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ambeault says... #1

You seem to be one of the better deck builders on here that are willing to put your 2cents in to help newbie deck builders. I feel like i can use you help on a deck i built U/W Untouchables.

January 6, 2013 1:06 a.m.

Epochalyptik says... #2

I have some SP copies of Horizon Canopy . Would you be interested in buying them?

January 8, 2013 12:33 a.m.

greythebrave says... #3

hey man thanks alot for the help. very much appreciated

January 14, 2013 9:34 p.m.

The Doctor says... #4

Haha, thanks!

Personally looking forward to the more Boros heavy version of your Blood Oath deck!

January 14, 2013 11:12 p.m.

bhayes8 says... #5


My email is: [email protected]

If you can email me your address so I can send the cards to you. That would be great.


January 20, 2013 6:45 p.m.

TheHorse says... #6

Hey, are you interested in trading your Jace, Architect of Thought? I don't have anything in my binder that you want, but maybe we can work out a deal anyway. If you want bigger things that's cool too, I can probably find other stuff.

January 21, 2013 1:21 p.m.

TheHorse says... #7

No worries, thanks anyway. :)

January 21, 2013 2:44 p.m.

4649matt says... #8

I like your deck building style, quick and demanding. I am working on a deck with a similar MO. When you have some time would you be willing to give a look at my new deck, XTORT?

January 21, 2013 4:49 p.m.

ambeault says... #9

hey think you could take alook at my mill deck The Millers

January 23, 2013 6:56 p.m.

ambeault says... #10

or maybe give some input on this one I Feed on Death and Destruction

January 25, 2013 12:30 a.m.

Idhrendir says... #11

Hey, I see you go to TGA Orlando. I think I may know you. My name is Marcus.

January 27, 2013 10:44 p.m.

fearreaper08 says... #12

Hi I really liked your knights of the blood oath deck, as well as the new boros deck you put up. I'm trying to throw together a boros deck as well and was wondering if you could take a look at it and tell me how I could try to improve it? Thanks a ton. The name is Swift Justice

January 31, 2013 10:58 a.m.

The Doctor says... #13

Not sure how attached to your Overgrown Tomb you are, but I'd like to trade for it. Also, if you happen to come across/acquire any of my wants, or if they are not in your binder yet, please let me know.

February 2, 2013 4:11 a.m.

The Doctor says... #14

I haven't updated with the Gatecrash cards I have yet. So I'll do that later today.

February 2, 2013 4:55 a.m.

The Doctor says... #15

Updated. See anything you like?

February 3, 2013 3:15 p.m.

fearreaper08 says... #16

I think my deck is where I want it to be. I wanted to thank you so much for your help and insight and the +1 if that was you. I found that using two enchantments (Madcap Skills and Call To Serve ) really enhance the potential of Stromkirk Noble early to build his counters up.

February 4, 2013 12:17 a.m.

mafteechr says... #17

If you're interested in becoming a judge, I'm a level 2 that would be willing to help lead you down the right path.

February 4, 2013 2:18 p.m.

mafteechr says... #18

My reasoning for becoming a judge is twofold. First, I have an obsession with details. I've always loved being involved in officiating (I used to be a little league umpire and I'm a bowling coach), and I'm a math teacher, so I love knowing how things work. With that I love reading rules documents and getting into theoretical discussions with other judges. Second, I love being able to help my community. I generally judge at a few different game stores on the weekends, so I know a lot of local players and where a lot of local events are. Due to my constant appearance, I help establish a respectful culture wherever I judge.

February 4, 2013 3:25 p.m.

The Doctor says... #19

Unfortunately, I'm no longer in need of Overgrown Tomb , for I am not going to make that JUNK deck. I'm currently designing a new one right now.

February 5, 2013 9:48 p.m.

sabrepaisan says... #20

Very interested in your godless shrine and at least 1 gideon. What are u looking for?

February 9, 2013 3:49 p.m.

squire1 says... #21

How about

From me:

1xSacred Foundry = $13.63

Total = $13.63


From you:

1x Master Biomancer = $11.45

1x Obstinate Baloth = $0.63

1x Diluvian Primordial = $0.50

1x Foundry Champion = $0.42

1x Brittle Effigy = $0.46

Total = $13.46

Prices are from TCGplayer. I do have some others interested in the foundry, but it's first come first serve.

February 10, 2013 1:06 p.m.

squire1 says... #22

That sucks. If you replace that with Sundial of the Infinite . You have a deal. You can email me at [email protected] To finalize things.

February 10, 2013 4:34 p.m.

CrimsonKing says... #23

I can do that. Email me at [email protected]

February 11, 2013 1:41 p.m.

