Jay Antithesis

Formerly known as Jp3ngu1nb0y.

I'm Jay. I'm going to be attending Willamette University in the class of 2020, majoring in Comparative Literature and the History of Ideas (French and Russian). I'm into music and literature a lot. My favorite author is Nabokov. I also appreciate the Beats and Russians a lot. 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. Shoegaze is my favorite genre. According to my Spotify year-in-review for 2015, Sufjan Stevens was my most listened-to artist (over 1200 plays this year). I listened to almost 60 days' worth of music in 2015. I play the bass, but I'm not in a band currently. Also the Contrabass Clarinet, which is almost as tall as me. I'm 6'1".

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 three 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).

-Pox, Stax, or similar

My favorite mtg 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. Just so damn pretty.

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: Kozilek, the Great Distortion, Ith, High Arcanist, and Underworld Coinsmith

Standard: Zombies

Modern: Straight outta Compost

Legacy: Simple Nic Fit

Feel free to hit me up with questions and stuff. I'm on here a lot. I can also post and edit articles, if ya need that done.

the.beanpole says... #1

Absolutely, friend. Just let me know what you decide.

September 25, 2016 5:40 p.m.

the.beanpole says... #2

Good to hear. Would you be willing to do something like your Athreos, God of Passage, Vindicate, and Blood Crypt for my Vampiric Tutor?

September 25, 2016 4:13 p.m.

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Hm, what about Young Pyromancer, Behold the Beyond, Void + like $6?

September 26, 2016 1:24 p.m.

Oh, also interested in Blasting Station

September 25, 2016 10:56 p.m.

Entomb and Price of Progress are of note

September 25, 2016 10:35 p.m.

I'd be interested in acquiring 3 Gargadons. Not desperate for them, but if you see something you'd like lmk.

September 25, 2016 9:25 p.m.

Said on the.beanpole...


Hm, maybe. I'll have a think on it.

September 25, 2016 4:48 p.m.

Said on the.beanpole...


Indeed I would be

September 25, 2016 3:56 p.m.

Valuing at like $30 based on what I see online

September 25, 2016 2:57 p.m.

My wants list is up to date

September 24, 2016 11:03 p.m.

Yea, guess what I built at the prerelease? Highlight was the game which went to time ON GAME ONE. Turns out 3 dovins in one game = slow going.

Anyway, I don't need this dude, let alone a promo. Anyone wanna trade/buy? Lemme know.


September 24, 2016 10:47 p.m.

Mana Tithe has some use in weenie strategies; even a single copy, if you don't have an itchy trigger finger, can make a huge difference.

Vexing Devil and other choice-oriented cards are always tempting on paper, but way worse in practice. In theory, a 4/3 or 4 damage for [R] is great. But a real game is not a vacuum. If the opponent has a path/bolt/any answer, any number of chump blockers, a Tasigur/gurmag/other meat shield, it's not so good. Lack of immediate impact is big for burn. Look at the creatures it plays: mentor and guide have haste. Eidolon comes online immediately. A 4/3 sits for a rotation and dies 80% of the time.

Anyway, this concept has been written to death since AVR. I'll be done now haha.

September 21, 2016 11:59 a.m.

Repay in Kind and Soul Conduit effects pls

September 18, 2016 3:15 p.m.

Said on AEther Vial in ......


Eh I'm not sold. One of vials biggest upsides is the ability to keep lands up for counterspells and other shenanigans. While Coco is a good option like that, that+2 paths feels like not much to run with. Plus, dorks let you hit Coco itself faster. I think it would trade speed and reliability for a little extra resiliency/mid-game room. Overall I'd pass in this build, though I'm sure it can be made feasible.

September 17, 2016 6:31 p.m.

Sword of Pride and Prejudice

(Sword combat text) you may have target creature you control fight another target creature. Tap up to 2 target creatures you don't control.

September 14, 2016 8:24 p.m.

I mean, if anyone ever let a sword stay on board for more than one rotation haha. Even then I think it's very-powerful-not-broken. Would it be a shoe-in for decks that want swords? Fuck yea, but it wouldn't be close to bannable.

September 14, 2016 7:24 p.m.

What if it was destroy a nonbasic land, search for a basic land? A little more fair.

September 14, 2016 7:20 p.m.

Said on What are some ......


Rafiq of the Many for the falcon punch kill

September 14, 2016 7:19 p.m.

MindAblaze, what if it was destroy target land? Obviously hugely powerful, but I mean... they all are haha. Plus smash one ramp one is flavorful too. Could be a cool name somewhere to do with reaping/sowing razing/growing etc. etc.

September 14, 2016 7:17 p.m.

Sword of Blood and Gore ([B/R])

When ~ deals combat damage to a player, choose up to 2:
-Target player draws 2 cards and loses 2 life
-Target player takes x damage, where x is the number of cards in his/her hand.

September 14, 2016 4:45 p.m.

Not subbing so please @ me to reply

Holy fuck, Cathartic Reunion. I've been playing Dredge/reanimator/rally variants exclusively for like 2-3 years now and this is about to be so potent. This is huge. Brewing abound.

September 14, 2016 1:31 p.m.

Wurmcoil? Ravager? Pretty much any affinity staple actually lol.

But if there's a Skullclamp I'm gonna spend too much money...

September 12, 2016 11:52 a.m.


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Jay — 2 years ago


Finished Decks 121
Prototype Decks 39
Drafts 0
Playing since 2012 Core Set
Points 1200
Avg. deck rating 7.53
T/O Rank 183
Helper Rank None yet
Favorite formats Standard, Commander / EDH, Modern, Pauper
Good Card Suggestions 195
Venues Big Bang Comics and Collectibles
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Joined 3 years