Jay Butcher of Blaviken

Formerly known as Jp3ngu1nb0y.

I'm Jay. I'm currently a high school Senior, and I plan to study something in the realm of English. 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. Currently, though, I've been listening to a lot of Postpunk, Postrock, and Posthardcore. And Shoegaze. Always Shoegaze. Sufjan is none of those, but him too. I play the bass, but I'm not in a band currently (other than filling in for some friends who lost their bassist). Also the Contrabass Clarinet, which is almost as tall as me. I'm 6ft.

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).

-Pox, Stax, or similar

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: Diaochan, Artful Beauty, Daxos the Returned, Nath of the Gilt-Leaf, Underworld Coinsmith

Standard: Cupid Come

Modern: Russel Brand's Vengeance, Manifest Dredge I'm an avid player of Assault Loam and Grishoalbrand, and I'm eager to discuss them 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. I can also post and edit articles, if ya need that done.

NecroPony says... #1

You play Edh. So so I humbly request your help. I have two decks I'm working in: Sneks like Swords and Lili's Revelation (Liliana Primer). It's my goal to get asuch asdive from the top ranking users on Liliana, and snakes is new.

So if you'd be willing to look at / help with either that's be cool.

November 5, 2015 11:56 a.m.

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Huh... Looks like I accidentally chose a great time to pick that up 3 weeks ago.

November 29, 2015 12:05 a.m.

Unless becoming an angel is a transcendent process, ie Angelic Armaments. Your faith/goodness/etc. allows you to become an angel by choice.

November 27, 2015 11:17 a.m.

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That's unreal

November 25, 2015 12:19 p.m.

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Every time I played Restore Balance against someone who didn't know the deck. Turns out people don't like having all their lands, creatures, and cards in hand disappear and then getting durdled out.

So I built a new deck.

Turns out they don't like turn 2 Emrakuls either.

Ya just can't win.

November 24, 2015 8:56 p.m.

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Dack Fayden is great for putting things in the yard

November 24, 2015 6:53 p.m.

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November 24, 2015 6:50 p.m.

tyforthevenom, I played shoal at GP pgh this weekend. It was ok. The only deck I lost to was Twin, but y'know that's only like the most played deck in the format. I think I piloted very well with what I got but it's one of those decks with really polarized draws. Sometimes you turn 1 or 2 and sometimes you just can't catch a break. Grixis Twin with Thoughtseize and Remand is just a nightmare. Some clever splicing and baiting did get me to beat it once, but overall it's just a really uphill battle. I didn't have much trouble with other decks though. Even BW tokens which is usually a tough matchup ended up with a 2-1 win.

November 24, 2015 7:52 a.m.
November 23, 2015 7:08 p.m.

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Celestial Dawn locks out nonwhite decks (they can't produce )

Grid Monitor for redundancy

November 23, 2015 6:17 p.m.

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Illusions of Grandeur is meeeaaaan.

November 23, 2015 5:56 p.m.

Heck, if you're not paying for it how could it not be worth it? But if you need the cards then yea man go for it. Plus the spindown is rad.

November 23, 2015 5:50 p.m.

For future reference, rules questions go in the MTG Q&A.

Unfortunately, I don't have an A for this Q.

November 23, 2015 5:23 p.m.

If you're into EDH, the Commander 2015 decks have some neat cards with moderate value. Plus they're fun straight outta the package.

November 23, 2015 4:57 p.m.

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November 23, 2015 8:41 a.m.

I'm running Grishoalbrand. I'm a local too but I'm far from a yinzer lol.

November 20, 2015 9:42 a.m.

I'm in the Modern event. My friend tried to register yesterday but the registration cap was hit. Looks like 2500 people in the Modern tournament alone. Gonna be busyyyy.

November 20, 2015 8:02 a.m.

Really upset they don't play Rakshasa Deathdealer and call it Aristocats.

November 19, 2015 1:03 p.m.

Yep I played it in Standard back in the day. That was a good deck. Now it just means B/W/x sac-aggro/midrange.

November 19, 2015 12:49 p.m.

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Yea man you really gave no indication that it was casual. All we know is you want it to be "faster and more reliable," which sounds like it's geared for competitive play. No need to get all caps-lock.

November 19, 2015 8:01 a.m.

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What I read:


Search your library for a 4-drop anything and put it into play

not to mention it has other options. This seems too strong for me. I'd say either nerf the -2 or make it a -3 and either nerf the ult, starting loyalty, or cmc. I don't wanna make you neuter your card but this seems like too much.

November 18, 2015 10:37 p.m.


When a Good Man goes to War

Commander / EDH Jay

SCORE: 40 | 65 COMMENTS | 9714 VIEWS

You have to choose, Batman

Casual Jay

SCORE: 60 | 41 COMMENTS | 6378 VIEWS

Red Dead Redemption

Legacy Jay

SCORE: 20 | 32 COMMENTS | 1923 VIEWS

Manifest Dredge

Modern* Jay

SCORE: 24 | 27 COMMENTS | 3138 VIEWS

What's in your head?

Standard* Jay



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Jay — 1 year ago


Finished Decks 97
Prototype Decks 34
Drafts 0
Playing since 2012 Core Set
Points 4029
Avg. deck rating 8.07
T/O Rank 77
Favorite formats Standard, Commander / EDH, Modern, Pauper
Good Card Suggestions 179
Venues Big Bang Comics and Collectibles
Last activity 5 hours
Joined 3 years