Uzumaki1 says... #24

Hey I really need your 2 felidars and a Serra, is there anything in my trade deck that you'd be interested in?

February 14, 2013 11:44 a.m.

Uzumaki1 says... #25

Okay thanks for looking.

February 14, 2013 12:12 p.m.

Uzumaki1 says... #26

Is there anything that's not on your list that your interested in that I may be able to trade for son Saturday?

February 14, 2013 12:18 p.m.

Uzumaki1 says... #27

Ah I did have 3 of those but I traded them.

February 14, 2013 1:11 p.m.

5hr3w says... #28

well hello there, I have a bit of interest in your Gideon [GC type] as well as I am in need of an Overgrown Tomb if you would like you can browse my selection and I will be happy to make a deal with you. email as follows >> [email protected] <<

February 14, 2013 4:06 p.m.

The Doctor says... #29

I have a list of every planeswalker and their alternate arts, so I can send you that with strikethroughs of what I have.

February 27, 2013 11:55 p.m.

The Doctor says... #30


February 28, 2013 12:15 a.m.

The Doctor says... #31

I'll do the trade you proposed.

March 2, 2013 12:30 a.m.

The Doctor says... #32

There is a pretty big snowstorm where I am, so I may not get your cards out for a day or two depending on how long the post office is closed.

March 5, 2013 1:57 a.m.

The Doctor says... #33

Has your friend given you back the Garruk Relentless  Flip yet? If he has, I can send the cards out tomorrow.

March 11, 2013 11:33 p.m.

The Doctor says... #34

Sending you the tracking number though e-mail now.

March 13, 2013 1:29 p.m.

Hey Jimhawk, I'm playing a Pro-Tour Dragon's Maze Qualifier soon, and I was wondering if you could look at the deck i'm taking to it. it would be a really huge favor. Thanks!

Deck: Unlocking the Garrison (part 2: Modern Format)

March 13, 2013 6:19 p.m.

davidmassee says... #37

I'm willing to part with two Restos. I see some other things in your binder I would want. What do you value two Restos at?

April 17, 2013 11:42 p.m.

tj70 says... #38

Hello, I also have 2x Restoration Angel . I'm interested in your 4x Slaughter Games , 2x Gideon, Champion of Justice , and 2x Merciless Eviction . Let me know what you think.

April 18, 2013 1:17 p.m.

SpiritChaser says... #39

Hey dude plz checkout my deadly approach of midrange uwr I Need some suggestions :D thx

Swords of the Patriots

April 28, 2013 3:20 a.m.

KevinLS says... #40

Got the shocks, thanks for the trade. I trust you received the Korean promo Restoration Angel .

May 10, 2013 11:48 a.m.

nitemayor says... #41

Hey Jimhawk!

Just wanted to get your opinion on what I should do to balance out the deck I made and maybe what other creatures I should put into it, also what should I be putting on my sideboard(for match adjustments)?

Boros NiTeMaYoR

I took a lot of inspiration from your sunfist brigade deck and wanted to mesh it with legion's initiative and see what stuck pretty much haha. Anyways if you'd be willing to help me I'd be in your debt. Thanks a ton!!


May 15, 2013 3:07 p.m.

WovenNebula says... #43

If you have the time could you swing by and take a peek at my mill deck for standard? Any suggestions or +1 would be appreciated. Raped by the Creatures of Mill

June 20, 2013 12:45 p.m.

Alechilles says... #44

I saw that you played in a trial for GP Miami. Did you end up going to that? I'm watching the coverage on twitch.tv and i'm curious if you're there.

June 29, 2013 4 p.m.

Apoptosis says... #45

Hi, I was reading elsewhere that you were playing some American control decks. Would you mind taking a look at one I've been working on? AEtherling is Alright I would love some feedback. Thanks in advance. -Apop

July 24, 2013 12:04 a.m.

KrazyCaley says... #46

I did have plans to bring it back after the latest Daily Draft Debate completed, but that won't be for a while.

If you'd like to help bring it back, that would be awesome. Since you're a fan, you know the general format, I'd assume. Did you want to write your own versions, collaborate on it with me in some way, or what exactly did you have in mind for restarting it?

I would have just kept it going myself by now, but I really just do not have the time; exhaustively considering a whole deck from scratch is a surprisingly time-consuming process.

Unless you had another idea in mind, I suggest this: you write up a workshop, and I'll add my commentary/notes to it (hopefully a little less time consuming), and we'll see if we can scrap an article together that way?

July 30, 2013 4:19 p.m.

