9/5/2011 10:33:45 PM)


Absolutely the best card I have seen yet.

Threw him in my deck with my Lighthouse Chronologist, Rite of Replication, High Tide, Reminisce, and Time Stop.

Yes, that's right...

To one of your turns I take seven, and each seven-turn cycle takes me through all my spells and puts it back for the next cycle. Meanwhile, you have nothing to use against me, and even if you did, your turn ends as soon as I tell it to. And, yes, I take seven more.

This is why I play blue. 5/5
Posted By: Blue_Shaman (9/18/2011 9:16:20 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!