Jay Raf Owens

Formerly known as Jp3ngu1nb0y.

I'm Jay. I'm currently a high school Junior, and I plan to study linguistics. I'm into music and literature a lot. My favorite author is James Joyce. I could never decide on a favorite musician, though, because my taste is very ecclectic so I can't aptly represent it all in one. Currently, though, I've been listening to a lot of Postpunk, Postrock, and Posthardcore. And Shoegaze. Always Shoegaze. I play the bass, but I'm not in a band currently. Also the Contra Alto Clarinet.

I used to call myself a primarily White player, but I just play whatever catches my interest. I like graveyard interactions, so this leads to a lot of B, G, and W. I don't really enjoy U, but it has its moments.

As far as decks, I generally play one of two things:

-A wack combo deck or otherwise just-barely-fringe-playable gimmick. (This 90% of the time)

-A weenie-based aggro-control strategy (Hatebears, Dead Guy Ale, Death and Taxes, and so forth).

My favorite artist is Howard Lyon followed by Terese Nielsen and Rebecca Guay. Lyon's art on Make a Wish is my all-time favorite, and I collect it. If we trade, feel welcome to throw one in for my collection!

My prized card is my Foil Angel of Flight Alabaster, signed in silver pen by Howard Lyon. The foiling is amazing, and looks even better with the silver ink.

I used to delete decks all the time, but really just can't be bothered now. If you're looking for one that vanished let me know.

Currently I'm running as follows:

EDH: Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, Nath of the Gilt-Leaf, Underworld Coinsmith, Gahiji, The Honored One, Olivia Voldaren

Standard: What's in your head?

Modern: Manifest Dredge I'm an avid player of Assault Loam, and I'm eager to discuss it with any and all.

Legacy: Red Dead Redemption (proxied)

Feel free to hit me up with questions and stuff. I'm on here a lot.

MTG Decks

When a Good Man goes to War Playtest

Commander / EDH Jay

SCORE: 40 | 65 COMMENTS | 8952 VIEWS

You have to choose, Batman Playtest

Casual Jay

SCORE: 59 | 41 COMMENTS | 5888 VIEWS

Red Dead Redemption Playtest

Legacy Jay

SCORE: 18 | 32 COMMENTS | 1783 VIEWS

Manifest Dredge Playtest

Modern* Jay

SCORE: 23 | 27 COMMENTS | 2562 VIEWS

What's in your head? Playtest

Standard* Jay



Finished Decks 59
Prototype Decks 25
Drafts 0
Playing since 2012 Core Set
Points 54290
Avg. deck rating 8.64
T/O Rank 8
Favorite formats Standard, Commander / EDH, Modern, Pauper
Good Card Suggestions 156
Venues Big Bang Comics and Collectibles
Last activity 1 hour
Joined 2 years

Khanye says... #1

hah. np. email me over the weekend your offer

May 28, 2015 4:30 p.m.

Khanye says... #2

sure. would like to get funds for GP vegas if possible, but ya shoot me an offer over the weekend. If you are traveling to vegas, we can discuss in person as well. I will be there tomorrow afternoon through Monday morning

May 28, 2015 4:23 p.m.

Khanye says... #3

somewhere between 10-13. I also have 2x Griselbrand and 2x Through the Breach from your wants if you still need those too.

May 28, 2015 4:13 p.m.

Khanye says... #4

i would say NM / LP is the condition. TCG mid is around $13 on them

May 28, 2015 4 p.m.

Khanye says... #5

i prefer selling, but i am open to trading. What did you have in mind for pricing, if you were to purchase them?

May 28, 2015 3:53 p.m.

Khanye says... #7

do you want to buy them or trade?

May 28, 2015 3:49 p.m.

BLEATH says... #8

Yo, I'm interested in your playset of Bloodsoaked Champions and Lux Cannon (with the priority being on the champions). Think we could work something out?

May 22, 2015 3:33 p.m.

Spicy526 says... #9

Hey Jay Could you help me out with a deck I'm making for EDH? I need you to look it over and comment on what I need to convert from the "Maybeboard" to the "Maindeck". Thank you. Here's the list:

Sidisi's Undead Horde (Help Wanted) Playtest

Commander / EDH Spicy526


May 9, 2015 2:50 a.m.

itheoryz says... #10

I'm intersted in your Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur. Check my binder, see if we can make a trade? Let me know

May 4, 2015 9:58 a.m.