KrazyCaley says... #47

Sure. I actually have a list of decks to get to that's fairly long, if you need help in that regard. If you decide to do this regularly, I'd ask for help in getting to them, as these folks have been waiting on me for a very long time indeed.

July 30, 2013 4:31 p.m.

KrazyCaley says... #48

To be safe, I'll shoot you EVERYONE in the queue. You obviously don't have to ask everyone. If you talk to someone and you get radio silence in return, let me know and I'll take 'em off the list.

To be honest, I can't remember most of the decks they wanted me to review and would have to comb through my wall to find it, so be sure of which deck it is they want looked at. Some might change their deck on hearing that they'll finally get to the front of the line; that's fine.

This is the line. People at the top have been waiting the longest.














noisegee - looks like this user no longer exists?

July 30, 2013 5:08 p.m.

Apoptosis says... #49

Thanks KrazyCaley I'm still interested, but my deck has probably changed (I don't remember which one I wanted to playtest either anymore, it's been several months -no worries). Right now I'm mainly focused on my AEtherling control deck ideas, but am constantly thinking of new ideas to develop.

Also, I don't know whether there is a demand, but I've been running playtests and documenting them to see how they do. This is mainly to test out my own deck builds since I can't get to my LGS very often. Anyway, I guess I'm saying that I'm happy to help.

July 30, 2013 6:32 p.m.

Apoptosis says... #50

Oh right... this was for the deck analysis, not the Daily Dose... I definitely have a deck in mind.

July 30, 2013 7:31 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #51

I'm still interested. Let me know when to submit a deck to you as I have a few candidates.

July 30, 2013 7:51 p.m.

jokercrow says... #52

Since you, Jimhawk, are talking about helping KrazyCaley with the Apprentice's Workshop, I am posting here for now.

So, yes, I am still interested in getting my deck reviewed by KrazyCaley (and now, you too). It's like a 2 for 1 right now. I am lucky if it happens. I think you both have great building skills and I would be honored to get review by both of you. The deck is still the same, but it's name as changed a little bit. It's Death by numbers (old standard). I call it "old standard" because I always keep the standard decks I made with cards of the same blocks they where made of. That way they stay competitive at the same level of my new standard decks and I can play them casually with my friend without ending games in one or two turns witch happens in none standard (or extended) format.

Anyway, let me know what will happen next.

Thank you in advance !

July 30, 2013 8:22 p.m.

GureiSeion says... #53

Heya Jimhawk.
Glad to hear you're taking up the Workshop mantle. The deck I submitted at the time, and am still interested to see others' takes on, is Dynamic Entry!. It's a fun gimmicky deck, but there's probably other ways it can go with the mana base.

July 30, 2013 8:31 p.m.

RedZebra says... #54

Hey Jimhawk this is my new name in case you wanted to do a workshop on my deck CHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGE!!!!!.

July 30, 2013 10:27 p.m.

KrazyCaley says... #55

[email protected]

July 30, 2013 11:12 p.m.

KrazyCaley says... #56

Oh geez, sorry. It's this:

[email protected]

July 31, 2013 2:36 a.m.

jokercrow says... #57

Hi Jim,

I just wanted to let you know that I am working on my zombie deck these days and I changed it's name to make it sound better. So here is the new link for my apprentice workshop request:

Apocalypse of the Dead (old standard)

I always wanted to call it Zombie Apocalypse but since MTG printed that card that I don't use, I felt like it would give the wrong impression. But this new name tells it all without being the card that I don't like.


August 1, 2013 9 a.m.

Cobthecobbler says... #58

I guess it would have to still be myBlood of the Night v2 deck. I have it pretty solid now after all this time, but in addition to your advice, I'd like you to help me bring in some m14, as the set gave me a lot to think about. Thanks again!

August 8, 2013 9:18 a.m.

GureiSeion says... #59

Heya Jimhawk,
I'd looking to start playing Modern at my local shop, and value your knowledge of the format. Mind taking a quick look at Mad Taxes (WIP), one of my prime candidates?

August 18, 2013 2:33 a.m.

ckdude says... #60

Hey Jimhawk. Not sure if you'll see this but I'd really like to ask you a few questions. Not really sure if you can/how to send messages on tappedout so that is why I'm randomly commenting here. If you have any way of getting back to me that'd be great.

September 9, 2013 7:02 a.m.

Hello fellow Planeswalker! If you would be so kind as to take time to look at my deck, that would really help me out! Thank you and have a good day! Love Gun

October 12, 2013 2:33 a.m.

abenz419 says... #62

hey there, the other day you left some comments on my new deck and I've made some changes to it. You offered constructive advise as opposed to others, who just said I don't like this so do this, etc. I really appreciated this so I was wondering if you could take a look at the decklist again. GI Joe: Real American Heroes. I did change the name of it so if it doesn't sound familiar that's why. Thanks a lot

October 28, 2013 3:34 a.m.

gnarlicide says... #64

The Stormbreath Dragon just shipped out yesterday... sorry about that.

