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 | 8803 VIEWS

You have to choose, Batman Playtest

Casual Jay

SCORE: 59 | 41 COMMENTS | 5753 VIEWS

Red Dead Redemption Playtest

Legacy Jay

SCORE: 18 | 32 COMMENTS | 1756 VIEWS

Manifest Dredge Playtest

Modern* Jay

SCORE: 22 | 27 COMMENTS | 2444 VIEWS

What's in your head? Playtest

Standard* Jay

SCORE: 5 | 13 COMMENTS | 1911 VIEWS

Cubes

SCORE 1 | COMMENTS 0 | VIEWS 293 | DRAFTS 12
Finished Decks 54
Prototype Decks 25
Drafts 0
Playing since 2012 Core Set
Points 54140
Avg. deck rating 8.75
T/O Rank 8
Favorite formats Standard, Commander / EDH, Modern, Pauper
Good Card Suggestions 155
Venues Big Bang Comics and Collectibles
Last activity 2 days
Joined 2 years

FALLEN-X-ANGEL says... #1

Hey Jay, you have some things I'm interested in. Mind taking a look at my binder?

April 25, 2015 4:22 p.m.

Ajb39850 says... #2

Would I just dip then go back up?

April 10, 2015 1:53 p.m.

Ajb39850 says... #3

Is there a chance that inkmoth nexus is reprinted in mm2015 or is it safe to trade for?

April 10, 2015 10:11 a.m.

Ajb39850 says... #4

Oh and one last thing. I hope you don't mind that I ask a million questions, if i am/get anoying feel free to tell me.

April 9, 2015 7:25 p.m.

Ajb39850 says... #5

Anyway i gtg I assume I'll see you tomorrow

April 9, 2015 7:10 p.m.

Ajb39850 says... #6

Only 5 people on the entire website have Mox opals for trade. None of them have got back to me though :/. Mabye I'll just sell like everything in my binder it's not like I'll be using much of it anyway. I saw a post on Facebook apparently ginger beards Instagram is "hotginger" XD

April 9, 2015 7:06 p.m.

Ajb39850 says... #7

If there are all these combo decks with these early wins how are any of the tier 1 decks tier 1? I watched a match with yuuya Watanabe, who was playing jund, and he really didn't even do all that much by turn 3/4 and I think he was playing Bloodbraid Elf too. Most combo decks I've seen, which honestly isnt all that many, win consistently around 3-4 with occasional earlier wins, save the jeskai ascendancy storm deck which seemed to consistently win turn 2.

April 9, 2015 6:56 p.m.

Ajb39850 says... #8

Emrakul turn one would be interesting though. "I'll play reanimate targeting emrakul. Then I'll start my next turn, swing for 15, then force you to sacrifice all of your nothing" lol

April 9, 2015 6:48 p.m.

Ajb39850 says... #9

Well if it's worth anything I ment no offense, it's just my opinion. It's actually the reason I thought about playing standard, but I can only do so many things, I can't buy MM2015 and buy in standard and build a tier 1 modern deck. I'm still trying to decided which I want to do but wtv I'll figure it out. And path turn 1

April 9, 2015 6:47 p.m.

Ajb39850 says... #10

Like even if you reanimate Grislebrand turn two it still does to removal. It's not gg

April 9, 2015 6:42 p.m.

Ajb39850 says... #11

Yea I hear a lot about Cranial Plating and Darksteel Citadel being OP but I don't think they will be banned. Oh an I just don't like combo decks that win like turn 1 or 2. IMO. It sucks the fun right out of the game.

April 9, 2015 6:39 p.m.

Ajb39850 says... #12

I can agree with that, I don't really like combo decks I think they are somewhat cheep, but twin just seems so solid.

April 9, 2015 6:33 p.m.

Ajb39850 says... #13

Alright thanks. I was also thinking about going with splinter twin, but I'm afraid it may get banned. Looking through the decklist though most of the card seem like they would maintain value even if it got banned.

April 9, 2015 6:30 p.m.

Ajb39850 says... #14

Jay I really want to build an affinity deck but I don't want to get washed out by ancient grudge. Should I build something else, is there a deck style that is more efficient that isn't jund/junk?