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I'm out of eggs

May 30, 2015 3:09 p.m.

15 bucks and I'll rip it lol

May 30, 2015 12:53 p.m.

So, I currently have 2 Monastery Mentors I'm not using, and they seem to only be steadily declining in price. I could use the trade value now, and have opportunities to ship them out on Puca, but I've heard people say he sees enough play in Modern & eternal formats that his price could eventually be very high.

Should I go ahead and flip them now for ~$30 value, or sit on them and hope they go up? I don't mind holding onto them, but if these guys are dead I'd rather get rid of them while they're worth something.

I'm extra wary after trading away awesome cards while they were standard and getting huge losses long-term (Oh, how I miss those $20 Snapcasters and $30 Lilies....)

So yea, thanks for any input.


May 30, 2015 11:44 a.m.

Said on Jund Is Control...


I feel like this whole debate is just really petty semantics and not much useful info is coming out of it. What difference does it make if Jund falls under one label or another? It's one of many decks, with similarities and differences to all the many other decks.

Not trying to be the moral high-ground guy here I just don't really see the point of this whole debate (although if there is one don't hesitate to correct me; I don't want to be rude).

May 28, 2015 10:57 p.m.

I mean, asking for a replacement of an existing card isn't really innovating. I'm all for trying new decks and cards and fully support the token gen in Grixis idea. Could be cool. I'm just saying BB is the best option for it as far as I can tell.

May 28, 2015 10:12 p.m.

Said on Warriors of Modern....


Will it be tier 1? Not even close.

Will it be tier 2? Still no.

Tier 3? Doubtful.

Will you have fun playing the deck anyway?

That is the only question to answer.

May 28, 2015 8:19 p.m.

Honestly, running a worse card just to get around decay doesn't seem worth it to me. Just my opinion though.

May 28, 2015 7:11 p.m.

Said on Khanye...


Nah I'm on the other side of the country. And 17. And poor haha.

May 28, 2015 4:25 p.m.

Said on Khanye...


I got those through Pucatrade, thanks though. My binder is a little behind on here.

I might be able to buy them once I get a little time to think it over. Can I shoot you an offer this weekend if I'm interested?

May 28, 2015 4:16 p.m.

Said on Khanye...


What would you be looking to get?

May 28, 2015 4:02 p.m.

Said on Khanye...


Depends on condition and all, but it would have to be fairly cheaper than tcg

May 28, 2015 3:55 p.m.

Said on Khanye...


I'd much prefer to trade, but if you offer a good enough price I might be able to purchase.

May 28, 2015 3:51 p.m.

Said on Why no Vesuva ......


If you're missing the third piece, it is much better to have a color producing land than a tapped colorless land.

May 28, 2015 3:35 p.m.

Said on selling the cannon...


I'm looking to get my last 3 goryos if you'd be ok with piecing them apart. My binder is outdated but I could check your wants.

May 28, 2015 3:29 p.m.

Said on Why no Vesuva ......


Again, you already have a Val down so it's unnecessary.

May 28, 2015 1:39 p.m.

Said on Why no Vesuva ......


Also because by the time it's useful you already have Tron assembled. If you don't have all three, it doesn't help you. Win-more and unnecessary in most situations.

May 28, 2015 1:32 p.m.

Said on Anyone want a ......


Idk if a judge called me on that (with a very recognizable card) while someone ran the promo Damnation I'd probably challenge it. Obviously it's the judge's call in the end but I think it's legal by the usual standards.

May 27, 2015 10:58 p.m.

Said on Anyone want a ......


There are full art promos with the same amount of info.

May 27, 2015 10:51 p.m.

Said on I think I'm ......


Which list is she playing, the Borderpost version or the Suspend version? The Borderpost variant loses hard to artifact removal. The other can be pretty easily ruined with controlled discard and smart playing. Thoughtseize their suspend dudes first; they won't want to cascade with none already down unless they have to to save themselves, at which point you're winning already.

May 26, 2015 10:50 a.m.