But I still have the Elspeths.

December 8, 2013 6:38 p.m.

gnarlicide says... #65

Yeah, thats good with me. send me your email and we can set up a ship date.

December 8, 2013 6:42 p.m.

Apoptosis says... #66

Howdy sir, I have a new barely naya aggro/midrange build (mostly Selesnya) that I would love to get some feedback from you: Greenpeace smackdown. If you have time, please take a look and let me know what you think.

December 18, 2013 3:27 p.m.

Apoptosis says... #67

Hi Jimhawk, I have a deck that I would love for you to check out: Triumph of the Legion. Please let me know what you think. Thanks in advance

February 11, 2014 7:31 p.m.

Apoptosis says... #68

I ended up taking my "controlled burn" deck listed on my profile and went a disappointing 1-3 after facing two barely boros burn decks, esper control, and mono-black. Just bad matchups. Disappointing, I don't usually go 1-3 and that's happened my last two times out with different brews. I've been scratching my head about what to run tomorrow night. Running a control deck could be fun. If I go I'll try your build out and let you know. I'll take a quick look at your build now too.

April 13, 2014 9:31 a.m.

zandadoum says... #69

Heya, I write to you as (judging from your past comments) you might know the answer to this:

is there a bug or was a feature removed? :

I am trying to report on an event how I placed and I remember how in the past you could add total amount of players and how you placed, but that doesn't seem to work anymore?

May 17, 2014 4:48 a.m.

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She's a 5-card package in Modern and Legacy with Emrakul, the Aeons Torn and, in fact, is pretty powerful as a source of repeatable card selection even without Momma Emmy.

She also just won a major tournament this past weekend, decklist here, and was also in the MOCS. She's pretty much a lock to be a Modern staple as long as Emrakul is legal with her. Sell her or trade her if you're not gonna use her and need cards or cash now, but be aware that she may continue to rise over the next few months if she keeps putting up results and gaining a hold in the metagame. Her price is currently completely dictated by her viability in Modern, but if Eldritch Moon releases some kind of powerful creature on par with Emrakul for standard, she may see a second spike then as well.

May 18, 2016 9:07 p.m.

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The 4 Pillars of Standard

Basically, the best decks are GW Tokens (because of Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and Nissa, Voice of Zendikar with support from Sylvan Advocate and Archangel Avacyn  Flip), decks using Languish and/or Radiant Flames, decks trying to go wide and over the top with Collected Company plus Cryptolith Rite, and then all the powerful but uncommon fringe strategies.

Only about 3 weeks ago most people would have told you the only two decks were Mono-white Humans and Bant Company, and now they've descended into middling success.

The best cards in standard are probably Gideon, Nissa, Avacyn, Languish, Collected Company, Secure the Wastes, Kalitas, Reflector Mage, Dragonlord Atarka, Ulamog, and Westvale Abbey. That said, there are a lot of other really great cards that are seeing play in their own specific archetypes, so there's a lot of room to build around cards you like.

The biggest surprise right now is how poor Chandra, Flamecaller can sometimes be because she is a little too slow or inconsistent in a wide range of matchups. She doesn't play well against CoCo or Secure and sometimes can't even wipe the board cleanly because of Hangarback or Advocate.

May 16, 2016 11:54 p.m.


Knights of the Blood Oath

Modern Jimhawk

SCORE: 56 | 73 COMMENTS | 19688 VIEWS | IN 44 FOLDERS Top 8: 01/25

The Sunfist Brigade

Standard Jimhawk

SCORE: 161 | 269 COMMENTS | 51852 VIEWS | IN 128 FOLDERS Top 8: 04/12

The Nayan Apocalypse

Standard Jimhawk

SCORE: 54 | 90 COMMENTS | 15670 VIEWS | IN 24 FOLDERS Top 8: 09/13

Champion of the Immortal Sun

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SCORE: 39 | 34 COMMENTS | 8691 VIEWS | IN 14 FOLDERS Top 8: 12/18

The Age of Enlightenment

Standard Jimhawk


Finished Decks 26
Prototype Decks 10
Drafts 3
Playing since Rise of the Eldrazi
Points 60
Avg. deck rating 54.83
T/O Rank 4296
Helper Rank None yet
Favorite formats Standard, Pre-release, Commander / EDH
Venues The Game Academy (Orlando), Campus cards and games
Last activity 5 days
Joined 4 years