April 9, 2015 6:02 p.m.

Ajb39850 says... #15

The lowest price I could find is 285. Why is everyone already selling for more than msrp :/ Little annoyed. Well it's not super out of the question I will have to think about it

April 8, 2015 8:43 p.m.

Ajb39850 says... #16

Well right now I think if I can find one for like -250 if buy it. Idk about a draft though it would be fun but, as selfish as it may sound, if I bought a box and drafted with it and someone pulled a tarmogoyf or really cool foil I'd be happy for them but a little upset :/

April 8, 2015 8:33 p.m.

Ajb39850 says... #17

Is it worth it to buy a box of modern masters 2015. Cause I kinda sorta want to but I don't know how the value is in the set. Is it like pull a tarmogoyf or lose money? Or is there just a general bit of value in the set

April 8, 2015 8:11 p.m.

Ajb39850 says... #18

Is the trade bi see on this website messed up because it keeps mixing my haves with my wants

April 8, 2015 6:47 p.m.

Ajb39850 says... #19

On Facebook who is galactuse galactose

April 8, 2015 5:17 p.m.

Ajb39850 says... #20

The thought of giving Dig Through Time rebound with Narset Transcendent is literally to much to handle. I want to do that so bad lol.

April 8, 2015 2:20 p.m.

Baycer says... #21

http://tappedout.net/mtg-cube-drafts/our-budget-cube/

here is a good chunk of the cards i own that i think would be good in a cube, going to keep updating as i find more.

April 7, 2015 7:35 p.m.

Ajb39850 says... #22

Hey I got a fat pack an managed to come across another zombie token for ya

April 6, 2015 5:28 p.m.

Ajb39850 says... #23

I made a standard deck. I think it would be pretty good but I have never played standard. It's on my profile if you would be so inclined to look.

April 5, 2015 11:39 p.m.

Ajb39850 says... #24

Actually Arcbound Ravager and Indomitable Archangel may be a bit of a "non-bo" but I don't know if it's that big of a deal

April 5, 2015 9:14 p.m.

Ajb39850 says... #25

I made up the main board

April 5, 2015 6:33 p.m.

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RIP Dokes

April 25, 2015 12:21 p.m.

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#2

I don't think this is OP at all as is actually. it's pretty good, and in the right edh it's downright mean, but not OP.

April 24, 2015 11:37 p.m.

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#3

It also loses just on the premise of the deck existing haha

April 24, 2015 7:44 p.m.

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#4

I have a friend who plays it already, and I'd like to avoid doubling up :/ it's a possibility though, thanks!

April 24, 2015 5:49 p.m.

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#5

Hmmm... I think I might actually own like 60% of that haha. I'll keep it in mind. Thanks for the suggestion!

April 24, 2015 5:20 p.m.

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#6

I'm sort of in between decks right now, and probably won't have my next one finished for the next few months. Are there any very very cheap decks that can maybe win sometimes? Examples are decks like MonoG Belcher and Quest for the Holy Relic. I'm thinking about making It's all goody as long as I get a woody, but it's probably a little too stupid.

Any really dumb, really cheap decks to try out? I don't really wanna make Kiln Fiend, but I will if I have to.

ALSO: I know infect and burn exist. I'm looking for something more interesting.

Thanks
Jay

April 24, 2015 5:13 p.m.

Good thing nobody plays Obzedat. In an aggressive list like yours, staying on curve is better. Downfall has a place- control decks. I think Dreadbore is the better choice.

Sorry for the brusque comments. I'm on my phone and can't go into much detail.

April 19, 2015 7:21 p.m.

Instant speed doesnt matter much against walkers anyway. Either way they will get one activation. Dreadbore means on the draw you can answer a t3 karn.

April 19, 2015 3:10 p.m.

Said on W: Fire and ......

#9

What do you value the mountains? I probably have them, just wanna know if it's enough to warrant shipping and stuff.

April 19, 2015 3:06 p.m.

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#10

It's not just color theory, they have different hex codes.

April 18, 2015 11:46 a.m.